Super Mario 3 D World Flagpole

Not too long ago we asked you to vote for the best Legend of Zelda game; plenty of you participated. You made the impossible decision, as it's never an easy pick with so many world class games on the list; in the end the iconic and memorable The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time seized the crown.

We rather enjoyed the poll and the debate that raged, so it's time to move onto the logical and equally impossible task of picking your favourite Super Mario platformer. Like the Zelda titles it's a tricky scenario, with remakes scattered throughout Nintendo history, so we're keeping it simple — we're listing the first version of each game, and remakes can be incorporated (counted) in your own heads if voting for that choice. These are also all main series 'Super Mario' platformers, so that means no RPG spin-offs, the original arcade and so on; we do have Super Mario games that starred different heroes but fall under the platforming genre; Nintendo doesn't make this easy. If we simply listed every game with Mario in the title, we'd be here far too long.

We're in a good spot with Super Mario platformers too, considering we're counting 2D and 3D entries. We're in a gap between titles at present after the terrific Super Mario 3D World in 2013, and next year we'll have the chance to show own own level-creation skills in Mario Maker. There's been plenty of time for us all to play and consider as many Super Mario games as possible.

Let's get on with it, then. Vote for you favourite below, and we'll post the results in the not-too-distant future.

Which is the best Super Mario platformer? (1,251 votes)

  1. Super Mario Bros. (NES)1%
  2. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES)  0%
  3. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)1%
  4. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)9%
  5. Super Mario Land (Game Boy)  0%
  6. Super Mario World (Super NES)17%
  7. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)1%
  8. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy)  0%
  9. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Super NES)3%
  10. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)16%
  11. Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)8%
  12. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)1%
  13. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)17%
  14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)  0%
  15. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)12%
  16. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)1%
  17. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)1%
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)1%
  19. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)11%

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