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Keep this page? Or no.[edit]

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canceled by proposer
I wouldn't consider this a TPP, so here is what this is.

Ok. So do we really need to have a Super Mario (series) page? The Mario series page has better coverage on the games in this article. So, keep this page? Or don't keep this page.

Proposer: Supremo78 (talk)
Proposed Deadline: July 20, 2011, 23:59
Date Withdrawn: July 16, 2011


  1. Goomba's Shoe15 (talk) we have articles on every other sub-series so why not have one on this
  2. Xzelion (talk) – Per Goomba's Shoe15.
  3. DKPetey99 (talk) Not like I spent an hour working on it. BTW, there is a construction template, I'm still working on it. It's kinda like the DK (series) page.
  4. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Sure.

No Keep[edit]

  1. YoshiGo99 (talk)Per Supremo78


The Super Mario series is not and shouldn't be considered a sub-series. In Japan, Mario is called Super Mario. Also, over there, games such as Super Mario Bros. are considered in the Mario series. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif

I just want to point out, this is the biggest sub-series in the Mario series. I'm still working on it! If this fails, the Mario Baseball series will be merged with the Mario series, as well as all of the other series. And @Supremo78, on the Mario series page, one of the sub-series is called the Super Mario series. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 16:38, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

Well still. I don't think we need to make one of these. But if this fails, sorry for my stupidity. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif
@Supremo your vote is invalid cause you have no reason Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
"Well Still" isn't a very convincing counter-argument either. Mario riding YoshiXzelionETC 16:42, 6 July 2011 (EDT)
How are you perring yourself if there is not valid reason? DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 16:44, 6 July 2011 (EDT)
He can per himself if he made the proposal he's peering his proposal Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
Rather than deleting it right off the bat, why not let it run it's course as an article under construction. Of course at this point in time the Mario series page is going to have better information. Mario riding YoshiXzelionETC
Okay then. This is my opinion. The Super Mario (series) shouldn't be created partly because its just like a mini Mario (franchise). It already says that the games on the Mario series page that those games are in the Super Mario series. And really, people don't consider there is a Super Mario series. When they think about Super Mario Bros., they think Mario (series), not Super Mario (series). And like said before, this is like a mini Mario series page. If you still want to have it, make it a subsection of the Mario series article. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif

There already is a subsection in the Sub-series section on the page. It is not a mini Mario series due to the fact it features all of the games with "Super Mario" in it. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 16:49, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

I have no more argument, so I remove my vote. Tadaa!2.gifSupremoTadaaa!.gif

Shouldn't Super Mario Land and Super Mario 64 DS be added to this article? Bspald95 (talk) 16:41, 28 August 2012 (EDT)

Never mind. Bspald95 (talk) 17:41, 5 September 2012 (EDT)

Deletion Template[edit]

If anyone puts up a delete template again, I'm goanna flip! DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 17:04, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

Who deleted section on playable characters. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 17:10, 6 July 2011 (EDT)


Do you really think that the virtual console ports should be treated as separate games? I mean, just because Super Mario Bros. is released on the Wii, that doesn't mean it's a new game in the series. I think that we should remove the virtual console section from here and make the 30 games in this series become 23.


I counted and there should only be fourteen.WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.pngEmperorLuigi115WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.png

SM3DL's Location[edit]

Shouldn't Super Mario 3D Land be in the Super Mario Land series article.

Meta KnightonHalberd.jpg Commander Code-8 Artwork of Waluigi, from Mario Kart Wii.

No, since the game is considered to be in the mainstream series, not the Super Mario Land series. Bop1996 (Talk)

Should Super Paper Mario be in this? It has mostly platforming levels.--Artwork of Yoshi for Mario Party 4Yoshidude99 16:36, 23 April 2012 (EDT)

No, SPM should not be in this. A Super Mario game is basically a Mario 100% platformer with the name Super Mario in it that has no sign to be in another sub-series, and SPM fits NO part of that description. WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.pngEmperorLuigi115WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.png

New 3D Super Mario[edit]

I read on a website that a new 3D super Mario is being made for the Wii U. Here it is.

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I got 2 more sites. Here they are.

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I added the first one to the Mario game series.

Electrical Bowser jr. (talk) 10:01, 28 July 2012 (EDT)Electrical Bowser jr.

Yet another site, this ones talking about a leak that they're making a 3D Super Mario called Super Mario World 3. WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.pngEmperorLuigi115WiiU NewMarioU 3 char03 E3.png

That has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo before it has a place here.

I think it's SMS2, because they are making a sequal to Luigi's Mansion and it seems ilogical to not make a sequal to a comparable game that was more popular in the first place. If you look in the beta elements section of SMG there is a sprite of Mario from SMS; some say it's a place holder, but I say otherwise... Also, Club Nintendo Fans and other Mario fans a like have been demanding a sequal for a long time. The WiiU would be a perfect fit (Check out on this theory.) I am NOT comfirming this, but it seems more than likley.. --Lcc98 (talk) 13:25, 31 January 2013 (EST)Lcc98 talk

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 07:25, 1 December 2012 (EST)
The title may be fake, but we can't deny the fact that Nintendo is already working on a new 3D Mario game for the Wii U which is the upcoming Super Mario installment. Nintendo developers (the Super Mario Galaxy team that worked on Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D Land) already stated they are.--Prince Ludwig (talk) 10:57, 1 December 2012 (EST)

The Lost Levels[edit]

I'm not, underline not, saying we have to get rid of the Japanese Super Mario 2, but is considered an official part of the series in America? My reason being is that it's not mentioned AT ALL in the Super Mario 25th Anniversary Limited Edition extras and it's not in the 25th Anniversary video (both American version). Also, it never got an official release other than All-Stars and Virtual Console. KoopaKiller13 (talk) 19:57, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

I don't really see why t matters whether or not its an official part of the American series, because where was Mario created? EmperorLuigi115 (talk) 12:59, 22 September 2012 (EDT)

SMW2: Yoshi's Island a main game?[edit]

In the same interview Miyamoto confirmed the Koopalings weren't Bowser's children, he also made an interesting statement about SMW2: YI, he commented the game was initially intended to be part of the [main] Mario series, before the Yoshi series actually begun. According to him, the developers consider this a game of the [main] Super Mario series.


New Argumented Reality Mario Themed Game[edit]

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that's not something we should put on this page, say that on Mario (franchise) cause that has nothing to do with the main series. Hearty_Laughter_by_KokinhoKokeiro.gifKingfawful4321

Super Mario Land?[edit]

Is there any specific reason the Super Mario Land games are not considered part of the main series? 05:39, 4 July 2013 (EDT)


Quick question, but why is Super Mario Bros. Special not considered part of the Super Mario series? -- 15:43, 7 July 2013 (EDT)

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review Links[edit]

The Gamespot review link did not send me directly to the review.

The link in the page is:;title;0.

The actual review link is

For someone who is able to edit this article, please fix this link. --Marrow (talk) 12:11, 30 November 2014 (EST)

Upcoming Game?[edit]

On the page, it says that there is an upcoming Super Mario game. Don't we need a source for this? If there is, can someone send me a link to it?

The Super Mario Land games are confirmed canon by Nintendo[edit]

Nintendo on their Japanese 30th anniversary website has posted "the history of the super mario series." All the games considered canon are still on the list, however the Super Mario Land games (specifically the first mario land and six golden coins)are added. Since this is indeed an official source by Nintendo, we have no choice but to edit this and the "Super Mario Land series" article to fit this official picture by Nintendo. If there is any reason why we should deny this official source please speak up. Here is the official source. Thenintendostooge (talk)

Here's the US link, too:

It seems Nintendo changed their minds about the Super Mario Land games being canon. However, it only applies to Super Mario Land 1 and 2- not counting additional sequels or spin-offs. That makes Daisy, Tatanga and Wario confirmed canon characters, at least for the time being.

However, note that the US list omits Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels from the list- this suggests the canon is subjective even to Nintendo. Mariofanatic64 (talk)

Agreed. I think we should say that the lost levels are canon even in the U.S despite the American version of the site. The Japanese is the source of Mario, so it might only be fair to call canon the original source material. Thenintendostooge (talk)

These things might change from time to time, but it's the company's current view that should be reflected on the article. Additional footnotes can be used for disambiguation of some entries' position or for noting changes in Nintendo's stance over time (something that should also be documented), or the different viewpoints of what consists a main entry (like how, for example, Yoshi's Island was developed for the purpose of expanding the Super Mario series, even though it ended up spinning-off its own series). -- 08:48, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

That makes sense. We should edit the article based on Nintendo's current standpoint rather than our assumptions. We will have to clarify that both the Japanese and NA/EU canon are both different. I do find it interesting how Super Mario bros U.S.A (as called in Japan), is considered canon in the main Mario series in Japan, but Super Mario bros 2 ( the lost levels as called in America) are not considered canon in America. Since I am new to this site, I do not really know how to edit the article. Do we need to request permission? To who? Thenintendostooge (talk)

I have attempted to edit the page. There is still much need for the article to be edited to add the land titles. I have attempted to change some of the basic text to tell the reader that the first two Mario land titles are apart of the main series. If you could edit the page to completely fill in these games that would be appreciated. I am inexperienced with editing source code. Thank you. Thenintendostooge (talk) 10:44, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

This is a major change as it has repercussions for organization across the wiki and should be decided via proposal, not via one brief conversation with only two people involved. The last time this was proposed, it failed. Granted, that was years ago and there's new information to consider, but the fact that the discussion got that contentious last time just proves that you need to do this via proper channels this time too. - Walkazo 15:28, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

Proposals are only neccarey if there is question of if the material should be on the article. Size of change is not a reason as to why a proposal is needed. This is because size and importance of something is debatable and opinionated. A simple minor change could be small to one and huge to the other. Since Super Mario Wiki has nothing to say how big something has to be to be proposed, then according to the rules it is perfectly fine. Proposals so far should only be made if there is doubt or question about the material. Unless you doubt my source, then there is no one to question if it should or should not be there. If that is the case one has every right to post a fact when there is no opposition. Do you question my source? If my reasoning is not clear please explain. Thenintendostooge (talk) 4:58, 29 May 2015

Proposals are necessary for major changes that affect central pages or large numbers of pages, especially when there's a good possibility that some users may disagree. Including the SML games in the SM series is changing the definition of the central series of games, which is a big change under any reasonable measure, and it would potentially require the reorganization of hundreds of History sections across the wiki, which is unquestionably weighty as far as changes go. Furthermore, Nintendo has had conflicting stances on the matter over the years which should not be completely ignored in favour of this one new feature, and SML (and YI) games also have their own subseries apart from the SM series that spawned them, which adds to the awkwardness of how to approach dealing with them anywhere, so it's far from a cut and dry situation nomatter which way you slice it. Personally, I would say the SML games (and Yoshi's Island) should definitely be on this page, but still separated from the main games so that we can avoid reorganizing everything to be consistent, and to reflect the past ambivalence about their classification. - Walkazo 17:46, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

Although Nintendo's canon stances have changed over the years, it is up to Super Mario wiki to keep updated on the current canon Nintendo says is canon to stay relevant to the current Mario lore and history. The situation may be different if Nintendo were to constantly switch up which games are and are not apart of the main series. However, since it has been officially added, there is no need to doubt whether or not they will keep the Land games as part of the main series. Furthermore, if you will still deny me then I will propose. Though if you want me to propose you will need to tell me how, so that this official information can be apart of the wiki for all to understand. Thenintendostooge (talk) 6:13, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

We also have to organize the information in the most effective way; I agree that the SML games should be on this page, but separated, like how the ports and remakes are separated, despite past Nintendo-produced rundowns of the series including some of them (and not mentioning others at all, while the new one mentions none), in order to keep things clear and manageable, both here and across the wiki. MarioWiki:Proposals explains what to do, and you can also look at archived proposals to get a better idea of how proposals are written and run. This proposal would go in the "Changes" section. I also recommend making three option headers, rather than just "support" and "oppose" - i.e. one for full inclusion (here and in wiki organization standards), one for partial inclusion (i.e. what I'm suggesting, to include them here, but separate and not forcing reorganization across the wiki), and one for no inclusion (only because there has to be a "no change" option). - Walkazo 19:58, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for the help. But I disagree with putting the Land games in their own section like remakes. If Nintendo says they are main Mario titles then they should be categorized as such. Not based on our assumptions. Thenintendostooge (talk) 10:29, 29 May 2015

Lots of work to do[edit]

Knowing that the first two Super Mario Land games are now apart of the main series. There is a lot of editing to do. Such examples as turing "New Super Mario Bros. is the eighth installment in the Super Mario series." Into "New Super Mario Bros. is the tenth game in the Super Mario series. " We will also have to add the titles to the "Main" list. Thenintendostooge (talk) 01:28, 29 May 2015 (EDT)

Create a New Super Mario Bros. (series) page[edit]

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do not create 11-14
I think, with 4 games and 1 extension game, we should create an article about New Super Mario Bros. sub-series. Why we can not talk about since Article about some sub-series, like the Donkey Kong Country (series) being sub-series of Donkey Kong (series), I read a Iwata Ask about New Super Mario Bros. Wii (I think or was it one of New Super Mario Bros.), is one reason why the team believes New Super Mario Bros. a new type of game to the Super Mario Bros. grind because of the 2.5D graphics and it was the reason they stuck the word "New" on the game's title. So, why not?

