By Patrick Hickey Jr. 

Mario Bros games have a long and seminal history in gaming. And for great reason. They move the needle. But in spite of all the hits and a few misses, are plenty of Mario games that never quite got the love they deserve. 

In this exclusive Old School Gamer Magazine list, we share five Mario games that deserve far more love than they currently get. 

Super Mario Land: Although a million-seller on the Game Boy- its sequel has gotten far more admiration from fanboys. 

Super Mario Strikers: The GameCube lacked killer sports games, but this was a fun one that can still stand firmly today. 

Mario Clash: Ah, the forgotten Virtual Boy classic. If you can find it- play it. 

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Easily one of the best games on the Game Boy Advance. 

Mario Bros: The original! It’s even on the Atari 2600!

Patrick Hickey Jr. Patrick Hickey Jr. (320 Posts)

Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the