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Super Mario Bros: The Definitive Game List of the Mario series.

A list of all the Mario Games in chronological order

 

A chronological list of all the games that Mario has appeared in, either in a starring role, spin off or just a cameo appearance from where things began in 1981 to the present day.

 

Glossary

  • Cameo – is not a Mario based title, however there is reference to him somewhere along the story.
  • Spin off - Not a main-stream Mario adventure game, but a spin off in which Mario may be a playable character.
  • Main role - Mario is the starring character in one of his regular adventure games.

1980's - spanning the arcades, Famicon, NES and seeing Mario go handheld on the Game Boy

Originally back in 1980’s Mario was not a plumber but a carpenter, whom referred to as the “Jump man” and not Mario as we recognized him.

 

1981

  • Donkey Kong (Arcade) - Main role as "Jump man"

Donkey Kong kidnapping Pauline, and Jumpman (Mario) in pursuit

 

1982

  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Arcade) - Spin off

1983

  • Donkey Kong (Atari 8-bt/Apple II/Commodore 64 and MS-DOS) - Main role as "Jump man"
  • Donkey Kong (Famicom) - Japanese release - Main role as "Jump man"
  • Donkey Kong Jr (INTV/VIC20) - Released in North America & Japan - Spin off
  • Donkey Kong Jr./Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Famicom/C1 NES TV Japan release) - Spin off
  • Mario Bros. Main role
  • Mario Bros. (Atari 2600, Atari 5200) - North American release - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros. (Famicom) - Japan release - Main role
  • Mario's Bombs Away (Game & Watch) - Released North America and Japan - Main role

1984

  • Donkey Kong Hockey (Game & Watch) - Spin off
  • Pinball (Famicom/NES) - North America and Japan release - Mario cameos in the bonus stage
  • Mario Bros. Special (NEC PC-8801) - Japan release - Main role
  • Punch Ball Mario Bros. (NEC PC-8801) - Japan release - Spin off

1985

  • Super Mario Bros. (Famicom/NES) - North America and Japan release - Main role
  • Wrecking Crew (Famicom/NES) - North America and Japan release - some people know this as "Mario wrecking crew" - Spin off

More information about Super Mario Bros for the NES

 

1986

  • All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. (Famicom Disk System) – Released in Japan - Main role
  • Donkey Kong (NES) - North America and Europe release - Main role
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) - North America release - Spin off
  • Mario Bros. (NEC PC-8801) - Released in Japan - Main role
  • Mario Bros. (NES) - North America and Europe release - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros. (Famicom Disk System) - Japan release - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System) - Japan release - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros. Special (NEC PC-8801) - Japan release - Main role
  • Vs. Super Mario Bros. (Arcade) – Released in North American and Japan - Spin off

1987

  • Punch-Out!! (Famicom/NES) Recognise the referee? It's Mario!- Cameo
  • Mario Bros. (Famicom/NES) - Mario is the main character
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES) European release - Main role

1988

  • Donkey Kong (Atari 7800) - North America and Europe release - Main role
  • Donkey Kong (Famicom Disk System) - Released in Japan - Main role
  • Donkey Kong Classics (NES) - North America release - Spin off
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Atari 7800) – Released in North America and Europe - Spin off
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Famicom Disk System) - Released in Japan - Spin off
  • Kaettekita Mario Bros. (Famicom Disk System) - Japan release - Main role
  • Mario Bros. (Atari 7800, XE Game System) - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) - North America release - Main role
  • Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) - North America release - Main role (in SMB)
  • 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet (NES) - North America release - Main role (in SMB)

1989

  • Alleyway (Game Boy) - Released North America and Japan - Cameo appearance in bonus level as well as being featured on the box art in every release except the Japanese one.
  • Donkey Kong 2 (Game & Watch) – Released inNorth America and Japan- Main Role
  • Donkey Kong Classics (NES) - Europe release - Spin off
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) - Europe and Australia release - Main Role
  • Super Mario Bros. (Wristwatch Game) - North America release- Main Role
  • Super Mario Land (Game Boy) - North America and Japan release - Main Role
  • Tetris (Famicom/NES) - North America and Japan release - Mario appears once the player completes Level 9, Height 5 - Mario makes a cameo appearance
  • Tetris (Gameboy) - North America and Japan release - Mario and Luigi both make a cameo appearance during two player game.
Nintendo NES

Nintendo NES, which was essentially a redesigned Famicom.