Proposer: LudwigVon (talk)
Deadline: July 14, 2015, 23:59 GMT Extended: July 21, 2015, 23:59 GMT


  1. LudwigVon (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. Mister Wu (talk) By looking at naming, design choices (including art and gameplay), and the developer interviews found at "Iwata Asks", I think that the Mario series of platformers is now split in three branches:
    • The New Super Mario series ("New" Mario games in that are 2.5D platformers with gameplay and design decisions similar to the one used in the old Super Mario Bros. games (especially 3 and 4, known as World in the West), with goal posts to be reached or bosses to be beaten within a defined amount of time to complete the stage;
    • the main series (now known as "Super Mario Galaxy" series in, which is a series of fully 3D platformers with unrestrained movements of the main character started with Super Mario 64 and continued with Super Mario Sunshine and then Super Mario Galaxy, with a new gameplay based mainly around finding and collecting special items that, when collected within stages, mark a subpart of that stage as completed and make the player return to the main hub stage;
    • the "Super Mario 3D" series (distinguished from the Super Mario Galaxy series in, which is a a series of fully 3D platformers with unrestrained movements of the main character started with Super Mario 3D Land, and based on a more linear gameplay reminescent of the original Super Mario Bros. games, with a goal post to be reached within a defined time to complete the stage.
    There are of course elements common to all three series (e.g. powerups that "transform" the main character giving new abilities, optional collectibles in each stage, recurring enemies), and the Super Mario 3D series might be seen as an evolution of super Mario Galaxy 2, still I think that we should really consider making this distinction in the Wiki as well, which also means creating a page about the "New Super Mario Bros." series.
  3. Bazooka Mario (talk) I do believe that games that have "New Super Mario Bros." in them follow the same coherent themes and gameplay, even more so than Super Mario Land series (which has a page, as I stated in the comments below). Additionally, games under the "New Super Mario Bros." tag have their own themes and art style, so they're more similar to each other than they are to the pre New Super Mario Bros. 2D platformers. To counter the slippery slope argument, the 64/Sunshine/Galaxy games are radically different from one another, and Galaxy 2 is not enough for a "Super Mario Galaxy" series. As for the the 2D-into-3D platformers, we don't have enough games to also consider it its own series. Invoking Super Mario 3D Galaxy is only hypothetical and does not solve organizational problems, nor does it have any bearing on this topic. Even if we did have Super Mario 3D Galaxy, it would most likely fall within "3D Land/World" style anyhow, and that would probably be the grounds to create articles on those games. Anyhow, stating that these pages will get redundant, but we'd have to consider the other subseries pages including Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Land, and this page. So, it's still not a problem of this getting its own page, it would be the problem of all those subseries pages.
  4. Magikrazy (talk) As long as the games are still counted as Super Mario games, yes. I do believe these games are similar enough to warrant a subseries page.
  5. Lumastar (talk) My opinion pretty much matches Magikrazy's. Keep the games on this page but also give them their own article.
  6. Tails777 (talk) This thought has crossed my mind multiple times and honestly, I see fair reasons why this sub series should have an article. I mean these games share more similarities than most other games in the main series (and by similarities I mean I'm pretty much playing the same game five times).
  7. Pyro Guy (talk) Per all. The "New" series are similar and based on the base games, but they have enough differences to be considered different.
  8. Robokoopa (talk) Per all, especially Pyro Guy.
  9. The Super Mario Super User (talk) We have a Mario Kart page, a Mario Party page, a Mario Golf page, a Mario Tennis page, a Paper Mario page, a Mario & Luigi page, why no New Super Mario Bros.? There are (correct me if I'm wrong) 4 games in the series, and it just needs to be done.
  10. Bwburke94 (talk) Per all, under the rationale that New Super Mario Bros. is its own subseries by now.
  11. Binarystep (talk) Per all.


  1. Chocolate Mario (talk) I think we've had a proposal like this in the past, and I believe that the NSMB games aren't really different enough from the old 2D platformers (SMB3, World and the like) to merit them as a separate series. Donkey Kong Country has different mechanics from some other DK games, but NSMB is almost the same as old games but...with new levels and a few new items and enemies, and the graphics have been updated. But the core gameplay hasn't significantly changed. So I can't see how that justifies creating a separate page for NSMB.
  2. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Per Chocolate Mario.
  3. Andymii (talk) Essentially, the only hint towards a new series is the word "New.", as the gameplay is still pretty much the same as always. It's like saying Super Mario Bros. 1-3 is a different series as Super Mario World because World lacks the number 4 in it's name. It's basically the Mario version of the Donkey Kong Country Returns games.
  4. PowerKamek (talk) Per all.
  5. BabyLuigi64 (talk) We actually did have a proposal about this; Per all opposing reasons there.
  6. Walkazo (talk) - Been mulling this over since I was on the fence, but yeah, gonna listen to my gut and vote "no" on this, like how I opposed the past proposals. The NSMB games are no more different than the other 2D platformers as SMB2 (except graphically, but as seen in Super Mario Maker, that's pretty superficial), and certainly not more different than when you compare the SM64-type games to SMB etc. And most worrisomely to me it that it opens the door to iffier subseries pages being made too, and even the splitting of History sections, which we emphatically don't want; the "there's already a subseries page" argument gives the pro-splitters a foot in the door, and will probably led to more attempts due to the perceived inconsistency between the series pages and the organizational aspect of the wiki: better to be consistent. And upon further consideration, we don't actually have an example of a completely nested subseries getting its own page, so this would be a new precedent: SML is separate from both SM and WL, thanks to YI, SMA is not completely contained within SM, and while there are separate DKC/DKL series pages despite them being grouped together in History sections (but not templates or categories currently), there's no umbrella page (the overall DK series is more like the overall Mario series page). And to a lesser extent I tand by my final argument in the older proposals, in that we should focus on making extant series pages less crappy, rather than piling on redundant new ones to neglect.
  7. RandomYoshi (talk) – I really don't like creating new articles just for the sake of creating new articles, which is what this seems to be all about. Furthermore, the New Super Mario Bros. games are not that much more different from the mainline Super Mario games. If your argument that they differ enough is that the titles in the New Super Mario Bros. series contain Star Coins, plot twist, Super Mario World already had a similar mechanic, whilst Super Mario Advance also had specific coins that could be collected in a similar fashion. Furthermore, the inclusion of Red Coins in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe's challenge mode further cements my belief that the creation of a New Super Mario Bros. series page is absolutely unnecessary. I would also write something about how the categorisation of these new pages, and how this would open the floodgates for new series pages to be created, but it appears that Walkazo has already illustrated opinions that are similar to my own in this instance, so I have to say per Walkazo on those points.
  8. Boo4761 (talk) Per all, especially Pi, Chocolate Mario, Walkazo, and BabyLuigi64.
  9. Warioad (talk) I think this would eliminate our Mario timeline of platforming games, but whether or not I am corrected on that point, I also support Walkazo in this and preceding proposals.
  10. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per Chocolate Mario.
  11. Time Turner (talk) Per all.
  12. Jazama (talk) Per all
  13. L151 (talk) Per all.
  14. Lemon Meringue (talk) Per everyone.


Shouldn't New Super Luigi U also be included in this new page, if it is to be created? RandomYoshi (talk) 13:26, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

Yes, since New Super Luigi U being a extension game of New Super Mario Bros. U.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 13:30, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

So would you want the games separated in Histories and such, or would it be like how SMA has a series page, but all its entries are just part of the overall SM series (even when they're being listed separately from the originals because of new content situations), or how DKC and DKL both have series pages but get lumped together into one overall DKC/L series (while DK64 and the other games are separate)? Because I would be totally against splitting up the Histories, templates, categories and whatnot. And I'm still a bit wary even just on the series page front because then it could be argued we also need a SMB sub-series page, and one for 64/Sunshine/Galaxy - and potentially future ones for the "3D" series if World is followed up by something else (probably 3D Galaxy, as another crossover, and then that'd also make folks wonder if we should get a specific SMG sub-(sub-)series page... At some point, all the extra pages starts getting redundant, and just adds to the pile of stuff we need to maintain. - Walkazo 14:37, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

No, i don't want like you say splitting the histories, templates, categories from the SM series. But, like you say, it would be like how DKC and DKL both have series pages from the DK series. I don't really think we need one for the 64/sunshine/galaxy or even 3D series, because they share mostly the same thing from being 3D and they are mostly for search a star-like item. The 3D series like Land and World is mostly look like a crossover from 2D games and 3D games.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 15:18, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

I think it's better if we leave it as it is. I'm not too fond of invoking hypothetical slippery slopes. But it's already confusing where 64/Sunshine/Galaxy should be categorized (along with the 3D Terraqueous Macrocosm games). New Super Mario Bros. as its own sub-subseries might work since they all fall within a particular style and naming convention, but it does leave questions about Super Mario Bros. 1-3 and stuff like Super Mario Land 3 and Super Mario World 2. As for Galaxies and 3D Terraqueous Macrocosm, well, there aren't enough games yet since it's a game and its sequel. I'd be concerned if we ever get a third game including 3D Terraqueous Galaxy. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 16:00, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

New Super Mario Bros. is no more deserving of its own series page than the rebooted Retro Studios Donkey Kong Country, or if Nintendo decided to make sequels (not sequel) for Yoshi's New Island. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 10:18, 1 July 2015 (EDT)

And what about Super Mario Land? It has three games and a discontinued Virtual Boy game, yet it has its own page. It's much more loosely tied than New Super Mario Bros., which, without a doubt, has a coherent naming convention and similar artstyles to each other. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 14:51, 1 July 2015 (EDT)
To me, Super Mario Land is more obviously a spinoff (everything in the games are so different, and it doesn't follow the "Super Mario Bros." naming) while New Super Mario Bros. is a continuation of the original series, like Donkey Kong Country Returns. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 19:43, 1 July 2015 (EDT)
Super Mario Land has little influence in the Mario series as a whole, but it's still coherent enough (its storyline, for instance) to have its own sub series article. Donkey Kong Country Returns and Tropical Freeze are a different case, and they're much more drastic than New Super Mario Bros. revival (Kremlings?). New Super Mario Bros. are treated as their own set of games now, as "New" used to imply and pander to nostalgia, but that it has been used for 4 subsequent games/extensions feels significant for me. You don't see "Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze", do you? Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 02:41, 3 July 2015 (EDT)
"Super Mario Land has little influence in the Mario series as a whole, but it's still coherent enough (its storyline, for instance) to have its own sub series article." Exactly. That's why, to me, Super Mario Land is obviously a sub-series, while I feel NSMB is just a continuation of the original games. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 10:55, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

@Mister Wu: Three branches? Where would pre New Super Mario Bros. 2D platformers go? The Super Mario Wiki equivalent of a taxonomical dumping ground? And are we really going to name the cluster of 3D Mario platformers that isn't 3D Terraqueous Macrocosm the "Super Mario Galaxy series"? As for the significance of New Super Mario Bros., we do, however, have a page on Super Mario Land (series)... Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 14:48, 1 July 2015 (EDT)

Well, to be honest, I already implicitly classified them as the old "Super Mario Bros. series" ;-). Anyway, since as you pointed out the Super Mario 3D series only has 2 games and the main series started with Super Mario 64 in itself had quite a few changes before becoming what is described by the developers as the series of "Super Mario Galaxy" games, I think in those cases just a reorganization of the page and the template in these 3+1 (or just 3, if we consider Super Mario 64 as the continuation of the Super Mario Bros. series) branches would be nice, although not really mandatory, in order to point out the similarities between games and clarify which should be the proper sequel of which.--Mister Wu (talk) 19:12, 1 July 2015 (EDT)
I suppose so, but I wouldn't be all-out supporting marrying 64/Sunshine/Galaxy even though they're 3D platformers that share a similar logo style, which suggests that they're similar in a way... Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 02:41, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

