You can't have Nintendo without Mario!
There's always plenty of Mario to choose from when you go with Nintendo. He's a classic face of the company, and his games almost never disappoint. And the releases haven't slowed down with the release of the Nintendo Switch. It's released many Mario titles, some of the best games on the Switch, and has even ported in some others.
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey brought a whole new twist to the Mario game. With the help of your friend Cappy, Mario can now become control almost all the enemies in the game, and get some special abilities while taking their form. The many worlds you travel through are beautifully made and amazing to wander through. There's no doubt that this is one of the best games on Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo Switch
Mario is exploring the world and taking the magic Cappy with him. Explore not only the world but your new powers, too, as you save Peach from Bowser once again.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Mario has a fantasic history of games across many fan favorite Nintendo consoles. To celebrate 35 years, Nintendo released a limited time collection of three 3D Mario games. With Super Mario 3D All-Stars you get HD versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. This was pulled from Nintendo's site in March 2021, but is still available at some retailers online.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars - Nintendo Switch
Three of the best Mario games are on the Switch in one collection! Enjoy the very versatile adventures of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mixing the old with the new is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Super Mario 3D World was initially released on the Wii U, and has now been brought to the Nintendo Switch with some new elements. The biggest of these changes in the inclusion of a new game, Bowser's Fury. But also largely notable is the addition of online multiplayer.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - Nintendo Switch
Bowser is on a whole new level and has darkened the entire Mushroom Kingdom. Team up with unlikely partner, Bowser Jr., and come together to bring his terror to an end.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Whenever there's a Nintendo console, there will be a Mario Kart game, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is no exception. While Mario Kart 8 was initially released for Wii U, the Switch version has everything it had on Wii U and more! Nintendo has done a great job expanding the game with new modes and characters. There are 48 tracks in total, with DLC coming soon that's set to bring 48 more tracks to the game.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Switch
Nintendo favorites are back on the track with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Be the fastest, or the most skilled with items, to make it across the finish line first.
Super Mario Party
Mario Party is what would happen if you took Mario and made it into a board game, and it's great for multiplayer fun. In Super Mario Party, you'll find new boards and mini-games to love. This is a great game to play with a group of people but can also be fun to play solo!
Super Mario Party - Nintendo Switch
It's game night! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends are playing together in another board game style title. Collect the most Stars to win.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
This Mario Bros. game was another made for Wii U and brought to Switch. This version is a great way to introduce new players to the Mario world. With New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, you will find two new playable characters from the Wii U version that will make the game easier to play. This makes it fun for those who are experienced and those who are learning the ropes.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - Nintendo Switch
This plays like a classic Super Mario Bros. game, but brings in some new elements. Enjoy a 3D game with new characters as you travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach.
Super Mario Maker 2
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a Mario level of your own? With Super Mario Maker 2, you can put your skills to the test! Bring your creativity to the table and build anything you can think of! Or enjoy other players' creativity and test out other stages available online.
Super Mario Maker 2 - Nintendo Switch
Bring your greatest ideas to life with Super Mario Maker 2! Build and play your very own Mario levels or test out your skills on player-made levels online.
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Mario can fit into many categories of games outside of platformers, and Paper Mario: The Origami King is a great example. In this RPG, you team up with the citizens, and even some baddies, of the Mushroom Kingdom and work together to take on the the Origami King. Partner up in battles and enjoy the humorous dialogue along the way.
Paper Mario: The Origami King - Nintendo Switch
Whether it's 3D, 2D, or paper-thin, Mario can do it all. In this paper adventure, Mario has to take back the kingdom from the evil Origami King with the help of his sister and other Mushroom Kingdom inhabitants.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
It might sound like an odd pairing but it works. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle brings together the quirky Rabbids of the Rayman universe and the Mushroom Kingdom gang, who all have to work side by side to get the Rabbids back to where they belong. Players will need a little bit of strategy, planning out the best attacks to win.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Nintendo Switch
The Rabbids have ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom by mistake. Mario and his pals now have to team up with them to figure out how to get them home.
Mario Tennis Aces
Mario is no stranger to sports, and tennis is a classic favorite. We've seen Mario Tennis before on the Virtual Boy, N64, and many consoles throughout the years, and now it's on Switch! Enjoy playing many Mario characters out on the green, along with some new swings. If you're feeling competitive, you can even play online.
Mario Tennis Aces - Nintendo Switch
Test out your skills on the court! Play with just button controls or take a swing at the motion controls to make you really feel like you're in the game.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In this version of the Olympics, it's team Mario vs. team Sonic. Choose your favorite character and your favorite event, and play through a variety of sports to see who really takes home the gold. This is a fun way to display some friendly competition between two big faces of the video game industry and has many events to choose from.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Nintendo Switch
Let the games begin! These two big faces of games, Mario and Sonic, are taking on their rivalry in a new capacity, Olympic games.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Bring Mario Kart to your home and build your own track. Put it together and watch your real kart make its way around your home as well as in game! Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is unmatched augmented reality that we recommend giving a try.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Nintendo Switch
Bring Mario Kart into your home, literally! This title comes with a physical kart and track you can set up and watch in real life as you race on your Switch.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
With this title we were hoping for a little more Mario silliness with a touch of golf. In Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mario and his friends have made their way to the greeen and are playing a pretty serious game. There are different modes, including battle golf, and there have been some free updates to the game since its release. However it still doesn't quite hit the same silly level we expected. But if you're looking for a good golf game with some familiar characters, this one is your pick.
Mario Golf: Super Rush - Nintendo Switch
Get out your clubs and get on the green. Mario and his friends have serious business to get to on the golf course. Choose your character and see who has the best swing.
Mario Party Superstars
There have been many great boards and minigames to play across the history of Mario Party. Some of the highlights have been remastered and brought together to be played in one game on the Switch with Mario Party Superstars. Long time Mario Party fans should definitely consider picking up this title and reveling in the nostalgia.
Mario Party Superstars - Nintendo Switch
It's always been a party with Mario! Play remastered versions of some of the best Mario Party boards and mini games throughout the years.
A Mario for every mood
Whatever kind of game you prefer to play, there seems to be a Mario option. From RPG, to sports, to the classic platformer, there's plenty of Mario available on the Nintendo Switch. If you're playing with someone new to the game, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has great options for beginner play. To get a laugh in while you play, pick up Paper Mario: The Origami King. And definitely don't forget to bring Mario Party Superstars along to your next family gathering.
No matter what you choose, Mario games are almost always made with the best quality and are sure to boast plenty of family fun. We're sure there's many more great hits to come for this red plumber and his friends and we can't wait to see what's next.