I found World te gadgety and tried to impress us with extravagant things, and Land looked like a Mario gamegame. Although Land in 3D borrowed a lot from those early games, it represented elements of all the Super Mario games, and in a sense was considered “the best of Mario. For those unfamiliar with all the plumbing gun elements, that game was Super Mario 3D Land, a curious entry in Super Mario history that appeared on the 3DS in 2011. World added a FANTASTIC multiplayer mode with different characters, which really gave the game a long life, but the levels weren’t as accurate as Land. And if a game like Land could turn back the clock with its single-player focus, smaller levels and overall linear nature, it would be at the expense of World. Super Mario 3D Land is a great game. I feel like most people weren’t big fans of the game when it came out, but I loved it and played it three times at full speed. It’s a great game and the 3D made it even better, it’s a game where we got the glorious return of Tanooki Mario and only sold it to me. Given the love Super Mario got on the Switch last year, there has never been a better time to bring back 3D Earth. Even before that, Super Mario Maker 2 got a big update in April that added World Maker, and 3D All-Stars brought us 64, Sunshine and Galaxy on Switch in one package. Each world had battles with bosses, some of which took us to Bowser Castle, and like in Super Mario Bros. they had to control a switch that threw “him” into the lava. 3D Land and World is my favorite Mario game that I’ve always had in my hands. For me, 3D World was not quite the Mario game I thought it would be when I bought the Wii U. Like many platform mascots in the90s, Mario went from 2D to 3D, and Super Mario 64 remains an iconic game that laid the groundwork for future games.