GR Votes: What is the Best Mario Game?

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What is the Best Mario Game?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2017.
  1. Super Mario Odyssey

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Super Mario Galaxy

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Super Mario World

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Super Mario Sunshine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Super Mario Bros. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Super Mario Galaxy 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Super Mario Bros.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Super Mario 3D World

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Super Mario 64

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
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  1. Paul Tamburro

    Paul Tamburro Executive Editor
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    What is the best game in the main Mario series? Let us know, and come back to check the results next Thursday!
     
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  2. sliverstorm

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    Super Mario 64? Anyone?
     
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  3. Longo_2_guns

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    Here's a confession. I'm not a fan of 3D Marios.

    Super Mario World is my jam, however.
     
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  4. drathbone

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    You forgot Super Mario RPG and Mario 64.
     
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  5. sli

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    Mario 64 is my favourite, as it was truly revolutionary. I was too small to understand Mario RPG properly, but I did complete it I think.

    So I had to vote for my second favourite: Super Mario World.

    The vegetable unplugging of Mario 2 was oddly satisfying though!

    Disclaimer: not a Switch owner, so no idea if Odyssey shakes things up.
     
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  6. Paul Tamburro

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    yeah, that was an omission on my behalf. It's been added now.
     
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  7. Paul Tamburro

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    I did forget SM64, though Super Mario RPG isn't a "main" Mario game.
     
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  8. mcaballero

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    Super Mario RPG is the best of them, even if it's not a "main" one. Short of that though, Super Mario World all the way.
     
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  9. The_bad_who

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    I never owned an SNES so Super Mario World would probably be my favorite in an alternate timeline where my parents were richer! The N64 was the first console I bought with my own money, so pretty much all my favorite games are on it. Mario 64 it is for me.
     
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  10. mcaballero

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    Never owned an SNES myself either (except for my current SNES mini) but somehow managed to play all the great games from the era at friend's houses or by borrowing their consoles for a while.
     
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  11. The_bad_who

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    Every single one of my friends had the SNES, so I played it quite a lot, but mostly games that were 2 players like Mortal Kombat, Goof Troop, Turtle In Time etc. I could never play those long games like Mario, Zelda or Metroid...or if I tried starting a new game, my friend's brothers and sisters (or themselves) would overwrite the save file.
     
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  12. used44

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    Dats crazy.

    I voted for Super Mario 64. Excited to someday play Odyssey.
     
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  13. Longo_2_guns

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    I'm just not a huge fan of collect-a-thons.
    I want to just go through a level real smooth and quick, and straightforward, linear maps are for me.
     
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  14. mcaballero

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    That sucks man. You should get yourself either an SNES mini or a DIY emulation machine to play those SNES-era games to your heart content. Totally worth it.
     
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  15. The_bad_who

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    If I could get my hands on the SNES mini, I'd get it for sure. I did get a SNES as an adult though. Bought myself FF3 (FF6) with the box even though I played it on emulator before. This is so much better with the real thing. I even kept my tube tv to play it like in the old time. Can't get my hand on those rare, expensive ones like Earthbound though.
     
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  16. used44

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    You should try Super Mario 3D World and 3D Land sometime. They're short, linear levels for the most part, but with all the movement of the modern 3D Mario games.
     
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  17. sli

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    If they made the SNES update-able with new ROMs every now and again, that would definitely be "shut up and take my money" meme worthy. Currently it just feels so... limited, in terms of games selection (though a very decent selection, but still not a lot).
     
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