Top 10 Mario games

Now that Super Mario Galaxy 2 has finally been released, and before I jump into it, I would like to name my top 10 Mario games to date, with the last one being New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I would love to hear your guys top 10 Mario games as well, since SMG 2 has been getting stunning reviews, and even replacing some classics on various peoples lists. I have now played Galaxy 2.
 
1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Super Mario Bros.
4. Super Mario Galaxy
5. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
6. Super Mario 64 
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 
8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 
9. New Super Mario Bros. 
10. Super Mario Bros. 2

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37 Comments
Posted by Sepultallica86

Now that Super Mario Galaxy 2 has finally been released, and before I jump into it, I would like to name my top 10 Mario games to date, with the last one being New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I would love to hear your guys top 10 Mario games as well, since SMG 2 has been getting stunning reviews, and even replacing some classics on various peoples lists. I have now played Galaxy 2.
 
1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Super Mario Bros.
4. Super Mario Galaxy
5. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
6. Super Mario 64 
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 
8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 
9. New Super Mario Bros. 
10. Super Mario Bros. 2

Posted by AgentJ

You should make this a GiantBomb list.

Posted by Landon

New Super Mario Bros. DS is not a better game than New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
 
Also, Super Mario Bros. isn't a better game than Mario Galaxy.
 
Also, Is Mario World 2 even a real Mario game? You play as Yoshi.

Posted by EpicSteve

This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar.

Posted by Siphillis

I've always thought Super Mario World 2 had the best level design of any 2D mario game.  Super Mario 64, however, may have the worst.  Open-ended exploration doesn't really suit the franchise at all.

Posted by ryanwho
@Siphillis said:
" I've always thought Super Mario World 2 had the best level design of any 2D mario game.  Super Mario 64, however, may have the worst.  Open-ended exploration doesn't really suit the franchise at all. "
Neither did insufferable crying babies.
Posted by c1337us
@EpicSteve said:
" This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar. "
There aren't 10 good Sonic games for him to make that list.
Posted by JJWeatherman
@EpicSteve said:
" This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar. "
That was my first thought.
Posted by masterpaperlink

Aww why is #9 on that list.

Posted by lilman1101
@EpicSteve said:
" This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar. "
just noticed that XD.
Posted by Sepultallica86
@c1337us: yeah, your right, theres only 5.
Posted by Icemael

I don't think I've even played ten Mario platformers. Let me check: 
 

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Galaxy
 
Nope, just seven. Eight when Galaxy is released here in Europe.
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Posted by griefersstolemykeyboard

#1. Super Mario Bros. 3
#2. Super Mario Bros.
#3. Super Mario 64
#4. Super Mario Galaxy
#5. Super Mario World 
 
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#9999913131951u0581587010501715151895198579157e11 Super Mario Sunshine.

Posted by Siphillis
@ryanwho said:

" @Siphillis said:

" I've always thought Super Mario World 2 had the best level design of any 2D mario game.  Super Mario 64, however, may have the worst.  Open-ended exploration doesn't really suit the franchise at all. "
Neither did insufferable crying babies. "
touché.   Water backpacks neither.
 
Only having played Super Mario Galaxy 2 for a few hours, I'm really having trouble placing it into my top ten, so I'll leave it out (for now): 
 
1. 
 

 Super Mario Galaxy

2. 
    
 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 
3. 

 Super Mario Bros. 3

4. Super Mario World
5. Paper Mario
6. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 
7. Super Mario Bros. 
8. Super Mario 64 
9. Super Mario Sunshine 
10. New Super Mario Bros.
Posted by TooWalrus
@Landon said:
" New Super Mario Bros. DS is not a better game than New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  Also, Super Mario Bros. isn't a better game than Mario Galaxy.  Also, Is Mario World 2 even a real Mario game? You play as Yoshi. "
Everything you say is WRONG!
 
Oh, and Mario Sunshine is better than the New Super Mario games!!
Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

SMG2 is definitely an awesome game. Since I just got my Wii I've played both SMG and SMG2 back to back, I'm impressed with how well the first holds up, as well as how the second one built up that foundation. I'd love to have them both in my top 10 if I ever did one.
 
But Mario 3, and one are strong competition. I'm not actually the biggest fan of SMW.
 
All this said, why the hell did all you guys forget...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
:P
Posted by RJay_64
@Godzilla_Sushi said:
" SMG2 is definitely an awesome game. Since I just got my Wii I've played both SMG and SMG2 back to back, I'm impressed with how well the first holds up, as well as how the second one built up that foundation. I'd love to have them both in my top 10 if I ever did one.
 
