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 Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy Product Image

This game is beautiful, very tough. The hub (The Comet Observatory.) is awesome. The detail in this game really shows. Also, this is the game that introduced Rosalina to the series.

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.

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, it's the one with the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy. Plus the soundtrack was amazing. My personal favorite is the dusty dune music. ...more

2 Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 Product Image

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.

I think most people vote for the Mario game that they grew up with. I grew up with this but if I put that aside this is still the best one and this is why. I recently played Super Mario World for the first ever time (I never got round to playing it) and to think that this game came after that is seriously impressive. The leap that Nintendo made with this game will never be done again. Sunshine and galaxy were clones of Mario 64 it is the original and best. People are going to hate me for this but I actually disliked galaxy. The hub world was really bad and the levels seemed small compared to 64 and sunshine.

Simply the best. I love the fact that this game allows you to explore levels at your own pace in order to complete it. To make it better, there is no hand holding. You start outside the castle, find stars, and claim the victory. Simple enough, yet there is so much more to beating it. Talking to characters and navigating every inch of every world is required. While the Galaxy games may have perfected the mechanics of Mario's 3D platforming, no game before or since Super Mario 64 has done such a good job of embodying the platforming experience as a whole. Best of all, if anyone wanted to know what a good game is, I could just start up Super Mario 64. After maybe ten minutes, it becomes evident that this game is just fun. Not too easy, but not too cruel; its accessibility, gameplay, soundtrack, and lack of hints are just a few reasons why this is the perfect video game for literally anybody.

Super Mario 64 (the original N64 version) gets a (more than) perfect 100+/100 score.

The original Super Mario Galaxy gets a 43/100 score.

Super Mario World (the original SNES version) gets an 89/100 score.

Super Mario Bros. 3 gets a 87/100 score.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 gets a 72/100 score.

Super Mario Sunshine gets a 37/100 score.

Mario Kart Wii gets a 32/100 score.
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door gets a 39/100 score.
Mario Kart: Double Dash gets a 27/100 score.
Super Mario 3D World gets a 56/100 score.
Super Mario Bros. (the original NES version) gets an 86/100 score.
The first Paper Mario gets 76/100 score.
Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars gets a 92/100 stars.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl gets a 97/100 stars.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii gets a 48/100 score
The original New Super Mario Bros. gets a 24/100 score.
New Super Mario Bros. you gets a 53/100 score.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island gets a ...more

3 Super Mario World Super Mario World Product Image

Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, but games like this are generally overrated and only liked for being the first someone ever played, nostalgia, and what it introduced to the series. Because I play each game and have no nostalgic value towards older games (although I still like older games just as much) I never see it for what it did first if every game after it did the same thing and they would be higher rated if they were the first. I think games like the Paper Mario series are better because they are more original and complex and emotional with storytelling, especially the 2nd and 3rd installments. This is still a great game, but it doesn't seem like a perfect masterpiece. I'm the crazy person who made the ridiculously long comment on Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door with lots of capitalization and run-on sentences due to my insane excitement.

Super Mario World is the greatest Mario to have even been created. With such precise controls, awesome graphics, loads of cool secrets, a whole world map to travel on from level to level, cool power ups ( the cape being the prime example of amazing game design), levels that with level design so perfect it's hard to comprehend, several new bosses, challenging gameplay, memorable music, and the overall sense that it is one of the greatest games of all time.

Super Mario World is the best, easily. It's a good old day one and is what makes Mario iconic. Sure, the Super Smash Bros series of Mario are classics, and I don't have a problem with them, but the reason Super Mario World is better than all of the other Mario games put together is how iconic it is. Super Mario World is not only the best of the franchise, but it might also be one of the greatest video games ever put to our controllers.

Super Mario World is far from my favorite Mario game of all time, but it definitely tops the list of the best 2D platformer Mario adventures. With great graphics ahead of its time and level designs that top even the original Super Mario Bros., this game has it all.

4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 Product Image

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 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


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

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 is the best Mario game of all time. I'm o lying sad I can't choose second and third because that would probably be Super Paper Mario and Mario Galaxy. In many respects those games are much better than Mario 3. But this is due to the limitations that were present in the hardware at the time. Mario 3 was revolutionary for it's time. It took the best of the already groundbreaking first Super Mario game and the 2nd one and created something absolutely incredible.

