Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (2023)

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (1)

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Definitively rating all of Mario's out-of-hours outings from the last 35 years.

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (2)

Top tip: Don’t compare your work-based achievements to Mario. Plumbing is already a pretty well-paid career, but in the 35 years he’s been at work, Mario has managed to amass quite the collection of unusual side jobs to moonlight in. With more than 15 to his name, we’re only now starting to understand how someone who spends all day in dungarees can afford a personal race course and tennis arena.

His core achievements of saving the princess, kingdom, and galaxy unsurprisingly steal the limelight. But as Nintendo celebrates three and a half decades of their mascot, we reckon it’s about time someone took Mario to task for all the other side rackets he’s attempted to run over the years. As such, we’ve decided to look over and definitively rank every single Mario spin-off series in the hope that, in future, Mario can keep his dungarees

Before we dive right into the list, it’s important to note that we won’t be covering any games which put someone else in the starring role. That means no Warioware, no Luigi’s mansion, and certainly no Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (because let’s be honest, otherwise he’d be top of the list). Starting from the heady heights of success, it’s time to grab your Mario-licensed snowboard – it’s definitely been a thing, we checked – and join us as we career downwards towards the weirdest and worst Mario spin-off series.Let's-a-go!

1. Mario Kart

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (3)

The pièce de résistance. The absolute pinnacle of Mario’s sideline careers. The Mario Kart series contains almost no duds, and the most recent core game of Mario Kart 8 is the best the series has ever been. The only concerning blip on the radar? Mobile spin-off Mario Kart Tour and its off-putting mix of microtransactions and subscription fees. Don’t let this be the start of your downfall, Mario Kart.

2. Mario Tennis

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Mario has tried his hand at almost every major sport on the planet at this point, but only in tennis did he find real renown. Starting from simple roots appearing in the Famicom/NES’s Tennis, Mario went on to establish his own league and has even progressed to facing real-world multi-Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal. The quality of Mario Tennis titles has dipped a touch over the years, but with corkers like Mario Power Tennis and the surprisingly competitive Mario Tennis Aces included, this plumber’s racket-wielding efforts are well-worth recognition.

3. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (5)

Clearly created during Mario’s egotistical heights, Mario vs. Donkey Kong tells the story of our plumber’s dark days as a toy manufacturer. Despite having many world-famous friends, Mario nacisstically only created toys of himself, much to the chagrin of his old rival/friend DK. An unusual mix of lemmings-like puzzle and platforming creation, the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong proved to be an unexpected delight in Mario’s mobile outings, earning them a high place on this list.

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4. Mario Strikers

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The only other sports title to approach Mario Tennis’ throne. The original Super Mario Strikers wasn’t much to write home about, but the followup title on Wii, Mario Strikers: Charged, perfected the formula. With just the right mix of ridiculous, game-altering powers and actual, skill-based play, it was not only a great party game, but a solid sports one as well. Only in the Mushroom Kingdom rendition of the beautiful game can you hear Wario yell “butt smash!” fifty times per match, or witness Diddy Kong red card a player, teleporting them off the pitch for a round. That’s really not how Red Cards work, Diddy, but givenmost humans can't figure out all the rules to soccer, we’ll let it slide.

Mario Strikers: Charged also gets credit for being the only title to add a little edge to the typically lighthearted cast. The start of every match saw team captains airdrop into the arena, posing stylishly or, in Wario’s case, threatening to take a knife to their opponent’s throats. The game also featured fantasticly stylized scratchy artwork and an excellent soundtrack. Seriously, just listen to Luigi’s theme music.

5. Mario Party

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (7)

The redeemeddisgrace. What began as a joyous knockabout on the N64 swiftly devolved into desperate cash grabs and gimmicks as, after four core games, it was clear the well of minigames was running dry. Titles 5-10 marked a haphazard collapse in quality, with the series even abandoning the idea of a board altogether at one point.

