- “May your heart be your guiding key”
- —Master of masters, Kingdom Hearts series
Brief introduction My name IRL is Max, I am 23 years old and I live in England.
Super Mario is tied with Kingdom Hearts for my favorite game franchise.
The Nintendo Gamecube was my first ever console, and my first Mario game was Mario Kart: Double Dash. As of now, the Nintendo consoles I own are a 3DS, Wii U and Switch, and I still have my Gamecube.
My favorite game ever right now is Kingdom Hearts 3.
My top 10 Mario games in no particular order are:
Keep in mind, the only Mario games I really play are the mainstream Super Mario series, the RPGs, and the Luigi's Mansion series (even though I used to play the Mario Kart series but don't anymore).
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - The only Mario game for the GBA I have played (even if its on the Wii U VC). The game's remake is pretty much on the same level, I find Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser to be very creative.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Might be my favorite Mario game, and definetly my favorite one for the DS. Lots of people say the best game for the DS is The World Ends With You. While I am a huge fan of that game, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story IMO is the only DS game that can truly rival it. Once again the remake is on the same level and I'm a huge fan of Bowser Jr.'s Journey too. Here's a fun fact, the original game came out on the same day in the UK as Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, another DS RPG I really love.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Favorite Mario game for the 3DS (besides the remakes of the aforementioned games), and can rival what I think by far the best game of the system: Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Super Mario 64 - My favorite game from the 20th century.
Super Mario Galaxy - The first Mario game I played outside of the Mario Kart or New Super Mario Bros series, and actually what got me deeper into the franchise.
Luigi's Mansion - I'm lucky enough to have the PAL version, meaning a better Hidden Mansion for me.
Luigi's Mansion 3 - My favorite game on the Switch and one of the best games I played in 2019
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - Favorite Gamecube Game.
Super Paper Mario - Favorite Paper Mario game, and very close between this and Super Mario Galaxy for favorite Wii game.
Paper Mario: The Origami King - My best game of 2020 (unless Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC is fully counted). One thing that kept me going through the COVID-19 mess too.
My favorite characters: