Aspects of Play: Console games

Super Mario World


To me Super Mario World is the standard that all platform games are measured against, it offers all of the elements that make a classic platform game which include a vast and varied design and layout of levels, different antagonist’s with varying defence and offence characteristics and the ability to add and change the players attacking powers.

Super Mario World fits into several of Rodger Caillois’ categories of games, mimicry is evident in this game, as you play the part of Mario or Luigi working their way through many challenging and sometimes disorientating levels in order to rescue Princess Toadstool.

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