Best Super Mario Game?

#1 Posted by smileybomber (83 posts) -

I'm going to go out on limb here and say Super Mario Bros. 3, but I would understand if you said Super Mario World. Both are masterpieces, but Mario 3 has slightly better music.
#2 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (355 posts) -


#3 Edited by CakeBomb (221 posts) -

And I actually prefer SMB2 to SMB and SMB3.

#4 Posted by smileybomber (83 posts) -
which version of SMB2?
#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Super Paper Mario, apparently. Don't ask me why; the stats command it as such.

#6 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (355 posts) -

Check this out:     
If you're way into the music of Super Mario games, this dude does a twenty five minute mixture of some of the best Mario melodies of all time.  I thought it was pretty cool.

#7 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (765 posts) -

Out of the old school games SMB3 is my favorite. Super Mario Galaxy is my overall favorite.

#8 Edited by Tebbit (4472 posts) -

Galaxy 1. Nostalgia is all well and good (*cough* SMB3 *cough*) but from a pure gameplay perspective I know which I'd rather play. 
Edit: Not to say that SMB3 is anything other than fantastic!

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (12087 posts) -


#10 Posted by spankingaddict (2697 posts) -

SMG2 then The Thousand-Year Door...

#11 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

I really love Galaxy, Galaxy 2, and World. I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite out of those three.

#12 Posted by BBQBram (2256 posts) -

Well, this is a hard one. I'd say in terms of nostalgia SMW2: Yoshi's Island, in terms of gameplay the Galaxy games and in terms of pure fun and whimsy; Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door! I borrowed it from a friend in high school, finished it and have yet to add it to my collection for real. Who knew JRPGs could have amazing pacing?

#13 Posted by Herocide (442 posts) -

World or 64, though I recently played NSMB Wii and it's pretty fun too.

#14 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

I tie World, 64 and Galaxy

#15 Posted by Yummylee (22039 posts) -

64... it's the only one I've played.

#16 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Super Mario 64 is my favorite game of all time, so it wins by default.

#17 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Long after the thrill of playing the Galaxy games had worn off, I still boot up Super Mario 64 and give it a run. Super Mario 64 cemented my joy of video games, so it's my winner.

#18 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Super Mario Bros 3, definitely. I'm not a big fan of Super Mario World or Super Mario Galaxy, and I don't love Super Mario 64 as much as most people, but at least it's one I can appreciate. On the other hand, I love Super Mario Galaxy 2 and even Super Mario Sunshine.

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