Top 10 Nintendo Games that Aged Poorly

Nintendo games that over time, have really grown to show their age from either terrible gameplay, or not being as good as people remember them to be. I'll mostly be including games MADE by Nintendo, so the CDI games do NOT count. Also just so it's obvious I will ONLY be including Nintendo games for this list.

The Top Ten

1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This game didn't age poorly in my opinion... It was pretty good...
If anything the original Smash should be here instead - B1ueNew

Honestly, Brawl's roster was more unbalanced than Melee's. Melee Fox ain't got nothing on Meta Knight.
My favorite Smash game will still be Brawl's though. - Drawbox

I once tested it at a friend and it was ok, but nothing mind-blowing - darthvadern

Unpopular opinion but it didn't age well... and the story mode was kind of ridiculous.

Well, of course the story mode is ridiculous - the whole concept of Smash itself is. - DapperPickle

I like Brawl's roster more than Ultimate's.


Fight me. - Drawbox

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2 Mario Clash

None of the Virtual Boy games age well...

It's the virtual boy. That console sucks big time - LightningStrike

I forgot this game existed - B1ueNew

It’s a Virtual Boy game. Enough said. - 3DG20

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3 Hey You Pikachu!

While being a bit ambitious with its microphone port, the game itself is honestly boring to look at, and in general gets very tedious very fast.

4 Goldeneye 007

Now I haven't played this game but it looks really fun to play even today. So it probs shouldn't be here. - B1ueNew

5 Star Fox (Super Nes)
6 Earthbound Zero
7 Super Smash Bros. Melee

Fox, Ice climbers, Yeah - B1ueNew

Yoshi's model and design prooves it. - B1ueNew

8 Top Gun

WAIT I shouldn't have included this one...

Is this based on the movie? - B1ueNew

Yeah... pretty self explanatory.

9 Super Smash Bros. 64

Maybe with texture models, but not gameplay.

10 Pokemon Rumble Blast

I played it once when I had a Wii, and it wasn't impressive to say of the least. As a matter of fact it still isn't...

The Contenders

11 Wrecking Crew

Completely forgettable and the gameplay is so lack luster.

12 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
13 Perfect Dark Perfect Dark
14 Pokémon Yellow

It's basically Red/ Blue but with only one starter, and in my opinion hasn't aged well at all.

At least the sprites are better than the originals.

15 Super Mario 64
16 Rocket: Robot on Wheels
17 Metroid (Nes)
18 Mario Party 3

Might've been fun back in the day, but playing this now is so damn boring. It has to be the most uninteresting Mario Party game I've ever played.

The first two were way worse - darthvadern

19 Space Station Silicon Valley
20 Gyromite

Having two controllers to play something that only one person should play, was a bad idea then and it's still a bad idea now.

21 Mario Party 2

At least Mario Party 3 had decent boards, save files, Waluigi and a story mode, this game has none of those things! The costumes are fun but get aren't anything special! Also half of the minigames are taken fmo the original making Nintendo seem lazy - darthvadern

Awesome game! But it was released about 2 years before the N64 died out - LightningStrike

22 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure

One of the worst Zelda main series games. - B1ueNew

23 Starshot: Space Circus Fever
24 Super Smash Bros Wii U

It's my 2nd favorite game but when Ultimate comes out... This will become dust for others but not for me... - B1ueNew

Well it's not that old and in general hasn't aged as bad as Brawl has...

You serious? - MrCoolC

25 Super Mario Kart

Drifting sucks hard.

Way too hard and the AI is total BS. - egnomac

26 Turok - Dinosaur Hunter
27 Tonic Trouble
28 Buck Bumble

What the hell is this? - BlueTelegraph

29 Metroid II: Return of Samus
30 Mario Party 8

Not as much as the other items but worth mentioning.

I dunno why people hate this one, it's pretty excellent, way better than mario parties released before it in my opinion - darthvadern

It was better than Mp9 or MP10 - B1ueNew

31 Mario Party

Never played it so I can't judge it...

Terrible, truly terrible, no items, bland boards, bad minigames, bad graphics this game aged so terribly! - darthvadern

32 Gold Rush

As a fan of almost all Sierra video games, this one's not that good compared to other Sierra games, many of the puzzles are very hard and the voyage takes forever to get through, it's still good, but it hasn't aged that well compared to Quest For Glory or Space Quest.

EDIT, just realized this list is supposed to be about Nintendo games. Oh well - darthvadern

33 Star Fox Assault

Not too good. - B1ueNew

34 Pokemon Dash

This game sucked. - B1ueNew

35 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island

Whoever put this game on this list instead of the Sonic Adventure duology (especially their ports) and LJN videos games (though they were infamous no matter ehich time) will age poorly with no good coming out of it.

36 Kirby's Dream Land

Don't get me wrong, this game is okay, but it did NOT age well. The game gets really boring after a while. Thankfully Sakurai fixed it and made Kirby's Adventure and he can copy enemies now. - Drawbox

37 Mike Tyson's Punch -out!!
38 Kirby Super Star
39 Mario Kart 64
40 Mario Kart 8
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1. Star Fox (Super Nes)
2. Earthbound Zero
3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
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1. Super Mario 64
2. Goldeneye 007
3. Hey You Pikachu!
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