The 50 Greatest Mario Games

Super Mario Land (1989)

To fit Super Mario Land on the power-deficient Game Boy, Nintendo had to strip away much of the color and charm of other Super Mario titles. But what it left was the core of the series: fun platforming and excellent controls. Super Mario Land proved the perfect portable version of Mario in the early 90s—when you weren't planted in front of your TV, at least you could still be stomping Goombas somewhere, and it felt great.

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