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I think the best is...

64/Sunshine/Odyssey 26 41.94%
 
Galaxy 1/2 29 46.77%
 
3D Land/World 7 11.29%
 
Total:62

The mainline 3D Mario games can be kinda separated into 3 categories:

- Exploratory (Mario 64, Sunshine, Odyssey)

- Galaxy 1 & 2

- 3D Land/World

Which of these groups do you like the most, and why?



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64/Sunshine/Odyssey are the best.

I just love the exploration and free world (as free as it gets for a Mario game) compared to the rest. Not that the rest are bad or anything.



    

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64/Subshine/Odyssey ftw



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It's definitely the Galaxy series for me. Just no-frills platforming amazing-ness.



I voted for 64/Sunshine/Odyssey although Sunshine drags that category down.



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Missing the paper ones.
As far as 3D Mario games go, It's definitely the Galaxy series for me anyway. Just no-frills platforming amazing-ness as that other dude just said.



For me it's the main 3D Mario series (64/Sunshine/Odyssey), because over time they became more open-ended. :)



Jpcc86 said:

Missing the paper ones.

Hence why I said "mainline", referring to the core series rather than the Paper series which is a spinoff.



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I prefer the tight level design of 3D World and Galaxy series. The open elements of 64/Sunshine/Odyssey make the experience drag too much for my taste.



TruckOSaurus said:

I voted for 64/Sunshine/Odyssey although Sunshine drags that category down.

It really does... 64 is god tier, Sunshine is "Wouldn't even wipe my arse with it" tier, then Odyssey is demigod tier - not quite up there with 64 but damn it comes close!