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                     Console: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    		      Release Date: December 31st, 1989
    			By: ZFS [ZFS@comcast.net]
    					
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     	- Table of Contents - 
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    I. Version History
    II. Introduction/Contact
    III. Boss FAQ
    	A. Iggy Koopa
    	B. Morton Koopa
    	C. Reznor Battle #1
    	D. Lemmy Koopa
    	E. Ludwig Von Koopa
    	F. Reznor Battle #2
    	G. Roy Koopa
    	H. Reznor Battle #3
    	I. Wendy Koopa
    	J. Reznor Battle #4
    	K. Larry Koopa
    	L. Bowser Koopa
    IV. Credits
    V. Copyright Notice
    
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     	- Version History - 
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    Final Version - 12/05/06 - All strategies fully complete, contact information
    updated, and all grammatical errors fixed. Complete FAQ.
    
    Version 1.1 - 8/08/2004 - Corrected more spelling/grammar errors, presentation
    fixed, and a new advanced tip added.
    
    Version 1.0 - 6/21/2004 - The start of the FAQ, all major information added.
    
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     	- Introduction - 
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    Hello and welcome to my Boss FAQ for Super Mario World. This guide was made
    to help anyone with the many bosses that you may come across and have you 
    stumped in Super Mario World. If your having trouble facing anyone from 
    Reznor's to the final confortation with Bowser look no further than here! 
    
    You surely can't let our wonderful hero down can you? Princess Peach is 
    counting on you and Mario to bust through the castle's and save her from 
    Bowser so you'll need all the best strategies to take care of these Koopa's
    won't you? I'm here to make sure you take down those Koopa's with ease and 
    get back the Princess from the evil tyrant's clutches. 
    
    If you need to contact me about a strategy you may have found, just some 
    comments on the FAQ, or anything of that nature here is what you need to 
    contact me:
    
    E-mail address: ZFS@comcast.net
    
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    - Boss FAQ - 
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    | A. Iggy Koopa - Castle #1 - Yoshi's Island                                 |
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    Once you complete Castle #1 you'll meet up with Iggy Koopa. This is the first
    and easiest boss fight in Super Mario World. Iggy resides on a platform that
    will shake back and forth while he throws fireballs at you from inside of his
    shell. To defeat Iggy all you have to do is jump on his head and knock him
    into the lava to beat him. This boss is extremely easy and is just to get you
    warmed up for what is you shall face ahead.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - If you go into the fight with a Fire Flower equipped you will
    be able to fire two quick fireballs real fast and knock Iggy off before he 
    even is able to retaliate! =)
    
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    | B. Morton Koopa - Castle #2 - Donut Plains                                 |
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    Unlike Iggy Koopa Morton actually has a challenge to the way he fights you. 
    At the beginning of the battle two pillars will come slamming into the ground,
    while these pillars look harmless enough they will allow Morton to climb them.
    Morton will climb the walls and slam into the ground when you are below him,
    avoid him and hit him on the head three times to defeat him. At the very
    beginning of the battle try to get at least one good hit in to start the 
    match off off. Dash out of the way after he climbs the ceiling and hit him
    two more times to end the match.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - It is possible to defeat Morton without him ever climbing
    the wall, simply time your jump so that you are above his head after he 
    recovers from one of your hits. Do this correctly and you'll have him begging
    for mercy within seconds of the battle!
    
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    | C. Reznor Battle #1 - Vanilla Fortress                                     |
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    This will be your first, and certainly not the last, encounter with the
    Reznor's. These prehistoric dinosaurs guard the four Fortresses' scattered 
    across Dinosaur Land. There are four of them sitting on a rotating platform. 
    To defeat them you must hit underneath the platform they are sitting on. 
    With one good hit they will fall off. You must beware though that they ground
    beneath you will soon start to split apart to reveal a lava pit. After you 
    have knocked at least one of them off of their platform hope onto the 
    platform to battle the other three. Knock the other three off of the platform
    they are sitting on to beat the Reznor's. Pretty simple eh? These guys can 
    get to be a royal pain in later stages so learn how to defeat them easily now
    to avoid further frustration. During your fight with these guys you have to 
    remember that they will shoot fireballs, though they travel slowly, so avoid
    those and take care of the Reznor's and your in business!
    
    *Advanced Tip* - If you enter into the battle as small Mario, and are fast
    enough, you can take out all of the Reznor's before the ground below you 
    breaks apart.
    
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    | D. Lemmy Koopa - Castle #3 - Vanilla Dome                                  |
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    Now Lemmy Koopa is another boss battle that you haven't had any experience 
    with. You will be in a room with a bunch of orange pipes, but what could this
    mean for the heroic plumber? You'll notice immediately that a Podoboo is 
    floating around the stage aimlessly, so you will need to avoid it while taking
    care of the Koopaling. Lemmy should pop out along with two other decoy's, you
    have to find the real Lemmy, the one that is yellow, and hit him on the head
    three times to defeat him. You should note that he has no set pattern so 
    expect him to popup anywhere. If you are having trouble distinguishing him 
    from the decoy's, which you shouldn't, he will be the one chuckling when he 
    jumps up from the pipe.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - None.
    
