Can You Identify the Mario Game From a Screenshot?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

One of the most recognizable game characters in the world, Mario, the Italian plumber, actually started off nameless. That's right, when he first was seen in "Donkey Kong," he was simply known as The Plumber. From those humble beginnings, Mario has gone on to star in 200 games for Nintendo and is now recognized as the official mascot of the company. Mario is also never alone; he always has his brother Luigi to help him. Help with what? Well, it always seems he's needing to rescue his girlfriend Princess Peach from his eternal enemy, Bowser. 

Mario's popularity is unrivaled. In fact, games he has starred in have sold over 500 million copies worldwide. Those are staggering numbers, they really are. Starting with platformers, Mario has branched out into just about every genre there is. This includes racing, role-playing games, puzzle games, sports games of every kind and much more. 

But with over 200 titles, it's going to be difficult to recognize each and every Mario game from an image, isn't it? Well, we intend to put you to the test and see just how many you can get right out of the 40 we have in this quiz. 

Just take your time, think it through and use a hint if you have to.

Good luck!

This is the first game that Mario ever appeared in. Can you name it?

Mario made his first ever appearance in the 1981 arcade classic, "Donkey Kong." And he didn't even had a name. He had a mission, though, and that was to save his girlfriend from the clutches of the evil gorilla, Donkey Kong.

From the image, can you tell us which game in which Mario appears here?

Appearing only on the Nintendo 3DS, "Mario Golf: World Tour" was released in 2014. Although it is a golf game, it has more of an arcade angle than a simulation game. It was extremely well received and received a rating of 8.6 from IGN.

Only available for mobile phones, which Mario game is shown here?

Running games are popular on both Android and IOS, and so Mario made his appearance in his own running game in 2014. "Super Mario Run" sees players controlling Mario, moving him left and right to avoid obstacles and collecting treasures while he runs along. This was one of the very first games Nintendo made for mobile phones.

Any ideas as to the name of the Mario game shown in this image?

A true classic, "Mario Bros" was created in 1983 by Shigeru Miyamoto. Originally released in the arcade on the NES, this platform game features Mario and Luigi as they battle creatures emerging from the sewer.

Released in 1989 on the Game Boy handheld system, can you identify this game in which Mario appears?

"Super Mario Land" was released in 1989. This 2D platformer was a launch title for the Game Boy. Although fairly simplistic, it was extremely well received and help the Game Boy get off to a brilliant launch.

Launched for the Game & Watch Nintendo Tabletop series, which game featuring Mario is pictured here?

Made for the Game & Watch Tabletop from Nintendo, "Mario's Cement Factory" was launched in 1983. Taking a break from his plumbing job, Mario is working in a cement factory. Essentially, this is a platform game.

What Nintendo game in which Mario plays a minor role is shown in this image?

Released in 1987, "Punch-Out!!" saw players boxing with a variety of characters. Mario is not a boxer option but acts as a referee in the game. All in all, players have to beat 14 opponents to defeat the game.

Can you name this game featuring Mario the plumber?

One of the very early baseball games available on the Nintendo, specifically the NES, "Baseball" was released in 1983. It was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto with Mario, his most famous creation, making an appearance.

This image is of a Game & Watch Tabletop series game featuring Mario. What is it?

Released in 1983, "Mario's Bombs Away" was another Game & Watch Tabletop series title. In the game, a military-dressed Mario must keep his bomb away from enemy torches.

What is the name of this game featuring Mario that was released for the Wii in 2010?

Released in 2010 for the Wii, "Mario Sports Mix" features a range of games including hockey, basketball, dodgeball and others. Of course, Mario as well as other Nintendo characters feature prominently in the game.

Which game is shown in this image?

Another Wii title, "Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games" was release in 2009. Players can choose to play either Mario or Sonic and participate in a range of Winter Olympic events.

From the image, can you tell us which game is shown here?

Everybody loves racing their friends in a "Mario Kart" title, and it all started in 1992 with "Super Mario Kart," first released on the SNES in 1992. Nothing quite beats using a powerup to go from the back to first place on the last lap. And of course, Mario was one of the characters that could be picked as a driver.

The only game where Mario was the "bad guy" is shown in this image. Do you know which game it is?

Following from the original "Donkey Kong," in 1982 Nintendo released "Donkey Kong Jr." Here the roles are reversed from the original "Donkey Kong," in that Mario has Donkey Kong captured and Junior has to rescue him. It's the only time that Mario has featured as a bad guy in a video game.

From the list below, pick the Mario game that would best suit this image. Which one is it?

A game for Nelsonic Game Watch, "Super Mario Brothers" was first released in 1989. The gameplay took the form of a 2D platformer.

Any ideas as to the name of the Mario game shown in this image?

Released in 2017, "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" takes the form of a turn-based RPG game. It brought two successful franchises together, "Raving Rabbids" and Mario himself.

Mario and his friends are all playable characters in the game pictured here. Can you name it?

The most up-to-date Mario game currently available from Nintendo. "Mario Tennis Aces" was produced for the Switch and quickly sold two million copies in just three months after its release.

Which game is shown in this image?

