Top 10 Worst Mario Games

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

The Top Ten

1 Hotel Mario

"Dear pesky plumbers, Fantasy Factory and I, have taken over good game design! Fun is now a permanent guest in hell, I dare ya to find em if you can."
From Phillips Interactive Media.
This no reason to buy this game, the music has nothing to offer, the controls are delayed, NO game design, and you those awful cutscenes, they are easily the best part of the game. This game deserves to burn eternally forever.

The other reasons why it deserves it because the lip syncing to that game is just bad as I remember.

Ok, games like this are DUMB! The animation is dumb the story is boring and the levels just repeat the same way and If you do like this game then I don't know who you are like oh my

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

2 Mario's Time Machine

This game has lies in it!

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 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!

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!

3 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

Can never find mario in this game.

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! "!

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...

Should make sega make sonic schoolhouse - thesoniclover

5 Mario Teaches Typing

The voice in this game was awful. The Mario head in Typing 2 was better. - Gametoon

Did you know that they made Mario teaches typing 2?!

Seems pointless... - MarioBros11

His VOICE, though. Anyway this game is weird, and gets a 6.6 in my book. That's a D-.

6 New Super Mario Bros. 2

What's wrong with this game? - jameshoward

This game isn't bad, it's just super easy and lazy. - Gametoon

Quite good actually. - myusernameisthis

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

7 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

One of the best Mario Games. I understand this is your opinion but this is the 2nd/highest ranked Mario Game. This game is just so wonderful. I remember first playing this and I really really loved it so much! Even though I easily prefer SMG2, I will never forget how much fun this game was.

What?! This game is my 2nd favorite Mario Game (behind Galaxy 2)! This has got to be one of the most imaginative and creative games of all time and the difficulty is just right. However, it is your opinion

Belongs here because it makes you sick, and that's a big trait of bad games.

8 Mario Party Advance

Personally I find this game better than the N64 titles! (Please respect my Opinion! )
And don't call this sarcasm either. (Looking at you AngelOfTheSkyStarsMoon) - Rainbowkid38

At least the other bad Mario Party games(except Star Rush) have good minigames. The minigames in this game are just plain boring. The Shroom City thing looks stupid too. - Gametoon

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.

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

9 Mario Clash

I haven't played it, but it was on the virtual boy so I never will. - Gametoon

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.

Why is it always Daisy? Why should Daisy replace Peach? What is wrong with Peach? - LittleAwesomeApple

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.

Daisy is not even that good. What is with her replacing Peach? What will she do differently? Yell louder? - LittleAwesomeApple

10 Paper Mario 3DS

Awful game - Randomator

I'm 11 years old and I bought this, thinking it was a good game!

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

The Contenders

11 Mario Party 9

The minigames in this are some of the best in the series. Too bad we have the car to deal with when not playing them. - Gametoon

Really, dude - will_smm2

3rd Worst Mario Party Ever

I love this game. This is crazy. - DrayTopTens

12 Mario Bros. (Atari 2000)

Play any other version than this ugly and dysfunctional thing. - Gametoon

This game is so bad

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 game was the worst port to have ever exist

13 Mario's Playschool

They should make mario mania and see how thatgoes - thesoniclover

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 and Luigi: Dream Team

Haven't played it much, but seems good so far. - Gametoon

I don't, and never will understand the hate this Dream Team. I found it better than Superstar Saga and it's hands down one of the most original mario games - darthvadern

This game was more unique than any other game before it, had great characters, awesome villians, and a great storyline. It make's me want to play it forever, even after I win it. - RosalinaX

This game is absolute trash it's passed with nothing but forced tutorials and when they don't don't show up the gameplay consists of long and tedious gimmicky battles. The characters are the same old boring cast and the new villain is missed potential because he is tossed aside.

15 Mario Teaches Typing 2

That face is pure beauty.

Now we move on to the intermediate level! Watch out for falling rocks! Hee hee hee! - Gametoon

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.

16 Mario Kart 7

Where is the single player VS mode? - Randomator

Mario Kart 7 is good, but I'd take any other Mario Kart(except Super) over it any day. Great retro track selection, though. - Gametoon

Nah this is great. - Userguy44

This games good...maybe 7/10?

