WC: Super Mario: a true working man’s hero. A humble plumber who went on to find his fortune one coin at a time, but despite his fame and royal connections, he has never lost sight of his roots. He is still wearing the same dungarees he did in his debut in Donkey Kong in 1981. Now 32 years on and he is without doubt the most famous and successful video game character of all time.
Having appeared in so many adventures over the years, it is no easy task to rank his games in some kind of ‘worst to best’ order, mainly for the reason that almost all of them are so darn good. To make the task a little easier we’ll just focus on the platforming games in the Mario series, as it hardly seems fair to stack the vastly different genres like Kart Racing to his sports titles such as Basketball or Football. Without further ado, let’s start at the bottom and work our way to the top.