our ranking of the 5 essential Mario games

The Nintendo Switch has plenty of Mario games, and you don’t know which one to choose? Here are our top 5 must-have Mario games on the console.

Even though it was released more than 5 years ago now, the Nintendo Switch still has impressive sales figures, and for good reason, players keep falling for the different versions of the console. If this is your case, whether you bought your first Nintendo Switch, treated yourself to the OLED model for your birthday or recently decided to buy a Nintendo Switch Lite for your children, you must already know that games of the saga mario are legion.

However, for 5 years of existence, the Nintendo Switch has accumulated so much that it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Among all the Mario games, here is our ranking of the 5 games mario must download. Of course, classification requires, this article will include some redundancies with titles that are already very well known. If we could have varied, we had the idea to offer you a selection of the essentials. We could not therefore decently ignore these few games that you have already seen on everyone’s lips for a few years.

1. Super Mario Odyssey – the essential

If there is only one game mario to remember on Nintendo Switch, it is this one. super mario odyssey makes us rediscover the mustachioed plumber in an open-world adventure with neat graphics and an exhilarating atmosphere. From start to finish, you are truly the master of an epic saga in which headgear is also involved. A small revolution within the Mario ecosystem which we never tire of.

2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – the essential party game

In second place, and unsurprisingly, we find Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Improved reissue of the game released on Wii U, this opus combines fun and beauty to perfection. 48 circuits are at your disposal, sometimes inspired by legendary races, and most of the time sporting original designs… which defy all the laws of gravity. Recently, Nintendo also released the first part of a very complete DLC, which we also recommend since it doubles the playing time while revisiting old iconic circuits of the franchise.

3. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – the most complete experience

A crazy multiplayer adventure and an incredible solo epic: this is what this title promises us. Also a reissue of Super Mario 3D World released on Wii U, this opus has all the advantages of a Super Mario Bros., plus 3D. You also get new original items, such as the cat disguise. The solo episode Bowser’s Furya Switch exclusive, transports you on an adventure similar to that of super mario odyssey at the gameplay level. A perfect compromise for fans of mario.

4. Paper Mario: The Origami King – the 2D parenthesis

We go back to 2D with the title Paper Mario: The Origami King. In this game, you find all the essence of Mario, from its colorful landscapes, to its explosive characters, all transformed into a world of paper. Be careful not to offend your opponents, just because they can tear themselves apart doesn’t mean they’re any less fierce.

5. Mario Party Superstars – the ultimate family game

We end with a game that, we know, will be at the heart of many disputes within your family. And yet, what do we love to play there. Released in 2021, Super Mario Party Superstars brings together 5 iconic boards from previous titles in the franchise, with renewed mechanics and remastered graphics. You will also find many mini-games to test with others, locally or online.

The rest of the ranking

If you own these 5 games, or want more, here is the rest of our ranking, which includes all the Mario games available on Nintendo Switch to date:

6. Luigi’s Mansion 3

7. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

8. New Super Mario Bros. U-Deluxe

9. Super Mario Maker 2

10. Super Mario Party

11. Super Mario 3D All Stars

12. Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

13. Super Mario Bros. 35

14. Mario Golf: Super Rush

15. Mario Tennis Aces

16. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

And it’s not over !

The Mario brand has not said its last word! With such popularity since the 80s, Nintendo has no intention of stopping there and has already planned a few new titles to add to your collection by the end of the year. We think in particular of Mario Strikers: Battle Football Leaguescheduled for June 10, or even the second part of the adventures with the Rabbids, namely Sparks of Hope.

Something therefore tells us that our ranking could well know some changes by then, and as and when new releases. Knowing that the Nintendo Switch is only halfway through its life according to its creator, it promises us a hell of a shovelful of games mario future.

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