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Trivia / Super Mario World

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The Video Game

  • Blooper: The text from the cutscene after clearing a castle only mentions Mario, even if the castle is cleared with Luigi. Super Mario Advance 2 corrects this by mentioning both Mario and Luigi.
  • Dueling Games: Everyone knows about the Mario-Sonic rivalry as the main front of the Nintendo-Sega Console Wars, but it was this game dueling with Sonic the Hedgehog that was the focus.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • raocow has called Charging Chuck and Yoshi "Football Charlie" and "Stupid Horse", respectively.
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    • TheRealNinjaBoy refers to Chargin' Chuck as any combination of the words "Mr. Charlie Man Jones."
    • GameFAQs' LUE board uses the very box image of the game as its god. They also call it LUEshi, instead of Yoshi. They even have their own mod, if you're wondering.
    • The flashing, berserking shell created when a yellow Koopa jumps into a Koopa shell is typically called a "disco shell".
    • Until Super Mario 3D World named them "Galoombas", most people referred to this game's Goombas by their Japanese name, Kuribons.
  • God Never Said That: The 2017 interview with Takashi Tezuka and Shigefumi Hino never confirmed that Mario is punching Yoshi in the head. It confirmed that this was the original intention, but also specifically confirmed that it was changed during development so that Mario is pointing instead. Unfortunately, misleading headlines reporting this interview resulted in "Common Knowledge" that Mario punching Yoshi was indeed always the case.
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  • I Knew It!: Subverted. Due to the way the sprites looked, a lot of fans assumed that Mario is punching Yoshi's head in order to make his tongue go out, rather than him simply pointing. In 2017, it was confirmed in an interview with the SMW devs that this was originally going be the case... but it was changed to pointing during development, so the assumption that Mario is punching Yoshi is still wrong.
  • Market-Based Title: The Japanese packaging lists the game as Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4, but the subtitle was eliminated elsewhere (including its own home country).
  • New Work, Recycled Graphics: As pointed out by Geno on her Tumblr, the graphic style of the game has been used in at least seven games, each using the same sprite for Mario, but at the same time using different front facing graphics for Yoshi, and different sprites altogether for Bowser
  • Trope Codifier: For Enemy Roll Call.
  • Trope Namer: For The Yoshi (now known as Powerup Mount).
  • What Could Have Been:

The Cartoon

  • Fan Nickname: Fans of the cartoon have called Luigi "Emo Luigi" because of him crying in "Gopher Bash".
  • Franchise Killer: The final Super Mario cartoon to date, thanks to low ratings, unfavorable reception, NBC giving the series practically no promotion and Nintendo revoking DIC Entertainment's rights to the Mario franchise.
  • Screwed by the Network: NBC gave this treatment to the cartoon's entire run. Viewers relying on word-of-mouth rather than commercials just to catch a new episode was the first straw. Being produced on a smaller budget than The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and thus limiting the episodes to one segment in each Captain N episode, instead of two with Super Mario Bros. 3, was the second straw. The last straw, however, came when NBC halted production of the series without any prior announcement, then canceling it and its fellow NBC cartoons altogether as part of NBC's take-down of their Saturday morning block and replacement by teen-oriented TNBC. Its time slot was then occupied by local news.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Despite being cancelled after just 13 episodes, it has become a staple of YouTube Poop artists.
  • Trope Namer: For I Fell for Hours.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: It is based on the game that launched the Super NES. It couldn't have come out in any year other than 1991.


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