A generous amount of alternatives that are possible to play thanks to the titles that Nintendo has released and also thanks to the emulators. These programs are responsible for importing all those Mario games that, without being on Android officially, can be played from all Nintendo consoles.
All native Android Mario games
Mario Kart Tour
Obviously, due to the novelty and the hours of fun that it has been giving to thousands of users for just two days, it had to be the first. Mario Kart Tour It is the latest game that Nintendo has released. The classic kart racing game featuring all the characters from the Mario franchise is now available on mobile. So if you want to enjoy some races while throwing bananas, shells and other annoying items, you can play this game completely and for free.
Super mario run
One of the first steps the company took in the world of mobile telephony was with Super Mario Run. Super Mario Run is the idea of playing the New Super Mario Bros with your mobile, but adapted to your mobile. If you are a regular player of the saga, it is possible that at first the control seems a little strange, but when you get the hang of it, it is a game that you can enjoy a lot.
The first levels are free as a demo, if you see that you like the game you will have to pay € 9.99. Not an outrageous price if you really like the game.
Dr. Mario World
It is clear that Nintendo puts a lot of effort in ensuring that Mario, the plumber who gives the company’s image, has a leading role in his first steps on Android. Dr. Mario World It has a very different mechanics from what the franchise has us used to. Although Dr. Mario is a saga that has existed since the NES in 1990, it is not as well known as the Mario Bros. saga.
The game consists of solving puzzles in the style of Candy crush, but it includes many game modes within the puzzles, so we have guaranteed fun. Take a look if you want to have a good time without worrying too much.
LEGO Super Mario
It is an official companion set for the sets inspired by the well-known Italian plumber. To enjoy its functions we just have to pair the toy with the game. It allows you to create levels with a 3D construction system, to see all the pieces in a better way. The toy will help us to reproduce those levels in real life.
All Mario games with emulator
Super Mario Kart – SNES (1992)
Super Mario Kart was the first of all, and it arrived on the SNES in 1992. Long before Mario Kart 64, and with a much more limited playability. It is the classic among classics, and was later relaunched for the successful Wii in 2010. Currently we can play it on Nintendo Switch officially, thanks to backward compatibility, but we can also enjoy it on Android mobile devices. We can use the SNES one, with the Snes9x EX + emulator, or use the Wii version and do the same with Dolphin Emulator, although the performance may be noticeably lower.
Mario Kart 64 – Nintendo 64 (1997)
Mario Kart 64, by now, is considered a classic and an icon of video games. At the gameplay level, there are few differences with respect to current titles. The graphics are much simpler and there is not as much variety of cars or characters. The traps are not as many as the current ones, but it gave us and can continue to give us hours and hours of play, despite the fact that we can only play in ‘offline’, but also with split-screen multiplayer. It can be played with the M64Plus FZ emulator.
Mario Kart Super Circuit – GameBoy Advance (2001)
From the Nintendo 64 desktop we started to be able to enjoy the races of Mario and his friends on a laptop, on the GameBoy Advance, with Mario Kart Super Circuit launched in 2001. They were years of waiting without a new Mario Kart, and the success of the In 2015, Nintendo relaunched it for Wii U. The graphics were much more limited by the bare hardware of the GameBoy Advance, but at the gameplay level it was a Mario Kart with all the letters. And with the following emulators we can enjoy it again, but now on Android mobile devices.
Mario Kart: Double Dash – Gamecube (2003)
Gamecube was Nintendo’s last bet on the typical desktop format. In 2003 the title was launched for her Mario Kart: Double Dash, and this was not subsequently relaunched on any other platform. With Dolphin Emulator we can recover this game and, as with the rest, enjoy it again on our Android mobile devices. The graphics took a substantial leap from the Nintendo 64 title and, of course, great gameplay-level innovations were included in this release that arrived no less than five years later.
Mario Kart DS – Nintendo DS (2005)
The ‘double screen’ arrived, so Nintendo could give a 180 degree turn to one of its quintessential franchises, Mario Kart. They simply had an additional screen to display key information about the race, and this is something we can now enjoy on our Android mobile devices. In addition, we can also take advantage of the not too many functions that the touch screen gave us, in that console. This game was re-released ten years later for the Wii U, but most users will know it by its availability on the Nintendo DS, which is for the console that was originally released.
New Super Mario Bros
This installment recovers the best of the old Mario to turn it into a completely renewed title both in the playable and in the visual. A bet loaded with worlds to overcome in which the story is the most classic. Mario and Peach visit the Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser Jr. kidnaps the princess. And from here, the usual story, Mario will have to make an effort to get his lady back. A game designed for the Nintendo DS, so we need an emulator like SuperNDS.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
It is a title that may not convince everyone, even less if they have enjoyed the original Game Boy, but thanks to the touch screen, the level editor and the possibility of exchanging them via the Internet, it has enough quality to spend hours and more hours looking for the best combination to carry all the minis safely while exceeding personal scores. If you like puzzles, you should give it a try.
Mario Party DS
The version at hand, the latest in the series developed, this time for the Nintendo DS, is, without a doubt, the funniest and most comprehensive in recent years. An essential title for any follower of the saga, without a doubt, but also for any player who wants to try new experiences in front of a board, with a lot of hilarious minigames and an extraordinary multiplayer mode with Mario and his friends.