Top Ten Reasons Why Super Mario Galaxy Is Bad


The Top Ten

1 The Gravity Gimmick

It gives Mario a new, fun experience. - MarioMaster101

I hate the gravity gimmick, it made me vomit - myusernameisthis

Is awesome - darthvadern

This list should be changed to trolling funhouse. - HeavyDonkeyKong

2 Princess Peach Gets Kidnapped Again

(Here we go again) 1 thing wrong with the top ten points on this list:
1. Peach gets kidnapped- No, bowser rips her castle out of the ground and steals the entire castle.
2. Gravity- So, the game introduces a gravity mechanic and it's still unoriginal? Which is it?
3. The controls- The controls a pretty good. People are saying they're not original. They're motion controls. Did the Gamecube have that? No
4. Rosalina introduced- Oh, sorry, are there too many female characters in the Mario universe now? Don't worry about the girls who are playing smash bros or Mario Kart and seeing a sea of males who fight, while the few women get kidnapped. Adding one that does useful things and doesn't get kidnapped is probably a stupid idea
5. The music- The MUSIC is a reason to hate the entire game? That's a bit ridiculous. What about, I don't know, Breath of the Wild. There's barely any music in that. Should I hate the entire game now?
6. The Water Levels- Water Levels suck in ...more - TheInsomniac

Dude I disagree with you super Mario Galaxy is actually pretty good - Wahbros

Yeah I know, but come on guys, this is in EVERY Mario GAME guys, it is obviously gonna be the problem in any Mario game. Frankly, because of the cinematics and great game thematics and elements, the kidnapping this game is better than in most games. It is an actually epic display and if it wasn't in every game, it would be interesting and awesome. Stop complaining because this game has a much higher quality than standard Mario games, and those are still good, so this one must be great if it is a step up from good games. If you want creativity, go play the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series, as they are AMAZING games with awesome and actually original storylines (and also Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars, just didn't say it before because it is not part of a series). This game has the best GAMEPLAY for a Mario game and that's what really matters. The story isn't even that bad anyway, and even though it isn't original, it has higher quality and cinematics than most Mario ...more

The only game without a damsel in distress in the main series is Mario Land 2 (it's not the best 2d Mario game for no reasons) so if you complain that Peach got kidnapped again, why are you a Mario fan? Plus, they could make it in a good way like in the first two paper mario games. - Eclipsmon

So if you hate that why the heck are you even playing mario - Yoshidude

3 The Controls

Personally, it controls very good (not as much as Odyssey, but still). - Eclipsmon

Are awesome - darthvadern

It took me two years to pass the first level, I am not joking. - Videogamesgal

The nunchuk hurt my thumbs after playing for an hour. Other then that, it was okay. - RosalinaX

4 Rosalina was introduced

Rosalina for me is not good, but not bad either. She never ruined the franchise. - Eclipsmon

Just because Rosalina was introduced doesn't mean that this game sucked. I actually liked Rosalina. - MarioMaster101

Super Mario Galaxy Sucks because Rosalina was introduced?
What the hell? You can't take a new character?

Which is good - darthvadern

5 The Music

Do I agree with this one... no, since Super Mario Galaxy is my fourth favorite video game soundtrack of all time. - Eclipsmon

It's great isn't it? - darthvadern

Why did they have to make the music so dang LOUD? It doesn't even sound like a mario music! - myusernameisthis

Heck no! The music of this game is incredible. It's different than other Mario games. It's one of the greatest parts of a phenomenal game!

6 Unoriginal

This is THE WORST super Mario game ever

No this is original

Actually, this is one of the most original mario games as you get to go into space and the world map is better and the worlds are houses. - MarioMaster101

I never considered originality to be important and consider it more as a bonus. Even then it's more original than all the NSMB games except the original, and 3d land. Not Galaxy 2 and 3d World though, because I think the level-design is more interesting in those games than Galaxy. - Eclipsmon

7 The Water Levels

Yeah, they aren't great, (for the most part) but they don't suck. - Eclipsmon

All Mario water levels are bad.