Rising from the wreckage, the Switch’s Super Mario party marked a shocking improvement to Mario’s soirée. Genuinely fun, though sadly lacking in content, Super Mario Party only needed a bit of post-launch love from Nintendo to return the series to greatness. We’re still waiting, Nintendo.

6. Mario Paint

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (8)

Bob Ross gets all the credit when it comes to soothing painting sessions, but there are those out there who’d claim Mario is the real master. Mario Paint might not seem like much these days, but back in 1992 it was a phenomenally creative use of a games console. As well as static artwork, players could create animated images and, perhaps more impressively, the music to play alongside them. The modern days of photoshop and free editing software have made Mario Paint a relic of the past, but it’s one fondly remembered by any who played it.

7. Mario’s Picross

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (9)

And it’s here that we begin to enter the forgotten realm of Mario releases. Mario Picross is but the recognizable tip of a vast iceberg of lesser-known Mario titles that’ll begin to crop up more and more as wefall further into this list. Released in 1995 and revived on the Nintendo 3DS, Mario’s Picross is an impressively zen affair that sees you gently filling in a puzzle grid to create a simple image. While nothing truly special, Mario Picross includes plenty of puzzles, making it a pleasurable way to while away a few hours during a train or plane journey.

8. Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge

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The WiiU didn’t do a lot of things right, but as time has proven, the introduction of Amiibo was one of its lasting successes. To promote their purchase, Nintendo released this surprisingly enjoyable free puzzle game to the eShop. A spin-off to the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong games, Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge let you tap Mario amiibos to spawn miniature toy versions to direct in-game. It was short, simple stuff, but appreciated as a free bit of fun for any amiibo owners.

9. Paper Mario

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We almost didn't include Paper Mario because they're involved enough solo stories to stake a claim in the plumber's core collection. However, according to online checks, paper does, in fact, count as a separate profession, regardless of whetheror not you yourself are the paper, so here we are. How to possibly rank Paper Mario? It's a series that's delivered some of the best games in the entire Mario portfolio, yet also dropped drastically from grace to mire itself iin bizarre and displeasing one-off mechanics. Half the games are RPGs, while the others are action-adventures. To that end, even though The Thousand Year Door is an all-time classic and The Origami King looks to be shaping up rather nicely, here Paper Mario sits, right in the middle of our spin-off list. That way no one can get angry, right?

10. Dr. Mario

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Now listen, it takes a long time to qualify as a doctor in most countries. Yes, Mario could have conceivably attended night school while also saving the Mushroom Kingdom and winning Tennis championships, but given the pills he throws in Super Smash Bros. tend to hurt rather than heal, we’re pretty sure he faked his qualifications.

Throwing on a lab coat and a stethoscope does not make you a qualified medical professional, Mario. The only time we’ve seen Dr. Mario since his early appearances is in a microtransaction heavy mobile release. If that’s not the sign of a shady fraud on the run from the law, we don’t know what is.

11. Every other Mario sports game

Including: Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Mario Super Sluggers, Mario Golf and Mario Sports Mix (a.k.a. the point at which they gave up).

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Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (13)

There really is no sports enterprise that Mario won’t try to slap his brand on. Soccer and Tennis may have achieved glory, but they did so on the overwhelmingly mediocre foundations of several other failed sports ventures. After stumbling with both baseball and basketball, Nintendo eventually threw in the toweland had developer Square Enix throw all their unused sports ideas into one underwhelming package.

With two titles under its belt, we were tempted to give Mario Golf its own category. But then we remembered how dull golf is. Even chucking Bowser, DK and a few mushroom-packed courses into the mix couldn’t liven things up enough tomake us take an extra look.

12. Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (14)

Are they Mario spin-off games or Sonic spin-off games?Whichever side you support, there's no denying that seeing Mario and Sonic competingunder a shared bannerfor the first time was a special sight indeed. It's a shame, then, that the games in question offer little more than wii-remote waggling and button mashing madness. Still, given there are now six of them out in the wild, it's only safe to assume that people are actually buying, playing and enjoying them, so they can't all bethat bad, surely?