@Andymii:in my opinion the argument is quite flawed because Super Mario World is Super Mario Bros. 4. The name was dropped in the West but in Japan there never was this distinction between Super Mario Bros. 1-3 and Super Mario World, even in the name. In the case of the New Super Mario Bros. series, it is the developer themselves who are making this distinction, even though the gameplay is so similar that New Super Mario Bros. U is in Super Mario Maker along with the Super Mario Bros. games. After all, it is difficult to ignore that, before New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine were released, and if I'm not mistaken those were considered the proper continuation of the Super Mario Bros. series, with New Super Mario Bros. coming later to offer again the gameplay of the old 2D games without being just a port or an improved version.--Mister Wu (talk) 16:21, 2 July 2015 (EDT)

Andymii: It's a combination of factors, not just naming convention. Naming just reinforces the games' grouping. All New Super Mario Bros. games have the same art style, music style (bahs), gameplay (controller schemes have remained consistent; same items including Red Coin Rings, Blue P-Switches; physics), and a few other things. The New Super Mario Bros. games, as I've pointed out, have more in common with each other than Super Mario Bros. 1-3 have with themselves. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 00:13, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

Of course the games are similar. When SMB 1-3 were being developed, they were still advancing and trying to make improvements, which explains all the changes and improvements you see going even from SMB to SMB3. (although in Super Mario Bros. 2's case, it wasn't supposed to be a Mario game in the first place) --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 12:52, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Just a question: what makes the NSMB series distinct enough from the classic SMB series (barring 2 and including TLL, I suppose)? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Idk, I personally think the Bahs and art style is no big difference. Again, as I've said, if we're going to make the "New" Mario games a sub-series, why doesn't SMB 1-3 also get their own sub-series as well? --Andymii (talk) 13:15, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

I do not consider that SMB 1, 2, 3 and World should have their sub-series page, because they are different from each others, SMB1 had 4 levels per world, Bowser Impostor is battle and you rescue Toad who always say that the princess is in another castle, except World 8. SMB2 takes place in Subcon and the end of the game imply it was Mario's dream, SMB3 take place in Mushroom World, you need to rescue the Mushroom King in each world and Peach in World 8 (aka Dark Land) and SMW take place in Dinosaur Land, you need to rescue Yoshi's friend and rescue Peach's mysterious kidnap. Also, each game have a different end-of-level (goal pole in SMB, battle with Birdo/Boss in SMB2, Card Panel in SMB3, Giant Gate in SMW. The NSMB series are mostly different from these games, because of the art style, the 2.5D, the "bah" in music and the game always take place in the Mushroom Kingdom and the world's theme is always the same in each game (plains, desert, water, forest, snow, mountain, cloud). Also, you only need to rescue Peach in this games and found all star coin and the 5 games always end with a Goal Pole in levels.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 13:39, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

@Pyro Guy: What exactly are the differences? I know they are there, but how significant are they? Andymii (talk) 13:00, 5 July 2015 (EDT)


Do we really need four versions of the Super Mario logo? We have one being used for the info box, and then three variations of it at the top. Two of them are just repeats of the other two, but with a different colouring or placement. UserPyroGuy.png (T · C) 03:40, 23 July 2015 (EDT)

I know it's long overdue for an answer, but my answer is no. This stuff should be saved for a gallery section. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 01:39, 4 October 2015 (EDT)

Create a New Super Mario Bros. (series) page -2nd Try-[edit]

Settledproposal.svg This talk page proposal has already been settled. Please do not edit any of the sections in the proposal. If you wish to discuss the article, do so in a new header below the proposal.

do not create 1-8
I know it will perhaps be boring to bring a proposal that was closed in July, but with new wiki users and new arguments I would like to share what’s could possibly change. For my part, I sincerely believe that the New Super Mario Bros line of games deserves an article for his own series. The team working in this line of games explained in an Iwata Ask the reason of having hung the word "New" in the name and it was because of the 2.5D and that's why they say it is a new type of game. I don’t think we should drop the argument of the producers. Then another of my arguments it’s that I do not believe that New Super Mario Bros. Is a continuity of the old Super Mario Bros, because each games are entirely different, SMB1 being different from SMB2, which is also different from SMB3. When I play SMB1, I don’t think I’m playing the same type of game when I play SMB3, but when I play NSMBWii and NSMBU, it’s like I’m playing same game. Furthermore, I also believe that the old 2D games are the 3D games of today, because each of them have a place completely different and a different type of action from the previous (SMB1 happening in the Mushroom Kingdom, SMB2 in Subcon, SMB3 in the Mushroom World, SMW in Dinosaur Land, SM64 in Peach’s Castle, SMS in Isle Delfino, SMG and SMG2 in the galaxies) The NSMB line of games always have the same themes in the Mushroom Kingdom and each level will end with the Goal Pole. Each of the 2D games that are for me the 3D games of today finish a level by different method. Goal Pole for the first game, a boss to SMB2, a Goal Panel for SMB3 a Giant Gate for SMW, a star for SM64, a Shine Sprite for SMS and a Super Star for SMG and SMG2. Also, some sub-series have their page, there is no good reason why it would not be right for this one to have it. It'll perhaps open doors for other sub-series games article, but they can have the potential to have a article, it could allow those who only want to see the details about a sub-series in general to look for them than a article series that having a whole mash-up of game of a complete series. If you want to see NSMB games in general, you go to the article I request to create. About the Super Mario 3D Land and 3D World, I think it is a type of cross-over like Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam being a cross-over of Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi. As another argument, I believe that the first 2D games that are for me the 3D games of today, I think the developers are trying to differentiate the game for each one and they are trying to improve the game in every way, while NSMB game online are an interpretation of the first titles and they try not to make big changes set in. I think I have brought several arguments to convince that in my line NSMB game deserves its series of page like other sub-series have.

To resumed all this, that’s what I say :

  • The 2D games that appear to me like the 3D games of today are too much differente from each other to have their article for a sub-series.
  • If we want to look to something in general (eg : If I want to look for the Donkey Kong Country games, I always go to the Donkey Kong Country (series), because the Donkey Kong (series) is more of a mash-up of all games and it’s more harder to look only for what appear in the Donkey Kong Country (series).
  • The New Super Mario Bros. line of games appear to me not much different from each others
  • Super Mario Maker (well I didn’t talk about it in the big text above), they just placed four games platform and set of equipment for the four themes are consistent.

If this passed, that’s what a would make :

  • Create a article name « New Super Mario Bros. (series) », it would talk about the games, the main protagonists, the supporting characters, the main antagonists and major items (eg : star coins). New Super Luigi U will be included.
  • The games would not be separated from the games histories from the Super Mario (series) like Donkey Kong Country (series) is not separated in the games histories of the Donkey Kong (series).

Opposers : Give me a good reason why all others sub-series article exist and why this one could not.

Proposer: LudwigVon (talk)
Deadline: December 12, 2015, 23:59 GMT


  1. LudwigVon (talk) Per my proposal.


  1. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Donkey Kong Country, DK Land and Wario Land are sub-series of the Donkey Kong and Wario series respectively, but New Super Mario Bros. is pretty much a sub-series of a sub-series of a sub-series of the Mario series as a whole. Furthermore, Super Mario Land can be justified by this proposal, and finally Super Mario Advance is partially Yoshi series thanks to it remaking Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Also, per the last two proposals for creating an NSMB page.
  2. Walkazo (talk) - Per the opposition votes on the last time this unnecessary upheavel of the backbone of the wiki was attempted, and the time before that, aaaand the time before that too. There is no point having a NSMB subseries page because it is completely nested within the overall SM series page: anything that can be said about the NSMB games is already said on Super Mario (series), so why bother saying it again on yet another crappy series page? And if we make a NSMB subseries page, that will opens the door to subpages for other chunks of the SM series (and beyond), but they don't need them either, so no, that is NOT a precedent we want. Donkey Kong (series) and Wario (series) are like Mario (franchise) (and Yoshi (series)) in that they're the four main "partner series" that make up the franchise, hence Donkey Kong Country (series), Donkey Kong Land (series) and Wario Land (series) exist: they're equivalents of the SM series itself (as well as any given non-platformer spinoffs too, from Mario Kart to Dr. Mario), so you can't really try to compare them to a subset of SM games - it's crabapples to oranges. As for Super Mario Land (series) and Super Mario Advance (series), they're also different from NSMB, because they can't be nested within a single parent series: SMA has Yoshi's Island in there, and SML is a transition from SM to Wario Land and the first two are different enough from both that they get listed separately in History sections (but since SMA are all remakes, as long as the original games already have sections, they're just grouped in there too, same as any other remake). Speaking of which, History sections, categories and templates should be consistent with subseries pages: split out a NSMB series page, split it everywhere else too, or be inconsistent with every other series that's gotten a page so far (except the SMA remakes): either way, it is NOT something we want. The core games should all be at the tops of Histories, and all covered here: no redundant series page, no organizational inconsistencies, no opening of the floodgates to more hellish subseries discussions. We should just make the series pages we already have presentable and call it a day.
  3. Bazooka Mario (talk) I don't agree with Walkazo on everything, but before we descend into these kinds of proposals, we need to focus first on the quality of the (series) pages as a whole, as I've reiterated every single time these kinds of arguments get brought up. We have been extensively documenting the consistently poor quality of these kinds of articles and have not yet reached a final agreement on how they should be designed. It will be far more constructive to focus on the foundation of such pages than spending futile effort after futile effort on trying to do anything else with these crummy (series) pages.
  4. Boo4761 (talk) Per all the opposition votes on the previous proposals and these.
  5. RandomYoshi (talk) – Per myself in the above Oppose section.
  6. Roy Koopa (talk) There's Mario, Super Mario, and New Super Mario. Do we really need a page for a sub-sub-series? (in other words per all, especially BabyLuigi64)
  7. PowerKamek (talk) Per all the opposes in the last proposal of this. Walkazo said everything I needed to say.
  8. Marioguy (talk) Per all.


Instead of creating series and subseries pages (reading Walkazo's and Bazooka Mario's comments I now understand the issues) would a reorganization of the Super Mario series page made by grouping together the games pertaining to particular subseries be useful instead? After all the developers themselves recognize this kind of grouping, as Iwata Asks I linked to in the previous proposal showed, and it would aid recognizing games with similar features. Of course, the chronological criterion is good as well and is the one used in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., but I was still wondering if it would make sense to try such an arrangement.Mister Wu (talk) 08:37, 28 November 2015 (EST)

I find your opinion interesting and it would not let down the argument of developers. It would be strange that a professional wiki drops the opinion of those who work on the Mario series.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 09:51, 28 November 2015 (EST)
I still maintain that it would be better to stick to chronological order, rather than chopping the main series up into pieces, everywhere, rather than creating disagreements between how this page is organized compared how everything else on the wiki's organized. Nintendo changes its mind on how it deals with these games all the time, and we're under no obligation to blindly follow them one way or another, since our needs (an efficient, comprehensive way to organize all the info) don't always line up with theirs (i.e. they can ignore obscure 3rd party remakes from the 90s, we can't). On the public front, official timelines released for the 25th and 30th Anniversaries didn't divide the SM series up: all the games were side-by-side in one linear row, and if we want to take the lead from one style or another, we should use the one they're advertising the series to the public with, since that's what most fans will see and expect. Chronological order, plain and simple, is how every other series works around here: it's the most straightforward way to present the information, and it involves the least amount of judgement calls from us. It's worked perfectly fine for 5 years, and it should keep working just as well. - Walkazo (talk) 10:48, 28 November 2015 (EST)

Super Mario Maker?[edit]

Should Super Mario Maker be considered a mainstream game? It has the standard platforming and "Super Mario" in the name, but the levels are primarily user-generated. I wanted to get the community's opinions on the subject before adding it.--MarioManTAW (talk) 11:06, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

I think it's better off as a miscellaneous game. For starters, there's no official narrative in the game whatsoever; whereas every single mainstream Mario platformer has one. Super Mario Land has more in common than Super Mario Maker, and that has standard platforming and Super Mario in its name too, but we don't consider it part of the mainstream series. The user-generated content and primary focus around level creation is enough for it to be different than the mainstream ones, and I think there's too much debate whether it constitutes as one, so there's also that. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 11:48, 22 April 2016 (EDT)
For what it's worth, there has been a few relevant discussions on this. It's been argued that the series should be part of the mainstream games because of its name and gameplay, and it's listed alongside other similar games in the anniversary booklets (but Super Mario Land stuff is there too, and we don't group Super Mario Land for various reasons). On the other hand, this deviates strongly from the other mainstream games just by being a level maker tool thing rather than a traditional game, so you could make a case for that too. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 18:06, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

My edit[edit]

I know it's bad but fix it Arceus (talk) 12:35, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

No, I'm not fixing poor writing for you. First of all, your writing is subpar. I *think* you're a foreign speaker on here, but even so, there's a lot of errors in your writing; you need to capitalize "Super" in the "Super Mario series. Second, Super Mario Bros. 2 isn't a mod of Doki Doki Panic. It's heavily based on it, but the word "mod" has other implications that are inappropriate to describe it; the previous revision described it better. The Peach description stating "she can float" is randomly placed in the end of her description block. When you added Yoshi and Daisy, the coding is broken; that you don't need to know English to fix it, so you should fix it yourself so you understand how to code tables yourself better. Daisy doesn't belong in this article either, she's not even in the Super Mario series. You did make good edits that I'm going to restore, but please keep in mind that when you make mistakes that you're aware of, you're expected to fix them yourself. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 12:52, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

What about Super Mario Land Arceus (talk) 13:11, 22 April 2016 (EDT) I believe Super Mario Land is part of the Super Mario Land series. Marioguy (talk) 22:34, 17 September 2016 (EDT)

SMBS and NSLU[edit]

Why does SMB Special get special treatment? From what I understand, it's literally just a remake of SMB.

