As the Nintendo Wii is nearing the end of it’s 6 year lifespan it is time to reflect on the games that made it the success what it is today. Luckily for this blog, many of those games are based around Nintendo’s mascot Mario. So, which games are the best of the best when it comes to Mario? Behold my list of the BEST Wii Mario games of each genre!
There is lots of competition in this category as Super Paper Mario, the Mario Galaxy games and New Super Mario Bros Wii are all great games. However, the first Super Mario Galaxy game really stands out for it’s great soundtrack, gameplay and outrageously clever level design. It even beats it’s sequel!
Best Racing Game
Well, there’s not really any competition here unless Donkey Kong: Jet Race counts as a Mario game. Still, Mario Kart Wii is heaps better!
Best Party Game
The Wii really hasn’t contained many Mario-themed Mario games. In fact, with Mario Party 9 set to be released later this year, Fortune Street and Mario Party 8 are it. Despite Fortune Street generally getting better press scores, gamer’s generally find the mini game mayhem a lot more fun than Fortune Street’s four hour long games.
Best Sports Game
This was the hardest category to judge by far due to the large amounts of Mario sports games out there. Mario has played Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Soccer and even completed in the Olympic Games on the Wii. A few of the better games would include Mario Super Sluggers, Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic games and Mario Sports Mix. Still, the best Mario sports game out there would have to be the outrageously fun Mario Strikers Charged. It is, put simply, the best Mario sports experience out there!
So, are there any cool Mario games that you haven’t got yet, or some you forgot you ever had? Tell us in the comments below about your favourite Mario game on the Wii!