Top 10 Worst Mario Games

Mario has been in great video games, but there are some that failed.

The Top Ten

1 Hotel Mario

This comment will be a really long one, so sit tight.

Hotel Mario gets a 5/10 score.

Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun gets a 2/10 score.

Mario's Time Machine (minus the NES version) gets a 2/10 score.

Mario Teaches Typing gets a 3/10 score.

Mario is Missing gets a 2/10 score.

Mario Clash gets an 8/10 score.

Mario Party 9 gets a 1/10 score.

Wrecking Crew gets a 9/10 score.

Mario Teaches Typing 2 gets a 6/10 score.

Super Mario Bros. 2 gets a 6/10 score.

Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) gets a 6/10 score.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 gets a 4/10 score.

Mario Tennis (Virtual Boy) gets a 7/10 score.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star gets a 3/10 score.

Mario's Playschool gets a 2/10 score.

Mario Tennis Open gets a 2/10 score.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii gets a 5/10 score.

Mario's Game Gallery gets a 6.5/10 score.

Luigi's Mansion gets a 3/10 score.

Super Mario Bros. gets an ...more

The fact that you gave New Super Mario Bros a lower score than 2 shows me that you have terrible scoring. - recaller

Mario:Nice 4 the princess to invite us 2 a picnic, eh Luigi?
Luigi:I hope she lotsa spaghetti!
This dudu totally copied everything from screwattack! - sagat2010

Hotel Mario gets 1 5.6 score.

Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun gets a 1.2 score.

Mario's Time Machine gets a 2.7 score.

Mario Teaches Typing gets a 4.2 score.

Mario is Missing! Gets a 3.0 score.

Mario Clash gets a 9.3 score.

Mario Party 9 gets a 1.4 score.

Mario Teaches Typing 2 gets a 6.5 score.

Wrecking Crew gets a 9.0 score.

Super Mario Bros. 2 gets a 6.3 score.

Out of all the T.V. shows and games that come from Canada, this has to be the worst. Itś super funny, though!

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2 Mario is Missing!

What does this even have to do with Mario being missing besides all the way in the beginning and the end? And why do we have to return King Kong to New York? Why are we even returning stuff, we should be saving Mario! This game.._. - HELLADERE120

This game states right away that Mario won't even be in it. That should tell you everything.

Imagine if Princess Peach angrily yelled with her hair down "STAY BESIDE OR IN FRONT OF ME! NOT A CHOICE! "!

Looked fun. But it was educational - Ilikegames

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3 Mario's Time Machine

You may think putting Mario in a time machine is awesome, but instead they put questions that we have to answer by learning the stuff in school.

This game is educational. I thought this game would be fun traveling back in time and solving things in the past but no you have to answer hard questions and when you defeat Bowser he can't attack you if you are near him nothing happens but you have to jump on him to win. Do not buy this game worst game ever!

This should be #1. While Hotel Mario definitely does suck, at least it's not educational. This game is about taking stolen artifacts back to their certain times and places and there are quizzes involved within the game too. How could anyone have fun with this game? It doesn't even teach you anything because you don't even know where to go or what to do. Also, the quizzes have way too many possible answer choices. This game is unplayable and the most boring game ever created. Do not ever play it!

I made mario party time but there is no learning and you go to luigis - bowser jr.'s past😂

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4 Mario's Early Years Pre-School Fun

This game had the worst voice in video game history. Example : You.. Chouse.. The.. Triangle

God! The graphic and sounds are horrible! What was Nintendo thinking?!?! I don't understand how kids can learn from this crappy game. Most pre schoolers don't even play video games!

Worst educational game ever! The music is boring, the games are too easy, and... And... AND... That... Voice...

Cringe worthy voice acting. what kind of voice acting is this - YoshiApple

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5 Mario Teaches Typing

The only problem is the music it was supposed to sound the music in Super Mario World, but the sound was awful in the early computers.

Mario Teaches Typing is good in some parts, but I'd give this game 5929 stars out of 10000 anyways.

Yeah it came out in the early 90s, like every kid in the world had a computer back then. Maybe they just wanted to release a game to help kids type because not many kids had computers and I can't remember using them every day in Primary school.

I have mixed feelings on this one.

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6 Mario Party Advance

This is truly the worst Mario game in existence. How is this not on the List?!?

