Summary: Always bet on Mario. It's a given that Nintendo rarely fails when dealing with its mustachioed mascot, and there's no denying that when a Nintendo system is in trouble, everybody's favorite plumber can bail it out. The 3DS is in need of some competitive games with Christmas around the corner, and once again Nintendo has gone to its pipe-delving hero, cap in hand, looking for help.
Conclusion: Super Mario 3D Land is a successful title on several planes. It's fun to play, it works as a straightforward Mario game, and it shows off what the Nintendo 3DS is capable of, graphics-wise. It would have been nice to see more exploration and less linearity, but what's really important is that Mario 3D Land will show you and your Nintendo 3DS a good time. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
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. The pace of the game starts of easy for the first few levels, but ramps up a quite a nice pace. As mentioned there is 8 worlds with 55 regular stages, 10 bonus levels and 96 star coins to find.
Excerpt: The appearance of a new Mario game on any format is a big deal, but when it’s the first title in the franchise to appear on a new system, the expectations are huge. – all are hailed as among the best in their genres, and among the best games on their respective platforms. continues the trend of utterly joyous Mario outings, even if it doesn’t feel as revelatory as some that have come before.
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. Nintendo told us they built Super Mario 3D Land from the ground up. It took playing this title to completely comprehend what they meant.
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. Amongst other things because the makers didn’t go for the easy option and made a handheld version of Super Mario Galaxy or abused the 3D possibilities of the 3DS.
Excerpt: This Nintendo 3DS exclusive installment is the perfect fit for all age levels while offering detailed challenges and retrospective game elements. Super Mario Land 3D has unique interactions, smooth controls and endless exploration. The fluid automatic camera provides the best player assistance without hindering the player’s chosen game pace. Mario can perform a rolling somersault attack or run fast with a dash move.
Pros: 3D gameplay incorporation, simple controls, underwater/aerial sensations in 3D, engaging visuals, quicker “pick-up-and-play” level lengths, high content level, level theme variety, exploration elements, unlockables/hidden areas, more casual tone, automatic camera, added player assistance
Cons: more elaborate boss battles, expanded gyrometer features
Excerpt: Mario arrive sur la Nintendo 3DS et ne fait pas les choses à moitié. Longtemps absent de le nouvelle portable, Mario débarque cet automne avec deux jeux. Mario Kart 7 suivra début décembre, nous laissant le temps d'apprécier ce Super Mario 3D Land. Jeu de plateforme par excellence, vous retrouverez ici tout ce qui a fait le succès de la franchise Super Mario Bros.