Please sign in or sign up!
  • Forget your password?
  • Want to sign up?
  •       ...blogs for gamers

    Find a GameLog
    ... by game ... by platform
    advanced search  advanced search ]
    GameLog Entries

    jp's Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)

    [November 27, 2011 05:23:07 PM]
    I kind of agree with Penny Arcade that the automatic helper that kicks in if you lose too often in a level is sort of condescending (see here: On the other hand, I have to admit that it's actually kind of helpful and that I was thankful I could use it on the few occasions I needed to. However, I'm surprised they got rid of it for the "special levels" because they're MUCH harder than the rest of them (generally speaking, of course).

    I feel that there are basically two games here, there's the first pass (regular levels, save the princess, woohoo!) for most players and the special levels (the other half of the game, as far as I can tell) that are hard, no extra help, and good luck to you! Some of the powerups are different, and some are actually bad! I don't recall seeing this in any other Mario game, but there's a purple mushroom that's actually poisonous and, contrary to the green 1-Up mushrooms that often slip away, this one actually follows you around! Can you believe that!
    add a comment Add comment
    [November 21, 2011 10:12:10 AM]
    Curse you Bowser, you've taken the princess to another castle!
    add a comment Add comment
    [November 18, 2011 10:48:47 AM]
    Wow, this is game is just that: wow. The 3D effect is there and it's subtle and quite non-intrusive. It's actually the opposite - it really adds to the experience. Curiously, the best way of describing the game I can think of at the moment is that it's the ideal offspring of Super Mario 64 and a traditional 2D mario game. It doesn't go all "crazy" like the Galaxy games and it's not "open" like Mario64, but it's the better for it.

    I'm about to wrap up World 6 (of 8) which seems quite short (in terms of how long I've been playing). I wouldn't presume that it's because I've become really good at Mario games - rather I suspect I'm in for a little surprise when I reach the end of World 8. Is the princess really going to be in another castle? I guess I'll find out soon...
    add a comment Add comment

    jp's Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 16 November, 2011

    GameLog closed on: Monday 5 March, 2012

    jp's opinion and rating for this game

    No comment, yet.

    Rating (out of 5):

    Related Links

    See jp's page

    See info on Super Mario 3D Land

    More GameLogs
    other GameLogs for this Game

    This is the only GameLog for Super Mario 3D Land.


    games - logs - members - about - help - recent updates

    Copyright 2004-2014