Over the last few years, March 10th has become known as MAR10 Day, in celebration of Nintendo's Super Mario franchise. The day mostly revolves around discounts and small announcements, but many fans of the mustachioed mascot use it as an excuse to celebrate their favorite games in the series on social media. Mario has been appearing in games since 1981's Donkey Kong, and has starred in a number of classic games since. Nearly every gamer seems to have a favorite, but it seems that a lot tend to prefer Super Mario 64 over all the rest!
Super Mario 64 first released in 1996 as a launch title for the Nintendo 64. The game was Mario's first foray into 3D, representing a huge change for the series, and the platforming genre in general. Over the years, Mario has starred in a number of great 3D platformers, including Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey. While those games improved on Super Mario 64's 3D mechanics in a number of significant ways, many fans prefer that first 3D outing over everything that has come since.
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Super Mario 64!
A lot of fans have fond memories of the game.
Happy #MAR10Day! My first Mario game was Super Mario 64 for the #Nintendo64. While it gave me nightmares at first(Peach changing into Bowser painting and I was like 6 years old), it is by far my favourite Mario game to this day! pic.twitter.com/6EeyhTtPHY— Mykola Kyba 🇺🇦🇨🇦 (@MykolaKyba) March 10, 2022
For some, it was their first game ever...
Happy #MarioDay! Super Mario 64 was my first game ever and I’m happy to be able to experience it on Nintendo Switch as well! 🌈 Grab your wing cap and get to collecting stars today! ⭐️ #Mar10 pic.twitter.com/tQdK89a4Q0— boo!sugar 💙💛 (@boosugarart) March 10, 2022
...while others just really like it!prevnext
Mario brings people together.
Happy #MAR10Day! heres some of my favorite renders from the first video game i ever played, Super Mario 64.— Jared (@AmtrakGuy365) March 10, 2022
Mario got me into gaming and the amount of time i've spent playing the plumber's games with friends and family means mario has meant a lot to me as a childhood hero pic.twitter.com/RFuf78xtu6
A perfect 10.
Happy Mar10 Day! Super Mario 64 is one of my favorite video games of all time. It’s the first N64 game I ever owned and the console came with an iconic red controller. It has a very high replay value, and don’t get me started on the music 😍 (⭐️10/10) pic.twitter.com/A6qqAlAf4Q— Anjoy (@INFJoy) March 10, 2022
Still holds up after all these years!
Favorite Super Mario game?
Super Mario 64! pic.twitter.com/zhTGR3ishs— litl 💤 (@litlwastaken) March 10, 2022
The series overall means a lot to fans.
Happy #MarioDay !! The first game I ever played was Super Mario 64.
Super Mario and #Nintendo, started my life-long love for video games.
And while my tastes may have changed or evolved since I was a kid, Mario will always hold a special place in my heart.
Always. 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/xeJEK1rfKY— PandaRiceBowl ❘ ENV-Tuber ❘💙Soft-Boi Supreme💙 (@PandaRiceBowl1) March 10, 2022