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The Worst Mario Games of All Time 

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Updated September 23, 2019 6.7k votes 555 voters 12.1k views 50 items

List Rules Any game where Mario is a prominent character qualifies for this list.

The red plumber has provided us with a lot of entertainment over the years, but there's no denying that the worst Mario games are some of the most dull and boring video game experiences of all time. It's not often that a bad Mario game comes out, but when it does, it's disappointing to see such an icon of gaming get dragged through the mud.

Do any awful Mario games immediately come to mind? Mario Is Missing! for the SNES is easily one of the worst Mario games ever made.  This educational game has the player control Luigi after Mario is captured in Bowser's Antarctic Castle. Mario Teaches Typing is another horrible Mario game that almost no one remembers from the '90s, as is the dreadful Hotel Mario. Out of all Mario games, others that often get hated on are Mario Clash, Mario Party 9, and New Super Mario Bros 2.

Vote up the terrible Mario games on this list that you feel deserve to be called the worst of all time. If you disagree with a game being bad, downvote it so it falls to the bottom.

 

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Mario Is Missing! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Mindscape Group)

Genres (Video game): Educational game, Adventure

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Mario's Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario's Time Machine
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Hotel Mario is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Fantasy Factory)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Action game, Strategy video game

Hotel Mario is a computer puzzle game developed by Fantasy Factory and published by Philips Interactive Media and Nintendo for the Philips CD-i in 1994. The primary character of the game is ...more
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Mario Teaches Typing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1991 (Interplay Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Educational game

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Mario's Early Years: Pre... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
teeterboy added Released: 1993 (Mindscape Group)

Genres (Video game): Educational game

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Mario Clash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (Nintendo Research & Development 1)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mario Clash is a game produced by Nintendo in 1995 for the Virtual Boy. It is the first stereoscopic 3D Mario game, and a 3D reimagining of the original Mario Bros. game. Reception for the game ...more
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Mario Party Advance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Hudson Soft)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Party game

Mario Party Advance is a game in the Mario Party series and the only Mario Party title for the Game Boy Advance, released by Nintendo. It differs from other titles in the series in that the game ...more
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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smas... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
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Mario's Picross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (Jupiter Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Strategy video game

Mario's Picross is the first in a series of Mario themed Picross titles released in the 1990s. It is a collection of nonogram logic puzzles involving a grid with numbers for every row and ...more
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Paper Mario: Sticker Sta... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
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Yoshi's Safari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Light gun, Shoot 'em up, Light gun shooter, Rail shooter

Yoshi's Safari, known in Japan as Yoshi no Road Hunting is a video game made for the Super NES in 1993. Yoshi's Safari takes advantage of the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 capability, which allows ...more
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Super Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

Super Princess Peach is a platform video game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It was released in Japan in October 2005, the United States in February 2006, ...more
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Mario Party 10 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario Party 10
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Mario And Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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Mario Kart Arcade GP is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game

Mario Kart Arcade GP is an arcade-only iteration of Nintendo's Mario Kart series, developed by Namco. Designed for the Triforce arcade board, players can race as one of eleven characters on ...more
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Super Mario Bros.: The L... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1986 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Platform game

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a 1986 side-scrolling, platformer action game developed and published by Nintendo as the sequel to the 1985 Super Mario Bros. The games are similar in style ...more

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Mario Party 9 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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Mario Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Camelot Software Planning)

Genres (Video game): Golf, Action game, Sports game, Role-playing video game

Mario Golf is a sports game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. In the game, Mario, his friends, and his enemies play golf on a variety ...more
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Mario & Sonic at the... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2009 (Sonic Team)

Genres (Video game): Winter sport, Sports game

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a 2009 sports and party game developed by Sega. It was published by Nintendo for Japan and by Sega for North America and Europe. The game is ...more
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Mario & Sonic at the... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2011 (Sega Sports R&D)

Genres (Video game): Track and field athletics, Sports game

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a 2011 sports and party game developed by Sega Japan. It was published by Nintendo in Japan and by Sega in all other regions. The game is ...more
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Mario & Sonic at the... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Sega Sports R&D)

Genres (Video game): Sports game

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, is a crossover sports and party game developed by the Sega Sports R&D Department of Sega Japan. It was published by Nintendo for Japan and by Sega for ...more
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Wario Land: Super Mario ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is a platform game developed by Nintendo for the Game Boy in 1994. It is the first video game to feature Wario as both a playable character and the main character, ...more
23
Mario & Luigi: Paper... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
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Mario Superstar Baseball... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Now Production)

Genres (Video game): Baseball, Sports game

Mario Superstar Baseball, known in Japan as Super Mario Stadium Miracle Baseball is a sports game that was developed by Namco and NOW Production and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo ...more
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Mario Golf: Toadstool To... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (Camelot Software Planning)

Genres (Video game): Sports game

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, known in Japan as Mario Golf: Family Tour, is a 2003 sports game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the ...more