Biggest Problems with New Super Mario Bros Series

Ah yes New super Mario Bros. The series that was supposed to reflect the classic games (Super Mario Bros, SMB3 and Super Mario World) but it falls short for several reasons.

Side note: The original game (DS) is actually decent. And Luigi U doesn't count

The Top Ten

1 Way too easy

Don't. Touch. Anything.

I'd agree with this list if it weren't for that ONE challenge! - Spicygarlic

If only you could collect 1,000 coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 instead of 100... - TheYoshiPyro64

More like way too hard to impossible. - Gehenna

I don't really agree with this one, only NSMB2 is really that easy in my opinion, NSMBWii had one of the most infamous levels in Mario history (9-7). - darthvadern

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2 Repetitive formula

Summary of the New Super Mario Bros Series

1. Peach captured
2. Go through 7 worlds and fight the koopalings
3. Go through world 8 and fight Bowser
4. Rinse and repeat - Randomator

3 Koopalings

They would be better as Tower bosses, while the Castle levels should have original ones. - TheYoshiPyro64

The koopalings aren't bad and it isn't their fault that they are repetitive. It's the people who created the game. Some people don't understand that.

It’s the same battle every time, you just have to jump on them 3 times. - Videogamesgal

I actually like that they appear in the games, I get nostalgic feels when I see them, but I can definitely see why they are hated. - darthvadern

I can see how they are nostalgic in a way. I hate them because they are so repetitive but I respect your opinion - Randomator

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4 Same worlds

Even some ROM hackers have made the Sorting Algorithm of Threatening Geography in each post-NSMB1 less recycled from Super Mario Bros. 3. I mean, these three games could have been like Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Bros. Next and Newer Super Mario Bros. DS (or maybe Other Super Mario Bros. U), right? - TheYoshiPyro64

I would really like if they removed the could world considering they are very dull, they are only boring athletic levels that feel like World 1 except way harder. - darthvadern

It’s always the same 8 or 9 places.
Grass Desert Snow Water Jungle Mountain Clouds Lava. Can’t they mix it up a little bit - Randomator

5 Nothing "new"

NSMBWii- multiplayer (now you just play all at once)
NSMB2- Coins (they already exist)
NSMBU- baby Yoshi/game pad/Nabbit-(mediocre additions) - Randomator

6 No new characters

*cough cough* peachette *cough cough*

They need to use girl characters lout only good ones like Toadette and not things like Daisy or Rosalina.

We don't need Wendy

7 No new music

They could've been based on the soundtracks of the ROM hacks I've mentioned. - TheYoshiPyro64

Actually there's like three new soundtracks. But yeah, the rest of the soundtrack is like ported from previous titles. - darthvadern

And for the love of god can we stop with the “bah” music please? It’s really getting old - Randomator

8 No new enemies

Never really bothered me. - darthvadern

9 Nothing original

Propeller Mushroom lets you fly
Acorn- lets you fly
Tanooki leaf- lets you fly - Randomator

10 Multiplayer is a problem

Multiplayer just doesn’t work well here - Randomator

The Contenders

11 Completely a copy and waste after New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Need Proof? Look no further than New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe - Randomator

Yes. I totally agree. NSMB2 and NSMBU are both perfect examples. It feels like the same game with mediocre gimmicks - Randomator

12 Yellow and Blue Toads as player 3 and 4

Toad was bad from the beggining already, enough said. - darthvadern

One toad is fine in my book but why two? They play like exactly the same! Why couldn’t they have added Daisy? Or Wario? Or Heck I’d even be okay with Waluigi. - Randomator

13 When someone gets hit or gets a power up, the screen pauses

That's a game changer because.? - Qryzx

14 Atrocious Gimmicks
15 New Super Mario Bros

This is decent, I guess. NSMB2 ripped this off.
~ AlphaQ

16 Female disempowerment

Come at us, 20th Century Super Mario haters that attack this list! >8(

17 Lemmy is weak and only uses his ball

A ball isn’t a weapon

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