Top 10 Best 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

Best game of all time. This is the most unique game, and the feeling of space is what makes this the best. How one game goes and achieves this is not appreciated enough. The atmosphere and presentation in this game is incomparable to anything else to exist. The music, storyline, backgrounds and the hub is also brilliant. But the level design and gameplay is extraordinary. Unbelievably fun and imaginative, galaxies like good egg, space junk, freezeflame, toy time and dreadnought show how beautiful and brilliant space can be. Gameplay wise the 2nd game is also on par, but this is better than the 2nd game if we're comparing them directly. Even level design wise this is slightly better, the more exploratory levels and the way they're integrated help make this slightly superior. But almost everything in this game is perfect. This already changed the video game industry a lot, but it could've changed it more with the story and stuff. Either way, people don't like this because how crazy and ...more

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

One can argue that this game is just the same old Mario on planets, but there's a lot more to it then just new gravity. All stereotypical level themes are there, but somehow, they seem different, like a huge amp up in atmosphere was edited into the game. But this game is so charming that it is the only game I've played to take level archetypes I HATE, and made them into some levels I really enjoyed playing through. The story was perfectly excavated too. While recommend taking a trip to the library to hear more about Rosalina, you by no means have to invest in the story, and can just play you some good old fashioned platforming. I would concede to the other entree's on this list, but I seriously can't think of any real mistakes this game made. I love the 2d Mario games to death, but, I think I'm just going to linger around on Rosalina's star ship for a while.

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

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.

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

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.

I mean, it's a classic for a reason. While it's not my absolute favorite, it's still an amazing game that everyone should experience at least once. I do, however, prefer it's remake.

3 Super Mario World

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.

This is one of the greatest Mario games ever created, and for what they were going for at the time, "to be different then the first 3 games", they really did it with this game.

It even introduced Yoshi!

I honestly don't understand all the haters for this game, I mean, what's wrong with it?

And the GBA remake is well, fine.

Really? Five? This should at least be #2. This is neck at neck with Suer Mario 3D Land as my favorite game of all time, but World is slowly beating 3D Land. This game is long, fun, & filled to the brim with secrets. This game surpasses Super Mario Bros. 1, hell, I'd go as far as saying it's better than Super Mario Bros. 3.

4 Super Mario Galaxy 2

If only this game had the same atmosphere and presentation as the first...
Compared to other mario games, this is the 2nd best video game, but when you factor in how lost it looks compared to the first game, it really detracts it. I don't understand why this game isn't atmospherically and level design similar to the first game. Only 2 star galaxies do help sometimes but otherwise in normal situations they really don't. Very few exploratory galaxies here but even still this is brilliant. Gameplay wise this is on par with the first game. But comparing it to the first game and saying it is better is rather nonsensical. This is a direct sequel, so it better follow off the footsteps of the first game. It only does that with the gameplay. Still brilliant though.

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 one should totally be at the top, it won a game of the year award! Ign gave it a 10/10 score which is what I give it too. The graphics rule, the power ups are amazing (my personal favorite is the spring), the bosses couldn't of been made better and the game level designs are the best you will ever see! Get this game because it is legendary!

5 Super Mario Bros. 3

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

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.

SMB3 is the best Mario game ever made. It was amazing and passed the limit of all games. best Mario game should be number 1.
Mario 3 better than Mario world, Mario world is such a remake for it. First game to see Mario on a map, first game to see Mario fly, first game to see Mario grap or holding enemies, and to use items on starting the levels, it opened the mind to make Mario games very creative and challenging.

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.

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

An underappreciated gem. While far from perfect, sunshine genuinely has some amazing moments, from its exotic unique atmosphere, creative, though occasionally flawed levels, some of the most satisfyingly challenging platforming segments during the fluddless missions. Love sunshine's moveset and controls and fludd is fantastic. The game does have a lot of padding and weird bugs though.

It is the best mario game of all time! I'm going to try to 100% the entire game! The hardest level of all time was Watermelon Festival. I beat it once as a kid but was never able to beat again. To me it still remains the most difficult level to this day. But Overall it is the best mario game of all time.

