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The Super Mario series, is a series of platform/adventure video games starring the titular plumber Mario. The name is often used to identify the general Mario series, but it is actually a sub-series of it.

Super Mario games differ from other Mario games in that they are platformer adventures. It can be noted by seeing what makes Super Mario Bros. different from Mario Bros.

Video Games

Note that we don't include games titled Super Mario only because they star Mario, while not being platform adventures, such as Super Mario Kart or Super Mario RPG.

Original games

The original Super Mario series are basically all main games in the Mario series, with the exception of Mario Bros., plus Super Paper Mario:

  • Super Mario Bros. (September 13, 1985), Famicom/NES. Later re-released for Game Boy Advance, Wii Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console and Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (June 3, 1986), Famicom, known as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels outside Japan. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2012 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (October 9, 1988), NES, known as Super Mario USA in Japan. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2012 for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (October 23, 1988), Famicom/NES. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2013 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario Land (April 21, 1989), Game Boy. Re-released in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario World (November 21, 1990), Super Famicom/SNES. Re-released in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console and in 2016 for New 3DS Virtual Console. Originally known as Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World.
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (October 21, 1992), Game Boy. Re-released in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (January 21, 1994), Game Boy. Being a Wario game, and featuring Mario only as a cameo, it might not be considered part of the Mario series. Re-released in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (August 15, 1995), Super Famicom/SNES. Being a Yoshi game, it might not be considered part of the Mario series.
  • Super Mario 64 (June 23, 1996), Nintendo 64. Re-released in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2015 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Super Mario Sunshine (July 19, 2002), GameCube.
  • New Super Mario Bros. (May 15, 2006), Nintendo DS. Re-released in 2015 for Wii U Virtual Console.
  • Super Paper Mario (April 9, 2007), Wii.
  • Super Mario Galaxy (November 1, 2007), Wii.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (November 12, 2009), Wii.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (May 23, 2009), Wii.
  • Super Mario 3D Land (November 3, 2011), Nintendo 3DS.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (July 28, 2012), Nintendo 3DS.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (November 18, 2012), Wii U. Formerly known as New Super Mario Bros. Mii in demo version.
    • New Super Luigi U (June 19, 2013), expansion pack to New Super Mario Bros. U. It was later also released as a stand-alone game.
  • Super Mario 3D World (November 21, 2013), Wii U.

Additionally Super Mario Maker released on September 10, 2015 for Wii U can be considered part of the series, since it allows creation of levels based on Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Remakes

  • Super Mario Bros. Special (1986), NEC PC-8801.
  • Vs. Super Mario Bros. (1986), Arcade.
  • All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. (1986), Famicom Disk System. Starring characters from the All Night Nippon radio show.
  • Super Mario Bros. (March 8, 1986), Game & Watch New Wide Screen.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1991), Game Watch.
  • Super Mario World (1991), Game Watch.
  • BS Super Mario USA (March 31, 1996), Satellaview.
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (May 4, 1999), Game Boy Color.
  • Super Mario 64 DS (November 21, 2004), Nintendo DS.

Re-releases in compilations

  • 2-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (November 1988), NES.
  • 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Tetris./Nintendo World Cup (November 1988), NES.
  • 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet (December 1990), NES.
  • Super Mario All-Stars (July 14, 1993), Super Famicom/SNES. Includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. USA and Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (December 1994), Super Famicom/SNES.
  • Super Mario Advance (March 2001), Game Boy Advance. Includes a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) and a remake of Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (March 2001), Game Boy Advance. Includes a remake of Super Mario World and a remake of Mario Bros.
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (September 20, 2002), Game Boy Advance. Might not be considered part of the Super Mario series, since it only includes a remake of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and a remake of Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (July 14, 2003), Game Boy Advance. Includes a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 and a remake of Mario Bros.

Arcade Machines

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 Pachislot (1989). A Super Mario Bros. 3 themed slot machine.
  • Super Mario World (1991). A Super Mario World themed skee ball-like game.
  • Super Mario Bros. (April 25, 1992). A Super Mario World themed pinball machine.
  • Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World (june 1992). A Super Mario Bros. themed Pinball.
  • Super Mario Fushigi no Janjan Land (2003). A Super Mario Bros. 3 themed Medal Game.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World (2011). A New Super Mario Bros. Wii themed slot machine.

Cinema & TV

works specifically based on Super Mario games are:

  • Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach!), released in 1986 only in japan.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, a TV series based on Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2, that also included live action segments. The Legend of Zelda cartoon was featured instead of Super Mario episodes on fridays, but the live action segment was still included. It ran for 65 episodes (13 of the Zelda series).
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, that ran from september 8 to december 1, 1990, lasting 26 episodes, and Super Mario World, that ran from 14 september to 7 december 1991, lasting only 13 episodes.
  • Super Mario Bros. the first and only live action movie in the series, released on May 28, 1993.

