Super Mario Land – Board Game?

Not often I get the time to dig until blood oozes from my fingernails in this particular junk shop, but seeing as time was on my side I decided to wear my hands down to nubs digging through the abundance of useless crap that junk shops seem to accumulate. And what did I find? Well, this:

Can’t say I have ever seen this before, nor have can I find anything on the web about it, but using my powerful observational skills, it seems to be a board game based on the Gameboy game ‘Super Mario Land’. I could think of better video games to base a board game on – who am I to question Nintendo and/or Bandai though.

This board game was released in 1989 by Bandai, which I believe is the exact same year for the release of ‘Super Mario Land’ for the Gameboy – correct me if I’m wrong there.

Nintendo baord game 1989

Always good to find something Mario released pre-90s.

The only thing left to do now is actually play the thing – don’t think that will be happening any time soon though – way too many other things that actually make sound and induce seizures to worry about playing a board game! 😀


  1. I’d kill to get my dirty hands on this one! How/where id you get it? I love SML, as this was my very first GB game back in a day. Besides, I just love Nintendo art style direction of the day.
    What shop do you go to???
    Congrats on a purchase.

    1. Hi GameScanner,

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

      Yeah, this was a pretty good find – they are pretty rare it seems, as I had someone mail me directly a while back asking about it.

      This one was found in a used shop that unfortunately stayed open for only about 6 months before going bankrupt. I have a regular run of shops that I try to get to at least once every two weeks, but the main places are HardOff/HobbyOff/CompOff, Mandai, ChameleonClub, and some little one off used places.

      The art style of Nintendo back then was really cool – I totally agree! 🙂

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