Chris Hayner, for Metacritic – October 10, 2017
Updated November 20, 2017 to add Super Mario Odyssey
It's been more than three decades since the world first met Nintendo's plucky plumber mascot, Mario, and there is one undeniable fact: the Super Mario Bros. franchise has stood the test of time.
With Mario set to take the world again this month in Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch, it's time to look back at the franchise to decide which entry is the very best. We ranked every Super Mario Bros. title, going all the way back to the original 1985 game, using scores from Metacritic and GameRankings.