7 Super Mario Odyssey

What a masterpiece! This game is immaculate. The music is really good and makes you feel like you're on an adventure. The graphics though? They are incredible. It's probably the only 3D Mario game that looks like real-life mechanics. The kingdoms are very diverse with my favorite being Metro Kingdom because It's vast and it's fun to leap around the buildings and make Mario lay down in the middle of the road which then taxi cars just beep their horns at you! It's so funny! Also, don't even get me started on the festival. You get to battle Donkey Kong along the way through a 2D journey. It's absolutely incredible and that's why Pauline is the mayor! Super Mario Odyssey embraces everything a 3D Mario game should have. It has so many things for you to enjoy. Cappy's your companion and will make anything awesome. It's such a good game and the power moons are also fun to collect and the bosses in the game are the best in the series without a doubt. There's so many things to do in each of ...more

I don't know why, but I actually liked the soundtrack more than the actual gameplay. It really did make you feel like you were in their respective environments, with many kingdoms having their own themes relating to the cultures they're based on. Tostarena has mariachi music, New Donk City has big band music, Bowser's Kingdom has traditional Japanese music, but there's some other tunes that don't fit their respective environments like Steam Gardens having late 60s/early 70s jazz rock as its stage theme. Honestly, it sounds like it came straight out of a funk record or an early 70s Chicago album. But all that aside, I still think this game has a great soundtrack.

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 is amazing. It had a lot of clever references and callbacks to the Mario franchise and being a long time Mario fan myself was cool. The open world levels are awesome. I loved the Galaxy, 3D land/world games but I prefer open world games where you can freely explore like SM64 and SMS. Cappy is an enhancement to your move set and doesn't feel like a gimmick. some moons even require you to do them without cappy. The moons themselves range from one ground pound away to a challenge dark souls worthy. Breakdown Road: Final Challenge is one of the most sadistic Mario levels to date and reminds me of the pachinko level in Mario Sunshine. I think this could be possibly the best Mario game ever and one of the best games of 2017 only rivaled by BOTW.

8 Super Mario 3D World

Why doesn't this game more praise? This game may look awful because the level design is more linear and is on a Wii U, but this game still rocks. You can be a cat, which is obviously the best aspect of the game, the soundtrack is great, and because of the linear design, this allowed for more condensed level design. My only issue with the game is trying to 100% completely, but this is a solid game nonetheless.

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.

It's a nice combination of the classic 2D formula with 3D gameplay, and while I think that Galaxy and Odyssey are much better, I can't deny that this was also an excellent title.

I really love Super Mario 3D World! The music is great in this game, and the storyline. Basically, in every other Super Mario game, it was the same thing that happened: Bowser has kidnapped Peach for no reason whatsoever, and it's up to Mario and Luigi to save her. I like how they they changed up the story in this version. Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad are taking a stroll down a path, and they come across a broken pipe. Mario and Luigi fix the pipe, and a prixie flies out. Seconds later, Bowser comes out and captures the prixie. It is up to the Mushroom Kingdom Heroes to save the prixie.

See, it's so much more creative! I also love the levels, and new power-ups. Each playable character also has their own status in ability! I don't know how you could say this isn't the best Mario game!

9 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

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.

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.

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

10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii

While not as amazing as the first NSMB game, it's still a terrific game in its own right. It's a shame that the other 2 games were so boring.

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 is one of my first Mario games ever! Stop hating on it because it's too easy or the Koopalings are in it! Do I need to mention 9-7, 7-6, 8-5, Final castle? This game is really fun and the final Bowser fight is amazing and the Penguin and Propeller suit are fun to use. Also Ludwig and Iggy's castle fights are actually kind of challenging.

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!

The Contenders
11 Super Mario Bros.

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 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.

If this game did not exist, imagine how the gaming industry in America would be. We'd still be stuck with Tetris, Missile Command, and Donkey Kong. Nothing amazing like Mario 64 or Mario Galaxy.

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.

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!

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

This game is amazing!
The graphics, the music, everything!
This game, along with Super Mario Sunshine were the first games I bought for my old gcn and they are the best out of all the gcn games. The only negative part is the controls. It took me a LONG time to get the hang of it! Otherwise great game!

13 Mario Kart Wii

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.

Hands down my favorite Mario Kart game for multiple reasons. 1. Character Roster 2. Tracks and their design 3. The karts and bikes are extremely unique in a good way.

Mario Kart Wii is a stellar entry in the Mario Kart series, with probably the best character roster in the entire franchise, and some of the best online play you could ever experience. The main game was excellent and the battle mode is fantastic. The motion controls sucked so I always turned them off. I want to love this game, but the balancing issues with the items made me stray away from this one. Don't get me wrong though, it's still a great time.

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.

14 New Super Mario Bros.

This was my last New Super Mario Bros game and I love it. It is absolutely the most unique New Super Mario Bros game but I'm not a huge fan of the powerups and bosses. People only love the bosses because they are not the Koopalings. They are even easier than the Koopalings. Literally hit them with 6 fire balls or ground pound them and they are dead in like 10 seconds. The Bowser Jr and Bowser fights are so easy that they take barely any effort to beat. Also I don't like the Mini Mushroom and Shell Powerup. The shell powerups is annoying because it cause me to die so much because I lose control of Mario. Mega Mushroom is cool but it only last for like 10 seconds and is in like 4 levels. Besides those problems I loved this game. I love all the New Super Mario Bros games and they get way too much hate.

