Mario has appeared in many pirated games for the Famicom and NES like Kart Fighter and Super Mario World (Famicom), but he also appeared in cheap graphical hacks of other licensed video games. Often released on Famiclone systems, like the Dendy, these hacks of games like Tiny Toon Adventures, Joe And Mac, and Armadillo, cheaply place Mario or Mario's face over the main character's sprites. Some of these date back to the early 90s made by pirate companies like ECE, while others are still being made today by Korea Corp.
These games were numbered to make it seem like they were an extension of the original trilogy.
Hack of Armadillo which changes the title screen and replaces the main character with Mario; graphics are used from Dian Shi Ma Li and Super Mario Bros. 3. An alternate version of the hack has a stage select where you can choose from stage 1 to 8.
Super Bros 5
Same as the PAL version of Super Mario Bros. 2, except the title screen has been changed and Mario's name is now misspelled as "Merio" in the story text.
Super Bros. 6
Hack of Tiny Toon Adventures which changes part of the title screen, and replaces some of Buster Bunny's sprites with a pink Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Grand Dad: Super Mario 7
Hack of The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy which changes part of the title screen and some of the sprites replace Fred's head with Mario's. Graphics are used from Dian Shi Ma Li and Super Mario Bros. 3. The game starts on the map screen, allowing you to play any of the first 3 levels at the start of the game.
Super Bros. 8
Hack of Don Doko Don 2 which changes the title screen and replaces the two characters with Mario and Luigi. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mario World 9
Hack of Adventure Island 2 which replaces all of Master Higgins' sprites with Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Bros. 10: Kung Fu Mari
Hack of Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu which changes the title screen and swaps out Jackie Chan's head with Mario's.
Mario Adventures 11
Hack of Adventure Island 3 which replaces all of Master Higgins' sprites with Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mario 12
A simple title hack of Yossy no Cookie (Yoshi's Cookie).
Super Mario 13
Hack of Saiyuuki World II (AKA Whomp 'Em) that replaces the main character's sprite with Mario's. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mario 14
Hack of Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 (AKA Kid Niki: Radical Ninja) that changes the title screen and replaces a few of the character's sprites with Mario and enemies with Goombas and Spinies. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 1 and 3.
Super Mario 14 (15)
Hack of Tiny Toon Adventures 2 that, like Super Bros. 6, replaces Buster Bunny with a pink Mario and uses graphics from Super Mario Bros. 3. Some cart labels show the number 15 but in-game it is still referred to as 14.
Mario 15 (AKA Sonic Bros.)
Hack of Super Mario Bros. that changes most, if not all of the sprites to be based on Sonic the Hedgehog and removes the Mario logo. Some versions of the game are glitched and start in the Minus World.
Mario 16 (AKA Super Bros Jurassic Park)
Hack of Joe and Mac that changes the title screen and some of Joe's sprites are replaced with Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Bros 16
Hack of Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 that replaces the main character with a poorly drawn Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Bros. 17: Fighting of the Mali Lugi
Hack of Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers that changes the title screen and replaces Chip, Dale, and two enemies with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser, respectively. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Yoshi's Cookie.
Hack of Mickey Mousecapade that changes Mickey and Minnie to Mario and Luigi. Graphics are used from Yoshi's Cookie.
Mari Land 19
Hack of Adventures of Tom Sawyer that replaces the kid with Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 1.
SupSupSuper Bros. 20
Hack of KeroKeroKeroppi's Great Big Adventure 2 that replaces Keroppi with a green-skinned Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Korea Corp. hacks
These hacks, made by Korea Corp., were not released as widely as other hacks, and are of extremely low quality, even more so than the others. They weren't released on actual Famicom/NES cartridges, but can sometimes be found as built-in games on Famiclone systems.
