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Mario Bros games: Who doesn’t like Mario Bros games ? It is really difficult to find someone who does not like the mythical Nintendo mascot, and I bet you are not one of them. Indeed, I think you would like to know some titles that are inspired by the universe of Mario to be played on PC, smartphone and console.

Did I guess? Then know that you are in the right place, at the right time! During this guide, in fact, I will provide you with a series of programs, apps and websites through which you can play Super Mario and games inspired by the latter through the platform you prefer.

So, without waiting a second longer, make yourself comfortable and read carefully everything I have to say on the subject: I guarantee you that, in a few minutes, you will know exactly where to recover the game that is right for you. There is only one to be spoiled for choice, believe me!

Free Mario Bros games

Free Mario Bros games

Would you like to play Super Mario on your computer, smartphone or tablet, without having to spend a single euro? Then I advise you to consider the video games that I am going to introduce you in this chapter.

Free Mario Bros games for PC

If you intend to play on PC , then I think it is right to make a fundamental clarification: at the present state of things, Nintendo (which owns the copyright of the Mario Bros saga) has not released any official title playable on PC. However, there are some beautiful Mario Bros computer games  that significantly follow the style of the famous Nintendo video game.

Secret Maryo Chronicles (Windows / macOS / Linux)

Free Mario Bros games for PC

Secret Maryo Chronicles is definitely one of these: it is a platofrm game available for Windows, macOS and Linux that greatly follows the style and graphics of Super Mario World and which can be downloaded and used completely free of charge.

To get it, connect to its Internet site and, after finding the Downloads box  , click on the link that best suits your operating system. Now, if you use  Windows , click on the Zip Package link  , to download the package that contains the game’s executable files and, once the download is complete, extract the file obtained in a folder of your choice. If you don’t know how to do it, check out my guide on how to extract ZIP files .

Once the file extraction is complete, open the previously created folder and double-click on the Secret Maryo Crhonicles.exe file to start the game immediately. You should know that, in the Windows version, Secret Maryo Cronicles does not include background music. To get it, connected to this website , click on the Zip Package  link and, once the download of the package is complete, extract the content directly into the main folder of Super Maryo Cronicles.

If, on the other hand, you own a Mac, I must make you a necessary clarification: in the current state of things, the game is only available in a 32-bit version . This means, in practice, that it will not work on versions of macOS equal to or later than 10.15 Catalina , as support for 32-bit programs has been definitively abandoned by Apple starting from this operating system.

However, if you meet the requirements, connected to the game’s website as I showed you previously, click on the Version XX (includes music)  link and wait for the download of the game installation package to be completed. Next, launch the received file (eg  SMC-XX-YY.dmg ) and drag the SMC  icon to the Applications folder  of the Mac.

Now, to start the game, go to the aforementioned folder, right click on the SMC icon, select the Open  item from the contextual menu proposed and click on the Open  button  to start the game, bypassing the security restrictions imposed by macOS (you must carry out this step only when you start the game for the first time).

SuperTux (Windows / macOS / Linux)

Mario Bros games

Another PC game animated by dynamics similar to those of Mario Bros is SuperTux , a 2D platform game, free and open source, available for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.

To download it to your computer, connected to this web page , find the  name of the operating system  you are using and click on the download link below, to get the game installation package.

Once you have obtained the installation file, start it and, if you use Windows , click on the Next button  , then put the check mark next to the item  I accept the terms in the License Agreement , click on the Next  button  for two more consecutive times and press the Install , Yes and Finish buttons  ,  to complete the installation of the game, which you can then run using the icon added to  the Windows Start menu  .

If you use macOS, after opening the .dmg package of the game, click on the Agree  button  and, through the window that is proposed to you, drag the SuperTux  icon to  the Applications  folder  of the Mac. To start the game, open the latter folder , right click on the SuperTux icon, select the Open  item  from the proposed context menu and then click on the Open  button  to overcome the restrictions imposed by macOS (you only have to do it at first start).

Mario Bros games online

Mario Bros games

If you prefer to avoid installing additional software on your computer, but without depriving yourself of the possibility of playing one of the most popular platform games in history, I recommend you to evaluate a site dedicated to  Mario Bros games online , through which you can start your favorite video games with only the help of a browser of your choice. Here are some of them.

  • Minigames – among the many emulators dedicated to the Mario brothers available on this portal, there are those dedicated to Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Kart, just to mention a few.
  • SNESfun – on this portal you can find emulators dedicated to almost all Mario themed titles available for the SNES console (the Super Nintendo). When starting a game, choose to use the Javascript emulator  by clicking on the appropriate button (avoid Flash, which is an obsolete technology).
  • SuperMarioEmulator – is an emulator written in HTML5 entirely dedicated to Super Mario Bros 1.
  • Retrogames.cz – another site full of emulators dedicated to Mario Bros. Among the many titles available, there are the entire saga of Super Mario Bros, Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario 64, Supe Mario Kart, Super Mario Land.
  • Gioca.re – the dedicated section of this portal dedicated to the Mario brothers contains a large number of games, including Super Mario Run, Super Mario Rush 2 and many other themed clones.
  • Arcadespot – this is another portal full of titles dedicated to the Mario brothers, all playable through the browser. Among these are placed: Super Mario Bros, Bros 2 and 3, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Advance, Mario Kart 64 and many other titles of the genre.