17 New Super Luigi U

This is actually better than New Super Mario Bros. U. Whoever hates the game just sucks at it or hates challenge.

A better and more challenging version of the original in my opinion. - Gametoon

Are you idiots done yapping about Peach? I'm sick of hearing you complaining about her. I hate her, but no need to complain about her 24/7. - TheYoshiOverlord

I wish Nintendo could've added something unique to this game instead of copying and pasting Super Mario Bros U and plastering Luigi's face on it. - RosalinaX

18 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

It's hard, but that's something that makes it fun. I find this to be a good challenge for players. - Gametoon

Not bad just a harder version of the original - Randomator

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

19 Mario Party: Island Tour

I haven't played this game, but it was made by the same company that made 9, 10, and Star Rush, which I hated, so I'm not expecting anything good. Then again, Super Mario Party was good, so maybe this COULD be. - Gametoon

YOU PEOPLE QUIT HATING ON MARIO PARTY ISLAND TOUR RIGHT NOW! I find it unique, fun, and the minigames ( including the bosses) in my opinion are decent! So quit your complaining, and actually value this game as a great modern Mario Party game for Pete's sake!

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!

20 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!

Yes, we all know it's dumb that they took Doki Doki Panic and Mario skinned it, but it's still a really fun game. - Gametoon

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

Different =/= Bad though. Got it? Good - darthvadern

21 New Super Mario Bros. Wii

For the love of God, stop whining about how you have to rescue Peach! If you hate a Mario game for that, you hate almost all of them. - Garythesnail

Peach does not steal the spotlight from anyone. In fact, Peach being kidnapped actually makes her less popular. - LittleAwesomeApple

Why is it on the list!?!? - terriblebeast13

Because of Princess Peach, the lack of Princess Daisy/Rosalina, the graphics, Princess Peach's voice, the story, Princess Peach's appearance & if awful at this game.

It's not that original, but it's still a really fun and challenging game. - Gametoon

Hey, people have to stop hating on the fact that the plot is rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser. That is what you have to do in every single Mario game, so why are you crying over this one? Plus, Rosalina barely was around when this game came out, and Daisy has never appeared in a mains series game since Super Mario Land and probably never will. The graphics are pretty good for 2008, and I think you Peach haters have to take a chill pill and calm your balls down. - RosalinaX

22 Mario's Fundamentals

I'd-a like to have your...fours-a. - Gametoon

Just 1 Year before the great Super Mario 64 was realased, Nintendo made a game for you to do whatever you want with the plumber... like play chess or go fish.
One intrusting note through this was the first time players heard the current voice of Mario.

Mario's Fundamentals is so underrated!

I'd give this game 13 stars out of 20.

The game seemed a bit interesting... But it's so underrated some how

23 Mario vs Donkey Kong

I never played this, but I hear it's a really fun puzzle game. - Gametoon

Awesome, underrated game with unique puzzles and visuals, with exceptional gameplay. The only thing lacking here is the story, but it's not really important in a game like this. - Cobalt

What moron put this on here? - Devilking190

Why is this game here? I played it a couple of years ago on an emulator and it is amazing. It got clever puzzles the controls are actually fluid and the graphics are so colorful. The storyline is recycled thoug, no originality here. Saving Daisy from the mighty ape. It is like saving Peach(Toadstool) from the mighty King of the Koopas. But the gameplay is MIND BLOWING. Like literally. - OldSchoolGamer1983

24 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

horrible. - myusernameisthis

25 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

It's not Mario, but I hear it's a really good game. - Gametoon

Not a Mario Game - Randomator

This is a donkey kong game, and it's the best one - darthvadern

This game has horrible level and overworld design and is incredibly frustrating.

26 Luigi's Mansion

It's a Luigi game and it's good - Gametoon

Why is this on the list? I love this game except that when you get game over you don't start with full health, instead you start with however much health you had when you last saved.

Not a Mario game - Silence4101

The Only Problem I Have With This Game Is That It Was Way Too Short Same Thing With Wario World. The Sequel Was Definitely Better Than This.

