Favorite 2D Mario game is Super Mario World but Super Mario Bros 3 is up there for me.
Super Mario RPG on the snes is probably the best rpg the SNES had, even though it had plenty good ones.
Its a shame the direction they have taken Paper Mario these last few games in the series.
Honestly if they cant be bothered to make Paper Mario a proper RPG, they should work on getting a new Super Mario RPG game out (that can these replace that itch for a rpg mario game).
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071