Discover the latest Mario Console games and deals
Is there a more iconic figure in the history of video gaming than Mario? The unlikely hero of countless Nintendo classics, the cheerful moustachioed Italian plumber, often accompanied by his slightly taller twin brother, Luigi, has become a globally recognised figurehead, around which Nintendo’s timelessly beloved gaming world is built. Without the Mario Bros. video games, first seen in arcades the best part 40 years ago, we may never have got to know his colourful pals, and where would we be without Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi?
The evolution of the Mario game series
The Mario video game series has been at the heart of everything Nintendo has ever done, going right back to the early days of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The original Mario Bros video game set the template for a series that would run (and jump) for decades, playing a formative role in the ever-popular platform genre. Arguably, its follow-up, the first Super Mario Bros video game, which took the simple premise and refined the gameplay and aesthetic (with Koji Kondo’s instantly recognisable soundtrack playing a big part) was the moment Mario went stratospheric.
Three and a half decades later, Mario Brothers video games are still among the most popular Nintendo Switch titles on the market. Our Switch collection is stuffed with smash hit Mario games, including Mario Party Superstars, the latest iteration of the much-loved party board game series, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the biggest and best edition of everyone’s favourite cartoon racer. With 48 courses to battle on, from Mario Kart Stadium to the infamous Rainbow Road, plus a host of classic tracks like SNES Donut Plains 3, N64 Yoshi Valley, and GBA Cheese Land, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gives you a bonanza of frantically fun old school gaming.
Needless to say, the Super Mario fun doesn’t end there – you’ll find plenty more Nintendo Switch Mario games in our video game collection, including Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Golf: Super Rush.
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