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Super Mario Land DX

Hack of Super Mario Land


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.

v2.0 (20/04/2022):

  • Framerate issues have been addressed. That includes issues in the original game, especially noticeable in 3-2 (hard mode).
  • Mario’s sprites have been revamped. They are mostly the same size as the originals.
  • Mario’s relative position when jumping has been fixed. This was responsible for the weird collision issues in v1.0 (yeah, it wasn’t the sprites).
  • Luigi has been added. He has slightly different physics.
  • Old graphics are now an option. Not all graphics are unchanged, as it mostly affects the sprites, but this should be good enough for people who didn’t like the new ones.
  • A shortcut to difficult mode has been added.
  • New palette for Superball Mario/Luigi.
  • New animation for Super Mario/Luigi when looking up.
  • New animation for Super Mario/Luigi when entering a pipe.
  • Options menu added to accommodate the new options.
  • Battery added to permanently save your options, top score and level selection.
  • Every single stage’s colors have been tweaked.
  • An incompatibility screen for the original Game Boy has been added.
  • Hundreds of minor (and not so minor) changes and fixes.

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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User Review Information

The best colorful Super Mario Land Ever!

Reviewed By: Geoshi on 23 Apr 2019

I’m really impressed with this ROM Hack for Super Mario Land and it’s certainly better than the other colored ROM Hacks where they were just simply colored with no professional effort and didn’t stay as close to the elements source material as possible with the palette limitations until Super Mario Land DX by toruzz was born!

But it’s more than just a colored ROM hack from the original, now the sprites are more consistent and feel a bit more complete looking as they all have cartoony outlines now making it not clash, unlike the original Game Boy title. It even feels more alive with actual colored backgrounds now!

My only gripes are that it didn’t add at least one or two new content and fixing some issues to make the game even better and not badly flawed. For example sometimes, if Mario jumps onto a Piranha Plant, he goes right through it without getting harmed like in the original.

A minor issue that bothers me is that the 1UP Mushrooms didn’t replace the 1UP Hearts to make some replace use of the Game Boy Color. The original Game Boy games reasoning is that 1UP Hearts are used is because the 1-Up Mushrooms in black-and-white palettes of the original Game Boy would make it impossible to distinguish between 1-Up Mushrooms and Super Mushrooms. But now that there is color the 1UP Mushrooms should’ve fittingly be included. Just like how we can use special tunics in Link’s Awakening DX for the Game Boy Color. Super Mario Land 2: DX had 1UP Mushrooms and now it seems inconsistent the first game doesn’t have any to follow to the sequel.

What I was even more baffled about it that Luigi wasn’t included in this enhanced variant to Super Mario Land, which felt like a missed opportunity as Luigi fans would’ve had the option to save Princess Daisy more as his own story and fittingly save her since the two are commonly paired in the games, even as a Green Mario swap (his own psychics don’t have to be included, if it’s not possible) like in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for the GBC with edited text over Mario’s name to become “Luigi’s” name would’ve been the best way to save space storage with the limited ROM. Now that we have color in this I don’t see why it’s not a problem to include him regardless, Yet Luigi was added in Super Mario Land 2 DX? It now feels inconsistent with the sequel as well but not having him in the first game is the stranger part.

If an alternate patch to have 1UP Mushrooms and Luigi (or as his own patch) was included it would certainly make this hack twice as better and be fairly consistent to the sequel!

Overall, I still enjoy this version of the modified Game Boy Classic it’s better than the original Game Boy title I can say for sure, but I feel that Super Mario Land 2: DX is still more superior than the first games colored title. Now we just need Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land then all the Game Boy Wario Land and Super Mario Land games are complete in color!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Gives the game the true "Mario" feelingItssamuelsmartedits12 Apr 20232.0Yes
Definitive Version of an Absolute ClassicBlackSunshine12 Apr 20232.0Yes
Thank you Mar(fish)o!Mi5KL29 Jan 20232.0Yes
A great update, with a small complaintAdoniramJ04 Jun 20222.0Yes
One of the best hacks of RHDNT2901 Jun 20222.0Yes
One of the greatest colorization hacks just got better!Bluestreak28 Apr 20222.0Yes
Absolutely amazing!WebSlinger26 Apr 20222.0Yes
v2.0 is a massive improvement.WeNeedWarioLandDXwColor26 Apr 20222.0Yes
Color me impressed.tsubasaplayer1626 Apr 20222.0Yes
The only way to play Super Mario Land.peacefighter26 Apr 20222.0Yes
Great features and great implementationsboogaboom23 Apr 20222.0Yes
Get This Now!Razormime23 Apr 20222.0Yes
Maybe The Best Hack I’ve Ever PlayedNeon Streetlight23 Apr 20222.0Yes
Perfect executionEldiran22 Apr 20222.0Yes
Best version of Super Mario Land YetRunTheCoins21 Apr 20222.0Yes
SMLDX 2.0 a great hack perfectly polished and worked with care and dedicationnj180grados21 Apr 20222.0Yes
Original sprites + color = Perfectionlegend8021 Apr 20222.0Yes
Stunning DX, should be an official release !Ligeia26 Apr 20221.0Yes
Don't even play the original anymore! THIS HACK IS THE WAYatpstudios09 Aug 20211.0Yes
Great, But still needs some ImprovementTheLonelySoul09 Aug 20211.0Yes
It's great, but the Mario sprite...Juamnitruh02 Jan 20211.0No
Vastly improved the experienceSupergamerguy24 Jul 20201.0Yes
It's all great... except for Mario...seba0026 May 20201.0No
Super Mario Land DXFiel04 Mar 20201.0Yes
Lovely Scenery!Mother Kojiro03 Jan 20201.0Yes
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 135510 May 20191.0Yes
Great, just a few things to improve on...Mesacboy01 May 20191.0Yes
Not Perfect But Not A Catastrophe EitherEldrethor30 Apr 20191.0Yes
Colorization causes choppy frame rate - needs work before being considered definitive.DrDimension27 Apr 20191.0No
The definitive way to experience Super Mario LandChewbatrij27 Apr 20191.0Yes
Absolutely Amazinginsectduel25 Apr 20191.0Yes
The game is easy to play. Is excellent.Vallenatero201524 Apr 20191.0Yes
Great New Look for a Great Old GameTyrantnyx23 Apr 20191.0Yes
The best colorful Super Mario Land Ever!Geoshi23 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 Aurion22 Apr 20191.0Yes
A great way to celebrate 30 years of the Game Boy!ShockwaveS0823 Apr 20191.0Yes