I spent months on this game. Back in those days of the NES, in the late 80s and early 90s you couldn't save games. So I left it on constantly. It was always hot because of this. But 9 year old was determined and with much struggle and grit I finally completed it.

A few years ago I started playing it again on an emulator and realised I had missed so much. The alternate world endings if competed with the special suits. That the statue Tanooki can kill almost anything if it lands on it, including fireballs, dry ...more

5 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Product Image

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

The way Nintendo made the Galaxy games is exactly how 3D platformers should be made forever. The first Galaxy was almost perfect, but it did have a few flaws. Almost every, if not every single problem from the first game is fixed when it comes around to Super Mario Galaxy 2. While the levels may not be as grand in scale as those from the firs game, they are so perfectly made, and there are so many of them, that you hardily even notice. The first Super Mario Galaxy made each galaxy its own wonderful experience, but it seems that the second has every level working together to make the entire game one huge experience. Quality is usually better than quantity, but in the case of Super Mario Galaxy 1 vs Super Mario Galaxy 2, quantity wins. The reason is that it's the quality that you have so much of.

Although The first one is better, SMG2 still has that nice relaxing feel when you play it. It has a cool storyline, and although the hub (the faceship no typo) is nothing compared to SMG, the gameplay and Yoshi make up for it a ton! Adding difficult levels and quicker access to Yoshi and Luigi, makes it even better in my opinion! But although this is an extremely great game, it will be even better if you play the first one before this. 4 1/2 stars and I recommend this to everyone.

This is my faveourite game of all time. It's boderline perfect!
The levels/galaxies were constructed very well and encourage explortation.
The addition of Yoshi was a neat Idea and he works so much better than in Mario Sunshine. The controls are perfect. The music is phenominal.
The Green Star Challenge was a much better idea of boosting playtime after collecting 120 stars and beating Bowser than replaying the game with Luigi.
Why this is only number 5 is beyond me.

6 Super Mario Sunshine Super Mario Sunshine Product Image

OMG my cute little bean Bowser Jr. is in there. This is an awesome game. Thought there is one thing for a starting voice over for the franchise I don't think they should've picked this one, though I love the game!

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.

This should be number one. This is so much better than Super Mario 64 and definitely better than Super Mario Galaxy. 64 has aged terribly and I can't stand playing it now I would love an HD remake though. And Galaxy took away the big exploration elements of 64 and Sunshine. And speaking of exploration Sunshine did it the best with Isle Delfino I loved playing it as a little kid and running around in the plaza. It's just the best

Best game I ever played in my life. I tell a little story about me and this game:When I was 5 year old I played this game the first time on my gamecube. Then I sold it for a PlayStation2.6Years later I sold my PlayStation2 for PlayStation3.6months later I sold it for a Wii.3 weeks before my birthday (4 februari) I have a dream that I was playing it 7 years ago. Well you know you can also play gamecube games on wii. I asked my father for the game. But the game was created in 2002 and I asked it in 2012.10 years old. I searched in Kapaza. And other sites. I live now in Belgium. I searched... I searched and voila, I found it. Someone in Holland sold this game. Its too far so with special mail delivery I tried and buyed the game with a gamecube memorycard. I only needed a controler for gamecube. I buyed it in my dreamland shop. Putted the disk into the wii. And... Started playing. And then I realised that I am the happiest kid in the world :) That was my best birtday present ever because ...more

7 Super Mario 3D World Super Mario 3D World Product Image

This game looked pretty great, had really cool enemies, creative level design, and best of all, it perfected the idea of a linear 3D platformer. If you need any more convincing that this game rocks, Switch Stop made a full YouTube video talking about how great this game is!

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.

L love this game! I didn't vote for it, as it is probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite Mario game besides Thousand Year Door, but it was finally an innovative, creative, Mario platformer that wasn't in a Super Mario 64 form! Awesome bosses, levels, and power-ups make this the best standard-form Mario game by far. Now we just need to Nintendo to call it quits on these 2d-3d hybrids (not that they're bad) solely because we need more games with collecting stars/shines. Also, if it seems like this list is flooded with Thousand Year Door comments, that's because it's the same person obsessing over that game no matter where I go.

