Ranking the Super Mario games



  • Super Mario Odyssey has been out for e few weeks now.
    Many great things have been said about it but I'm curious to see where it ends up on your list of Mario games.

    I'm only listing the mainline console games, I quite like the Super Mario Land and New Super Mario games but I don't want to clutter my list with all those games.

    Here's my list from best to worst:

    1. Super Mario Bros. 3
    2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    3. Super Mario World
    4. Super Mario Odyssey
    5. Super Mario 3D World
    6. Super Mario Galaxy
    7. Super Mario Bros. 2
    8. Super Mario Bros.
    9. Super Mario 64
    10. Super Mario Sunshine


  • I'll just rank those 10 you have listed. Personal preferences and nostalgia and all that, of course:

    1. Super Mario Sunshine
    2. Super Mario World
    3. Super Mario Bros. 3
    4. Super Mario 64
    5. Super Mario Odyssey
    6. Super Mario Bros.
    7. Super Mario Galaxy
    8. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    9. Super Mario 3D World
    10. Super Mario Bros. 2


  • I haven't played all of the 3D Mario's and I don't have a switch (still saving for one) so I'll just rank the ones that I have played.

    1. Super Mario Galaxy
    2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    3. Super Mario 3D World
    4. Super Mario Bros. 3
    5. Super Mario Bros. 2
    6. Super Mario Bros.
    7. Super Mario 64

    I would really love to play Sunshine. Every time I see it it just looks like so much fun, and even though I never had a GameCube myself, all my friends did growing up so I have a strong feeling of nostalgia for Game Cube Games. I also think Odyssey looks amazing, I haven't seen a lot purposefully. Normally I don't mind spoilers, especially for games that aren't story based, but I really want to experience Odyssey fresh. I played the demo at E3 and I was sold, no more convincing necessary.



  • 3D Mario:

    1. Super Mario 64
    2. Super Mario Odyssey
    3. Super Mario Sunshine
    4. Super Mario 3D Land
    5. Super Mario Galaxy
    6. Super Mario 3D World
    7. Super Mario Galaxy 2

    2D Mario:

    1. Super Mario Bros. 3
    2. Super Mario World
    3. Super Mario Bros.
    4. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    5. Super Mario Maker
    6. Super Mario Bros. 2 (Doki Doki Panic)
    7. Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
    8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    9. New Super Mario Bros. U
    10. Super Mario Land

    Haven't Played: (not ordered obviously)

    New Super Mario Bros.
    New Super Mario Bros. 2
    New Super Luigi U

    Leaving Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island off the list, because obviously that's mushrooms to melons, but it'd be at the top if it was on the 2D list.



  • I was going to do more, but I'll leave it at these 12.

    1. Super Mario 64
    2. Super Mario Sunshine
    3. Super Mario Odyssey
    4. Super Mario World
    5. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    6. Super Mario 3D World
    7. Super Mario Galaxy
    8. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    9. Super Mario 3D Land
    10. Mario Bros. 3
    11. Mario Bros .2
    12. Mario Bros. / Lost Levels


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  • @Yoshi I see you're a person of culture.



  • From a game design standpoint, it... in and of itself it's kinda sad they've yet to be surpassed (?!) but nothing tops Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario 64. These games are so well designed it's absolutely ridiculous. Watch the speedruns and watch exactly how careful each and every obstacle has been placed, and how imaginative it is with some of it's ideas, like the tick tock clock, or tiny-huge island, or the sun, or the giant's land.

    Personally, though, I'd rank Super Mario 64 DS higher. I think it's understated how awesome some of the extra added stars and levels are.
    I'd probably put Galaxy 1 over 2, because I find 2 kind of quantitative, and the Yoshi mechanics never hit home for me, really.
    World has such a ridiculous idea with Star World (the secret world) and special world (the secret world WITHIN the secret world??)

    And 3D world. Oh my lord, 3D world. How very very much I love you.

    1. Super Mario World
    2. Super Mario Galaxy
    3. Super Mario 3D World
    4. Super Mario Sunshine
    5. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    6. Super Mario Bros. 2

    top 6'll do for now :P



  • @Yoshi you never give up, do you? xD <33