It deserves just as much praise as World and 3. It brings so much to the table, it's just a shame that it spawned so many soulless sequels.

This is the best Mario game in the world for me.. Since I was little it brought me back memories we have number 1 the best New Super Mario Bros DS Game out of all this is one of my most favorite video games of all time for the Nintendo DS. This was the first video game I played out of all Mario series the best sound effects music etc. Vote for this game cause it is the BEST!

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.

15 Super Paper Mario

While this game switched things up a little bit, it's awesome because of the story. There are some banger moments like Mimi's shapeshifting, Mr. L( AKA, Luigi being brainwashed), and Dimentio betraying Count Bleck. Those are reasons why this game is an awesome Wii title.

This game is so underrated. Sure, the title is misleading but I can say from the bottom of my heart that this is the best Mario game. The gameplay is tough and amazing. The boss battles are not lame and easy like the super Mario bros series. They are challenging, unique and tough. The 3d-2d dimensions add a lot of great puzzles. Last but not least the story is absolutely beatiful. It is unlike any other Mario game story. You don't have Bowser kidnapping princess peach. In fact it is nothing like the classic one and it is very well written!

This game is so much fun. So many people hate this game just because it was not an RPG. The game is fantastic as a platform mixed with RPG elements. The best part about this game is the story. In this game Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Bowser are all the main playable characters and not just Mario. This game also had unique characters before the next game where every character is the same red generic toad.

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.

16 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.

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

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.)

This was the first time I was introduced to this genre of video games. Seeing as how my main man Mario was part of the the story (not to mention being able to use Bowser which was pretty cool) made this even more epic. Music is insane and I even have it now as a ring tone. Fun Easter eggs, and cool little games and secrets. I really can not say anything bad about this game besides it not being long enough or that they have not re made this title yet…..

17 Paper Mario

I think the first game I ever played was Megaman x6. Obviously that didn't go well for me when I was 6, so I gave this game a try. Still to this day my favorite Nintendo game for a multitude of reasons. I could go on and on about this game but I'm sure the comment bar wouldn't fit it all.

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.

18 Super Mario 3D Land

This is the first game on this list I've ACTUALLY seen. I don't like it that much because it's kinda unoriginal, and super hard, but it's also the first game my brother ever played on his 3DS, (while I watched, transfixed, over his shoulder) so it will always have a place in my heart...

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.

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!

This is the first 3D Mario game to play like a classic 2D Mario games (the first few you could drown and you have power, now it works like a 2D classic Mario as a 3D!

19 Super Mario Maker

This should be number 1! you can make levels and in the sequel, theres more bosses, super worlds, and more!. I like Galaxy but Mario maker should be #1

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

If only I had a wii u, I could play this great game..

It's like super mario rom hacks, where you get to make your own levels, but now you don't need to buy all of them flashcarts or get those illegal emulators and roms to play them.

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!

20 Luigi's Mansion

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.

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

21 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I think the game is awesome compared to the vanilla version of it & I can't wait for more DLC tracks. I have some issues with it though. 1. Eff the coin item 2. Like MK8, even when you are in first for most of the race, on the last lap, you could get RNG'd into a lower placement. 3. They didn't add new characters for the updated platform.
Overall though, it deserves the money purchased.

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.

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

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

22 Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story

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.

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.

Best mario rpg ever! Nintendo must have smiled when creating it! This game also shows bowser failing and the king koopa working with the famous mario bros! A sequel is a must for this outstanding title!

What a epic game! Bowser is playable, you get to explore Bowser's body, Fun bosses, epic music and the daring epic final boss just blew my mind. BEST GAME EVER! Buy this game! Don't forget to vote for this!

23 Mario Kart 8

Best One ever! Better Item Balance, better controls, better everything! Except the battle mode. Vote for Mario Kart Wii if you only like overpowered items, really annoying character voices, and crappy controls. Mario Kart 8 is a refreshed version of Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7. Just better.

The only problem with this game is that unlike in Mariokart Wii you can't earn characters or tracks from racing. In Mariokart 8, you actually have to purchase them. Selling for $12.00, gamers could choose to buy a $7.99 version which gave them half the stuff. That's right. You would have get half of it to subsidize the cost.

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

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!

24 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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.

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.

It's actually not a Mario game. At least Mario and other characters are in the game. He's also a starter character and does have to fight for himself.

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 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

This game...is...wow. 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.

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...

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.

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.

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