13. The Game & Watch era

Including:Mario's Cement Factory, Mario the Juggler, Mario's Bombs Away.

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (15)

When most people think of Mario, his bushy moustache and cheery smile will usually spring to mind. Over the last few decades, Nintendo’s prime plumber has carefully cultivated a pristine image of cheer and joy suitable for all ages. It wasn’t always this way. Back in the early Game & Watch years, Mario was far less sure of his job security, leading to him trying several other, often less savory lines of work.

In addition to Mario’s Cement Factory and Mario the Juggler – never, ever ask Mario about his circus years – the usually chirpy plumber spent a shadowed period of his past fighting in a terrible war over oil. Mario’s Bombs Away saw our hero delivering deadly payloads between enemy lines. Dressed in army green, the plumber we know is almost unrecognisable aside from his trademark facial hair. His customary smile replaced by a grimace of fear, Mario of the Bomb’s Away era is a starkly different man to the one we know today, and a person we’re sure he’d rather forget.

14. Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (16)

Mario doesn’t twerk once. A wasted opportunity.

15. Mario Pinball Land

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (17)

We’re not convinced Mario actually understands the concept of pinball. Rather than setting up his own house of machines, this Game Boy Advance title sees Mario take the place of the ball itself. Being battered around a course by giant paddles doesn’t sound like much fun, but at least poor Mario could take solace in the face that those controlling the paddles weren’t having much fun either.

16. Mario’s Game Gallery

Mario was clearly in a tough place in 1995. Desperate to raise money for his big 3D debut in the following year, he sold his face to anything and everything that would take him. Thus spawned the seedy days of Mario’s Game Gallery, which saw Mario play host to a variety of casino games.

Apparently more than a little upset with the role, Mario actually made for a pretty ruthless opponent in games of Backgammon, Yahtzee, Go Fish, Checkers and Dominoes. The only saving grace for Mario’s Game Gallery is the delightful delivery of Charles Martinet in one of his earliest roles as the iconic red and blue man.

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17. Mario Teaches Typing (and other educational games)

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (18)

What is this? Mario can barely utter a word beyond “It’s-a-me!” or “Okey Dokey!” and we’re not sure we’ve ever seen him use a computer. Is it wise to let him teach our children? We think not. Doubly so after seeing how utterly terrifying the Mario In Real Life head from Mario Teaches Typing 2 is. The tech was impressive for its time. Impressive that is, for the sheer number of sleepless nights it induced in children worldwide. Now you, too, can share in our childhood nightmares.

18. Hotel Mario

Every Mario spin-off game and series, ranked (19)

Delve deep into the forbidden archives of Mario’s past and you might hear whispers of Hotel Mario. Born in the disastrous CD-i era of Nintendo partnership, Hotel Mario saw the Mushroom Kingdom conquered once more by Bowser and his minions, only this time their maniacal plan was to, uh, build a bunch of hotels and hide Peach in one of them?

With terrible controls and horrific voice acting, things don’t really improve much upon that opening. That said, you do get to hear such iconic Mario lines as “you know what they say, all toasters toast toast!” Yeah, we can see why you don’t want people remembering this one, Mario.

And there you have it! Every single Mario spin-off game and series, ranked. We’ve no doubt that the internet will find no qualms with each game’s position on this list, so feel free to share your wholehearted agreement in the comments down below.

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul.Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email athenry.stenhouse@allgamers.com,or catch him on Twitter.

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How many Mario spinoffs are there? ›

Mario game was launched in 1990 on the NES and the Game Boy to critical and commercial success. It has spawned five original follow-ups, three for home consoles and one a handheld game.

Are the Mario spin-off games canon? ›

Unlike many other franchises, the Mario franchise and its many spin-off series do not have an officially recognized canon.

