Replay – Super Mario Land

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 01, 2017 at 08:00 PM

In 1989, before the release of Super Mario Bros. 3, another Mario platformer released on the Game Boy, and it was one of the weirdest entries in the series.

At the time, with only Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2 in place as a point of reference, it didn't seem so weird. Exploring pyramids, fighting rampaging Easter Island head statues, and playing a few periodic side-scrolling shooter levels didn't seem so weird for a Mario game. Revisiting it today, however, shows off some real odd choices on Nintendo's part, but it's still a lot of fun. For part two, we play a very strange imported game, specially ordered to feature on Replay, and we see the return of a familiar face.