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The four best Super Mario games

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Super Mario Bros. was the first Mario game to see the light in 1985. Since then, the list of Mario games has grown steadily, so it’s easy to get lost. As there are now over 100 games, this list focuses on the classic platformers from the series.


Mario made his first appearance in 1981 in the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. But then he was still called Jumpman. Two years later, with the release of the Mario Bros game, Jumpan became Mario. Two years later, with the release of Super Mario Bros, Mario becomes Super Mario.

Super Mario Bros. is one of Nintendo’s biggest hits and one of the best-selling video games of all time. No wonder, then, that the red plumber is Nintendo’s figurehead today.

The principle of Mario games is simple: jump and run through the game levels to reach the goal. Along the way, Mario has many power-ups that help him navigate through the levels. There is not always a goal at the end of a level. Some Mario titles also involve collecting stars or other items. The Mario game platform is therefore very diverse.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is, as the name suggests, the sequel to the first New Super Mario Bros. released for the Nintendo DS. The game follows the typical 2D platforming principle, where the player has to work their way through different levels. The peculiarity of New Super Mario Bros. 2 is that it is about parts.

The player is encouraged to collect as many as possible. To this end, there is also a new item, the Golden Flower. The Golden Flower gives Mario the ability to turn blocks into coins, and more: defeated enemies also earn more coins. For collectors, the game’s title screen features a coin counter that tells them how many coins they have already collected. Each piece counts!

Super Mario Sole

In 2002, Mario was then sent on vacation to the Nintendo Gamecube. In Super Mario Sunshine, the rest-seeking plumber is accused of polluting the holiday island Isla Delfino. Instead of a vacation and a hammock, there is then the 08/17 Dirt Trail to clean up the island. Plus, of course, there’s a villain behind that slimy ooze that needs to be stopped.

The game is considered to be the successor of Super Mario 64 and the predecessor of Super Mario Galaxy for Wii.

In 2021 it was re-released for Nintendo Switch, along with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, under the title: Super Mario 3D Allstars.

SUPER MARIO 63

Super Mario 63 is a free Mario series adventure game that will provide players with hours and hours of fun. The game is available for free download and can be played on a laptop or PC as long as it has a 32 or 64-bit Windows operating system.

Super Mario 63 is a game inspired by the hardcore fans of Mario games. The game has received positive reviews from players, who have had a hard time breaking away from Mario’s thrilling adventure on his quest to rescue Princess Peach and keep the Mushroom Kingdom in balance.

Super Mario 64

This brings us to the next point, as it deservedly returns to the 3D adventure of the then groundbreaking plumber: Super Mario 64.

In 1996, Super Mario 64 was one of the launch titles for the Nintendo 64.

Once again Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser. He had been invited to the castle for a piece of cake. Instead, you have to traverse 3D worlds and ultimately face the kidnapper. In the end, we get the promised cake and a kiss on the nose. In 2004, a remake was made for the Nintendo DS.

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