With celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. underway and the upcoming release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars next week, we thought it would be the perfect time to conduct a survey of Nintendo Life readers to find out the definitive ranking of the 3D Mario games. Similar to our recent reader-ranked poll of the best Final Fantasy games (on Nintendo systems), we’re asking you lovely lot to rate the 3D Mario games you’ve played from the shortlist below.
We’ve included all the mainline 3D Marios, including the DS remake of Super Mario 64—the first way to play Mario 64 officially on a handheld with new playable characters and mini-games—in addition to 3D Land and 3D World (which is coming to Switch next February in the expanded form of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury). Those latter entries may not offer the same style of open exploration as the others, but their respective titles leave little doubt that they belong on this shortlist.
Registered Nintendo Life users can click on the stars below and rate the games out of 10. Much like our Top 50 platform polls, the resulting ranking (which we’ll publish soon) is created from those fluid NL User Ratings and is therefore subject to change, even after publication. If you’ve previously rated these games in our database, thank you! If you’re in the middle of a Mario adventure and don’t want to rate it yet, that’s no problem – you can add your score to the game at any time in the future and it will still count and potentially influence the ranking.
If you’re interested in our opinion, feel free to check out our ranked list of the mainline Mario series (including 2D). Otherwise, it’s time to crack on with rating the 3D entries. Everyone ready? Here we go!
Rate each 3D Super Mario game:
Click the stars below to rate out of 10 each Super Mario game you’ve played:
Thanks for rating! We’ll be finding out the results next week, but remember: much like our platform Top 50s, the list here is fluid, so even if you miss out on voting before the results are revealed, you can still influence the ranking after publication.