The Famicom

The Famicom enjoyed great success in Japan.

1990's - The Gameboy gains momentum, Mario arrives on the PC, Super Famicom, SNES & other consoles

A new decade and Mario has more title roles given compared to the previous era other than starring as Cameo’s in other games. This also marks the introduction of “Edutainment” titles like typing skills, history, geography and etc.

 

1990

  • Dr. Mario (Gameboy) - Spin off
  • Dr. Mario (NES) - Spin off
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 - North America release - Main role
  • Super Mario Land (Gameboy) - Europe release - Main role
  • Super Mario World (Super Famicom) - Japan release - Main role
  • Vs. Dr. Mario (Arcade) - North America and Japan release - Spin off

1991

  • Mario the Juggler (Game & Watch) - North America and Japan release - Spin off
  • Mario Teaches Typing (MS-DOS) - North America release - Edutainment title
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES Release) - Europe release - Main role
  • Super Mario World (SNES) - North America release - Main role
  • NES Open Tournament Golf (NES) - North America release - Spin off
  • Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow up (PC) - North America release - Edutainment title
  • Yoshi (Famicom) - Japan release - you play as Mario or Luigi
  • Yoshi (Game Boy) - Japan release - you play as Mario or Luigi

1992

  • Super Mario USA AKA Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom) - Japan release of Super Mario Bros. 2 - Main role
  • Super Mario Kart (Super Famicom/SNES) - Spin off - though Mario can be a playable character
  • Yoshi (Famicom/NES, Game Boy) Main role - you play as Mario or Luigi
  • Yoshi's Cookie (Famicom and Gameboy) - Japan release - Spin off
  • Mario Paint (SNES) - Edutainment title
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy) - Main role
  • Mario's Time Machine (DOS) - Edutainment title
  • Super Mario World (SNES) - Europe release - Main role
  • Mario is Missing (DOS) - Edutainment title

1993

  • Mario's Time Machine (NES) - Edutainment title
  • Mario & Wario (Super Famicom) - Japan only - Mario is the main antagonist in this game - Spin off
  • Super Mario All-Stars (Super Famicom/SNES) - A compilation of three titles in which Mario has a Main Role
  • Yoshi's Cookie (NES, SNES, Super Famicom and Game Boy) - North America and Japan release - Spin off
  • Mario Bros. Classic (NES) - Europe only - Remake
  • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters (SNES) - North America only - Edutainment title
  • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers (SNES) - North America only - Edutainment title
  • Mario's Early Years! Preschool fun (SNES) - North America only - Edutainment title
  • Yoshi's Safari (SNES/Super Famicom) - Spin off

Super Mario Bros 1,2,3 and the Lost levels were re-released as Super Mario Allstars

 

1994

  • Manhole (Game & Watch) - Spin off
  • Donkey Kong (Game Boy) - Main Role/Remake
  • Super Mario All-stars + Super Mario World (Super Famicom/SNES) - North America and Europe - A compilation of four games in which Mario is the Main role
  • Mario's Time Machine (NES) - North America only - Edutainment title
  • Yoshi's Cookie (NES) - European release - Spin off
  • Hotel Mario (CD-i) - Main role
  • Super Mario Curling (SNES) - Europe only - Spin off

1995

  • Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy) - Spin off
  • Mario Teaches Typing (Microsoft Windows) - Edutainment title
  • Mario Teaches Typing (Macintosh) - Edutainment title
  • Mario Clash (Virtual Boy) - Main role
  • Mario's Picross (Game Boy) - Main role
  • Mario's Picross 2 (Game Boy) - Main role
  • Mario's Super Picross (Super Famicom) - Japan only - Main role
  • Undake 30 Same Game (Super Famicom Satellaview) - Japan only - Cameo
  • Mario's Game Gallery (PC) - Spin off
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) - Mario is a baby, Semi main-role. Character plays as Yoshi however
  • BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge (Satellaview) - Japan only - Spin off

More information about Super Mario RPG

 

1996 saw the final SNES Mario title; Super Mario RPG, and the entry of Nintendo 64.

