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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
  • "スーパーマリオ 3Dランド" -- Japanese spelling

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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. Kaddy B. (796) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Nov 27, 2011 A+ 100
Game Revolution Nov 15, 2011 A 100
The Guardian Nov 21, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Everyeye.it Nov 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.it Nov 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo-Online.de Nov 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Nov 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
The Escapist Nov 11, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Meristation Nov 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Jeux Vidéo Network Nov 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80


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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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Nintendo Australia/Europe: Super Mario 3D Land Welcome Promotion

If one would register a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL and one out of the fiteen eligible 3DS games (retail or download version) in Club Nintendo between 27th November 2013, 15:01 (UK time) and 13th January 2014, 22:59 (UK time) in Europe or from 28th November 2013, 2:01am AEDT to 14th January 2014, 9:59am AEDT (Australia), you'd be given the opportunity to request a free download code for the game Super Mario 3D Land, with the final promotion day as the deadline. The eligible games were:

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Bravely Default
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Pokémon X
  • Pokémon Y
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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CrankyStorming (3001) added Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS) on Nov 06, 2011