We've been celebrating the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with a series of special features on ONM but now we're at the big one. The best Mario game of all time. A few weeks ago we asked you to vote for your favourite Mario game of all time and now we have the results. You were allowed to vote for any Mario game and some spin-offs even made it into the top ten. So are you ready to discover what is the greatest Mario game of all time? Read on...
10. Mario Kart Wii (Wii, 2008)
We say: Mario Kart Wii is actually one of the most enjoyable racing games we've played and may even be a contender for the title of 'Best Mario Kart Ever'. Whether you're a casual gamer or a Mario Kart die-hard, this is a truly essential game, and you'll be playing it for ages.
You say: Mario Kart Wii is a quality racing game with very cool tracks like DK's Snowboard Cross, Toad Factory and Grumble Volcano. The roster of playable characters and vehicles are good and the online modes kick all kinds of rump. KoreeluStromboli
9. Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube, 2002)
We say: Of all the adventures in Super Mario's 25 year career, this is the one that didn't really move things forward. Sure it looked shinier than Mario 64 but Isle Delfino perhaps wasn't as memorable a location as Peach's Castle. Having said that, it's still an excellent adventure and the first 3D platformer to star Yoshi. Don't get us started on those Pianta People though...
You say: An underrated classic. FLUDD was an interesting concept and it controlled really well. The design of the levels was really good, even if there could have been more of them. They were really fun to explore and the game was very challenging. A GameCube gem. GameKing53
8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, 2009)
We say: We'd waited 18 years for a 2D Mario to come to a home console but t was all worth it. Mario's traditional Wii platformer may not be rated as highly as the Galaxy games but this is classic plumber action. Easy to get into but with plenty of nods to the past for veterans.
You say: If there's one thing Nintendo excel at, it's bringing gamers something they never knew they wanted. The idea of simultaneous multiplayer Super Mario Bros. was not something I had ever considered, but it is the most fun I've had in gaming. Ever. Of course the game is equally enjoyable in single player, packed with classic Mario moments. A game that just makes you smile while playing it! Shinnos
7. Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985)
We say: A controversial one. We rated this as the best Nintendo game ever a few years ago but even if you disagree, it is certainly the most important. Without this amazing platformer, gaming simply wouldn't be the same. It turned around the fortunes of the games industry in America and was the start of a series of incredible adventures. What's even more incredible is that it still plays brilliantly to this day.
This game is basically what gave the whole platforming genre a kick start. It still remains an iconic game to this very day. MasterSword267
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube, 2004) We say: All the proper Paper Mario RPGs are well-loved but this is fan's favourite. It's just full of so many ingenious touches such as Mario's ability to fold into a paper plane or the way he's turn sideways to become almost invisible. We love the rippable scenery and the great fighting mechanism, too.