Top 10 Greatest Super Mario Games of All Time

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.

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

This game really showed the world the concept of a 3D platformer game for the first time. It was, to say the least, revolutionary. For people just getting into gaming, and for the most hardcore Mario fans, this is a great game. Find any way possible to play this beauty of a game, whether you play it on a emulator on your phone, or a legit N64. You deserve it.

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

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

I can literally talk for HOURS about all the reasons that SMG is the best ever and will be Mario game that takes me deep into my emotions and childhood magic, but to sum it up short: If you have neglected to fully play this game or are the least bit skeptical, the cosmic insane fun, euphoric, sonic journey is UNPRECEDENTED in its feeling compared to any game ever. This game will make you happier than any other game, I guarantee with all the money I own. No other game even gets close to its legacy and feeling that will surround you with wonder and love that you will never want to forget about and never will and will always remember those first moments for the rest of your happy life. Best decision you can ever make.

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.

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

I play it with my grand dad

I think this is the best mario game

For me

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario 64
3. Super Mario Bros 3

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.

This game is the best Mario game in history. Reasons:

1. The theme. Just the way the game's aesthetic is a stage-play is just really charming to me.

2. The story. The koopalings invade the 7 countries of the mushroom kingdom and mario must defeat each one before fighting bowser in dark land. Sure peach does get kidnapped in the end but firstly it was only the second time and had happened and second you don't expect it and it gives you more motivation for the last world.

3. The variety

Grass
Desert
Water
Giant
Cloud
Ice
Pipe
Lava

No game above this has comparable variety of worlds

4. Power-Ups

Although I prefer the cape feather, the super leaf is no doubt iconic and the hammer suit is amazing

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!

For me, this is the best Mario Game of all time because of the following:
The galaxies are absolutely incredible, creative, not too challenging (except the You-Know-What) and a blast to play. There is a huge variety of stars to collect
The controls are really fluid
The boss battles are unique and are a ton of fun
Although the Comet Observstory is better, I still enjoy Starship Mario as there is a lot to do and as you continue with the game, more and more characters board this ship and it becomes one lively space
Yoshi: Yoshi is excellent in this game. He can eat anything and the Dash Pepper, Bulb Berry and Blimp Fruit are a ton of fun to play
I guess the only problem with the game is compared to SM64 and Super Mario Odyssey, there aren't many moves for Mario to do

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.

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

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.

By far the best Mario game ever in my opinion. It's my childhood and the world and concept was very creative

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

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.

Give me cereal (specifically lucky charms) and a controller, wii u, the cords for the wii u, and I would play this game all day! I saw my stepfather play it and I love it! (If nintendo ever see this then I just wanna say all of your games are the best)

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.

Nintendo should make a super Mario 3d world deluxe not new super Mario Bros u deluxe

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?

This game was fun, I remember dying a lot as a kid got luigi with 99 continues I think

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.

9 Super Mario Odyssey

This game is a masterpiece. The graphics are fantastic, the controls are smooth, the music I great, etc. Super mario 64 may have set the standard, but in my opinion, this game raised that bar even higher. There are so many moons, purple coins, and costumes to collect that completing this game 100% will take even the most skilled gamer a long time. As for the moons themselves, they feel rewarding when you collect them, out of the 999 you can earn, only one felt unfair to obtain (hitting the volley ball 100 times in a row). 998 out of 999 being fair to obtain is a great ratio. Overall, if you own a switch, this game is essential to have in your library of games. My favorite Mario game of all time and also one of my overall favorite video games period!

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.

This should honestly be number one, and I'm not just saying that because it's new, I'm saying that because it took everything that was good about previous Mario games and improved upon them. It's pretty much Super Mario 64 but better in every way.

Introducing Power Moons instead of Power Stars or Shine Sprites

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.

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.

It's actually very underrated compared to Super Mario Galaxy (I love both games for how innovative they are, plus they are unbelievably motivational), according to GameTrailers's list of top 10 Mario games with comments such as "Super Mario 64 is overrated" when I didn't use to see positive opinions on Super Mario 64, but not top-positive (meaning a 9.5 at least). I am a hardcore fan of Classic Mario.

The Contenders

11 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

Great story, great gameplay, great music, great partners, great bosses, great locations, this game has it all! Not everyone will have the same opinions but there are (fairly objectively) not too many flaws with this game, and nothing glaringly bad. This is the embodiment of what the Paper Mario series brings (or at least brought) to the table: a change from normal Mario games with an added RPG element and tons of originality (mostly in characters, locations, bosses, and story). I don't hate Sticker Star and probably not the upcoming Color Splash, but they are definitely disappointing, not just because of the game itself but more so because of how it is taking away more games like these. At the very least, give us both. It's too painful to miss out on more amazingness after waiting so long.

