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5 Best Super Mario Created Worlds

There are countless worlds in the Super Mario franchise, but which 5 are the best?
There are countless worlds in the Super Mario franchise, but which 5 are the best? / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

Here is our list of the five best Super Mario Created Worlds. Out of the hundreds of world made in the Super Mario franchise, which five stand atop the rest? There are, of course, countless contenders, but for Mario day, we'll be choosing the cream of the crop.

5 Best Super Mario Created Worlds

1. Metro Kingdom - Super Mario Odyssey

This world literally puts Mario in...our world.
This world literally puts Mario in...our world. / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

Maybe this is recency bias speaking, but the Metro Kingdom of New Donk City really is that good. it's essentially one giant, amazing playground for Mario to bounce around in, from taxis, to electrical wires, to fire hydrants, to theme parks, this world has so much in it. It has a terrific festival that pays homage to the very first world in the Mario game. It has platforming challenges for players that want some. It is simply a masterpiece of a world.

2. Freezeflame Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

The Freezeflame Galaxy is truly  a sight to behold
The Freezeflame Galaxy is truly a sight to behold / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

You've seen fire worlds. You've ice worlds. But have you seen them put together, as Super Mario Galaxy does? Appropriately titled Freezeflame galaxy, this world is a visual splendor with great mechanics to boot. The ice flower in the world allows for some truly nail-biting sequences, as Mario skates along lava and water, knowing if he's too slow he'll get a frigid bath or meet a fiery end. A gorgeous world, with heart-pounding gameplay, Freezeflame Galaxy is a top-tier Super Mario world.

3. World 8 (Darkland) - Super Mario Bros. 3

This world may be the best of the 2D Mario games
This world may be the best of the 2D Mario games / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

Remember this legendary auto-scrolling level from this world? Yea, we haven't forgotten it either. World 8 is a masterclass of difficulty and challenge. The airship level is already hard enough with a P-Wing, but having to navigate the narrow spaces without one is even more difficult. And let's not forget the boss fight at the end of this world, as well as the tank levels. Infamous and legendary, this world is the best of the 2D games.

4. Pinna Park - Super Mario Sunshine

Explore this grand amusement park
Explore this grand amusement park / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

A summer amusement park, Pinna Park is one of the most straight-up fun worlds in the franchise. This world starts off with a bang, pitting you up against a robot Bowser on a freaking roller coaster, and never lets up. With an amazing and colorful design and mechanics in the world's levels that truly capture the 3D feel of the game, Pinna park is a super memorable and enjoyable world in this super franchise.

5. World 1-1 - Super Mario Bros.

The first ever world in the Super Mario franchise is still one of the best.
The first ever world in the Super Mario franchise is still one of the best. / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

No, the very first world may not be as innovative or clean-looking as the future world. But it's still one of the most iconic, and one of the most recreated, for a reason. It truly embodies everything the Mario franchise turned out to be, and there may not be a better introductory level to a franchise than this world right here.