Most Overrated Nintendo Games of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Super Smash Bros. Melee

This is my opinion about every games in the top 10. SSBM is only like because of the glitches that makes battles incredible, but this is technically a problem. Plus this game doesn't looks good for a gamecube game personally. Zelda OOT sure is good but I don't see what makes it "better" over the future zelda games (MM include). Wii sports sure is the most selling games of all time but there is not a lot of real fans of the game and most of that comes from being a launchtitle for the wii. I think sm galaxy is amazing and no one seems to talk about why it's overrated so I can't say I understand why. Smash 4 is personally better than melee in everyway and better than brawl too except for subspace emissary. I don't know a lot about fox 64 but for me it looks like a fine game even though star fox zero is more interesting. Between all the mario kart in 3d, wii is the most hated by fans, so its not overrated. I don't know a lot about wind waker so I wont say anything. I didn't know wii play ...more

By far the most overrated game in the series. Can we PLEASE stop complaining about how Fox is no longer the top-tier character that you don't even have to try in order to be good with? Or how you can't wavedash or wave-shine anymore, for that matter? - xandermartin98

Ssbm is the most overrated game ever all the fans do is complain about the newer games - ikerevievs

I do love melee, but it is very and I mean VERY Overrated.

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2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This is what I think about the top 10: wii sporst is beside the fact it's the best selling game of all time, nobody talks about it. Earthbound is a good rpg on the snes but most people prefer talking about Mario RPG or Chrono trigger. Super Smash Bros 64 is surely the smash bros game that people talk the least about it. I didn't even know that wii play was a game that exist before is saw this list, that's how underrated it is! Can someone explain me why super mario galaxy and smash bros 4 are consider overrated? The only games that make sense to be consider overrated are ocarina of time, Melee, super mario 64 and kind of Bayonetta 2 because of smash bros poll results. I think that pokemon red should be in the top 10

Nope, just because this game or any game is criticized does not mean that it's not overrated. I am a proud owner of not this game but most Nintendo consoles and I can see how overrated this game is. People always say that Ocarina of Time is the best game of all time but there is a lot that they hate about it too. Changing boots in the Water Temple, Navi, etc. It's a good game, don't get me wrong, but the fans need to realize that it's not the best game anymore.

Anywhere I go on the internet about best of all time I always see this as the first! What's so special about the game because I am sick and tired of seeing this as the best game of all time

This is not overrated. This is really the best videogame ever.

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3 Wii Sports

Is Wii sports overrated? Most people that owns a Wii has the game but I don't see people speaking good about it Wii sports resort was better

Ocarina of Time is NOT overrated.

NO NO NO DEAR GOD NO. NOO. This game was amazing and practically helped me get more into sport. I have the origanal version and the controls are perfect and my favorite is the boxing. Not overrated. AT ALL.

4 Super Mario Galaxy

I got all 121 stars with Mario and Spoiler Alert: Luigi.

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5 Super Smash Bros. 4

How could this game POSSIBLY be universally loved while Brawl, a MUCH better game, is universally hated?

It needs to be higher, come on Bayonetta 2? - DaisyandRosalina

Why the heck isn't this higher

Get this higher - VideoGamefan5

6 Star Fox 64

Dear Star Fox 64 elitists,
signed, the sane part of the fandom

This list is literally crap, yeah. That was my one reason to comment

7 Mario Kart Wii
8 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
9 Wii Play

I hate this game, controls are weak and unbalanced. Game ideas are stupid COME ON A POSE GAME?!?!? A POSE GAME COME ON Nintendo! EVEN HOTEL Mario WAS BETTER!

10 Super Mario 64

Super mario 64 sure is revolutionnary that doesn't mean that it's a great game. For me, super mario 64 is the worst 3d Mario game I played and the only 3d Mario game I didn't play is sunshine! Is it bad? No! But, its pretty overrated. Mario get out of the level each time he get a star which doesn't make any sense since you don't do that with the 100 coin stars, there is no checkpoint, except in the pyramid and the volcano, the camera is sometime really awkward and there is some problem with the control. Oh! And the bosses are suck in this game (except Bowser). What makes this game even more overrated is the remake on the DS. In this game, you can play as Mario, Wario, Luigi and Yoshi, the camera is better, there is new stars, the controls (with a 3ds or the virtual console at least) are also better and the graphism are in my opinion better. And guess what? A lot of people say its worse than the original! Can someone at least say why its worst?

This game isn't criticized nearly enough because it's Mario. But let's remember that not all highly acclaimed games aren't without flaws. Archaic camera control, the most basic and bland level designs, and let's not forget the N64 controller's clunky and stiff movements. Also, am I the only person who thinks this is the weakest performance of the Koopa king?

The ds verison was better it had more yoshi and mutiplayer - ikerevievs

The Contenders

11 Mother 3

I feel bad for everybody who keeps asking for this to get a Non-Japanese release instead of actually doing something productive with their lives.

12 Earthbound

It doesn't matter what boss it has, that has nothing to do with being overrated. It is factually not overrated because it sold poorly.

Too boring. I got to happy town or whatever after about 7 hours and the plot really didn't progress yet. It's not well made.

It's a good game, but I personally prefer it's sequel, Mother 3.

I feel bad for anyone who bought Earthbound.

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13 Mario Kart 8
14 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
15 Mario Kart 64
16 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

All I see is 10/10 with everyone praising exploration but that's it there's no reward for exploring no sense of progression, hardly any variety, and extremely repetitive. Bigger isn't always better. Shadow of war, horizon zd and most other 3D zelda games are just as good but they don't get perfect scores

I'm starting to think Nintendo bought all those reviews... - DaisyandRosalina

17 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
18 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
19 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
20 Bayonetta 2

Lmao this isn't a nintendo game it's a wii u exclusive - ShyGuySwag

This is not even a Nintendo game. Bayonetta haters and/or Smash fans are starting to act nuts.
Why this should be overrated anyway? - DaisyandRosalina

Why this should be overrated? Let's see...

It's just "Devil May Cry" with an overly-sexy Sarah Palin lookalike instead of Dante
The story makes no sense
Too many cutscenes
Repetitive boss fights
Annoying soundtrack
Characters that "boring" is the best thing you can say about them

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