Super Mario Land - Nintendo 3DS [Digital]

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Overview

What's Included


  • Super Mario Land

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1330 out of 1346)

Product Details


  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Platformer
  • Release Date: 09/18/2013

Synopsis


Ancient ruins, giant crabs, Koopa Troopas, flying stone heads, and hungry sharks await you in this re-release of the 1989 Game Boy game.

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Features


In the beautiful kingdom of Sarasaland, a mysterious alien has appeared and hypnotized the inhabitants, while kidnapping Princess Daisy™ for himself!

Travel over land, in the air, and underwater, as Mario runs, jumps, and bounces his way to fortune and glory on his mission to save Princess Daisy and restore peace!

Ancient ruins, tempestuous waters, and brand new challenges await!

For 1 player



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, fun and enjoyable game!

    Posted
    jdclark88
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    I'll begin by saying that this game has exceeded my expectations. Upon watching online videos, I figured this would be a watered-down Mario Galaxy title, but boy, was I wrong! The videos DO NOT do the game justice. I didn't think Nintendo would have been able to do it, but this is by far the first Mario game in a long time that has retained the uniqueness and charm of the series as I remember it on the NES. New Super Mario Bros. Wii came really close, but Super Mario 3D Land does it for me. ~ First, the power-ups: The Tanooki suit's revival in this game is genius. You can hover with Mario's tail for a while and tail-strike enemies just as you can in Super Mario Bros. 3. I'm a little bummed you can't actually fly this time around, but I'm guessing it wouldn't have worked as well in this title anyway. Fire Mario feels great, too. I haven't played far enough into the game to obtain the Boomerang Bros. suit or Statue suit, but I'm sure they will be awesome too based on what I've seen thus far. ~ Second, the levels: While at first I thought the levels in this game seemed vacuous and dull and too similar to the levels in the Galaxy series based on online videos I've seen, my first hands-on experience with this game proved my initial thoughts to be WAY incorrect. The level designs are brilliant. The designers have packed so many obstacles, enemies, warp pipes, music note blocks, and hidden areas into the levels that the game stays exciting throughout. Also, the levels are not too long since you are timed. Thus, you can get through a level in a few minutes, but if you need more time there are stopwatches you can collect along the way to add valuable seconds to your overall time limit for the level. These come in handy if you want to do some exploring for the three hidden coins in each level. If you're like me and occasionally grow tired of some of the longer levels from Galaxy, then you'll be happy with the quickness yet depth of the levels in 3D Land. The levels look AND feel like actual Mario levels in their design. To top it all off, you'll recognize remakes of some classic Super Mario Bros. 3 tunes, as well! ~ Third, the controls: Mario's signature moves are back: crouch, backflip, long jump, side somersault, wall jump, and ground pound. There is also a new move - the roll - in which Mario can roll forward from the crouching position. The only move that hasn't been brought back is the triple jump, but I don't feel as though it would've been useful in this style of Mario game anyway. The moves are easy to execute with the layout of the 3DS's thumbstick and buttons. Furthermore, controlling Mario feels completely natural. For instance, running with Y and tail-striking enemies along the way is both easy and fun to do! As I mentioned earlier, the Tanooki suit's signature moves are back, too, such as hovering and tail-striking, both of which feel great. ~ Fourth, the graphics and the 3D: The graphics in this game are on par with, if not better than, the graphics in the Galaxy series. Mario, the enemies, and the levels all look stunning. The 3D effect in the game looks stunning, too, and it's awesome to see Mario in full 3D for the first time. The 3D also helps with depth perception, and, as anyone can guess, the ability to see in 3D certainly comes in handy for a platforming title such as Mario in which you have to make perfectly executed jumps. Also, in addition to the 3D slider bar, you can also control the 3D effect by choosing from two 3D options while playing that will provide either a shallower or deeper depth of field, so the 3D is more customizable in this 3DS game than in any other. FINAL THOUGHTS If you don't own a 3DS yet but want one, then this is the time to get it. Super Mario 3D Land, maybe aside from Zelda: OoT or Star Fox 64 (both of which are remakes, anyway), is the best original game on the 3DS, hands-down, and it combines everything gamers adore from Super Mario Bros 1 and 3, and Super Mario 64. From the controls to the level design, every aspect of this game retains the fun and charm of the original NES Mario titles that I remember so fondly but have not seen in any Mario title in recent years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Mario 3D Land Get's in Game

