Top 10 Most Underrated Mario Spinoff Games

I like the Mario spinoff games, but some of them are just underrated. This list will include Mario Kart, Mario Party and any Mario sports game.

The Top Ten

1 Mario Hoops 3 on 3

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2 Mario Sports Mix

Me and my dad LOVE this game

Excellent game all around, - DCfnaf

A crossover of my two favorite games - ParkerFang

I have this, and it is AWESOME! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

3 Mario Party DS

I like Mario party


I haven't played it, I hope I can get it for christmas - darthvadern

This was actually one of my first Mario party games. It's a lot like the older games. Overall good game

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4 Mario Super Sluggers

I was a kid and I find it awesome - BigFatNoob

I want another one ya

My favrite youtuber plays this!

We need a Mario Baseball game for the Switch

I agree although it was in Mario sports superstars so it might be a few years - Randomator

5 Mario Party 9

I love this game! - ArcticWolf

I watched videos of this when I was small, one of the best MP games

10/10 would recommend - starryrcad

Best spin off - BigFatNoob

Best - OrangeRin

6 Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

Dooty doot
~ Toad 20whenever this game came out

7 Mario Kart Super Circuit

It's better than Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 64 and Super Mario Kart in my opinion - darthvadern

Seriously the most underrated Mario kart game. - Randomator

8 Mario Superstar Baseball

Honestly one of my favorite GameCube games. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

9 Mario Party 8

The only excellent classic mario party - darthvadern

Overall a decent Mario party game. A few flaws but still decent - Randomator

This game is trash

The last good Mario party before the dreaded

DUUN! - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

10 Super Princess Peach

This game is hated, come on, I find it entertaining - BigFatNoob

It's not bad but there are too many cutsscenes sometimes - myusernameisthis

The sprites are sooo beautiful

For years people have complained that Peach was a weak, annoying damsel-in-distress, but when Nintendo finally made a game showing her as a strong person then it was hated. - BlueTopazIceVanilla


The Contenders

11 Mario Party: Star Rush

i hate it. - myusernameisthis

It's the third best Mario Party in my opinion, it's just so unique and fresh! - darthvadern

Come on how is Hotel Mario in this list but this game isn't in yet? - DaisyandRosalina

12 Paper Mario: Color Splash

At least better than Sticker Star - Randomator

13 Mario Party 10

Mario Party 2 copied Mario Party even more than this game copied Mario Party 9, just saying', anyway, I loved this game, the boards were some of the best in the series - darthvadern

This game is good 87% of the time

At least Bowser Party was interesting - Randomator

14 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Or Maybe The Crash Bandicoot Soundtracks

It Least The Olympic Games Soundtracks Are Great(Mostly The First Game)

Forgot What I Said About The Soundtracks(I Can Listen What Ever I Want)

The DS one is INCREDIBLY funny: the minigames, the story mode, the characters... it was perfect! - DaisyandRosalina

15 Mario Kart Arcade GP

Underrated because it's on an arcade

16 Mario Party: Island Tour

Second best mario party - darthvadern

17 Mario Strikers Charged

This is Super Underrated

18 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

I like Boshi more than Geno.

So good... - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

It’s really highly rated but it does deserve SO much more. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

This game has geno. that is the end of my argument.

19 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

So let me get this straight: Sticker Star is hated for being different... in a spin-off series that prides itself on being different. Am I missing something here?

This game is trash - Randomator

Better than the thousand year bore

20 Mario Sports Superstars

It doesn’t seem to be as popular as other Mario sports games - Randomator

21 Hotel Mario

To be fair, you have to have a high IQ to understand Hotel Mario. The cutscene's humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of how toasters toast toast, most of the jokes will go over a typical player's head. There's also Luigi's overweight outlook, which is deftly woven into his character - his hungry philosophy draws heavily from how he is 130+ lbs but only 5.7'', for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the gameplay and jokes, to realise it is not only truly great, but a masterpiece. As a consequence person who dislikes Hotel Mario should be toasted with toast in a toaster- of corse they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Luigi's classic phrase "I hope she made lots of spaghetti," which itself is a cryptic reference to Luigi's obsession with the famous Italian dish, Spaghetti. What simpletons, how I pity them. And yes by the way, I do have a Hotel Mario tattoo. And no, you can't see ...more

THIS GAME IS AMAZING. Its just brilliant. I was hooked from start to finish, the games great story and cutscenes made me really engaged with the plot, and I have to mention the voice acting is top notch. The gameplay, OH BOY IS IT GOOD. You go around some elevators shutting doors and once you have shut them all, you win. This gameplay may seem boring on paper, but the execution here was honestly perfect. It requires a lot of skill and I loved every second I was playing.

