Nintendo's 3DS hasn't had the best start in life, released with few games and even eight months down the line the only real quality titles were sadly re-skinned Nintendo 64 titles. The future does look brighter however, with its iconic plumbing mascot paving the way for a much steadier stream of quality first-party titles being released over the coming months.
With the 3D Mario titles Nintendo have been streamlining and simplifying the structure of the games in order to appease a wider, more casual audience. Super Mario 3D Land continues that trend, featuring little to no wasted gameplay time. 9/10