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)

8 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

1st: Super Mario Odyssey= 0 problems (Perfect) -100/100
2nd: Super Mario 64= 1 problem which is the camera. -99/100
3rd: Super Mario Bros. 3= 1 problem which is the shorter levels. -99/100
4th: Super Mario Galaxy 2= 2 problems which include the linearity (which I personally don't prefer in 3D Mario) and movement options were cut from 64 and Sunshine. -97/100
5th: Super Mario World= 2 problems which include the easy level design and Mario's physics (they're alright but I like Mario Bros. 3's controls more) -96/100
6th: Super Mario Galaxy= 3 problems which include the two from the sequel plus you don't really unlock anything after beating the game outside of Luigi (the sequel fixed this) -95/100
7th: Super Mario Sunshine= 3 problems which include sticking to water levels the blue coins being too difficult to find and being forced to get the shines in a certain order. -95/100

I don't have rankings for the other Mario games, and each problem I listed is very ...more

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!

I think that this really should be #1. This is just perfection. There is not one problem about this game. All the ones above this are good but they can’t beat the Super Mario Odyssey. This will probably always remain the god of Mario games.

This was one of the first games I played on my Nintendo switch. The graphics are flawless and I think the capture ability is very creative.

9 New Super Mario Bros. Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii Product Image

The only flaw is that the game doesn't have enough content in it. If you'd beaten Story Mode and you only have yourself around/ 1 Wii remote, there was nothing to do. Then, free for all was just seemingly pointless and coin rush/mode got dry, because you got no reward for winning. That aside, this could have been as nostalgic for anyone born from the late 90's to 2005 as Gen 1 Pokemon was for 90's kids.

This one is better than the DS version honestly. While DS was more revolutionary, this game polished it even more! Better graphics, better music, addition of Yoshi, an actual special world and phase 2 for the final battle and addition of Koopalings who had been absent for such a long time. This game rocks!

I flipping had this game. I LOVED IT! When I got it, I wanted to play it right away. It was magic to me. I was so thrilled during the second phase of the final boss. (Bowser, obviously.) I will NEVER forget it. Never.

This is my favorite Mario game of all time and here is my quick top 10 Mario games 10 Mario Galaxy 9. New super Mario bros 2 8. Mario kart wifi 7. Mario party 9 6. Super Mario bros. 5. Mario bros 3. 4. Paper Mario 3. Super paper Mario 2. Mario 64. 1. New super Mario bros wii

10 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Product Image

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

Easily the best RPG that I have ever played. A game that makes you feel like you are watching a fantastic anime at the same time, The Thousand-Year Door succeeds on every level. Unique and interesting characters that you can learn to love as they develop, some of the best turn-based combat in any game out there, graphics that have aged incredibly well over time, and a complex story filled with comedy, drama, and action that just sucks you in every time you play the game. This is one of the very few examples of when a sequel is better than the original. If you ever get the chance, PLAY THIS GAME! You won't regret it.

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.

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

The Newcomers

? Paper Mario: The Origami King Paper Mario: The Origami King Product Image

This game made me cry

? Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Product Image

Here is the story on how my brother got this game: He was reading some Nat Geo Kids magazine and on the back it had a little advertisement for this game and we both thought it looked cool because of all those luigi's in those big clumps. After a couple days it got very hard.

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.

Its awsumm (despite the fact that I didn't see wario and/or waluigi in it its still a great game)
And people should fawful really appear again I mean give it a little (just an little) break then we wil get his evil plot even more awesome with chortles of course anyways awesome game (in my opinion even the best 3ds game till paper jam maybe and also an game that appears in my top 1

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.

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. Product Image

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 nes classic that saved video games from the video game crash of 1983,this very famous game has been ported to many Nintendo consoles and to this day this game is still popular to many ages,I remember playing this game in my childhood I had so many times with this game.

The game that started it all. A princess is kidnapped and you have to save her by traveling to eight worlds while avoiding obstacles in your way and battling a fire breathing turtle. the true origin of Mario and is a hero to video games.

