Mario games

Group Description

This group contains all games prominently featuring the Italian-American plumber Mario, a fictional character created by Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario is one of the most popular video game characters of all time, serving as the mascot of Nintendo and starring in a vast amount of games.


Mario is traditionally depicted as a short man with a mustache, dressed in red overalls with a blue shirt (or the other way around) and a red cap. He first appeared in Donkey Kong (1982) and was originally named Jumpman, owing the name to his ability to jump. Miyamoto intended to name him Mr. Video afterwards, but decided to use Mario after an argument between Nintendo employees and their American warehouse landlord, Mario Segale, concerning overdue rent. Mario was made a plumber because of the sewer-like underground settings of Mario Bros. (1983).


Mario games may belong to different genres, but they gained prominence primarily thanks to its platform installments. Super Mario Bros. (1985) became the most influential Mario game, laying the foundation stone for the side-scrolling platform genre. Ever since that game, Mario's trademark ability has become jumping on enemies' heads to defeat or incapacitate them. He can also consume mushrooms to grow in size, and special flowers to be able to throw fireballs at enemies. In later games Mario acquired other power-ups, including some that allowed him to fly and ride a dinosaur.

Besides platformers, Mario games contain many spin-offs, most notably RPGs, sports, and racing games (see the related groups section).

Other recurrent characters

Mario's brother Luigi has appeared in many Mario games, mostly as a secondary character in two-player modes. One of the series' recurrent storylines involves saving the Princess Toadstool from the clutches of the evil turtle-like creature known as Bowser or King Koopa; his minions, the Koopas, are among the most common enemy characters in Mario games. In Super Mario World (1990), the friendly dinosaur Yoshi made an appearance and has since become a playable character in some of the games. A minor antagonist, a pirate named Wario, appeared in a spin-off series of his own.

Related Groups

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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2007WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.74
Mario Pinball Land2004Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.74
Mario Power Tennis2004GameCube, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.74
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.1986NESFuji Television Network, Inc....
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.75
Game & Watch Collection2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.75
Mario's Picross1995Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.76
Super Mario 64 DS2004Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.76
Mario Party 32000Nintendo 64Nintendo of America Inc.3.77
Dr. Mario1990Arcade, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, SNES, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.78
Wario Land 42001Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.79
Mario Party DS2007Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
NES Open Tournament Golf1991Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.80
Super Mario Sunshine2002GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Mario Party1998Nintendo 64Nintendo of America Inc.3.83
Mario Party-e2003Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc....
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!2009Nintendo DSiNintendo of America Inc....
Super Mario Land1989Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.84
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!2003GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.84
Tetris & Dr. Mario1994SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.84
Luigi's Mansion2001GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Mario Golf: Advance Tour2004Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.86
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels1986Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.86
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour2003GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.87
New Super Luigi U2013Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
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Selected Covers

Game & Watch Collection Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Game & Watch Collection
Dr. Mario Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Mario
Mario Party DS Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Mario Party DS

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Game & Watch Collection
Title screen
Screenshot from Dr. Mario
Title screen.
Screenshot from Mario Party DS
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