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    | E. Ludwig Von Koopa - Castle #4 - Twin Bridges                             |
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    Ludwig is in charge of the Twin Bridges where he composes great music, the
    great musician of the Koopalings. However we are about to make sure he never
    composes another musical piece again. At the start of the fight you'll start
    on the left hand side of level so run forward until you see Ludwig sitting 
    there. He'll start off by firing fireballs at you from his mouth, dodge these
    by jumping over them and give him a nice hit to the head. After you hit him
    on the head he'll go into his shell and roll around a few times before popping
    out of his shell with a big leap. Make sure you jump on his head again, if 
    you don't he'll begin to fire fireballs again. Hit him a grand total of three
    times to make sure he is sent off stage with a crowd full of boos. 
    
    *Advanced Tip* - When Ludwig jumps into the air if you are quick enough you 
    can jump on him while he's airborne to get a quick hit in.
    
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    | F. Reznor #2 - Forest Fortress                                             |
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    This will be your second, and this time it's in the Forest, encounter with the
    Reznor's. These prehistoric dinosaurs guard the four Fortresses' scattered 
    across Dinosaur Land. There are four of them sitting on a rotating platform. 
    To defeat them you must hit underneath the platform they are sitting on. 
    With one good hit they will fall off. You must beware though that they ground
    beneath you will soon start to split apart to reveal a lava pit. After you 
    have knocked at least one of them off of their platform hope onto the 
    platform to battle the other three. Knock the other three off of the platform
    they are sitting on to beat the Reznor's. Pretty simple eh? These guys can 
    get to be a royal pain in later stages so learn how to defeat them easily now
    to avoid further frustration. During your fight with these guys you have to 
    remember that they will shoot fireballs, though they travel slowly, so avoid
    those and take care of the Reznor's and your in business!
    
    *Advanced Tip* - If you enter into the battle as small Mario, and are fast
    enough, you can take out all of the Reznor's before the ground below you 
    breaks apart.
    
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    | G. Roy Koopa - Castle #5 - Forest of Illusion                              |
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    Roy is the "cool" Koopa of the group sporting some hip shades as he prepares
    to take you on. As soon as the battle begins you'll have a bit of deja vu, 
    you've done the battle before right? With Morton? Heh. This battle is much
    like the battle with Morton of Castle #2 except Roy has a new system of doing
    things. He has included trap walls within his confines, this means that the
    walls will slowly start to close in everytime Roy is able to land a slam from
    the ceiling into the ground. Start this battle off by giving Roy a quick hit
    to the head through your jump. After that he will scale the wall and slam
    into the ground causing the walls to come closer together, he will also start
    to speed up everytime you hit him. The speeding up and closer walls mean that
    the slams from Roy will come much faster than before, but he shouldn't be a 
    problem. After two more hits from the plumber's boots you'll be making Roy
    hang his head in shame!
    
    *Advanced Tip* - Much like with Morton if you are able to jump fast enough 
    you can defeat Roy before he is even able to scale the wall once. However to
    allow he gets much faster, unlike Morton, with ever hit so just time your 
    jumps better and you'll have him before he can crush any ground. Your reflexes
    will be just to much for the Koopaling!
    
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    | H. Reznor Battle #3 - Chocolate Fortress                                   |
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    This will be your third and this time it's in the dirt, encounter with the
    Reznor's. These prehistoric dinosaurs guard the four Fortresses' scattered 
    across Dinosaur Land. There are four of them sitting on a rotating platform. 
    To defeat them you must hit underneath the platform they are sitting on. 
    With one good hit they will fall off. You must beware though that they ground
    beneath you will soon start to split apart to reveal a lava pit. After you 
    have knocked at least one of them off of their platform hope onto the 
    platform to battle the other three. Knock the other three off of the platform
    they are sitting on to beat the Reznor's. Pretty simple eh? These guys can 
    get to be a royal pain in later stages so learn how to defeat them easily now
    to avoid further frustration. During your fight with these guys you have to 
    remember that they will shoot fireballs, though they travel slowly, so avoid
    those and take care of the Reznor's and your in business!
    
    *Advanced Tip* - If you enter into the battle as small Mario, and are fast
    enough, you can take out all of the Reznor's before the ground below you 
    breaks apart.
    
