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Super Mario 3D Land is a three-dimensional platformer which takes cues from the series' side-scrolling instalments. Mario starts a point in each level which he must traverse to reach a flagpole at the end.

The levels are populated by many of the series' mainstays such as Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Cheep Cheeps, etc. who will try to attack Mario. When he is attacked, he will lose his current power-up or shrink down to a small size if he hasn't already, in which case he will lose a life and must retry the level. If this happens multiple times, the player can activate the White Tanooki suit to grant Mario invincibility for that level.

He can grow back to normal size again by collecting a mushroom. Some of the power-ups Mario can use to aid him include the Tanooki suit, which allows him to hover in the air while jumping and use a spinning attack, and the Flower Suit, which allows him once again to shoot fireballs in the direction he is facing.


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Alternate Titles

  • "超级马力欧 3D乐园" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Chāojí Mǎlìōu 3D Lèyuán" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Honestly, this is the best "straight up platformer" in years and years, and the first step up for the 2D mario formula in just as long. Kadath Bird (753) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Retroage Jan 21, 2012 9.7 out of 10 97
NintendoWorldReport Nov 09, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Over Online Dec 08, 2011 95 out of 100 95
GamesCollection Jan 13, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95 Nov 21, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
GameFocus Nov 19, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Nov 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 25, 2011 83 out of 100 83
Games TM Nov 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
WiiDSFrance Nov 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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According to publisher Nintendo, Super Mario 3D Land sold 10.21 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).


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    • 2011 – Best Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year

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CrankyStorming (2757) added Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS) on Nov 06, 2011