Hardest Mario Games

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario Bros the Lost Levels

Has no equal. Punishing level design, unfair features like the poison mushroom (looks similar to a regular mushroom but actually kills mario instead), and often awkward controls make this by far the hardest mario game ever released.

Definitely the hardest Mario game ever.

There are levels which take you back earlier in the game! - noo7na7

What about mario maker?

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2 Super Mario Sunshine

Although they were hard to use, super mario sunshine was the first game I ever played and it is one of my favorites.

The controls for aiming the water were awkward and hard to use.

I suck at this game

3 Super Mario Galaxy 2

Grandmaster Galaxy: The Perfect Run. I have only beaten that level twice in my 5 years of playing the game. SMG2 is one of the greatest games of all time however.

Not as hard as the first one. - Money1208

The motion control levels are frustratingly hard.


4 Super Mario Bros. 3

How could Super Mario Bros 3 not be #1!?

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5 Super Mario World

One of the steepest difficulty curves in mario

6 New Super Luigi U

This is the hardest Mario Game I've played in my life! I'm still stuck on the first World! New Super Mario bros. U is the second hardest! Super Mario 64 is a piece of cake and Super Mario World isn't too hard either. Super Mario Sunshine isn't even as hard as New Super Luigi U! I don't know if it's just because I'm an excellent gamer, but I've litterally had Super Mario Galaxy for less than a month and I've already beat the final Bowser battle and I only have 50 stars left to collect! You don't know a truly hard game until you've played NSMBU or NSLU! What makes New Super Luigi U so much harder than NSMBU is that you only have 100 seconds to complete each level! It's impossibly hard!

7 New Super Mario Bros U

No way, it's easy!

I beg to differ. - Money1208

Very hard

8 Super Mario 64

That damned Bowser finale is beyond hard - DubstepLover

What the hell were they thinking when they made this?

9 Super Mario Land

This is Number 1 material for sure. - Extractinator04

10 Super Mario Galaxy

It's hard! I'm stuck. - Money1208

The Contenders

11 Super Mario 3D Land

The regular worlds are super easy and the early specials are easy, but the later worlds such as Special 6, and Special 7 are so difficult.

This shouldn't even be on the list, it is too easy. - Extractinator04

12 Super Mario Bros.
13 Super Mario Bros. 2

Hard,hard,awful hardly...

14 New Super Mario Brothers Wii

Getting the star coins is extremely difficult

World 9-7 is difficult on its own, but trying to get the star coins is like herding cats: you can get 1st and even the second one fairly easily but the 3rd one is insanely difficult. Why this game is below sonic and mario at the olympic games (at the time of writing this) is beyond me.

15 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
16 Super Mario 3D World

Champions road can die

17 Hotel Mario V 1 Comment
18 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
19 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

My friend has this and it's really hard. - Connor360

20 New Super Mario Bros

Too easy. I can't beat LEGO Star Wars again and I still think this is overly easy. - Extractinator04

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List Stats

100 votes
31 listings
3 years, 153 days old

Top Remixes

1. Super Mario Bros the Lost Levels
2. Super Mario Sunshine
3. New Super Luigi U
1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Bros the Lost Levels
3. Super Mario Bros. 3



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