Top 10 Greatest Mario Games of All Time

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Mario is the most popular and well known video game icon of all time, but which games are his best?

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 64

This comment is going to be very long, so please sit tight.

Super Mario 64 (original N64 version) is the top 1 best Mario game ever and gets a 100+/100 score.
Super Mario 64 (DS version) gets a 62/100 score.

Super Mario Galaxy gets a 42/100 score.

Super Mario World gets a 90/100 score.

Super Mario Bros. 3 (original NES version) gets an 89/100 score.
Super Mario Bros. 3 (Super Mario All-Stars version) gets a 72/100 score.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 gets a 75/100 score.

Super Mario Sunshine gets a 41/100 score.

Mario Kart Wii gets a 29/100 score.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door gets a 36/100 score.

Mario Kart: Double Dash gets a 24/100 score.

Super Mario 3D World gets a 57/100 score.

Super Mario Bros. (original NES version) gets an 86/100 score.
Super Mario Bros. (Super Mario All-Stars version) gets a 77/100 score.

Paper Mario (the original) gets a 78/100 score.

Super Mario RPG: The Legend ...more

Oh yeah, Super Mario 64 (N64) is also the most revolutionary Mario game that was ever created. - recaller

How come somebody said that he liked to "rescue the princess" in his comment? Peach was nice in this game but most games where she has a more girlish voice she is bossy, crabby, infantile & a home wrecker. Also, she is overrated & Super Mario 64 DS sucks! But the original N64 classic called "Super Mario 64" rocks.

3844 stars out of 10000 for Super Mario 64 DS.

9604 stars out of 10000 for the original version & a little more stars than 9604 out of 10000 for the hack games, especially Super Mario 65: Star Road. Super Mario 64 DS still needs to be in the middle of the list & I'd also like there to be a Super Sonic 64.

Play the ds one on 3ds or preferably, 2ds. The circle pad makes it feel more like the original. The multiple character thing sucks though

When I put this game on the list, I mean the original N64 version, not the DS version.

I believe that Super Mario 64 is now very underrated and deserves much more love. The overall aggregate critical score is now around a 9.5 score. There is nothing wrong with this game. The graphics are perfect, the level design is awesome (as well as all the levels themselves, especially Shifting Sand Land and Snowman's Land), the music is very nice (especially the Wing Cap music), Princess Peach is not annoying, the game is HD, and all other reasons. Other than that, the gameplay is very amazing and the voice acting - flawless. IGN should've given this game a 10 (aka Masterpiece) score. So could have every other critic. This video game deserves to be the top 1 highest-rated video game for these reasons, and the bosses are also very fun. I can never stop playing this game. I am guessing that this game is not the best video game of all time. Well, this is the best Nintendo game of all time. ...more

N64 Mario looks too cute (although in smash 64 he looks way cuter)

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2 Super Mario Galaxy

This was really tough since I own a ton of Mario games, but I must say this one is the best. The story line is great. Even after you defeat the game, your still not finished. When I defeated the game, I went back to my favorite planets just for the heck of it! I really enjoyed exploring them, this is the only mario game where you can walk around without being timed and explore to your hearts content. I found secret passageways, special coins, etc. I also went back to collect stars. I hadnt collected all of them and it was such a journey! I also liked the nice little touch with the comics, and how the red star can make you fly. Truly amazing game. There were silver stars that turned into gold stars, green stars, hidden stars. The missions were amazing. When your done the game, there is this one mission where you have to beat the 3 planets, I forget what its called, its the one with the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy. Plus the soundtrack was amazing. My personal favorite is the dusty dune music. ...more - dragonfly99

Super Mario Galaxy is, without question, one of the best Mario games of all time. The amount of effort put into this game is incredible, and it really, really shows. The gameplay was absolutely fantastic, the gravity mechanic was done perfectly, and the graphics are gorgeous.

Despite a lot of complaints that this game isn't nearly as non-linear or exploration-centered as 64, it's better in so many other ways that it just blows 64 out of the water in my eyes. This game is still far more non-linear than Galaxy 2, and Galaxy 2 made up for that by encouraging exploration with the Green Stars.

The Comet Observatory is absolutely fantastic, and far better than Peach's Castle, Delfino Plaza, and Starship Mario. It's big, it's beautiful, and it is bustling with Lumas. There are Toads in the Garage, along with Luigi. You can even explore every inch of it with the Red Star! The size, the beauty, and most of all the people in the Observatory makes it much better than the hubworlds ...more

It's my favorite game of all time. It's the first game ever to incorporate gravity like they did. This was great work by Nintendo. Some missions could be played over and over again. Storyline was great. Music was great. This game felt better than any other 3D experience I've ever played. Sonic Adventure 2 came close but the gravity is a ground breaker for me. Also there are many hidden missions similar to other Mario games. These ones were difficult to find. Nintendo will never be able to match this game. Let alone anyone will. The only thing that could've made the game better would've been incorporating multiplayer.