27 Mario's Super Picross

Hitler's Super Picross sucks... (*Bweck*) - AldoFitrian

Why are you making a Hitler joke? Even if you hate the game, still. It's not funny. - TeamRocket747

28 Wrecking Crew

While not the best classic game for the NES, this game was honestly quite fun. - Gametoon

This game is great! It's better than Wreck it Ralph!

Also, Wrecking Crew is too underrated! This game is cool! Memorable graphics, great music, a purple Luigi, masculinity, the bonus, the level amount's proportion, & even this game isn't confusing! It also takes place at night! :D So this game could be low on this list.

Did nobody notice, that was Disney taking this game and was made like Wreck it Ralph the movie?

That game is not really that good, it is actually bad one.

Wrecking Crew isn't as bad as everyone says, it's actually quite enjoyable. - recaller

We all Know the Mario Bros's jobs are plumbers, but in this they done construction? An early game in the NES Library Wrecking Crew was about as boring as Luigi was purple.

29 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Because Diddy Kong, Rosalina, Kirby characters & Zelda characters didn't go everywhere in Vancouver, this game sucks. I'd give it a 7 out of a 10.

This is supposed to be "Mario & Mega Man at the Winter Olympic Games"!

I agree. Luigi, Princess Peach (the least capable athlete), Waluigi & Yoshi were supposed to be replaced by Diddy Kong, Rosalina, King K. Rool & Captain Syrup from the Wario Land series.

Why is Princess Peach in British Columbia in a Sonic game?!

30 Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters

The words are spread out, the voice is bad, and the gameplay is garbage

31 Mario's Early Years: Fun With Numbers
32 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

This is the only game the the series that I enjoy.

This game is enjoyable

33 Mario Party Star Rush

Terrible minigames. They all range from boring to painful(or at least most of them). The only good mode was Balloon Bash, the rest(especially Toad Scramble and Mario Shuffle) sucked. - Gametoon


I guess classic mario party fanboys can't respect a slight change. No offense though. I personally loved it very much because it was striving for originality - darthvadern

Surprisingly, I find this game really good - Tyler730

34 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

I hear it's really good. - Gametoon

This one's awesome - darthvadern

Great game should be lower

If I see other people ay anything bad about the criminally underrated presentation of older RPGs than Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (especially the ones released in the 2nd millennium's end) I will shoot myself.

35 Yoshi's Cookie

It's like a puzzle game with cookies. Mmm, cookies. I love cookies. They're so delicious. My favorite type is chocolate chip because...oh wait, wrong list. Never mind. - Gametoon

It actually exists, not only that but it' an OFFICIAL MARIO GAME. - myusernameisthis

All yoshi wants is to be fat

Don't play. There is no super Mario touch in this game. Just some lame puzzles and boring junk that you get in school. What were Nintendo thinking when they made this game?

36 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Haven't played this game but it looks dumb. - Gametoon

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

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.

Haven't played it but looks lackluster - darthvadern

37 Super Mario Bros. 3

I think this should be last place. It's my favorite Mario game. - Gametoon

Should not be here - Randomator

Why is this on here? It's the Number 1 Best Mario Game! Super Mario 64 is Number 2. Take this off this list! And also take Super Mario 3D Land off here too!

It sucks

38 Mario Tennis

Haven't played this one. - Gametoon

Better than Ultra Smash - Randomator

Uhh... The picture next here is Mario POWER tennis not the virtual boy version. Its supposed to be the prequel not the sequel!

Past this point it's good games if you read on your gonna get mad at your favourite games probably there

39 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Princess Daisy must spend her time with Sonic, Tails & Knuckles often in British Columbia.

The most famous Mario & Sonic game should've been Mario & Sonic at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games which I believe it is.

This game is a mangled crossover! Pauline could've replaced the skill-lacking Princess Peach.

A Rivalry again between Hitler the plumber and Sonic the hedgehog... Sonic will be annoying by Hitler the plumber... *gosh* - AldoFitrian

40 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Rosalina only had to be in the Vancouver Olympics, but it wold be epic if Rosalina were in the Vancouver/Seattle 2028 Summer Olympics.

This game sucks. Even with a new Wii remote and Motion Plus it's still horrible to control.

