I was playing Super Mario World on the Wii U the other day and my dad said that in order to "beat the game legitimately" you have to beat every level. How many levels are there?

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    To be clear - are you talking about playing Super Mario World (SNES) on the Wii U Virtual Console? Or are you talking about playing one of the New Super Mario Bros games?
    – two bugs
    Nov 2, 2015 at 18:24
  • I'm going to assume Super Mario World SNES version and his dad is talking about the Star World and Super World levels that he might not know about.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Nov 2, 2015 at 18:25
  • virtual console wasn't an option for a tag.
    – HenryRuiz
    Nov 3, 2015 at 4:21

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Actually, you're dad was probably referring to finding all the exits from all the levels in the game

In the Super Nintendo version of the game, there are 96 exits total. These are tracked on the load game screen immediately after the title screen.

Finding all of them will put a star next to the exit count.

  • It might be worth noting that this includes secret exits, so levels with a red dot on the overworld have to be finished twice.
    – Miniman
    Nov 2, 2015 at 21:45
  • Also, a few Ghost Houses have secret exits. Those also count toward the total.
    – Powerlord
    Nov 2, 2015 at 23:19
  • Every Ghost House except Vanilla Dome and Choco Island, from memory.
    – Miniman
    Nov 2, 2015 at 23:20

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