Parents' Guide to

Super Mario 3D Land

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Newest Mario game continues the platforming magic.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 7+

Mario’s 1st 3DS game!

$19.99 of a 9.5/10 game may be cheep, but it is a really fun game!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 4+

Like mario bros.

This is JUST like super Mario bros U.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Super Mario 3D Land was designed with the intention of bringing back the "old-school" appeal that has drawn in millions of gamers over the last two decades. It delivers on that goal in droves. Ardent Mario fans will appreciate the many nods to vintage Mario titles, while everyone will become entranced by the way the 3D presentation adds a new layer of gameplay. Players can run between the background and foreground to clear obstacles and collect items in a way that truly takes advantage of the 3DS's visual capabilities.

What's more, many of the levels seem deceptively easy but in reality provide intense challenges that will have players trying over and over again, making the feeling of completing each level ultimately rewarding. In short, it is a Mario game that delivers on everything players would expect from such a legendary franchise.

Game Details

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