Total Nerd The Worst Mario Games of All Time  

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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. Other Mario games 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

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

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Mario Teaches Typing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

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Mario Clash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1995 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 10 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario Party 10

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Paper Mario: Sticker Star

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Mario Party Advance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2005 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's Picross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1995 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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Super Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2005 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 Golf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1999 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 Party 9 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

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Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Le... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1986 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 & Sonic at the Olympic G... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2007 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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Mario & Sonic at the London 20... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2011 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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Yoshi's Safari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1993 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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Mario And Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario And Yoshi

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Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2003 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

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

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Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1992 Mario Paint is a video game released in 1992 by Nintendo for use with the Super Famicom/SNES. It is packaged with the Super Famicom/SNES Mouse peripheral device and mouse pad.

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Mario Kart Arcade GP is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2005 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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Mario Superstar Baseball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
2005 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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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1994 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

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Yoshi's Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
1997 Yoshi's Story, released in Japan as Yoshi Story, is a side-scrolling platform game, published and developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was first released on December 21, 1997 in Japan; ...more