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Mario is Missing Done Right

Hack of Super Mario World

Description:

What if Mario is Missing weren’t a boring edutainment title? This hack intends to be what most players expected Mario is Missing to be: a platformer starring Luigi on a quest to save Mario. The hack contains 7 Worlds and is comparable in difficulty to official Mario games.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario World (USA) - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: B19ED489
  • MD5: CDD3C8C37322978CA8669B34BC89C804
  • SHA-1: 6B47BB75D16514B6A476AA0C73A683A2A4C18765
  • SHA-256: 0838E531FE22C077528FEBE14CB3FF7C492F1F5FA8DE354192BDFF7137C27F5B

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Gamma VHacking

User Review Information

A nice new take on the SMW experience

Reviewed By: jm102887 on 23 Jan 2020

So I had just finished another SMW hack and came upon this one, so I figured heck, why not keep playing some SMW stuff? :P

WORLD: Feels about as long as the regular Super Mario World game, though there is no “World 8″, just 7 instead. Granted, some of the lands have quite a few levels so it makes up for “missing” a world. We have most of the standard fare with a grass land, desert, ocean, jungle, mountain, sky, but the last world is fairly interesting since it combines both fire and ice. This is significant as the final world is typically more attributed with decaying wastelands and fiery volcanoes, so it’s a bit different to see a frozen land amidst boiling lakes of lava.

GAMEPLAY: Again, typical SMW fare, though this one feels a little bit closer to SMB3, and I think that’s what the developer was going for since the status at the bottom of the screen and most of the graphics looked ripped straight out of Mario 3 remakes. This isn’t unwelcome though, given 3 gives SMW a pretty hefty competition for best Mario game ever, in my opinion. Overall, this hack is somewhat on the simpler side, though it does start to pick up a little bit about midway through the game. None of the secrets are particularly hard to find…except one, and I had to actually watch a walkthrough in order to find it since it wasn’t apparent in ANY way (need to find all 5 A coins before you can enter a particular pipe). Honestly, this annoyed me a little since there was no hint to it at all, and it’s mandatory since that particular secret will lead to one of the Switch Palaces. Nowhere else were you required to find all A coins, so being forced to on this ONE level was a bit frustrating. Otherwise, this game isn’t too hard at all. I will say, I did like the cameos from other games in the Mushroom Houses :P

FUN: Yeah, it’s pretty fun all in all ^_^ The levels are varied, I liked the different uses of music from not only other games, but throughout the SMB history since you hear music from Super Mario Land, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario 3, Super Mario World, and others. And it was nice to play as Luigi, though there’s several hacks out there that allow you to do so. I honestly REALLY wanted him to yell out “Go, WEEGEE!” during his victory pose at the end of regular levels, but meh :P A few nitpicky things though: It would have been nice to be able to play this with some of Luigi’s differences from Mario being implemented, such as his higher jump but looser control for example, as otherwise we’re just playing with a glorified palette swap. Not sure if it COULD have been implemented, but it’s a suggestion. One thing I did find…odd…is that there’s no animation for small Luigi to duck. Rather his sprite…shifts down slightly on the screen if you press down. I don’t know if this was an oversight or something, just a thing I noticed.

MY RATING: 8/10 Overall, it’s a bit on the easy side, and while there’s a few things here and there, not a whole lot sets it apart from other Mario hacks and games. I will say the final battle is really good, compared to the fact that many other hacks like this will simply reuse the standard SMW final boss fight. It’s good, it’s fun, but it feels….a BIT lacking. There isn’t a special world to find, secrets are solely for the purpose of shortcuts, additional levels, the switch palaces, or the Mushroom Houses for quick supplies, so really there’s hardly much reason to go out of your way for secret hunting. My recommendation…play this if you simply want to play something in the SMW style but fits more in line with Mario 3 as it focuses more on the action within the levels as opposed to exploring and finding new secrets on a large, open world.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A nice new take on the SMW experiencejm10288723 Jan 20201.1Yes
Well, there goes however many hours of my life it takes to finish thisSpooniest20 Jan 20201.1Yes
I absolutely loved this hackVallenatero201520 Jan 20201.1Yes
Really worth a playthrough.Chronosplit15 Dec 20181.1Yes
A Refreshing Sight to BeholdBlueAuraEX25 Aug 20181.1Yes
LUGGY'S QUEST.RealGaea24 Jul 20181.1Yes
Title says everythingOkamigen10812 Jul 20181.1Yes