GameCrate: " Super Mario Land just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The title launched for the Game Boy in Japan on April 21, 1989, with August and September releases following in North American and European territories, respectively. It doesn't look like much these days, but the monochromatic platformer was quite groundbreaking in 1989 — it provided Game Boy adopters with a full-fledged Mario game. While somewhat clunky by today's standards, it had enough polish to make it a worthwhile buy. Add some really creative level design and charming weirdness, and you've got what's easily one of the most unique Mario titles ever."