On that note, why isn't New Super Luigi U considered to be part of the main games? Isn't it its own game with its own levels?
Banon (talk · edits) 13:51, 18 September 2016 (EDT)

SMBSpecial is as much a remake of SMB as the Japanese SMB2 (Lost Levels) is. Or NSLU is of NSMBU.
- Reboot (talk) 14:18, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
Regarding New Super Luigi U, it is effectively a DLC pack for New Super Mario Bros. U, to the point that you can just run it directly from New Super Mario Bros. U, with the Wii U still recognizing that you are playing New Super Mario Bros. U, if you buy it as DLC for that game, which is the way it was originally sold as. Even if it has then been sold as standalone, I wouldn't consider this fact enough to consider it a new game. If you want, you may create a proposal to find a consensus on this matter.--Mister Wu (talk) 14:28, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
I will happily concede SMBS, because it turns out I was misled into believing it was only a remake. I still don't see why NSLU would be considered to be a DLC seeing as it has the same amount of levels as a full game, so I'm likely going to make a proposal about it. Thanks everyone.
Banon (talk · edits) 17:16, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
It's not a matter of being considered, it is a DLC pack for New Super Mario Bros. U! It just installs on top of the game adding a new set of levels, with their own assets, a new playable character (Nabbit) and different choice of characters, slightly different cutscenes and a new menu. The underlying game is exactly New Super Mario Bros. U, version 1.3.0. To back this with official information, here's the UK site:

type: Add-On Content (Wii U)

And if we look at what is said about the standalone version, we discover this:

The content of the Game Disc version of New Super Luigi U is the same as the add-on content for New Super Mario Bros. U. New Super Mario Bros. U is not included, and is not required to play the Game Disc version of New Super Luigi U.

The North American site is also clear in this regard:

Show off your skills in this downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros.™ U. With 82 new courses, it's almost an entirely new game!

So, even Nintendo officially considers New Super Luigi U downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U. We can discuss where to put it, of course, as New Super Mario Bros. U is the second Super Mario game that receives DLC content, and this time it is quite a big downloadable pack, with its own name and that was even sold separately (even though the standalone version still has the same content as the one of the downloadable pack).--Mister Wu (talk) 18:43, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
Although, does anyone else think SMBS deserves to be in the "main games" section? As was pointed out, it's a brand new game. It does borrow graphics from SMB, but that doesn't mean it's not a sequel (and thus a separate game). See The Lost Levels (or Megaman 2-6).
Banon (talk · edits) 17:20, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
SMB Special is not recognized by Nintendo as a main game. Additionally, the game was developed by a third party and was not released for a Nintendo platform. It's just an SMB-based game released for a non-Nintendo platform. --PhGuy12 (talk) 21:17, 18 September 2016 (EDT)

Wario is not really a main protagonist in the Super Mario series[edit]

The Super Mario Land series, yes, but his only appearance in the Super Mario series, not counting the SML games (which we don't appear to) is merely as a port to a game he previously wasn't in. Yoshi, I can understand, since he was in other games, but not Wario - and if we really ARE counting the SML games, wouldn't he fit under antagonist anyway? CrashBash (talk) 15:20, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

True, the only time we see Wario actually help Mario out was in Super Mario 64 DS (as far as main series is concerned). However, he's not exactly a main antagonist either, save the end of SML2. At this point, he's more of an anti-hero. Not good, but only helping if it benefits him. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:25, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

I got to say: should we add that game on the page, under the related games section or not add it at all?

--BYLLANT Ak-Un.png 03:48, 8 November 2016 (EST)

It's not unreasonable to put it under related games. Go for it. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 17:09, 8 November 2016 (EST)

What a main Super Mario game is according to Super Mario Wiki?[edit]

Just when I thought the situation regarding to Super Mario Land games couldn't get worse, both Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Run have joined this dreaded debate. It seems that, indeed, Nintendo also considers those two as main entries in the Super Mario series, not spin-offs, related or additional games, so these infographics having Super Mario Maker were not a coincidence. Well, according to the official Mario Portal website, the main games are these (in their Japanese releases):

The bolded games are currently considered main Super Mario games by Nintendo but the Super Mario Wiki has decided to sort them into different categories (Super Mario Odyssey is not yet on the list but one has to be foolish to think it won't be included in the future). These game were not put together by coincidence by Nintendo, and it's not the first time they are sorted like that, these are the true MAIN Super Mario games. However, I'm quite aware Nintendo's statements are not a law to be followed by editors on the Super Mario Wiki. The reasons excused in the past to not include certain games is that Nintendo tends to contradict itself, like the exclusion of the Super Mario Land games in the 25th anniversary was not to be ignored (which I still cannot get through my head how can we let an old celebration still be more relevant than the most recent celebration) or the absence of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 in western materials serving as an excuse to also omit other games.

I'm not a member of Super Mario Boards but I have witnessed this debate from there, people in those forums have stated that the aesthetic of the Super Mario Land games is different enough to sort them on a different category, that stuff like the rail shooting sections of the original, the developer being Nintendo R&D and not Nintendo EAD, or that it spun-off into the Wario Land series are "perfectly excusable" reasons to sort the Super Mario Land games in the "Additional Games" section they are currently located, but I find that to be nonsense, because the Super Mario games do not have a specific aesthetic to follow in the first place, the developer doesn't matter, in the end it's still Nintendo making these games and other series have spun-off from the Super Mario series, the prime example is Yoshi's Island.

Now, for Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Run, I was also on the wagon they were spin-offs, I mean, one is a creation tool game and the other is a mobile game not made for Nintendo hardware, but it seems that's not an excuse anymore, and it seems it never was, Nintendo sees those game as main entries, and I got to admit I find Nintendo's words the highest authority to follow, because without them there wouldn't have been a Super Mario Wiki, right? But I'm sure that's very unlikely to change for this wiki, for now. This is when the question from the topic comes to subject, what defines a main Super Mario game? if I was to find a solution to this debate, I'd say to stick to what Nintendo says. If they get contradicted in the past, it shouldn't matter anymore as a lot of things get retconned (like Mario no longer originating from Brooklyn and being always a resident of the Mushroom World according to the story of Yoshi's Island). Why not call main games the 20 games (including Super Mario Odyssey) that are listed above, even if there are ample differences between them? Why isn't Nintendo's way of classifying these series the way we do it as well? Why does the past material has to matter (screw you Super Mario History booklet!)? Of course, this is not a proposal, because it would be a vicious cycle to bring another proposal for this, yet I want more to know what other editors think what should be done about this.

--BYLLANT Ak-Un.png 01:41, 5 March 2017 (EST)

I will have to think a proper answer, but for the moment it is important to know this: the only time Nintendo explicitly mentioned the Super Mario series, calling it Super Mario Bros. series, is in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., on pages from 238 to 255. There, it is clearly stated that Super Mario Maker is not part of the Super Mario series. The portal does not state that those games are all part of the series. If you want to go with official information, unless Nintendo explicitly uses the Super Mario Bros. term when introducing new games, you'll inevitably need to stick with the Encyclopedia for the moment.--Mister Wu (talk) 07:12, 5 March 2017 (EST)

Why Super Mario Land/Super Mario Land 2 still unchanged?[edit]

As points 13 and 13'1 say, Super Mario Land and it's sequel are confirmed maingames by Nintendo and there was some works to do like change the number of installements: change "New Super Mario Bros. is the eighth installment in the Super Mario series." Into "New Super Mario Bros. is the tenth game in the Super Mario series. " etc. After few years this still unchanged but why? Is there a valid reason or it was just forgot?-- PrincessDaisyForever (talk) 02:53, 24 June 2017 (EST)

Reconsidering the common and notable enemies and obstacles[edit]

I think we should reconsider the common and notable enemies and obstacles. Listing all the enemies of all the games together is in my opinion just excessive and not even that useful, as we have the individual games' pages for that, and having a page with a table to scroll to see all of them might be impractical. On the other hand listing the recurring enemies and obstacles, those that became a mainstay like Goombas, Koopa Troopas, etc. might be more sensible to showcase what the series is known for.--Mister Wu (talk) 21:05, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

This discussion also happened over here. I'm still in favor of trimming the section and outright deleting the split article. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:09, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
One thing I'd like to consider is having pages for enemies the way Zeldawiki does it. It shows pictures of the enemies from either sprites or models, along with their name, which links to their articles, and as such could be easily used by people new to the series, for each respective game. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:09, 19 July 2017 (CT)
The Zelda Wiki creates separate galleries of enemies for every single game, which showcases every enemy within a given game using their name and an image, nothing more. That's a mite bit different than what's going on here. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:12, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
Indeed it is, but I think we could try that instead of this, as well as having a link to the ginormous List of enemies. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:13, 19 July 2017 (CT)
Ideally, every page would already have a section covering every enemy. New Super Mario Bros. has a great example of this, along with Paper Mario and the M&L games. It's not ubiquitous, but it definitely should be. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:21, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, something like that, or the grid/gallery thing Zeldawiki does, would be great. It'd probably be preferable if they were on a separate page, like Beta, "Prerelease and Unused Content" as well as galleries in general. I'd do it, but I'd need sprites and renders, which I can only get ahold of in very specific occurrences. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:25, 19 July 2017 (CT)
No, splitting them all is a step too far. Subpages are only supposed to be made if the content is dense enough to support it, and especially when considering that some games don't have all that many enemies, making a separate page all of them just makes it harder for users to find relevant content. We don't need to make matryoshka dolls out of our articles. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:38, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
Unless we want to transclude that section (from the newer page to this page) to have it on both (which we may not even work due to users not agreeing on it), I don't think that page is needed. Red Yoshi in a construction hat walking Yoshi the SSM (talk) 22:01, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
Per my comment here; I agree on trimming the list and deleting this article. Lucina costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 00:16, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

Yoshi's Island[edit]

In that one interview where the Koopalings were declassified and Mario's last name was stated to be nonexistent (since retconned), Yoshi's Island is stated to be both of the Yoshi franchise and the core series of Mario platformers. Ergo, I think policy would dictate that it, along with the Mario Land games, Maker, and Run, should be listed under the main series. There's not really a consistent over-arching "story" between each game as it is. Here's a link: [1] Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:33, 22 September 2017 (EDT)

The Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. listed the games released on Nintendo's consoles featuring Mario and clearly stated which ones are part of the Super Mario Bros. series. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island was listed and clearly stated not to be a part of the Super Mario Bros. series. Not even Mario Portal, which even lists Super Mario Maker among the Super Mario games, lists Yoshi's Island among the Super Mario games. Either the core series is not the Super Mario series or Miyamoto's statement has been redacted.--Mister Wu (talk) 17:36, 22 September 2017 (EDT)

Placement of the Koopalings[edit]

Currently, the Koopalings are listed as "secondary antagonists" due to never being a final boss, despite being the main antagonists (ie the bad guys that drive the plot) in Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. 2. Bowser Jr.'s on the "main antagonists" list despite never being a final boss himself, with the closest he comes in this series being him assisting the final boss in Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros., and New Super Mario Bros. U. Can this be changed so the Koopalings are in the "main" category? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:50, 13 December 2017 (EST)

