Top Ten Most Overhated Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog Video Games


The Top Ten

1 Super Mario Sunshine

Why is this game number one?! It is definitely not a bigger highlight in Mario's history( but it isn't bad either), but this game was still accepted by most Mario fans! I swear sonic deserves an entry at number 1 far more than Mario. I barely see any hate towards Mario games despite that Mario has also had problems, but I swear Sonic's fan base is far more unforgiving than Mario's fan base.

It's not hated

How the hell is this game overhated? Practically everyone seems to like it from what I've heard. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It was mainly back when it was released. And it is often dismissed for stupid reasons like voice acting. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I have a love/hate relationship with this game. I have a list idea for this when I think about it more. - Rue

2 Sonic Unleashed

I really enjoyed this game. This game showcases Sonic at his fastest yet. No game following this has ever reached Sonic's speed in Unleashed and what's even cooler is when you actually experience that sense of speed for yourself. The werehog stages are not as awful as many people claim it to be in my opinion. While the stages are really long, it was always satisfying when I discovered a secret or beat up a ton of enemies. Along with that, it was a great change of pace from the daytime stages. As someone who has also played Generations, Colors, and Forces, I still always find this to be my favorite. That's just me though. - chopsie01

This is overhated because people don't like the idea of Sonic being a hedgehog-werewolf hybrid. I find this game mediocre. I don't want no mediocre. Don't want no mediocre.

It has great combat, puzzles, challenge, bosses, and great level design

This should be number one LOL super Mario sunshine is amazing compared to this

3 Mario Kart Wii


Um, what is this game doing here. I don't know anybody who hates this game! This is a great game no question, but it doesn't get much hate at all! For that reason, I do not think this game should even be on this list!

It actually does get a lot of hate for how the items work and the retro courses. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Why is this game in this? It's awesome!

This game is amazing. Why would this be in here

4 Shadow the Hedgehog

Sure, the story isn't good, the talking is laughable, but none of those matter! it's really a great game! - myusernameisthis

I love the game! Stop being so negative people I mean seriously!

Great game, only problems were slippery controls and the fact that there were multiple endings that were complicated to get.

This is one of my least favorite games

5 Sonic Lost World

This game is okay, never been a huge fan of it. - SonicFan4Life

It's not a Galaxy rip-off. Galaxy took elements from Super Mario 128. This took elements from Sonic Xtreme. See the difference? - HeavyDonkeyKong

HOW is this a galaxy rip off, it's fantastic! (But not AS good as galaxy)

It has an acrobatic system which can help stop cheap death because Sonic can also grab edges.

6 Mario Kart 7

Um, why is this game here? I know few people who don't like this game. This is a great game, but I don't think it gets enough hate to qualify for this list.

Amazing game - ORLY?

7 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

The complaints people have with this game are either making a mountain out of a molehill or just outright untrue. For the sake of a short comment, I'll only list one: Bestiality? HA! You clearly don't know what that word even MEANS! It means human/animal INTERCOURSE! You know, SEX. Not once in the ENTIRE game do Sonic and Elise have SEX. - Edgehog05

Why isn't Sonic Genesis (GBA) on this List, it's the most Overhated Sonic Game, more Overhated than Sonic 06.

It's like these morons don't know what research is, if they did they could look up "sonic 06 review" and understand why it's so hated and no, sonic 06 has 9 playable characters the most characters playable in a sonic game is in sonic heroes (12)

What is this doing in this list?! This game is awesome! Great music, amazing new characters, great level design, only game EVER where Sonic died! This game has it ALL!

8 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Why the hell do so many people bash on this game nowadays!?!? They loved it back when it first came out so why the hell would they call it junk today? Especially that idiot ProJared who pulled a bunch of reasons for hating the game out of his ass just to troll fans of the game such as myself. - deltanine

Its seriously the same thing as sonic adventure 2 what's so bad about that? The improvements? The minor improvements? Yeah that's what I thought! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Why is this game here?! This game is just as overrated as the original SA2! Like the original, only Sonic's portions are good.

This is my 2nd favorite game of all time. Yee.

9 Sonic Heroes

Hey, it's not that bad. - Delgia2k

I liked it. The only problem was the abysmal camera. - Garythesnail

This was without a doubt one game underrated by critics like IGN or Metacritic, but when nearly every fan says this is the number one underrated game, it gives me the feeling that it deserves a lower spot ( no, I'm not saying it is bad by any means.)

A few annoyances, but still fun - cdxtreme

10 Super Princess Peach

It's actually kinda fun just too easy in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Without Peach, The mario games will be about sewers.

Stop Hating Peach! She's Good.

Good game - ORLY?

The Contenders

11 Mario Hotel

But you have to give it respect for being the god of YouTube poop.

At least it is playable though it could have had voice acting from the cartoon.

Finally! I'm not the only one who likes this game!

I had fun whit this game as a kid

12 Sonic and the Black Knight

I don't understand how this game is hated more than secret rings. Sure the idea of Sonic wielding a Sword sounds odd, but at least sonic kept his speed unlike the werehog in Unleashed (not that the werehog was bad). In fact, I really liked slashing the crap out of every enemy at high speeds, and I LOVED playing as Shadow, Knuckles, and Blaze in story mode. And most importantly, the controls are EONS better than Secret Rings, along with improved graphics, an improved soundtrack, improved voice acting, and even included some stages that, SPOILERS, were inspired by sonic's days before wielding a sword (if you unlock them post game that is). And to those that say that the homing attack is useless, you actually have to use a homing attack on enemies in those stages because the sword actually does not work on enemies in those stages. Overall, while it does have a few problems like tiring out arms (which should only be a problem if you swing too hard or to frequently because I've played the ...more

Why Does Everyone Hate This? - VideoGamefan5

Sonic and the Black Knight is actually pretty good, and deserves more love.