What is the hardest Mario game to 100%? ›

18 Most Difficult Mario Games, Ranked
  • 8/18 Super Mario 64.
  • 7/18 Super Mario World.
  • 6/18 Super Mario Bros.
  • 5/18 Super Mario Sunshine.
  • 4/18 Super Mario Bros. ...
  • 3/18 Super Luigi U.
  • 2/18 Super Mario Maker 2.
  • 1/18 Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels.
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What is the least selling Mario game? ›

Unfortunately for developer AlphaDream, it quickly became apparent that Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey would be the worst-selling Mario game, selling less than 100,000 copies in its first two weeks.

Why is waluigi only in spinoffs? ›

Waluigi has only appeared in Mario spinoff games. This leads to believe that his creation was solely on the purpose to give Wario a partner on spinoff games in the same way Mario and Luigi are a team in the main series. He also appears to ride on a motorcycle like Wario.

Who is Mario's biggest rival? ›

Bowser. Bowser or King Koopa (voiced by Kenneth W. James) is the king of the turtle-like Koopa race, a selfish troublemaker who wants to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. He is depicted as Mario's nemesis, and is the final boss of most Mario games.

Why was Super Mario 128 Cancelled? ›

The name Super Mario 64-2 was also used interchangeably with Super Mario 128. This rumored expansion and sequel to Super Mario 64 was said to be developed for the 64DD, but was canceled due to the 64DD's commercial failure.

Are Mario and Peach canonically together? ›

Nintendo Made Their Relationship Status Clear

Many fans have believed Princess Peach and Mario were more than friends but wanted confirmation from Nintendo. Nintendo has never stated their relationship status in the main games, only on promotional material.

What is Mario's canon age? ›

In a 2005 interview, Miyamoto stated that Mario's physical age was about 24–25 years old, and Nintendo Power stated that his birthday is October 11.

Which Mario games are not canon? ›

  • Super Mario Bros. Z (2006 Series)
  • Turbo Mecha Sonic (2006 Series)
  • Mario's Alternate Forms.
  • Axem Rangers X (2006 Series)

What is the longest game to 100%? ›

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  • Baldur's Gate 2 Has An 88 Hour Average Completion Time. ...
  • Final Fantasy 12 Averages 92.5 Hours To Complete. ...
  • Completing Assassin's Creed Valhalla Takes Over 90 Hours. ...
  • 96 Hours May Be Needed To Become Elden Lord In Elden Ring.
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What is the longest waiting game? ›

The 10 Longest Delays In Gaming History (& How Many Years Until They Came Out)
  • 7/10 L.A. Noire - Seven Years.
  • 6/10 Spore - Eight Years.
  • 5/10 The Last Guardian - Nine Years.
  • 4/10 Team Fortress 2 - Nine Years.
  • 3/10 Too Human - Nine Years.
  • 2/10 Diablo III - Eleven Years.
  • 1/10 Duke Nukem Forever - Fifteen Years.
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Is there a time limit in Mario? ›

The maximum time is 25,599 seconds. In the original Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, running out of time as Fire Mario will result in the player seeing a dead Mario sprite in Fire Mario's colors, seen nowhere else in the entire game.

What is the most darkest Mario game? ›

Before Super Paper Mario, the title of darkest Mario game went to Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It is based around an alien invasion of the past Mushroom Kingdom and has places like Toad Town and Princess Peach's Castle turned to ruins by the Shroobs with some rather creepy things as background detail and music.

What is the fastest Mario game? ›

The fastest completion of Super Mario Bros was achieved by American speedrunner "Niftski" in 4 minutes 54.948 seconds.

Is Mario losing popularity? ›

When given fewer movement options, the Mario game's popularity levels drop significantly. The player has less room to make decisions with the limited movement options. This can overall make the game less enjoyable as well as less popular. Overall, the lack of movement options can lead to the game's loss in popularity.

What Mario games will no longer be sold? ›

The company is ending sales of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Switch and the Super Mario Bros. -themed Game & Watch handheld that was just released in November. Nintendo is also ending service for Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale game based on the original Super Mario Bros.