  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Super Famicom/SNES) - Main role - RPG Title
  • Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) - Main role
  • Mario's Picross 2 (Game Boy - Japan only) - Main role
  • Mario Teaches Typing 2 (PC) - Edutainment title
  • Yoshi's Panel de Pon (Satellaview) - Japan only - Spin off

1997

  • Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy) - Spin off
  • Mario Excite Bike (Super Famicom Satellaview) - Spin off
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) - Spin off, though you can choose to play as Mario or Luigi
  • Mario Teaches Typing 2 (PC) - Edutainment title
  • Mario Paint BS Version (Satellaview) - Japan only - Edutainment title
  • Super Mario 64 - European release - Main role

Nintendo 64

 

1998

  • Mario no Photopi (Nintendo 64) - Japan only - Main role
  • Wrecking Crew '98 (Super Famicom) - Japan only - Spin off
  • Mario Party (Nintendo 64) - Japan release - Spin off
  • Game & Watch Gallery 2 (Game Boy Color) - Spin off compilation

1999

  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color) - Remake of Main Role
  • Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color) - Spin off
  • Mario Golf (Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64) - Japan release - Spin off
  • Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64) - Spin off
  • Mario Artist: Paint Studio (1999) - Japan only - Edutainment
  • Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64) - Spin off of various Nintendo characters including Mario

2000's spanning Gameboy Color, N64 & Gamecube all the way up to the Gameboy Advance and Wii

A new generation has arrived and a new mode of gameplay had been given birth to. This era witness the end of the successful Super Nintendo (SNES) as the Nintendo “ultra” 64 followed by the gamecube and eventually the Wii made it’s mark on video game history.

 

2000

  • Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) (Nintendo 64) - North America release - Spin off
  • Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) - Spin off
  • Paper Mario (Nintendo 64) - Main role - RPG Title
  • Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color) - Released in Japan - Spin off
  • Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64) - release outside Japan - Spin off
  • Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color) - European release - Spin off
  • Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64) - Released in Japan - Spin off
  • Mario Artist: Talent Studio - Japan only - Edutainment title
  • Mario Artist: Communication Kit - Japan only - Edutainment title
  • Mario Artist: Polygon Studio - Japan only - Edutainment title

2001

  • Dr. Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) - Japan release - Spin off
  • Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color) - release outside Japan - Spin off
  • Paper Mario (Nintendo 64) - release outside Japan - Main role - RPG Title
  • Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64) - release outside Japan - Spin off
  • Super Mario Advance (Game Boy Advance) - Remake of a Main Role title
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Luigi's Mansion (GameCube) - Main role for Luigi - Mario has been abducted.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube) - Japan and North America release - Spin off/Cameo
  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance) - Japan release - Remake of Main Role Title

Mario and FLUDD in Super Mario Sunshine

 

2002

  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance) - Release outside Japan - Remake of Main Role Title
  • Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube) - Main Role
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance) - Remake of title in which Mario is a Baby and has a main role in the story but the player controls Yoshi.
  • Mario Party 4 (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off

2003

  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Game Boy Advance) - Remake of Main role game
  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario Party 5 (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Game Boy Advance) - Main Role - RPG Title

2004

  • Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party (Arcade) - Spin off
  • Mario Golf: Advance Tour (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Game Boy Advance) - Main Role
  • Super Mario Bros. (Classic NES Series) (Game Boy Advance e-Reader) - Remake of Main Role
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GameCube) - Main Role - RPG Title
  • Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Dr. Mario (Classic NES Series) (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Mario Power Tennis (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Wrecking Crew (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (GBA) - Japan only GBA - Remake of Main Role, The Lost Levels was released as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan!
  • Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS) - Japan and North America release - Remake of Main Role

2005

  • Mario Power Tennis (GameCube) - European release - Spin off
  • Mario Party Advance (Game Boy Advance) - Remake/Spin off
  • Yoshi Touch & Go (Nintendo DS) - Spin off
  • Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Mario Superstar Baseball (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario Tennis: Power Tour (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off
  • Mario Party 6 (GameCube) - Australia and Europe release - Spin off
  • Super Princess Peach (Nintendo DS) - Japan release - Mario is the abductee, and Peach the starring role - Semi Spin off
  • Mario Party 7 (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario Kart DS (Nintendo DS) - Spin off though you can choose to play as Mario or Luigi
  • Super Mario Strikers (GameCube) - Spin off
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS) - Main Role - RPG Title
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP (Arcade) international release - Spin off
  • NBA Street V3 (GameCube) Mario is a playable character - Semi-Main Role in Spin-off game
  • SSX on Tour (GameCube) Mario is a playable character - Semi-Main Role in Spin-off game