12 Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Kart: Double Dash Product Image

I love the idea of being able to chose your team so if there is two characters you like you can play as both of them and the idea of having co-op multiplayer intstead of competing is a nice touch.

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 Mario kart, especially this, the Wii and the Wii u version.
This game have changed all the series in better of course, the first Mario karts were cool but a bit boring in my opinion.
Best characters: 5 Koopa, 4 Luigi 3 Toad 2 king boo 1 Daisy and Yoshi: maybe sometimes Daisy is boring with her Hi I'm Daisy but she's better than Peach in all the ways, and Yoshi is cute.
Best karts: 5 Mario kart, 4 Toad kart, 3 Parade kart, 2 Yoshi kart, 1 bloom coach and Wario kart
Best courses: 5 Sherbeth land, 4 Baby park, 3 Yoshi circuit, 2 Rainbow road, 1 Daisy cruiser
Best special items: 5 triple red sheel, 4 Bowser sheel, 3 Yoshi egg, 2 Heart, 1Chain chomp.
These are my opinions.

Best Mario kart out there. So many hours into this wonderful game since I picked it up in grade school. The fast paced races in vs mode never get old, and you can even team up in the same kart with your friend. Don't even get me started on the bomb battles. Oh yeah and this game holds the greatest Mario kart tracks ever made. Baby park, DK mountain, mushroom bridge. Yeah it's damn good!

13 New Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. Product Image

This game was my childhood. I like how you can unlock different worlds and levels by finding secret exits. And also what challenged me is that you have to beat the world 2 and world 5 bosses with the mini mushroom to unlock world 4 and world 7 respectively. A few downsides of this game is that the world 7 castle is unlocked only if secret exits are found and also that they didn't include Yoshi or use any fun powerups such as the propeller mushroom and ice flower. And I didn't have the Wii version which has those powerups. Now I have a Wii and New Super Mario Bros Wii, so I can enjoy it on the Wii as well.

I used to play this on DS. Sadly I lost the game card, so I have to buy a new one. Very nostalgic game though, honestly better than the new one. At least the multiplayer option doesn’t allow both players to have the same game

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

14 Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart Wii Product Image

I have been playing this game for 8 1/2 years almost 9! This is truly where I belong and it is my heart and soul. I recently just finished the game all by myself because in 2016 are data was erased and I was super young, so I didn't know that I could search up how to get finished! Every playable character in this game is my child! I love all of them with all my heart! Yoshi is my favorite with Bowser Jr. no far behind. I love the design in this game, and I easily burn myself out on it. Though I do have to say that Rainbow Road in this game will forever be the hardest track in Mario history. I recomend this game to all the Mario players out here.

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.

Although this may seem outdated compared to all the other versions, (MK 2, 3, etc.) I think it is still the best. This is definitely on my top 5 list of favorite games. Compared to the newer versions of Mario Kart, this one is my favorite because it has all the original characters and is an actual racing game. All the easter eggs and short cuts make it even better, and controls and tracks are (in my opinion) so much more better than the newer versions! I give it 4 1/2 stars and would recommend to anyone who asks.

15 Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars Product Image

As a Mario fan that grew up during the 2000’s, I never got the chance to experience this game when it first came out but somehow that made actually playing the game for the first time even better. I thought it was a surprisingly good looking game for 1996. The controls were simplistic and nothing like the familiar Wii remotes I was used to, and the way the world was set up was much different then the newer Super Mario games we have now. Let me tell you, I fell in love instantly. This specific game has this strange charm about it that makes it so memorable, that gives you so much nostalgia even though you haven’t even heard of it prior to playing it. Being as this was my very first Mario RPG game, I marveled at the fact that Bowser wasn’t the main villain for once and how Peach stepped up to the plate and became more than just a damsel in distress. At how the characters had these cute little victory poses they did at the end of each battle as they stared at the player through the ...more

Best music ever I can't get the regular battle music out of my head or the barrel volcano one or toad town or that one in seaside where the gray toads ... I shouldn't spoil it I basically like every music especially the battle music.

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.

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.)

