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Initial post: Jan 6, 2008 9:19:33 AM PST
A. Nevils says:
Hi all - I'm not a huge gamer, and admittedly my gaming aptitude hasn't ever really evolved beyond n64 mariokart. That's right, I suck at Halo, etc. I had the original xbox, but my biggest gripe was that there weren't any good mario-like titles. I'm getting a ps3 largely for the bluray and other capabilities, but am wondering if there are any good mario-like games that anyone can recommend. The Wii is probably a better choice for me when just looking at it from a gaming perspective, but the ps3 just had too many other selling points. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2008 10:37:40 PM PST
Tony M says:
You will only see Mario games on Nintendo games (Gamecube, Wii, etc.). Sorry :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 10:12:06 AM PST
A. Nevils says:
thanks for the reply. i guess my question is really whether there are any game like mario for the other platforms (ie, not the exact mario brand, but something similar). for example, the turbografx16 had a character named bonk - his adventures were "mario-ish" - if that makes sense. thanks again

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2008 12:45:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2008 12:46:00 PM PST
C. Harvey says:
Try Ratchet and Clank, its a 3D platformer in the same vein as Mario. During the PS2 era. Sony and Not Nintendo actually had the best 3D Platformers, with there Ratchet and Clank, Jak, and Sly series of games. All superior to the Gamecube's Mario Sunshine.

Ratchet and Clank Future is currently on the PS3 and is widely considering one of if not the best game on the system, and the others are sure to follow.

Good Luck

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2008 4:59:32 PM PST
A. Nevils says:
Awesome - thanks. Quick question about Ratchet & Clank - can my wife & I play at the same time? That is, 2player like on a journey mission together as a team? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2008 12:20:16 PM PST
The Crash games are fun & Mario-ish, I guess...running, jumping, kicking, driving cars, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2008 4:24:14 PM PST
A. Mcgrady says:
Well let me say this, Super Mario Galaxy rocks, and with super smash bros Brawl and mario kart wii coming it may be better just to start looking for a wii, plus you can get the virtual console games of the wii shop channel and there are a lot of them available they have nes, snes, N64. with all the original mario games all the donkey kong games on snes and mario kart 64 is also on the shop channel. I think there are just to many selling points on the wii to pass it up personally plus it plays GC games there is no question as to why nintendo is in the lead in console sales. I agree that the ps3 had a lot of selling points hi def graphics a blu ray player, I own all three systems because they are all really good but I am in a position to buy them all, so I would say just start saving up, you would never regret purchasing a wii if you did because it sounds like you would enjoy the games on it more than the ps3 or the xbox 360 and you said you werent a huge gamer so I dont really see why you chose the ps3 over the wii, since there are a lot more pick up and play easy to master games on it. But I know they are hard to get I bought mine off EBAY for $370 and no I dont regret it at all. But as far as platformer games on the ps3 try "jak and daxter" and "sly cooper" games also disney puts out some decent platformer games sometimes try "Ratatouille" also the new simpson game is a decent platformer, But if you have the 60 or 80 gb ps3 you should try God of War it is one of the best ps2 games ever made and God of War 3 is coming out soon also for ps3 but they are a bit difficult but very fun. well good luck and goodbye

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 8:01:41 AM PST
Ratchet & Clank. Its alot of fun. 1 Player only.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2008 3:09:33 PM PDT
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Mcgrady, he says right in the first post the PS3 was purchased because of its Blu-Ray player. Now he has a free gaming console and would like to make a little use of it.

If I may branch out from the original cartoonish request, I'd like to suggest Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. It's on PS3 can be played co-op (by two players working together on the same screen) and since it's filled with popular Marvel characters you and your wife don't need to be game junkies to enjoy it. Also Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is huge fun for the whole family. It would be perfect if you have kids, but even adults will find the game both fun and funny.

Scan a site like for games that strike your interest. Since you're new to the party you might even find a game that's been out long enough to be on discount. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2008 4:17:48 PM PDT
Gamespot and ign have extensive game videos, previews, screenshots. Read three or four reviews.

Picking a console because it has blu-ray which could very well end up the laserdisc or betamax isn't a good reason to do so.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2008 2:40:05 PM PDT
I wouldn't count on Blu-Ray ending up like laserdisc or betamax. It's here to stay until bandwidth limitations make VOD more viable, which is many years away. The PS3 is a great choice as an HD disc player (and it does a nice job upconverting regular DVDs, too).