Similarly, I feel that F.L.U.D.D., Luma, and Cappy deserve to be on the "Main Protagonists" list, as in the games they are in, they are with Mario the whole game. We include one-off final bosses like Wart and Tatanga in the main antagonists list, after all. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:52, 13 December 2017 (EST)
Also with that, I'd like to point out that Toadette and Daisy are included in "main" due to Super Mario Run, of all things, one of which is DLC. Yes, I'd say F.L.U.D.D., Luma, and Cappy deserve to be there as well. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:58, 13 December 2017 (EST)
And the "additional games" section just needs merged with the main, as it's opinionated and speculative to call them "additional" for any reason listed. So what if some of them have been retroactively included? As shown in the above section, Yoshi's Island seems to have been retroactively excluded. And if Super Mario Maker and Run have always been included by Nintendo since they were made, they belong in "main," regardless of how spinoff-y they may seem. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:02, 13 December 2017 (EST)
The problem I see is that this page simply doesn't follow directly what Nintendo states to begin with - which isn't necessarily wrong as for example they changed their mind on Super Mario Maker, which in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. is very well promoted but clearly stated not to be a game of the Super Mario series. We must choose to either follow Nintendo sources, in which case we must update the listing to reflect the Super Mario series in the Mario Portal and also exclusively list the mainMedia:EncyclopediaSMB - Characters pt1.jpg charactersMedia:EncyclopediaSMB - Characters pt2.jpg presented in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. since the Mario Portal now covers other series as well, or we can find different criteria, which we should clarify.--Mister Wu (talk) 23:23, 13 December 2017 (EST)
In all honesty, I don't think the Koopalings make for main antagonists. I don't know why, but I mostly see it as their placement in the series. Bowser Jr may not be a final boss, but he plays second fiddle to Bowser almost all the time, and we know for SURE that Bowser is always the main antagonist, because he is the one who orchestrates all of the kidnappings of Peach, and he just sends his minions sometimes to do his dirty work for him. To be honest, Bowser Jr does more than just serve as a hard boss for the Mario Bros to fight--he is always in their way, always doing things to hinder their progress, but the Koopalings are just hard bosses who serve as Bowser's generals and only sometimes do the dirty work. However, in the end, I think the Koopalings might make for main antagonists, given the arguments that you put out. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:41, 13 December 2017 (EST)
I think I can kinda explain why: As you pointed out; Junior has a presence and is a recurring enemy throughout a usual game, whereas the Koopalings are, individually, seen once prior to the ending so whilst they are technically antagonists, it's harder to credit them because they're not a single person. Then again, Kamek occasionally plays a similar role to Junior and he's listed in the Secondary Antagonists section so it's a more of a question, to me at least, as to whether or not we bump Junior down.--Thatguy62 (talk) 23:52, 13 December 2017 (EST)
No, I never put the Koopalings as secondary antagonists because they're not individuals and Bowser Jr. as a main antagonist because he's an individual, that would be Bowser Jr. fanboyism at its worst, as they all have a name and their own appearance that is even more distinguished from Bowser than Bowser Jr.'s one. Bowser Jr. is simply the mastermind behind all the events of Super Mario Sunshine, you have to fight him repeatedly to progress in the story and unlock new features and he's fought in the last boss fight. By the way, Junior is also fought in the last boss fight of New Super Mario Bros., even though in that game Bowser can be considered the mastermind. As an example, was Ludwig von Koopa ever the main villain, the mastermind behind all the challenges that Mario had to face and the last (or only) enemy to be fought? Yes, in the Super Mario Picture Books of the '90s. But in the Super Mario series, especially now? No. In that series he just has slightly more screen time than any other recurring boss with unique name and appearance thanks to the cutscenes. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the closest to him appearing in the final boss fight, but just like the other six, he's not fought directly in that fight, and it's obvious that Bowser is the one that organized the kidnapping of Peach and thus the mastermind behind the events.--Mister Wu (talk) 05:42, 14 December 2017 (EST)
What I'm saying is that as a thematic group, the Koopalings are the main antagonists of SMB3 and NSMB2 because they are the ones to kickstart the plot in both games, particularly in the former of those, as the "Bowser kidnaps Peach" portion didn't happen until all seven were beaten. We list the group here, not every individual within their own box. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:23, 14 December 2017 (EST)
Actually, the original manual of Super Mario Bros. 3 clarified that it was Bowser who sent the Koopalings around the Mushroom World, so even then they weren't autonomously conceiving a plan but rather just executing their father's orders. Bowser being the final boss wasn't just a last world plot twist. Anyway, as much as I'd love seeing the Koopalings as main villains, I think that with the current page structure this is not possible - we should then put to scrutiny every boss to see if we have to review their placement based on how we're viewing as main villains enemies who never really acted on their own in the Super Mario series and are not fought in any last fight. I'm personally more fine with the previous structure that just listed the most frequently recurring bosses in a shorter list, or even the structure of the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. that just lists the main characters without even distinguishing between good guys and bad guys. According to Nintendo, the Koopalings are main characters of the Super Mario series, but the current page structure doesn't seem to allow us to show that very clearly. This is however a different change we would have to discuss.--Mister Wu (talk) 23:27, 14 December 2017 (EST)
They're still the main antagonists by definition of antagonizing the protagonist the most. In a non-Mario example, Emperor Palpatine appears in The Empire Strikes Back and gives orders to Vader, but Vader's still the main antagonist of that movie. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:46, 14 December 2017 (EST)
Really, they never were the main antagonists in the way the other currently listed main antagonists were. Never fought in directly in a final battle, never been the ones devising the evil plan behind Mario's adventure. If you think at the Star Wars example (The Return of the Jedi final fight), the fight was against Darth Vader as well, nowhere were the Koopalings involved that much in a final fight, they just appeared to make Bowser and Dry Bowser bigger in New Super Mario Bros. 2. The Koopalings might be historical villains with own name and appearance, but they never had a critical role that would earn them the title of main villains, in my opinion.--Mister Wu (talk) 07:32, 16 December 2017 (EST)
(Starting indents over) I'd also advise against aping the character classification of ESMB, as that could eventually turn into a slippery slope leading to outright copyright infringement. I think most of the current structure is fine, but that "additional games" section has to go. Either they are part, or they aren't. If any current source lists something as part of it, it's part of it, even if another doesn't list it there. Yoshi's Island was once considered by Nintendo to be part of this series, but now is not. Anyways, it's pretty clear that, for our purposes, "main characters" for this series overview is going to have a different definition than the more general one ESMB would provide, just like how they say that the Switch isn't the successor to the 3DS or Wii U, but by our definition, it seems to be one for the U, as I'm not seeing any more U games being produced. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:00, 15 December 2017 (EST)

Is Yoshi's Island a core game?[edit]

According to Miyamoto, it is. But we currently put it in "related games". Shouldn't we put it in "additional games"? And while I'm here, should "main games" and "additional games" be merged? -YFJ (talk · edits) 17:41, 13 January 2018 (EST)

I remember having this debate before, and the short answer is "no, Yoshi's Island is not a core Mario series game". There's a lot of arguments to dig up that I don't feel like parsing through old proposals to find an appropriate comments section, one of them is sorta related but not completely. Additional games aren't merged because they aren't part of the main series per se, they sorta go out of their way to do their own thing (and the Super Mario Land thing is addressed in the linked proposal.) BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 20:16, 13 January 2018 (EST)
Well, shouldn't we at least move it to "additional games"? -YFJ (talk · edits) 20:41, 13 January 2018 (EST)
Since that interview Nintendo didn't put Yoshi's Island among the Super Mario games. They didn't do so in the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.Media:Super Mario Bros 30th Anniversary - JP Artwork.jpg and, as a consequence, in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., they don't do so in the Mario Portal - and the American Official Home of Mario as well. They rather put the game as the first Yoshi platform game and the first game in the Yoshi's Island seriesMedia:SMP Yoshi's Island opt.png. I do even wonder if we are giving that interview too much weight, as we don't have the Japanese words, creating ambiguity in the meaning of core Mario series, and more than five years passed since when it was published - the current situation of the Koopalings doesn't count as affirming the current validity of that interview, as well before it already Super Smash Bros. Brawl , New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition stated that they weren't Bowser's children but rather Bowser's minions.--Mister Wu (talk) 23:15, 13 January 2018 (EST)
Okay. -YFJ (talk · edits) 01:41, 14 January 2018 (EST)
This has been brought up twice before on this very page. I think the safest thing to do would be to put it in the "additional games" section, and change that section's header to say that those games are sometimes considered to be part of the series, but not consistently. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:25, 14 January 2018 (EST)
Should I make a TPP? By the way, it was brought up twice, but no replies either time. -YFJ (talk · edits) 02:34, 14 January 2018 (EST)
The time I brought it up it got one reply. I don't think a proposal's needed, but a simple talk through with multiple inputs until a group decision is made, as that can be reconsidered without hassle. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:04, 14 January 2018 (EST)
As puzzling as it is, Nintendo didn't put Yoshi's Island among the Super Mario games even in the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.. At this point I think we should choose what to follow: our own criteria? Various sources, including these interviews that apparently were never acknowledged by Nintendo as a whole? Only the official sources from Nintendo? Only the current official source?--Mister Wu (talk) 06:54, 14 January 2018 (EST)

I think that if it was ever once acknowledged by Nintendo as a core game, we classify it as an additional game but not a main game. -YFJ (talk · edits) 13:47, 14 January 2018 (EST)

As I showed you before, Nintendo didn't acknowledge it as a game in the Super Mario Bros./Super Mario series, it was Shigeru Miyamoto who reportedly referred to it as game in the core Mario series in that interview. I'd like to point out how the Super Mario name wasn't used neither in the question nor in the answer, indicating that the journalist and possibly the translator too didn't know the terminology used by Nintendo. Indeed, the question confirmed that they didn't know the booklet released with Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, as the journalist mentioned many gamers instead of the official list of games in the Super Mario Bros. series of that book, as if Yoshi's Island not being a game in the Super Mario series that was just a personal opinion of some fans instead of official information from Nintendo. That's to be expected, as of course gaming journalists aren't supposed to know every gaming series in such detail, but this also should be a warning sign for us who are trying to use said interview for our page.--Mister Wu (talk) 14:28, 14 January 2018 (EST)

Move to Super Mario?[edit]

This page has a pointless identifier. Super Mario is simply a redirect to this page. As much as I'd like to remove the identifier, I know how much of a big move it is. I just want to make sure that this move is okay before taking action. -YFJ (talk · edits) 22:47, 9 March 2018 (EST)

Quite a few series pages, like Mario & Sonic (series), Mario's Early Years! (series), Mario Kart (series), and Mario Baseball (series), suffer the same issue of having an identifier even when their name doesn't conflict with anything. Moving this page would also involve moving the other pages. I'm in support of removing the identifiers; it's not even consistent when we have pages like WarioWare, Game & Watch, and Mario Artist. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:55, 9 March 2018 (EST)
I've brought it up a while back on Discord chat and I am completely agreeing with what Time Turner suggested. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 22:57, 9 March 2018 (EST)
Okay, I'll move them all. I'll have to get Porplemontage (talk) to get the bots going, as this is going to be a REALLY big move. -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:05, 9 March 2018 (EST)
Whoa there. Every person I've ever spoken with off-site, when referring to "Super Mario," invariably is referring to the form, not the series. As such, that's what people will be searching for when they eter it into the search bar. So if anything, it should be moved to "Super Mario." Or have "Super Mario" be returned to a disambiguation page. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:31, 9 March 2018 (EST)
We could just add the form to the {{about}} template at the top of the page. -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:35, 9 March 2018 (EST)
Except the form is what's most likely going to be searched. So the series should go in the about template. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:36, 9 March 2018 (EST)
In that case it'd be best to move this. -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:41, 9 March 2018 (EST)
Overall, that's probably the safest thing to do. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:43, 9 March 2018 (EST)
I've had this discussion before, when it comes to things like moving Mario Kart (series) to Mario Kart. There is no technical reason not to, since there is no game called Mario Kart. But I think having the series identifier is a useful thing for the reader even when it's not technically necessary. So, I think we just make these a special case and require game series articles to contain the word series in the title (either as an identifier or in cases like Classic NES Series we don't need to do anything). --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 00:15, 10 March 2018 (EST)
I find it useful as well. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:25, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Personally, it just seems inconsistent when no other article follows this, and I don't think that it's particularly necessary to specifically outline that these pages are series. In what context would it help someone to have those identifiers? Links in an article's body would have context, and categories would already outline what kinds of pages are included in it. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:28, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Just to make it super clear it's about a series and not a game from the title and URL. Special case, just like the Mario Kart courses special case. I like that it forces all the series articles to have it too, so while the technical identifier rule is inconsistent, all the series articles having the word series in the title is. --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 00:31, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Consistency. Most series start with a game of the same title as the series. As such, people often use the series title for the first game even when it isn't (as is the case with "Mario Kart" and "Yoshi's Island.") Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:32, 10 March 2018 (EST)
What Doc said. As much as you think it's not, it probably is necessary for some of the readers who aren't that familiar to the Mario franchise yet. @Porplemontage: I'd also like to bring up another point while we're on the subject: What about scenarios where the series name is used as an identifier (such as DK Jungle (Mario Kart))? Should those identifiers have "series" at the end so as to match the current consensus for the articles themselves? Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 00:34, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Yes, for the same reasons: So it's clear it's from a series and so it matches the cases where series must be used to differentiate from a game, such as Block Star (Mario Party series). --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 00:40, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Thanks, that helps! (Looks like some serious page moves are going to take place...) Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 01:12, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Consistency is not a valid reason when, again, this is non-applicable to every other group of articles (and especially when most series do not share a title with one of their games), but I can at least understand making it clear for new readers and specifically outlining it as an exception, though it's maybe overkill at times. My personal opinion is what it is, but I don't have much of a ground to stand on. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:37, 10 March 2018 (EST)

