Ranking the Best Co-Op Mario Games by Nintendo

Ranking the Best Co-Op Mario Games by Nintendo

Top 10 Super Mario Games for Co-op Fun!

With the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the Nintendo franchise has been propelled even further into the mainstream. Whether you’re looking for games to play with your kids, siblings, friends, or rivals, Mario games have long been accessible for all ages.

10. Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2

The first Super Mario Maker game allowed players to build and create their own genius levels, but the sequel took it to the next level with actual co-op mode. You can now create levels together on a single device, combining your creativity for maximum entertainment. Just watch out for those camera restrictions and the lack of co-op designed levels.

9. Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

Fly across the galaxy in this stunning 3D adventure for the Wii. While not strictly a co-op game, the second player can join in as a yellow Luma to help collect Star Bits and stun enemies. It may not offer much freedom, but hey, it’s perfect for inexperienced players who just want to chill and enjoy the ride.

8. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey took the gaming world by storm, but unfortunately, it didn’t give us the co-op we were hoping for. Instead, the second player gets to control Mario’s sentient hat, “Cappy,” and help attack enemies. Not the most exciting role, but teamwork can make certain parkour elements a breeze.

7. New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Released for the Nintendo 3DS, this game brought back classic Mario action with up to four players. The downside? You’ll need multiple DS devices and game copies to play co-op. With older games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 offering better co-op experiences, it’s no wonder those are more memorable.

6. New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. U

The final entry in the New Super Mario Bros. series, this game sticks to what fans love: classic Mario action with up to four players. It introduces “Boost Mode” where a fifth player uses the Wii U GamePad to assist others by stunning enemies and adding platforms. Get ready for a true co-op frenzy with a competitive edge!

5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Nintendo finally nailed the co-op gameplay with the release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. You can play with up to four friends and have a blast as Mario, Luigi, and a couple of Toad characters! It’s not just a port but its own game with various levels of difficulty and a mix of cooperative and competitive play.

4. Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party

It’s a complete overhaul of the Mario Party franchise, combining the best elements from older games. With turn-based, board game-style gameplay and a wide variety of wild minigames, Super Mario Party provides both competitive and cooperative fun. Perfect for parties and get-togethers!

3. Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World

Although a port from the Wii U, Super Mario 3D World on the Switch offers improved multiplayer options. You can now choose from up to five characters and play with up to four players simultaneously. Each character has unique abilities, adding variety and making teamwork essential. Watch out for the sporadically criticized camera though!

2. Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Considered one of the Wii’s greatest games, Super Mario Galaxy 2 builds upon its predecessor and delivers an even better co-op experience. The second player can attack enemies and collect items, making them a valuable asset. With more challenge and expanded gameplay mechanics, this game is a must for any Mario fan.

1. Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

When it comes to multiplayer fun, Mario Kart 8 takes the checkered flag. Its creative racetracks, unique power-ups, and different game modes make it the perfect racing game for everyone. While primarily a versus game, team race mode allows players to work together without changing the mechanics. Easy to learn, difficult to master, and fun for both small and large groups.

There you have it, the top 10 Super Mario games for cooperative fun! Get ready to jump into the action and enjoy some quality gaming time with friends, family, or even friendly rivals. Happy gaming!