Super Mario Land (スーパーマリオランド, Sūpā Mario Rando?) is a platforming video game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld game console. It and the Game Boy debuted in Japan on April 21, 1989, in the United States on July 31, 1989, and in Europe on September 28, 1990. Super Mario Land marked Mario's first appearance on the Game Boy and was a launch title for the Game Boy in Japan, North America and Europe. It is one of the first games re-released on the "Virtual Console" for the Nintendo 3DS.
Reviews of the game were generally favorable. The game drove initial sales of the Game Boy and has sold over 18 million copies in total. Super Mario Land was also the first game of the Mario series produced by Gunpei Yokoi. A sequel, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, was released in 1992. Another sequel, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, was released in 1994.