This game is so good. PLAY IT NOW.

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3 Super Mario World

This is the first game I ever played and I loved it from the start. Thanks Nintendo!

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on the SNES is much better! But this game is still great except for having to rescue Princess Peach & that Princess Daisy did not replace her. The GBA version of this game sucks. Where's Princess Daisy?!

It's a classic, the best when it first came out, the best now - ihatethisname

I play it with my grand dad

This gets a infinite 💯/100

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4 Super Mario Bros. 3

One of the only games known to man that never ever gets old no matter how many times or how long you play it. It also provides a challenge for all ages and skills. If someone thinks they are a pro at gaming then I would like to see how they fare with some of the 7th and 8th world levels. Besides, there are some moments that cannot be replicated in any other games: the time you first find out that you can slide down the big snowy hill on 1-5 and kill all the beetles; the first time you face the jumping blocks on 2-1, giant world (enough said), the level with the boot (5-3 my favorite), when you first discover what the tanooki suit or hammer suits are capable of; and swearing and slamming your paddle against the screen when you keep dying on those harder than hard swimming levels in the later worlds (I hate that big fish and those strategically placed jellyfish, thank goodness for the frog suit). 100% the best game ever created, hands down!

This... Should be Number 1. Seriously, more powerups, more secrets, and more enemies than ever. This is the game, that I, recommend to everybody. But this isn't my favourite, it's
The prequel to the prequel, the original, Super Mario Brothers! But that's a story for later. Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced the koopa kids, the Mario world map, and much more, and BOY, did they succeed in that.

My first game my NES and I never finished it :( The game never had a save so I had to keep the console on for weeks. And then when I was on world 8 (one of the first stages) my dog walked past and stood on the reset button. Needless to say I never played that game again until a couple years back on an emulator and I found a cheat to warp you straight to world 8. I played a couple stages but it was honestly just way to hard and I didn't have the time, will or motivation to battle through it. But the first time I played up until world 8, was one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had. I used to wake up early on school days so I could get an hour or so game time.

All mainline Mario games are all amazing and have something special to offer, but this is the best.

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5 Super Mario Galaxy 2

Back in 2009, I would have answered Super Mario World. I loved the first Mario Galaxy, but just not as much as SMW. But the sequel is just too good: it solves every problem the original had, and it's plainly the best Mario game ever.

As a side note, how on Earth can Super Mario 64 be number 1? This (SMG2) is how 3D Mario should be done. SM64 is not. SMW is way better! - afpabon

Three words: JUST PLAIN AWESOME! No other Mario game tops this one. It corrects every mistake of all the others, making it a near perfect game. - Godisawesome1

It was like super Mario 64 extreme it was just amazing game-play graphic music everything this game is perfect 10/10 by the way it had the most stars (242) in any Mario game

Way better than galaxy 1

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6 Super Mario Sunshine

This game was the BEST! I loved every element about it! It really creative with all the little features like the fruits, the scenery is actually gorgeous, the people are fun to interact with, the story is decent, and it is overall quite an enjoyable game. There's something about it that I liked more than any other game in my life, maybe the fact that the vacation theme made me feel like I was on vacation, or the cool, welcoming and brilliant setting, but whatever it is, I latched on and never let go of this game. I hope they make a sequel, something about this game gives me a warm fuzzy feeling, I hope maybe next time there is more interacting with primary non-playable characters, and that there is a more detailed story line. 100/100, no doubt, the Mona Lisa of gaming in my eyes.

I loved everything about this game, all the missions the stories, it was Mario at his finest never got how Bowser got so big though, still play it today.

I love this game it is so fun and has a great plot - footballanytime

Fun, amazing, and very underrated.

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7 Super Mario 3D World

I didn't vote for this game, but I would like to point out that every thing this game did, it did better than 3d land. 3d world has better gameplay, better visuals, MANY more power ups, Rosalina as a playable character, better music, better level design, a better story, and two of the special worlds are actually made up of unique levels, while all of the special worlds in 3d land were just lazy remakes of other levels in the game, ALL EIGHT OF THE WORLDS. Yes 3d world does that with 2 of its four, but at least the other two don't. I only wish that the characters could move in any direction, that there was actual dialogue, and that the game was longer

I feel like 3D Land was just so boring compared to other Mario games, so I was reluctant to buy 3D world, especially because of the price, but when I bought it, I was really surprised about how good it was. - SuperLonk

Better than Galaxy 2. Yeah, I SAID IT! Awesome graphics, music, and fun gameplay.

I thought Princess Peach was useful for extremely hard levels like Champion's road. - recaller

It's like a great 2D Mario game combined with Super Mario Galaxy and has a great multiplayer experience. What's not to love?

