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The 15 Best Super Mario Games of All Time (Ranked)
The list of Super Mario games and figures mentioned below have been compiledfrom various sources around the web, such as Nintendo Life & Den of Geek.These are the 15 best Super Mario games of all time (ranked):
15. Super Mario Land
Super-Mario-Land-Game-Boy-Screenshot-UHD-4K-Wallpaper-Pixelz.jpgKicking off the list of the best Super Mario games of all time is Super MarioLand.It was developed and published by Nintendo as the launch game for the Game Boyand is the first-ever Mario platform game to be released on a handheldconsole.Released in 1989, Mario Land has similar gameplay to Super Mario Bros but is asmaller version of the game so that it can fit on the device’s smaller screen.The aim of the game is to get Mario to the end of each level without beingkilled by enemies and avoiding any pitfalls. There are twelve levels tocomplete in total.Upon release, the game received generally positive feedback from critics andwent on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide.Due to its success, Super Mario Land spawned a series of sequels and isconsidered among the console’s best launch titles.
14. Super Mario Bros.2
Super Mario Bros.2 is a platform game developed by Nintendo for the NintendoEntertainment System (NES) and was first released in October 1988 in NorthAmerica.In this installment, Mario dreams about a staircase leading to a door thatgoes to another world, which turns out to be real.However, once he enters the new world, Mario must help the people that inhabitit by defeating the evil frog named Wart.The game became a commercial success and sold over seven million copiesworldwide. It became the fourth highest-selling game ever released on theNintendo Entertainment System (NES).
13. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Coming in at number thirteen on our list is Super Mario Land 2: 6 GoldenCoins.The game was developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy and is thesequel to Super Mario Land.It was released worldwide between 1992-1993, and players assume control of theprotagonist Mario, whose’s on a mission to reclaim Mario Land, his privateisland, from his evil counterpart Wario.6 Golden Coins builds on the gameplay of its predecessor and carries overinnovations from Super Mario World.Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins became one of the most successful andhighest-rated titles on the Game Boy ever! After its release, it sold morethan eleven million copies worldwide and received critical acclaim.
9. Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker is a side-scrolling platform game and game creation system,developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U home video game console.It was released worldwide in September 2015, and players can create their owncustom courses based on Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., 3, Super MarioWorld, and New Super Mario Bros. U.You can also share, download, and play courses designed by other playersaround the world.Upon release, Super Mario Maker received positive reviews with praise givenfor the game’s user interface and course editing tools.In 2016, Nintendo announced over 7.2 million courses had been createdworldwide, which had been played over 600 million times.Super Mario Maker was nominated for several industry awards and won FamilyGame of the Year at the 2016 DICE Awards.
8. Super Mario 3D World
Next up is Super Mario 3D World.It’s another platform video game in the Super Mario series developed andpublished by Nintendo.It was released in 2013 for the Wii U home and is the sequel to the 2011Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land.This time around, the game follows Mario and friends as they attempt to rescueSprixies from Bowser after he invades the Sprixie Kingdom.With similar gameplay to previous installments in the series, where playersmust work their way through several levels to reach Bowser, it easy to see whythis game has become super popular.Critical acclaim was given for its presentation, soundtrack, level design, andreplay value.Super Mario 3D World sold over five million copies worldwide after release andbecame the second-best-selling game on the Wii U system.
6. Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 is the sequel to the above mentioned Super Mario Maker.It was released worldwide on June 28, 2019, and was developed and published byNintendo for the Nintendo Switch.Retaining the gameplay of its predecessor, Super Mario Maker 2 adds additionalnew features and course assets, like a new course style based on Super Mario3D world.You’re able to create your own courses, share them with others, and downloadother players’ courses as much as you like.It also features a new single-player campaign known as ‘Story Mode” andreceived generally favorable reviews from critics upon release.It’s one of the best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch, with over 275,000physical copies sold worldwide by the end of 2019.
5. Super Mario Bros.3
The fifth best Super Mario game of all time is Super Mario Bros.3.The game was developed and published by Nintendo and released on the NintendoEntertainment System (NES) from 1998-1991.In this installment, players control Mario and Luigi, who make it their dutyto save Princess Toadstool and the rulers of the seven kingdoms from Bowser.Like previous Mario games, enemies are defeated by stomping them or usingmagical items. And, new abilities like flight and sliding down ropes makes thegame even more enjoyable.This is the game that introduced some of the staples of the Mario series, likethe Koopalings, Bowser’s children, and a world map to transition betweendifferent levels.Super Mario Bros. 3 is recognized as one of the greatest video games of alltime and the third-best-selling NES game ever, with over 17 million copiessold worldwide.
4. Super Mario 64
Coming in at number four on our list is Super Mario 64.The 1996 platform video game was developed and published by Nintendo and wasthe first game in the Super Mario series to feature 3D gameplay.The storyline remains pretty much the same as most Mario games, where Mariomust rescue Princess Peace from Bowser, however, Super Mario 64 features open-world playability, freedom to roam around all three axes in space and severallarge areas which are composed of 3D polygons.Players are encouraged to complete various missions while exploring all thatthe vast worlds have to offer.Super Mario 64 is often acclaimed as one of the greatest video games of alltime, and, is Nintendo 64’s bestseller!
3. Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy is the predecessor to the above mentioned Super MarioGalaxy 2.It’s the third game in Nintendo’s Super Mario series and follows Mario andLuigi as they embark on a mission to locate and rescue Princess Peach, savethe universe and collect 121 Power Stars, all why battling enemies and huntingdown Bowser.All the levels in the game consist of galaxies filled with minor planets andworlds, and players control Mario or Luigi, using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk,to complete a series of missions and boss fights.Super Mario Galaxy was a critical and commercial success, winning severalindustry awards, and became the ninth best-selling Nintendo Wii gameworldwide, with sales totaling more than 12.79 million.
2. Super Mario World
The second best Super Mario game of all time is Super Mario World.Released in 1990, the side-scrolling platform game was developed and publishedby Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).Much like all titles in the series, Super Mario World follows the story ofMario as he tries to save Princess Toadstool and Dinosaur Land from his arch-nemesis, Bowser and the Koopalings.Players control Mario or Luigi and guide them through several levels in searchof the “Flagpole,” which marks the end of all levels.But, in this installment, Mario is accompanied by Yoshi, a dinosaur that caneat enemies and gain powerful abilities in doing so. He’s awesome!
1. Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is the best Super Mario game of all time.Developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, Super MarioOdyssey was released in 2017 and follows Mario and Cappy on their journeyacross numerous worlds in search of Princess Peach.Cappy is Mario’s sentient hat that allows Mario to control other charactersand objects. Mario must use Cappy’s powers to save the Princess from hisnemesis Bowser before he gets the chance to marry her forcibly!Unlike previous entries on our list, Super Mario Odyssey returns to theprimarily open-ended 3D platform gameplay, instead of the linear side-scrolling platform games.Super Mario Odyssey received universal acclaim from critics, who noted it asone of the best games in the series, and, one of the greatest games of alltime.The game sold over 16.59 million copies by December 2019, making it one of thebest-selling Nintendo Switch games ever!