Best Mario RPGs


The Top Ten

1 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

This game is the best!

No, Super Mario RPG is underrated by modernists that call it "just a Final Fantasy ripoff/Mario version of Final Fantasy) and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors are even greater than Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time's successors!

Great Characters, Great Battle System, Great Story. The only flaw I can really think of is the stupid pollen minigame. And yes, I like the carrot minigame and the train boss.

This is the best Mario RPG in my opinion. I think Super Mario RPG is overrated and this game gives character development to Bowser. We were also greeted with the best villain in Mario Games. - DCfnaf

2 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

I really don't understand how anybody could rank this above Super. I mean both are awesome games but something about Super is just so charming. IRTO though - darthvadern

Why is this number 5? Seriously.

This is my favorite! After that, the original! - HeavyDonkeyKong

It punches me in the gut to know that I'ma ctually viting against Bowser's isnide story, but this game just holds a place in my heart... sorry guys... - HeavyDonkeyKong

3 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

This is such an original and fun game! It's the thrid most original mario game I think. Not only is this game super original and creative, it's super fun to play! Sure tutorials can get annoying but since when did tutorials make a game? - darthvadern

I love this game so much because of how important they make Luigi, my favorite nintendo character. Also, Antasma is probably the best villain in all the RPGs.

This game is underrated. I can tell ya that it's better than Superstar Saga and Partners in Time. MOVE THIS HIGHER - DCfnaf

This is just beautiful

4 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Really awesomne! - darthvadern

I grew up playing this as a kid and you know what its one of the most nostalgic games ever behind Super Mario Bros1,2,and 3and Mario 64,Mario Kart 1.Also in October 2017 a enhanced remake of this game released.It lacks the charm of the original but still is good.

5 Paper Mario

Why is this at the lowest rank? It's a really great game.

This kis super pape rmario covers but paper Mario is a great game. - HeavyDonkeyKong

6 Super Paper Mario

My favourite mario game of all time - darthvadern

Love this game! Very underrated. - DCfnaf

I love this game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

What is this here? - noo7na7

There are only ten RPGS. So it got on. Partners is a good game, but I prefer all the other Mario RPGs. - DCfnaf

8 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

So underrated and a great game - iliekpiez

This game is my favourite! I also love Paper Mario 64, Super Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, and Bowser's Inside Story is wonderful enjoyable game too, but this one started Mario's trilogy of RPGs, therefore gets my vote.

9 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

This game is very underrated, it surely is very generic and bland but there's so much good stuff about this one, one thing is Paper Mario, he makes the battle system so much more interesting and has these trio attacks. I also LOVE the papercraft battles, are are so unique and entertaining and give me Nintendo Labo vibes. However, one problem is that when you level up, normally in other mario rpg's you get to choose a stat to rise up even more, but you can't do that here, instead you must wait until the next rank and then you can choose a stat to rise up extra during level-ups - darthvadern

I think Paper Jam is better than Sticker Star and Partners in Time. I was worried about them going on the NSMB route with the characters, but it's okay because they did it well. However the levels are bland and the papercraft battles are dumb. But the regular bosses are really good! I have mixed feelings about this one. It's better than some of the other games on here though. - DCfnaf

10 Paper Mario: Color Splash

Should be above Sticker Star - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Higher than the other Paper Mario games... - HeavyDonkeyKong

What is this in here? - noo7na7

At five? Are you kidding me? I absolutely HATE Paper Mario Sticker Star. Why?

1. No Experience

So you don't even level up from battles. How is this CONSIDERED an RPG if there is no way to gain Experience? All you get from battles is coins to buy stickers which you use to fight enemies to get more coins...yeah there's no point! Battles are USELESS!

2. The Story

The story is flat out TERRIBLE for two reasons:

First of all, unlike just about EVERY OTHER Mario RPG, which forgets about the Bowser kidnapping Peach story, it acts JUST LIKE the New Super Mario Bros Games.

Second of all, we have to find these 6 Royal stickers. Why? Why should I care about these eight royal stickers? Stickers have never mattered in the MK before this! We are given no explanation on them either!

3. The Characters

Every friendly character is a Toad, and all the bosses are giant versions of common enemies.

4. The Navigation

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12 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions

Since I don't own as GBA I played this version. One of the greatest mario games of all time! - darthvadern

Better then the original

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