Back on the Right Track – Nintendo Gameboy – Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins – 1992

SUPER MARIO LAND 2 : THE SIX GOLDEN COINS
Game Boy
Nintendo
(c) 1992
Genre: Action Platformer

If I admit something here, I hope no one holds it against me: I reviewed Super Mario Land mostly so I could get to its sequel and review it. That might be harsh, but my memories of Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins is much more pleasant and vivid than that of the original. Sometimes, though, heroes don’t always stand up to the test of time, as we’ve seen with a few other games of old in posts past. What does that say for this little gem?
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Small Game, Small Step Back – Nintendo Gameboy – Super Mario Land – 1989

SUPER MARIO LAND
Game Boy
Nintendo
(c) 1989
Genre: Action Platformer

When you were younger and video games had just found their way into the mainstream, there were a few problems. Now, we’re not talking prices. We’re not talking about trying to find the entrance to the dungeon under the lake or other nonsense. We’re talking about the upset when you had to go to school or church or wherever your parents/significant other wanted you to go and you had to leave your game system behind. Then, the Game Boy came into our lives and added a whole new level of geekdom to our lives. A mobile and portable geekdom. Of the launch titles for this little piece of heaven, Super Mario Land is the first that many remember, despite its slight deviations from the classic Mario conventions. Where does this fall on the scale of Mario games, let along in the line of general retrospect? Let’s discuss, shall we?

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