Top Ten Reasons Why Super Mario Galaxy Is Bad

The Top Ten Reasons Why Super Mario Galaxy Is Bad

1 The Gravity Gimmick

This list should be changed to trolling funhouse. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I like the gravity gimmick, its entirley original. Only sonic lost world and angry birds uses similar physics - Harri666

Well why the hell would their be original gravity your in space for crying out loud

Agree with Heavy Donkey Kong. These are not reasons to hate a game, typical godawful sonic fanbase ranting on good games

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

I totally agree. Every Mario plot is the same anyway so I expected it anyway because it no surprise. Princess peach is worst then princess Elise and that is saying a whole lot

3 The Controls

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

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

The controls themselves aren't bad, but I always hated using the nunchuck for a big adventure in need of many control inputs like this, so I always disliked these controls. Anyway, this is actually the only thing remotely bad about this game, it is a really solid game.

The controls are easy yes but nothing special at all - Chaotixhero

The easier the controls the better. Why does the control need to be special? - Hakros323

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?

Whoever made this comment under me is a Daisy Fan. I have news for you. Daisy hasn't been appearing in SEVERAL GAMES. Why! Cause of her bratty fans. Waluigi? Nope. Cause of his bratty fans. And it's not fair to judge a character based on their fanbase. Why does every character have to be loud and annoying? Why can people simply understand why she's bland and quiet? Does anyone listen to the stories anymore? Do I ask to many questions? - DCfnaf

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

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!

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

Now that I think about it, the music is great. So why did I even put it here? - Chaotixhero

Because it is the only game with the Beach Bowl Galaxy/Sea Slide Galaxy music tracks & Bigmouth Galaxy/Deep Dark Galaxy music & it should be even featured in the sequel.

6 Unoriginal

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

Hon, Sonic Lost World is UNORIGINAL, it ripped off of THIS,

Get your facts right mario Galax came out in 2007 sonic lost wold came out In 2014 7 years later - epictoonsfan1

Bull. It is very innovative, just like Super Mari Sunshine and Super Mario 64! - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 The Water Levels

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.

Mario goes too slow underwater, even it is hard to avoid enemies underwater!

It's not a big deal since Mario controls better underwater in this game than he ever will in future games. - darthvadern

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

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

Most overrated game ever... until Galaxy 2.

There's no way this is top 20. Seriously, this should be at least top 3.

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

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

I find the bosses very hard and than only to find out they have a simple weakness that I wasted five lives in order to figure that out.

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

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!

Ehh... There's not much talking in SMG it's mostly Mario speaking while you move around and there's no problem with his voice actor.

In the beginning when I heard Peach... As much as I like her, MY GOD WHY!?

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11 It Has a Sequel

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

I hate both Mario Galaxy games, especially because of Princess PEach & infrequent penguins in SMG2.

I agree and disagree

And the sequel is... Better with music but worster with controls - Chaotixhero

They are the exact same. If you like the controls more in one, that might be because the levels were better built around those controls. Not that I agree, but controls feels different for everyone. - Eclipsmon

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

Shut your pie hole! This story is fantastic! Well, Rosalina's anyway. - DCfnaf

A Sonic Labyrinth fan put this here. - RosalinaX

13 The Hub World

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

I like the hub world! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Rosalina haters ruin everything - yunafreya648

Why? It's easy to navigate, not that big, and beautiful =/

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

Some power ups actually don't have a time limit but are ridiculously underutilize, like the boo mushroom. That's a shame, because I love this power-up. - Eclipsmon

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.

The only thing that is fair here is that the terrible power ups are terrible.

They're pretty good in my opinion - darthvadern

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

Now that you think about it...

Honeycomb galaxy and gold leaf galaxy. Enough said - Chaotixhero

16 Princess Daisy Was Not In The Game

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

Yes, but she is not a Peach clone. I would argue that her personality is closer to Mario's than Peach's. - Eclipsmon

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!

Princess Daisy is way better than Princess Peach. And you may know why.

Princess Daisy is a bad character, I can still agree.

Thank good she wasn't! I don't want no whinny, dumb, poser ruining a good game that has the goddess Rosalina in it!

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

First, no Sonic Lost World isn't a ripoff of Galaxy. It's a ripoff of New Super Mario Bros series. Second, I never said that Lost World is better than Galaxy. I just wanted to show how stupid it is to say that Galaxy is bad just because another game is better. - Eclipsmon

Who ever put this here, Thank you! I don't care what some of you will say, Sonic lost world is way better and just because it on the Wii U doesn't mean it has worst controls. The controls are great once you get use to them and at least sonic lost world has challenge while Mario galaxy is a cakewalk

I agree strongly. Super Mario Galaxy is awful & would've been a perfect game until Princess Peach was in this game instead of Princess Daisy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 exists.