But Mario 3, and one are strong competition. I'm not actually the biggest fan of SMW.
 
All this said, why the hell did all you guys forget...
 
        :P "
Then you would have to include all the spinoffs. 
Posted by Sepultallica86
@Godzilla_Sushi: its not a Mario game, its an RPG, sure that game is probably one of the greatest RPGs ever created, but Mario games are platformers, and developed by Nintendo.
Posted by ISuperGamerI

I haven't even heard of Super Mario Land and Super Mario RPG.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi
@Sepultallica86 said:
" @Godzilla_Sushi: its not a Mario game, its an RPG, sure that game is probably one of the greatest RPGs ever created, but Mario games are platformers, and developed by Nintendo. "
Yeesh. Okay guys split hairs here my goodness. Is there fine print I missed?
 
@ISuperGamerI said:
" I haven't even heard of Super Mario Land and Super Mario RPG. "

I give up....
Posted by Sepultallica86
@TooWalrus: thats the only Mario game I've never played, besides Galaxy. I'll get to it soon.
Posted by Sepultallica86
@Godzilla_Sushi: that would be like making making a top 10 Zelda list and including the CDI games or Links crossbow training. I didnt need to write the fine print, because you should understand by default what the main "MARIO" games really are.
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Posted by Godzilla_Sushi
@Sepultallica86 said:
" @Godzilla_Sushi: that would be like making making a top 10 Zelda list and including the CDI games or Links crossbow training. I didnt need to write the fine print, because you should understand by default what the main "MARIO" games really are. "
Yes, its exactly like that.... -_-
 
What exactly makes Mario RPG a non-Mario game? What is your "default" reasoning?
Posted by fwylo

I really enjoyed sunshine.

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@c1337us said:

" @EpicSteve said:

" This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar. "
There aren't 10 good Sonic games for him to make that list. "
Yet still, the Sonic series is better. Really says how amazing those Mega Drive games were.
Posted by 8bit16bit64bit

1.Mario's Time Machine
2.Mario and Luigi partners in time
3.Super Mario galaxy
4.paper mario and the thousand year door
5. paper mario
6.mario and luigi bowser's inside story
7.super mario bro's 3
8.new super mario bro.s wii
9.super mario bro's super star saga
10.super mario bro's 2

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

Good thing you put Super Mario World at number 1
Posted by XxBarretxX

Lack of Mario RPG'S make this a crappy list :3

Posted by error5305
@ISuperGamerI said:
" I haven't even heard of Super Mario Land and Super Mario RPG. "
Dude, dude.  You're funny.
 
I can agree with most of this list though.  Cuz you are obviously leaving off Kart and RPG for a good reason.
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

This is insane.

Posted by Sepultallica86

Mario RPG isnt a mario game, its a spin off rpg game made by square, these are games that are in the main series, which are platformers, such as why mario kart isnt on here neither. Not sure why most people cant get that through their skull.

Posted by pikeplacer
@chocolaterhinovampire said:
"Good thing you put Super Mario World at number 1 "
Posted by Grumbel

Hard to put them in any specific order, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Bros 3 and Yoshis Island are pretty much  on the same level and they are all pretty damn close to perfection. While I really love the open worldmap of Super Mario World, I consider the rest of the game (extras, levels, etc.) to be not quite up to SMB3, especially considering the much more powerful hardware. Galaxy was a bit of a disappointment after Mario64, to linear and lacked the playground aspect of Mario64. Sunshine was odd, I had plenty of fun with the water gun, but the game had to many annoyances, time based levels and bad swimming mechanics. New Super Mario Bros DS was just lazy, a complete downgrade to anything SMB3, World or the others did, biggest Mario disappointment so far. SML, SML2, SMB2, SMBLL, etc. where all great, just not as special as the first three I mentioned.

Posted by NegativeCero

I don't think I've even played 5 Mario games (I know) so I'm one of those kids who had a 3D Mario game be my first game in the franchise like the bombcast talked about. But it wasn't Sunshine but 64, so there's that.

Posted by Leafhopper
@EpicSteve said:
" This list is ironic from a Sonic avatar. "
I was confused coming into this thread myself because of that.
Posted by yakov456

Take out number 5, crush them down and put the first Mario GB game at number 10 and we are in agreement.