Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario™ gaming
with the first platforming environment in true 3D, without the need for
special glasses Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of
depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies
throughout the levels.
Tanooki Mario returns! The fan-favorite Tanooki suit makes its first
appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. Use the Tanooki suit’s tail to attack
enemies or float gently down from great heights. These abilities help
players move through the 3D environments with more confidence.
3D visuals make it easier for players to judge the depths and
distances in their environments. Players can more accurately judge the
jump to the next platform or how far Mario is from a question block.
New and familiar abilities add unique game-play strategies to the
adventure. Mario can perform a rolling somersault attack or run fast
with a dash move.
The Circle Pad gives players complete control to confidently move
Mario through fun and challenging environments.
New enemies include Goombas with tails, tall stacks of Goombas and a
Piranha Plant that spits ink to obscure a player’s view.
Super Mario 3D Land successfully takes the linear progression used in the 2D games and brings it into the third dimension. Not much new is found here but the game is very solid and has more content than any Mario game up until Odyssey to sink your teeth into.
I had a great time playing 3D Land, at first I was reluctant about the game since the 1st half is way too easy, very fun, but very easy, then comes the 2nd half and the difficulty turns to almost classic Super Mario. I have no real issues with this game, the stages are very short but I think its because they were thinking portable and on the go, so is not a real problem and because sometimes you will replay them to collect certain item (star coins) in order to advance furthermore, it is for the best. The music is good but not memorable and so is the stage design, they almost feel like leftovers of another Super Mario games but its just a theory.
If you know Super Mario games then you know how is this, and 3D Land while is not really a classic, it doesn't disappoint.