Best Super Mario 2D?

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Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5525 posts) 8 months, 19 days ago

Poll: Best Super Mario 2D? (34 votes)

Super Mario Bros. 3%
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels 0%
Super Mario Bros. 2 0%
Super Mario Bros. 3 15%
Super Mario Land 0%
Super Mario World 62%
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 0%
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land 0%
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 9%
New Super Mario Bros. 0%
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 3%
New Super Mario Bros. 2 0%
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U 9%

Honestly, NSMBU+NSLU takes my vote. The New series are highly criticized for feeling the same and releasing so frequentaly (which I agree with. I don't want to see a NSMB game in a long time) but this one has everything the others lacked and NSLU was a nice challenging expansion. And techinically this one is better than the old ones despite not being as fresh for its time.

I still know people are gonna vote SMB3, SMW and SMW2:YI because of nostalgia. :/

#1 Posted by darkspineslayer (19684 posts) -

I voted Super Mario World, because in the end I think it's a better done game than many of the other entries. While I can see where your reasoning comes from, that niggling sense of déjà vu throughout NSMBWii and NSMBU did prevent me from having as good of time as I might have otherwise. NSLU though was a breath of fresh air and the right price for what it offered.

#2 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26700 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. 3, no battle.

#3 Posted by superbuuman (2835 posts) -

Too easy Super Mario Bros 3 :)

#4 Posted by jg4xchamp (48104 posts) -
  1. Yoshi's Island
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Super Mario Bros. 3

#5 Posted by trugs26 (5475 posts) -

SMW >>> SMB3

#6 Edited by jake44 (2020 posts) -

I'm torn between World and 3. I voted for World though.

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (30219 posts) -


#8 Posted by Ghost120x (3886 posts) -

Super Mario World is the only correct answer. I wish they put it on 3ds VC soon.

#9 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

Super Mario Bros 1 & 3, Super Mario World 1&2 and New Super Mario Bros U are the best ones.

#10 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7279 posts) -


#11 Posted by Comduter (2173 posts) -

I really don't have a favorite. It just depends on what Mario game I feel like playing at the moment. Lately I've been playing the first game a lot.

#12 Posted by wolverine4262 (19313 posts) -

Super Mario World. New Super Mario bros would be my second choice.

#13 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17156 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. No annoying crap like collecting keys or looking for hidden exits; it's just fast and simple.

#14 Posted by Lucianu (9417 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:
  1. Yoshi's Island
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Super Mario Bros. 3

Exactly my list as well. Yoshi's Island is at a unrivaled 1st spot, though i think i'd put Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES version, i don't really like the All Stars version as much) on the 2nd spot. The controls feel slightly more tight than SMW. Hell, i'll replay it today (and probably end up finishing it) just to be sure.

But you really can't go wrong with these three games.

#15 Edited by Lucianu (9417 posts) -
@93BlackHawk93 said:

I still know people are gonna vote SMB3, SMW and SMW2:YI because of nostalgia. :/

And that's completely understandable.

But personally, i don't have nostalgic feelings for these games. I first played them in 2008(SMW2:Yoshi's Island), 2009(SMW) and 2011(SMB3), and they're easily better than any other 2D Mario game.

Especially impressed with Super Mario Bros. 3. It's a miracle how much it pushed the NES yet still flawlessly playable, how polished it is and incredibly satisfying the controls feel. I absolutely love this game.

#16 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11845 posts) -

Super Mario World

#17 Posted by Wiimotefan (4077 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:
  1. Yoshi's Island
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Super Mario Bros. 3

#18 Posted by CountBleck12 (22906 posts) -

Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3.

#19 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -

Super Mario World without a doubt.

#20 Edited by DH1278 (85 posts) -

SMW for me hands down.

There was just so much to be done at the time. I mean, you had to be a gamer or at least indirectly involved with one at the time to truly appreciate how big this game, and others such as Donkey Kong Country on the SNES were at the time. Also, the game was included WITH the SNES console. How great was that! One of the greatest games of all time included with the purchase of the console. The game was and still is a great joy to replay. So much content and variety that sparked additional ideas for the games that came after it. An icon.

#21 Posted by chocolate1325 (32524 posts) -

The New Super Mario Bros games are nothing compared to World or 3 but World is better than 3 which is also one of my favorite games ever.

#22 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2582 posts) -

Yoshi's Island >>>>> every other 2d platformer.

#23 Edited by Big_Pecks (5307 posts) -

SMW was my first and still my favourite.