Top 10 Overrated Mario Games

Nobody has done this yet, so I figured it needs to be done

The Top TenXW

1Super Mario Galaxy 2

10/10 for yoshi? YOSHI!? Yoshi is just as overrated as this game. It's no different than galaxy one but yoshi is here. - Garfieldtop10s

I had at least more enjoyment with prequel then this. The just put in more gimmick and more power-ups - Chaotixhero

Yeah. I agree. I love the prequel but unfortunately the disc one day just vanished :'( The whole dome idea rather than a boring world map was awesome! With SMG2 it just doesn't have the same warmth about it.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the true highest-rated video game of all time. Yes, I know it is a masterpiece and possibly the top 1 most creative video game of all time, but the plot where Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser is not fair!

I didn't vote this game. Because this game is almost perfect. And I love this game more than its prequel. But I think this game is little overrated. It may not 10/10. Because This game may not perfect and little worse than Its prequel.

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2Mario Kart 64

Why does this game get all the praise to the point where every kart racer is concidered 'a Mario Kart rip-off' The game has aged terribly, the controls are clunky, the tracks aren't all that good (except Wario Stadium) and there are other, better kart racers in the 5th generation alone (Crash Team Racing and Diddy Kong Racing come to mind)

I'm tired of people saying this is the best Mario kart game even with Mario kart 8 people still say it's the best. What?

Well, it is true. Mario Kart 64 is the best Mario Kart game ever tying with Super Mario Kart & Super Circuit.

Great game but the controls are slippery. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Diddy Kong Racing is a much better game, why is this praised? It's boring as HELL! - KennyRulz244444

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3Super Mario Bros. 3

How people can say that is game is overrated is beyond me. This game was perfect, Super Mario World binned all the great ideas of this game and just ported a sequel to the SNES that couldn't even match to this one. That game should be classed as the overrated one because SMB3 had better level design, maps with more variety, more levels, more challenging bosses, you were able to store items, it had the Airship levels that were much more unique than the same old castle levels you got in Mario World, it had Mushroom houses and Card games, the items were way interesting than the stupid cape in Mario World. The reason people claim Mario 3 to be the much more superior game was because it had way better ideas than Mario World. The only thing I can give Mario World a plus for was Yoshi, but in all honestly he really just made the difficulty of the game laughable. - BorisStingy - BorisStingy

Is it fair this game is the third most voted game on this list? Is it fair I voted just to comment? I feel the advance series paints the game as the darkest in the Mario trilogy. Love the original, but Advance 4 is better.

First, the music sucks. It loops very quickly and is repetitive. Where is the save feature. its too long of a game to lack a
Save battery! Why you no save battery. And there are so many better games on the NES. Like kirbys adventure, legend of Zelda, and even Mario 2. This game is also too difficult. Looking back on it, it's at least playable, but not excellent.
- Garfieldtop10s

I sort of agree with the music part, but it has its moments like the Castle music, Bowser music, and Airship Music. It's a NES game, you can't expect them to make a save feature on such an old console. The game doesn't even warrant a save feature because it's not even a difficult game. Part of the beauty of this game was putting all the effort in getting to the last world in one sitting without saving half way through. Putting a save feature would of taken away the charm of getting to the end because it wouldn't of felt like you fully earned it. To be honest, If you have trouble beating this game then I would hate to see what you be like playing Rayman 1. - BorisStingy

I hate how people constantly say that this is better than Mario world. How is it better?

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4Mario Kart DS

Totally boring and too flat. It's nothing but adventure landing spinoff with horrible characters a 2/10.1/5 from me out of ds games I played. Zero gravity way better 9/10 5/5

Horrible characters? Only one character was bad and it was ROB. But how does that affect the game...oh wait it doesn't. - DCfnaf

Holy crap 'cause R.O.B. stole Koopa Troopa's spot!

Wait a because ROB is a PLAYABLE CHARACTER that affects your view of the GAME? - DCfnaf

This game is actually a great Mario Kart game! They need to bring back the mission mode and bosses. Totally loved it. - DCfnaf

I never cared about this game. I don't like the roster. ROB? Really?

ROB is not the GAME. Just because it has ROB doesn't mean that the game is bad. - DCfnaf

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5New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This game is awful! Peach gets kidnapped, we have to listen her her voice (I think people prefer that voice over Jen Taylor's voice), very intense game if going for all Star Coins, CGI (I am not that big a fan of CGI), overrated for sure, not even at least 5 crossover characters, etc...

A great multiplayer game, a good investment, and a fanbase that is just too big. - Garfieldtop10s

Not nearly as good as the oldies. It's too easy, the story sucks and it's on the most overrated console ever, the Wii. More overrated than Galaxy 2 because at least Galaxy 2 is a game and not a toy...

The whole New super Mario bros series is overrated. This is the most overrated of all

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6Super Mario 64

I agree sonic adventure is much better. Character design voice acting and level design. This game isn't perfect. Not revolutionary either gets 10/100 stars. Sonic adventure 98/100 because bad level like Big's fishing. The sonic adventure 2 battle for gamecube gets 99/100. The flaws in it are minor such as glitches and trashy story,but multiplayer, characters and upgrade make up for it.

