JPN - July 14, 1993
USA - August 1993
EUR - December 16, 1993
lol for Mario games having no story
No minus zone, though that’s not a huge problem, duh. Though you’d think that in the remake, they’d spice up
the gameplay at least a little bit, but no. the NEs collision detection is the same. That means you can survive
on edges that don’t look like you should be able to make, and the dreaded shell will kill you way too much.
The anmations are too faithful to the original; they have the exact same amount of poses and everything! But
while the enemy sprites are really bad, the rest of the game, especially the backgrounds and static objects,
are extremely well-done.
The arrangements of the 4 SMB tunes (along with an all-new title track) are amazing. The steel drums own all
Meh. World 8 is moderately hard, but with the continue option, you no longer have to worry about starting from
the beginning every time you die, unless you put in a certain code.
See above category. The auto-coninue option works wonders for this game.
(anything past 4 not counted)
SMB is the original Pick-up-&-play game, not in arcade. You can get all the way through to World 8 in less than
10 minutes if you know how. and the save option included lets you pick up from whatever world you left off on,
Ehh, I’d have to judge the whole pack to be able to do that. And this isn’t. But all 5 games sell for a total of
29 dollars US on Virtual Console. If you find SMAS+SMW for less, just say, “DO WANT” and buy it! I found a
copy of SMAS (Which has a VC value of 21 dollars US) for 5 bucks US. Pure win.
(Value not factored into final score)
also 45/54, 8.3, or 83.3%.
This is a very good remake, at least for 17 years ago. What I want to see is SMAS+SMW updated with all of their
Super Mario Advance/Super Mario Bros. DX features, and with Super Street Fighter Turbo HD Remix-esque artwork
for the sprites. I’d buy that even if it were a full $60 bucks.
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