Being in a bit of a Mario Mood™ recently I decided to boot up Super Mario World. Mario jumped straight into several enemies right away. To say the controls are bad would be wrong but there is a different feeling from the newer games. When I tried to ground pound and failed, I knew I had become far too accustomed to newer games. Yet SMW still feels good in my hands. The difficulty feels a bit higher and trying to get through all the secrets is proving to be a fun challenge. What is interesting to me is that my son seems to get the same amount of joy out of watching this older one as he does the newer, flashier ones.