This game is about as good as 3D Land, if only slightly better, and both games are great! The level design is excellent! We have a mario kart themed level, a dojo level, an open world level and even circus levels! Do I need to say more? - darthvadern

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8 New Super Mario Bros. Wii

The DS version sucks this one is better because of the ships witch bowser jr owns and you need star coins to get to toad houses on DS and not wii

Great levels, except 8-8 and 9-7 all levels are super balanced. Love it, will love it.

I'm with you on World 9-7, but may I question the existence of World 8-8 in the Wii game? - Dave4681

The fact that this game has a multiplayer for story mode makes it it a bit better that the DS version, I mean you can use teamwork and it's really fun.

The best game in the and it is made the Nintendo.

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9 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

I agree with these comments. I love this game. I would rant so much about it and NEVER STOP EVER, but I don't have much time. All I can say is, it has made up my life. Also, for fans of Super Paper Mario who say it is better, it makes me sad because I also LOVE Super Paper Mario to death and I don't want to tear it apart, but it is no Thousand Year Door, and while I agree it is amazing, I hate arguing for it because I would agree if you put it up against literally ANY OTHER GAME. Some people love this game, a few dislike it for whatever reason, many Mario fans don't think about it as a main, good game. At least it will always have me to play it over, and over, and over. By the way, I first thought this game was mediocre until I got to Chapter 3. Every chapter in this game is phenomenal, most notably 4, 6, and 8, but HOLY COW Chapter 3 takes the cake (pun because there is a cake in it somewhere) and I won't even say anything just play it and I'm so excited I'm making a run-on sentence ...more

I can't spell a word due to the sheer awesomeness of this game. It's not a game. It's not even an experience. This is part of your LIFE. Play it.

Really, do it. This game was the only reason I bought a GC Memory Card and a GC Controller for my Wii, and I still think it was worth it, even for the big total price I paid for all of that. The story's beautiful and funny at some times, the plot twists at every corner and HOLY COW the last two chapters just made me shed tears as how deep this game gets. This isn't a Mario game. Heck, this isn't a game in general. This just set a staple in gaming history as we all delved to the more realistic world, while THIS GAME maintained a storyline just as deep with paper-like graphics. This isn't a game. This was and IS a symbol of RPG perfection. This even showed Nintendo that, even by though the Gamecube flopped, they can still make a quality game that everyone agrees, is fantastic.

I can't say anything else. I just think some people ...more

This, in my opinion, is the greatest RPG ever. From the highly intriguing story to the vast diversity of characters, this game is up there with all time greats, not just for Mario but for any game, ever. The game runs smoothly yet challenging at times but you won't be able to stop playing it. I love the turn-based battles and how you must adapt to the enemies you encounter as only certain strategies work. Even though lots of characters in this game are not common throughout mario games, it just fits in so well with the game it doesn't even matter, it actually introduces characters for future mario games to come. The relationship with your partners and enemies only fuels the fire that keeps you playing. This game is down right amazing in every way possible and since 2004 I've been waiting for a sequel or a paper mario game that reaches the potential this game has set for future mario games

From story lore to battle tactics this masterpiece is one of the (if not best) mario game in existence

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10 Super Mario Bros.

This game made Mario what he is today. Without this game, we'd be stuck with Jump-man.

A good Mario game. Shouldve been higher. Also, it was the 1ST SUPER Mario GAME. My dream is to go to the minus world. Buy the NES!

The first mario game was Donkey Kong, The First Mario game that included both brothers was Mario Bros. This is considered to be the third game released after Mario Bros. But its true that it's the first Super Mario Game. - Super64Mario

The games seems so simple, yet it is chalk full of hidden secrets. This is the first game to offer power ups to upgrade your character. This is the first game to offer warp zones to skip levels. It has hidden blocks and secret beanstalks. I still remember the first time I managed to enter the minus world. And I've never done it myself, but I'm impressed with the people who can pull off infinite lives by jumping on a turtle shell on a stair case.

This should be higher that's it

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The Contenders

11 Mario Kart: Double Dash

This isn't just the best Mario game in my opinion, it's also my favorite video game! The idea of using two characters at once is really creative. More players means more items on the track, so be ready to get hit, a lot. It has amazing tracks, my rating in order: 16. Peach Beach 15. Dry Dry Desert 14. Mario Circuit 13. Luigi Circuit 12. Sherbet Land 11. Mushroom City 10. Shroom Bridge 9. Waluigi Stadium 8. Dino Dino Jungle 7. Bowser Castle 6. Daisy Cruiser 5. Baby Park 4. Rainbow Road 3. Wario Coliseum 2. DK Mountain 1. Yoshi Circuit. Another creative feature are the special items, my rating in order: 9. Fire balls 8. Triple shells of any kind 7. Giant banana 6. Hearts 5. Yoshi egg 4. Bob-omb 3. Golden Mushroom 2. Bowser Shell 1. Chain Chomp. This is what I have to say about this unique game.

