Super Mario Land on 3DS VC = Hell yeah!

#1 Posted by Hailinel (23927 posts) -

The waves of nostalgia, they nourish me.

I bought Super Mario Land from the 3DS eShop tonight. It's probably been over fifteen or sixteen years since I last played it, but I've still got the touch, apparently, as I proceeded to beat it in less than an hour. There were parts of that game that I frankly forgot existed, but the moment I saw them, the memories came running right back. This game blew my mind when I was a little kid, and it's still fun now despite its simplicity. And the 3DS does a good job of emulating the game, too.

#2 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

Super Mario Land 2 is where it's at, yo.

The only thing I remember from SML is that the first level song was... weird. Not good or bad, just weird. I don't know how else to put it.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

I had to replace my old broken phone, and I bought an Xperia Play- I put all of the Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on it- it's pretty neat that they run properly and have the right controls- I've been digging into a ton of old games- it's like, I'm curious, how was that GB port of MKII? Let's check it out!

#4 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

@TooWalrus: ...legally?

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18911 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

I had to replace my old broken phone, and I bought an Xperia Play- I put all of the Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on it- it's pretty neat that they run properly and have the right controls- I've been digging into a ton of old games- it's like, I'm curious, how was that GB port of MKII? Let's check it out!

All the MK games on GB and GBC are garbage.
#6 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@JJOR64: GBA ones as well

#7 Posted by Hailinel (23927 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

I had to replace my old broken phone, and I bought an Xperia Play- I put all of the Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on it- it's pretty neat that they run properly and have the right controls- I've been digging into a ton of old games- it's like, I'm curious, how was that GB port of MKII? Let's check it out!

...You're comparing illegal ROM emulation to this?

#8 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

@Hailinel: Yes, because with games this old, legal emulation and illegal emulation are almost identical when it comes to quality.

@AuthenticM: No, not legally. Right now, with the exception of Mario Land and Links Awakening (which I'm totally going to buy when I get my 3DS for Luigi's Mansion 2) there is no way for me to give my money to Nintendo to play those old Gameboy games.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (23927 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@Hailinel: Yes, because with games this old, legal emulation and illegal emulation are almost identical when it comes to quality.

@AuthenticM: No, not legally. Right now, with the exception of Mario Land and Links Awakening (which I'm totally going to buy when I get my 3DS for Luigi's Mansion 2) there is no way for me to give my money to Nintendo to play those old Gameboy games.

If you must know, the emulation is spot-on.

#10 Posted by CABBAGES (521 posts) -

I bought super mario land on 3ds but I would say gameboy emulation on my xperia play is alot better.
Nintendo and other companys need to release most if not all of their old games when they bring out things like virtual console.

#11 Posted by Jolt92 (1543 posts) -

I just beat this shit and hooked up my 3DS to my stereo so now I can listen to that sweet ass credit music all day. It's so fucking great. Game is still fun after all these years and the music in the first half of the game is outstanding.

#12 Posted by bartok (2425 posts) -

I love Super Mario Land but it feels like it wasn't meant to be a Mario game.  You spend the game battling monsters that have yet to be seen in other Mario games like Sphinxes and witches.  The end boss much like Wart has yet to be seen in another Mario game (I believe it was an alien).  There were also two shooter stages.  Plus the weirdest thing of all is that Koopa Troopers just explode after you jump on them.   
Maybe this game was originally going to be Doki Doki Panic Land.

#13 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

You beat it in an hour! Man, I'm still stuck on 3-1.

#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

@Hailinel: How much is this? I'm going out to get a 3DS today and I won't be getting any retail games until Ocarina comes out I guess. Anything else worth getting on the E-Store?

#15 Posted by Hailinel (23927 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@Hailinel: How much is this? I'm going out to get a 3DS today and I won't be getting any retail games until Ocarina comes out I guess. Anything else worth getting on the E-Store?

Super Mario Land is $3.99. As for the other VC games on the service at this point, Alleyway and Radar Mission are both $2.99. Link's Awakening DX is $5.99.

As far as other games to get, most of the DSiWare back-catalogue is in the shop as well. Some of the featured standouts you can currently find without having to perform a search include Cave Story, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Dr. Mario Express, and Plants vs. Zombies. Prices vary for each.

#16 Edited by SpaceKangaroo (138 posts) -

Hm, anyone else manage to unlock hard mode? not appearing for me after finishing it.

Edit: nvm, the cursor changes from a mushroom to Mario's face ;p

#17 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

I didn't notice a hard mode, hell I don't even remember a hard mode, my memory is so patchy.

Hehe

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