This handheld version of Mario Kart was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, and it is quite wonderful to play! Like pretty much every Mario Kart game ever made… What’s not to like about them?
The follow-up to one of the best platform games of all time (Super Mario World), is – unsurprisingly – also one of the best platform games of all time!
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island was released by Nintendo in 1995 to much anticipation, and it didn’t disappoint.
Nintendo have a way of branching out their video game franchises in new and surprising directions, and 1993‘s Mario & Wario is a good example of that.
Mario games may be looked down upon by some gamers as “for kids”, but this game proves otherwise.
Super Mario World (1990) may look and sound like a kid’s game on the surface, but – underneath the hood – the gameplay is for pros… Some of the later levels are infuriatingly difficult, but hugely satisfying to beat. Of course: the early levels are a cakewalk. The difficulty curve in this game is just about perfect – easing you into the challenge gradually.
Graphically and sonically the SNES was made for games like this, with smooth-scrolling backgrounds and lots of sprites on screen at the same time. Super Mario World is a crisp and colourful visual treat from start to finish and has lost little of its appeal over the years. The gameplay too is timeless classic Nintendo.
Arguably the best Mario game of all time. And great to re-play any time.