I think two posters here are possibly being sarcastic.

Why is this hidden gem not number one? Excellent cutscenes, fantastic voices, classic Mario style, great plot, so good! Why do people hate on this game?

22 Luigi's Mansion

Probably because it’s a Luigi game - Randomator

This game is liked - ParkerFang

23 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

This isn't a spin-off, but yes it's underrated - darthvadern

Don't see why this game is unliked. My favorite Mario & Luigi game.

24 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

This isn't a spin-off, but yes it's underrated - darthvadern

I wouldn't count the RPGs as spinoffs and I would count them as canon. But that's just me. - DCfnaf

25 Super Paper Mario

My first paper Mario game and by far my favorite yeah it was different but come on it had a dating sim the colors were amazing and in parts when it was barren it made you feel it the emotion

26 Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga Bowsers Minions

Yoy might as well put the original version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga on this list if its remake belongs on this list too, eh? It's cruel that people bash Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors to treat Super Paper Mario's successors like the only good Mario RPGs when almost every other Mario RPG, like the ones that came before Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story are miles ahead of these games in terms of strong quality.

Excellent game! - darthvadern

I love the story and characters except for Fawful he is the worst

27 Mario Kart DS

VEERY underrated

Best MK game. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

28 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

The story was incredible, it was pretty hard but still. - DaisyandRosalina

29 Mario Party 5

This was forgettable, hardly anything new about it, the boards were just stale and bland (apart from Undersea Dream and Pirate Dream) and the minigames overall sucked (apart from a minority), however it's still enjoyable and I may play it every now and them - darthvadern

An enjoyable Mario Party game. Brings back a group of characters from the original Paper Mario game, plus the soundtrack is well done.

30 Mario Tennis Open

I rarely hear anyone talk about this game - Randomator

31 Mario Tennis Aces

This was pretty good. - myusernameisthis

This was excellent, only big flaw is that co-op challenge requires online - darthvadern

Um this literally just came out - Randomator

32 Super Mario Galaxy

This isn't underrated nor a spin off! So it has absolutely no place on this list!

Nobody ever talks about this hidden spin off gem

i hate it - myusernameisthis

I’m pretty sure this is a main series game - Randomator

33 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Not underrated - Randomator

34 Super Mario Odyssey

Not a spin-off and this one is still new - Randomator

35 Mario Kart Wii

Second greatest Mario Kart, I just loved it so much - darthvadern

Why do people hate this game? It's overall a good Mario kart game. - Randomator

36 Super Mario Kart

It's the worst Mario Kart - darthvadern

Not bad for a first Mario kart game. All the other games make this one look like trash. It has not aged well

It has not aged well - Randomator

37 Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Favorite mario and Luigi game

This game is so underrated.

38 Mario Party 3

It may be the best N64 Mario Party, but that's not saying much since the N64 Mario Parties generally sucked in my opinion - darthvadern

39 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

This one is overhated - darthvadern

How is hotel Mario on this list and Dark moon isn't? - Randomator

40 Mario vs. Donkey Kong

yah - Pokemonfan10

41 Mario Party 7

Great game, however there is this flaw that really bothers me, Bowser's Enchanted Inferno, a really, REALLY bad board, it has the same design as Future Dream from Mario Party 5, and the Bowser battle sucked. Other than that it's a great game - darthvadern

Underrated Game

42 Paper Mario
43 Wario Land: Shake It!

This is a Wario game not a Mario game - Randomator

44 Yoshi's Island

Nobody talks about this one! It had almost 0 faults... Except the fact that it started the line of awful baby remakes of characters *Cough cough Baby mario, luigi, peach, daisy, and rosalina cough cough*

I wouldn't consider this a Mario game. It’s more centered around Yoshi than Mario - Randomator

45 Super Mario Bros. 2

It’s underrated but not a spin-off game - Randomator

46 Mario Kart 7

I don’t know it feels a bit underwhelming compared to Wii and 8 - Randomator

47 Super Mario Land

Not really a spin-off title - Randomator

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List StatsCreated 4 Aug 2017

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1. Mario Party: Island Tour
2. Mario Party 10
3. Mario Party 9
1. Mario Sports Mix
2. Mario Party DS
3. Mario Super Sluggers
1. Mario Party: Star Rush
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