Too slow Mario. It too hard to move anyway because he just spaz anywhere he wants kinda feels like Superman 64. - Chaotixhero

Water levels are natural in Mario games. I don't like a majority of them too but that doesn't make the ENTIRE GAME bad - Hakros323

Yeah Mario is slow but there's mostly shells around and that makes you move fast enough.

8 It's Very Overrated

I don't care if it's overrated or not, saying a game is overrated isn't a flaw of the game. It just means lots of people like it. - Eclipsmon

10/10 reason - CrypticMemory

No one cares - darthvadern

This should be at least top 2. Seriously, what's the point of praising this game if liking Princess Peach's appearance instead of the gravity physics?!

I hate Peach, but I love the gameplay. You barely see Peach in the game, and you barely here her annoying voice (only when receiving letters). She's such a small part of the game that even remotely judging this game over her just doesn't seem to make sense to me... Super Mario Galaxy is one of my favorite video games of all time! - HeavyDonkeyKong

9 The Bosses

If you ask to me, they are better than Sunshine for being more consistent, and better than 64, for being interesting. Say what you will about bosses being too easy Dino pirhana is way more original than a walking bomb that doesn't use bombs or a whomp that is like a regular whomp except it dies in three hits and his bigger. That being said, Galaxy 2, and Odyssey are really the games that nailed Mario boss fights honestly. - Eclipsmon

So what, the Koopalings teach kids to be lame and stupid everywhere you go and they are bad examples

Are amazing. There, I finished your sentence. - MarioMaster101

They are great but IRYO. But not a valid reason to hate the entire game - darthvadern

10 The Voice Acting

I'm sorry but a few noises isn't enough voice acting to be judge. It's like saying Banjo Kazooie's voice acting is bad even though it's just noises. - Eclipsmon

It's not even that prominent or that bad - darthvadern

Ryan Yao (from Canucks Autism Network) would be a great voice actor for the Penguin Coach from both Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 and his sister Amy Yao could voice the child penguins.

Worster then Shadow the hedgehog and Super Mario sunshine. I agree with you chaotixhero. You're good. I prefer sonic lost world more because at least that game got decent voice acting

I wish the Mario games have extensive voice acting again. Also, here's the worst part of the voice acting: Princess Peach's voice!

The Contenders

11 It Has a Sequel

I want galaxy 3 for the switch - will_smm2

Who cares if they made a sequel to a good game? We want Super Mario Galaxy 3 though - Wahbros

So what? - Eclipsmon

It has a sequel, but that doesn't make it bad. In fact, we need a galaxy 3. - MarioMaster101

Which is even better - darthvadern

12 An awful story

The only significantly bad thing about the story (for Mario standards) is that the beginning is rehash of Paper Mario on N64. I mean, Peach invites Mario to the castle, but then Bowser kidnapps Peach by pulling the castle out of the ground, and then Mario fall of the castle and he lands somewhere where he meets star people. - Eclipsmon

I will say that Rosalina's story is not bad however it's missing opportunities. You see when you discover count Bleck's backstory in Super Paper Mario, it makes you understand why he acts like this, and where his goal comes from. Meanwhile, Rosalina's backstory doesn't add anything to her character. That and she don't do a lot of things in that game anyway. - Eclipsmon

It's good - darthvadern

A Sonic Labyrinth fan put this here. - RosalinaX

13 The Hub World

Eh! It's okay. - Eclipsmon

Is one of the GOAT - darthvadern

It's stupid and belongs to the most hated Mario character, Space Peach

I like the hub world! - HeavyDonkeyKong

14 Terrible Power-ups

The problem is not that the power-ups are bad, it's that a lot of them are not use to their maximum potential. Spring Mario sucks though. - Eclipsmon

They're pretty good in my opinion - darthvadern

Only bad power up is spring mushroom. - MarioMaster101

Boo Mario is an awesome power up! The ability to be a boo is awesome. Spring Mario sucks though as it's uncontrollable and Bee Mario feels slow flying and is pretty useless besides for climbing on honey walls.

