Apr 8, 2006

Mario's almost complete gameography

Mario. Had a friend named Mario. Quite a weird bloke, mind you, but that's not the point. Besides, this post is neither about my friends, nor Marios in general. It's all about Nintendo's Mario, and his appearances (in cameo, supporting or starring roles) on video games of all kinds. Quite a few as you should have guessed, and what follows are the ones I managed to find. The list -I am sure- is not a 100% complete, and even though I feel that almost every important game and most Mario appearances have been covered, there must be some obscure and/or well-known omissions. Please, let me know... Anyway, on to the...

Mario List (TM):

Arcade: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros, Vs. Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros., Mushroom World Pinball (an actual pinball machine!), Super Mario Bros 2., Super Mario Bros. 3., Super Mario World, Mario Kart Arcade GP.

Super Mario Bros. 3 cabinet

Atari 2600, 7800: Donkey Kong, Mario Bros.

Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (or even Famicom if you prefer): Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Classics, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong Junior Math, Donkey Kong 3, Dr. Mario, Golf, Mario is Missing, Mario's Time Machine, Mike Tyson's Punchout, NES Open Tournament Golf, Nintendo World Championships, Return of Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 3, Tennis, Wario's Woods, Wrecking Crew, Yoshi, Yoshi's Cookie.

Super Mario Bros. (apparently)

Gameboy and Gameboy color: Alleyway, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, F1-Race, Qix, Game & Watch Gallery, Game & Watch Gallery 2, Game & Watch Gallery 3, Mario's Picross, Mario's Picross 2, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Tetris Attack, Mario Tennis, Wario Blast featuring Bomberman!, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Wario Land 2, Yoshi, Yoshi's Cookie, Mario Golf.

Super Mario Land

Super NES (SNES, Super Famicom): Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium, Mario and Wario, Mario is Missing, Mario's Time Machine, Mario Paint, Mario's Super Picross, Mario's Early Years: Fun with numbers, Mario's Early Years: Fun with letters, Mario's Early Years: Pre-School, Nintendo Power Dr. Mario, Picross Nintendo Power, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Tetris and Dr. Mario, Tetris Attack, Wario's Woods, Wrecking Crew '98, Yoshi's Cookie, Yoshi's Cookie: Kuruppon Oven De Cookie, Yoshi's Safari, Zelda 3.

Super Mario World

Virtual Boy: Mario Clash, Virtual Boy Wario Land, Mario's Tennis.

Mario Clash

CDi: Hotel Mario, Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (unreleased).

Nintendo 64: Dr. Mario 64, Paper Mario, Super Mario 64, Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 64, Yoshi's Story.

Super Mario 64

PC and Apple: Mario Teaches Typing, Mario Teaches Typing 2, Mario's Fun with Numbers, Mario's Fun with Letters, Mario's Pre-School fun, Mario's FUNdamental, Mario's Games Gallery.

Gameboy Advance: (excluding the Classic NES series) Game and Watch Gallery 4, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario Bros., Mario Party Advance, Mario Party e, Mario Tennis Advance, Mario Pinball Land (a.k.a. Super Mario Ball), Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Advance 6: Mario is Missing, Wario Land 4, WarioWare Inc: Mega Microgames, WarioWare Twisted!, Famicom Mini: Wrecking Crew, Yoshi Topsy Turvy, Mario Kart Super Circuit.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

GameCube: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Nintendo Puzzle Collection, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Party 4, Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, Mario Party 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$, NBA Street v3, Super Mario Strikers (a.k.a. Mario Smash Football), Dance-Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.

Super Mario Sunshine

Nintendo DS: Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario Basket: 3 on 3, Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64 DS, Super Princess Peach, Tetris DS, WarioWare: Touched!, Yoshi Touch and Go.

Super Mario 64 DS

Acknowledgments: Additional information and screenshots on Mario games, and thus for this article, were gathered from the Greek magazine PC Master Gold, gamespot, Wikipedia, KLOV, Retro-games and mobygames.
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Related Gnome's Lair articles: Magritte on Revolution, running vintage games on your PC, Museum Monday #7 and Olde Gamies and Farty Owls. Oh, don't forget a review of the Atari Flashback.

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  1. You forgot to add 'Mario Pro-Pimp Slapper', the underground bootleg hit that starred Mario in the seedier side of the Mushroom Kingdom.

    Wait, only official games count? Damn.

  2. I knew I'd missed the important Mario-porn related stuff...

    Thanks ross ;)

  3. WOW! Super Mario Brothers... It's funny I was thinking about Super Mario the other day. I must have played that with my boy's back in the mid to late eighties (I lose track of the years) when it was just the first Super Mario Brothers. My boy's always smoked me when we played. I still remember the music playing. That was another game we played off of the TV... a big advancement from Pong in the seventies. I used to think how amazing it was, and how advanced games had become back then... Little did I know computers, surround sound, and gaming with people all over the world via the internet was just around the corner...

    Another interesting and informative post Gnome. :-)

    Have yourself a good week.. :-)

  4. You've obviously put a lot of effort into that post - it's great. I had no idea there had been so many Mario related games released over the years. Truly staggering.

  5. I spotted on that you missed, although it's pretty tenuous...

    In Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC) when Snake talks to Otacon after defeating the Ninja you can see two toys of Mario and Yoshi on top of a computer monitor.

    Great article, I'm blogging about this!

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  7. Thanks a lot guys.... You'll make me blush... And Jonic, thanks for the tip (quite amazing) and for your post.