Are you saying...that this game is worse than Hotel Mario? You've got to be kidding me. - drdevil

This isn't even Mario Party. Trust me it's bad; so bad in fact that it's the worst selling Mario game of all time! - lolimmaninja

An absolute disgrace to Mario Party. Everyone know that playing boring mini games on a small, cramped screen by yourself is a lot of fun right? No, it's literally the exact opposite. - Cobalt

Hitler party advance sucks... this game is worse than Disney's Party Gamecube... Hitler party advance sucks... - AldoFitrian

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7 Mario Clash

Why the hell is this game so high on this list? This game is brilliant!

Think about the graphics, decade when the game was released & the music! This game is awesome!

This game is AWESOME! The Virtual Boy Mario games are great, but Daisy still should've replaced Peach.

A lot of these are clearly added by someone who's never played Mario and was never taught the definition of the word "Fun". Super Mario Land is the only game where Daisy is saved, and dude when you're saying "Mario just walks around, you have to do quests" you're totally thinking of it the wrong way.


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8 New Super Mario Bros. 2

I was surprised that I hated this game. Most of the levels are pretty easy an simple to beat, and the worst thing about NSMB2 is the whole coin thing. Having so many coins that can make you get 1-ups multiple times ruins the challenge in it. One of the worst mario games ever - TheGameBoy815

It sucks where gold coins broke my eyeballs. It is more unhealthy than McDonald's every week.

It seems cool that the main gimmick is coins. But what are the problems?

1. The Purpose

What Purpose is there to get loads of coins anyway? You never use those coins to buy ANYTHING so I fail to see the point.

2. When's the last time you got a game over?

You didn't because you gained massive wealth and lives.

3. The Bosses

Once again, Koopalings and Bowser. The Bowser fight here is the absolute worst in the series. It's a lazy rehash of the fight from New Super Mario Bros Wii!

Overall Rating: 5/10 - DCfnaf

Daisy should've replaced Pea-- (gets shot)

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9 Paper Mario 3DS

This was a total switch from all the good moments in all other paper Mario games, I got this game thinking it was like the other paper Mario games when in reality was just the complete opposite. This game had no allies and bad game mechanics like the stickers. the stickers made everything for me not enjoyable, because if you didn't have the right amount of stickers you were screwed witch made the game even longer. this game also had hidden luigis hidden in some of the levels, which, in my prospective thought I could play as luigi (being better than Mario in many ways),but was sadly mistaken. Nintendo what is the point of finding all the luigis in the game if you only get a luigi flag and a luigi at the credits. the story line for this game was trash, heck I don't think there was a story line in that game like all the others. over all the only major point of why this game is terrible is the lack of level ups and allies

Let's explain why this is the ABSOLUTE WORST Mario RPG EVER!

1. No EXP.

NO EXPERIENCE FROM BATTLES! You defeat enemies to get coins, then you use those coins to buy more stickers and you use those stickers to fight enemies to get coins...yeah WHAT'S THE POINT?

2. The Story

Bowser kidnaps Peach, unlike EVERY OTHER Mario RPG! The story is super basic and nothing interesting happens! Then, there are these 8 Royal stickers I'm supposed to collect. But WHY? The only explanation we're given is that they're powerful! Why should I care about these dumb stickers? When have stickers ever mattered in the Mushroom Kingdom?

3. The Characters

No original characters. Every character is a Toad!

4. The Bosses

No unique bosses! All of them are a bigger version of a common enemy! Megasparkle Goomba, Mr. Blizzard, Petey Piranha. COME ON!



Do you know how many times I got lost ...more - DCfnaf

I always wanted to get this (underrated) game. But everyone's ruining my chances.

Get the game and judge it for yourself. Don't let our opinions influence yours. I personally hate this game. - DCfnaf

I don't get why everyone hates this game. It's fun, it's hard at some parts, and I liked all of the areas. but if I say this in real life instead of on the internet, I will be burned at stake.

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10 Mario Party 9

There are few features I like about this game. The graphics are good, and also the minigames, but the worst part is the party mode. I mean, what is there to like about party mode? You don't even get to wander around on your own. You are stuck in a car with three other people for the whole game. There is no certain turn limit, which is terrible. That means no last minute traps to play on your friends or relatives. The only power-ups are mushrooms. Most of the power-ups end the game even earlier! You only roll to six? Why don't you get to roll to ten? I mean, it makes sense to roll to six, but Mario Party isn't suppose to make sense! You don't get coins either! You collect stars for the whole game! Oh, what a touch to add on! The only up-side to party mode is the minigames. The minigames are awesome! I love them. They also unlocked all the minigames for you. Well almost all of them. So there is no fun in ulocking them. That means no moment when you scream in joy when you unlock that ...more - Ragingcow11

Hate this version...Mario Party has been ruined forever with the new silly system of all being together...the fun was being solo and fighting to get the star NOT all these silly little little stars which means the whole bonus star at the end is POINTLESS! - Dalice

NOBODY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIKE Mario PARTY 9! Why is Princess Daisy not in Mario Party 10 yet? She should replace the silly Princess Peach!