- 21 Mari (hack of Adventure Island 4 with a glitchy Mario sprite)
- Mario 22 The Sport (hack of Downtown Nekketsu with Mario, Luigi, and Toad)
- Super Nintendo 23 (hack of Tiny Toon Adventures 6 with Mario, Luigi, and Kirby)
- Mario 24 Block Guy (hack of Forehead Block Guy with Mario and Goombas)
- SUPER25 MARIO (hack of Little Nemo: The Dream Master with a poorly colored Mario)
These games were pirate hacks that were released on original Famicom cartridges.
Hack of Daiku no Gensan that changes the title screen and replaces the main character's head with Mario and enemies with Toads. Graphics are used from Yoshi's Cookie and Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mali Splash Bomb (AKA Super Mali Soda Water)
Hack of Keroppi to Keroleen no Splash Bomb that changes the title screen and replaces Keroppi with Luigi. Graphics are used from Yoshi's Cookie.
Super Mali Hero Legends (AKA Hero Mali Brothers)
Hack of Little Ninja Brothers that changes the title screen and replaces the Ninja Bros. with the Mario Bros.
Hack of M.C. Kids that changes the title screen and replaces the two kids with Mario and Luigi. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3. The opening segment at the beginning showing two M.C. Kids reading the book is cut out and takes you right to Ronald's house instead.
Pizza Pop Mario
Hack of Pizza Pop that changes the title screen replaces the pizza delivery guy with Mario. Graphics are used from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Bros. Pocker Mali
Hack of Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Poi Poi that replaces Shin-Chan with Mario.
Hack of Top Rider, sometimes named "Super Mario Kart Rider," which replaces the head of the biker with a Super Mario Bros. 3 sprite; some variants have multiple heads to choose from in the form of other Mario characters. This hack changes the controls to support a normal controller as the original game required a bike peripheral to play it.
Hack of F1 Race that changes the three courses to Mushroom, Flower, and Lightning Cup and allows the player to play as either Mario or Luigi; graphics are used from Mario Kart Super Circuit and Mario Kart 7 (with lower resolution and less colors). The game only appears on the Famiclone system Family Karaoto.
Miss Peach WorldHack of Menace Beach (AKA Sunday Funday) that replaces the skateboarding kid with a character that barely resembles Princess Peach.
Hacks of Mario
These games are essentially vice versa of the other bootlegs, in that these are hacks of Mario games with different characters in them.
Hack of Super Mario Bros. that replaces nearly all enemy and tile sprites, changes Mario into a panda, and poorly changes the music. The game itself is based on 2, a title hack of SMB. The game has only been found built in to clone systems.
Both are hacks of Pandamar with different protagonists, enemies, etc. Both are made by the same hacking group and are nearly identical to each other. Like Pandamar, they were not released on actual cartridge.
Pka Chu/Pocket Maero
Hack of Mushroom with Pikachu and slightly different music. This version is more common than the other titles, as this one was the only version released on cartridge.
Super Mario Sister
Hack of Super Mario Bros. 3 that replaces Mario & Luigi with female counterparts.
Hack of Super Mario Bros. that replaces Mario with Bart Simpson.
- Almost all Mario pirate hacks use graphics from Super Mario Bros. 3 and/or Yoshi's Cookie, as these official games were made around the time when the first Mario graphic hacks were made. These games were also made around the time when Famiclone systems (NES clones) were made.
- Mario 16 for the Dendy was reviewed on the game show Dendy: The New Reality. The original Joe & Mac was also reviewed later; the host was seemingly under the impression that Mario 16 was the original and Joe & Mac was the hack, when it is the other way around.
- Grand Dad has become a small internet meme as a result of Joel from Vinesauce's reaction to the game's title screen which consists of a modified Fortran from Dian Shi Ma Li with bloodied teeth and the Flintstone's theme that kicks after Joel first shouts out "Grand Dad".
- A number of fan-made hacks have also been bootlegged as part of PocketNES compilations; these include Super Mario Mappy (Mappy), Mario Runner (Lode Runner), Balloon Mario (Balloon Fight), Koopa Invaders (Space Invaders), Mario & Luigi (Nuts & Milk), Maria Sisters (Mario Brothers) & Bomber Mario (Bomberman).