Worst 2D to 3D Transitions In Video Games

When a game makes the jump from 2D to 3D it's quite a big leap, These games however just couldn't bear the weight of that jump.

The Top Ten

1 Bubsy 3D

A disastrous attempt at a 3D platformer with ugly graphics, tank like controls and awful jumping mechanics ensured Bubsy never had a chance as a video game mascot.

2 Earthworm Jim 3D

Loved the charm of the older Earthworm Jim games? Well guess what? This 3D game has none of that. Only clunky controls, boring level design and a high frustration factor.

3 Castlevania 64

Some of the later 3D Castlevania games were better efforts but the first one was a poor way to start. Uncontrolable camera and awkward controls ruined any enjoyment to be had in this game. I'd say just stick with the 2D games.

4 Contra: Legacy of War

Contra may be difficult in 2D but 3D is that wrong kind of difficult

5 Final Fight: Streetwise
6 Mega Man X7

The X series is well known for being more fast paced. This slow as hell game is not evidence of that.

7 Sonic 3D Blast

Not technically a 3D game but as it tried to take Sonic out of the second dimension we were left with a bad camera, slippery controls and a movement cycle that made Sonic look like he's waddling as opposed to running. Thank God his first proper 3D transition (Sonic Adventure) was successful.

8 Virtual Boy Wario Land

These games tried to incorporate a lot of 3D elements but they ended up giving gamers headaches and eye strains.

9 Altered Beast
10 3-D Worldrunner

The game was fun in 2D but when you added the 3D effeects it wasn't as good.

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