The battle between Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3 will always be hotly contested. Frankly I’ll always prefer Yoshi’s Island over both of them but that’s another story.

But MAN! What a great game Super Mario World was. AND it came packed in with the Super Nintendo – you seriously couldn’t ask for a better pack in game. There was SO MUCH packed into the cartridge – secret levels, secret levels only accessible secretly from secret levels, challenging platform action, and fancy visuals that looked amazing back when it was released.

It’s only in retrospect that we can go, yeah, it was a biiiiiiit of a downgrade from Super Mario Bros. 3, especially in the power-ups department. C’mon, look into your heart, you know it to be true.

Oh yeah! Here’s a sped-up video of me drawing this thing! Do you like these things?