2006

  • Mario Party 7 (GameCube) - European and Australia release - Spin off
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo DS) - European and Australia release - Main Role - RPG Title
  • Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS) - Chinese release - Main Role
  • Super Princess Peach (Nintendo DS) - release outside Japan - Mario is the abductee - Semi Main Role
  • New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS) - Main Role
  • Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (Nintendo DS) Mario is a playable character - Spin off
  • Game & Watch Collection (Nintendo DS) - Spin off
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Nintendo DS) - Main Role
  • Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (Game Boy Advance) - Spin off

2007

  • Mario Kart 64 (Virtual Console (N64)) - Spin off though you can play as Mario or Luigi
  • Super Paper Mario (Wii) April 9, 2007 - Main Role - RPG Title
  • Mario Party 8 (Wii) May 29, 2007 North America - Spin off
  • Mario Strikers Charged (Wii) - July 30, 2007 - Spin off
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Nintendo DS) Release outside America - Mario is a supporting character - Semi-main role
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS, Wii) - November 6, 2007 (U.S. Release) - Spin off
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) November 12, 2007 (USA) - Main Role
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (Arcade) - 2007 (Japan) - Main Role
  • Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS) - November 19, 2007 - Spin off
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Virtual Console (NES)) - Remake of Main Role

Mario floating in space, near a big Mario shaped planetoid in Super Mario Galaxy

 

2008

  • Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - April 27, 2008 (USA) - Spin off though you can play as Mario or Luigi
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - March 9, 2008 (USA) - Spin off/Cameo
  • Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) - August 25th, 2008 (USA) - Spin off

2009

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) - October 13, 2009 (USA) - Spin off
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - November 15, 2009 - Main Role
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console) - December 21, 2009 - Spin off
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS) September 14, 2009 (USA) - Main Role - RPG Title

2010

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - May 23, 2010 (USA) - Main Role
  • Game and Watch Collection 2 (Nintendo DS) - Spin-off Minigame compilation
  • Super Mario Allstars 25th Anniversary edition (Nintendo Wii) - Main Role
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini Land Mayhem (Nintendo DS) - Main Role
  • Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - Spin off and Mario as a playable character

2010 onwards - the very successful Wii and DS make way for their predecessors, the Wii U and 3DS.

 

2011

  • Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 18th November - Main Role
  • Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 4th of December - Spin off
  • Fortune Street (Wii) - Spin off

Wii U Controllers

The Wii U Basic (left) and the Wii U Premium Deluxe (right)

 

2012

  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 1st March - Spin off
  • Mario Party 9 (Wii) - Global release by 26th of April - Spin off
  • Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 25th of May - Spin off
  • New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 19th of August - Main Role
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 8th of December - Main Role
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) - Global release by 8th of December - Spin off
  • New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U) - Global release by December 12th - Main Role

2013

  • Mario Kart Arcade DX (Arcade game) - Spin off
  • Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon - Global release by 28th of March - Main Role
  • Game & Wario (Wii U) - Global release by 23rd June - Spin off
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (Nintendo e-Shop) - Global release by 24th of July - Spin off
  • Mario and Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 11th of August - Main Role
  • New Super Luigi U (Wii U) - Global release by 25th August -Main Role
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) - Global release by 30th November - Main Role
  • NES Remix (Wii U) - Global release on eShop by 19th December - Compilation
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U) - Global release by 5th December - Spin off

2014

  • NES Remix 2 (Wii U) - Global release on eShop by 25th April - Compilation
  • Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo 3DS) - Global release by 3rd of May - Spin off
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) - Global release by May 20th - Spin off
  • Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) - Global release by 31st May - Spin off
  • Yoshi's New Island (3DS) - Global release by 24th of July - Main Role
  • Super Smash Bros (Nintendo 3DS) - Release TBA - Spin off
  • Super Smash Bros (Wii U) - Release TBA - Spin off
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) - Release TBA - Main Role

2015

  • Mario Maker (Wii U) - Main Role / Editor
  • Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U) - Main Role
  • Mario Party 10 (Wii U) - Spin off
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Wii U) - Spin off