16 Super Mario 3D Land Super Mario 3D Land Product Image

This game had no heart put into it. It was basically a 3d new super Mario bros, but with nothing new in terms of power ups except a nerfed tanooki suit and a boomerang. Super Mario 3d world for the Wii U is INFINITELY better than this game, and both are the same exact lazy idea. But 3d world was actually awesome, and 3d land was beyond lazy

Ok... you kind of have to get some facts. 3D land was for 3DS, and 3D world is for wii u. I have both, and I have to sat this is a good game and all but there are some pros and cons for both games. For one, 3D world is mich easier than land. But world has better gameplay, graphics, etc.

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...

You can play as Mario, luigi, toad, peach, ROSALINA and captain toad. They are all unique. New power-ups, and the Bowser fight is super weird and unique. Love it!

Are you sure you're talking about Super Mario 3D Land? Because what you're talking about is Super Mario 3D World.

17 Super Paper Mario Super Paper Mario Product Image

Great story, music, and characters. The end did make me cry a bit, though. My least favorite chapters would probably be 3 and 4 because of the nerdy chameleon guy and the annoying search for some makeshift toilet paper (probably because there was none at the store because of coronavirus). And, it has my favorite Mario character, Dimentio, the narcissistic, seemingly lighthearted harlequin that turns out to be very mischievous. Mimi is kinda creepy...

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.

Super Paper Mario is a thousand times better than Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I am serious. It has a way better storyline, Princess Peach has a much better voice, the game is much less unreasonable, and very epic! This game is even a quarter time better than the OG Paper Mario, a great game on the N64.

Paper Mario (the original)

Story: 5/10.
Graphics: 8/10.
Music: 8/10.
Sound: 7/10.
Gameplay: 7/10.

Let's review Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

Story: 2/10.
Graphics: 5/10.
Music: 5/10.
Sound: 5/10.
Gameplay: 4/10.
Creativity: 3/10.
Voice acting: 3/10.
Humor level: 4/10.
Difficulty: 9/10.
Text: 2/10.
Controls: 6/10.
Nostalgia level: 3/10.
Character sprites: 7/10.

Let's review Super Paper Mario.

Story: 10/10.
Graphics: 10+/10.
Music: 10/10.
Sound: 9/10.
Levels: 10/10.
Creativity: 10/10.
Voice acting: 10/10.
Humor level: 10/10.
Difficulty: 10+/10.
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Super Paper Mario is my favourite game ever (98%). It feels like so much more than a game. The story is so dark and deep and moving, there was the most emotional soundtrack (such as "Promise" and "Bounding Through Time".) We also had Count Bleck, honestly the best villain in everything ever... I cried and cried reading the Memories and when Bleck is defeated because it was so sad but I loved the game so much for making him and Timpani happy together at the end of the game... The gameplay was fun and unique in a way unrivaled by anything else I have played... And sure, there are flaws (such as non-replayability), SPM is not perfect, but... it's better than perfect... Humans are not perfect but we are still beautiful and so is this game... You only ever feel this experience once, I would give anything to forget this game so that I could play it again... I am a truly lucky person for having discovered SPM and I can never thank Nintendo enough for changing my life and my heart in this way.

18 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Product Image

The only bad thing about this game is that it brought Pink Gold Peach into existence. Peach is a good character that the retards that call themselves Daisy and Rosalina fans make lies about. This hate should be directed to Pink Gold Peach. Otherwise Mario Kart 8 is a good game

Yeah, this game is epic, but why in the pates sake is Pink Gold Peach a character!? And hey, it is the only Mario Kart that has zero very bad levels!

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!

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!

19 Paper Mario Paper Mario Product Image

I have beaten this game too many times to count and it never gets old. I have a tradition of playing through this game every summer and have to say it is one of my favorite games of all time no matter how old I get!

This game made my childhood. Shiny badges, diverse partners, creative landscapes, cute enemies, rough boss battles, turn-based fighting system, engaging music; I don't see why this isn't in the top 5, yet.

It's not the greatest mario game, but one of the best and this game sure is better than Thousand year door and Super Paper Mario in my opinion. Best RPG Mario with Mario RPG SNES.

My favorite game ever, and it had creative characters, nostalgic graphics, interesting game play, and a very well written story, Plus, Bowser was using his noggin.

