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Cerebralbore101 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

They worked on it 2 years while also working on Link to the Past.  There is a 2 year gap between Mario 3 and World.  There is a 4 year gap between Zelda 2 and Link to the Past.  Considering that Mario World was the first game released on brand new technology, yeah it was rushed.  Most people who lived through the NES and SNES eras will say that Mario 3 is better.  Mario World mostly seems exceptional, because its the only new Mario game on the SNES.

Speaking personally, Mario 3 feels a lot more polished than Mario World.  Mario World is too easy and isn't as densely packed with secrets like Mario 3.  It's still a good game, not denying that, but it feels rushed.

Source for them working on both games at the same time?

Do you have the issues of Nintendo Power around 89-90?  They had been talking about "Zelda 3" for years before it was actually released.  You can also compare the Wikipedia pages between Mario World and ALttP and see several of the same key people working on both games: Takahashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto, Toshihiko Nagako.

EDIT: Actually found this quote in the wikipedia page for ALttP, "In 1988, development of a new NES Zelda began, but one year later, the project was brought to Nintendo's next console; the Super Famicom in Japan, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in other regions."

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 13 August 2020