It’s-a-me, Mario!

Mario is arguably the most iconic video game character of all time. Over the last couple decades, this pudgy little high-jumping Italian plumber has shaped the hearts and minds of gamers across the world and has consistently pushed the boundaries of what video games could be. From platforming, to party games, to karting around, to playing every conceivable sport – this one character has found ways to Nintendo-charm its way to being one of the all time greats of pop culture! So join Tuong La and Ninten-Nerds Alex Toth, Brian Costa, and Dan Foerster as they eat a power-up mushroom and storm their way through Bowser’s castle while ranking a Top 5 Super Mario games list!

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Ground Rules

  • Game has to feature Mario in it /have “Mario” in the title of the game
  • No Yoshi games (sorry Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island)
  • Super Smash Bros. does not count
  • Mario should be the “main character” of the game
  • No compilation games (ie Super Mario All-Stars)
  • No Luigi games (sorry Gooigi we still like you)
  • Games do not have to be just the platforming games and can be from any “Mario titled” game. (ie Kart, Party, etc.)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars

4.Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

3. Super Mario 64

2. Super Mario Odyssey

1.Super Mario World

Tuong’s List

  • Super Mario World
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Dr. Mario
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Mario Power Tennis
  • Mario and Luigi Bowsers Inside Story

Alex’s List

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
  • Mario Superstar Baseball
  • Mario Strikers
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash

Brian’s List

  • Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Mario Party 5
  • Mario is Missing
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • Paper Mario Thousand Year Door
  • Paper Mario 64
  • Mario Party 2
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash

Dan’s List

  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe



1 comment on “81 – Top 5 Super Mario Games

  1. Well here we are at the top of our list at last, and if our number one Mario game comes as a surprise to you, then you’ve obviously never spent some quality time with a Super Nintendo before: of course it has to be 

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