Every so often I see retro gamers post about how they wish a Super Mario Bros. 4 had been made – after all, the series went from Super Mario Bros. 3 to Super Mario World, and from there the series naming just got crazier. But in actuality, Super Mario Bros. 4 does exist – it’s Super Mario World! I’m sure this is really old news to most people, but it’s probably new news for a few, so let’s take a look!
First, here’s a look at the Super Mario World box that was released in North America:
It just says “Super Mario World”. I assume the same holds true for releases in other territories too… except for Japan. Because the Japanese box looks like this:
As you can see, it’s called “Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World”. The Japanese text below it also says “Super Mario World”.
Here’s a look at the cartridge as well:
Again, it’s referred to as Super Mario Bros. 4! In fact, even the guides for the game call it by the full “Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World” name:
So if you’ve ever wanted to play SMB4, you probably already have!