Super Mario Land

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
84
3.9
Nintendo 3DS
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3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Mario Land Game Boy The plant gives you the ability to launch fireballs
Super Mario Land Game Boy Mario on Easter Island?
Super Mario Land Game Boy One of the secret tunnels
Super Mario Land Game Boy A bonus at the end of each level

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 Game Boy STU2 (72)
The earliest attempt on Game Boy isn't too shabby ... Game Boy Kartanym (10765)
The perfect game to get you started on the Game Boy. Game Boy Tomer Gabel (4361)
Not To Be Forgotten, Not To Be Celebrated... Game Boy Steve Thompson (110)
Nintendo's average superhero/plumber strikes again! Game Boy Jim Fun (222)
Retro platforming for kids in shades of green Game Boy RussS (781)
Mario rescuing Daisy...again. Game Boy Michael B (341)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Nov, 1989 93 out of 100 93
VicioJuegos.com Game Boy Oct 31, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameTrip.net Game Boy Jun 09, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Game Boy Apr, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jun, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Life Game Boy Jul 31, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Sep 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Sep, 1989 31 out of 40 78
Portable Review Game Boy Oct 25, 2005 26 out of 40 65
HonestGamers Game Boy Dec 14, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Ambassadors of Funk

The main music to World 1 was used in a single called Supermarioland and was released by Ambassadors of Funk Featuring MC Mario in 1992, which reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart.

Locations

This is the only Mario game to include real world locations and enemies. Examples include fire breathing sphinxes, Chinese vampires, and the stone heads that appear in island nations. It is also the only Mario game that lets you pilot a submarine and airplane.

Manual

The manual for the U.S. version still lists all the enemies with their original Japanese names.

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