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    | I. Wendy O. Koopa - Castle #6 - Chocolate Island                           | 
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    Wendy Koopa is just like her brother Lemmy in the sense that she uses pipes.
    The problem with Wendy is that she has a second Podoboo floating around this
    time to give you trouble, however, there isn't a rise in the pipes. That
    means that they are completely flat. She has two decoy's (sound familiar?) 
    that you must sort through to get to the self-fish little Koopa. She'll pop
    in and out of the pipes every so often so land three quick hits to her head 
    and she'll go down fast. Make sure to avoid the Podoboo's and decoy's in the
    process and you'll be on your way to an easy victory.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - None.
    
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    | J. Reznor Battle #4 - Vally Fortress                                       |
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    This is going to be your last encounter, in the Valley of all places, with the
    Reznor's. These prehistoric dinosaurs guard the four Fortresses' scattered 
    across Dinosaur Land. These four dinosaur's will finally be put to rest with
    this last battle so make sure to follow the other three strategies for beating
    them and your well on your way to officially making them extinct.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - If you enter into the battle as small Mario, and are fast
    enough, you can take out all of the Reznor's before the ground below you 
    breaks apart.
    
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    | K. Larry Koopa - Castle #7 - Valley of Bowser                              |
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    Now you are playing with the big leagues, this is Bowser's favorite Koopaling
    his right hand, his second-in-command, etc. Larry Koopa is the most 
    intelligent of the group and also the most fierce. After making it through 
    this fight you'll be ready to take on the big man himself, Bowser.
    
    Larry has a battle much like you had with Iggy way back in Castle #1. Unlike
    his brother though Larry isn't so dumb as to just have a platform that sways
    back and forth, there are three Podoboo's that will come up on each portion
    of the platform. One will popup on the right, one will popup in the center, 
    and one will popup on the left. During the fight the platform are on will 
    sway back and forth along with Larry throwing fireballs at you from his shell.
    You will have to avoid the three Podoboo's, avoid Larry's fireballs, and send
    him into the lava to beat Larry. With a few quick jumps on the shell Larry
    will be a memory and nothing will stand between you and Bowser at the final
    confortation.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - Much like the battle you had with Iggy, if you go into the
    fight with a Fire Flower equipped you will be able to take care of him with
    a couple of fireballs to the shell.
    
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    | L. Bowser Koopa - Final Battle - Valley of Bowser                          | 
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    This is the final battle you've been waiting for, the big showdown between 
    you and Bowser himself. You will be fighting atop Bowser's Castle, as you 
    start you will hear his theme start playing (one great song if I do say so 
    myself) and then he'll float down in his Clown Car. This is the beginning of 
    one epic fight right here. With the lighting striking occasionally in the 
    background and the awesome music you are ready to take on Bowser Koopa!
    
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    In this first phase Bowser will throw down two Mechakoopas. All you have to 
    do is jump onto the Mechakoopas, avoid Bowser's propeller, and throw the 
    Mechakoopas onto Bowser's head. While he is floating above take the 
    Mechakoopas and aim them so that they will land on his head as he is floating
    around. Do this two times and Bowser will go into the background and fly 
    forward off of the screen. During this time there will be fireballs that fall
    from the sky and onto the ground. Avoid these and then Princess will come out
    of the Clown Car to give you a Mushroom to help, grab it and get ready for the
    second phase!
    
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    In this phase Bowser will drop two bowling balls from his Clown Car (do not
    ask), and then follow up with two Mechakoopas. Make sure to jump over the two
    bowling balls, as well as the propeller on his Clown Car, then stomp on the 
    two Mechakoopas he will be dropping. Throw them up into the air and aim them
    so that they hit him as he is going by (should be familiar). After he is hit
    twice he will once again go into the backgroun and then fly forward. The
    Podoboo's will drop from the sky and Peach will drop yet another Mushroom. 
    After that prepare for the third and final phase.
    
    *Advanced Tip* - To avoid the bowling balls better, simply spin jump onto them
    so that you won't take any damage but you will also have to make sure you 
    don't get hit by Bowser's propeller.
    
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    This is the last phase of the final fight and it happens to be the hardest one
    out of all of them. Bowser's Clown Car becomes just as frustrated as Bowser
    himself, as it has an angered face on it instead of that disturbingly happy
    smile. Bowser will bounce around on the ground in his Clown Car to attack 
    this time so run underneath it when he jumps. He will throw out two 
    Mechakoopas and then continue to bounce, grab them and then throw them on top
    of his head. After two hits from the Mechakoopas he'll finally give up the 
    Princess and spin into the background, before disappearing. The Princess will
    fall from the Clown Car and walk over beside Mario to give him a kiss.
    
    You've finally done it! After defeating all of the Koopalings and Reznor's 
    you've beaten the evil tyrant who was trying to take over Dinosaur Land. 
    After you've beaten Bowser you can watch the credits and the ending. Good job!
    
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    This document is Copyright 2004 by Dustin Sutton. This may be not be 
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