Mario Bros games for smartphones and tablets

Mario Bros games for smartphones and tablets

Do you usually play from your smartphone or tablet and would you like to spend a few hours of free time relaxing with a Mario Bros themed game? Also in this case, I really believe I can help you: below I list some games of this type, some Nintendo, others from third-party developers, which will certainly satisfy your desire for video games.

  • Super Mario Run  ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) – is the first game in the Mario saga officially produced by Nintendo and dedicated to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. It is a run-level game, which also provides the opportunity to challenge other users of the game, in order to collect useful elements for their missions. Basically it’s a free game, but to unlock all the levels and features you need to buy the paid version (it costs about € 10).
  • Mario Kart Tour  ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) – another official video game from Nintendo, is a spin-off of the Mario Kart series which aims to reach the finish line of the circuit, using the enhancements present in the Cubes scattered around. The game dynamics follow those already seen on Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s free with in-app purchases.
  • Dr. Mario World  ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) – is the spin-off of Dr. Mario dedicated to smartphones and tablets. It is a puzzle game in which Mario, overcoming various Match 3 missions, is faced with a horde of viruses to be eradicated. It’s free with in-app purchases.
  • Lep’s World 3  ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) – represents one of the best Mario clones currently available. The protagonist is a leprechaun elf who, following the same game mechanics of the Nintendo title, must recover the lost coins during the various levels. It’s free with in-app purchases. Lep’s World ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) and Lep’s World 2 ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) also belong to the same saga .
  • Stardash  ( Android / iOS ) – an interesting Mario-style platformer featuring monochromatic graphics like that of the original Game Boy. The game for Android is free (with the presence of ads), while the game for iOS and iPadOS costs € 2.29.
  • Secret Maryo Chronicles ( Android ) – is the variant of the aforementioned PC game, dedicated to Android and iPhone / iPad smartphones and tablets, of which it fully resumes the game modes. It’s free.

Mario Bros games for consoles

Do you love playing on consoles and would you like to know if there are  Mario Bros games  for you? Then this is the section of the tutorial that’s right for you, in which I will provide you with all the necessary information on Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.

Mario Bros games for Nintendo Switch

Mario Bros games for Nintendo Switch

If you own a  Nintendo Switch  and you are a lover of the Mario brothers, then I think I have great news for you: the Mario Bros games  dedicated to the console in question are really a lot! 

Impossible not to start from  Mario Odyssey , probably the best Mario in 3D, with open world elements that manage to expand the game world of the mustachioed plumber like never before, without however distorting his classic nature of the game suitable for everyone.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , on the other hand, is a driving video game suitable for everyone, in which you can choose from 40 playable characters and numerous tracks; Super Mario Bros U Deluxe , is the remake of the excellent classic title released on Wii U, while  Luigi’s Mansion 3  is a soft-horror film, also dedicated to the little ones, in which Mario’s brother Luigi must be played and guided to defeat of ghosts, puzzle solving and many other pitfalls.

However, as I mentioned above, Nintendo has published numerous other titles dedicated to Mario Bros and compatible with the Nintendo Switch, some of which represent authentic “crossovers” with well-known characters from the gaming world: below I list some of the most famous, available online.

If you are interested in learning more about Nintendo Switch games , I invite you to take a look at the guide I have dedicated to the subject.

Mario Bros games for Xbox 360

Mario Bros games for Xbox 360

If you own an  Xbox 360 , I think I have no good news for you: in fact, Nintendo has not produced  Mario Bros games dedicated to the Microsoft home console.

On the other hand, if you are a lover of Super Mario-style platform-games, or of Mario Kart-style racing-games, I suggest you give the sagas of Rayman and Sonic an opportunity , two characters that, to the sound of levels and circuits, can catapult players into equally hilarious adventures.

If you are interested in other interesting Xbox 360 games , take a look at the in-depth analysis that I have dedicated to this theme.

Mario Bros games for PS4

Mario Bros games for PS4

Unfortunately, the speech already seen for Xbox 360 also applies to the  PlayStation 4 : currently, Nintendo has not released any title of the Mario Bros saga dedicated to the Sony home console.

This should not discourage you, as there are numerous alternative video games that follow, in part, the style of the titles dedicated to the most famous plumbers in the world: an example is the saga of  Crash Bandicoot which, to the sound of levels and “car” races, offers a truly remarkable gameplay, which has nothing to envy to titles like Super Mario Bros Deluxe or Super Mario Kart.

Among the many other fun PS4 titles belonging to the platform genre, Ratchet & Clank  and the whole Spyro trilogy certainly deserve mention .

Finally, if you are interested in having a complete overview of what are currently the best games dedicated to the PlayStation 4 , I invite you to take a look at the in-depth analysis that I have dedicated to the theme.