Sonic lost world is boring. The gravity gimick is a rip off, and barley any speed, and the whips were just added with no story to them or anything just to add more use for the gamepacd

That how I feel about super Mario Galaxy. Everything what you said except almost something - Chaotixhero

18 Too Easy

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.

This was the main reason I didn't Like the galaxy games I like a challenge and see how challenging 64 and sunshine were I expecting much higher and Galaxy was way too short too even beating 100%.

19 No Frog Suit

Actually, it is hard to control on land see Nathaniel Bandy's video on Top 5 Worst Mario power ups/Smash bros items and he'll tell you all about the frog suit. But yes, along with the penguin suit, makes swimming much easier. - recaller

And I thought people hated the frog suit.

Nobody even likes the frog suit - Wahbros

People hate the frog suit. - will_smm2

20 Princess Peach Getting Angry

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?

She don't get angry - will_smm2

Incorrect fact - darthvadern

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 the... are you guys two years old? Its Mario Galaxy, Not Peach Galaxy. This game had NOTHING to do with Peach. She doesn't even have two minutes worth of screen time in this game. That's like saying you don't like Dogs because Cats have pointed ears. Like... how stupid are you? Might as well change the title to "Why Peach Sucks". Why not actually talk about the game?

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

23 Princess Peach's quotes

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

If she was voiced by Leslie Swan, you fanboys would probably love this game1You are hating an amazing game over one characters voice! WHY?!? - HeavyDonkeyKong

She sucks but at least it isn't pink gold peach - YOSHIA2121

@HeavyDonkeyKong: I think that's the dumb Peach haters problem. Because even though they hate her voice, they want her to have an amazing and memorable moment with her like in SM 64.

"Mario! The power of the stars is restored to the castle... And it's all thanks to you! Thank you, Mario! "

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

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

Peach sucks but give me one scene where she did - HeavyDonkeyKong

This makes no sense - TheKirbyCreeper999

what?! - Eclipsmon

25 The Purple Coins

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

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

They're decent - darthvadern

26 Too many things have a face

False - darthvadern

What? - Eclipsmon

What?!?! - Yoshidude

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

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?

Does every game have to be a crossover?

28 Princes Peach's Voice

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?

Is alright - darthvadern

29 This Game is Harder Than Its Sequel

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

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

Um ok... - darthvadern

30 Princess Peach's attributes

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

So now the princess helping you is bad. I thought the princess didn't do it, and you hated that.

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

? What? - darthvadern

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

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

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

When? - darthvadern

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

Uh no she barley appears on screen =/

No, koopalings ruin mario

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

No, Rosalina haters ruin this game - yunafreya648

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

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.

Captain Toad's in this game so it rocks

34 Lack of originality

Didn't we saw it earlier. - Eclipsmon

It is original though - darthvadern

35 Princess Peach's cowardice & pessimism

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

"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 doesn't teach that lesson in Smash? Or SMRPG? Or a couple PM games? Or in SPP?

Peach is never negative or grouchy you Peach haters just pull bs out your ass to make your argument look better. She's always sweet, stopped a fight with tea, befriended and rescued Mimi despite Mimi being mean to her, invites Mario over to the castle for no reason... She's not bossy. If you think she is, then never ask for help, or expect your friend to do anything even if it's from a KIDNAPPER because than by your thinking your being 'bossy'. There IS NOTHING WRONG WITH GIRLY-GIRLS YOU DUMB HATERS and she has ...more

Not grouchy, just ditzy. She sucks but stop making things up to hate a good game! A;lso, you barely ever see/here peach in this game so why are you judging this game over princess peach?!? - 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

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.

Oh that ending... gave me a little tear. The third I like from this game
The second is two of the levels and the first is the music - Chaotixhero

This is the ending the sequel shall have, not the original!

37 It Is The Reason Why Sonic Lost World Is Bad

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

Sonic lost world copied super Mario galaxy

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

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

There aren't any - darthvadern

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 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

She didn't - darthvadern

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

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

Oh god why? Yes 64's graphics where good AT THE TIME but hello 2007 why would they have 64's graphics? Thank goodness they made it look so much better. I am still in awe when I play the game even in 2015!

The Wii ois more technically advanced than the Nintendo 64's graphics. If this game had the same graphics as 64, lot of people would probably complain in my opinion! Besides, Graphics are jsut a bonus! - HeavyDonkeyKong

42 Lack of Crossover Characters

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

We already talked about this one. - Eclipsmon

Good thing - darthvadern

good - will_smm2

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 A VIDEO GAME IDIOT! - GamingGoku757

It's great - darthvadern

46 Princess Peach not freeing herself from being kidnapped

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

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

Bad character. Reason Amy rose is better!

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

47 This is the only game with Kamella in it

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

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

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

So? - darthvadern

48 Harder Than the Sequel

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.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 has the perfect run. - MarioMaster101

49 The beginning

Why? - Eclipsmon

50 The story

We already talked about that one. - Eclipsmon

Is good - darthvadern

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