Super Mario World is a 1990 platform game developed and published by
Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The story
follows Mario's quest to save Princess Toadstool from the series
antagonist Bowser and his minions. The gameplay is similar to that of
earlier Super Mario games: players control Mario or his brother Luigi
through a series of levels in which the goal is to reach the flagpole at
the end. Super Mario World introduced Yoshi, a dinosaur character.
Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development developed the game, led by
director Takashi Tezuka and producer and series creator Shigeru Miyamoto
(pictured). It is the first Mario game for the SNES and was designed to
make the most of the console's technical features. Super Mario World is
often considered one of the greatest video games of all time. It sold
over 20 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling SNES game.
It also led to a highly acclaimed prequel, Yoshi's Island, released in
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_World>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Irish War of Independence: On Bloody Sunday in Dublin, the IRA
assassinated a group of British intelligence agents, and British forces
killed 14 civilians at a Gaelic football match at Croke Park.
Two trains collided near Valemount, Canada, killing 21 people;
the subsequent trial brought future prime minister John Diefenbaker to
greater political attention.
Vietnam War: American forces raided the North Vietnamese Sơn
Tây prison camp in an attempt to rescue 61 American POWs who were
thought to be held there.
The Belgian government imposed a four-day security lockdown in
Brussels based on information about potential terrorist attacks.
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all
formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's
folly — that is the first law of nature.
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