Which Mario games do you not like?

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Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by happyguy151 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:42 am

There are countless lists online of bad Sonic games, main series games and spinoffs people hate (Sonic Shuffle, 06, Riders etc) so I'm wondering which Mario main games and spinoffs people don't like.
These are the games I personally don't like very much.

1) Mario Party 5, 6, 7, 8, Advance and DS
I thought the Mario Party games on the N64 were ok when the idea was original. Mario Party 4 was alright on the Gamecube, but by the time it reached number 5 I really got bored the series.
I didn't really enjoy the DS version either but I think the worst one was the GBA version.

2) Super Mario Ball (GBA)
Looks nice but frustrating gameplay and bad table design really let this down.

3) Mario Is Missing/Mario's Time Machine (NES/SNES)
2 educational titles with very dull gameplay.

4) Mario Paint (SNES)
Basic drawing/painting game that amused me for about an hour before I turned it off.

5) Dancing Stage Mario Mix (GC)
Too easy, short story mode and some of the tracks are not very good, seriously twinkle twinkle little star??

6)Mario Clash/ Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy)
Very basic platformer and sport's games with added bonus of a blistering migraine after 20 minutes! Thanks Nintendo!

7) Mario Superstar Baseball (GC)
For me the worst Mario sports title, just feels very dull to play compared to the Tennis and Smash Football series.

8)Mario and Wario (SNES)
Very strange puzzle game, only released in Japan. Not surprising.

9) Mario Picross (GB)
Annoying GB puzzle game, give me Tetris any day.

10) Wario's Woods (NES/SNES)
Average puzzle game, okay but gets dull very quickly.

11) Mario Slam Basketbal (DS)
Frustrating AI, flawed controls

12) Yoshi's Safari (SNES)
Basic game played with the awful unreliable Super Scope.

13) Mario and Yoshi/ Yoshi's Cookie (GB, NES)
2 basic puzzle games that get boring very fast.

14) Yosh's Universal Gravitation (GBA)
Very repetitive and short game.

15) Yoshi Touch And Go (DS)
Feels like a tech demo, very short and repetitive.

16) Mario Vs Donkey Kong series (GBA/DS)
I could never get into these games, just feels like something is lacking from them.

17) Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
For me the worst 3D Mario title. I hated the water mechanic, the camera at times was awful and it just didn't feel as fun as the other 3D Mario's. A huge dissapointment.

18) Super Princess Peach (DS)
Way too easy and simple and lacked the genious level design of the 2D Mario games.

The Mario games I do like are the main platformer series (1-3, World, Lost Levels, Land 1-3, 64, New Super Mario Bros, Galaxy 1-2) The Mario Kart series, All the Mario RPG's and some of the sports titles (Mario and Sonic Olympics, Mario Golf/Tennis and Mario Smash Football Wii versiion)

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by Hans Zarkov » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:12 am

Mario Kart Wii is a massive pile of donkey balls.
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by STranger81 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:25 am

happyguy151 wrote: 13) Mario and Yoshi/(GB, NES)
basic puzzle game that get boring very fast.
Agree with most of the above except for this. Always enjoyed this game. Hardly Tetris standard but a decent game.

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by Skull Commander » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:54 am

I got a few I don't get on with. Firsty I hate 3D platform games, so I don't enjoy Mario 64, Sunshine Galaxy etc. I appreciate they are well designed and look great, but they just are not for me.

I don't really like the Mario Party games due to their turgid pace, and like the above poster I really didn't get on with Mario Kart Wii.

Most of the other stuff I enjoy, but especially the platformers up to and including the Snes.

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by Rayne » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:30 am

Of the games I've played:

Mario Kart Wii - The Elastic Banding is just horrendous, there's no point in even bloody trying to win at this :?

Mario vs Donkey Kong March of the Minis - It was a good puzzle game but I hate puzzle games :I

Mario Party 6 & 8 - Slow as treacle and as interesting as drywall.
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Post by ShadowMan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:40 am

The only one I could never get on with dissapointingly was Yoshi's Island DS. I tried to like the game but to me it just felt souless. It looked great but the level design just did nothing for me. I did enjoy the middle of the game (where you get Wario) but he only stuck around for a couple of levels before he was gone again and I went back to completing the game for the sake of completing it and not enjoying it.
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by The Angry Jock » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:51 am

The two most disappointing games for me were:

Super Mario Sunshine. Not as accessable as the other games and AFAIK it's impossible to finish, this ruined it for me.

Luigi's Mansion. Good showcase for graphics at the time but it's way too short and King Boo is the most annoying boss in any game ever. I couldn't beat him, had to turn off the machine after battling for 2 hours straight!
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by DPrinny » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:52 am

Ill just do the ones with "Mario" in the title as there will be loads of scrolling if I did every game with that fat one in

Mario brothers.
That multi player one with the pipes

Super Mario brothers
The NES one. Its gotten unlikable. Due toi the amount of times I have seen it


Mario 64
Played it. hated it.

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by felgekarp » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:03 am

Wii Mario Kart, Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy did nothing to hold my interest.
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Post by speedlolita » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:37 am

felgekarp wrote:Wii Mario Kart, Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy did nothing to hold my interest.
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Opinions eh? :shock:

Er, I never really like Mario Party other than that no real complaints.
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by MikeFishcake » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:43 am

Super Paper Mario on the Wii was a big disappointment for me - I read good reviews of it and thought I'd give it a go. Found it quite boring. Thankfully, Galaxy came out not long after so I got a £20 part-ex for paper mario from Game (and I'd bought paper mario for £21 inc P&P from ebay, so I only effectively wasted £1 :D)

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by the_hawk » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:34 am

These ones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ma ... es_by_year

(Well except Dr Mario & Mario Golf on the GBA)
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by FooAtari » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 am

I would say the only games I actually like are the Mario Kart games. Great fun.

As for everything else, well could just never get into Mario. I see the brilliance in the platformers but the charachter, game world etc etc just doesn't do it for me.

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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by flying_delorean81 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:51 pm

Super Mario Bros 2 for me... never could get excited about weed pulling.

I also never liked Mario 64. Never played it until a couple of years ago, so by the time I did experience it, it just seemed really dated and not like the Mario games I love
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Re: Which Mario games do you not like?

Post by nokgod » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:23 pm

flying_delorean81 wrote:Super Mario Bros 2 for me... never could get excited about weed pulling.
heh, you just saved me writing that.
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