VGB: "There’s no doubt about it, Mario makes a bombastic return to grace and glory with Super Mario 3D Land; a game that is quite simply, flat-out fun. Classic yet modern Mario action that proves, as always, why Nintendo is the best developer in the world.
Super Mario 3D Land is a BLAST. Everyone who owns a 3DS will want to have this game in their collection. Is it a system seller? I don’t think so necessarily, but it is certainly one of, if not THE, best reason to own a 3DS. And you will not be sorry after purchasing the game; as Nintendo has done a bang up job and the level design is leagues better than that of New Super Mario Bros. DS. And much, much more unique. They also deserve to be commended for finding, once again, a way to create a new twist on Mario and make him fresh and relevant once again. Even if the 3D effect didn’t exactly go as far as I hoped it would. Buy it. You’ll be happy you did."