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Super Mario Land DX

Hack of Super Mario Land

Description:

Super Mario Land DX is a romhack of the original Super Mario Land for the Game Boy that turns the game into a Game Boy Color game. It adds color and changes the graphics to give the game a modern look.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Super Mario Land (World)
  • (No-Intro version 20130802-061634)
  • ROM/File SHA-1: 3A4DDB39B234A67FFB361EE7ABC3D23E0A8B1C89
  • ROM Size: 65536 (10000)
  • ROM CRC32: 90776841

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
toruzzHacking

User Review Information

A classic is reborn in stunning COLOR!

Reviewed By: phantom_with_a_rose on 23 Apr 2019

I remember getting the original “Super Mario Land” for Game Boy and playing it for the first time on Christmas Day of ‘97. Despite how short the playthrough is, it still remains as one of my favorite Mario games of all time! Since the release of the Game Boy Color (which I received for Christmas the following year), I only DREAMED of seeing SML and SML2 re-done in color and hoped Nintendo would make both projects come to fruition (alas, they never did). Fortunately, toruzz finally made my dreams a reality not only by not only making a fully colorized version of SML2, but also now its predecessor!

I have tried a few color hacks of SML and thought that they were pretty decent (albeit flawed) efforts, but this is, by FAR, the BEST colorized rendition of the classic GB title! I also love the updated sprite designs for Mario, Princess Daisy (who now wears her iconic yellow dress and crown), and the enemies and bosses! Like toruzz’s color hack of SML2, this truly feels like an official GBC remake/re-release of SML by Nintendo. Toruzz has done an OUTSTANDING job at making almost everything look as detailed and precise as possible! My only minor complaint is the lack of color in the fireballs that Mario shoots at enemies (which is still black). It would have been nice to see those have a reddish color to them similar to the color of the fireballs seen in most other Mario games. Aside from that, I had an absolute BLAST replaying through SML with this patch! It is truly THE definitive version to play. HIGHLY recommended!!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Needs Some Improvements, But Otherwise Solid Hack!Tritnew06 Aug 20191.0Yes
Beautiful art but framerate/pacing issueswiedo08 Jul 20191.0No
Breathless..MiniComputer25 Jun 20191.0Yes
Incompatible with version 1.1, among other small issuesBlazeHeatnix27 May 20191.0Yes
IncredibleThirteen 135512 May 20191.0Yes
Great, just a few things to improve on...Mesacboy02 May 20191.0Yes
Not Perfect But Not A Catastrophe EitherEldrethor02 May 20191.0Yes
Colorization causes choppy frame rate - needs work before being considered definitive.DrDimension28 Apr 20191.0No
The definitive way to experience Super Mario LandChewbatrij27 Apr 20191.0Yes
Absolutely Amazinginsectduel26 Apr 20191.0Yes
The game is easy to play. Is excellent.Vallenatero201525 Apr 20191.0Yes
Great New Look for a Great Old GameTyrantnyx24 Apr 20191.0Yes
The best colorful Super Mario Land Ever!Geoshi24 Apr 20191.0Yes
An Impressive Surprise!TRIFORCE8923 Apr 20191.0Yes
A classic is reborn in stunning COLOR!phantom_with_a_rose23 Apr 20191.0Yes
Another great hack from ToruzzShade Aurion23 Apr 20191.0Yes
A great way to celebrate 30 years of the Game Boy!ShockwaveS0824 Apr 20191.0Yes