15 Similar Galaxies

So first, most of them are not similar, and second, when they make similar galaxies it's well done. For example, I think Honeyhive being gold leaf but backwards and different seasons was a good idea. - Eclipsmon

There are barely any similar galaxies other than Honeyhive/Gold Leaf and Loopdeloop/Loopdeswoop - darthvadern

Gold leaf=honeyhive reversed:( - will_smm2

Now that you think about it...

16 Princess Daisy Was Not In The Game

To be fair she is never in a Mario game. She literally sucks - Wahbros

Eclipsmon, the only person that dislikes Daisy, but doesn't think she's a Peach clone.

I think that's a good slogan. lol. - Eclipsmon

No one cares at all - darthvadern

Agreed she is only in ONE main game and heck I think Nintendo is gonna comepletely forget about her and why the heck in rosalina everywhere now? Its only been like 8 years and daisy has been around for 26! They did not even do anything for her 25th anniversary!

17 Sonic: Lost World Is Better Than This

Whatever if it's true or not,this is more a compliment to lost world than anything. - Eclipsmon

I don't even know - darthvadern

F whoever said this. - MarioMaster101

hell yeah - myusernameisthis

18 Too Easy

It's not about difficulty, it's about gameplay - darthvadern

A game does not have to be hard to be fun

Super Mario Galaxy's difficulty gets higher if you go far into the game. Even most comet levels are hard

This isn't even an issue, it should be easy to start with, and there are a number of levels that are hard. It only becomes "too easy" if you have already beaten those levels, or SMG2.

19 No Frog Suit

Nobody even likes the frog suit - Wahbros

People hate the frog suit. - will_smm2

Frog suit be like frog

Good thing - darthvadern

20 Princess Peach Getting Angry

She don't get angry - will_smm2

Incorrect fact - darthvadern

I don't like Peach but give me one scene where she got angry! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Trust me, she has an awful temper. Do you believe so, Chaotixhero?

21 Frustrating Missions

This game is amazing, but there is one mission that pisses me off so therefore I give it a 0/10. - Eclipsmon

Only a few of them are - darthvadern

The one where you had to navigate Mario in a bubble away from bombs while over poisonus water was frusturating, I'll give you guys THAT one... - HeavyDonkeyKong

Agh I hate racing Shadow Mario in that first bee galaxy

22 Princess Peach's Dress

What it's like that in every other mario game if you don't like then stop playing mario! - Yoshidude

Ok, I'm so tired of all the comments about princess peach being bad. This list is about why Galaxy is bad, if you don't like galaxy because of Peach how are you even a Mario fan? I mean deal with it, and go whine about Peach in another list. - Eclipsmon

Jesus Christ dude who cares about Peaches god damn dress. How does this ruin Mario? It’s just a dress! - Wahbros

What's wrong with it? - darthvadern

23 Princess Peach's quotes

quotes? - will_smm2

Jesus dude she don’t even have quotes. Worst top ten list ever - Wahbros

She dosen't even have much quotes what? - darthvadern

She barely has any! How does she ruin the game if she only appears a few times?!? - HeavyDonkeyKong

24 Princess Peach gave us the evil eye in the beginning of the game

what?! - Eclipsmon

what - will_smm2

Who cares? - darthvadern

She sucks! I don't know why people would like this game's story!

25 The Purple Coins

Some are really good some are not very good. - Eclipsmon

They're decent - darthvadern

Yes they were spread all ove even it took like a whole week to pass the hundred purple coins and if you die once you lost all your coins an you need to start all over

26 Too many things have a face

What?!?! - Yoshidude

What? - Eclipsmon

False - darthvadern

27 This Game is Not a Crossover

So therefore that means that every games that isn't smash bros, Mario and Sonic at olympics, and others crossovers sucks?! - Eclipsmon

That would make the game even worse - darthvadern

I know this is a Mario-only game, but guess what? Crossover character could've been featured in this game although this I a Mario-only title. I find crossovers to be fairly underrated.

