Matt Wadleigh states, "Super Mario 3D Land is a very distinct and important release for Mario. Mario's first 3DS outing establishes the benchmark by which all other platformers on the system will be compared, introducing a solid camera system that limits player frustration while allowing a fully explorable environment full of 3D effects. It's also a title that gives the 3DS something distinct to brag about when, so far, the library has been full of excellent Nintendo 64 ports. It may be a little too easy at times, but even the levels that you can breeze are still interesting and provide a lot of worthwhile sights. Super Mario 3D Land is an essential purchase for all 3DS owners, and a good reason to pay attention to the system if you haven't yet."