What's the least popular Mario character? ›

Least Favorite: Jojora (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) - This bratty fairy girl just taunts you as you climb Joke's End.

Who is Waluigi girlfriend? ›

Walgina (referred to by Wario as Walgoomba) is Waluigi's girlfriend.

Why is Wario in smash but not Waluigi? ›

The reason why Waluigi can't participate in Smash Bros. is because there is no game in which Waluigi plays the main role. I'm sure everyone who reads this will say "duh". But it's a shame that there are still people who can't recognize this obvious fact and won't give up on trying to get Waluigi on Twitter.

Why isn't Waluigi a star child? ›

Baby Waluigi - In one of the minigames in Yoshi's Story 3, called Baby Waluigi's Dash, Baby Waluigi starts to wonder why he is not a Star Child. He soon finds out it is because he cheats. He then completes an adventure without cheating and becomes a Star Child.

Who was Mario's first villain? ›

Mario And Kong - The Original Video Game Rivalry

series, Mario's original enemy was Cranky Kong. The original version of Donkey Kong was Cranky Kong, and he faced both Mario and Stanley the Bugman in various games.

Who is Mario's 3rd brother? ›

Regular Giuseppe, The Third Mario Brother.

What is the cutest Mario enemy? ›

This includes Cat Koopa Troopa, Cat Banzai, and the cutest of the lot, Cat Goomba. Goombas already have a silly look to them, but the addition of fur, ears, and adorable paws turns them into the type of enemy that demands a plush toy to be made out of them.

Will Mario ever end? ›

No, Nintendo will probably keep releasing Mario games, merchandise and etc as long as they keep releasing video games.

Is Mario no longer a plumber? ›

But a newly-updated profile on Nintendo's Japanese website makes clear that he has given up that job. "All around sporty, whether it's tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool," it says, according to a translation provided by Kotaku.

Was Super Mario run a failure? ›

Super Mario Run's Failure Is The Reason Nintendo Went Full Microtransaction. Super Mario Run attempted a more conventional video gaming pricing model, but that turned out to be a poor decision in the long run. It was inevitable that Nintendo would enter the mobile gaming market at some point in time.

Who is Peach's husband? ›

The book 'Super Mario Bros. Side-Story' was released in 1986 and tells the tale of Mario going to Peach's wedding, which isn't to him, but the prince of the Potato Kingdom, Prince Andre.

What is Luigi's middle name? ›

The first notable use of "Luigi Mario" was in the 1993 live-action film adaptation. In September 2015, at the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary festival, Miyamoto stated that Mario's full name was Mario Mario. As a result, this indirectly confirms Luigi's full name to be Luigi Mario.

Is Peach secretly in love with Bowser? ›

Princess Peach hates Bowser, as Bowser repeatedly kidnaps Peach and attacks her kingdom. In Super Mario Bros., Bowser attacks the Mushroom Kingdom in the hopes in conquering it himself, and captures Peach as she is the only one capable of reversing the damage caused by him.

What is Mario's full name? ›

Nintendo's famous plumber simply goes by the name Mario. But did you know that he has a last name as well? During Japan's 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. event this past weekend, Shigeru Miyamoto apparently stated that Mario's full name is “Mario Mario”.

What is Mario's original name? ›

A legendary Nintendo video game character, Mario was born in 1981. Initially, he was named Jumpman, and was a carpenter, in the arcade game Donkey Kong. The same year, Nintendo of America renamed him Mario. His name makes reference to Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segale, an Italian American.

Who is Mario's first girlfriend? ›

Originally, Pauline was known as Lady, and the game introduced her as Mario's girlfriend. The name Pauline was given after the then-girlfriend of Nintendo of America's warehouse manager, Don James.

Is Mario a villain or hero? ›

While Mario is usually depicted as a hero throughout most of his history, saving the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser and the Koopa Troop, he has been enemies with Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. These are his villainous actions.