I love the idea of being on a team in multiplayer because most mario games are single player except the mario karts but other mario kart games are all against eachother - TheAxlErmin

A message for that retro fanboy who hates every Mario Kart since Double Dash: SHUT UP! - DaisyandRosalina

I remember playing this game a lot as a child! This is by far the best mario kart installment! This game introduced one of my favorite mario kart tracks: Daisy Cruiser. This mario kart also has a great soundtrack. Mushroom City/Mushroom Bridge is my favorite mario kart song after Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 64 - Heyo_Simba

It's not in my top three best mario kart, but it's at number #4, it's excellent! However the controls are very annoying and kinda downgrade it a little - darthvadern

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12 Super Mario Odyssey

This game took everything good about Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and both Galaxy games, rolled it up into one, and made the perfect game. It's the pinnacle of everything we love about Mario. This is the perfect game, and in my opinion, the best Mario game ever made.

I know this game hasn't been out for that long, but I'm honestly surprised that it's not even in the top 5, he'll make that 3. Do you want know how much I love this game? I can't choose between it and Sonic Unleashed, my favorite Sonic game. The fact that I prefer Sonic, but they made a Mario game I find equally as good as my favorite Sonic game just shows it.

Yes! Absolutely, a phenomenal game that is the sequel to Super Mario 64! Honestly, just the use of the capture ability is just incredibly innovative. It opens several ideas in this game, jumping on cappy, playing around with different enemies, just what better ability do you want! Also, the soundtrack is quite good, most importantly, lyrical songs, such as Jump Up Superstar and Break Free and also different kingdom soundtracks, like the Wooded Kingdom. The graphics are quite amazing as well, like Cascade Kingdom and Bowser's Kingdom. Oh yes, the 2-dimensional parts, are remarkably creative, such as the one in the Mushroom Kingdom. Please, I beg you, buy this game, or at the very least, watch play throughs of this game, it'll be worth it!

You're kidding this is low? Mario 64 is maggot's crap and is above the best game of all time?

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13 Super Mario 3D Land

27? REALLY?!? This is a tough desicion, but right now, this tops all others. (Seriously, so many good games. COME ON PEOPLE! LOOK INSIDE YOUR HEART AND VOTE FOR THIS!

I never played much, but I know it's a great game, with the return of the FOX SUIT!
That is NOT the Tanooki Suit! The Tanooki Suit looks like a suit. The Fox Suit is obtained with the Super Leaf.
This was true since Super Mario 3, people! Speaking of...

Come on? 16? This game is AWESOME! Without a doubt my favorite Mario game ever! This is a 3d Mario game that feels like a classic game!

This was the first mario game to mix 2D mario with 3D mario! And it turned out great, although the level design was bland,but I'm ok with that since it was the first mario game to mix 2D with 3D - darthvadern

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14 Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars

I got this game on my virtual console about a year or two ago, and I gotta say, it was awesome, and kinda easy since I was a little over leveled. In fact, I thought Smithy was harder than Culex, but I was all level 30. And then there's the fact I couldn't stop playing this for about a week or two. And I got to Smithy and beat him on my first try, then the credits rolled and it said THE END, but I left for a little while and I got mad, so I turned off the game and back tracked all the way to Culex, took him on, think the Final Fantasy IV reference, and took him down without the Frying Pan. I think this game needs more attention, and I think it's my top 5 for favorite Mario games, maybe Top 3.

An instant classic with great graphics, awesome music, a big world, memorable characters, good dialogue, a good story, an awesome combat system with timed hits and enormous replay value make this the best Mario title ever, which is why I had it as #1 when I made this list! - loganruckmanman

So much nostalgia... This game made me laugh, cry, smile... It was like I was in there! Seriously, I think this is the best game I've ever played. And I've played lots of games...
And that end. THAT END. I cried during several minutes, maybe half an hour, and when I watch to this again I feel so sad...
I hope Geno and Mallow will be back one day. They were awesome, this is a shame that Nintendo never used them again. Yeah, I know it's because of Square, but I really wish it would be possible to see them just one more time.
(Yeah my English isn't that great, I'm sorry, but I had to say my opinion. Only a few people know about this game... This game is so beautiful and incredible that it would be more famous or something.)

My favourite Mario RPG - iliekpiez

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15 Mario Kart Wii

This is my best game ever. I'll say why. It has the most secret characters out of any Mario kart ever, it has my best track out of any Mario kart, it even has the best soundtrack out of any racing game even though role-playing is my best genre this is my best game ever

Why can't a racing game be my favourite game? I can prefer what I want. - DaisyandRosalina

This game is pure quality.
Extreme quality.
WAY more quality than this comment.
Really, this is the best game I have ever played in my whole epic life... (Pokemon Battle Revolution is good, too. )

Very good game, probably THE racing game of my childhood! Nostalgia factor aside, it had good karts and characters, fun roads with fantastic themes and epic music, but most importantly great replay value, even better with friends! 976 out of 1000!

