The list author says: "Mario has been in hundreds of video games, but which ones are the best? These are what I consider to be the top 30 Mario games of all time. Please note that any game on this list that was released before Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year-Door was not brought or played until well after the release date. If you're wondering why Super Mario Bros. 3 isn't on here, I've played the game, and it's not that great, it was a rather average game."
"Super Mario Galaxy is the definitely the 2000-2009 game of the decade, The graphics are stunning, the music is fully orchestrated, and the gameplay is simple and fun. This is without a doubt, the game of the decade."
"Super Mario 64 is a very close second to Galaxy The gameplay is just as good. The graphics and sound are great for Mario's first attempt at 3D. The level design is amazing, you can explore the large open levels. There are lots of great power-ups. Replay value is great, too. This is the one and only game of the decade for the 90's!"
"Super Mario World is the greatest 2D video game of all time, and it's managed to hold that title for 18 years now. The level design is awesome, with better power-ups than previous Mario games. This is a big upgrade Super Mario Bros. 3."
"Paper Mario 2 is Mario's second best RPG, the combat system is nearly perfect, it's a 40+ hour adventure you'll want to replay over and over, and it's at least another 10+ hours to find all the game's secrets. The storyline is the best in the Mario series so far."
"An underrated game, Mario Sunshine is one of the most fun and unique Mario games there is. The FLUDD thing is annoying, but it's the thing that makes the game unique. The level design is different, also making it unique. Mario 64 and Galaxy were better, but Sunshine is more than 95% as good one of them."
"This is Mario's third best RPG. It's no wonder because the boss battles are great. If you're sick of Boss battles that last under 2 min., then you'll love this game. The boss battles get longer and more challenging. Best boss battles ever. The rest of the gameplay is fun as well."
"Although not as good as it's sequel, this is easily the second best game on the GBA. There's a big overworld to travel, lots of extra stuff to do, and fun boss battles as well (especially because of the Bros. Moves)."
"Mario Kart: Double Dash has better controls than any other Mario Kart. The tracks aren't as good though, but the 2 characters on one Kart idea is fun. Each character has their own special item. This game also has great replay value."
"Yoshi's island is different from the original Mario World, but the new style of gameplay is incredibly fun. Throwing eggs at enemies is funner than stomping them. Power-ups have a different purpose; to get Yoshi through harsh terrain."
"This is why Mario's in RPG's. His first one was almost as great as some of his newer ones. The overworld is large, but travelling it is convienent thanks to the map. The boss battles are fun, but the combat system needs a little improvment."
"It's nice that there's a modern Mario 2D platformer, and it's nice that that platformer could be New Super Mario Bros.. The level design is great, there are new and old power-ups. Although the game can be beaten easily, you'll probably want to replay it."
"This is Mario's second best sports game, and one of his best spin-offs on the Gamecube. The huge selection of varied characters is great, and there are multiple stadiums to play on. It's really fun when there are two players though."