Super Mario reviews:

The many appearances of Nintendo’s iconic platforming star: Mario (and his friends).
YearGameScore
1981Donkey Kong ¹6/10
1982Donkey Kong (Game & Watch) ²5.5/10
1982Donkey Kong Jr. ³5.9/10
1983Donkey Kong II6/10
1983Mario Bros. (Game & Watch)7.9/10
1983Mario Bros.6/10
1985Super Mario Bros.6.5/10
1986The Legend of Zelda8.6/10
1986Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels)7.6/10
1987Super Mario Bros. (Game & Watch)6.1/10
1987Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!8.1/10
1988Donkey Kong Classics6/10
1988Super Mario Bros. 28/10
1988Super Mario Bros. 39.4/10
1989Super Mario Land7/10
1989Tetris9.4/10
1990Dr. Mario7/10
1990Punch-Out!!8.1/10
1990Super Mario World9.2/10
1991The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ¹⁰9.2/10
1992Super Mario Kart8.5/10
1992Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins6.7/10
1994Wario Land: Super Mario Land 38.9/10
1994Donkey Kong (Game Boy) ¹¹8.5/10
1995Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island8.8/10
1995Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest ¹² 10/10
1996Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars9.4/10
1996Kirby Super Star ¹³9.1/10
1996Super Mario 649/10
1996Donkey Kong Land 2 ¹⁴9.3/10
1996Mario Kart 647.5/10
1997Game & Watch Gallery ¹⁵8.3/10
1997Yoshi’s Story ¹⁶8.1/10
1998Mario Party9.5/10
1999Super Smash Bros. ¹⁷6/10
1999Mario Golf8/10
1999Donkey Kong 64 ¹⁸9.8/10
2000Paper Mario9.3/10
2001The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons ¹⁹9.1/10
2001The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages ²⁰7.9/10
2001Mario Kart: Super Circuit8.7/10
2001Luigi’s Mansion8.9/10
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee ²¹9.5/10
2002Super Mario Sunshine9/10
2002Animal Crossing ²²9.4/10
2003WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania ²³8.9/10
2003Mario Kart: Double Dash!!6.5/10
2003Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga8.5/10
2003Donkey Konga ²⁴7.9/10
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong6/10
2004Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door9.5/10
2004WarioWare: Twisted! ²⁵9.3/10
2004Super Mario 64 DS9.3/10
2004Yoshi’s Universal Gravitation ²⁶5.6/10
2005Mario Kart DS9.5/10
2006Game & Watch Collection ²⁷8/10
2006Tetris DS ²⁸9.4/10
2006New Super Mario Bros.9/10
2006Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis8.6/10
2006Wii Shop Channel ²⁹N/A
2007Super Paper Mario9.5/10
2007Super Mario Galaxy9.2/10
2008Super Smash Bros. Brawl ³⁰9.5/10
2008Mario Kart Wii9.5/10
2009PiCOPiCT ³¹N/A
2009Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!8.5/10
2009New Super Mario Bros. Wii9.1/10
2010Super Mario Galaxy 29/10
2010Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!8.8/10
2011Puzzle Swap ³²7/10
2011Super Mario 3D Land9/10
2011Mario Kart 79.3/10
2012New Super Mario Bros. 28.6/10
2012Animal Crossing: New Leaf ³³9.5/10
2012Nintendo Land ³⁴8.7/10
2012New Super Mario Bros. U8/10
2013New Super Luigi U8.7/10
2013Super Mario 3D World9.2/10
2013NES Remix ³⁵8.3/10
2014Mario Kart 89.6/10
2014Hyrule Warriors ³⁶ 9.4/10
2014Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS ³⁷8.9/10
2014Bayonetta ³⁸8.8/10
2015StreetPass Fishing ³⁹8.3/10
2015Yoshi’s Woolly World ⁴⁰ 8.3/10
2015Super Mario Maker9.4/10
2016Minecraft ⁴¹ 10/10
2016Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS8.8/10
2016Super Mario Run6/10
2017Super Mario Odyssey9.8/10

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Footnotes:

  1. Mario is the game’s playable character.
  2. Mario is the game’s playable character.
  3. Mario is the game’s villain.
  4. Mario is the game’s villain.
  5. A kind of Piranha Plants called Manhandlas appear as enemies.
  6. Mario appears as a non-playable character.
  7. This game contains ports of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.
  8. Mario and Luigi appear in the game’s multiplayer mode.
  9. Mario appears as a non-playable character.
  10. Chain Chomps appear as enemies.
  11. Mario is the game’s playable character.
  12. Mario has a minor cameo.
  13. Mario, Luigi, Toad and Birdo can be seen in the crowd whenever there is an audience.
  14. Mario has a minor cameo.
  15. The game features remakes of Game & Watch titles which all now include various characters from the series.
  16. Bowser (as a baby) is the game’s primary antagonist.
  17. Mario and Luigi are playable and there are a couple of stages based on the series.
  18. A port of Donkey Kong can be played.
  19. Manhandlas, Thwomps and other creatures from the series appear.
  20. Cheep-Cheeps appear as enemies.
  21. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser and Dr. Mario are playable and there are several stages based on the series.
  22. NES games featuring characters from the series are unlockable, such as Donkey Kong.
  23. Mario and other characters make various cameos in different microgames.
  24. Mario has a minor appearance on some of the game’s menus, music from the series can also be unlocked.
  25. Mario and other characters make various cameos in different microgames.
  26. Bowser is the game’s main villain.
  27. A playable port of the Game & Watch Donkey Kong (which features Mario) is included.
  28. Mario and other characters from the series appear in various game modes.
  29. Mario and Luigi appear and are partially playable on the game’s download screen.
  30. Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Peach are playable an there are several stages based on the series.
  31. Mario (and other characters) appear once certain levels are beaten.
  32. Super Mario characters appear in numerous puzzles.
  33. Piranha Plants and Bullet Bills appear with certain pieces of furniture.
  34. Two new games, Mario Chase and Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, are included.
  35. Various characters from their series appear in their NES forms and are “remixed” into new scenarios.
  36. Manhandlas appear as enemies and Chain Chomps can be used as weapons.
  37. Various characters from the series are playable and there are several stages based on it too.
  38. Bowser appears as part of some of Bayonett’s attacks. (Wii U version only.)
  39. Cheep Cheeps and Bloopers appear as fishes which can be caught.
  40. Bowser appears as a baby.
  41. Characters from the series are playable in the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of the game and can be encountered online in all console versions.
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