The overall feel of Super Mario 3D Land is that of a "best of title." It combines the best elements of games from the franchise's history including Super Mario 64, Super Mario Bros. 3, The New Super Mario Bros. and others, and then focuses them all in a completely new adventure to take advantage of Nintendo's new hardware in the 3DS.
+Classic Mario platforming action refined and polished to near perfection.
+The addition of the Tanooki suit, and Tanooki tails to characters throughout the game, give the game a ridiculous amount of adorable.
+The 3D features of the 3DS are utilized intelligently and don't feel shoe-horned in.
+Quite possibly the best example of a reason to own a 3DS this holiday season.
-There should have been some multiplayer options, co-operative or competitive.
-There are segements in the game that require the use of 3D, so those that want to play the game but don't like 3D are out of luck.
With each new piece of Hardware offered by Nintendo, there are a few titles that you can be guaranteed will be making an appearance. Chief among those would be Mario. It's been a while since we watched the launch of the Nintendo 3DS come and go, but we finally have our 'staple series' making its debut on the system.