Land, and section order kerfuffles[edit]

Given that Nintendo seems to now universally see Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as being part of the Super Mario series, it seems foolish to continue listing them as "kinda-sorta" part of it. From what I can tell, the last piece of official documentation that even implied they weren't was the 25th anniversary book, which simply didn't list them. However, there's a different possible explanation for that: for each game section in said book, Miyamoto, Tezuka, and Kondo were interviewed for their thoughts on the making of said game, and none of the three had anything to do with those games, as they were handled by Nintendo R&D1. Anyways, since from what I can tell, all current sources (Mario Portal, ESMB, and I think the Super Mario Pia) include them in the main series, I think we should list them as such as well. We can decide what to do with Maker and Run later, but something needs to be done about the Land games. It's a major problem in articles when they're separate from the main Super Mario section. Great example? The current state of Boo's article. In between Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, there is the DIC cartoons, Nintendo Adventure Books, Boken Land, The Yoshi games, and the Mario Kart games. Seems a tad excessive, and maybe even ridiculous, no? Anyways, I think the Super Mario Land games that are currently sawed-off on this page should be fully-merged, and especially the ones in articles. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:39, 5 April 2018 (EDT)

Suggest move of "Super Mario Maker and "Super Mario Run" from main games to related games[edit]

Though I'm new here and can't edit this article, I believe that these two games mentioned in the "main games" should be moved to "related games" as they're not part of the original series as Super Mario Run does not belong to any of the original consoles and Super Mario Maker does not set the story where Bowser kidnaps Peach and Mario must rescue her. Thanks! ToadfromNJ4122 (talk) 12:30, 29 November 2018 (EST)

It was decided through a proposal that they should be included as main series games. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:31, 29 November 2018 (EST)
Now that Super Mario Maker 2 is announced, it should be mentioned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's spirit for Builder Mario recently stated his origin as the "Super Mario Maker Series" (incidentally, "Mario Bros. Series" and "Wrecking Crew Series" are also listed, which we don't have articles for right now). LinkTheLefty (talk) 18:14, 13 February 2019 (EST)
They also call Mario & Wario a Super Mario game and Wario: Master of Disguise a Wario Land game. To say nothing of what other games would be in the Mario Bros. series. Punch Ball Mario Bros.? Mario Bros. Special? Mario Clash? Doesn't seem like things Nintendo would acknowledge nowadays..... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:26, 13 February 2019 (EST)
Likely that Wanda and Count Cannoli were meant to refer to the broader Mario and Wario series of platformers (albeit unconventional ones), so that may actually make the case for Super Mario Maker a bit stronger since it was singled out as a series instead of fit within the loose definition. It could be that Nintendo considers Mario, Wario, and Yoshi's Island to be unofficial terms for their specific series, which is why they're listed as "Super Mario Series", "Wario Land Series", and "Yoshi Series". Same goes for the Donkey Kong Country series, which is flatly referred to as the "Donkey Kong Series", meaning that Nintendo apparently treats it as we treat the Super Mario Bros. games within the Super Mario series. As for Mario Bros., there are also a fair bit of alternative versions that are currently thrown together in the arcade game's article, which we might have to split anyway. Or we could just keep an eye on the Japanese and English official websites for the franchise and see how it accommodates Super Mario Maker 2. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:03, 14 February 2019 (EST)
It should now be noted that SMM2's current English website states at the bottom "Check out the rest of the Super Mario Maker™ series:", strengthening an argument for them now being a separate series. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 14:13, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
Or an official subseries, like how the Mario Kart Arcade GP games are obviously Mario Kart games, but are not included in the numbering scheme for 7 and 8. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:08, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
The history page in the Japanese website added Super Mario Maker 2, confirming that the game is included in the main lineup. The English website pages, however, didn't update (besides the home page) since the release of Super Mario Odyssey. - Infinite8 12:44, June 16, 2019 (EDT)
Keep in mind that, since New Super Mario Bros. U DX has been added without Super Mario 64 DS and the Super Mario Advance games being added despite being remakes as well, it has become pretty clear that marketing has a significant role in deciding which game released since the 30th Anniversary goes into that list - this also explaining the discrepancy with the Encyclopedia Super Mario bros. not putting Super Mario Maker as a main Super Mario Bros. game -, we need to be more cautious about it.--Mister Wu (talk) 21:08, June 16, 2019 (EDT)

Is Wario supposed to be listed twice?[edit]

Right bow, he’s listed as one of the main protagonists and antagonists. Technically, this is true, but that means he’s listed twice in this page, which is pretty jarring. Should we remove him from the main protagonists table and just have him on the antagonists table so that he’s not here twice? 11:49, August 6, 2019 (EDT)

He was an antagonist in Super Mario Land 2, and he was a playable character in Super Mario 64 DS. He's listed twice because of that. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 11:51, August 6, 2019 (EDT)
On the page for the Paper Mario series, Bowser is listed only as an antagonist, despite featuring as a major protagonist (and playable character) in SPM. I therefore think that either he should be listed as a protagonist as well on that page or Wario should be listed as only one here. MiracleDinner (talk) 11:57, August 6, 2019 (EDT)
Also, on this page, Koopa Troopas are only listed as enemies, despite being friendly in games such as 64 and Odyssey. Either we list all characters and species twice if they have played both friendly and hostile roles, or we should not list Wario as such. 12:10, August 6, 2019 (EDT)
Troopas have not been major ally species, though, just a few scattered individuals. Additionally, the Paper Mario thing doesn't really correlate, as Bowser's been a villain in Paper Mario far more than a hero, not equally like Wario in here. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:29, August 6, 2019 (EDT)
Actually, it turns out that on the page for the M&L series, Bowser is listed twice since he plays more balanced roles in that series (Protagonist in SSS and BIS, antagonist in DT and PJ, not sure about PIT.) Nevertheless, the Paper Mario series page does mention his non-villainous role in SPM. I think that as a general rule, if a character is primarily but not exclusively one role, they should be listed only as that role but have their other role mentioned, whereas if it is a more equal split we should list them twice. Does this sound reasonable? MiracleDinner (talk) 04:48, August 7, 2019 (EDT)
That’s very reasonable actually. 05:44, August 10, 2019 (EDT)

Rework the Remakes, Rerealeases and Compilations[edit]

So I was reading the article until I reached this part and I think is pretty disorganized. I see that is in chronological order, but some titles is pretty difficult to know it is a Remake a Rerealeases or a compilation. F.e: All Night Nipon Super Mario Bros. what is supossed to be, becasue it's obvious that it isn't a remake, but it isn't neither a rerealeases because is on the same console. In fact what truly is a retool. In definite I think this three catogories should be separate for it to be better understood.
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The Undergrunt and Monty Mole split[edit]

Why were Undergrunt species put into the Monty Mole species section for this page? I removed it like a couple weeks ago but still. MontyMoleLoreMaster (talk) 21:12, November 7, 2021 (EST)

Super Princess Peach[edit]

I'd consider Super Princess Peach a valid candidate for the "related games" section. Aside from the name being derived from Super Mario, its enemy collection is taken from the "classic" Super Mario games (plus the already related SMW2) including some otherwise exclusive to it (at least at the time), like the red Paragoomba, Ptooie, Volcano Plant, AFH Bro, Blurp, Torpedo Ted, Banzai Bill, Urchin, Li'l Sparky, and Hothead, with the general aesthetic being highly SMW2-inspired as well. This is not even bringing up the Koopalings being removed some time relatively late in development. In any case, this seems every bit as valid as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker being listed in my opinion. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:31, January 12, 2022 (EST)

Outside of a case like Paper Jam, where it was very clearly intended as an homage to the series, I wouldn't consider a game's cast to be valid criteria for including it as a related game. As far as I'm concerned the point about aesthetics doesn't apply here, since you're getting into connections to the Yoshi's Island series at that point, making it a related game of a related game (and at that point, we may as well consider the entirety of Yoshi's Island and Wario Land related games). Treasure Tracker at least builds on gameplay directly from 3D World (I assume it uses the same engine), Super Princess Peach is clearly the odd one out here. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 16:47, January 12, 2022 (EST)
It acts as a deliberate inversion to the typical formula, though, and a lot of aesthetic is also SMAS/SMA-based. The title connection still applies (I'd consider the original SMK to also be related both due to that and its heavy SMW influence, but that's another discussion entirely), and it also applies to the Japanese logo, though I'm not sure of whether or not the Japanese text on the back or the manual makes any suggestion on it. I'll also point out that the Toads in it function similar to Dragon Coins or the later Star Coins. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:14, January 12, 2022 (EST)
I'm kind of thinking of scrapping the section entirely to be honest, there is clearly some subjectivity about what qualifies to go in it going on here. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 17:35, January 12, 2022 (EST)
I see the concept somewhat interesting, but debate following on how we define "related" and its extents is probably too contentious to maintain such a section. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 01:15, January 14, 2022 (EST)
I disagree. The way I see it, the section exists because there are games that, for all intents and purposes, should be considered parts of the series, but for whatever reason are often ignored as core titles by Nintendo. Namely, it's tough to argue that Super Mario Bros. Special, Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, New Super Luigi U, and Super Mario Bros. 35 should not at least be mentioned somewhere in the article, but they don't really fit anywhere else as it stands. The question then is whether such a section should be streamlined or expanded. Personally, I like the idea of expanding with Super Princess Peach, but I'd stop there for now as I see Super Mario Kart as instead taking after the most recent mainline game, which Mario Kart and other spinoffs in general have been known to do. Either way, I'm not for deleting the section entirely, at least not without a plan to handle the more "central" titles (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker can potentially just be mentioned under Super Mario 3D World as a spinoff of Captain Toad's Adventures, just like Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic previously only being mentioned under Super Mario Bros. 2, if it's decided to go that route). LinkTheLefty (talk) 13:03, January 14, 2022 (EST)

Include Super Princess Peach as a related game[edit]

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failed to reach consensus 11-10
See above. SPP acts as a role-reversal on the typical Super Mario formula and its graphics and enemy cast are heavily based on the Super Mario Advance games. It has its own gameplay quirks, but so do most of what's already in "related." That's not even getting into the nixed Koopaling appearance and the fact that even in the final, most bosses are from the Super Mario series.

Proposer: Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Deadline: March 23, 2022, 23:59 GMT Extended to March 30, 2022, 23:59 GMT Extended to April 6, 2022, 23:59 GMT Extended to April 13, 2022, 23:59 GMT


  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Per
  2. Hewer (talk) Per proposal.
  3. TheDarkStar (talk) - Per proposal
  4. LinkTheLefty (talk) - I'd say it deserves a mention in a series page rather than staying marooned.
  5. WildWario (talk) Per the proposal.
  6. Somethingone (talk) Sure, it's essentially SMB but with a role reversal gimmick.
  7. Platform (talk) Per all.
  8. Metalex123 (talk) Per all
  9. Scrooge200 (talk) I'd call it related in the same vein as Yoshi's Island and New Super Luigi U. Makes sense to put it here, it's not even mentioned on the article as-is.
  10. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per all.
  11. Jacklavin (talk) I'm playing this game right now, and it's definitely most closely related to the main series. Not only is every enemy a Mario enemy, but it also features the return of Petey Piranha, King Boo, Gooper Blooper, Kamek, and Bowser as bosses. In nearly every Super Mario game, Bowser kidnaps Peach and Mario must rescue her. In this one, Bowser kidnaps Mario and Peach must rescue her. This doesn't make it a different series.


