Which Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart Games Are Rated the Highest?

Super Mario Bros

He’s the most recognisable video game character in the world. But not all of Mario’s games are widely loved. In the week of Mario’s 36th anniversary, the highest and lowest rated Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart games have been revealed.

With data scraped by BestOnlineCasinos.ca,  we can now reveal the highest and lowest rated games within the Super Mario franchise.

Highest Rated: Super Mario World

Released five years after Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World rated the highest rated game in the franchise, with an amazing IMDb rating of 9.3/10. It’s the game that first saw the introduction of the green dinosaur Yoshi, and a game that invokes instant nostalgia, with some users stating, ‘I’ll be playing it even when I have great grandchildren.’

Super Mario sales

In second is Super Mario Bros. 3, with a rating of 9.2/10, while Super Mario 64 takes third place with a rating of 9.1/10. Known for revolutionising the Nintendo64 console, users were quick to crown this as their ‘favourite childhood gaming experience.’

Lowest Rated: Super Mario Run

Released in 2016, Super Mario Run takes bottom spot with a poor 6.2/10. Released on iOS and Android, this was the first mobile game released by Nintendo. However, users were quick to complain about the originality of the game.

Mario Kart stats

Super Mario Bros. 35 and Super Mario 3D Land take joint 16th place with a score of 6.4/10. Here’s a look at the figures in detail, which also includes Mario Kart figures:

SUPER MARIO (388.92 MILLION SALES) Year releasedIMDb Rating
Super Mario Bros.19858.9
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels19867.5
Super Mario Bros. 319889.2
Super Mario Bros. 219887.6
Super Mario Land19897.7
Super Mario World19909.3
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins19928.1
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island19958.6
Super Mario 6419969.1
Super Mario Sunshine20028.2
New Super Mario Bros.20068.1
Super Mario Galaxy20079
Super Mario Galaxy 220108.9
Super Mario 3D Land 20116.4
New Super Mario Bros. U20127.7
New Super Mario Bros. 220127.4
New Super Mario 3D World20138.4
Super Mario Maker20158.2
Super Mario Run20166.2
Super Mario Odyssey20179
Super Mario Maker 220198.4
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe20197.8
Super Mario Bros. 3520206.4
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 20218.8
Average8.12
MARIO KART (158 MILLION SALES) Year releasedIMDb Rating
Super Mario Kart 19928.4
Mario Kart 6419968.7
Mario Kart: Super Circiut20017.3
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 20038.5
Mario Kart 7 20118
Mario Kart 820148.6
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe20178.7
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit20207.3
Average8.19

Data was collected by BestOnlineCasinos.ca using resources such as Wikipedia’s list of the best-selling video game franchises, (omitting Mario, Tetris, Wii and Minecraft on the grounds of either being the same game with updates, available on a single device, or being an umbrella franchise) and IMDb in order to determine the ratings of each release. Updates, mini-games or DLCs were also omitted from the study.

What do you think? Do you agree with the results? How would you rate the games?