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Brawl Stage of the Week: Super Mario World

Candace Savino

Welcome to Nintendo Wii Fanboy's "Stage of the Week" feature, in which we showcase some of our favorite Smash Bros. Brawl stages. We'll have some themed weeks, some contest weeks, and some "whatever we damn well please" weeks to help you freshen up your Brawl experience.

This week's featured Brawl stage offers a generous serving of nostalgia. Although we're sure it won't be the last classic game scene that we'll showcase here, we chose this as the first because of the creativity and execution that went into it. We're not sure where the very talented Anthony got the idea to recreate Yoshi's House from Super Mario World, but it looks absolutely smashing.

Not only that, but the stage is also fun to play on. It seems simple enough, but the multiple platforms and tiers add some variety and depth. You don't have to take our word for it, though, since you can download it for yourselves here. (Instructions for playing on the stage are located after the break!)

If you want to see one of your favorite fan-made stages (or one of your own creations!) featured here, be sure to email it as an attachment to From the hard, to the ridiculous, to the incredibly awesome, to the even more ridiculous, we want to see them all!

Note: Sorry for the noticeable photoshopping -- unfortunately, the Brawl camera doesn't allow you to take big enough pictures. Image credit: Anthony's site.



1. Download the file
2. Save it to an SD card in the following location:

  • US versions of Brawl: \private\wii\app\RSBE\st\st_080322_0109.bin
  • Japanese versions of Brawl: \private\wii\app\RSBJ\st\st_080322_0109.bin
3. Put the SD card with the file on it in your Wii and start up Brawl
4. During the stage selection, click "Melee Stages" in the bottom-right corner
5. Then click "Custom Stages" in the bottom-right corner and choose the custom stage you want to play on (this particular stage is called "SMW-YOSHI")

Still don't get it? Not sure how to send in your own creation? Other questions on the stage feature? Just email

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