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
Super Mario Land1989Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Dr. Mario1990Arcade, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, SNES, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.87
Warioland 42001Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.87
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour2003GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Mario Pinball Land2004Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Wario Land 32000Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash2015Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Super Mario Strikers2005GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Mario Kart Wii2008WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.90
Super Mario Advance2001Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.90
Super Paper Mario2007Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Mario Kart 641996Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Wario Land II1998Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Mario Party 21999Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Mario Kart: Super Circuit2001Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.92
New Super Mario Bros.2006Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.93
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels1986Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.94
Game & Watch Collection2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Mario Kart DS2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.96
Paper Mario2000Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.98
Donkey Kong1994Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.99
Super Mario Bros. 21988Arcade, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.99
Mario Kart 8: Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 82015Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Nintendo World Championships 19901990NESNintendo of America Inc....
Donkey Kong: Original Edition2010Nintendo 3DS, WiiNintendo of America Inc....
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Selected Covers

Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Mario Pinball Land
Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Mario Party 2
Super Mario Land Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Super Mario Land
Dr. Mario Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Mario

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Mario Pinball Land
Title screen
Screenshot from Mario Party 2
Game title
Screenshot from Super Mario Land
Title screen
Screenshot from Dr. Mario
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