Top Ten Reasons Why Super Mario Galaxy Is Bad

The Top Ten

1 The Gravity Gimmick

This is why Valve cut the sticky goo from Portal 2, TOO DANG MOTION SICKENING.

This list should be changed to trolling funhouse.

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

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

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

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.

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

and no wii pro controller or gamecube controller support either!

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

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

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

4 Rosalina was introduced

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

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?

This was a comment made by an immature Daisy fan. Rosalina is not a parasite. She is a queen and controls the universe. Sure, I like Daisy to, but there are good Rosalina and daisy fans and bad Rosalina and Daisy fans. Rosalina is quiet because she lost her mother. She hasn't hade an easy childhood. If YOU were Rosalina, I think you would be quiet too. This is not offending any character in any way, I am just telling you that you can't always hate chracters because of their fanbase. And yes, Rosalina hate is going way to far. Save all the hate.

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

5 The Music

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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!?

The Contenders

11 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.

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.

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

A Sonic Labyrinth fan put this here.

12 It Has a Sequel

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

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

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

13 The Hub World

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

I like the hub world!

Rosalina haters ruin everything

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.

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

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.

Now that you think about it...

Honeycomb galaxy and gold leaf galaxy. Enough said

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

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.

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

This list is dumb. I love Lost World, but I'd probably put Galaxy over this

Ah yes, the Sonic fanbase throwing shade on every game that isn't a Sonic game.

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

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.

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

18 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.

And I thought people hated the frog suit.

Nobody even likes the frog suit

People hate the frog suit.

19 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%.

20 Princess Peach Getting Angry

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

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

She don't get angry

Incorrect fact

21 Frustrating Missions

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

Only a few of them are

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...

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!

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.

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

23 Princess Peach's quotes

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

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

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

@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 Too many things have a face




25 This Game is Harder Than Its Sequel

This contradicts a previous entry

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

No, the sequel has "The Perfect Run".

I never got past the 2nd mission. Ever.

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