Top 10 Most Underwhelming Mario GamesUnderwhelming is a generally negative quality to have. You want to make your games fun unfortunately not all these games delivered as you’d expect there’s fun to be had sure but these games are lacking in one area or another
The Top Ten
Without a doubt the most underwhelming Mario Game they literally stripped it down bare bones removing everything that makes a Mario Sports Game a Mario Sports Game. It looks good at least but that’s the only place this game delivers. It checks all the boxes to be the most underwhelming Mario game. Weak roster check. lack of game modes check. Lack of unique gameplay and arenas check. Lack of a good online mode check. Stripped down gameplay? Check again. This is a game with very little redeeming qualities if any
Can hardly call this a game its clear Nintendo just didn't care about putting any effort into this.
Are you sure this isn't a demo?
who expected a mario tennis game to be good lets be real
To be fair this game originally didn't start off as a Mario game due to the original Super Mario Bros 2 game being too difficult for American games according to Nintendo.
This is not the Mario Kart I know. Just stop pushing us with microtransactions and the gold pass price is insane, and they made a lot of questionable decisions in this one, like having a score system that will screw you over if you aren't using a good character glider and kart, and you get better ones by luck from a pipe that you use rubies on and often makes you want to buy more which is really manipulative. The controls aren't good either, you often crash into walls 10 million times at the minimum per race. It's annoying. Definitely the worst Mario Kart game.
It’s Mario Kart but infected with Mobile phone elements makes this a huge turnoff. I wanted to like this game but it’s pretty bare bones I get it’s a mobile app but still it’s nothing like a traditional Mario Kart
It's just New Super Mario Bros. On the Wii U. That's all there is to say about this one to be honest, and I found the baby yoshis to be boring.
This could also apply to the Deluxe counterpart. You wonder why people are sick and tired of these games it’s because they’re unoriginal with nothing really innovative. A new power up or gimmick here or there and that’s it. They reuse the same themes and bosses and everything is copy and paste...sure there’s a few extra modes but they’re also pretty meh and most aren’t anything that original
Why wasnt crappy star here this ruined paper mario
Arguably the Worst Mario Party Game you have a Mario Party 9 rehash mode. Bowser Party is a cool idea but falls flat for 2 main reasons first it’s extremely unfair for the Mario team I get it’s supposed to be that way but it’s too far in this game. Second there’s only 3 boards and 10 Minigames for this mode. So yeah it’s pretty repetitive and gets old quickly. The boards aren’t even original either just the same from Mario Party. Then Amiibo mode is a stripped down version of the older Mario Party games and the fact you need Amiibo to play just kinda turns me off. There’s fun to be had but I’d rather play any other Mario Party than this. What an abomination and really disappointing since it’s the 10th entry they should’ve gone all out for it but they just didn’t
Low effort put into this game but the Bowser mode was really cool. BUT WHY THE CAR?
Basically New Mario Bros. DS but this time Nintendo wants to screw over people who make "without touching a coin" videos. Really. Coins? That's your best idea?
Pretty much what I said for New Super Mario Bros U applies here. This is The point where the games Started to just feel old. It’s essentially repetitive gameplay from the first 2 “New” games all over again sorry but the coins don’t do enough for me. You know you’ve hit a low point when you center the game around coins
I have fond memories of going on Balloon Battle online and getting free points off of AFK people on Big Donut, good times. Online races were pretty good too. But the lack of VS mode is really stupid and the roster makes no sense. As for track selection, they're REALLY exciting at best and forgettable at worst. They recreated Airship Fortress in this game too, that's it this is the greatest game in the franchise. Jokes aside I found this one solid overall.
This may be controversial but the roster and items left a lot to be desired I get it’s a handheld but still they could’ve added a little more. The gimmicks are cool but there’s no single player VS mode and battle mode isn’t the best either. This game is so mediocre in all honesty. The track selection is its biggest strength and even then there’s a lot of forgettable ones
It’s an okay idea but dear god the Minigames are just flat. Meaning they lack the excitement they had in the originals where you were playing for coins. Now you just play them and that’s it. Also only one board is laziness to the extreme the whole game was just rushed for the Holidays with no actual depth to it.
It's like they put all Mario Party minigames on a Google Doc and randomly selected 100 minigames from it without considering the quality of them.
Pretty much same as Mario Kart Tour it’s fine for what it is but it’s just an App with a limited amount of levels. I’d rather less of the kingdom builder or whatever and more levels because I could care less about flowers and stuff like that
While I actually liked this game you can’t deny it’s pretty shallow. Only 4 BOARDS? What!? Also the other modes are fun but way too short. And the online is such a disappointment
Not the original SNES version, but the re-release for the Wii. It was literally just a recycled port of the original SNES version with nothing new, and it cost more than what you could've gotten on the e-shop. And this was all there was to show for the 25th anniversary. Glad the 35th is looking much brighter
This is controversial but at least 3D Land has the excuse of being on a handheld this game has short levels and it’s on a console. On top of that there’s no extra missions or other bonuses it’s good but not that great. I prefer it to 3D Land but it’s not near all it was hyped up to be at first
Why isn't this here this game sucks
Well, it's not really underwhelming. Bad yes, but underwhelming? Not sure.
I love this game but what new did this game even offer outside of the monopoly-styled board which was better in 8 anyways? Just about everything with this game is just a Mario Party 6 rehash but with a more annoying host, less interesting boards and with no day/night cycle. Even 10 was more creative than this...
60 bucks for 3 old games... this compilation would be better for $44.99 or $60 including SMG2