Good game, but not the best game ever

It was revolutionary when it launched, the first fully 3d game. But people treat it like it's still new. - Garfieldtop10s

Everyone likes it enough said - NESSquid

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7Super Mario Galaxy

It has been rated as the highest game ever which is obscurbed when comparing it to the old Mario games it's absolutely ridiculous why Mario bros 3 is #1 it's absolutely wrong even hardcore Nintendo fans would agree with me - htoutlaws2012

You shouldn't hate a game because of Rosalina " she appear in everything" yeah, she does! Why? She's popular and she is a new character! Nobody seemed to care when Yoshi started appearing in everything! - DCfnaf

This game introduced rosalina. And now she's everywhere. WHY? - Garfieldtop10s

Incredibly overrated in its time and forgotten by everyone now.

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8Super Mario World

Classic Mario games are underrated. Hotel Mario was a severe disappointment (it was originally going to be a sequel to this game), no matter how much of a masterpiece it is compared to educational Mario games *retches*.

This is like new smb ds. Voted best platformer of its gen. But it was real difficult. But I give it slack for being an older game. - Garfieldtop10s

9Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine is overrated? Compared to other Mario games it's quite underrated, in my opinion.

This game is awful. Like all Mario bros game the useless peach gets captured by bowzer's son again. Terrible storyline, awful characters as usual and the bad cast Mario, toads and peach could've took Luigi, but no this game sucks! It's a 1/5 1/10 from me. Sonic's the actual hero. Amy rose is more cute and useful than Peach.

This game is awful. It's cleaning up a messes with a hose. That's it.

This ame is amazing! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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11Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Love this game! I hate when people say it's overrated and shove some "cool" and "underrated" Mario game down our throats. I love all Mario games, so I also like that other one that is seen this way (I see this a lot with Super Paper Mario). Anyway, this is my favorite Mario game ever, but others can have their own opinions. HOWEVER, this game deserves its high rating for everything that is done so well. Therefore, I GUESS you could call it overrated, but if anything, more Mario fans NEED to be exposed to the Mario RPG's as a whole, since they should be more loved and known as much as the main games. If you hate me for loving this game, just know that I love the other games too and respect others' opinions, but I don't want to be told that this game doesn't deserve its high rating or that it's nothing compared to Super Paper Mario or the original Paper Mario or whatever, since everyone's entitled to have an opinion and love every game.

Just because a game is cool doesn't make a game not overrated. This game IS overrated. - DaisyandRosalina

Best Mario RPG ever! 11! 11!

Nope, just the most overrated. It is always considered the best and all other Paper Mario games (or any Mario RPG for that matter) gets pushed aside in favour of this one. I've always liked Paper Mario a lot more.

I think Bowser's Inside Story is the only Mario RPG that is rated higher than this one.

This game better not be lowered down because it seems as if 9/10 people like this game meaning 1/10 people dislike this game. I dislike this game. I would strongly prefer Super Paper Mario

I didn't like this game, but I did like the original

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12Mario Kart 8

Bad character, roster. Too many babies. Great tracks and gameplay mechanics though! - HeavyDonkeyKong

This game is awesome. Besides battle mode and character roster, this game is GREAT. - DCfnaf

For so many reasons, yes.

Reasons: Too many versions of Princess Peach, annoying voices, the graphics, etc...

Meghan Trainor or Alecia Beth Moore would be a much more suitable voice actress for Pink Gold Peach than Ariana Grande and Samantha Kelly (the true voice actress for Pink Gold Peach, who gave her the worst gaming voice in history).

Will people STOP TALKING ABOUT PEACH? Too bad that Peach is playable! She is the main female and there are actually people that like her. Peach is here to stay. Cry me a river, build a bridge, and GET OVER IT. - DCfnaf

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13Super Mario Bros.

Ok, this was one of my first NES games I've played. And to be honest, it's just so outdated. The controls are often frustrating, the bosses are exactly the same and pathetic, same level design and no one likes time limit. Tell me one objective reason why you think this game is fun to play. Just to let you know, nostalgia is not objective.

People play this game for nostalgia. I'd prefer battling the Koopalings than battling Bowser 8 times. - DCfnaf

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14Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
15Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

This is the least acclaimed of the Mario and Luigi games, for some reason. I personally think it's the best. How is it overrated? - Garythesnail

I Don't Care If It's Overrated Or Not! I Love It!

This game and Bowser's inside story are great! This list is terrible! - DCfnaf

This is one of my favorite Mario games

16Mario Kart Wii

The music was OK. Not all that great. People love wii for: mushroom gorge, coconut mall, maple treeway, grumble volcano, moonview highway, and rainbow road. The only good soundtrack was grumble volcano. All the rest can go wither away forever. Let's not forget funky - flame runner either. - Garfieldtop10s

COURSES: 86/100
ITEMS: 94/100 CHARACTERS: 90/100
HOW the hell is this game over-rated?

A very wild fanbase, this game being preferred over the Mario Kart games that are older than Mario Kart: Double Dash, annoying voices, incredibly overpowered items, bad graphics & horrible controls. Maybe people actually prefer Mario Kart 64 over Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart Wii gets a 32/100 score.

Why? Sonic racing is the rip-off of Mario kart.

This is the first Mario game I ever played. I can't say no to it. - DCfnaf

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18Mario Party 9
19Paper Mario: Sticker Star

I Hate This Game So Much! But I Don't See How It Could Be Overrated When Everyone Hates It.

Everyone hates this game. But I understand why because it SUCKS. - DCfnaf

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20New Super Mario Bros. 2

Overrated all the critics like it because it have Mario in it. Not all Mario games are good this worst 3ds game I played nearly other than smash 4 and Pokemon or..

This game is overrated because critics liked it even though no new stuff was added, but the gold. It seemed lazy and unoriginal.

Underrated, no one likes this game. - noo7na7

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