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Experts Tell Us the Best Mario Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Mario Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Super Mario Party

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The standard board game gameplay has been supplemented with additional strategic features, such as dice that can only be used by specific characters. The game also includes all-new playing approaches, such as mini-games that enhance the usefulness of the Joy-Con controllers and new game modes that will excite your friends and family. The board game mechanics reverts to the old four-player format, with players alternately rolling dice and pulling over the game board in search of stars. You can also connect two Nintendo Switch systems to experience dynamic new game modes like the Toads Leisure Room mode. The combination of new modes and mini-games with the classic board game format makes for thrilling party fun whenever, wherever, and with whoever you choose!

Super Mario Odyssey

This product was recommended by Kieran Knight from Fitness Home HQ

This Mario game allows you and your character to explore many kingdoms with a lot of surprises. It even has different Mario costumes and ways to interact with the environment! As usual, you have to save Princess Peach from Bowser and stop their wedding. Basically, it is the Super Mario we know, but better storyline, costumes, and worlds!

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

This product was recommended by Ted Mosby from CamperAdvise

Choose a character with a unique playstyle and dash and climb through dozens of colourful courses, collecting Green Stars and power-ups along the way. You can also play two Mario adventures alone or with friends. Collaborate with friends in person or online to complete each stage’s objectives. The highest-scoring player receives a crown, resulting in a friendly frenzy. It’s similar to Super Mario 64 in gameplay, but the controls are much smoother, and you get to face off against a Godzilla-style fiery Bowser while playing as Super Saiyan Mario. It has an epic feel to it, and it holds a lot of promise for where the next Mario games will go.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

Super Mario is one of the best-made games and has been with us for years now with different versions. The Super Mario Galaxy 2 also has the idea of exploring space and jumping from one planet to the next in a more complex environment and with creative challenges. There is less of a story here as it is made for players to immediately jump from course to course instead of getting hung up on cutscenes. Generally, it is a joy to play this game, running around celestial globes, making tricky moves in an upside-down position, and utilizing the Yoshi power-ups. This game simply offers you a whole new level of experience from Mario games.

Super Mario Maker 2

This product was recommended by Donald Wilson from Fitness Solitude

To many who enjoy a good Mario game, one of the absolute best would be “Mario Maker 2” for its versatility and community. At the normal cost of most video games today, it provides the player a chance to create their own Mario game, or for those who are less creative, players have the opportunity to play thousands of created levels from others in the community. It provides almost limitless replay value and can emulate many older mario game mechanics.

Super Mario Land 2

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My all-time favorite game! After a competent first installment, which accompanied the console during its first year of life, 6 Golden Coins revolutionized the formula in a clearer way, offering an open development such as has never been seen before or has been seen since in the saga: after passing the brief initiation phase, the player was free to traverse the entire map and enter any world in any order to get one of the six coins that gave it a title and then set off in search of the rest. On the other hand, its originality was not limited to its structure, and Super Mario Land 2 was also characterized by themes that had not been seen on the desktop: horror levels based on Halloween, an oversized house where we ran among ants, the interior of a giant tree that allowed us to swim in its resin, the inside of a mechanoid in the shape of Mario or even the first foray into space many years before Super Mario Galaxy. If halfway through the adventure we would run out of lives, we would lose all the coins and we had to start over. Fortunately, though, the game was generous with plenty of mini-games to increase the counter. I highly recommend it because it’s a riot of creativity that even today outshines many modern installments.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

This product was recommended by Ben Taylor from TinyLittleChanges

While the best known Mario games are the platformers (and, of course, Mario Kart) – the Mario RPGs are hugely popular among hardcore Nintendo fans. Many believe the series hit a pinnacle with The Thousand Year Door on Gamecube, but the Origami King on the Switch is a great return to form. It has an absorbing story that’s actually quite emotional at times, and an inventive battle system.

Super Mario Bros Labyrinth

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

To win Ravensburger’s hugely popular family board game Labyrinth, you must find the shortest route through the labyrinth! The game is designed for 2-4 players aged 7 and above, to reach all of your treasures and targets as you move through the labyrinth. In the Labyrinth, Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and a slew of other important characters from Nintendo’s Super Mario games may be found. Find Them Before It’s Too Late! Ideal for children’s toys and board games.

Super World Adventure – Castle Run

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

Not a bad game; it is one of the most popular Mario games and very enjoyable for a side scroller / endless runner game. You will find it addictive by the time you purchase this type. All being said, It’s a easy game.

Super Mario World

This product was recommended by Jack Kanefield from Onno

There’s no doubt that, even after 30 years of its release date, Super Mario World for the SNES console still holds the title of the best Mario game of all time, at least in my opinion. It became the first open-world game of the series with an enormous map filled with secret exits and alternative paths that provided players with hours and hours of pure fun. Besides, Super Mario World is also known for launching to stardom Mario’s best friend, Yoshi, which stepped up the game’s playability with new abilities and power-ups for the Italian plumber. Together with masterfully improved graphics, a fantastic soundtrack, and insane boss battles, makes this game is a true gem and arguably the best of the entire series.

Mario Party Superstars

This product was recommended by Cathy Mills from Net Influencer

Mario Party is my favorite game because you can play alone or with a group of friends, there are many different types of games, and you can also do challenges to keep your mind engaged. The series consists of more than 70 games, so you won’t get bored. Additionally, you can choose from different themes, characters, and worlds in each game to keep the fun going.

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Written by Zak Parker

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