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Super Mario Bros 3 vs. Super Mario World

Post by Nessness on Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:00 am

Today's Subject: Let's compare Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World! (Part 1/2)

These two games are deemed legendary to the Super Mario fans, due to the fact that these games have really nice gameplay and it introduced many things to the Mario series.
Today, I will compare these two games, and declare which game I like better. (It's my personal opinions!)

Category 1: The Power-ups

Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced the Super Leaf which made us able to fly. Also, it introduced many kinds of suits, like Frog Suit, Tanuki Suit, and Hammer Suit which made Mario able to perform strong attacks. I liked the variety of the power-ups, and all of them felt useful in their own way.


Super Mario World doesn't have the suits. But it introduced the cape feather, which allowed Mario to fly forever as he keeps hovering. Also, it introduced the Yoshis (technically a power-up) which you can ride on! Yoshis can also burst fire, pound, or fly if they eat a Koopa shell. Using the cape feather and Yoshi was so fun and creative in my opinion.

It is a close call. However, I didn't really like how SMW made the cape and Yoshi so useful that it made the fire flower so useless. (Seriously, you won't use it much.) I thought SMB3 had more equality on power-ups, so SMB3 wins this round.

SMB3 1: 0 SMW

Category 2: World Exploration
One of the biggest aspect of these two games is the overworld. It made the players think that they are actually exploring the world, instead of just playing the game.


Super Mario Bros. 3 had an individual world map for each world. I liked how there were many things to do in the overworld, like gaining 1-ups by playing games, getting an item from Toad, and fighting the Hammer Brothers. It also had alternative paths, so the players could play only the levels they wanted to.


Super Mario World didn't have those fun overworld events. It also didn't have the alternative paths. However, I really liked how the worlds are connected well into each other. The overworld looked amazing for that time! Also, I really liked finding the secret paths and the two extra worlds were pretty nice too. (Star World and Special World)

Though SMB3 has more things to do in the overworld, I really liked finding the secret paths in SMW. Also, having a connected overworld was wonderful. (I was delighted when NSMBU did it again..) So, SMW wins this time.

SMB3 1: 1 SMW

Category 3: Level Themes

Super Mario Bros. 3 had a nice variety of level themes. One world had water, one world had deserts, one world had the sky, one world had the ice stages, one world had many pipes, and one world even had giant enemies. I also really liked the airships of this game. Overall, there's a lot of variety of level themes in this game.

However, Super Mario World dind't have the nice variety of level themes. Every themes look pretty simmilar. I know, there are many number of themes here like the forest, the grassland, the hills, the caves- but I really think these themes look too simmilar. I also liked seeing the new themes for every world in SMB3, but these SMW worlds are just too simmilar in my opinon.

This is no contest, Super Mario Bros. 3 wins.

SMB3 2: 1 SMW
That's the end of part 1!



This versus will be continued next week Friday, so stay tuned! It didn't end yet.
On the next episode, we will be doing a count down of the best and the worst Megaman weapons.


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Re: Super Mario Bros 3 vs. Super Mario World

Post by Nessness on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:25 pm

Today's Subject: Let's compare Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World! (Part 2/2)

Category 4: Bosses

Super Mario Bros 3 introduced the seven Koopalings to fight you at the end of each world. They are probably one of my favorite Mario characters. I liked their magic wand attacks, and I did really like fighting with the Koopalings. It's a shame that I can't say the same for the midbosses and the final boss- Boom Boom got repetitive at the end since you could just bonk his head three times, and Bowser was so easy to beat in this game.


Super Mario World took the already good Koopalings and made them better. Basically, there are different ways to fight each boss. You might have to drop them to the lava pits, you might have to bonk them coming out from the pipes, or they might attack by climbing on walls. That made the Koopaling battles more fun. Also, the mid-bosses and the final boss are much more fun. Reznor was much more interesting to battle than Boom Boom, and the final boss is amazing. It's Bowser in a clown car! Who could hate it?

Super Mario Bros. 3's boss fights are nice, but most of the Super Mario World's bosses are more fun to beat. I have to give Super Mario World the win this time.

SMB3 2:2 SMW

Category 5: Length
This is going to be a short comparison.
While Super Mario Bros. 3 had more levels in each world, Super Mario World had all the secret exits and the bonus worlds, so they are pretty much equal in length.
This one is a tie.

SMB3 2:2 SMW

Category 6: Level Design

Super Mario Bros. 3 had an amazing level design. There are variety of obstacles in each world, like the infamous Angry Sun in Desert Land, that big Cheep Cheep on Sea Land, and the infamous pipes of Pipe Land. Also there are some levels that I really liked, like the one in Giant Land where you can alter environments by going on doors. And all the airship levels are very fun athletic levels to go through.


Super Mario World's level designs were also amazing, but I think it made the good Super Mario Bros. 3's level design even better. The new ghost houses' maze were nice to go through, and there are some gimmicks I really like, including the fences in the castles. Also, they had to make the levels huger and more interesting, to make the secret paths! That makes the level design already varying and great.

Though SMB3's level design was really nice, SMW's level design was just a bit better.
SMB3 2:3 SMW

And that's it. Though SMB3 was an amazing game, I think SMW improved the good things of SMB3 and tossed extra things to make it a even more amazing game. Super Mario World is the victor of this matchup.

Winner: Super Mario World
Next match: Sonic 3 & Knuckles vs Sonic CD
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Re: Super Mario Bros 3 vs. Super Mario World

Post by Zero Revolution on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:52 pm

I completely agree, I much prefer Super Mario World to Super Mario Bros. 3. Probably because I never had an NES, so I played SMW first. Just makes SMB3 seem like a more average game.


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Re: Super Mario Bros 3 vs. Super Mario World

Post by Gameguy1996 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:18 pm

I also thought Super Mario World was a way better game and Super Mario Bros 3 was a game I never could play for long.


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