Is Luigi's Mansion canon? ›

Canon: All Luigi's Mansion games, Super Mario bros. 1-3, Super Mario: The lost levels, Super Mario World, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario RPG, 64, Galaxy, and Galaxy 2.

Is it canon that Mario is a plumber? ›

Yep, it seems Nintendo is 100% confirming that Mario no longer works as a plumber, which he became in 1983 when Luigi was brought into the equation. That said, Mario was actually invented as a carpenter, not a plumber, according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

What is the hardest game ever? ›

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  • Devil May Cry 3. ...
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins. ...
  • Contra. Konami Be prepared to die, die, and die again.
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What games lasted 1680 hours? ›

I read the longest monopoly game ever played was 1680 hours, 70 days. The longest monopoly game in a bathtub was 99 hours long.

What is the shortest game in the world? ›

The shortest game to beat is actually clue. The speedrun is less than a second, and can be found here: The speedrun is pure luck, as you immediately accuse the first person with the first options. If you are correct, you have beat the game in under one-tenth of a second.

Which game take less than an 1 hour to finish? ›

Answer: Games take less than an hour to finish are long jump, high jump, snake and ladder etc. Question: 18 How long does a football match take? Answer: Time duration of a football match is 90 minutes.

What game has the longest hours? ›

And the longest game turns out to be Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – which takes an incredible 693 hours to finish, on average.

What game took the longest to release? ›

Duke Nukem Forever went 5,156 days from its announcement in 1997 to its release in 2011.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 overtakes Guinness record holder Duke Nukem Forever as game longest in development
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Can Mario speak full sentences? ›

The Super Mario franchise most often features nearly silent protagonists. Besides a few notable exceptions, Mario, Luigi and just about every other character in the series tends to not talk much - at least not when it comes to fully voiced dialogue.

Is Mario Odyssey endless? ›

Anyone can “finish” Super Mario Odyssey. You can coast through the main “story,” such as it is, by collecting the easiest moons and beating a limited number of bosses. There is an assist mode that can make things even easier on you.

Does Mario have infinite speed? ›

Meaning, he was outside of the space-time continuum--which all qualifies for infinite speed.

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What is the best Mario series? ›

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What is Mario's most popular game? ›

Super Mario Bros. is the most successful game in the franchise, having sold an estimated 40.24 million copies worldwide.

What is the most iconic Mario game? ›

Even now, almost three decades later, the impact of Mario's first 3D adventure can be felt on pretty much every video game that gets released. Super Mario 64 isn't just the best Mario game, it's one of the greatest and most influential video games of all time.

What is the hardest Nintendo game to beat? ›

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Who is Mario's biggest rival? ›

Bowser. Bowser or King Koopa (voiced by Kenneth W. James) is the king of the turtle-like Koopa race, a selfish troublemaker who wants to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. He is depicted as Mario's nemesis, and is the final boss of most Mario games.

Who is Mario's first rival? ›

Official Nintendo lore states that Wario was a childhood rival to Mario and Luigi who became jealous of their success. Voice actor Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario since 1995, is also the voice for Wario.

What is Nintendo's most popular game series? ›

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  5. Donkey Kong. Sales: Over 82 million sold. ...
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Is Mario better or Luigi? ›

While Mario might have the popularity, Luigi is undoubtedly the better sibling by being the more underrated and unexpected hero at the end of the day. His list of achievements might be smaller, but many are just as large, and they were all made while stuck in his brother's shadow.

How old is Mario right now? ›

What is the fastest Mario game? ›

The fastest completion of Super Mario Bros was achieved by American speedrunner "Niftski" in 4 minutes 54.948 seconds.

What is Mario's newest game? ›

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20. The game will be available in standard and gold editions.

What was Princess Peach original name? ›

Name. In Japan, her name has always been Princess Peach (ピーチ姫 Pīchi-hime), but in the west she was originally known as "Princess Toadstool", due to Nintendo of America renaming her when localizing Super Mario Bros., feeling that "Peach" was irrelevant to the theme of the Mushroom Kingdom.

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