Top Ten Reasons Why Super Mario Galaxy Is Bad

The Top Ten
1 The Gravity Gimmick

This proves that Chaotixhero is hypocritical. He hates Super Mario Galaxy because it has the gravity gimmick but he likes games with the gravity gimmick which are Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Lost World. So Chaotixhero should be renamed to "Chaotixhypocrite".

But that was the main gimmick of the game! To quote Henry from Bendy And The Ink Machine: "Who put this here? "

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

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

2 Princess Peach Gets Kidnapped Again

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

(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

Nearly Every Mario Game includes Peach getting kidnapped, including SM64
The controls are honestly really fluid.
The graphs in SM64 were terrible. What do u mean? The graphics have improved a lot here.
The power ups and galaxies are unique, creative and fun to play/use
Daisy is in barely any Mario Games so why r u complaining here?
The music is awesome. Every Mario Game has wonderful music. SM64 pretty much had the same music
Gravity is a unique feature into the game, which makes for some interesting levels
Every Mario Game has water levels and the controls work well here but it annoys me u can only stay in the water for a limited amount of time.
The bosses are very unique in this game. The bosses in SM64 were so easy
This game is quite difficult but I find the overall difficulty to be pretty good for a Mario Game.

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.

3 The Controls

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 TOO easy. The controls are too easy that it not that much fun... OK sure it is but I guess the controls are not special (compared to other games) is because there's nothing much to it except the power-ups

It would be at least passable if it had non motion controls. Instead, it's bad.

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

4 Rosalina was introduced

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.

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?

Nintendo unleashed a parasite with this game. I hope they get rid of Rosalina I really don't understand why they keep shoving her down our throats.

Now that's just stupid! How the hell would that make Super Mario Galaxy bad?! I think Rosalina makes the game awesome rather than bad. - Gehenna

5 The Music

WHAT THE HECK!?! Music like Buoy Base, Space Junk, Beach Bowl, The final Bowser battle, Battlerock and especially Gusty Garden are just a few examples. SMG is my favourite game of all time and to those who dislike this game, Stop it. Get some help.

The music is pretty good but uh... Some are just stupid remixes. Also, some are reused in other galaxies for example Honeycomb galaxy and Gold leaf galaxy have the same song and speaking of same...

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!

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

6 Unoriginal

Going into space, spinning using a luma (a baby star) under your hat to attack and launch yourself from Launch stars (that were Lumas before), using a cursor to shoot star bits to confuse enemies and feed special Lumas to become galaxys, collecting power stars to light a beckon in the middle of the comet observatory (that was shut down by bowser) so you could find your way to the engine room and power it up so you, the toad brigade (a group a toads consisting of the smart one, the working/banker one, the sleeping one who sometimes gives you half an awnser to an important question before sleeping again, the mail toad, the Captian who has a slightly big ego and HIS OWN GAME), and Roselina (the princess of the universe basically) could travel to the center of the universe to fight bowser and save the princess (from her own castle that bowser lifted with a UFO), AND the universe, is original.

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.

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.

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

7 It's Very Overrated

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 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.

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

Okay, just because a game is overrated doesn't make it bad.

8 The Water Levels

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

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

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!

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.

They are too easy and has no challenge. No not at all. These bosses are a joke and that Is disappointing because Mario always have challenging bosses. laugh out loud no he never does. Even the final boss is... Too easy

Yeah right. For me, Kingfin is the best underwater boss in gaming. It was an interesting fight and the shell's make the underwater controls better. Why is this on the list?

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

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.

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 just go "oh" and "aww" all the time. Then when you beat the game, Mario says "thank you so much for playing my game". And thank you do much for a waste of money on this stupid game.

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.

The Contenders
11 An awful story

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.

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.

F you! It introduced Rosalina the best character in Mario and probably top 5 for best game character and her backstory is amazing as well as her character in general!

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

12 It Has a Sequel

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

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

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

So, galaxy 2 is even better than galaxy 1

13 The Hub World

It is bad, but Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door has an even worse hub world. Seriously? Rogueport? Worst hub world ever! But I love Flipside! And I wanted to go to Sarasa Land, not the crappy Mushroom Kingdom where Princess Peach makes very big fusses.

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

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

Rosalina haters ruin everything

14 Terrible Power-ups

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 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.

Ha ha Bee Mario?! Boo Mario? Spring Mario? These power-ups are so stupid! Who came up with these?

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

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.

Honeycomb galaxy and gold leaf galaxy. Enough said

Sea slide galaxy and beach bowl galaxy...

Melty monster rip offs melts molten

16 Princess Daisy Was Not In The Game

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!

Agreed.I cannot believe Nintendo left Daisy biting the dust.I want her in more mainstream games, not only Mario kart and Mario party.Look, Rosalina had a five year absense and BOOM! She's In everything! Daisy waited for like 9 years and only appeared in Mario Tennis.Anyways Whatever games Rosalind and Peach appear, Daisy should appear.

17 Sonic: Lost World Is Better Than This

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

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

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

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%.

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.

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

A game does not have to be hard to be fun

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?

Peach sucks but she never got angry in this game. Give me one scene wher eshe did!

She don't get angry

21 Frustrating Missions

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...

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

Agh I hate racing Shadow Mario in that first bee galaxy

Only a few of them are

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?

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.

That dress is in nearly every Mariog ame where she appears, including super Mario 64! So, why do you only hate the dress in this game?

Worst clothing in gaming, ever! Why get used to it?! This should be top 1.

23 Princess Peach's quotes

@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! "

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

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

24 Too many things have a face
25 This Game is Harder Than Its Sequel

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

This contradicts a previous entry

I never got past the 2nd mission. Ever.

No, the sequel has "The Perfect Run".

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