This is the second best mario kart in my opinion, it's very nostalgic and had excellent battle mode and track design! However 7 is still slightly better, just slightly - darthvadern

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16 New Super Mario Bros.

Great game. Brings back the nostalgia from the original Mario bros to a new game

This is the best Mario game in the world for me.. I just totally love playing with my friends and my big sister because you get to enjoy a lot and sometimes my sister thinks the game is by looking at the characters on their adventure saving Princess Peach. Vote for this game cause it is the BEST!

This is much better than the wii. this just brings back great nostalgia while the Wii brings back bad memories about how hard it is

Excellent, second best NSMB game, I expecially love World 8 for some reason (8-7 is my favourite level in the game) - darthvadern

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17 Super Paper Mario

This game deserves better. The story is well thought out and the characters are original. The only problem is that the 3-D landscape is not very visual compared to 2-D.

Level 3-3 (to me) was one of the toughest levels in the game. I'm stuck on 4-4. YOU HAVE TO GO ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WALL TO A DOOR BUT THE AREA WITH THE DOOR ON IT HAS AN IMPOSSIBLE JUMP!

It may not be the best, but Super Paper Mario deserves more love. I've played through it at least five times because of the story. The dialogue is clever and funny and the puzzles are interesting too. The ending also made me get teary. It's just the kind of game you won't forget, no matter the flaws.

This game is the best one by far, excellent story, excellent characters, excellent bosses, excellent level design, only bad thing was Chapter 4! - darthvadern

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18 Paper Mario

When I die I want this in my coffin - rockhawk8

Besides Ocarina, it's the best 64 game of all time.

its the best mario game I have ever played

This game is pretty fun. I liked the different chapters. - PowerKamek

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19 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

This Bowser battle is simply the best ever. This game brings every element that we love about Super Nintendo

I agree that this game must be top 1. It's my most favorite game of all time! But there are ways to make the game better! I'll tell you the ways eventually.

Why this game isn't considered one of the greatest 2D platformers and at least on the Top 5 best Mario games is beyond me.

Excellent - darthvadern

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20 Mario Kart 8

This is my number 1 favourite Mario game, Mario Kart game, Wii U game, number 2 favourite Nintendo game, and video game! This game is far too superior. I've never played a Mario Kart game like this before! I love the anti-gravity mechanic, better customization choices than Mario Kart 7, amazing graphics, and overall fun gameplay! If you have a Wii U, DEFINITELY pick this game up. This may not be your number 1 Wii U game, but I guarantee this will be high on your self-rankings! GET IT RIGHT NOW!

Came out today (5/30/14) and it is AWESOME! - Berger

It's been a year (almost) since I got the game, and I have to say, this course is awesome, I still feel the same as I'd did a year ago. With DLC your never done w/ the game. Oh yeah they fixed/stopped trollers online - Berger

Tracks: Great!
Power-ups: Where is the mega mushroom?
Retro Tracks: Is it just me or did Nintendo forget about Koopa Cape and Maple Treeway? Go... Moo Moo Meadows?

Character Roster: Hey Nintendo, where is:
Dry Bones
Bowser Jr.
King Boo
Dry Bowser
Seriously? PGP? Are you OK Nintendo? You haven't been taking any weird medications? You haven't?!? Surprising!
OOH! DLC pack!...No No NO!
Tanooki Mario: The 4th Mario in the game.
Cat Peach: The 4th Peach in the game.
Link: Mario Kart or Nintendo Kart?
Not an improvement Nintendo.

Yes! Another DLC pack. Dry Bones or Bowser Jr. or... VILLAGER? No. Please no. ISABELLE? Just because villager is in there does not mean his stupid doggy friend has to be in there too!
Dry Bowser? Yes! Yes! This save the game from being one of the worst Mario games ever!
DLC Pack 3: Please! Put Dry Bones and King Boo and Bowser Jr. in their! Please! And add Koopa Cape!

Great game, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is better - darthvadern

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21 Super Mario Maker

If u don't have Mario maker it means u don't have a Wii u because this is best game ever

Lets say something clear. In my opinion, super mario galaxy 1 and 2 are great and super mario odyssey will be even better, but they can't stand the fact that being able to create our own levels is the best thing ever. So why super mario maker is only number 25. I mean, even my sister play that game and she almost never play video games! I'm would be so excited if they announce super mario 3d maker

This is one of the greatest video games ever, but there is something I should warn you about: in this game, there is a mode called 100 Mario challenge where you play other peoples' levels and beat them. but whatever you do, DO NOT PLAY EXPERT MODE IN 100 Mario CHALLENGE. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL RAGE! BECAUSE ALL OF THE LEVELS ARE UNFAIR AND WILL TROLL YOU! Don't say I didn't warn you! Please take my advice.

