The Wii launched in late 2006, with many wondering how the Big N could introduce new hardware without an appearance from their biggest mascot. Little did we know that a Mario game was forthcoming and, as a matter of fact, would be one of the best games of 2007. The mustachioed Italian traded in his plunger for a spaceship as he went soaring into outer space in order to save his Princess. Unbelievable level design and gorgeous graphics made it a classic for kids and adults with addled childlike brains alike.

FUN FACT: Acquire all of the game's 120 Power Stars and you'll be able to replay the game as Luigi. Here we go!