Another excellent title for the Nintendo Switch, "Super Mario Odyssey" was released in 2017. A brilliant platformer, as with many Mario games, it's all about saving Princess Peach from Mario's great adversary, Bowser.

A crossover of two games, Mario stars in which game shown here?

A crossover between "Paper Mario" and "Mario & Luigi," "Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam" was released in 2015 for the 3DS. Of course, this role-playing game is all about defeating the evil Bowser!

Can you name this game which features Mario the plumber?

Available for the 3DS, "Mario Party: Island Tour" was the first party-themed game to be released for the 3DS after much success on other Nintendo platforms. Included in the game are 81 minigames.

Can you name the Nintendo fighting game shown in this image? And yes, it features Mario!

A fighting game, "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" was released on the Wii in 2008. This game features a multitude of characters from the Nintendo universe, and of course, they fight against each other!

In this image we have an RPG with Mario as the main character. Can you name it?

Introduced in 2004, this RPG was for the Nintendo 64. And guess what? Mario is trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser! Who would have thought?

From the image, can you tell us which game that Mario appears in is shown here?

Only appearing on the Nintendo 3DS, "Mario Sports Superstars" was released in 2017. Featuring a host of Nintendo characters including Mario, "Mario Sports Superstars" sees players battling it out in five sports, namely soccer, baseball, tennis, golf and horse racing.

From the list below, pick the Mario game that would best suit this image. Which one is it?

No longer a turn-based game, "Mario Party: Star Rush" allows players to move at will and when they want to. Released in 2016, it was only available on the Nintendo 3DS.

This Mario-based game allowed players to make their own levels. Can you name it?

Not only a side-scrolling platformer, "Super Mario Maker" allows players to make their own custom levels. "Super Mario Maker" was only made for two Nintendo platforms, the Wii U and the 3DS.

Any ideas as to the name of the Mario game shown in this image?

Nintendo love an Olympic tie-in, and with the multi-platform "Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," they allowed players to use one of 34 characters to take part in Olympic events.

Are you able to identify this action-adventure role-playing game featuring Mario?

Released for the Wii U, "Paper Mario: Color Splash" is an action-adventure RPG and the fifth game in the Paper Mario series. It was fairly well-received after early backlash following its announcement due to the fact that it sounded too similar to an early "Paper Mario" game.

Can you name this game featuring Mario the plumber?

Released in 2016, "Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge" is a puzzle game for the Nintendo Wii U and the 3DS. It features over 50 levels.

Released in 2016, this game was poorly received. Can you name it?

"Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash" received poor reviews. Released in 2016 for the Wii U, Ultra Smash featured 16 playable characters including Mario. Matches take place in single or doubles format.

What is the name of this puzzle game with both single and multiplayer options?

This puzzle game was released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2015. Offering five game modes, "Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure" could be played both in single and multiplayer.

From the list below, pick the Mario game that would best suit this image. Which one is it?

The sixth game featuring Mario and Donkey Kong, "Tipping Stars" has players completing puzzle levels where they need to help marching toys to the level exit.

Which game is shown in this image?

We threw you off the trail with that one, didn't we? But of course, wherever Luigi is, Mario is as well. Available on the Nintendo e-store, "Dr. Luigi" has four game modes. Essentially, it is a falling tile puzzle game.

Any ideas as to the name of the Mario game shown in this image?

"Super Princess Peach" was released in 2005 and was the first Nintendo game to feature the princess as a playable character. Mario of course makes an appearance; he is her boyfriend, after all.

From the list below, pick the Mario game that would best suit this image. Which one is it?

Released on the Wii in 2007, "Super Mario Galaxy" sees either Mario or Luigi, the two playable characters, trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser. Sounds familiar? It was a massive success, selling 12.78 million copies worldwide.

This is another sports game featuring Mario and his friends. Can you identify it?

Of course baseball is the main idea of this game, but it is filled with many minigames as well. "Mario Superstar Baseball" includes Mario and many other Nintendo characters. This game was only available on the GameCube.

This game was first released in 2004 and again on the Wii U virtual console in 2014. What is it?

Everybody loves a game of pinball, don't they? "Mario Pinball Land," also known as "Super Mario Ball," was available for the Game Boy Advance and Wii U and debuted in 2004 to mixed reviews.

Please pick a Mario game most associated with this image.

Of course "Mario vs. Donkey Kong," released for the Game Boy Advanced in 2004, would be a puzzle platformer, wouldn't it? In it, Mario must pursue Donkey Kong through various levels to find the mini toys that the gorilla has stolen.

From the image, can you tell us which game in which Mario appears is shown here?

This roleplaying game was the first of series of games to feature Mario and Luigi. "Superstar Saga" was made for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 3DS.

Can you name this game featuring Mario the plumber?

Only available on the GameCube, "Super Mario Sunshine" was released in 2002. It was very well received. In fact, it sold over 5 million copies!

Any ideas as to the name of the Mario game shown in this image?

A remake of the arcade classic "Excitebike," this version features Mario and friends as riders. Otherwise, it is much the same game.

Which game is shown in this image?

Only found on the Nintendo Game & Watch handheld system, "Donkey Kong Hockey" sees the old adversaries, Donkey Kong and Mario, fight it out in a hockey match.

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