Lunar Magic

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Lunar Magic is a level editor created by FuSoYa for Super Mario World.[1] The interface runs on Microsoft Windows and allows people to create custom graphics and edit levels and the world map.[2]


According to FuSoYa, he started the development of the level editor for the SNES game Super Mario World, in February 2000. The first public release was in late September 2000. New releases with improvements continued over the years. It was last updated on February 9, 2014 to version 2.22. reports the software was used to hack Super Mario World to make levels they then got to work on modified Nintendo DSes.[3]


Reception for Lunar Magic has been positive. Kotaku praised it, noting it was a "cool level editor for Super Mario World" and stated "Lunar Magic is sure to revive the seemingly, never-flagging love for the ultimate side-scroller." Boing Boing thanked the editor's creator for making it.[4] Simon Carless' 2005 book Gaming Hacks by O'Reilly Media describes it as "one of the most spectacular, fully formed level editor hacks of all time".[2] stated that "This unprecedented editor allows for easy creation of brand new levels for Super Mario World."[5]


In 2009 a man used the software to make a level in Super Mario World where gold coins spelled out "Lisa will you marry me?" in order to propose to his girlfriend.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Super Mario World Turns 20 from". Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b Carless, Simon. Gaming Hacks. O'Reilly Media. p. 270. ISBN 9780596007140. 
  3. ^ Caoili, Eric (2007-10-10). "The DS Life: Our Digital Yard". Joystiq. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  4. ^ Cory Doctorow at 3:26 am Thu, Oct 20. "Super Mario World level-editor". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Super Mario World Turns 20 from". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  6. ^ Video Games. "Geek proposes to girlfriend inside Super Mario World level". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  7. ^ Matyszczyk, Chris (2009-10-21). "Man proposes to girlfriend in Super Mario game | Technically Incorrect - CNET News". Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

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