It’s a question that Nintendo fans find themselves asking too often, but Reddit is looking to solve it once and for all with a vote on the best Mario and Luigi game. With five series entries to choose from, and a whole host of fans sharing their opinions to provide some context for their vote, only one title can win. Fancy a guess?
Ok, times up. I’m sure you’re here for the results really. With the Reddit vote options made up of Superstar Saga, Partners in Time, Bowser’s Inside Story, Dream Team, and Paper Jam, there are currently 105 votes across the board, with nearly half of them going to just one of the games. Fancy a final guess? The result is coming this time. Really. I promise.
With 44 votes at the time of writing, Bowser’s Inside Story is seemingly the most popular of the plumbing brother’s tag-team adventures. It’s no surprise to see the DS classic top the list, with the 2009 Nintendo DS title still carrying a MetaCritic score of 90/100 from critics and 88/100 from the audience.
Lagging behind Bowser’s Inside Story with 20 and 24 votes, respectively, are Partners in Time and Superstar Saga – with my own vote having gone to the former for the joy it brought me on my DS back in 2005. Then there’s Dream Team with 14 votes, and Paper Jam looking pretty sad with just three users backing it as the best adventure. Still, if the worst game is still worthy of a 74/100 on Metacritic, it’s no wonder so many of us are begging for another RPG-style adventure for the duo.
There you have it, all you need to know about Reddit’s vote to rank the best Mario and Luigi games. For more lists of the greatest titles from different series, check out our picks for the best Pokémon games, Yu-Gi-Oh! games and Digimon games.