In 1994 was also aired Mario All Stars, a compilation of episodes from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and the Super Mario World TV show.

Episodes from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World were featured in the Captain N show Captain N & the Video Game Masters.

Publications

Many comic books and novels were written featuring the title "Super Mario" (see Mario#Publications), but works directly based on the games are:

  • The Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 comics by Valiant, publicated on Nintendo Comics System issues 5, 6, 8 and 9 (this one actually based on Dr. Mario). The first episode was released in a preview issue in 1990. A spin-off series titled Game Boy was also featured on Nintendo Comics System comics.
  • Super Mario-Kun by CoroCoro Comics, a manga only released in Japan, covering many games in the series, with issue 1 released on 27 august 1991 and the currently last issue, number 47 released in December 2013.
  • Game Boy Advance - Super Mario Advance first book in the Game Boy series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, released in september 2001
  • Super Mario-Kun by Pikkapika, a manga only released in Japan that lasted for five issues from october 2004 to september 2009.

Board Games

Many board games based on Super Mario video games have been released. These include:

  • Super Mario Bros (1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. Ladder game (1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. Mini Pinball (1985)
  • Super Mario World: Barrel of Yoshis (1990). Based on the Barrel of Monkeys game.
  • Super Mario World Lucky Coin (1990)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Coin Adventure (2006)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Gura Gura (2006)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Labyrinth (2006)

Also some jigsaw puzzles featuring artwork from the series have been released.

Toys & merchandise

Many Super Mario toys have been released. The most interesting include:

  • Super Mario Bros. Gameworld (1985). Construction toys by Byggis.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 McDonald's Happy Meal Toys (1988). A set of four toys.
  • Super Mario World Barcode Battler Cards (1992)
  • Super Mario Bros. Movie Action Figures (1993) by Ertl. A line of 6 action figures. Also a Devo Chamber playset and a limited edition Crash Action Police Car have been released.
  • Super Mario Bros. Devo Gun (1993) by Ertl. A toy weapon based on that from the movie.
  • Super Mario Figure Collection (2008). Set of action figures based on many characters from the series.

Sub-series

Links to other series

Note: references to recurring Mario elements originated in the Super Mario series, such as Peach, Bowser or Wario, will only be listed if are intended to reference specific Super Mario games and not the Mario series as a whole. Also references in or to Mario's alternate media are not included.

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Mario Bros.19850913 September 13, 1985The Super Mario Bros. series is a crossover between the two series.1
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Giana Sisters1987 1987The Great Giana Sisters is based on Super Mario Bros.3


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Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic19870710 July 10, 1987Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic features the Starman from Super Mario Bros.; Being a clone of Doki Doki Panic, Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) features the same enemies and levels from that game.1


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F-1 Race1987 1987A special edition of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch was given as a prize for a Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race competition.1
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Famicom Grand Prix1987 1987A special edition of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch was given as a prize for a Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race competition.1
5Arrow R Nester198809 September 1988Nester comics feature many references to Super Mario games.2


4Arrow L Zelda19881023 October 23, 1988The Warp Whistle from The Legend of Zelda is also featured in Super Mario Bros. 3; additionally The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time features minor references to Super Mario 64, while Super Mario Sunshine, Super Paper Mario and Super Mario 3D Land feature references to the Zelda series.1


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Duck Hunt198811 November 1988Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt have been released in the same cartdrige in 2-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt and in 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet3


5Arrow R Alleyway19890421 April 21, 1989Alleyway features block formations based on sprites from Super Mario Bros.1


5Arrow R Nightmare on Elm Street19890506 May 06, 1989In the episode "Missing Persons" of the Freddy's Nightmares TV series, two children play Super Mario Bros.2


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Mother19890727 July 27, 1989In the first Mother, a child talks about Super Mario Bros. 3 and the unexisting Super Mario Bros. 7; the battle with Underchomp in Super Paper Mario might be based on Mother games.2


5Arrow R Captain N19890909 September 09, 1989The first episode of Captain N: The Game Master features a reference to Super Mario Bros.2


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Nintendo World Cup198911 November 1989Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo World Cup have been released in the same cartdrige in 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World Cup3


5Arrow R The Wizard19891215 December 15, 1989The Wizard features characters playing Super Mario USA and Super Mario Bros. 3.2


5Arrow R Nintendo World Championships1990 1990A version of Super Mario Bros. is included in Nintendo World Championships.3


