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Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

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Super Mario Land, the plumber's first outing on the Game Boy, is a side-scrolling platformer much in the vein of the previous Super Mario Bros. This time, Mario must save Princess Daisy, rather than Princess Toadstool, from her kidnapper, Tatanga, a mysterious spaceman.

The game follows largely the same formula of its aforementioned predecessor, with Mario defeating enemies by jumping on them and collecting coins and power ups by hitting floating blocks, with each world leading up to a boss fight which is defeated using by collapsing the floor. A unique feature of this instalment is two scrolling shoot-'em-up levels, the first of which Mario pilots a submarine, and the second an aeroplane.


Super Mario Land Game Boy You can kill the boss or just jump over him.
Super Mario Land Game Boy Ups!
Super Mario Land Game Boy The beginning...
Super Mario Land Game Boy Jump, jump, jump - go to the right....

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーマリオランド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Mario's first experience on a handheld system STU2 (72) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
The earliest attempt on Game Boy isn't too shabby ... Kartanym (10785) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
The perfect game to get you started on the Game Boy. Tomer Gabel (4416) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Not To Be Forgotten, Not To Be Celebrated... Steve Thompson (109) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars
Nintendo's average superhero/plumber strikes again! Jim Fun (222) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Retro platforming for kids in shades of green RussS (781) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars
Mario rescuing Daisy...again. Michael B (338) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Jul, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Player One Oct, 1990 98 out of 100 98 Oct 31, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Apr, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 86 out of 100 86
GamesCollection Jun 01, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Portable Review Oct 25, 2005 26 out of 40 65
HonestGamers Dec 14, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Random Access 2005 5.8 out of 10 58


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The manual for the U.S. version still lists all the enemies with their original Japanese names.
Tomer Gabel (4416) added Super Mario Land (Game Boy) on Jun 11, 2001
Other platforms contributed by ResidentHazard (3236)