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

I Mean:I Will OutGrow The Mario Series Sooner or Later

Also:The Super Mario Franchise Have Decent Music

The Super Mario Franchise is Not Great Anymore

By the way:I Am Not A Huge Mario Fan

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2 Mario Sports Mix

Really great game - Randomator

Excellent game all around, - DCfnaf

A crossover of my two favorite games - ParkerFang

I have this, and it is AWESOME! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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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

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5 Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
6 Mario Party 9

Best spin off - BigFatNoob

The best spin-off game, it was the reason I got interested in mario - darthvadern


I don't care if they hate this game. I love it. They hate it because of the competitional factor. - listotaku17

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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

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The Newcomers

? Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
? Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

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 Super Mario 3D Land

THIS IS A MAIN SERIES TITLE! NOT A SPIN-OFF! It's underrated as far as main series Mario games go but still!

Excellent game honestly, I loved the music especially - darthvadern

Wow. Holy Crap what an idiot I am. How did I mistake this for a spinoff? I have no idea. - Randomator

This isn't a spin-off it's part of the Super Mario series - BlueSheepYT

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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

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

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

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

15 Paper Mario: Color Splash

At least better than Sticker Star - Randomator

16 Mario Kart Arcade GP

Underrated because it's on an arcade

17 Mario Party: Island Tour

Second best mario party - darthvadern

18 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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 Mario Strikers Charged

This is Super Underrated

20 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

21 Mario Sports Superstars

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

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 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

25 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

26 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

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?

TOO MANY TOASTERS! - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

This game is terrible.

27 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

28 Mario Kart DS

VEERY underrated

Best MK game. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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 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

31 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

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

32 Mario Tennis Open
33 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

34 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

35 Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Favorite mario and Luigi game

This game is so underrated.

36 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

37 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

This one is overhated - darthvadern

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

38 Mario vs. Donkey Kong

yah - Pokemonfan10

39 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

40 Super Mario Galaxy

Nobody ever talks about this hidden spin off gem

i hate it - myusernameisthis

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

41 Paper Mario
42 Wario Land: Shake It!

This is a Wario game not a Mario game - Randomator

43 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

44 Super Mario Bros. 2
45 Mario Kart 7
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Top Remixes (4)

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
2. Mario Sports Mix
3. Mario Party 9

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