Not that great to be honest, sure it's creative but half of the levels are just rubbish - darthvadern

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22 Luigi's Mansion

For all of those who say this game sucks, I'll say this as family friendly as I can. You are the most idiotic morons on the face of the Earth. This was the kick of game for the GameCube, and it was amazing. Favorite game of all time. - ckets4769

I still play it and my favorite mission was that little baby - fuekongyang

I really like this game, as there is a protagonist besides Mario this time. I always liked Luigi's facial feature's (moustache for example), the only problem is that he's more easily startled, but that's okay.

This is so much fun, and am considering just getting a Switch for the third instalment. - iliekpiez

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23 New Super Mario Bros. U

I find it a little bit to hard for beginners

Good music, funny storyline, and great characters, especially mr l

Are you sure you're talking about New Super Mario Bros U? Because that sounds like Super Paper Mario

One of the best games I've ever played. If you don't have a wii u than you don't know what your missing out on. Nintendo, a big hats off to you for making this game. It is my favorite game of all time and we finally get to see Mario in high definition!

Really cool game - darthvadern

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24 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Why is this game only number 15 and not number 1 this epic video game is not only the best Mario game it is also the best Wii game and one of the best games ever to date this needs to be number one this is my favorite fighting game and is also the best fighting game ever! Only super smash bros universe can beat this!

This is a great game, and it deserves to be loved, but it isn't really a Mario game, it's a Nintendo game. That's what I never understood about people counting Smash as a Mario game but not Luigi's Mansion games, since those are at least part of the Mario franchise, while this is equally part of all Nintendo franchises. Sure, you can play as Mario in this but not in Luigi games, but Luigi's Mansion is part of the same thing as Mario, and this isn't. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm not complaining about this game, it's great, it's just not a Mario game.

While I do agree this game is awesome, SSBB shouldn't be here, as it isn't a Mario game, although Mario is present there.

I don't think this is technically a mario game.

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25 Mario Kart DS

It's the best game I ever played! I still have the game and I'm still playing the game from the beginning. Fun missions and fantastic races! I love rainbow road and think of it as one of the best tracks on the game. If you buy the game, you would enjoy the whole thing!

The most wonderful game ever. A fun game that can be played anytime. Fun missions that you can play and fantastic races that you will LOVE!

It's the worst modern mario kart but still great! - darthvadern

My favorite Ds game of all time! - Heyo_Simba

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26 Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story

Amazing game that shows what we love about mario and you can even play as bowser! This game is a MUST for all DS owners even though I wish it was longer. Also uses the DS feature very well using the DS mic and holding the system sideways.

Bowser's Inside Story was truly an epic for the ages. An amazing, layered story topped with hilarious, over the top characters that have solid backstories, and come on... PLAYABLE BOWSER for the win! Bowser plays much differently than the bros, and it gives a nice shift in gameplay whenever you change sides to start a new chapter! The boss battles in this game are insanely well designed, with good progression of difficulty (Except their kind of easy when you've played the game as many times as me). Also, the music is truly something to behold! All Mario RPGs have amazing soundtracks, so its no surprise that this awesome adventure is backed with sweet sweet tunes! All of this... IS ON A HANDHELD! AlphaDream outdid themselves, and it's the best Mario game, in my opinion.

Really? Number 24? I HAVE FURY! Great soundtrack, wonderful characters, high replay value, fawful, the enemies! How is this 24? Hands down the best Mario game.

And it's getting a remake. Nice!

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27 Mario Kart 64

A pretty fun game, especialy with two players. The emulator version is like playing on a console! - LDes

Now AVGN Talked about Putting 64 At the End Of Everysingle Title That
A Game Has a Prequel On the Nintendo 64. But Who Cares Same & Fun as the One On
Super Nintendo.

This is the second worst mario kart honestly. The tracks are excellent but that's about it, horrid controls, a horrible Rainbow Road, bad fanbase (even though fanbase don't make a game), decent music, this game is just mediocre in my opinion - darthvadern

I didn't expect this to be #1, but I did expect lt to be on the first page & above the inferior sequels. This game took Super Mario Kart & improved lt tenfold. The other games just removed cool traps, added useless characters & gave us cutesy graphics. I could NEVER tire of this game. First 64 game I ever played. The graphics are awesome. Some of the 64s best. The music, sound effects & voices are unforgettable. Yyyyiipee. I'm-a Luigi, number-a one. AAA. The gameplay is beyond addicting, with the addition of new traps. Sadly, Double Dash removed the boo trap & one other I believe. Battle mode is something else. Remember that the 64 is the first 4-player console. This is the first game where you could do something like this without any add-ons. The character setup is good. Each set of two has their own pros & cons. I'm not a fan of Toad, but he is hilarious in this. I also don't like Yoshi, but man is he fast. The blue spiked super shell, with the purple smoke streak, is irreplaceable. ...more

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28 Mario Party 9

Why was Princess Peach in Mario Party 9 instead of Rosalina. Rosalina's intelligence is sexier!