Princess Daisy IS in Mario party 10. Also, this might be a total disagreement to the reason why some of these games are so high on this list, but don't judge a video game by its characters. - Idontneedausername

I don’t like it but I’m nice enough to give it a chance and applaud Nintendo for trying something different. As much as they did wrong with the Car gimmick and linear boards I do like the boss battles and there were a few good mini games. Too bad we can only play about 4 mini games per game. Overall it’s not that bad. However after this game things started to really go downhill - Randomator

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The Contenders

11 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

This is why they're called the lost levels when one of the earlier games were released, the Japanese people thought that some of the levels were too hard for Americans. For the English release, the hard levels were taken out. These levels are known as the lost levels. Later, they were released in America seperate from the actual games. You really can't complain; These levels were made to be impossible.

What?!? This game may be hard but keep pressing on! I've finished the game an it is awesome! - HeavyDonkeyKong

There could be a Super Mario Advance 7: The Lost Levels, please.

Stop complaining, it's just hard, OK? - BlueSheepYT

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12 Mario Bros. (Atari 2000)

First, everything is a block, the pipes are blocks, the POW Block is just a bland, yellow block, even the coins are blocks!

Another thing, the non-bonus levels are EXACTLY THE SAME!

Finally, the soundtrack feels like it was recorded with a potato!

This is just a no and should never have existed. It's basically torture to a kid who only plays Atari. It's basically the ugly yet and barely functional sister to Flicker-man (Pac Man for Atari)

This game is kind of underrated.

I'd give it 7 stars out of 10.

You guys say it's bad it's just the 2600's graphics - BlueSheepYT

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13 Mario's Playschool

This game is so underrated & Super Princess Peach shall be top 1.

This game is good!

How about the Mario franchise gets back to T.V. shows & starts a series called "Mario X' that completely rips off Sonic X?

"Mario X" will always be a crossover, & so will "Pac-Man X".

14 Mario Teaches Typing 2

The only decent thing about this game is the creepy Mario head.

Mario Teaches Typing 2 is so underrated!

I'd give this game 7025 stars out of 10000.

This game has too much haters!

I know you're gonna be a GREAT typist one day! - Spicygarlic

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15 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

How about Paper Sonic gets tried out?

Also, Paper Peach should be replaced by Paper Daisy & Paper Rosalina.

Either way, I'd give this game 4861 stars out of 10000.

Princess Peach shall never be the lost Princess as long as she lives. So far, her most recent kidnapping was in the old game of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team whereas Princess Peach was so rude, infantile & bossy. & very cowardly for her tall height.

They need to bring back the concepts that were introduced in Paper Mario and improved upon in The Thousand Year Door (I haven't played the original paper Mario sadly, but I've seen playthroughs on YouTube). its overdue. Super paper Mario was grat too but before we see a sequel to that lets go back to the good old stuff!
This game was incredibly frusturating and BORING! And I thought Mario RPG's were supposed to have good, creative stories and a simplistic yet awesome battle system! - HeavyDonkeyKong

The thousand year door was not a bad game. Peach's voice does not effect the gameplay, the dialogue is not confusing, and the title is not stupid. The thousand year door is one of the main concepts of the game! How is that confusing? - HeavyDonkeyKong

The 5 reasons why this game sucks

5. No Xp gain: all you get is coins for beating enemies that are used to buy more stickers to fight more enemies, the level up system was completely removed from the game so you can just skip every enemy in the game and go right for the bosses.

4. Lack of direction: When you play this you will probably get lost in the game about once or twice and chapter 3 will suck middle fingers because you WILL get lots 1000 times and In chapter 2 you might have to go online to get the tablet pieces, WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE WE HAVE TO GO! TELL US!

