Best way to play Super Mario 3D Land on PC with 4K textures and amazing visuals – 𝔾𝕒𝕞𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕌𝕊
Retro gaming is something everyone loves to do and emulation has made it easier and made many games easily accessible, Super Mario 3D Land is a 3DS classic, and here’s our guide on the Best way to play Super Mario 3D Land on PC with 4K textures and amazing visuals using a custom modified Citra emulator.
The best way to play Super Mario 3D Land in 2023, is by using Henriko Magnifico’s 4Ktexture packs. The texture pack enhances the visuals of the game with better and sharper textures, upscaled resolution, shadows and many post-processing enhancements, making this the absolute best way to play Super Mario Land 3D on PC.
‘Henriko Magnifico’ is a YouTuber who has been creating HD texture packs for classic Nintendo titles like Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Mario and a lot more. His work is appreciated by retro game fans, as he improves the visuals of the game without affecting the original visual appeal intended by the creators.
The texture pack replaces the blurry aged textures from the game and replaces them with new 4K textures. The 4K version of the texture pack is scaled to 8x the default resolution, if the internal resolution is increased in Citra you may be able to view some textures at a staggering 6832×3480 resolution!
Super Mario 3D Land 4K Installation and setup guide on PC
The Installation is fairly simple, you will need to download the special preconfigured Citra emulator from the following link, which is provided alongside the texture pack, and launch Super Mario 3D Land rom using the ‘Super Mario 3D Land HD.exe’
Of course, you’ll need to own a copy of the 3DS version of the game which you can dump onto your PC and open it using the modded Citra emulator.
Additionally, the texture pack includes an additional folder to help you play Super Mario 3D Land using the Switch Pro controller or joy-cons
The 4k textures and the upscaled resolution are massive upgrades in the visual quality of the game. The modded Dolphin emulator improves the game in every way and ensures amazing visual quality and experience. Henriko Magnifico has texture packs for some other titles as well, including The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess and Majora’s Mask.
The texture packs can be found on the Patreon page of Henriko Magnifico, the texture packs are available to download for free but there are extra perks for purchasing a subscription to his Patreon page like early access to new texture packs and a lot more. In the meantime check out our guide on how to play the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time on an Android device.