An old title, but still alot of fun, even by today's standards!
Super Mario Land was the first Mario game to have ever come out on a Game Boy system. It came out in '89, and though I owned several Game Boys over the years I never got around to playing this classic until now in 2011, and I was surprised at how much fun it was, even today. Graphically, it looks alot like Super Mario Bros, for the NES. However, the worlds, level designs, and some of the new enemies are more silly and imaginative. It all has a certain quirky charm that I find delightful. The music is simple, but catchy and upbeat (what would you expect, Mario game music is iconic). The gameplay is in classic Mario style; smashing bricks, grabbing mushrooms and starmans, and jumping on and tossing fireballs at enemies. The two moments that do stand out from Super Mario Bros. though, are when you pilot both a submarine and an airship firing missiles at enemies. A nice thing to throw in to mix things up, though recent titles have Mario doing crazier things.All in all, gameplay is short and relatively easy. With only four worlds and three levels in each, most gamers can burn through this in thirty minutes or less. Thirty-five if you take your time or get stuck somewhere for a moment. Every second, however, you will enjoy, I promise you that. You'll likely want to play it again too.Read full review