Conclusion: There is also the propeller suit from New Super Mario Brothers on wii where you can fly, as well as a propeller box as well. Of recent Mario games that I have played in past, I prefer the power ups and suits found in this game of any game since Super Mario 3.
Excerpt: After not having played a Mario game since the days of the SNES due to not having owned a Nintendo product since that era, I figured that after buying a 3DS late last year, it was high time I jumped back on that horse with Super Mario 3D Land .
Excerpt: As I look at the upcoming Christmas 2011, I see two pieces of hardware being huge. One of them is the Nintendo 3DS. It has quickly come into its own thanks to so many wonderful titles being released. Super Mario 3D Land is one of those hand held games that will sell systems.
Excerpt: The Super Mario series spent the 80s and early 90s as the pinnacle of 2D platforming, where each core Mario title was another high watermark for the genre. Then the franchise took a turn with Super Mario 64, as it basically invented the 3D platformer and set the standard for each that followed it.
Pros: Takes advantage of 3D visuals, Plays like a classic Mario, A surprising wealth of content
Cons: That freaking run button, Too easy in the beginning, When you finally run out of new stages to play
Summary: If you own a Nintendo 3DS, there is no reason to skip this one – it is the definitive game on the handheld. If you do not own a Nintendo 3DS, and need a reason to consider the investment, this is the first place to look.
Excerpt: Super Mario 3D Land is a game you need to buy for your Nintendo 3DS, just like any Mario platform game, but as so often is the case, it’s not only because it’s a classic series but because it’s more than worthwhile checking out.
Excerpt: Note - Due to vision issues, I won’t be able to review the 3D capabilities of 3DS games. Super Mario 3D Land marks Mario’s debut on the 3DS and is also the first Mario Land game since the original Game Boy days.
Excerpt: When the 3DS first launched, there wasn’t a clear system seller game among the debut titles. Sure, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Nintendogs + Cats were nice, but they didn’t have universal drawing power.
Pros: Eight different worlds, plus eight secret worlds. You can eventually play as Luigi. There are mushroom, fire flower, Tanooki suit, boomerang, propeller boxes and statue Tanooki suits. If you die five times in a level, you get an Invincibility Leaf to make it easier. If you die 10 times in a level...
Cons: Quite short, compared to other Mario games. Have to find lots of coins to unlock certain levels and Secret World levels.
Newest Mario game continues the platforming magic.
Common Sense Media
28 January 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Super Mario 3D Land is a platform puzzle game featuring the iconic Mario. In order to save the princess from the evil Bowser, players guide Mario through a series of colorful and unique "worlds," filled with obstacles that range from jumping across platforms to dodging...