Super Mario Kart
Console: SNES Released: 1992
The first kart racing game to star Mario. There have been a total of 14 titles in the series: 5 for
home consoles, 3 portable games, 4 arcade games co-developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, a port,
and an upcoming mobile game. The success of Mario Kart has spawned many cartoon-style racing games
published by various gaming companies from the 16-bit generation onwards. The games in the series
have sold a combined total of over 100 million copies worldwide.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Console: SNES Released: 1996
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a role playing video game designed by Square
Enix). It was the first Mario role-playing game, with an action-command battle system. In this
with the help of Mallow, Geno, Bowser, and Princess Toadstool (aka Princess Peach), needs to stop a
the Smithy Gang, while collecting seven Star Pieces so that peace may return and wishes may be
Console: N64 Released: 1999
Mario Golf is the first installment for the Mario Golf series. It was developed by Camelot Software
Planning. Though several sports games featured Mario characters in the past, Mario Golf is
considered the first game in the modern "Mario Sports" line. It would be followed by several titles
encompassing a variety of sports. Its Game Boy Color counterpart was released later that same year.
Console: N64 Released: 1999
Mario Party is a video game based on a board game for the Nintendo 64, and the first game of the
Mario Party series. Players choose one of six characters and move around the board. As they go
around, they collect coins and various other items that can help them or hinder others in their
quest to collect Stars. The game is known for pioneering an iconic and renowned sub-series of the
Mario franchise that has stayed to this day, and has become one of the most well-known series in
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Console: GCN Released: 2004
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is the second installment in the Paper Mario series, with the
first being Paper
Mario. Its plot revolves around Mario, who embarks on a mission to collect the seven Crystal Stars
in order to open the
Thousand-Year Door. After learning that Princess Peach has been kidnapped, he also sets out on a
mission to rescue her
from the X-Nauts. The game has intermissions between each chapter, in which the player assumes the
role of Bowser, as
well as Peach, who have their own stories that complement the main plot.
Mario&Sonic at the Olympic Games
Console: Wii Released: 2007
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a sports game for the Wii with a Nintendo DS version of the
game released as
well. The game places Mario, Sonic, and their various allies against each other in Olympic events.
The game has the
official Beijing 2008 Olympics license, and features environments based on actual Olympic venues.
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Console: WiiU Released: 2015
A multiplayer sports game in the Mario Tennis series, developed by Camelot Software Planning, for
the Wii U. It is the
third home console installment in the series (fourth if Mario's Tennis is included) and the seventh
announced at E3 2015 in June, it is one of the few games to be released in the same year it was
announced. Up to four
players can locally play the game, while up to two players can also use its online capabilities to
play with other
people around the world.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Console: Switch Released: 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game in the Super Smash Bros. series. The game was announced
through a teaser trailer
in the March 2018 Nintendo Direct, and was released on December 7, 2018.