Super Mario games have been around since the 1980’s, and they still remain one of the most popular and beloved franchises in gaming culture. Over the past three decades, Nintendo has created some truly remarkable and iconic titles, which have played a key role in shaping the gaming landscape. As such, it can be hard to decide which Super Mario titles are truly the best of all time. From platformers to RPGs, racing games, and even sports titles; there is something for everyone when it comes to Super Mario. To help narrow it down a bit more, here is a look at five of the best Super Mario games of all time.
Super Mario World
Released in 1990 on the SNES console, Super Mario World remains an iconic title with an impressive legacy. The game introduced Yoshi as a rideable character (who would later become renowned in his own right), as well as several power-ups like Cape Feathers for gliding. The levels were expertly crafted – vibrant landscapes full of challenging jumps and hidden paths that kept players on their toes. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, it is safe to say that Super Mario World was a resounding success.
Super Mario Bros 3
Released in 1988 on NES consoles, this was one of the first big hits for what would become one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises ever. This game also introduced key elements like koopalings – Bowser’s seven children – who would become recurring characters throughout future entries into the series. With 8 worlds with unique themes like desert or icy levels – and many memorable power-ups – this game set itself up as a classic from its first days.
Super Mario Galaxy
This 2007 release really showcased what Wii consoles