my favorite of all the Mario realms of olde!
Something about the size of this place, the bright colors, the cartoony music and the strange new elements impressed me like no other game quite has since.
One thing that always fascinated me
what was at the top of that waterfall coming down the mountain?
It took me years and years to find every goal in this game, and till the very end I hoped a secret path would lead to the top. Of course, one never did
but that was the beauty of this game. It could keep you guessing. And that meant a real, literal sense of exploration, not unlike that experienced in Super Mario 64 six years later.
Well, that turned into more of a reminiscer than I intended, but so be it SMW was a good game! This kinda started out as a sketch of Yoshi, and the background just sprang up behind im as I got into the theme. I actually had to do a lot of experimentation to get the background colored and shaded in a way that appealed to me. Lemme know how you think it turned out!
Yoshi, Dinosaur Land and everything else © Nintendo
EDIT 9/22: Tweaked the colors a bit-- hopefully it'll look a bit brighter!