Hardest Mario Games
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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.
This is literally the worst design decisions Nintendo has ever made to be honest. It's somehow still fun for me to play, but half the level mechanics are like Mario Maker.
The game is brilliantly hard but maybe Nintendo made the right call on its initial release not reaching America as they believed it was too hard for them and would ruin their perspective on Mario. They weren't THAT wrong... It's quite the challenge and bearable... after failing each level 100+ times (1000+ for Level C-3).
I can't beat level 1!V 6 Comments
Just started playing this game and it's the hardest Mario I've played next to lost levels. They start throwing difficult levels at you early and me being stubborn tried to beat them but I need more practice first lol.
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.
hardV 5 Comments
Each of the first 7 worlds provides unique challenges, but world 8 combines all of your prior experiences and skills. Without an acute knowledge of all of the games mechanics, world 8 would be nearly impossible. I have only beaten it after hours of grueling farming for secrets and Easter eggs to help me along my way.
How could Super Mario Bros 3 not be #1!?
Hard for me as well, I got to world 2 tower and its painful for me, recommend two players.
gayV 3 Comments
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.
I have this game and I couldn't pass several levels but my YOUNGER cousin played it and he passed those levels and he was only like 9 or 10 at the time.
He gave me some pointers but I still failed.
This game is easy! Miyamoto even said he wanted to make this game simple for newcomers.
Very challenging, especially the star world levels.
One of the steepest difficulty curves in mario
I can't get masked koopas in my game on Wii u very hard the last Star world level the secret exit is hard and I don't know how to fly up there because I'm on The flipping Wii uV 3 Comments
That damned Bowser finale is beyond hard - DubstepLover
What makes this game hard? CONTROLS!
What the hell were they thinking when they made this?
All the stupid stars!
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!
This is super easy! Beat fairly quick.
No way, it's easy!
I beg to differ. - Money1208
Way too easy I beat when I was 8 years old
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
It is easy at first but when you beat Bowser in world 8 you goto the special world's and they are hard.
Easy at first, quickly gets difficult later in game. Turtles are effectively bombs.
This is Number 1 material for sure. - Extractinator04
The hammer-throwing dude on level 5-2 kills me EVERY SINGLE TIME
It’s too hard for me!
It's hard! I'm stuck. - Money1208
Gave me a splitting headache. multiple ones.
where did u learn to fly dat ship, toad?!
The Enemy placement is stupidly difficult!
One level is simply long as heck!
This game is fun, but it can be challenging, especially the champions road on world crown because there are no power ups, and I died like 70 times so far without making it through the whole level.
Champions road can die
It's the hardest one to sit through - B1ueNew
Really? - Extractinator04
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.
It iss hardest
(I mean the Expert/Super Expert mode, not the game in general.)
Trolls, enemy spam, YES! A level which kills Hammer Bros! - computerfan0
Play it and you will know - DylanheBuilder
999 korok se I mean moons are hidden in it. Some are extremely hard like herding sheep above the fog. I like Super Mario Odyssey, but it is hard.
No way this was super easy! SMO's Darker Side is easier than SMS's Bianco Hills! - darthvadern
THE BOSSES ARE SO LONG
WAIT! They made ANOTHER one? - Money1208
My friend has this and it's really hard. - Connor360
I have the game it really hard
EVERYTHING! - spicycheese
Why did Nintendo make world 7 harder than world 8? Main reason it is hard
World 5 too because of ice, and also world 6 because of variety.
Too easy. I can't beat LEGO Star Wars again and I still think this is overly easy. - Extractinator04
I hit a koopa on the head and he suddenly started to spin all over the place and killed me.
Boom boom - level 3
It has to be number 1
Damnit! 9.999.999 coins?
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY?! It's very insanity!
It not that hard! - Money1208
Why is not on list
So unfair! )3
This game is as easy as hell
I beat it when I was 6! - Extractinator04
The levels in this game feel like some romhacker made them. Way too many spikes, really difficult levels, and no items to replenish stars or anything. Good luck trying to 100% this game. - Zach808
You'll be hardpressed to find a challenge more frustrating than the 150cc Special Cup
It just takes forever
and is almost impossible to 100% without a walk through!
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