Most Underrated Mario Games


The Top Ten

1 Luigi's Mansion Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's Mansion is overrated & should not be top 1. But I do notice criticism which makes this game more underrated...

But come on! The most underrated Mario game is not Luigi's Mansion. It's Hotel Mario!

2 Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2

100% agree. Great game. All the fans say: it's not a Mario game, It's the worst!

It's Almost As Underrated As Hotel Mario.

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3 Super Paper Mario Super Paper Mario

This game rocks! Too bad people prefer TTYD over this great game. Also, this is the best Mario RPG ever & I find this game to be really underrated. This game gets an 8.9 score.

This is one of my favorite Mario games. Everything about it is great- thar story, the characters, the gameplay, and everything else! The story is beautiful. The dialogue is witty and charming, but also can be serious. It is a shame that it gets overlooked by the other Paper Mario games.

Along with Dream Team, my all-time favorite game. People call it bad because it's not like the first two, but I think it handles things even better. - Garythesnail

May be not the best Rpg XP but the best Mario 2D and the best story that's for sure

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4 Super Mario Sunshine Super Mario Sunshine

Sunshine may be when Peach turned 'dumb' (really I don't know what fans expect her to do right then and there when Jr. said she was his mom and continued to bash Mario without giving her much room to talk on screen and how would Jr. figure out Peach is not his mom BEFORE Bowser told him? She knew it just shocked her that some random kid jumped in firmly believing she's his mom). Also, I guess it was the voice acting (that you could, ya know MUTE). Or Maybe it just seemed really easy due to fludd...

But this game turned away from the traditional Mario games. From the plot to how the game worked. It doesn't doesn't deserve the hate it gets. Besides, the voices are goofy and when the guy big-noise-things scream 'NOO! ' when you slash them is hilarious!

5 Wario Land 4 Wario Land 4
6 Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Thanks to the insane Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7 & Mario Kart 8, this game, Super Mario Kart & Mario Kart 64 are all underrated.

This, yes. Mario kart 64 and super Mario akrt, no! They get respect! Unliek this game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Hotel Mario Hotel Mario

I hate this list so much! Why has Luigi's Mansion got to be top 1 on this list?! This or Super Mario 64 should be top 1.

The lowest rated Mario game of all time has n excuse not to be top 1.

I may hate the gameplay, but the cutscenes, graphics & retarded-sounding voice acting is perfect!

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8 Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
9 Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars

Did I get vision problems or the picture is too small?

This has to be my top favorite Mario game, as such a giant fan of the classic 16-bit RPG games.

Fawful's Minion didn't put Super Mario RPG on his list of best Mario games. Why don't people love this? This game needs to be in the top 10s. It combines Classic Mario with Final Fantasy. Critics loved this game. Normal people... not so much. WHY?! THIS GAME DESERVES A 10/10!

10 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Overrated, not underrated. I would strongly recommend Super Paper Mario because of such a strong plot and Princess Peach not getting kidnapped/being strong/not having a whiny voice.

How dare you put Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on the list & Luigi's Mansion is not top 1!

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Kart
12 Super Princess Peach Super Princess Peach

Amazing game. Very fun and inventive. I love this. Such a shame it got flagged as sexist. I never viewed as such but I'm not a girl.

13 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
14 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Why are Mario and Sonic tied for the running right now? Isn't like Mario some fat, slow plumber and Sonic a fast hedgehog? This doesn't make any sense!

15 Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

My least favorite of the Mario & Luigi games, but still a great game. - Garythesnail

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16 Mario Party Advance Mario Party Advance
17 Mario and Luigi Dream Team Mario and Luigi Dream Team

You're evil. Dream Team is overrated.

People act like it's the worst of the M&L games, but I find it the BEST. - Garythesnail

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18 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Overrated, not underrated. This game brainwashes fans of Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars & the old Mario & Luigi games. This game is not underrated at all! Its aggregate score is a 9.5 now, so thus, it can't be underrated!

And how is Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story underrated?!

The only Mario and Luigi game that gets the respect that it rightfully deserves! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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19 Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 deserves the top 1 spot! Yeah, I said it. The current average score for this game is 9/10 stars, I believe. I would give this game 10000000/10 stars.

I can't believe people prefer Super Mario Sunshine & Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door over the original Super Mario 64 on the N64, which is now an underrated video game so it deserves the top 1 spot!

Am I Seriously The Only Person Here Who Thinks This Game Is Overrated? Probably So.

This game isn't overrated, yet it isn't underrated.

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20 Mario Party 9 Mario Party 9

It's really overrated. You do not get to free roam the boards. The graphics are very weak. The soundtrack is childish at times, especially for Mario Party standards. The Mario princesses have overly excruciating, one-dimensional voices/princess dresses. Modern Mario spin-offs in general have the hideous, childish feel of a straight-to-video Don Bluth sequel. I give Mario Party 9 a 3/10.

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List StatsUpdated 19 Feb 2017

100 votes
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4 years, 211 days old

Top Remixes

1. Luigi's Mansion
2. Super Mario Bros. 2
3. Mario Kart: Super Circuit
1. Wario Land 4
2. Super Mario Bros. 2
3. Hotel Mario



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