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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

Galaxy series without any contest, although replaying Galayx on the switch is a litte bit dissapointing. Didn't play land/world, but mario 3d world looks really fun.



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I don't see Odyssey in the same camp as Sunshine/N64, it is kind of it's own thing. 64/Sunshine were pretty linear when getting a star, while Odyssey was way more open for exploration.  This is especially true with Sunshine.

Mario 3D World single player is good, couch coop makes 3D World one of the greatest games created.  Loved the couch coop.

Last edited by Chrkeller - on 19 December 2020

If Sunshine was as great as 64 or Odyssey, this would be a very, very close call for me.
I still think I'd give it to Galaxy 1/2 though. There's just something magical about those games, they feel like childhood imagination crystallized into video game form.



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Chrkeller said:

I don't see Odyssey in the same camp as Sunshine/N64, it is kind of it's own thing. 64/Sunshine were pretty linear when getting a star, while Odyssey was way more open for exploration.  This is especially true with Sunshine.

Mario 3D World single player is good, couch coop makes 3D World one of the greatest games created.  Loved the couch coop.

For what i rememeber from sunshine yeah i think it was more linear and even then it wasn't as linear as Galaxy, for 64 maybe it was because of the limitations for the time, but a lot of the stars could be gotten out of order or at any time, in fact the first week i played the game i wasn't able to get the star from Bob-Omb king because i kept tosing him out of the mountain, but i got the Giant Chain-chomp one just out of curiosity to see what happened if you ground-pounded the log where its chain was, same thing when i got the first star by collecting 100 coins, i went to see if i could do that in all worlds and get an extra star because the first time it was so out of nowhere.