Top 10 Worst Water Levels in Video Games

The Top Ten
1 Great Bay Temple - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Why is this even on this list. Using the Zora mask makes Young Link a fantastic swimmer. He can also attack with his fins for a large distance. What was the point?

2 Atlantica - Kingdom Hearts 2
3 Water Dam - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This dam level... hehehe. But whatever, allow me to describe from what I've seen on the internet:
Tight time limit to defuse multiple bombs
Electric obstacles everywhere
Wonky controls
Slow swimming

That seaweed. Dam. Dam it's hard.

4 Mount Kazai - Skies of Arcadia
5 Great Sea - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
6 Water Temple - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Definitely the worst ever temple of all-time. In order to swim underwater, uses the Iron Boots. In order to go back up, remove the Iron Boots, and goes vice versa.

7 The Minus World - Super Mario Bros.
8 Maridia - Super Metroid

Instant letdown with all the unfair platforming to the grand finally of disappointment.

9 World 3 (Water World) - Super Mario Bros. 3

I really hated that stupid Big Fish that would try and eat Mario and 1 hit KO him!

10 Yellow Pac-Marine - Pac-Man World 2

I love Pac-Man World 2, but this level is very tedious! It's basically just Pac-Man sitting in a Submarine going through a dark green void, through some Pipes, some enemies, and some fruit over and over for at least 8 whole minutes, and it get's super repetitive!

The Contenders
11 Uncharted Galados - Miitopia

It's clear that this area was extremely rushed on deairing it's development. Not only does it reuse the forest stage from way earlier in the game even though Galados is meant to be a beach area, but it has enemies that are WAY TOO OP and they fit with neither a beach or a forest! Like, why does this island have Big Noses with Glasses, Giant UFOs, and a Red Fire Breathing Dragon?!?

12 Sector 4 (AQA) Underwater Area - Metroid Fusion
13 Labyrinth Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog

In Japan, people consider four synonymous with death, and is the case in level 4, the Labyrinth Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog because this is where all the fun of the game goes to die. You move slowly in the water and Sonic can hold is breath for only so long, meaning you have to find air supply bubbles to reset the timer or get out of the water before he drowns. If you're looking for grounds for preferring Mario games over Sonic games, how their water levels played is more than enough.

Without question, this is the worst Sonic level/water level in the history of gaming. Act 1 and 2 are easy in my opinion, but then there's Act 3! This act sucks so much because of all the super tedious traps and Sonic. He can't swim, so he moves really, really slowly, and it messes with the best mechanic. Also, the very bad drowning mechanics + very irritating drowning music equals a cheap challenge. But wait, there's more. Because the level is like a maze, you will have so much trouble navigating that it becomes 2x the chore to beat and still manages to get worse. The beginning of Act 3 is such a super mega tedium jump. All this trouble leads up to the hardest boss in the game. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!

14 Aquas - Star Fox 64

If you don't know the horrors of this water level why are you on this list

15 Submerged Castle - Pikmin 2

It's dark and dank as hell, the music gives you the heebie jeebies, you can only bring blue pikmin in (despite having all four elemental traps), the treasures are next to worthless, and there's the Waterwraith. Unlike the rest of the bosses that stay on the final floor, this monster will appear on your current floor if you stay there too long. He's immune to almost all attacks and he can steam roll even a full squad of 100 pikmin if given the chance. Until you successfully kill him on the final floor, he will continue to hunt you down.

16 Rusty Bucket Bay - Banjo-Kazooie
17 The Combination - Conker's Bad Fur Day

You know what part this is the part where you have to change the battery constantly, you know, that part in Bat's Tower

18 World 7-4 - Super Mario Bros 3

This is my fourth worst water level between Great Bay Temple, THAT DAMN DAM LEVEL and 'shudders' labyrinth zone. first, this is an auto scroll level second, blooper nannies, AND THE SWARM OF JELECTROS, well what if this was combined with 'shudders' labyrinth zone. so in conclusion this is hard water level. P.S pipe maze level 4 + labyrinth zone = torture

19 Hydro City - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Constantly going for air

20 Pig Dipper - Angry Birds Space
21 Lost World - Sonic Adventure
22 Lost World - Adventure
23 Sea Shell Shenanigans - Crash Bandicoot the Wrath of Cortex
24 Coral Canyon - Crash Bandicoot the Wrath of Cortex
25 Scrap Brain Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
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