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The Mario Game That Takes the Longest to Beat
As a featured character in over 200 different video games, there's plenty of Mario content for fans to sink their time into, but only a few titles take a substantial number of hours to beat. While there have been non-platforming Mario games such as "Mario+Rabbids: Sparks of Hope” that require upwards of 30 hours to beat, the longest Mario title is an unexpected one.
According to HowLongtoBeat, the average length for the main storyline in one of Mario's 3D platformers — such as "Super Mario 64," "Super Mario Galaxy," or "Super Mario 3D World" — comes out to about 13 hours. For 2017's "Super Mario Odyssey," however, a completionist run can quadruple the game's playtime, pushing the clock up to a whopping 62 hours.
"Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam" and "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey" each take about 25.5 hours to beat, but they also require an excess of 61 hours to finish everything they have to offer. The longest of them all, however, is 1996’s "Mario's Picross 2," released only in Japan for the Game Boy, which takes over 75 hours to fully complete.