Top 10 Toughest Levels In Mario Games


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21 Poochy Ain't Stupid - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

In this level, Baby Mario and Yoshi must hop on the back of Poochy, as they make their way past a dangerous, lava-colored floor, with enemies attacking at every angle. The level itself is auto-scrolling, so players will need to stay alert. But throw in the fact that Baby Mario and Yoshi have to balance themselves on a small, constantly moving Poochy, things get serious. It also doesn't help that the lava kills Yoshi instantly. - YMCA

Poochy doesn't like to cooperate with you in this level, evidently. He often moves faster than the auto-scrolling camera moves, and sometimes he stays completely still during high pressure situations where you need to move quickly out of the way. You'll be disagreeing with the title of this level after a couple playthroughs of it.

Just the title scared me, if it said "Poochy Isn't Stupid", I wouldn't be as worried, but Nintendo wanted to prepare us. Is it me or should this not be in World 1?

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22 Don't Touch Anything - New Super Mario Bros.U

To be fair, this is a Challenge mode level, but it's almost impossible. You have to complete the stage without gaining a single point. This means you need to pull off several frame-perfect jumps in a row. I've seen sadistic romhacks more forgiving than this.

23 Wario's Castle - Super Mario Land 2

Screw this level. So many enemies can't be killed

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24 World C-3 (Super Mario Bros 2 Japan)

Might as well lump the rest of World C with this level, since after this, you have C-4, which is 7-4, only much harder with a ridiculously impossible sneak under a fire stick section.. And if you lose all your lives there, you have to do C-3 again and again. Anyone who's made it past world C is a god among Mario players.

Green springs + constant wind + Lakitu = Me is sad.

I once hit a Lakitu on my way down from falling...

25 Bowser's Castle - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This level...makes me wish I never played a mario game. This level shredded my life count because it was WAY TOO HARD!

The castle itself took me two tries, however the battle took me countless tries.

I beat this first try and I'm 7

I found this relatively easy.

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26 Rainbow Road - Super Mario Kart

I put this on there because it is the hardest track in the whole entire game.

One time I beat this level and did not die ONCE

O my gosh I always get seventh on this track and LOSE the Grand Prix becouse of it! My least favorite track even worse than neo bowser city

27 The Watermelon Festival - Super Mario Sunshine

Tip: Once you get to the watermelon. Take the route closer to the place you take it to. Simply take the risk of going over the tricky parts. Chase after it if it falls. And go careful one the bridge. About 72% of my fails were on that thing.

The level requires you to take a watermelon to a fruit stand. Sounds easy. The problem? It is super sensitive and cataquacks all over the level. If a cataquack touches it, you have to do it again. You won't die a lot but it is time consuming and annoying. It took me days to complete.

The reason you hate Cataquacks in Mario Sunshine.

PROTIP: Defeat all of the Cataquacks by using the sand dunes. Trust me, this mission is a lot easier if you do this.

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28 Rainbow Road - Mario Kart 8

Every time I play this track, I fall off because of the following:
1: Lack of guardrails.
2: Speed boost that may throw you off the track if you have no idea what you're doing.
3: Me playing bad or someone else playing bad.
4: Getting hit with items while gliding.
It's one of the hardest Rainbow Roads, but the Mario Kart Wii one is worse.

I thought this level was easy, so I had no problem beating it.

I absolutely despise this level.

29 Pit of Panga - Super Mario Maker

Really hard definitely the hardest level in any fame here!

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30 Toad's Turnpike Extra Cup - Mario Kart 64

You are driving the wrong way down a dual carriageway. Enough said

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31 Toad's Turnpike Reversed (Extra Cup) - Super Mario Kart 64

The hardest Mario Kart track by far. It is very hard to dodge the cars, especially when there are 2 trucks side-by-side. The item placements are also annoying as well. I have raged at the game many times on this course.

Super Mario Kart 64 - what an awesome re-entitlement for this awesome game!

Only time in a Mario kart game where, all of the cars come towards you. Their is no path tod rive with the cars like in Moonview Highway, you spend the whole level dodging. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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32 Frustration (All Melons) - Yoshi's Story V 2 Comments
33 Special 8-Crown - Super Mario 3D Land

A secret level that is only unlocked if every level is played with both Luigi and Mario and you have to reach the top of flag each level

For those who haven't played this level, ya know how hard it is? As hard as TRYING IT 500 TIMES AND ONLY BEATING IT TEN TIMES!

Took me about 100 tries to realize that I needed a statue leaf. Then it took about 20 more

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34 Rainbow Road - Mario Kart Super Circuit

Jumps, boost panels to get you out of control, bad kart physics. Do I really need to explain? - recaller

Thought the SNES one was hard? Oh boy, you haven't seen anything. No guard rails, boost pads that send you flying off the track, and really floaty controls. This is the hardest MK track of all time. - Zach808

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35 Chapter 8-3 - Super Paper Mario
36 Wario's Gold Mine - Mario Kart Wii V 3 Comments
37 Mystery House Marathon - Super Mario 3D World

Actual torture. I still can't beat the level and when I play it, I feel like dying when I loose.

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38 Bowser's Castle - New Super Mario Brothers DS

I think that the bosses are the hard part of this!

This stage is so long. There is so many thwomps that make it annoying and then their is the anti gravity part. I hate it. The boss isn't that hard, which is a mirical.

39 World 6-3 - Super Mario Bros.
40 Chai Kingdom - Super Mario Land

To be honest, I had no problem beating this level

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