    Posted
    Spi3000

    Super Mario 3D Land feels like it should of been a launch title, in a good way. Especially since the 3DS had a slow start, this game is perfect for the 3DS and a highly recommended game. I won't lie, the controls feel like New Super Mario Bros. for the DS while the looks in graphics look like it was completely based from that of Super Mario Galaxy. Before I even got this game, I was worried about the timer since most Mario games like Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy don't have timers unless it was on a certain mission. The timer is actually not a big problem, and some levels actually include slowly rotating stop watches, get a blue watch and add 10 more seconds to the timer, get a green watch and you add 100 more seconds to the timer. I have only minor complaints about this game, one is the gyro controls when you get inside of a cannon or look through the binoculars, you can use the circle pad to aim but you're unable to turn off the gyro controls so it can get in the way commonly. Another minor complaint, the game feels like the game is all for the Tanooki power-up, you commonly come across it a lot, it's not a bad thing but you may get tired of dressing up as a raccoon dog, or maybe not depends who you are. After you beat the game you enter into new levels, the "Special Worlds" that Nintendo usually includes in most Mario Platformers much like Super Mario World, or a more recent title "New Super Mario Bros. Wii," only this time it's not one world it's 8 Special Worlds counter-parting from the original 8 worlds you play through. That's pretty much the game, I recommend this game, if you're still not sure then at least try the game either at a friends house or if a retail store is allowing demos of this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mario game, universal for all ages.

    Posted
    GatewayBBYGaming

    This is probably one of the most anticipated Mario games since seen on the E3 this year. Many question why it wasn't released when the 3DS launched, which is unknown, but I can say it was worth the wait. The game I feel has a mixture of two games, New Super Mario Bros for the DS and Super Mario Galaxy for Wii. The worlds are simple enough for any age group to go through, though if you have a young one I recommend the game guide to help them get through parts they get stuck on. Otherwise the game itself has a lot more to offer. Old suits like the Tanooki suit, Boomerang Suit, gives Mario the power to get through the levels easier, for long time players you will feel a bit nostalgic. There are also extra levels after beating the main story, which extends the life of the game. For long time fans, I got through the game within two weeks from release date. You guys might be able to do so quickert but its not going to last in your library for too long. Replay value is average since after you unlock everything, there's not much you can really do. If you are a first time 3DS owner, I recommend getting the flame red 3DS bundle with 3D land since it will make a great gift for any occasion. Another recommendation I make is Mario Kart 7, a great follow up to Super Mario 3D land. It's release is this Sunday, and is the successor of the popular Mario Kart DS. It has more features and encourage you to look at my review for it once I post it. Hope this was helpful and ill be reviewing more games soon. GatewayBBYGaming

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Mario Game

    Posted
    todbot
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    This Game is overall super fun and amazing! if you are a fan of Super Mario Bros 3. or Super Mario Galaxy you will love this game because Nintendo essentially combined the gameplay elements from both which is genius and fun. This game seems to be a must have for any 3DS owned and Nintendo did a great job on making it feel fresh and on the 3D effects. The added a couple classic suits back to the game like the fire flower and the raccoon which is a joy to see and they also added some new ones like the boomerang suit which is extremely fun! The only thing i don't like about this game is the music they went from an orchestra in the galaxy games and retro remixes of new super Mario bros to just ughh i cant even explain but that's just my opinion and shouldn't be that big of a deal. To me the game is feeling to be a bit short seems like their are only 4 levels + bonus' to every world but like most Mario games it gets alot harder on the later worlds and i haven't played enough to fully judge the length of the game. Even if the game does lack length the secrets and the 3 star coins in each level will have you coming back for more which adds to the almost unlimited replayability that is Mario in the first place. In the end if you own a 3DS do yourself a favor and buy this game its one of the first true must have "Original" titles for the handheld and it doesn't disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basically a smaller 3D World