12 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

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

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

Easily one of the best Mario Karts ever made. Personally though, I think DS is the best one.

13 New Super Mario Bros.

This should be in the top 10. This game is one of those Mario games of example where it shows everything Mario should be, in which it does in a great way. It sold 30M+ copies for a reason. There will never be another game that swoops this game off of my #1 spot in my favorite games list, no matter how close it is. Great soundtrack, great game, great everything!

The bosses in this game were so creative P.S. This game was also part of my childhood and was 100 times better then New Super Mario Bros 2 for the 3DS

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!

14 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.

The most chaotic fun of the Mario Karts. From last to first to second to seventh to fifth, this game is the definition of a roller coaster. Its racetracks are fantastic fun and its battle mode is amazing for competition.

My all-time favorite game! Pretty fun by yourself but loads of fun with friends/family. I have no complaints except that the Battle modes should have a FFA option.

Best Mario kart game hands down and one of the best games ever made period

15 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!

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.)

Square Company and Mario was one of the best team-ups of all time.

16 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 Game Is So Boring Compared To Super Mario 3D World. That Game Was MUCH Better Than This Game. Even Though That Game Came After This Game. But This Is Still A Good Game.

17 Super Paper Mario

My first Paper Mario, Super Paper Mario has pretty good gameplay, fun exploration, and interesting character design, but its story is the best in the series. Coincidentally, it is the darkest in the series with you turning a child into one of the main collectables permanently. Her parents are there and are in tears. And you have no choice but to take her. That is just one moment. If you don't want to play it, you need to watch a playthrough.

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.

18 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!

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!

A lot of your criticism against Mario Kart 8 is for what it isn't, rather than for what it is.

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

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

This is probably my favorite for right now (especially because it's out for the Nintendo Switch) but when super mario odyssey comes out then that will be my favorite mario game.

19 Paper Mario

When I die I want this in my coffin

a game is truly underrated when nobody talks about it on good lists, bad lists, or even underrated lists

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

its the best mario game I have ever played

20 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.

You make your own Mario levels, your own creations of the gaming mascot, yet its only number 44. *sigh*

21 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.

I love Luigi, and getting to play a game with this much personality with him is such a fun experience. You MUST play this game at least once. Also the button that allows you to yell "Mario! " was just such a genius inclusion.

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

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.

22 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.

Why is this great game below The Thousand Year Door & Mario Kart: Wii/Double Dash?! Why?! This deserves to be top 1.

23 New Super Mario Bros. U

This isn't the best Mario game to me, but it should at least be in the top 10's. This is the best New Super Mario Bros game, to me, has great imagery and levels, and is fun.

I find it a little bit to hard for beginners

U is better than Wii (get it) (you are better than wii) but both are up here,so,NSMBW should have been replaced by NSMBU.

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

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.

Awesomest fighting game ever! Wi-Fi, 35 characters, even more stages, 300 songs, it's the best game ever! Vote for Brawl! It's also the Wii's best.

25 Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story

I love this game. It’s hilarious and takes me back to good old days.

Best game ever
still revisit it sometimes
desperate for a mario and luigi rpg on the switch

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.

26 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 first game I ever played! I had so much fun with Mario Kart DS! It's got great course designs, great items (My favorite is the Super Horn), great missions and a lot of great stuff!
This is a wonderful game and you should get it for your DS (Or 3DS if you don't have one (Or a Wii U if you don't have one))

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!

This is still great. A classic.

27 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

The first RPG I ever finished. The gameplay is different from literally every single RPG. The relationship between Mario and Luigi is the most beautiful in this game and its humor is under laugh out loud, mostly thanks to the fantastic characters and the perfect dialogue. A tribute to Alpha Dream; thank you for the memories.

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!

28 Mario Kart 64

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

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

This is the best because its not garenteed you'll win!

29 Mario Party 9

The main board mode is boring but its mini games are so much fun.

I love this game, it had great boards, minigames, bosses, and pretty much everything. The only bad thing is the minigame pit or platter but that's just because it is hard and boring.

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

30 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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

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

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

So much better than Mario Kart 8 in every way

31 Mario Kart 7

It's a good game but the only thing bad about it are the control to the gilder but overall it's still a good game

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.

32 Donkey Kong (1994)

I love this game! Should be higher.

Deserves to be much higher.

It came out in 94 guys..

This is not even a mario game

33 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.

