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Temper tantrum tyrant seizes Mario Land!

In his greatest Game Boy adventure, Mario faces off against his evil rival Wario, who has captured Mario Land and turned it into his private playground.

To toss Wario off his ill-gotten throne, Mario must search all-new worlds for the six golden coins that unlock the gate to Mario's Castle. A mob of monsters, old and new, seek to stop him. Along the way, through 6 zones, Mario can nab Power Mushrooms, Super Stars, and Fire Flowers for extra power. And if he eats the Magic Carrot, he'll turn into a high-flying hare.

The battery pack saves your game in progress in this biggest Game Boy Mario adventure yet.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Monochrome Mario is back in style

Nintendo managed to squeeze quite a bit of the Super Mario experience into the original Super Mario Land, but many gamers felt like the game was a bit too scaled down to feel like a true adventure from the series. Nintendo obviously sensed this when they...

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User Comments (29)



Turbo_Genesis_64 said:

This is still one of my favorite Mario games. And perhaps is the best game of the orginal black and white GB. The Super Mario World style graphics are amazing and the adventure is addictive.



Corbs said:

The only thing I didn't like about this game the first time around was that it was fairly hard to see on the old Game Boy screen at times. But now that I have my Super Game Boy 2, it's no big deal. A fantastic game!



Turbo_Genesis_64 said:

The first time I played it was 1998 on the Super Game Boy. I think the game is timeless. I will play it anytime, anywhere.

I was more of a Lynx fan in the early 90s. Although, I was pretty jealous of all of the addictive, puzzle games that came out for the GB around 1990. Qix, Quarth, Boxxle, and Tetris are all classics.

When I got my SNES with Super Mario All-Stars in 1995. I quickly bought a Super Game Boy to play Qix. I think I got Qix for $5.00 new at KB Toys. That was a deal!



Turbo_Genesis_64 said:

I always felt the controls were a little loose on Mario Land 1. Also, it would of been nice to save the game.



colmtheperson said:

I remember I was in 1st class in primary school (I was about 7) some kid in my class had it and I played it for about 10 mins (then it was home time)

The next day I bought a Game Boy package which included this game and the first one. All my Christmas money was spent on it and I never looked back since. Don't think IO ever stopped playing it either lol



Mr_64 said:

What a truly great game this is! I can't believe they got such a fantastic, well presented and deep game onto that tiny little Gameboy cartridge. The fact it holds it's own against the other Mario games sums up what an achievement it is. Shame it never got the GBA reboot given to the NES and SNES Mario games as I would've loved to see this game in higher resolution and colour.



Paperclip said:

I remember beating this game when I was around 7 or 8. I should go play it again =D



pixelman said:

I love this game. I picked it up recently, and I've been having a blast with it. Now I need to get the prequel.



nintendonerd147 said:

10:10 best gameboy game ever up there with pokemon red/blue if they have dsi vc this should definetely be on it



WolfLink22 said:

I can't wait for this game either. I most of all want Wario Land 1 through 3 as well.



Bucho said:

i really want this, back in the early 90s this was my favourite game, i'll buy on release day.



Supremeist said:

I can't wait for this game to launch out on the 3DS VC. I need to finish up SML and wait for this.



grumblegrumble said:

Downloaded it first thing this morning and so far I am loving it Charming, good old fashioned Mario goodness I have to admit I never played this one before (and it's great!) A+!



Super-Mario-Fan said:

i love this game! i used to play it on my game boy advance sp (since it was compatible with it)but then i lost it.now i can be able to play it again!



Groovius said:

I love the big, detailed sprites and the catchy music. Nintendo fixed the problems I had with the first SML (namely, the controls), and it's just a ton of fun. Short and easy? Sure, but it's a game I'll always return to. The enemy designs are superb, like the walking hockey masks embedded with knives in the Halloween world.



TimboBaggins said:

I adored this game. I spent more time playing this game then practically anything else on the game boy except Tertris.



ShinyGold said:

DO NOT BUY THIS u dont even get to controll mario Is int this a rubish download
I Just Wasted $3.65 on a game that u dont even get to play



alexntb said:

Another Super Mario game created without the involvement of Shigeru Miyamoto. I will preface by saying that Gunpei Yokoi is one of the few people other than Shigeru Miyamoto that I am alright with spearheading a Mario project (others including Shigeyuki Asuke and Yoshiaki Koizumi). Still, it feels like a shadow of a Super Mario game, having come out in an era where Gameboy games were admittedly very hit or miss. Somehow though, 6 Golden Coins sidesteps any major glitches, boasts a modest but ample framerate and doesn't commit any Mario sacrilege

This is definitely the first Mario game to feature Wario (thanks for him, Gunpei), and to my knowledge the first Mario game where you can actually backtrack in a level. Also, unless my memory fails me, the first Super Mario game that allows you to save your game.

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