5Arrow R Mystery Science Theater 300019900130 January 30, 1990Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 111 and some later episodes feature references to Super Mario games.2


5Arrow R Maniac Mansion199009 September 1990The first notes of the Super Mario Bros. theme are featured in the SNES version of Maniac Mansion.2


5Arrow R Designing Women19901001 October 01, 1990The Designing Women episode "Working Mother" features a reference to Super Mario Bros. 3.2


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Running Stadium199012 December 1990Super Mario Bros. and World Class Track Meet, part of the Running Stadium series, have been released in the same cartdrige in 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet.3


5Arrow R The Adventures of Willy Beamish1991 1991The Adventures of Willy Beamish features a fictional game based on Super Mario Bros.2.5


5Arrow R The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air19910218 February 18, 1991The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode "Love at First Fight" features a reference to Super Mario Bros.2


5Arrow R Tiny Toon Adventures19910226 February 26, 1991The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "K-ACME TV" features a videogame based on Super Mario Bros.2.5


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Donkey Kong19910714 July 14, 1991In the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3, the king of the fourth world (Big Island), is turned into Donkey Kong Jr., while the Donkey Konga series features various tracks from the Super Mario series; Additionally, Mario's triple jump in Super Mario 64 and his ability to throw barrels in New Super Mario Bros. Wii are based on his moves from Game Boy Donkey Kong.2


5Arrow R Ren & Stimpy19910810 August 10, 1991The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Stimpy's Big Day" features a videogame based on Super Mario Bros. in a fake commercial.2.5


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Barcode Battler1992 1992A set of Super Mario World Barcode Battler Cards has been released.1


5Arrow R Super Scope199202 February 1992Lemmy Koopa from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World makes a cameo in Super Scope 6.1


5Arrow R Beethoven19920403 April 03, 1992In Beethoven a character is seen playing Super Mario Bros. 3.2


5Arrow R 3 Ninjas19920807 August 07, 1992In a scene of 3 Ninjas, one of the main characters is seen playing Super Mario Bros. 3.2


4Arrow L Wrecking Crew19921021 October 21, 1992The character Wario from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins might be based on Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew.3
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Places and items from Super Mario games are featured in all Super Smash Bros. games.1


5Arrow R Game & Watch Gallery19990804 August 04, 1999The Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. is included in Game & Watch Gallery 3 as one of the "Museum" games.2
5Arrow R Mario Party20001207 December 07, 2000The Tick Tock Hop minigame in Mario Party 3 features the Tick Tock Clock from Super Mario 64, additionally, the Face Lift minigame in Mario Party 2 is based on Mario's face from Super Mario 64, the "Pixel Perfect" minigame in Mario Party 6 features sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3, and the minigames "Pix Fix" and "Bumper Sparks" from Mario Party 9 feature additional references to the Super Mario series.1
5Arrow R Pokémon20001214 December 14, 2000 In Pokémon Stadium 2, connecting video game consoles to a TV can show images from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World and Super Mario 64.2
5Arrow R Arthur20001224 December 24, 2000Arthur's Perfect Christmas features a reference to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Animal Crossing20010414 April 14, 2001Elements based on sprites from Super Mario Bros. appear in many Animal Crossing games as clothes and furnitures.2


4Arrow L Luigi's Mansion20020719 July 19, 2002Super Mario Sunshine features references to Professor E. Gadd, while King Boo makes an appearance in Super Mario 64 DS.1


5Arrow R Wario20030321 March 21, 2003A Super Mario Land stage makes an appearance in WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania, while a Super Mario Bros. stage makes an appearance in WarioWare: Smooth Moves; the WarioWare series features many microgames based on Super Mario games.1


5Arrow R Viewtiful Joe20030626 June 26, 2003In the GameCube version of Vietiful Joe, the titular character can be heard whistleing the Super Mario Bros. theme.2


5Arrow R 1080°20031128 November 28, 2003In 1080° Avalanche there's a board with a sprite of Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3.2


5Arrow R South Park20040421 April 21, 2004Footage from Super Mario Bros. 2 can briefly be seen in South Park's episode "The Jeffersons".2


5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20040818 August 18, 2004Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life features a references to Super Mario Bros. 2.2


4Arrow L Yoshi20041121 November 21, 2004Yoshi's gameplay in Super Mario 64 DS is based on Yoshi's Island.3
5Arrow R Daigasso! Band Brothers20041202 December 02, 2004Daigasso! Band Brothers features a music track from Super Mario 64.2


5Arrow R Chibi-Robo!20050623 June 23, 2005The clock from Chibi-Robo! is based on the energy meter from Super Mario Sunshine.3


5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are enemies based on Mario from Super Mario Sunshine.3