3. No REAL partners: Partners in paper Mario are spectacular since some have interesting stories and some are great in battle, but who is your partner in sticker star? This cold heartless crown douche called Keristy or something like that, duuhhh she helps in battle because your confused and she has funny dialogue... WRONG! I felt bad for Vivian for being picked on by her sisters, I felt bad for bobbery ...more - Pastakirby7

Get Galaxy off this list NOW, I am disappointed in humanity that this is lower than Galaxy, I know it's not as bad as Hotel Mario or the other top 4, but it's still BAD, not mediocre, just BAD.

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16 Super Mario Bros. 2

I've had enough of the haters for this game, yes we all know wart is dumb. But it shows potential!

It isn't that bad it just doesn't feel like a Mario game but its still fun but I recommend super Mario bros 3 or the first one

I remember when I got this game. It was fun, but it was very odd and didn't feel like a Mario game. After SMB 3 came out, it felt like SMB 2 was the awkward kid who sits at the back of the classroom because he didn't fit in. It wasn't until years later when I learned it was ported from Doki Doki Panic that I realized why it was so weird and different from the others. Still a fun game, but still not a true Mario title in my opinion.

It's completely awful. It's nothing like the first Mario at all, and has the worst ending. Turns out the game was just a dream! Not to mention it's the easiest Mario game they made...

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17 Mario Kart 64

Yep, just another good Mario game that fits perfectly with all of the other great Mario games

Why hate on this game? Peach wasn't whiny in this game, so we should be grateful for that! Also, Daisy could've replaced Peach because Peach is too caught up on making appearances in gaming.

This game is great, but I'd only criticize Princess Daisy's hiatus causing Peach to appear in more games than any other gaming female in gaming history, which sucks.

It looks so ugly

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18 Super Mario Run

I never understood how this game has been waited. It was just one of these many Endless Runners. Plus, once you beat 3 levels, you have to pay for continue. For me, every mobile games should either be completely free or must be bought before playing. And you know how much you must pay for continue? 10 dollars! Not only it's too expensive for a mobile game (The price of a mobile game is usually between 2 or 5 dollars.) but the game's content is poor. There is only 24 normal levels with only a few special levels, there is only 10 playable characters (including 5 yoshis) and only 3 games mode. If you search a good runner, I mostly recommend Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run. You have to buy them before playing but they're much cheaper and have more levels. - Scourge21

Nintendo should never make any game on mobile and Super Mario Run is not an exception. Not only it's not free but it's after the third level you have to pay to continue and also, you need to spend 10 bucks for that! Sorry but 10 bucks for a mobile game, it's TOO expensive. Just avoid this game.

I paid the 10 bucks and enjoyed to an extent. Just wish there were a couple more features - Hater

Super Hitler Run is a rip off to Sonic Dash game on Android... - AldoFitrian

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19 Super Mario Galaxy

This is a joke, right? If not, I will pop a cap up your ass until you take this off the list.

This is a true joke. I mean, don't look at a Mario game and there's princess peach and say this game sucks. You have to examine the whole game and see it's ups and downs in a Mario game. - recaller

In my opinion Peach is actually a great character. Peach barely appears in this game, stop complaining, it's the highest rated game of all time. by the way Peach isn't rude here, she holds a giant festival for everyone in her kingdom to be happy and celebrate, and it's not her fault Bowser is a jerk. I know I nearly forgot she existed when I was trying to help Rosalina.

Are you serious? Who the heck put this game on the list?! This game is awesome and has beautiful graphics! Take this off the list now otherwise I will beat you up ( I know that sounds harsh but SERIOUSLY TAKE THIS OFF THE LIST! ) - Aaa2

I was pretty sure I wasn't drunk from the beer anymore. Time to get help. - Spicygarlic

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20 Mario Party: Island Tour

Come on. How is this not on here? Bowser's Tower (the story mode) is just a bunch of minigames, which you can just play in Free Play mode, anyway. Speaking of the story, it's really cringeworthy (even more so than the other games) It goes like this: OH NO Bowser TURNED THE SKY PURPLE! WE NEED TO KILL Bowser TO TURN THE SKY BLUE AGAIN! Also, the minigames are SO BORING and are definitely the worst in the series. Oh, and I haven't even got to the worst part... THE EXTRAS. You can ONLY unlock NOISES and the BORING-AS-HELL tunes from the game. No, I'm serious. If you are interested in a little Mario Party, just get any other game in the series. I'M BEGGING YOU!

Mario Party: Island Tour? More like Bowser Party: Koopa Tour!

Why does Princess Peach appear in every Mario Party game? She doesn't even bother to compete for stars since Mario Party 3.

"Mario Party: Island Tour? More like Bowser Party: Koopa Tour! " LOL!

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