Best Nintendo Series

The Top Ten

1 Mario Bros.

Best Nintendo Series

I didn't know about this game but its great like first one that's called mario vs donkey kong

Saving the princess since 1985 - Ilikegames

I've never been into the Zelda games so I have to go with Mario. They're so addicting!

2 Legend of Zelda

Zelda is wayy better than MARIO.

Best game ever.

Mmm mmm


3 Pokemon


Pokemon, while it can seem repetitive, is a world of itself. The games do their best to immerse you in this world, and if they can do that, then you've been hooked. The series has many incarnations, spin-offs, and even a niche for the competitive players. Overall, one of the top series of all time. - LordFlashFire

Better than Mario.

I know this question is completely unrelated to Pokemon but why is sonic on this list when it's not a Nintendo series?

4 Super Smash Bros.

It's competitive

It’s every Nintendo franchise in the best videogame crossover ever!

Super Smash Bros has all of your favorite Nintendo Allstars and allows you to see what would happen if they were in a fight.

This franchise let me know more of the other Nintendo franchises besides Mario, Pokemon and Kirby. - truespongebobfan

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5 Kirby

I love Kirby go Kirby go Kirby hip-hip HOORAY!

Kirby is so cute he made it as the star of smash ultimate

This series is my personal favorite because it has all you could ever want!

Kirby is awesome!

6 Metroid

What is Metroid doing all the way down here?! Seriously, 11?! Honestly, Metroid deserves better, which is obviously my opinion because I'm voting for it. Metroid has so much more than other Nintendo games, and some of the ones that are higher aren't even Nintendo series. Come on, Metroid deserves way better than this.

Metroid has always been my favorite. I've been playing it since the 90's... it was the first game I ever played. Nothing compares.

Metroid has the best game ever

6 percent? 6 PERCENT!? 6 PERCENNTT!?

But seriously, more people need to know about this series.

7 Donkey Kong

I want a 3rd entry in Donkey Kong's "Returns" series more than Metroid Prime 4.

8 Earth Bound

The mother trilogy as it should be called has taken the spot as my favorite series. Ever. LoZ would have won, but it's less consistent in quality, though there are many more games. The reason for the Mother Trilogy being so good is that it really is unique, sure there are other rpg's, but how many of them have you fighting a overweight bully who's working with an insane alien, AND has you finding stuff in trash.
Not many, that's for sure.

I am a die hard Zelda fan but, the closest Zelda game to almost make me cry was OoT. The difference is Mother 3 and Earthbound made me want to re-think my life and the games literally made me sit in awe after I completed them. There is no other series like the Mother series but, Zelda I would put second for sure.

Best game I've ever played on any Nintendo platform. Great score, hilarious story, interesting characters. One of the few games that I ever just sat down and played straight through. A classic and truly enjoyable game.

Earthbound, aka Mother 2, is part of my absolute favorite video game franchise of all time. Is it downright criminal not to bring Mother and Mother 3 to the USA. - stellaryarn

9 Mario Kart

Hopefully we can have a opened level Mario kart

I'd agree. If Mario Kart 9 gets a Story Mode, then it would be a Day 1 Purchase. - Pikachu7586

It is part of Mario.

10 Wario Land

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11 Animal Crossing

Will suck your soul from what you think is real. But I love it.


12 Star Fox

Love Star Fox Assault :D and Star Fox 64.

13 Fire Emblem

Fire emblem awakening and three houses are incredible. People will come to realise just how good these games are. So underrated.

I just love fire emblem especially fire emblem fates.

Waifu Nation, RoyTheBoy's, and Robins, rise up!

Love I mean love Fire Emblem so much. But why is every body complaining about Mine craft I can not find it I see sonic but no Minecraft I think fix something for once.

14 Donkey Kong Country
15 F-Zero

i like it

16 Pikmin

Me too!

Amazing strategy game different from everything else Nintendo has!

Was not as popular in US but still a great series!


17 Paper Mario
18 Xeno
19 Kid Icarus

I love Kid Icarus Uprising

20 Splatoon

Many shooters nowadays are all the same - gritty, gory games that little kids play to feel cool. However Nintendo with splatoon and splatoon 2 has turned the mechanics of shooters games (kill) and slapped it in the face. The goal of splatoon is to cover the area with as much ink as you can, a delightful breath of fresh air from normal shooter games. All of the ranked modes are fun (tower control gets absolutely crazy), the single-player campaign is much better than I ever expected to be, and all of the weapons and outfits are varied in use and style. Splatoon 2 built upon these foundations and this is looking to one day be on the Mount Rushmore of nintendo (Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Kirby).

Nah, It sucks (Just for saying that, I can already see the classic "Call of Duty Fanboy" insult used by every Nintendo fanboy. For the record, I have never played Call of Duty).

I don't agree with your argument that all shooters are the same. A lot of franchises have a lot to offer like Halo, Gears of War, Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto with their amazing story telling.

Also, you seem to be against gritty and gory games. Well, all I have to say about that is that life isn't just peaches and cream which a lot of video games like to show. Stop shielding yourself and the children from all this violence because whether you like it or not, it's reality and reality ALWAYS catches up with us. - RogerMcBaloney

21 Magical Starsign
22 Advance Wars
23 Mega Man

He is owned by Capcom, not Nintendo.

This should be higher

24 Yoshi's Island
25 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic the Hedgehog is the best! I don't know why it's on this list though. This isn't made by Nintendo. Could some please fix this?


26 Mario & Luigi

WHAT?! This Series is fantastic. One of the better RPG's out there. It kinda went downhill after paper Jam but the remakes have been keeping this Series alive.

27 Professor Layton Professor Layton Professor Hershel Layton is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Professor Layton fictional universe, created by Level-5.


28 Bomberman

I don't know why I love this. But I love it and it's crazy awesome.

I agree dude. Multiplayer is only 2nd to smash.

It's epic! Who doesn't love a bunch of bombs going boom!
Multiplayer? Like, Heck Yeah!
Bomberman is the BOMB!

29 Wii Series

Never played it.

30 WarioWare
31 The Legendary Starfy
32 Punch-Out!!

I can't believe Pikmin is on here, but Punch Out isn't. Punch Out is one of the best game series because it offers a great challenge, especially in Title Defense.

33 Rhythm Heaven

My second favourite Nintendo franchise it's weird to see that nobody put this on the list

34 Pac-Man

Pokemon is as good as Pac-man and in my opinion its funner

The world's famous arcade game character! Everyone looks for him and his games in an arcade. Screw Pokemon, PAC-man rocks!

35 Ice Climbers

Go Ice Climbers! Sadly, they didn't make it into the next Smash Bros. game because of technical difficulties on the 3DS version. :(

36 Game & Watch
37 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
38 Mario Party

I don't know why nobody likes the Mario Party series, I mean, give it some credit!

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