I hope the car explodes and I hope the traditional way of getting stars come back, I know I had to run across the game board but it was FUN

Is this supposed to be the best or the worst Mario Party game? - Idontneedausername

Definitely the best game in the Mario series.

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29 Donkey Kong '94

I love this game! Should be higher.

Deserves to be much higher.

This is not even a mario game

Do you mean 64? - TheInsomniac

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30 Mario Kart 7

I love it I'm the grand supreme master at rainbow road :) but WHERE is waluigi? I know its weird but he's my favorite character :(

It's so awesome even though there aren't as many characters in the Wii Mario kart and the tracks are pretty cool

Great game, great challenging courses. Only flaw is lack of characters. - matty925

This is my favourite Mario Kart - darthvadern

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31 Mario And Luigi: Superstar Saga

This isn't a traditional Mario by most people idea of a Mario game, this is the the perfect blend of comedy, RPG elements, and Mario AND Luigi. The first title to give the real meaning of Mario Bros. The only reason this is lower on the list is because it wasn't as renown as its fellow mario games. I assure that you'll that it would be one of your favorites if you got this game.

Love it, but since I didn't play it first, I don't have the appreciation for what it brought to the series and innovated for future Mario and Luigi games. Still love it, but I don't have that level of nostalgia or anything. Also, the story wasn't as thought out as future Mario RPG's, but the humor was great and the gameplay was fantastic, especially considering how many crazy things Mario and Luigi could do that got scrapped in later games!

This is actually one of my first Mario games. I thought it was really fun. All of the cool levels and story. The funnest parts were the mini games!

This RPG is excellent! It's even better than the Galaxy games, which is saying much! It has an such an excellent and unique story! I also love the amount of plot twists, it make the game even more interesting! Cackletta and Fawful are great villians as well! - darthvadern

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32 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The best Mario Kart ever created and nobody can tell me it's not true.

Yeah this game would be the greatest mario kart game if nintendo switch online didn't exist - AnimeSucksAzz969x

Third best mario kart in my opinion, the battle mode is excellent here! - darthvadern

Very cheesy

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33 Super Mario All-Stars

It is so fun I like it so much

The wii version is terribly hard and worthless to buy

It Just Features Previous Mario Games On the Oringinal
Nintendo. Mario 1,2,3. & a Bonus Game Called super Mario bros the lost levels
Which was the japan verison of Mario 2. Which will Come On The List Soon..

If they where making a game like this on the wii, they should of added MARIO 64 as well in my opinion

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34 Super Smash Bros.

Good thinking. But I don't think its just a mario game. Its got other neintendo characters

Why is this game still below Melee.

Although Melee is stronger than the original, this is the BEST Mario game ever. But why was Princess Daisy not in this game?!

This is not really a Mario game its more of a crossover game but its still awesome

IT'S NOT MELEE, even though melee didn't exist yet (ok what am I even doing I haven't even played Melee yet) - darthvadern

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35 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Incredibly awesome experience, a sequel the original deserved.

Epic I love horror and ghost games

This game is truly Canadian other than truly Japanese due to the fact that both the Japanese Nintendo & the company from Downtown Vancouver called Next Level Games made this game.

In the UK, they just called it Luigi's mansion 2 - Hater

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36 New Super Mario Bros DS

Hey man, it's so good it's on here twice.

Why not? Let's bring another one onto the list. - BicBoi

Its already on the list!

Already on the list - darthvadern

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37 Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong racing isn't really a mario game - Heyo_Simba

This should have been number one

38 Mario Party 8

I can not believe the hate towards this game.

When I was 5, I had no idea who Mario was. Then I saw my parents play this game and I thought, "hey, this looks fun"
Maybe I should play this game. So I played it, and my gosh. I have never been so addictive to a game before. I spent months playing this game. Then on Christmas I got my own DS and I got Mario party DS. It was fun, but not as good as Mario party 8.

Next year I got a GameCube for my 8th birthday. I got Mario party 5, 7 and 6.

And of course years past and I got so many other Mario games like super Mario bros 3, the Mario kart games, Mario galaxy, and others, but no matter how fun those games were. They will never top the first Mario game I ever played. Mario party 8.

I have this one is fun!

This is the only excellent classic Mario Party in my opinion, I love 6 and 7 as well but I felt like this game was more fun overall, it also has the best minigames in the whole series (Lob To Rob, Lean Mean Ravine, King of the Thrill, You're The Bob-omb, Apline Assault are only a few of the masterpiece minigames found in this game) - darthvadern

Honestly, I have never played this game but it is the last ga,e that didn’t ruin MP for me. - BaconGamer007

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39 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

We know this isn't the oldest on the list, but Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins deserves to be at least top 3 on the list.

