Nintendo Switch Mario KartSource: Rebecca Spear / iMore

There is 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 certainly haven't slowed down with the release of the Nintendo Switch. It's since 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 Switch ScreenshotSource: Nintendo

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 Case

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.

Luigi's Mansion 3

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While Mario isn't the main character in Luigi's Mansion 3, Luigi is out to rescue him and Princess Peach from a hotel filled with silly ghosts in this title. Play as the younger-yet-taller brother and watch him shine as he sucks specters up Ghostbusters-style with his Poltergust G-00 and solves puzzles on each floor. One of the best things about this game is that it features optional two-player co-op where Player 1 takes control of Luigi and Player 2 takes control of his gelatinous double, Gooigi. They both have skill sets that the other doesn't have so you'll need to work together to solve puzzles and defeat bosses.

Luigi's Mansion 3 box art

Luigi's Mansion 3 - Nintendo Switch

Mario, Princess Peach, and some Toads have been captured by silly ghosts. It's up to Luigi and Gooigi to run through the different floors and save their friends.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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Mario has a fantastic 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 Box Art

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

Super Mario 3d World Cat MarioSource: Nintendo

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 Fury Box Art

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.

Classic SNES and NES Mario games on Nintendo Switch Online

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When Switch owners pay for the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, they're given access to a list of NES and SNES titles including several classic Mario games like Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Dr. Mario, and much more. Prices for the subscription vary depending on if you get the 12 or the three-month subscription and if you decide to get the Individual Membership or the Family Membership. The Family Membership allows up to eight people to have access to these classic SNES and NES games.

Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Membership

Classic SNES and NES Mario games on Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Switch

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, subscribers get access to several SNES and NES Mario games including Super Mario Bros. 3 and Yoshi's Island.

Classic N64 Mario games on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

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The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack gives subscribers access to the SNES and NES games from the base Nintendo Switch Online membership plus select N64 games like Super Mario 64, Mario Tennis, Paper Mario, and more. The Expansion Pack also grants access to the DLC for select Nintendo Switch games like Animal Crossing and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Membership

Classic N64 Mario games on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack - Nintendo Switch

Play your favorite N64 Mario games when you subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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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.

Game cover of Super Mario Kart 8

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.

Mario Party Superstars

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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 Boxart

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.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario Rabbids Sparks Of Hope LumasSource: Ubisoft (Screenshot)

After the unexpected-but-successful pairing of Mario and Rabbids in the first game, Ubisoft has been working on a sequel that will take our Mushroom Kingdom friends into space. Each character will have their own style of attacks and skills that you can use in these turn-based strategic rounds to defeat your opponents and move on in the story. There are Rabbid counterparts for each Nintendo character and they will bring a fun level of silly to the game when it releases on October 20, 2022.

Mario Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Box

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope - Nintendo Switch

This strategic turn-based sequel once more follows Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their Rabbid counterparts as they work to defeat evil forces. It releases October 20, 2022.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros U DeluxeSource: Nintendo

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

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

Super Mario Maker 2Source: Nintendo

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

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

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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 Origami King. Partner up in battles and enjoy the humorous dialogue along the way.

Paper Mario Origami King Boxart

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 the other Mushroom Kingdom inhabitants.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Mario Rabbids Kingdom BattleSource: Ubisoft

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

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 Tennis AcesSource: Nintendo

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

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

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 javelin throwSource: iMore

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 And Sonic Olympic Games 2020 Game

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, the Olympic games.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

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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 an unmatched augmented reality that we recommend giving a try.

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Box

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

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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 green 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 Box Art

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.

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch screenshotSource: Nintendo

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

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.

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 are many more great hits to come for this red plumber and his friends and we can't wait to see what's next.

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