13 Super Mario Land

This is actually fun Nintendo had ideas from country's and areas

14 Mario Party 7

Mario Party is actually a lot of fun and this is my favorite one in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I love this game! I grew up with it!

15 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Generic is not the same word as bad! - darthvadern

I think this game looks like a lot of fun. - Garythesnail

You can have some simple fun with it. I didn't like it but you will enjoy it. - DCfnaf

A VERY OVERHATED game but is quite a good game although it actually passes mediocre

I actually am not a fan of this...big surprise. - DCfnaf

16 Sonic Colors (Wii)

Um, why is this game here?! This game receives very little hate!

I'm gonna reach for the stars,9.3/100

Its underrated because people think sonic sucks even though this game tevived it and its shadowed by sonic generations

I don't understand why people hate this gamea

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17 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

I personally didn't hate sonic boom rise of lyric (mostly because I'm a sonic fanboy) all people care about now are glitches. Like a new Mario game comes out and people are like "duuuh. This game is glitchy that makes it bad." I'll admit that it would have been better if they kept sonic synergy and I wish it had more speed but over all I like this game

Don't know what they are talking about when they say it's glitchy. I didn't run into a single glitch that forced me to restart my Wii U, in fact, I barely ran into any. Sonic 06 on the other hand... 7. Words. Get off the wall Knuckles and Rouge!

18 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Yeah, I said it! This game is way too underrated for its overall witty presentation and traditional RPG gameplay of the SNES gameS!

19 Sonic CD

Not the best sonic I ever played but it sure isn't the worst, all because its on the sega cd, its like saying ssb4 sucks because its on the Wii u, really guys, also this game is better than sonic 1

Great game

20 Yoshi's Story
21 Sonic R

Thank god this is on the list already. If it wasn't I was going to add it. It's hated because of bad controls. And Tails doll is real but unlike The creepypasta he's nice and wants friends. Also don't ever play Sonic R from a website on the internet. It's terrible. If I were you I would find out how to download the PC version. - Ilovestephanie

Tails Doll isn't really scary (minus that dumb Creepypasta reputation), but his eyes make him disappointingly ugly.

I can't argue with this because of (Shutters) Tails Doll.

Tails doll is too harddd...

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22 Sonic Forces

This is why I hate Sonic's fans and critics. They hated this game for lame reasons. What they don't know is that Sega aimed this game for the fans that like Modern Sonic type games. Not Whiny Mania fans. - Drawbox

Sonic Genesis (GBA) should be on this List because how Overhated Sonic Genesis (GBA) is.

23 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Nah, people LOVE this gem! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I think Super Mario games released in the late 20th Century such as Super Mario World 2 always deserved much better.

Overhated? No It's Not! I Think It's Overrated.

24 Super Mario Galaxy 2

I seen a few people that actually don't like this game :(

Can't believe it gets hate because it's "just a copy of the original with Yoshi" - DCfnaf

Why is this game up on the list in the first place?

Best Mario game everr...

25 Mario Party 8

This was one of my favorite wii games! THis shouldn't be here!

26 Sonic Adventure DX Directors Cut

The opening cutscene was great, and Gamma was the best part of the game.

This is my favorite Sonic game... - BlueSheepYT

SADX was great. Pure GREAT!

I don't know how this game aged worse than SA2 for most people! This game is way better than the sequel in terms of gameplay! And what's with the complaints about glitches? I did not run into a single glitch in the game! You haters in the Sonic Fanbase are making it sound like it is just as bad as Heroes, 06, and Rise of Lyric in the glitch department! But I'm gonna tell you something: it's not!

Besides, the only thing SA2 did improve on that I could tell was the presentation on animations! The voice acting was better, but not by much! Sonic's gameplay was slightly nerfed due to levels too linear; shooting stages were paced EONS slower than any werehog stage and control like A** when turning, making for much less fun than SA1 gamma stages (especially if you try A-ranking SA2 mech stages); and god they seriously Fd up the hunting stages!

27 New Super Mario Bros 2 (3ds)

I never really understood WHY people hate this game! Yeah it's easy and is similar to New Super Mario Bros but that game is overrated. This game was really fun, and used the tanooki suit minus the suit but it works! And the bosses are fun and creative. And the final boss WASN'T easy as the one from the first new super Mario! Yeah Bowsers movements are slow but it feels SO cool!

This is on twice on this list LOL.


28 Mario Party 9

Look at the Comment Section of a Mario Party video, I dare you.

29 Mario Party 10
30 New Super Mario Bros. 2

Deal with the fact that coins are everywhere, this game is fun! - BlueSheepYT

31 Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers
32 Super Paper Mario

It doesn’t matter that this game is different than the rest of the Paper Mario games, this is the best Mario platformer ever.

33 Mario Clash
34 Sonic Free Riders
35 Mario Sports Mix
36 Sonic Runners
37 Sonic Sega All Stars Racing
38 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
39 Sonic 3D Blast
40 Sonic Adventure
41 Mario vs. Donkey Kong
42 Sonic Riders
43 Super Mario 64
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2. Sonic Lost World
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