Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land

Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land is a hack of the classic SNES game Super Mario World, it fashions itself as the direct sequel of the game following the story left off in SMW.

Super Mario World was overwhelmingly critically acclaimed when it hit Western markets in 1992 and placed itself among Nintendo’s all time greats and the best selling game for the SNES with its charming visual and phenomenal replay value.

New Game Features

This game has the following new features

  • All New Levels
  • 59 Total Levels

Game Description

If you want to see a video of Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land in action, check out the video below.

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Praised as a true sequel to the original SMW, Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land picks up the story from where it left off; moreover; this hack retains all the same elements of its parent while presenting all new level design and new challenges to take on as Mario sets out, yet again, to rescue Peach from Bowser.

The developers of this hack turned all their efforts on designing new and interesting levels and achieved a balance level that many other hacks tend to screw toward either too easy or too difficult. This has shows what can be accomplished when alleviated of the issues of attempting to create new or alter existing graphics.

Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land incorporates a fair amount of backtracking between levels for various reasons; for instance, sometimes a power-up you need to accomplish a task is only present in on level but not the other. Most often, this backtracking is for unlocking alternative exits which are not always necessary but occasionally required to progress forward.

Title Screen

Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land offers a slightly altered title screen compared to the original title.

Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land Title Screen

Graphics

There are no graphical changes made to the game present in this hack.

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Gameplay

Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land plays identically to the original game with the only exception being the new level and world design. Players can expect to experience similar challenges and the same enemies as SMW. For long time fans of the game, this hack extends the beloved adventure in a way that Super Mario World 2 did not quite accomplish.

I was somewhat dubious to see backtracking present in this hack – with some other hacks overusing this design choice to the point of creating something less interesting and increasingly annoying – but the balance of this hack manages backtracking without it wearing on your nerves.

Sound

All sound effects and music have remained unaltered in this hack.

Download

If you wish to play this game you can download the Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land Rom by clicking here.

Conclusion

So is this game worth a try? Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land is the sequel that fans wanted when SMW2 was announced. This hack present fantastic level design and polish and balance that rivals its predecessor. Fans of SMW will be pleased by what feels like a continuation of the original story and an expansion of the original concept and design that went into the classic title.

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