  1. Waluigi Time (talk) Vague thematic similarities alone aren't enough to classify something as a solidly related game, in my opinion. All of the games currently on the list either draw directly from the gameplay from a recognized main series game (or in Doki Doki's case, the reverse is true) or have some marketing connection (Yoshi's Island and Wario Land). Super Princess Peach is neither of those, you could maybe argue that there's a connection with "Super", but there's a lot of other games that use "Super" in the title. I think where the line is currently drawn is fine. If we go too far off the deep end like this, you could have a legitimate argument for adding Mario Party 9 as a related game, and that's a direction I don't really want to go down.
  2. Sdman213 (talk) Per Waluigi.
  3. Swallow (talk) This is just stretching it.
  4. 7feetunder (talk) Per Waluigi Time.
  5. Jazama (talk) Per all
  6. Archivist Toadette (talk) Per all. Let's not forget that numerous video games originating from Japan use "Super" at the beginning of the title.
  7. Bazooka Mario (talk) We should somehow find an agreement on what should be qualified as a "related" game or not, if such a section should be there to begin with.
  8. Ray Trace (talk) Per all.
  9. SmokedChili (talk) Per all.
  10. Mustard Machine (talk) Per all.


To the opposition: why do you consider this unrelated? That truly befuddles me. The gameplay, cast, and graphics are all variations of Super Mario Advance series assets, and unlike the mentioned Mario Party 9, this is actually within the same genre. So I ask again: how is it unrelated? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:06, April 10, 2022 (EDT)

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Post-proposal discussion[edit]

It is related but I would consider it a standalone game as the whole point is that it's a twist on the usual Super Mario series formula (starring Peach having to rescue Mario and Luigi), so clearly it is different Results May Vary (talk) 23:04, April 13, 2022 (EDT)

"It's related but it shouldn't be listed as related" doesn't make sense. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:16, April 14, 2022 (EDT)
I opposed on the grounds that the "unrelated" component is undefined and is going to be a source of contention in the future, so I still kind of question if it's worth keeping it for the headache here. Where do we draw the line if a game should be listed as "related" or not? It's not clear to me that Super Paper Mario should be a related game. It clearly is inspired by the 2D platformers and it plays more similarly to these platformers than Captain Toad does and probably is more of a Super Mario game than Wario Land as well. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 20:49, April 15, 2022 (EDT)

Create a "New Super Mario Bros. (series)" page[edit]

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OK, it's that time. New Super Mario Bros. has been around about 16 years now and it's had a sizeable amount of sequels. Considering we have Super Mario Land (series) and Super Mario Advance (series) while still acknowledging the installments on this page, I think it's high time we gave this the same treatment. A lot has changed since the failed 2015 proposals above.

Now, the main point of contention will be Yoshi's New Island. It runs off the same assets as NSMB2 (that "painterly" look is all filters and non-model shading; if you look at the raw models, it's not there) and is clearly of the same mold (driven home by the sudden Bowser and future!Kamek at the end), leading me to feel it is of the series, in a similar manner to Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land for the Super Mario Land series and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 for the Super Mario Advance series. I know not everyone will agree will agree with this, so I have included an option to not include it on the same level as the others (NSMB, NSMBW, NSMB2, NSMBU, NSLU, NSMBU+NSLU, and NSMBUDX) and instead just be noted as a similar game.

Proposer: Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Deadline: March 23, 2022, 23:59 GMT

Create page including Yoshi's New Island as a main game[edit]

  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Per

Create page excluding Yoshi's New Island as a main game[edit]

  1. Hewer (talk) I'm not quite sure how Yoshi's New Island could possibly have been intended to be a New Super Mario Bros. game. Reused assets could have just been to save on resources, Yoshi's Island DS also had the future Bowser and Kamek, and Wario Land and Yoshi's Island have very clear indications in their titles that they're part of those series. Also, New Island is primarily based on the original Yoshi's Island and we don't consider that part of the main Super Mario series (and since I assume we'll still consider the NSMB games as Super Mario games, wouldn't this also make Yoshi's New Island a Super Mario game, which it clearly isn't?).
  2. Tails777 (talk) Per Hewer.
  3. 7feetunder (talk) Per Hewer.
  4. LinkTheLefty (talk) I found a source with a developer calling it the "New Super Mario Bros." series, so if Super Mario Land and Super Mario Advance get to keep their series pages, we're asking for this, too.
  5. Somethingone (talk) NSMB does seem like it's own little series, but saying Yoshi's New Island is part of it just because of the name and some elements is like saying Super Paper Mario is a mainliner because of the name, gameplay style, and some elements.
  6. DannyTheDingo (talk) Per all.
  7. Platform (talk) Per all.
  8. Mister Wu (talk) Since the series is mentioned by developers working at Nintendo, making a page about it makes sense, but adding Yoshi's New Island is excessive in my opinion: sure, it's a 2.5D take on a previous 2D-only series, and the New in the name might reference this similar approach, but at the same time the original series on which it is based and of which it is part is different, it's the Yoshi's Island series.
  9. NSY (talk) Per all. It’s very clearly it’s a separate series of games but do think they should be considered as part of the mainline Super Mario series as well.

Do nothing[edit]

  1. Swallow (talk) I don't think Nintendo have ever considered these games as a seperate series from the mainline series. I have never played Yoshi's New Island but considering that as part of the series just because of vague reused assets is definitely not a good idea; especially if Yoshi's Island DS or any other Yoshi games don't get the same treatment.
  2. Waluigi Time (talk) Per Swallow, willing to change my vote if other information comes up. Seems the developers do consider it to be a series to some extent, but honestly I'm not that compelled to go for a split. I'd rather merge Super Mario Land instead, with Advance being a tricky case since it covers both this series and Yoshi's Island.
  3. 7feetunder (talk) Alternate option, don't feel too strongly about making the page either way, I simply fail to understand the argument for including YNI.
  4. Sdman213 (talk) Per all.
  5. Mario jc (talk) Per Swallow.
  6. SmokedChili (talk) Per all.
  7. Jazama (talk) Per all
  8. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.
  9. Archivist Toadette (talk) Per all.
  10. L151 (talk) Per all.


Hard no on including Yoshi's New Island. Not sure how I feel about this one yet but I do have to ask, why is this necessary? Why are we singling out NSMB and not Mario Maker? By our current standards, we could also argue for splitting out the Galaxy games or 3D Land/World, or if you're really feeling gutsy, the original four (five?) Super Mario Bros. games (and honestly, it might make more sense for NSMB to go with those than anything else, it's literally New Super Mario Bros.). If it were up to me, I'd merge Land, though Advance is trickier since it encompasses two different series (why is SMA3 on this page?).

Most importantly: Has Nintendo ever acknowledged NSMB as its own entity? --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 11:35, March 9, 2022 (EST)

Agree most definitely with Waluigi on New Island. I don't think the re used assets as a reason is even valid, Bowser's models are distinct enough from each other: , , and Mario has a completely different model: , I also agree with the points made on Maker, Galaxy, 3D Land, etc. Sdman213 (talk) 12:06, March 9, 2022 (EST)
Release date order, one at a time? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:19, March 9, 2022 (EST)
So do you plan on splitting any of the others later, then? --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 14:24, March 9, 2022 (EST)
We can get to those later, though I'm not sure if I should be the one to do it; I invite anyone else to, though. I'm more comfortable making pages for series with more games in them rather than less; Maker has three, most others listed have 2, and "SMB" seems to have pretty much been intended for if a Mario platformer has both M & L (hence why 64 and Sunshine didn't have it and they returned to it with NSMB), and I think that idea needs fleshed out more before being put into action. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:30, March 9, 2022 (EST)
On the whole models thing: it's not an indication they're a related series. Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix reuses Mario Party assets and that's not part of the Mario Party series. I could verify if YNI models do use the same as NSMB games by checking their UV maps and textures, but most of the characters from New Island are endemic to the game anyway. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:32, March 9, 2022 (EST)
I'm aware of cases like Bowser's Sunshine model being reused constantly for like 15 years, it just seemed like a reasonable connection in my opinion (with things like copypasting Cheep Cheeps and Deep Cheeps and giving them slight alterations, and tossing in a random NSMBW-esque adult Bowser scene at the end). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:43, March 9, 2022 (EST)
I concur with making a Super Mario Bros. series page instead, matching the Super Mario Land and Super Mario Advance series pages, until a Nintendo source for New Super Mario Bros. as a series can be found, though I'd personally rather merge all of those here and denote them as sub series of the main Super Mario series. LinkTheLefty (talk) 05:54, March 10, 2022 (EST)
Well I mean, usually when something gets a "2," it's considered a series by the makers (even when they Kingdom Hearts it and it's actually the third game). Furthermore, at that point, we might as well list those as being a part of the Mario Bros. series.
Also, @Hewer: I wouldn't say so, I see it less as a full subseries and more as a highly asymmetrical venn diagram, with this being like the aforementioned Wario Land for the Super Mario Land series and Yoshi's Island GBA for the Super Mario Advance series. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:56, March 10, 2022 (EST)
Huh. When did Mario Bros. get a series page? I'd argue that Kaettekita Mario Bros. is more of a port/remake sort of like the Game Boy Advance side-game and Mario Clash is more of a related game rather than both being "main" installments of the series. At any rate, I kind of feel like the Land and Advance series pages are already breaking once and only once, but I did browse through some article references and very quickly spotted at least one source for "New Super Mario Bros. series" so I'll have to stay internally consistent. LinkTheLefty (talk) 13:59, March 11, 2022 (EST)
A few days ago when I finally decided that if "Diddy Kong Racing" gets a series page then MB definitely deserves one. Also made one for Wrecking Crew. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:15, March 11, 2022 (EST)
Wait, since when (and, more importantly, why) is Diddy Kong Racing considered a series...? Nevertheless. I also want to add that I spotted a reference for "Super Mario Galaxy series" as well, and you may notice in these Iwata Asks that game developers sometimes toss around "Super Mario series" and "Mario series" at the same time they also refer to these contained series. That's why I think merging could an alternative to handle this, since I believe they are loosely seen as sort of series within a series. But I digress. A question for the opposition, who may I remind said "I don't think Nintendo have ever considered these games as a seperate series" and "willing to change my vote if other information comes up" - what do you make of the reason given for why it was "New" in the first place? Nintendo Online Magazine: 従来のシリーズですと新作はタイトルの後ろにナンバリングされたり、ハードウェア固有のタイトルが追加されています。今回はタイトルの頭部分に“New”がつけられていますよね。 (In the old series, new titles followed a numbering system or added hardware-inherent titles. This time, “New” is attached to the beginning of the title, eh?) Director Shigeyuki Asuke: [...] 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ5』というタイトルにしてしまうと、ファミコンからスーパーファミコンへと発展してきて、そのライン上にある続編というイメージを強く持たれてしまいます。 (If the "Super Mario Bros. 5" title was used, as developed from Famicom to Super Famicom, it would give the strong impression that it is a sequel of that line.) LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:05, March 12, 2022 (EST)

I think if the page does get created, Yoshi's New Island shouldn't be mentioned at all (not even as a related game) because honestly at this point, it's very likely no one is going to agree with you about it. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 13:17, March 11, 2022 (EST)

I think it could be mentioned in one sentence in the intro as at least being similar in spirit and execution. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:15, March 11, 2022 (EST)

Include Super Paper Mario as a related game[edit]

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Since the Peach one ended up being divisive, I want to try with something that in retrospect, seems far more obvious to consider related: Super Paper Mario, which as TCRF rather aptly described it, is (intentionally) "a high-speed collision between Super Mario Bros. and Paper Mario." The sidescrolling Super Mario aspects are utterly intrinsic to SPM, unlike, say, the Green Energy Plant scene in Color Splash, which was just a neat cameo for a single section of the game. Anyways, the similarities here are too many to list and honestly should be obvious to anyone who's played the game.

