Which of these "Super Mario" games was released first?
"Super Mario 64" is a 1996 platform game for the Nintendo 64, published by Nintendo. It was the first "Super Mario" game to feature 3D gameplay, combing freedom of movement within a large open world based on polygons with traditional Mario gameplay, visual style, and characters. As Mario, the player collects Power Stars while exploring Princess Peach's castle to rescue her from Bowser.
"Super Mario 64" received critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest video games of all time. Reviewers praised its ambition, visuals, gameplay, and music, although some called the camera system unreliable. It is the best-selling Nintendo 64 game, with more than eleven million copies sold by 2003.
"Super Mario Sunshine" released for the GameCube in 2002. "Super Mario Galaxy" released in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii, and "Super Mario Odyssey" released in 2017 on the Nintendo Switch. All three games are 3D "Super Mario" titles, building on the foundations laid by "Super Mario 64" back in 1996.