Why does this matter?

28 Princes Peach's Voice

Is alright - darthvadern

LOL she only speaks in the beginning and in letters. And what you people don't have a 'MUTE' button on your remote LOL

What's so good about Princess Peach's voice?! She had a much better voice in old games like SM64 & Super Paper Mario. Agreed, Chaotixhero?

29 This Game is Harder Than Its Sequel

No, the sequel has "The Perfect Run". - MarioMaster101

This contradicts a previous entry - DCfnaf

Oh just because it's harder it's bad. This is how I know this list is made by an 8-year old - GamingGoku757

Um ok... - darthvadern

30 Princess Peach's attributes


Please stop I don't want to kill another plushie! - Eclipsmon

? What? - darthvadern

Worst things about Super Mario Galaxy ever! This should come in top 2.

31 Princess Peach let herself fall very close to going into a giant wormhole that could lead her to death

When? In the ending? You mean like everyone else? - Eclipsmon

When? - darthvadern

Princess Peach should really get grounded for getting grounded. she is seriously letting herself be treated like a toddler girl.

Yes, HeavyDonkeyKong. But is Modern Amy Rose did the same things Princess Peach did in modern Super Mario games, I would ground her big time. SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE DAINTY! >:(

32 Princess Peach ruining this game

To all people hating on Peach stop it, get some help! Or whine on another list that talks about why PEach sucks. - Eclipsmon

No, koopalings ruin mario

How does peach ruin the game if you only see her twice in the game? - Wahbros

*Not - darthvadern

Uh no she barley appears on screen =/

33 Lack of Donkey Kong, Princess Daisy, the Wario Bros., Yoshi & crossover characters

It would have been cool to see more characters, I mean imagine if Popple was in that game, however, that's not a reason why it's bad. - Eclipsmon

Which is good - darthvadern

Donkey kong isn't in any main series Mario games. He has his one series. You wer eokay with daisy not being in Mario 64, weren't you? - HeavyDonkeyKong

It would've been cool if more good characters were here, but not crossover characters.

34 Lack of originality

Didn't we saw it earlier. - Eclipsmon

It is original though - darthvadern

35 Princess Peach's cowardice & pessimism

I'll go insane... - Eclipsmon

Stop bringing up Peach for once - darthvadern

And this is why Rosalina is better. MUCH better. She teaches us great lessons and that gals can be as strong as guys, but Princess Peach is VERY bad for kids. She teaches children to be extremely negative, grouchy (like she is), bossy, annoying and with that "There's nothing wrong with Princess Peach or any other girly-girl, tomboys are awful! " personality.

Peach isn't grouchy, she is just ditzy. That's why she sucks. ANd so does Daisy! Rosalina is awesome though! - HeavyDonkeyKong

36 The Ending

By the way, Super Mario galaxy 2 wasn't suppose to exist at first, so if you complain that this ending should have been in the sequal instead, it's because they didn't know there would be a second game. The only reason galaxy 2 exist is because it was suppose to be a DLC of the first game, but they ended up making so much levels that we ended up with a full game. - Eclipsmon

Very touching. The best part of the story by far. - Eclipsmon

Is alright - darthvadern

The ending sure sucks! Re: after Princess Peach fall from the airship/being free from getting kidnapped, she gets very insane and angry at the beginning of the ending cutscene. I mean, come on! Peach was about to fall into the wormhole to die in here. This is all Peach's fault. Seriously, why doesn't she wear a bun?! The sequel should've had the end of the universe, not this game. Who knows? Maybe Super Mario Galaxy 3 will have a similar ending to Super Mario Galaxy. Also, guess what? It's not at all fair that Prince Peach just did not do anything in this game. And the Star Festival should have been in the sequel of Super Mario Galaxy instead.