I have Lego Star Wars and I just got Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Both are good choices if you're looking for something to play cooperatively with your wife. Lego has simpler controls and is easier to get the hang of than Marvel -- if your wife is not much of a gamer then I'd go for Lego. Otherwise it's mainly a question of whether you like Star Wars or superheroes better.

I'm not sure what other PS3 platformers let you play coop. I hear the Sonic game is fairly lousy, but I haven't played it. If you're getting one of the PS3 models that plays PS2 games, then you have a lot of other choices. My wife and I played coop through Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on the PS2 and it was a lot of fun.

You can play most of the sports games coop against the machine, too. Virtua Tennis is fun and very easy to handle.

Also remember that you can download free demos for many PS3 games, so you have a chance to try 'em before buying 'em. (Sadly, no demos for Lego or Marvel though.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2008 1:48:03 PM PDT
A. Baugh says:
There's a game coming out called "Little Big Planet" that has a lot of hype behind it coming out for the PS3 only (it will be an online download). Check it out, you might like it, but I'm not sure when it's coming out.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 1:26:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2008 1:29:45 PM PDT
I'd pick up Sly Cooper 2 and 3 for the ps2, if you have a backwards-compatible ps3 unit (i.e., not the 40GB model). Also Psychonauts and Beyond Good and Evil. Sly Cooper 1 is okay, but noticably less sophisticated.

For native PS3, I'd second the vote for Lego Star Wars. R&C Future recommended by C. Harvey is a lot more combat-oriented. So is Uncharted. Both great games, but they may not be your thing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2008 6:05:39 AM PDT
Boxiang Wang says:
You bought your's for $370? They come for as low as $278 or something!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2008 7:12:21 PM PDT
FryBaby says:
Yeah for the ps3 the ratchet and clank tools of destruction is the closest mario type of thing. It's for single player platforming though. Go with the lego star wars trilogy on the ps3 for cool highly entertaining coop fun.

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 9:19:27 AM PDT
C.Mike says:
Ratchet & Clank Future and LittleBIGPlanet are your best bets. Frankly, I consider PS3's "Mario-ish" games actually superior to Nintendo's actual Mario games (as well as plenty of Nintendo's other games for that matter...).

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 1:50:34 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 29, 2010 7:38:07 PM PDT
nemo_o says:
like mario i would think platformer or anything with nice visuals.
1) ratchet and clank future (tools of destruction quest for booty and crack in time)
2) uncharted because of the nice bright environments and it has a pretty good story
3) prince of persia, lots of platforming and it was pretty easy eventhough it was kind of repetative it also had nice bright environment.
4) little big planet its a 2d platformer 4players and you can build your own levels which is fun.
5) modnation racers this is really alot like mario kart and you can build tracks karts and characters
6) joe danger it looks alot like something that would be on a nintendo console, and you can download it for only $15 it racing but its fun
7) sly collection when it is released in november
8) enslaved odyssey to the west it looks like a good game the visuals are nice and it has platform elements.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2012 8:18:28 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 18, 2012 9:24:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 18, 2012 9:25:12 PM PDT
Wow, quite the necrobump. There are some good platformers on the PSN now though, if anyone else is still interested in this topic.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 9:41:35 PM PDT
saskamazon says:
lol .... 4 yrs. past & the new input is "yeah" ... must of really worked on that post.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 9:36:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2012 9:44:56 PM PDT
Sha Gojyo says:
mario-ish games for PS3?

I'd say littlebigplanet comes pretty close. they're comin out with a super smash bros brawl clone game on PS3 too, which will be interesting to see.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 12:37:13 PM PDT
By Mario-ish games, I think you mean platforming games.
PS3 has lots of it, let me suggest some titles:
Ratchet & Clank HD collection
Sly Cooper HD collection
Jak & Daxter HD collection
Rayman Origins
Little Big Planet series, etc etc

If you are really into platforming/Mario-ish games, I suggest you create a PSN account as PSN has so many downloadable digital games like that. Even better, if you subscribe to PSPlus, you get some of those games for free as long as you stay a member.
Up untill now, you'll have LBP2 & Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One ( You can play this up to 4 players co-op ) for free. More free games will be coming

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012 6:20:02 AM PDT
Kin-foot says:
This is a good list.
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