🎮 How Fun Was It: Mario (series)

  1. |Portal|4.74|
  2. |Portal 2 |4.71|
  3. |Tetris|4.69|
  4. |Half-Life 2|4.55|
  5. |Final Fantasy 7|4.54|
  6. |Rollercoaster Tycoon 2|4.5|
  7. |Mario Kart 64|4.49|
  8. |Final Fantasy 9|4.46|
  9. |C&C: Red Alert|4.38|
  10. |Sonic 2|4.27|
  11. |C&C: Red Alert 2|4.21|
  12. |Rollercoaster Tycoon |4.2|
    13. |Sim City 2000|4.17|
  13. |Final Fantasy 6|4.14|
  14. |Counter-Strike|4.14|
    16. |Sim City 3900|4.11|
  15. |Sonic: The Hedgehog|4.1|
  16. |Cannon Fodder|4.07|
  17. |Sonic Mania|3.97|
  18. |Crash Team Racing|3.93|
  19. |Diddy Kong Racing|3.89|
  20. |Sim City|3.81|
  21. |Oddworld: Abes Exodus|3.77|
  22. |Command & Conquer|3.74|
  23. |Left 4 Dead|3.73|
  24. |Sonic & Knuckles|3.71|
  25. |Left 4 Dead 2|3.71|
  26. |Final Fantasy 12|3.7|
  27. |Final Fantasy X|3.66|
  28. |Team Fortress 2|3.65|
  29. |C&C: Tiberian Sun|3.64|
    32. |Sim City 4|3.64|
  30. |Sonic 3|3.62|
  31. |Final Fantasy 8|3.6|
    35. |The Sims 2|3.59|
  32. |Die Hard Trilogy|3.5|
    37. |The Sims|3.5|
    38. |The Sims 3|3.45|
  33. |Counter-Strike: GO|3.44|
  34. |Rollercoaster Tycoon 3|3.17|
  35. |Sonic Adventure|2.97|
    42. |The Sims 4|2.8|
  36. |Final Fantasy X-2|2.73|
  37. |Final Fantasy 14|2.67|
  38. |Sonic Adventure|2.62|
  39. |Sonic Generations|2.53|
  40. |Final Fantasy 15|2.53|
  41. |Sonic 4|2.47|
  42. |Final Fantasy 13|2.1|
  43. |Final Fantasy 11|1.88|
  44. |Sonic (2006)|1.67|
    52. |Sim City (2913)|1.57|

I’m not going to bother with the handheld games, other than Super Mario Land which is GOAT

Super Mario Bros

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Super Mario Bros 2

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Super Mario Bros 3

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Super Mario Land

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Super Mario Land 2

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Super Mario World

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Yoshi’s Island (Super Mario World 2)

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Mario 64

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Super Mario Sunshine

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Mario Galaxy

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Mario Galaxy 2

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New Super Mario Bros

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Super Mario 3D World

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Mario Maker

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Mario Odyssey

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New Super Mario Bros for Wii U for Switch

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Mario Maker 2

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correct decision

weird to think of games before Mario isn’t it?

Before Mario there was nothing

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I struggle to differentiate the SNES ones as I never actually owned any but know that I loved playing them all on mate’s consoles.

Mario Odyssey is probably the most purely joyous gaming experience I’ve had as a grown up.

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Before Mario there was Jump Man*

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preferred him as jump man. Sold out massively.

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Really do love that Mario remains so popular despite not being a super steroid space warrior, army dude, buff superhero, magic hedgehog. Just a pudgy guy who is happy.

Obviously the dodgy MAMA MIA SPAGHETTI! shit is not really cool though

for me these are all 5/5 but I would still rank them as follows:

  1. Galaxy 2
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Super Mario 3
  4. Odyssey

The music and swift pace of different stuff in Galaxy 2 is what makes it probably the best platformer ever for me, nothing outstays it’s welcome and that orchestral score is so wonderful, jaunty and expansive, easily one of the best soundtracks in gaming history.

Mario 3, Super Mario World and Mario 64 are all pretty much perfect. Love those games to death.

Pretty much all of them up till Galaxy 2 are at least really good. I haven’t played any since as I haven’t owned a Ninty console. I miss that wee plumber and his merry jumping antics.

Bonus Poll

  • I am aware of the Philips CD-I game
  • I am NOT aware of the Philips CD-i game

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aaaah this does not seem good

Have you seen the Philips CD-I Zeldas?

though I think I prefer his voice here

Realise it’s not the best, but the OG Game Boy Super Mario Land was the first game I ever bought with my own money, and I played that game to DEATH.

Absolutely loved it. Bought me more joy than any game apart from Zelda: Links Awakening.

Yes! I’ve rescued Daisy! … WAIT A MINUTE

Nearly started crying when I got the closing graphics/theme for the first time. Was the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard.

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I think I’ve seen little bits but it’s too disturbing to allow a proper memory to form in my brain

the music from the first level of that takes me back to being about 5

Should link talk?

something very creepy and upsetting about the wobbliness of the animation

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