5 Of The Best Mario Games You Can Enjoy On The Switch

Choose the Mario game for you.
Choose the Mario game for you. Nintendo

When talking about video games, the majority of players are likely to mention Super Mario Bros. as an inspiration or favorite. It is not surprising to know that the franchise, particularly Super Mario 64, has been credited with revolutionizing the platforming genre. The game's graphics, music, and characters have also become a large influence in pop culture.

Over the years, different games starring the titular Mario have been released. In honor of Super Mario Bros. and more than three decades of being part of gaming, we look at some of the Mario titles you can play on the Nintendo Switch.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

This one is a treat for fans as it offers two games in one package. Young and less experienced players can go for New Super Mario Bros. U. It comes with new characters that have been optimized for such players. Those who want the harder and faster version can choose to play New Super Luigi U. This game comes with three extra modes which are Boost Rush, Challenges, and Coin Battle. You can mix up gameplay and add replayability, while at the same time increase the difficulty if you want some challenge.

Two-in-One offer.
Two-in-One offer. Nintendo

Super Mario Party

This game is inspired by the original four-player Mario Party series board game mode. Players can choose were to move and even which Dice Block to roll. Players also get to test their skills in sets of five minigames through the new Mariothon mode. With this you get to see just how good you are compared to other players around the world. There are a total of 80 new minigames with each offering different experiences from free-for-alls, to 2 vs 2, and even 1 vs 3. There is also a mode known as Toad's Rec Room where you get to pair up to two Switch systems then lay them side-by-side on a flat surface much like an actual tabletop game.

Bringing back board game elements.
Bringing back board game elements. Nintendo

Super Mario Maker 2

Serving as a sequel to Super Mario Maker, this version is exclusive for the Switch. The game style is different given that you can do things here that you aren't able to do in any other Mario game. In Super Mario Maker 2 you're allowed to "break" the rules and use a wide array of parts, tools, and customization options all to create a side-scrolling Super Mario course that you could only dream of. If you don't have time to make your own course, there are more than 100 built-in courses available along with challenges made by the community.

Make your own course.
Make your own course. Nintendo

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020

Set to released this November, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 allows you to celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games using your favorite characters. There are at least 30 games, both in 2D and 3D, that you can choose from. Sports include karate, sport climbing, soccer, boxing, and track and field, to name a few. Recently Nintendo revealed that it is adding Dream Events. To make the game even more exciting, you get to play as characters from the Mario and Sonic universes like Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Sonic, and even Dr. Egg Man.

Compete and win.
Compete and win. Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We can't discuss Mario games without mentioning this one. This ultimate brawl game lets you play anytime and anywhere and use a wide range of characters. Players can choose to play as Mario or characters from other Nintendo games like Pikachu and Bayonetta, to name a few. You also get to battle on different stages from all different kinds of games. If you have trouble choosing which one, you can go for the Stage Morph option which transforms one stage into another while fighting.

Join the battle.
Join the battle. Nintendo
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