One of the first video game I ever played and one of the best one the original game boy. Memoriable music and levels and cool bosses

I never expected Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins to be at 39. This game deserves to be in the top 5s. I love everything about it! This game marks the debut of Wario, my favorite character and its graphics and bosses are just perfect. And the levels? COME ON! THEY'RE ALL AWESOME!

This game is great but it for 5.00 on the 3DS it's the best that's definitely worth the price

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40 Super Smash Brothers - Nintendo 3DS

Why would all 7 gaming companies agree to cut Princess Daisy of Sarasa Land from this version of Super Smash Bros. 4?! She didn't even appear as a trophy! It's not fair! Daisy has been around for 25 years, & it's not even the Year of Daisy despite 25 whole years passing! Daisy isn't even in Mario Party 10 yet! Nobody can praise that! Daisy & Rosalina both deserve to be the top 2 most major female gaming characters. But Princess Peach in this game?! Give Princess Peach a giant hiatus & let Daisy & Rosalina take the spotlight, please!

At least they're better than a anorexic purple nothing. What's his purpose? Oh being with Wario - ParkerFang

Gee, why did they cut Princess Daisy in the Japanese version?

I like this game, too much dlc

I'm so sick of the Daisy fans getting all pissy, pull up your big boy pants and grow up. It's just a skinswap of peach for crying out loud, and you can still RESKIN PEACH TO LOOK LIKE DAISY IN THE GAME. Chill out you Daisy Fans! Sheesh! - mattstat716

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41 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Number 1 video game in my opinion. Things could change though.

This game has like EVERYTHING! The 3DS is a let down compared to it... Lots of fighters, stages, and modes! Totally safe! I recommend 8-9+ to play it. Worth the money! It's my favorite game! - NintendoMaster853

Usually underrated...

Not my favorite super smash game - Heyo_Simba

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42 Mario Super Sluggers

This game is really fun. I was a little doubtful at first, after the disaster that was Sports Mix, but once I played it, I was amazed at how fun this was. The character selection was huge, the gameplay was very entertaining, and it all around improved on the gamecube version. This game instantly became tied for my favorite game, with galaxy and Pokemon Gold. I can say, with confidence, that this is the best Mario sports games and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something different or just looking for a fun game. I still play it to this day. Thanks for reading all of my rant, and have a great day. - NorthernEel

This game is amazing! It have every single good character except Dry Bowser and Rosalina. The stadiums are nice, the challenge mode is great, and even though baseball is not even my favorite sport (go basketball! ), I still really enjoy the game.

I like this game because it introduces a lot of new characters. I didn't even know who Dixie kong, tiny kong, knitter, and a lot more before I got this game.

The Toads are my secret to winning.

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43 Super Smash Bros. Melee

Best. Game. EVER! I got this game with my GameCube and I loved this more than Brawl because it's a lot easier to knock people off the stage in Melee. Buy this game now!

The first Gamecube game I got this was around the time when this first came out.
I even still play it today!

Brawl better than melee
Melee is not the best oh well

VOTE WALUIGI FOR SMASH

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44 Donkey Kong

This is one of the most classic games ever! This game is so unforgettable & where Mario all started.

This game is old.

This game started it all with jumpman

It's THE BEST

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45 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

This game is EPIC! The only thing bad is the fact that Fawful don't appears!

To be honest this is my favorite game of all time. Epic, GREAT music, awesome story, fun mechanics, awesome graphics, and great enemies. No flaws.

Mario and luigi dream team is awesome and its a rpg game.

This game just makes me wish Zackscottgames finishes the game! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

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46 Mario Party 6

If you make one little tiny mistake you out of the game! You lose!

Wha- This is one of the worst Mario Party games of all time! Take this off the list or lower this to the 2nd page!

Why is this on here

Great - darthvadern

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47 Yoshi's New Island

Already beat it in 4hrs

This is a remake of the SNES game.

Yoshi could help out Sonic the Hedgehog.

SUCKS!

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48 Mario Party 7

Best Mario part in my opinion

Best Mario Party on the gamecube - darthvadern

I loved the minigames because they were unique and fun

I had no choice t get that game & play it.

I was even forced by my mom to play as Princess Peach.

Yoshi & Princess Daisy sucked too.

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49 Dr. Mario

This isn't just the greatest Mario game ever, it's the greatest game ever period! It's so challenging once you get on a high level, the topic of Mario being a doctor and Peach being a nurse is awesome, and the Nintendo 64 one has a great story! How Dr. Mario was rejected for Super Smash Bros Brawl and how they haven't given him games of other genres are both things I'll never ever understand!

This game is really underrated

Dr. Mario 64 could be in here.

I hate this game

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50 Super Mario Kart

I think Peach plays a main role in the franchise so yeah.

This game is so awesome that it should be above all the other terrible Mario Kart games that came after Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

Why is this game so low on the list?!

Terrible honestly - darthvadern

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