Low Budget Jeff wrote:
Capt Chuckles wrote:
For me, I like both Super Mario World and SMB 3 the same. Both have a ton of secret stuff to find, both of them were innovative games made for their consoles, and both are considered classic games. If I'm going off of nostalgia, SMB 3 would be picked over SMW any day. But, I still do like both games pretty much the same.
Technically speaking SMW is the better game, it's got more of and bigger, brighter, badder everything. But man, so many NES games hit at just the right time in my life...I didn't care about bits or SuperFX chips or any of that. I didn't care about the how of the game, only that I was able to fully immerse myself in it. SMB3 was that game for me (that and about 50 other NES games). Once I started seeing behind the curtain in the SNES era and beyond, some of that magic was lost.
The levels, enemies, and power ups are better in SMB3. SMW has it beat graphically, but I find myself enjoying SMB3 much more. Crazy stuff like the little big world was sorely lacking in SMW. Frog and Hammer Bro suits were replaced by Yoshi Yoshi and more Yoshi. The worlds might have been bigger in World but they feel more empty with few enemies to actually challenge you.
World is also way too easy. You have that extra storage slot for a power up and Yoshi so you can take 4 or 5 hits before dying, so really only pits and instant kill traps are threats anymore. It also felt like SMW was when Mario games starting giving out 1ups like candy. In older games you had to gather 100 coins or search hard to find hidden ones.