Might as well do this since I've been wanting to for a while
Gotta love the plucky plumber himself, though I kinda like Luigi a bit more if only for the fact I like Green over Red. I really like his platforming games, but I especially love the colorful and wacky characters and enemies. Plus, there's also stuff like kart racing and party games, so it's very strong in that regard too
4. Mega Man/Shovel Knight
These two are grouped for more or less the same reasons. I personally like the Mega Man style of platforming a bit more than Mario's. They also have very interesting awesome bosses, especially with the Robot Masters in Mega Man's case, which was the very reason I even got into Mega Man in the first place. Plus, I personally think that these games have some of the best 8 bit music I have ever heard, though some of the non-8 bit music are pretty good too.
Ah, Pokemon, perhaps the most talked about franchise on this list. I think we all know why we love this series,