37 It Is The Reason Why Sonic Lost World Is Bad

What the heck deos that even mean? - darthvadern

No, lost world didn't copy lost world,... it copied the new super mario bros series. I mean the deadly six are like the koopalings, and the worlds are almost themed the same way. - Eclipsmon

I enjoyed sonic lost world but thanks to this stupid game, not even Sonic can be a little creative. I bet pac-man can't make one without someone yelling on the internet it's a rip off - Chaotixhero

People! Mario went into space in super Mario land 2: six golden coins! Mario did NOT rip off sonic! LOOK IT UP! - HeavyDonkeyKong

38 The Glitches

Actually there are glitches but they don't ruin the game like sonic 06. Heck, they actually make the game more fun if you explored everything. - Eclipsmon

There aren't any - darthvadern

I would just like to say that there were no glitches that if found and that I read that this game is like sonic extreme but I also think that it used ideas from super Mario 128 so how is it a ripoff? - HeavyDonkeyKong

What glitches?

39 Princess Peach's Overall Appearance

I gonna kill someone. - Eclipsmon

Stop bringing up Peach ffs - darthvadern

40 Princes Peach Causing Trouble In This Game

Seriously, I'm going insane right now, stop hating on Peach or I will kill someone... - Eclipsmon

She didn't - darthvadern

She didn't cause trouble she was too busy being held hostage. - HeavyDonkeyKong

She also gets kidnappe dis super Mario 64! But you seemed to like that! - HeavyDonkeyKong

41 This Game Was Supposed to Have the Same Graphics of Super Mario 64 (on the N64)

Super Mario 64 don't look good. Not even for the time since it's the same year as Crash Bandicoot which looks much better. - Eclipsmon

Both games rule. - MarioMaster101

Why? - darthvadern

Super Mario 64 for the N64 has much better graphics. Galaxy has silly graphics and made Princess Peach look like a violent bastard.

Super Mario 64 is the best video game ever (mainly the N64 version).

Super Mario Galaxy was horrible in general. I so agree with this list.

This visitor is an idiot. Stop going on lists and trashing peach. We get it. - DCfnaf

42 Lack of Crossover Characters

We already talked about this one. - Eclipsmon

good - will_smm2

Good thing - darthvadern

None of the main series games have crossover characters! - HeavyDonkeyKong

43 The Increased Difficulty

You just said it's too easy. Also 64 was a lot harder, and don't get me started on Sunshine - darthvadern

Actually, I found Mario 64 and Mario sunshine harder than this! - HeavyDonkeyKong

44 The Star Festival

What's so bad about it anyway? - darthvadern

That is nly at the begginning of the game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

45 The CGI

It's great - darthvadern

IT'S A VIDEO GAME IDIOT! - GamingGoku757

46 Princess Peach not freeing herself from being kidnapped

Oh no, look what you done, I killed my plushie! - Eclipsmon

She didn't in literally every other Mario game too and you seem fine with that. - MarioMaster101

Well I wanted to play a game so I'm thankful for that - darthvadern

She didn't in super Mario 64 and you seem to be fine with that! - HeavyDonkeyKong

47 This is the only game with Kamella in it

Well Kamella is a very cool boss. I don't see the problem. - Eclipsmon

This would make it better then those games unless you hate Kamella. - MarioMaster101

So? - darthvadern

That would make it better than the other Mario games wouldn't it?

48 Harder Than the Sequel

Super Mario Galaxy 2 has the perfect run. - MarioMaster101

I actually found the sequel to be harder. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Well, itdoesdepend. Super Mario Galaxy is said to be not too hard for the average person. But Super Mario Galaxy 2 is proven with increased difficulty.

49 The beginning

Why? - Eclipsmon

50 The story

We already talked about that one. - Eclipsmon

Is good - darthvadern

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