20 Luigi's Mansion Luigi's Mansion Product Image

This game sucks. & Toad's right. Princess Peach would be very angry if Mario weren't with her. Why did Leslie Swan & Azako Kozuki retire voicing Princess Peach? How they voiced Princess Peach was perfect, but now she's giving us the evil eye after being noticed that she has appeared the most out of other female video game characters in video game histry. I loathe Princess Peach's appearance. She makes so much big deals out of nothing.

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 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.

So much better than Dark Moon. Although Mario is not in it, Luigi is a lot better than Mario and makes this game awesome. If it was Mario's mansion, it would not be good.

21 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Product Image

My favorite SNES game of all time and the cutest but this game isn't just little cute Yoshi running around the DS version us the best selling Yoshi game of all time.

Although I slighly perfer Mario 64 this is still my favorite since Mario 64 is kind of overrated in my opinion. Yes, I can consider this a Mario game since it's the prequel of the Mario series.Yoshi looks great compared to his design in Super Mario World, everything looks colorful and happy for a SNES game, I love the bosses and level designs. Yeah...

This One of the finest SNES masterpieces to date. My fourth favorite (F-Zero, Mario RPG and Mario World) SNES game and a true masterpiece as well. Amazing level design and music way ahead of its time 10/10.

This game should come in top 2. I would give this game a 9.3 and Super Mario 64 should stay in top 1 if Loganruckmanman is referring to the original Nintendo 64 version only which I would give a 9.7.

22 Super Mario Maker Super Mario Maker Product Image

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

Mario maker vs smbx

Smbx win because it has more freedom for some thing like they
At least have slopes! plus you c customize you NPCs like make them talk or be friendly and can use the sprite editor to make other bosses form other games to it allso have more enemy NPCs than Mario maker plus smbx was made way before Mario maker
And I bet Nintendo stole their idea. I tried Mario maker and it was at least Mario maker is more easier to control and the game play is pretty good. Mario maker is a great game but can't compete with
Super Mario Bros x

You make your own Mario levels! How awesome is that?! Not only that, but you can play other levels made by people! You have to love how creative Pete are on the game too!

Wow 25th is pretty low for this game, this game allows so much but is on the wiiu so it didn't get a lot of players, a remake for the switch would be nice

23 New Super Mario Bros. U New Super Mario Bros. U Product Image

Great power ups, great graphics, great levels, great worlds, great everything! I love this game a ton. The level and world names were cool, the return of Baby Yoshi and a connected world map from SMW was great. Even though the graphics were awesome, the Sparkling Waters and Frosted Glacier had the best graphics. Nintendo PUT THE AURORA BOREALIS IN FROSTED GLACIER! It was just amazing! I can't put my love for this game into words right now!

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.

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!

NSMB U. It improved upon all the NSMB games, with a new powerup, new yoshi mechanics and wonderful backgrounds which nobody looks at and the stages are amazing. You get so much content besides the story mode, for me, it is a 8/10. It could maybe improve a bit upon NSBM Wii, but the rest was nearly perfect.

24 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Brawl Product Image

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.

I would go with the story in Sonic Adventure 2, but the story in SSBB has everything we could've asked for- crossover characters teaming up to stop a villain from taking over the Super Smash Bros. universe! This game will always be a groundbreaker.

Super Smash Bros. 10/10 stars (Masterpiece).

Super Smash Bros. Melee: 6/10 stars (Okay).

Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 10/10 stars (Masterpiece).

Super Smash Bros. 4: 10/10 stars (Masterpiece).

Although not the best Mario game in my opinion, the graphics and controls are extremely easy to learn and gives the true feeling of a brawl game. It is very fun even if you are playing by yourself, and the randomness of battling a new character make it even better! 4 star game in my opinion and probably one of the best fighting games created.

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!

25 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Product Image

This game is the same game with Mario Kart 8, and Pink Gold Peach is still a character! Now, like I said, this game is like Mario Kart 8, but with more characters, no problems with battle mode, customizable settings for battle mode, and the free deluxe Mario Kart 8 had.

A funner and better version of Mario Kart 8 with new characters,tracks and items and also thank god for giving us atcual battle tracks.

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

My friends have this game so I walk over to their house and play it and I love it!

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