5Arrow R Tetris20060320 March 20, 2006Tetris DS features sprites from Super Mario Bros. in Standard Mode; Super Mario Bros. and Tetris have been released in the same cartdrige in 3-in-1 Super Mario Bros./Tetris/Nintendo World Cup2


5Arrow R Pop'n Music20060517 May 17, 2006Pop'n Music 14 FEVER! features a track from Super Mario Bros.2


5Arrow R Keroro20060908 September 08, 2006The Keroro episode "Keroro And Natsumi Which Way to Heroes?!" features a videogame based on Super Mario Bros.2.5


5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20060929 September 29, 2006The Angry Video Game Nerd plays Super Mario Bros. in the video "The Anger Begins" and reviews Super Mario Bros. 3 in the episode "The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3".2


5Arrow R How I Met Your Mother20070122 January 22, 2007In the How I Met Your Mother episode "Columns" Marshall is seen playing Super Mario Wrold.2


5Arrow R Yin Yang Yo!20070421 April 21, 2007The Yin Yang Yo! episode "Attack of the Vidiots" features a reference to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Code Monkeys20070711 July 11, 2007Code Monkeys features many references to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20070726 July 26, 2007Taiko no Tatsujin DS and other later episodes features music tracks from the Super Mario series.2


5Arrow R Chowder20080306 March 06, 2008The Chowder episode "Sniffleball" features a reference to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Braid20080806 August 06, 2008Braid features some references to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R The Big Bang Theory20080929 September 29, 2008The Big Bang Theory episode "The Codpiece Topology" and other later episodes feature references to the Mario series.2


5Arrow R Wii games20081201 December 01, 2008sprites from Super Mario Bros. appear in Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus and Wii Party, while music from Super Mario Bros. can be heard in Wii Sports Resort and Wii Music.2


5Arrow R Eversion20081229 December 29, 2008Eversion features a reference to Super Mario Bros. in an achivement name.3


5Arrow R Art Style20090128 January 28, 2009Sprites from Super Mario Bros. are featured in the game Art Style: Picopict.2


5Arrow R Matt Hazard20090226 February 26, 2009Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and its sequel feature references to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R El Chavo20091217 December 17, 2009The El Chavo Animado episode "Un Buen Recado" features a videogame based on Super Mario Bros.2.5


5Arrow R Hot Tub Time Machine20100326 March 26, 2010A scene in Hot Tub Time Machine features a Super Mario Bros. poster.2


5Arrow R Glee20100511 May 11, 2010The Glee episode "Laryngitis" features a reference to Super Mario Bros. 3.2


5Arrow R Pushmo20111005 October 05, 2011Pushmo and its sequel feature many levels based on sprites from Super Mario Bros. games.2


5Arrow R Just Dance20111013 October 13, 2011Just Dance Wii and in the Wii version of Just Dance 3 feature a mix of music from Super Mario Bros.2


5Arrow R Robot Chicken20111106 November 06, 2011"The Departy Monster" and other later episodes of Robot Chicken feature sketches based on Super Mario Bros.2


5Arrow R Regular Show20120123 January 23, 2012Regular Show features a fictional game called "Super Donkey Bros." debuting in the episode "Fortune Cookie".2.5


5Arrow R Lep's World20120126 January 26, 2012Lep's World and its sequel are based on Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Shaun the Sheep201203 March 2012The special episode of Shaun the Sheep called "Shaun Goes Old School" features references to Super Mario Bros.2


5Arrow R Angry Birds20120322 March 22, 2012Angry Birds Space features a level based on Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Gravity Falls20120914 September 14, 2012The Gravity Falls episode "Fight Fighters" features possible references to Super Mario USA.3


5Arrow R The World God Only Knows20121016 October 16, 2012The second OVA of The World God Only Knows features a reference to Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Nintendo Land20121118 November 18, 2012Nintendo Land features a minigame based on the Mario series, including music from Super Mario games.2


5Arrow R Tekken20121118 November 18, 2012"Mushroom Battle" mode in Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features music from Super Mario Bros.3


5Arrow R Uncle Grandpa20131021 October 21, 2013The Uncle Grandpa episode "Afraid of the Dark" features a reference to Super Mario World.3


4Arrow L Mario Kart20131121 November 21, 2013Mount Must Dash from Super Mario 3D World features elements from Super Mario Kart; additionally Super Mario Maker features a Kart Mario costume for Mario to wear.1
4Arrow L Dr. Mario20150910 September 10, 2015Super Mario Maker features a Dr. Mario costume for Mario to wear.2
5Arrow R Mario Tennis20151120 November 20, 2015The Green Sprixie Princess from Super Mario 3D World is unlockable in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.1

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