Proposer: Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Deadline:April 29, 2022, 23:59 GMT


  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Per


  1. Tails777 (talk) Similar or not, I wouldn't say any platformer with the word "Super" in it is immediately related to the core series. As someone who's played SPM many times, I never once thought it was related to the core games, I just thought it was a Paper Mario game that was a platformer/RPG hybrid. Both Super Princess Peach and Super Paper Mario feel more like their own things over branches from the core series.
  2. Swallow (talk) Per Tails777, Super Paper Mario is still a lot closer to the previous two Paper Mario games. We're not just going to start listing every single 2D platformer that happens to have "Super" in the title as related to the original Super Mario Bros.
  3. Hewer (talk) Even if the platforming sections are inspired by Super Mario, so are most of the games in this franchise. I agreed on Super Princess Peach since it's a full-fledged platformer, isn't part of another sub-series, and has the role-reversal thing, but I'd say this is going a bit too far.
  4. Waluigi Time (talk) Per all.
  5. Sdman213 (talk) Per all.
  6. Jazama (talk) Per all
  7. Mustard Machine (talk) Per all.
  8. Archivist Toadette (talk) Hard no. This is getting out of hand, and as I've pointed out before, TONS of games originating from Japan use "Super" in the title. This is no exception, as the game (and its apt title, so to speak) functions more as a callback to the series, not a direct relation to the series itself.


A little of a challenge question: how does Captain Toad qualify but not Super Paper Mario? From a narrative standpoint, yeah it's off-shooty, but gameplay wise, it's an entirely different game, whereas Super Paper Mario DOES rely on the standard Mario formula as part of the gameplay, moreso than Captain Toad. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 03:39, April 16, 2022 (EDT)

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker was directly derived from Super Mario 3D World, more specifically the Captain Toad levels from that game. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 04:33, April 16, 2022 (EDT)

There's one thing we should admittedly acknowledge: both Super Princess Peach and Super Paper Mario are almost certainly named like this to reflect the inspiration they take from the Super Mario series, this being particularly evident in Super Paper Mario where the platforming elements become a core part of the gameplay, especially when facing enemies. I think the biggest problem lies in what is a related game to begin with - a game straightly derived from the series like Yoshi's Island and especially Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker? A game that takes inspiration from the series to then offer its own gameplay like Super Princess Peach? A game of a different series that is much more heavily influenced by the Super Mario series in the gameplay like Super Paper Mario? I think we should first try to give an answer to these and other questions and try to define a little what is a related game, if that's possible (which is not a given). By the way, the official sources - namely the Mario Portal - do put Super Mario Bros. 35 in the Super Mario series, so we need to review what is written in the introductory paragraph of that section as well.--Mister Wu (talk) 10:07, April 16, 2022 (EDT)

Games derived from the series are what I would go for. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 10:14, April 16, 2022 (EDT)
I would say that what's currently used here - games that directly use gameplay from other games in the series or are marketed with a connection to one (and I mean explicitly, not just having "Super" in the title) - is adequate. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 21:56, April 16, 2022 (EDT)
In that case, SPP should be considered, since it is both functionally and visually an SMA series offshoot. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:21, April 20, 2022 (EDT)

I think we ought to have a close look at the games that are currently on the list.

  • Super Mario Bros. Special - I admit I never heard about this one but from what I saw about it seems to be based on the original Super Mario Bros.
  • Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic - Served as the basis of Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - (Disclaimer: I have not played this one myself) Direct follow-up from Super Mario Land 2.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Titled as a sequel to Super Mario World, and has a Super Mario Advance remake.
  • New Super Luigi U - One big add-on for New Super Mario Bros. U with the same world map and bosses.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Based on the Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World. The Wii U version serves as a prequel to that game and even has four levels ported from it (albeit slightly redesigned to work with Captain Toad); the Switch version prequels Super Mario Odyssey and the 3D World levels are replaced with ones based on the Odyssey kingdoms.
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 - (Never played this one either) An online version of the original Super Mario Bros.

Note that all of these games have some form of connection to a game that is part of the main series, whereas Super Princess Peach and Super Paper Mario don't in this regard. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 16:48, April 23, 2022 (EDT)

Mario Run Main Series Game?[edit]

Why is Mario Kart Tour not classified as a main series Mario Kart game, yet Mario Run is considered a main series platformer? This should be consistent in terms of categorization.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ladishchap (talk).

It's because the two articles are organized differently. Mario Kart series is organized by platform (console, arcade, mobile, RC) while the Super Mario series is organized by main games, ports, remakes, related games, and so on. Now, why is it the case, probably due to Mario Kart series being in a better state than this one as well as less confusing categorization going on. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 02:11, May 15, 2022 (EDT)

Move this page to "Super Mario Bros. (series)"[edit]

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Here's a quick recap. The Super Mario franchise began with Donkey Kong, followed by early Super Mario-branded games, and received a new game called VS. Wrecking Crew, the first game in the Wrecking Crew series, and eventually, Super Mario Bros., the first game in the Super Mario Bros. series, also known as simply the Super Mario series. The Super Mario Bros. series is so popular, that it received multiple platformers (with Super Mario Land being the first Super Mario Bros. game whose name starts with Super Mario, an alternate name for the Super Mario Bros. series), followed by the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary from September 13, 2010 to January 10, 2011, the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary from April 1, 2015 to December 2015, and the the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary from September 3, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Since the Super Mario franchise article and the Super Mario series article may be confusing and/or unclear, I was wondering if there's a possibility to move "Super Mario (series)" to "Super Mario Bros. (series)".

Proposer: GuntherBB (talk)
Deadline: September 21, 2023, 23:59 GMT


  1. GuntherBB (talk) Per proposal


  1. Swallow (talk) "Super Mario" still appears to mostly be what Nintendo mostly calls the main series, for one thing a lot of the games don't have "bros" in the title and a lot of them, particularly the big 3D games revolve around just Mario. As for Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, that's referring to it being the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game
  2. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Super Mario Bros. is actually a distinct subseries that does not include the Land games, the 3D games, or the Maker games.
  3. ExoRosalina (talk) Per Swallow, I think both of them are franchise in the entire series, such as other mainline games.
  4. Hewer (talk) Per Swallow, the main series sharing its name with the franchise is simply the way it is, even if it's somewhat confusing. There's also Donkey Kong (franchise) and Donkey Kong (series) for precedent.
  5. Blhte (talk) Another little thing is, "The first completely new installment in the Super Mario Bros. series in nearly 11 years", that's what the promotional material for SMBW confirmed itself.
  6. Pseudo (talk) Per Swallow and Blhte.
  7. RealStuffMister (talk) this would imply that spin-offs like Mario Party, Mario Kart and the sports games are all part of the "Super Mario Bros. series", the line of 2D platformers. It makes no sense and goes against what Nintendo has said themselves.
  8. Camwoodstock (talk) - Per everybody else, but especially Swallow. There's games that Nintendo classifies as parts of this series that flat-out do not have the word "Bros." in them. See the Maker games, the Land games, the 3D Platformers, and most importantly Super Mario World.
  9. Sdman213 (talk) Definitely Per all.
  10. ToxicOJ (talk) Per all, especially Swallow, Doc von Schmeltwick, and Blhte.
  11. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.
  12. Mateo (talk) Per my comment, Blhte, and Nintendo themselves.
  13. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per all.
  14. MegaBowser64 (talk) *cough* *sigh* yeah we could definitely have a Super Mario Bros. series article but only for actual SMB games... *sigh*
  15. Killer Moth (talk) Per all.


If you're declining the move, then what do you think a better way is to do? GuntherBayBeee.jpgGuntherBayBeeeGravity Rush Kat.png 12:34, September 8, 2023 (EDT)

Just leave it as is. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 12:37, September 8, 2023 (EDT)
We could try having an additional page for the actual Super Mario Bros. series I linked above (along with other subseries), but that still needs the kinks ironed out. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 12:28, September 9, 2023 (EDT)

Just want to clarify so that there's no misunderstandings about this in the future: The official distinction Nintendo made in the previously mentioned page (English equivalent here) and the also relevant official timeline is that all mainline games starting with Super Mario Bros. 1 are part of the Super Mario series, while the traditional full-fledged 2D Mario games (not Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Run) are part of the Super Mario Bros. series. Mateo (talk) 18:53, September 12, 2023 (EDT)

By the way, to everyone who want to create page for the Super Mario Bros. series, the official list of (most likely mainline) games in SMB series just came out. Pi'illoper.pngBlhte(A****** c*****) 23:34, September 12, 2023 (EDT)

That includes Land but not Land 2, and Land itself is debatable since it doesn't have Luigi even implied; it also lacks SMW2, which aside from the English super-title in the final, was also called "Super Mario Bros. 5" internationally until fairly late in development from what I can tell. Are you sure that's the Bros. series and not just select Super Mario games? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:40, September 12, 2023 (EDT)
Sorry again I just saw "Here are some side-scrolling action games from the Super Mario Bros. series" now... That's might means some of them were not mentioned? But I think expect SML2 everyone in mainline was here Pi'illoper.pngBlhte(A****** c*****) 00:12, September 13, 2023 (EDT)
NSMB2 was also neglected, they were just giving examples. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:43, September 13, 2023 (EDT)


We do know now that Super Mario Run and the Super Mario Maker series don't count as mainline Super Mario Bros. games by Nintendo's own definitions. Should we categorise the games as 2D, 3D and then Other?-- memoryman3 (talk) 08:06, October 6, 2023 (EDT)

There are four subseries here: Super Mario Bros. (itself including the Super Mario Advance and New Super Mario Bros. subseries), Super Mario Land, Super Mario 3D (including the Super Mario Galaxy subseries), and Super Mario Maker. Run is the odd one out; I had it categorized as a Bros. game until Nintendo themselves said Wonder is the first fully-new one in so-and-so years. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 11:11, October 6, 2023 (EDT)
Nintendo includes the Super Mario Land games as part of the Super Mario Bros. series nowadays, even if many elements weren't naturalised into other games. I would categorise Run, Mario 35 and the Maker series in other for now, acknowledging they aren't traditional fully fledged entries as Nintendo did, but still recognising them as parts of the greater Super Mario series. What should we do with the related games, namely Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Super Mario Land 3? -- memoryman3 (talk) 12:32, October 10, 2023 (EDT)
When has Land been treated as a Bros. game rather than just another Super Mario side-scroller (as the thing brought up in the comments on the proposal was determined to be the latter)? Capt. Toad I'd say is a spinoff of 3D World, but still more of it's own "series" (counting the remake) than an actual subcategory of Super Mario. And since 35 is a variation on the original Super Mario Bros., it'd be considered part of that series regardless, like Super Mario Bros. Special, albeit not as a "main" installment. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:04, October 10, 2023 (EDT)
On that very same link pointing to the official Nintendo news blog. Land was given as an example of a game in the main Super Mario Bros. series. -- memoryman3 (talk) 18:36, October 24, 2023 (EDT)
But not Land 2. Or New Super Mario Bros. 2, and it's definitely part of it. I think that's just a list of cherry-picked side-scrollers. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:28, October 27, 2023 (EDT)
@Doc von Schmeltwick @Memoryman3 I'm currently making a Super Mario Franchise rewrite inspired by Doc's series projects & the various proposals on sub-series and whatnot. WIP project at bottom of userpage.SONIC123CDMANIA+&K(B&ATSA) (talk) 13:23, April 5, 2024 (CST)

Is Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island also a Super Mario series game?[edit]

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We know that it's obviously a Yoshi game starring Mario, but when I saw a particular image, I began to wonder if it could also count as a Super Mario platforming game. The Super Mario Advance games also has Super Mario 2D sidescrollers for the Game Boy Advance, except the third game Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 is a remake of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Both the original and remake have "Super Mario" in their name, so it's definitely part of the Super Mario brand, but is it linked to the Super Mario sidescrolling platformers? The Japanese name also has "Super Mario" (スーパーマリオ, Sūpā Mario) as the first part of the title, followed by Yoshi's Island (ヨッシーアイランド, Yosshī Airando). Super Game Gear (talk) 11:37, October 27, 2023 (EDT)

It was actually subtitled Super Mario Bros. 5 in development. So while it may or may not be a Super Mario game, it absolutely is a Super Mario Bros. game. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:26, October 27, 2023 (EDT)
Said image also lists Super Mario Advance 4, which is in the "Ports, remakes, and compilations" section, NOT the Main Games section. We'd have to add that as well. But then we'd have to deal with everything else in that section. SONIC123CDMANIA+&K(B&ATSA) (talk) 09:39, January 31, 2024 (CST)

Link issues[edit]

Link 4 is broken, and links 5, 8, and 9 are the same. I personally lack the technical knowhow to be able to fix this so I figured I'd alert other people on the wiki.
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Can you be more specific? What and where is link 4 etc? Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 20:20, November 9, 2023 (EST)
They're referring to the references, they're fixed now. Lucina costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 20:21, November 9, 2023 (EST)