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Nintendo Super System: Super Mario World


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Units produced: Nintendo
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: nss_smw

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.10Hz (60.10 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver nss.c:
Status: preliminary; Emulation: preliminary
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

dsp1data.bin with 2048kb
sha1:1534f4403d2a0f68ba6e35186fe7595d33de34b1 crc:4b02d66d
mw.ic3 with 32768kb
sha1:e116f01342fcf359498ed8750741c139093b1fb2 crc:f2c5466e
nss-c.dat with 32768kb
sha1:b7afcfe4f5cf15df53452dc04be81929ced1efb2 crc:a8e202b3
nss-ic14.02 with 32768kb
sha1:62f507e91a2797919a78d627af53f029c7d81477 crc:e06cb58f
nss-mw-0_prg.ic1 with 524288kb
sha1:06a6efc246c6fdb83efab1d402d61d2179a84494 crc:c46766f2
spc700.rom with 64kb
sha1:97e352553e94242ae823547cd853eecda55c20f0 crc:44bb3a40
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Super Mario World (c) 1991 Nintendo.

Just when you thought that Bowser and his Koopalings have already learned their lesson about messing with the Mario Brothers, they are already at it again. The only difference is that Bowser is currently wreaking havoc in the Dinosaur World. Now it's up to Mario and Luigi to rescue Princess Toadstool, save Dinosaur World and hopefully put Bowser and his Koopalings in their place.

The gameplay action is sidescrolling as in previous Mario games and it takes advantage of the SNES's 16-bit graphics and stereo audio. The game consists of a journey through levels in seven worlds: Yoshi's Island, Donut Plains, Vanilla Dome, Twin Bridges Area, Forest of Illusion, Chocolate Island, and the Valley of Bowser. There are also two secret worlds--Star World and Special World (accessed via the Star World)--which can be found by completing secondary goals in specific levels.

SMW contains a map screen on which the player moves, expanding this concept which was introduced in "Super Mario Bros. 3". It features 72 courses laid out across the seven worlds, and 96 exits (some levels have more than one exit). Secret exits open up new routes on the overworld map, often leading to secret levels. If you get all 96 exits you can play in a slightly different world.

The Yoshis appear in 4 different colors (green, yellow, red, and blue), each with slightly different abilities. There are also Baby Yoshis in the Star World levels which can be picked up by Mario. After eating five enemies, three berries, a Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Starman, or Cape Feather, they will become a fully grown Yoshi of the same color.


Nintendo Super System hardware

Main CPU : G65C816 (@ 3.58 Mhz)
Sound CPU : SPC700 (@ 1.024 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 1.024 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 32768

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Super Mario World was the launch title for the Nintendo Super Famicom in 1990, and the Nintendo Super NES in 1991. This marks the debut of Yoshi, Mario and Luigi's dinosaur friend.

The game has often been compared to "Super Mario Bros.", in the sense that both games 'set the bar' for all subsequent sidescrollers released on their respective systems. Super Mario World introduced many now common concepts to action gaming, such as giving the player the ability to revisit levels to find overlooked secrets. It was one of the first games to reward the player for 'getting one-hundred percent' (finding all the secret exits in the levels, many of which lead to secret levels), an idea that has since become very popular. Super Mario World is still considered by many to be one of the greatest games ever because of it's simple, yet creative and addictive gameplay.


All stages with a red marker have more than one way to exit the stage. Fortress, Castle and Switch Palace stages only need to be completed once.

The game changes when you complete the Special Zone stages, which are unlocked after finishing the 5 Star World stages. You must complete the Star World stages using the hidden exit to advance to the next stage. Completing the stage the normal way will go back to the Star Road.

With the Special Zone completed the map screen changes colour, Koopa Troopa changes into Mask Koopa, Jumping Pirahna Plant changes into Jumping Pumpkin Plant and Bullet Bill changes into Pidgit Bill.

Top Secret Area : To access this bonus stage you must be Cape Mario. Enter the Donut Ghost House and fly straight up to the left and run along the ceiling. At the end of the stage are four boxes, each with a 1-Up Mushroom. Unlike Super Mario 3, you can hit all the boxes at once and the lives won't disappear.

Complete Star World 4 (key) to unlock a shortcut to Bowser's Castle through the Star Road.


1. Mario Bros. [No. TMA1-UP] (1983)
2. Super Mario Bros. [Model HVC-SM] (1985, Famicom)
3. Super Mario Bros. 2 [Model FMC-SMB] (1986, Famicom)
4. Super Mario Bros. 3 [Model HVC-UM] (1988, Famicom)
5. Super Mario Land [Model DMG-MLA] (1989, Game Boy)
6. Super Mario World - Super Mario Bros. 4 [Model SHVC-MW] (1991, Super Famicom)
7. Super Mario Land 2 - 6-tsu no Kinka [Model DMG-L6J] (1992,Game Boy)
8. Wario Land - Super Mario Land 3 [Model DMG-WJA] (1993, Game Boy)
9. Super Mario - Yossy Island [Model SHVC-YI] (1995, Super Famicom)
10. Super Mario 64 (1997, Nintendo 64)
11. Super Mario Sunshine (2002, Gamecube)
12. Yoshi's Island DS (2006, DS)
13. New Super Mario Bros. (2006, DS)
14. Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii)
15. New Super Mario Bros. Wii [Model RVL-SMNJ-JPN] (2009, Wii)
16. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii)
17. Super Mario 3D Land (2011, 3DS)
18. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012, DS)
19. New Super Mario Bros. U (2012, Wii U)
20. New Super Luigi U (2013, Wii U)
21. Super Mario 3D World (2013, Wii U)


Main director : Takashi Tezuka
Map director : Hidequi Konno
Area director : Katsuya Eguchi
Program director : Toshihiko Nakago
Mario and system programmer : Toshio Iwawaki
Object programmer : Kazuaki Morita
Background programmers : Shigehiro Kasamatsu, Tatsunori Takakura
Map programmer : Tatsuo Nishiyama
Area data input : Yoshihiro Nomoto, Eiji Noto, Satoru Takahata
Character graphic designer : Shigefumi Hino
Sound composer : Koji Kondo
Producer : Shigeru Miyamoto
Executive producer : Hiroshi Yamauchi


* Consoles :
Nintendo Super Famicom (1990)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2002, "Super Mario Advance 2 - Super Mario World")
Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00200000 7E0F31 00090909 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000000 7E0DBE 00000062 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 7E1497 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00000000 7E0DBF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Normal Coins
00000000 7E1422 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Big Coins
00000000 7E0F48 00000064 FFFFFFFF Infinite Stars
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Current Status
00010000 7E0019 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 7E0019 00000001 FFFFFFFF Big
00010000 7E0019 00000002 FFFFFFFF Mantle
00010000 7E0019 00000003 FFFFFFFF Fire
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Current Stock Item
00010000 7E0DC2 00000000 FFFFFFFF None
00010000 7E0DC2 00000001 FFFFFFFF Mushroom
00010000 7E0DC2 00000002 FFFFFFFF Flower
00010000 7E0DC2 00000003 FFFFFFFF Star
00010000 7E0DC2 00000004 FFFFFFFF Feather

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file