The Best Mario Games of All Time

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List Criteria: Games starring Mario only, no Mario Kart, or Smash Brothers games allowed. Rare exceptions for Luigi's Mansion and a few others.

List of best Mario Series games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. With the recent release of Mario Maker, this list is sure to undergo some reordering. Allowing to play and infinite amount of user created levels, Mario Maker is being called the last Mario game you'll ever need to buy. If you think the coolest Mario game to play isn't as high as it should be, then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top.

Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Mario game of all time is? A classic Mario 64 vs Mario 3 debate? What about that one friend who thinks that Mario Galaxy is the best? Use this ranked list of Mario video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different games, including everything from Mario is Missing to Mario Sunshine. If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Mario Series games?" or "What is the best Mario Series game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    1990

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  2. 2
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    - 39


    1988

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  3. 3
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    - 47


    1996

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  4. 4
    + 130
    - 45


    2007

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    + 128
    - 41


    1985

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  6. 6
    + 122
    - 45


    2010

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  7. 7
    + 113
    - 48


    2002

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  8. 8
    + 85
    - 37
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  9. 9
    + 85
    - 37


    2006

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  10. 10
    + 100
    - 41


    2009

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1988

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  12. 12
    + 55
    - 11

    added by CapoAssKickerMikey95
    1996

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  13. 13
    + 52
    - 10

    added by CapoAssKickerMikey95
    2008

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  14. 14
    + 79
    - 46


    2001

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    - 33


    Jun 03 1986

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  16. 16
    + 46
    - 18

    added by otternuke
    Nov 18 2012

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    - 9


    1992

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  18. 18
    + 53
    - 19

    added by Chris Abraham
    1996

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    - 14
    Super Mario Maker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time


    Super Mario Maker 2015

  20. 20
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    2014

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  21. 21
    + 56
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    Super Mario 3D Land is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

    added by Darkchrome
    2011

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  22. 22
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    added by JamesDenham
    2007

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  23. 23
    + 49
    - 31


    1989

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  24. 24
    + 50
    - 31


    1981

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  25. 25
    + 62
    - 39


    2004

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    + 30
    - 8


    1998

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  27. 27
    + 52
    - 34
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  28. 28
    + 29
    - 12

    added by CapoAssKickerMikey95
    Jan 01 2000

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  29. 29
    + 27
    - 7


    2005

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  30. 30
    + 34
    - 15

    added by otternuke
    Jul 28 2012

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    + 23
    - 11


    2007

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    + 23
    - 12


    2003

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    + 37
    - 10

    ranked low on reranks
    2003

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    + 46
    - 39


    1997

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    + 21
    - 11

    added by CapoAssKickerMikey95
    2000

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  36. 36
    + 23
    - 8


    2002

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  37. 37
    + 18
    - 9


    2003

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  38. 38
    + 22
    - 8


    1999

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  39. 39
    + 35
    - 32
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  40. 40
    + 18
    - 10


    1990

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  41. 41
    + 37
    - 33


    Oct 13 2009

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  42. 42
    + 14
    - 8


    1982

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  43. 43
    + 14
    - 8


    2001

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  44. 44
    + 32
    - 35


    1983

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  45. 45
    + 26
    - 7

    ranked low on reranks & added by Pablo Jose Ponce Julve
    2000

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  46. 46
    + 10
    - 3
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  47. 47
    + 32
    - 31


    1994

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  48. 48
    + 16
    - 9


    2007

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  49. 49
    + 7
    - 1


    2005

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  50. 50
    + 12
    - 10
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