Top Ten Video Games that Were Inspired by Super Mario Bros.

Please not that this list was recreated due to the other list being non-votable.

Even if Sonic has a lot of games inspired by itself, Mario is still popular and also has games inspired by itself. So, enjoy reading this list.

The Top Ten

1 Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

The obvious reason it existed in the first place is to be an edgy rival to Mario. - TheYoshiPyro64

Shouldn't this be 1? - Not_A_Weeaboo

And this isn't number one why? - mattstat716

2 Banjo-Kazooie

The reason it exists in the first place is pretty much because of Mario. If you love Banjo-Kazooie, thank Mario. - TheYoshiPyro64

I love this game!

3 Crash Bandicoot

It did have a lot of inspiration from BOTH Mario and Sonic, from? Blocks and similar gameplay to cool-looking animal protagonists. - TheYoshiPyro64

4 Super Meat Boy

The initials and gameplay were inspired by the successful series of Mario. - TheYoshiPyro64

5 Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Originally supposed to be a Yoshi platform/racing game, but it then evolved into this really adorable game. - TheYoshiPyro64

6 Pikmin

Based on the cancelled Super Mario 128 prototype. - TheYoshiPyro64

7 Bubsy

Despite being a failed franchise, it did take inspiration from not only Sonic, but Mario. - TheYoshiPyro64

8 A Hat in Time
9 Braid
10 The Great Giana Sisters

This is what you call an early knockoff. - TheYoshiPyro64

Ah, good ol' bootlegs. - mattstat716

The Contenders

11 Rayman Legends
12 Fez Fez
13 Undertale Undertale

Believe it or not, not only was it inspired by the Mother series, but it was also inspired by a few Mario RPGs as well. - TheYoshiPyro64

I think it's talking about the PLATFORMER mario bros. Not the RPGS or whatever. - mattstat716

I'm talking about the entire franchise (This includes Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Luigi and Wario games as well.) in general (Well, I could easily have referred it to "Super Mario", but it's too late now.); my other list was accidentally made private, hence why I made another list. - TheYoshiPyro64

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Top Remixes

1. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
2. Crash Bandicoot
3. Banjo-Kazooie
1. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
2. Banjo-Kazooie
3. Braid
1. Banjo-Kazooie
2. Super Meat Boy
3. Crash Bandicoot


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