Super Mario Land DS
North American Boxart
Developer(s) Cogshift Studios
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Japan - May 19, 2009
25px-Flag of USA - June 1, 2009
25px-Flag of Europe - June 30, 2009
25px-Flag of Australia - June 30, 2009
Boss Rush
Age Rating(s)
ESRB E - Everyone (ESRB)
3Rating - Ages 3+ (PEGI)
CERO A - All Ages (CERO)
Genre(s) 2D Platformer
Series Super Mario
Media Included Nintendo DS Cartridge
Super Mario Land DS is a 2D platforming Super Mario game developed by Cogshift Studios for the Nintendo DS. An indirect sequel to Super Mario Land, it includes many features recurring from this game as well as Super Mario Bros. 2. The game is based around Mario & co. attempting to stop Bowser and his henchmen Wario and Waluigi, who are in pursuit of taking over Princess Daisy's nation of Sarasaland.



Boss Rush




It was a bright and sunny day in the Mushroom Kingdom, and Mario and his friends were strolling along near Princess Peach's Castle. Suddenly, a bag of coins fell from the sky, but before Mario could pick it up, a small airship swooped down from the sky and grabbed the coins. "Those are mine, pal," sneered Wario, who was riding with Bowser and Waluigi. "Let's get a move-on, boys!" roared Bowser. "Sarasaland isn't going to capture itself!" Mario & co. stared in horror as the troublesome trio zoomed through the sky to their friend Princess Daisy's land. With that, the four set off to save the fate of their friend and neighboring nation forever!




All playable characters behave the same way in every mode.

Image Name Description
MarioNvF3D Mario A mustachioed plumber and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario is ready to take his arch-enemy Bowser head-on.
NSMBWii Luigi Luigi Mario's brother Luigi tries to take the spotlight as he joins in on the adventure to save his rumored love interest, Daisy. Only playable in multiplayer mode.
MushroombanditNSMBU Nabbit Nabbit was tagging along with the bros. that morning in hope to snag some coins, and that's exactly what he's planning on doing during this journey. Only playable in multiplayer mode.
DiddyKongFortuneStreet Diddy Kong Mario's buddy Donkey Kong is on a vacation, and his little buddy Diddy Kong has nothing to do. As an active and adventurous young fellow, Diddy joins in on the fun to help Mario out. Only playable in multiplayer mode.


Image Name Role Description
Daisy Princess Daisy Damsel-in-Distress She may not know it yet, but Daisy, heir of Sarasaland, is currently in charge of a nation under attack! With saving Sarasaland comes saving Daisy, so that's what Mario & co. will be doing.
Tatanga Art Tatanga Shopkeeper Tatanga has just finished a 20-year dungeon sentence and has remained in Sarasaland after promising to be less troublesome. You can find him inside of any Pago Shop and give his minigames a spin for some neat rewards.
DonkeyPartyDS Donkey Kong Cameo What's a game with Diddy without Donkey Kong? You can spot DK spectating the final boss fight and bringing Diddy back home to Donkey Kong Island during the end credits.
150px Nitrobe Rideable Nitrobe is a pig-like creature that can be ridden by Mario & co. like a plane, submarine or minecart. Hitting the dash button while riding him will allow him to shoot superballs to damage enemies.



Image Name Description
Bowser Bowser Mario's shell-clad arch-enemy Bowser is back at it again—but he's shaking it up this time; instead of going for Princess Peach, Bowser's taken a new approach and is planning to take over Sarasaland!
WarioMPDS Wario The Koopa King has teamed up with Mario's rival Wario as well! This greedy, garlic-loving coin thief is in it for the money. It may not be his first time trying to take over a kingdom with Mario set to stop him, but with a team like his, it's gonna be hard to take him down.
250px-WaluigiMP8a Waluigi Waluigi, the anti-Luigi, is the only person Wario would be willing to share the riches with, and annoying fellow like himself would definitely be one to take advantage. Waluigi has been known to be a trickster and cheater in sports and party games, so it's no surprise that he's got a few plans up his sleeve to mess around with the Mario bros.


Image Name Description Method of Defeat Area
Boom Boom Boom Boom is a big, tough Bombshell Koopa who slides into his rock-hard shell to shield himself from jumps, which will cause an explosion seconds later. Additionally, he will charge at the player at a high speed on occasion when he is not running around aimlessly. Trick him into charging into the lava below/beside the battle platform two times. Wall-jump to avoid your own death in the lava.
Bowser & Bowser Jr.



Rocket Shops

Items and Objects






Environmental Obstacles

Beta Elements

  • Blue Toad was originally supposed to appear as a playable character over Nabbit.
  • Toadsworth was supposed to appear as the shopkeeper over Tatanga.