Way better than the original

34 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

Being my first Mario RPG, I had an amazing experience in which I would never forget. The story and characters were very well developed, and the battles were very engaging. I admit it isn't perfect, but I would have not discovered an amazing series of games if it were not for this.

I hate when you look at the cover of a game, and you can't tell what its about.

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.

35 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

This is the best game in the SSB series. Also, why did Princess Daisy not appear?! What's with the hiatus?! What if Princess Daisy's 9-year absence wasn't important?!

36 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.

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.

To me, this game is the most underrated, this game is awesome, the story is on point to fit in with baseball. The end with Bowser and his minions becoming good is the best.

37 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

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)

Mario Party 8 is The Best Mario Party Game Up to Date Just Because its Just a Fun Game to Pick Up and Play and Screw Up Your Opponents

39 Super Mario Bros. 2

Now Everyone Kept Saying It's not The Real Mario
2. & Is A rip-off of Doki Doki Panic another game that was Nothing Like Mario But Who Cares It's
The Real Mario 2. Since the One In Japan Was Hard For Americans So Nintendo Release This Verison Of Super Mario
Bros 2. It's a Great Sequel.

We really need Super Mario Bros. 5 & beyond.

Also, I'd like there to be Sonic & Yoshi: The Second Reality Project, a chocolate hack which is the same game, whereas Mario teams up with Tails just for animal abuse.

I love this game! I love the gameplay, the story, and the bosses. Nothing wrong with it!

It's a great game in my opinion, it's better than the original, however 3 and World are better

40 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!

Oh, come on! This game is really well-received! I know it's not too old on this list, but why is it still low on the list?!

41 Super Smash Bros. for 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

Horrible name: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Same with Wii U

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

I like this game, too much dlc

42 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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

Usually underrated...

Bad name
Nintendo, get creative!

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!

43 Donkey Kong (1981)

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

48! Howw, it should be more

44 Super Mario 64 DS

Super Mario 64 DS is the best game. The original was good in its own right, but this one has more! More levels, being able to play as Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario, new bosses, better graphics, mini games! Only issues I have are the multiplayer and the controls. At least you can play this on the 3DS using its Circle Pad.

This game is the best because it has more stages than the original super Mario 64. it has 30 more stages than the original.

It's called OPINIONS. Look it up in your dictionary! I agree with the person who made this comment, I prefer this version over the original since I grew up with the DS version. I also enjoyed playing as other characters like Luigi, Yoshi, and Wario. I was just so happy that Nintendo gave Wario some attention.

How is super Mario 64 number one but super Mario 64 ds is a better and remastered version

BEST GAME ever! Why? You can play as WARIO! ! I don't care if he is sluggish, but he is my FAVORITE!

45 New Super Mario Bros. 2

A whole new sensation to the leaf power! it should be ranked on #10

This game seriously does not get the credit it deserves. It's different and a bit of an oddball in the Mario series but it's so much fun! Also it was the first Mario game I ever finished! It was the first time you could play as someone other than Mario or Luigi AND the fact that there were key differences in each character! There was a lot to explore and lots of hidden exits... Just... An amazing game. One that truly needs a sequel!

Told you! This game is GOLDEN. LITERALLY.
You have the gameplay of Mario 3, the graphics of New Super Mario Bros., and the outrageous amount of gold coins.
Plus, the Koopa Kids are back in this new adventure on the 3DS.
Yes, the music is recycled and the 3D is terrible, but you have to admit. You can't wait until August 19th.
And I don't care if this goes down the whole list. This will always be my personal #1 Mario game of all time.

Super Mario 3 was a great game, don't get me wrong. But this simply enhanced it! The story is very similar, it has new power-ups and it partially revolves around coins! And although it doesn't have everything Mario 3 had to offer, the graphics and new game elements made up for it in the long run.

Admit it. You're waiting for the glorious date of August the 19th too.

Vote for NSMB2!

46 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

47 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

Why was Princess Peach in this game? She was bad at Mario Party.

48 Mario Party DS

I never played the other Mario Parties. Sorry.

Why is this not higher I love this game

WELL, SORRY I PREFER THE MARIO PARTY GAMES FOR THE N64, THE OLD-SCHOOL SUPER MARIO GAMES, SUPER MARIO RPG AND ETC OVER THIS! >8(

49 Yoshi's New Island

Already beat it in 4hrs

This is a remake of the SNES game.

Yoshi could help out Sonic the Hedgehog.

This Game Actually Wasn't That Hard?

50 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

I agree, yet this game is a good old game.

Why wasn't Princess Daisy in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe? Princess Peach was so bossy & crabby in this game that she needs a pacifier in her mouth for a very long time.

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