On Friday, Mario is going to make his Nintendo Switch debut in Super Mario Odyssey. Unfortunately, Friday is tomorrow and today is today, so we had to find another way to pass the time. We put that time to good use by going down memory lane and ranking our favorite console Mario adventures from the past few decades. We had to leave out the handheld games and the sports games, because otherwise we’d still be putting this together way after the game comes out!
Here’s our very scientific methodology — if we could only play one Mario game for the rest of our lives, what would it be? We picked one and worked backwards. And don’t kill us when this list starts, because there are nothing but good games here from front to back.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll just go wait not-so-patiently until we can see where Odyssey will rank in this list!