Top Ten Video Games that Were Inspired by Mario

Even if Sonic has a lot of games inspired by itself, Mario is still popular and also has games inspired by itself. So, enjoy reading this list.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie Product Image

The reason it exists in the first place is pretty much because of Mario. If you love Banjo-Kazooie, thank Mario.

Super Meat Boy Super Meat Boy Product Image

The initials and gameplay were inspired by the successful series of Mario.

Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot Product Image

It did have a lot of inspiration from BOTH Mario and Sonic, from? Blocks and similar gameplay to cool-looking animal protagonists.

Pikmin Pikmin Product Image

Based on the cancelled Super Mario 128 prototype.

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Product Image

Originally supposed to be a Yoshi platform/racing game, but it then evolved into this really cute game.

A Hat in Time
Bubsy Bubsy Product Image

Not only was it inspired by the Mother series, but it was also inspired by a few Mario RPGs as well.

The Great Giana Sisters

This is what you call an early knockoff.

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Product Image

The obvious reason it existed in the first place is to be an edgy rival to Mario.