The Best EVER: Mario Game
He is literally the face of video games, so how can we pick just one Mario title over the rest? Also, we discover one of Craig's most surreal childhood memories!
for me it's between Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and Super Mario the 6 Golden Rings
I'm 27 and I'm already like that. Life is cruel. Play more. :)
I agree with Craig, Super Mario World is essentially the perfect Mario game.
Paper Mario 2 is my personal favourite but I couldn't call it the unanimous best Mario game since it technically isn't in the main series and not totally Mario.
screw attack has no younger perspective, for me it honestly would be Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
Oh, i certainly enjoy the music. I love listening to it. But i have trouble recalling any track from sunshine. Infact, the only one i remember off the top of my head is Delfino Plaza, and that took a good 15 seconds to recall. The music's good but just not memorable. I could name half of Galaxy's sound track off the top of my head. And i think everyone can agree that Gusty Garden Galaxy is one of the best theme's in the entire Mario universe.
I think i get what you're saying here, so let me explain it to that side of you. Sunshine tried to make you feel like you were on a tropical island. The open world approach worked well for this, and i'd say it worked for the most part. Unlike 64, the levels actually feel realistic, which as i said, i can't recall another platformer that had that. Galaxy tries to make you feel like you're flying through space. And as such, the level design is going to be linear. If i had the choice between exploring a tropical island, and an exhilarating ride through space, i think it's pretty easy to know what side of that choice i'd be on.
Understand, im not trying to convince you to like Galaxy better. I'm just trying to make you honestly understand why it's my favorite over the likes of all these other giants.
Gotta agree with Craig and go with Super Mario World as my favorite Mario game.
its a tie between Super Mario 64, and the Smash bros franchise since technically it is a mario game, as said in the top 10 mario games
I do agree that the controls were better. For me I enjoy the tropical music. It's mainly a difference in opinion I believe. About the level design was that that the "levels" in Sunshine were more worlds, like in 64. Galaxy had you going through different platformers which as for me I don't like. I like a more open world setting. They are hugely two different types of games, and to be honest, I don't really think one is better than the other, (and I know i'm contradicting myself.) You have given me alot things which made me feel differently about Galaxy, I guess some nostalgia got in the way. In my opinion Sunshine is more of Super Mario 64 and which I believe that is better than Galaxy.
Well, Galaxy had super tight controls. Sunshine didn't. Not to say sunshine's were bad, they just weren't amazing. To give an example, there were several times i would be immensely frustrated with a death in sunshine. But i could die even more times on a level in galaxy and still be having fun. It wasn't too often, but there were some deaths in sunshine that were legitimately not my fault, but Galaxy doesn't have those cause the controls are so good everything good or bad is your fault.
Galaxy had amazing music. Sunshine at it's best had ok music (i don't think there's a single song from sunshine that i have on my iPod while i have about 20 from Galaxy just to give a comparison)
But you understand that. But what made Galaxy a truly great game rather than just a really good one like Sunshine, was the level design. Yes, it's linear. But every level is just sheer inspired genius. It's so subtly good that you don't even realize it, but at the end, all you can say is "That was fun". Let me just give you a challenge that should prove my point. Select two missions completely at random, one from both games. Play through both, and then write down which one you had more fun with. repeat this 9 more times to ensure it wasn't just bad luck. Im going to guess and say 7 out of 10 times or higher galaxy won.
Now don't get me wrong. Sunshine is a good game. It's a well designed game. The atmosphere's amazing. Heck, i think it's the only 3D platformer ever that you could plausibly actually live in in real life. I can completely respect you liking it better. But i can't respect you saying it's a better game when it clearly isnt. To be honest, im kind of in the same boat as you. I like Galaxy better, but Super Mario World is clearly the better game.
my favorite mario game of all time is super mario sunshine for nintendo gamecube
While all other Mario games are fantastic in every sense of the word, the Super Mario Galaxy series stand among my favorites. It reminded everyone of what video gaming can really be about. Fresh, creative ideas, brilliant innovation and execution in terms of its mechanics and gameplay, and an astounding sense of simplicity that molds into something greater. Truly a modern masterpiece.
And to all you naysayers out there who say Mario is "for little kids," I'm 20 years old and I still play Mario when I get the chance. I have logged more hours into Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 than the entire Call of Duty or Halo series. Combined.
For me, it's a tie between Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. 64 was the first Mario game I ever played, and is still one of my favorite games. Likewise, Sunshine was one of my first Gamecube games, and one of my favorites for that console. Mario Kart 64 comes in a close 2nd place, with Galaxy 1 & 2 tieing for third.
No matter how old I get, I will always enjoy playing Mario games.
Have to laugh at the "more hardcore than thou" kids who are bashing Mario in the comments. Maybe when you grow up, you'll realize you can play a game where nobody gets decapitated and not be any less of a man.
Anyway, best Mario was definitely Mario 3. There were just so many power-ups and secrets and different ways to do different things; it was a ton of fun. But I don't think there ever was a bad Mario game. Well, if you don't count Hotel Mario, and you shouldn't.
Yeah, but when he squints his eyes like that, he looks at least 40!
We grew up with these games, and they are amazing games. How could we NOT play them and love them?
He looks like he's in his 30s, which he is?
How can damn full gown mans play these little kids games? I just dont uderstand
I just realized how old Craig looks now.
I'm with Craig; I don't have that kind of story, but World did it for me. The second exits, Yoshi abandonment, Star Road...