    Posted
    Locke
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    I came to this after having beaten Super Mario 3D World and having enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'm kind of tired of side-scrolling Mario games (personally I'm looking forward to a Sunshine 2, or even something completely new), but the added depth and new level design tricks were enough to hook me. Anyway, after having enjoyed 3D World, I thought it would be good to give the first game of the formula, 3D Land, a try. It actually does feel surprisingly....small, very much like a portable game, which it is, but somehow I was expecting a little bit more. It's not bad by any stretch, but something about the levels feels empty. Part of it probably has to do with the lack of multiplayer, which is how I played most of 3D World. Overall they're very similar games, but 3D Land definitely feels like the lesser of the two. It's probably going to be the easier one to find cheaper though, so if you've yet to play either one, you could always give 3D Land a shot first to see if you like the general idea, then go for 3D World for the fully-polished console experience. Going backwards does feel like a bit of a downgrade, but it's not so bad that it renders the game unenjoyable either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another in a Long Mario Tradition

    Posted
    arow97
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    I've been a Mario fan since day one. Granted, as video game technology has progressed, I might not have been able to keep up (though I sure can dominate on the Original Nintendo ;) ), so, while I still love playing all things Mario, I'm not necessarily so great in 3D land (which has been true ever since 64 brought Mario out of the straight-line 2D world) - my video game depth perception is apparently very lame. In any case, I still enjoy trying, even if I do get frustrated here and there. What I really enjoy about Super Mario 3D Land, as a not-so-stellar gamer, is that after a few failed attempts, they really try to help you out - giving you objects to keep you invincible or, if you're really bad (as in, my husband had no clue this existed until I tried to play), they even give you the option of skipping ahead to the flag just so you can move on. While I still like to try finishing the level, even after failing innumerable times, I appreciated the option and knew younger kids might really like the fact that they don't have to be stuck on a level until they can get Dad to play them through it. Overall, as a casual gamer only, I find the game challenging at times, but still fun. My husband, a much more experienced gamer than myself, also greatly enjoyed it - and the replay factor of having multiple goals (gold flags, for example) and being able to re-play as Luigi. A great choice, overall, for any Mario fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best 3DS games

    Posted
    Pax45
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    Super Mario 3D Land still stands, over 18 months after its initial release, as one of the few 3DS games that utilized the 3D feature of the system in such a way as to be inventive, rather than making it feel unnecessary and sloppily tacked onto the game. In some levels, the 3D is used in such a way as to make it easier to figure out the path to take or how to move Mario along in the level. You CAN play without the 3D altogether, but it is slightly more challenging in these areas. The level design can be kind of bland, and there is some repetition among levels, but otherwise there's enough variety to satisfy most players. There's also the reintroduction of the tanooki suit for Mario, as a throwback to Super Mario Bros 3, as well as a couple different suits that were used in the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. My biggest complaint is that some worlds are not unlocked in linear order, so you might skip from say World 2 to World 4, and have to go back and unlock World 3. This isn't a big deal to me, as normally this isn't a big deal... it's just somewhat annoying to look at the map and be missing an entire world because you missed a secret exit or warp pipe somewhere. Overall, the game is good and it's one that if you buy a 3DS, you need to get and play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The boost the 3ds needed

    Posted
    GallyG

    This is the greatest 3DS title to hit shelves since Ocarina of Time. The developers did a fantastic job of showing off just what the 3DS is capable of doing and it looks FANTASTIC. The music is great and as a long-time gamer I appreciate the retro style they took with this one. It's a little more linear and has aspects of the newer mario games and great bits from the first hits like the Tanooki suit, the air ships and even some of my favorite tracks from the earlier games. Sure the gameplay is a bit on the easy side, but it IS a kid-oriented game after all. This game is definitely worth adding to your collection of you own a 3DS and will be the first of many major titles for the system. I look forward to the new Mario Kart and Paper Mario as well as Kid Icharus and a few other gems!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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