The Wikipedia article on Super Mario World exemplifies all of the usual criteria for a good web article. Subheadings divide the article into plot, gameplay, development, and reception with additional subheadings within each section. There are links to additional information as well as scores from various game critic organizations. The sidebar has quick information like release date and platforms. 

Older Versions

When exploring older versions, it is possible to see what information has been filled in. For instance the quick info sidebar has much les information than the current version. There have been many changes to the page, updating and expanding its contents as time has gone by.


Discussions on the Talk page include users trying to determine whether Super Mario World was ever included with a Super Mario All-Stars release. Some people claim to have seen versions where it was included with All-Stars (which included Mario 1, 2, and 3). There are many other discussions such as secrets that were included in the manual, an NES version of the game, and a secret hidden castle. These are unconfirmed, so that's why they are included on the talk page. 

A Trusted Source?

This page shows all the ways in which Wikipedia tries to include only factual information. Factoids that are questionable are relegated to the talk page before they are allowed to be included in the main article. Wikipedia requires sources, which means that it can be as accurate as an academic paper. Often, Wiki articles are written by experts in the field, and to those who find a subject important, falsified information will be policed.


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