Top Ten Best Classic Nintendo 3DS Mario Games

The Nintendo 3DS is one of those nintendo systems with so many games! So many games so that I see there to be the classic Nintendo 3DS games, and the modern Nintendo 3DS games. The classic ones are the ones that came before the amiibo was made (or at least the games without amiibo support, so that means games made after Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam are not allowed on the list (including Paper Jam)), and in this list we will be ranking the classic Nintendo 3DS mario games, so without further ado, let's start!

The Top Ten

1 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

This is a Mario game? - RobertWisdom

I never played the original or this version but I grew up with the original Rareware trilogy and I loved it! So I don't see what can be so bad about this one - darthvadern

2 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros.

I give this game 10/10 - LightningStrike

It took a long time for me to accept that this game was even better than Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, that game was one of the best I have ever played due to its originality and creativity! However, this game is superior to that game is every possible way imaginable! It's even more unique and creative! The setting is pherhaps even better, and the story is about as good as in Superstar Saga! Antasma was an excellent villian and Bowser was very intimidating! I loved the dream worlds and how important Luigi is! This game is one of the greatest of all time! I don't understand how people ca say it's one of the worst mario rpgs! Tutorials and graphics don't make a game! It's originality and gameplay that does that! And this game was in fact one of the most original! - darthvadern

3 Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7 is not only the first Nintendo 3DS game I got, but it's also my favourite Mario Kart game to date! This game sure does lack single player versus mode, and the battle mode isn't the absolute best since you can't decide how many rounds you want to play, the courses, music and online is what makes me love this game so much! This game by far had the best online in the mario kart series in my opinion for some reason! I also liked the roster, sure, it lacks Waluigi and has Metal Mario instead, but the choices in this roster were so obscure! Wiggler and Honey Queen are characters you don't normally get to play as in mario spin-offs! This is definitely my favourite mario kart game! - darthvadern

How is this not #1 - myusernameisthis

Now this should be one. - B1ueNew

4 Mario Party: Island Tour

This is in my opinion one of the greatest mario games of all time! You guys probably already kjonw how muh I love modern mario party, especially the earlier ones! While Mario Party Island Tour isn't my favourite mario party, it's definitely my second favourite! It's even the best classic Nintendo 3DS mario game in my opinion! So why do I love this game so much? Well, the answer is easy! It's so unique and creative! The boards in the game are short, but they all have a different aspect of winning them! There's the luck-based Banzai Bill's Mad Mountain, the skill-based Kamek's Carpet Ride, and so on! Each board is something different and unique and I love it! There's a such a big variety in boards! Alright, the music is also excellent! For me it is very nostalgic! The final bowser battle and Let's Go are some of my all-time favourite songs! I loved the boss battle minigames as well! To be honest, the only thing I did not like about the game was maybe that the story mode was a bit ...more - darthvadern

Terrible. - myusernameisthis

In my opinion this is the worst Mario party game (I still like it but, compared to the other Mario party games its not that good) - SamMcI0036

I kinda liked it. - B1ueNew

5 Luigi's Mansion 2

I still have the OG 3DS model. So the thing that I hate about this game is that it's not compatible with my Circle Pad Pro but, people who have The New 3DS/2DS XL models, it absolutely works with the extra buttons. - RobertWisdom

This is one of the most recent games I have played, and it's a great game definitely! I also released a spoiler free review on it which you can check out for mroe information on why I really liked this game, anyway. This game was very memorable and fun to play through! It's very original and the bosses and mansions all stand out from one and another! My only problems are that the game feels a bit too linear, the music was dissapointing and the fact that it wasn't that scary. But other than that it's a very great game! - darthvadern

6 Super Mario 3D Land

Kinda boring to me. - RobertWisdom

Now one thing that's true about this game is that it's not the most original mario game, and the level design and story is very boring! However, this was the first mario game to mix 2D and 3D and it was quite an original act! I like it! However, the reason this game isn't original, is as you read above, the story and level design is basically the same as every other mario platformer. But this game is still a lot of fun! - darthvadern

7 Mario Golf: World Tour

This is a game that I haven't played yet (and this is why it's so low on the list), but I am planning on getting it for christmas! The amount of different golf courses in the game is insane and the roster is one of the greatest in the mario series! I really want to test this game! - darthvadern

8 Mario Tennis Open

See my comment for Mario Golf: World Tour, same thing applies here except I'm not sure about getting it since I already have Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch, it looks like a fun game though - darthvadern

9 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Haven't played it, but it looks pretty boring, I heard it's the bad version of Smash 4 whereas the Wii U version was the good one - darthvadern

I watched Nathaniel Bandy's triggered video on the Nintendo 3DS and he went all negative on this game - darthvadern

10 New Super Mario Bros. 2

Fun game. I was told it was awful but much to my delight, it's really an enjoyable game. - RobertWisdom

Underrated. - myusernameisthis

I love this game

Terrible Filler bosses who spin their shells 1000 years isn’t fun
And it’s easy

The Contenders

11 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Worst game ever. - myusernameisthis

Awful! - RobertWisdom

I haven't played it yet, but I'm not planning to either! It looks so bland and boring and there's barely anything original or interesting about it! - darthvadern

I've Played the Story was good yet the overall gameplay is just mediocre - s646451

Oh no. This game sucks. - B1ueNew

12 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

If you mean the 3DS version it's a MODERN! It came out in 2018! - darthvadern

However to be honest none of these are classics yet. They all came out 2011-2014 - B1ueNew

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