Stupid Hitler and Sonic crossover games! Sonic will be annoyed by Hitler's team presence... Sonic and Megaman crossover comic is better than this Bastard Hitler and Sonic game series... - AldoFitrian

Peach & Daisy lack grace. This game is terrible!

41 Mario's Game Gallery

In my opinion, Go Fish is stupidly dumb. If Mario runs out of cards, he will then snatch your lot and win the game easily. That is no fun! No wonder everybody made videos entitled Mario cheats at go fish

Not bad or good. Kinda boring.
Kinda stupid about Mario playing Chess, Go Fish, etc.
I'll give it credit for it to be the first game you hear Marios voice

At least this was the first time we got to see Charles Martinent voicing Mario

Princess Daisy & Pauline both were supposed to be in this overall great game, not Princess Peach (despite not being as bad in this game).

42 Super Mario 3D Land

This was my first 3DS game. And I loved it. Sure, the worlds are really cliche, but it's a really fun game overall. - Gametoon

Just isn't interesting and doesn't add anything new to the series - myusernameisthis

This game was disappointing. Sure, it's 3D, but you get bored easily after two worlds. - RosalinaX

What? It may not be that creative, but I enjoyed it a lot - darthvadern

43 Mario Strikers Charged

Underrated game - Randomator

Say what now?! This game is the best game


The Mario Strikers series could've taken place in British Columbia where Next Level Games actually is. & why was Super Mario Spikers discontinued?

44 Mario Kart 64

2 words. RUBBER. BANDING. - Mattblue66

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

Better than Super Mario Kart and Super Circuit but compared to everything from double Dash onwards it’s pretty much the best worst Mario Kart - Randomator

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.

45 Wario World

Not Mario game - Silence4101

This actualy fub but for me its 5/10.

My sec. Favorite. Mario game,but its pretty bad.

I hate Wario but warioware is worse than this. Anyone rember when Ashley said “I have granted kids to hell”?

46 New Super Mario Bros

This is a very fun game. - Userguy44

This is basically the same thing as Super Mario Bros Wii. The 3DS version sucked because you couldn't play with other people and it just got boring after a while. - RosalinaX

Honestly my least favorite of the nsmb games. - myusernameisthis

This game is awful. It’s super easy, the music is bad, and this game has 0 creativity. The story is just Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser again, and the bosses are even lamer than the Koopalings. One boss is just a giant Goomba, one is a gray Lakitu, and one is a giant Pirhana Plant.

47 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Bastard! Hitler and Sonic Olympic games again... Sonic will be tortured again... by Hitler (*cries*) - AldoFitrian

We're Sick Of This - VideoGamefan5

I think people hate this because Rosalina is in this? - ParkerFang

Cliche trash - DCfnaf

48 Paper Mario: Color Splash

I hate Huey.

Worse than hotel Mario? Nothing is worse than hotel Mario

I think this game is underrated, and I will fight you on this opinion. - GengarGuy

Worse than hotel Mario? Man, people have weird opinions

49 Paper Mario

You gotta be kidding me. How the heck is this game on this list? This game was the epitome of fun on the Nintendo 64 and virtual console.

I don't want to raise a finger of objection, but let's look at this game with a bit of critique. First of, the gameplay is always important. And given this was Mario's second coming into the RPG genre, the story needed to be kept simple for new gamers. Unfortunately, that does not excuse poor writing. And its boss fights aren't that creative either. Very minor nitpicks, but it's worth noticing.

Why the heck is this game on the list?!?! This game is amazing! Take this off! - Aaa2

Super Mario 64 was the epitome of fun on the Nintendo 64 & Virtual Console & so was good ol' Mario Kart 64 (unquestionably the best Mario game) but Paper Mario? Although Paper Mario is a good old game (which Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door & Paper Mario: Sticker Star aren't), Super Paper Mario is the BEST Mario RPG ever tying with Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars.

50 Mario Kart: Double Dash

This one sucks. It introduced nothing except a 2 player gimmick that was never seen later. This should be higher, and anyone who loves it should learn to respect other people's opinions about it.

One of the best - Randomator

The controls are terrible, but other than that this one's awesome - darthvadern

Anyone who hates this game deserves a chance to die! Take it off this list!

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