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The Worst Mario Games of All Time

Updated September 23, 2019 9.5k votes 597 voters 12.8k views50 items

List RulesAny 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

    DeveloperMindscape Group, Radical Entertainment, Software Toolworks

    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
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    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
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    DeveloperFantasy 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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Teaches Typing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperInterplay Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Educational game

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    Mario's Early Years: Preschool is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperMindscape 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
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    DeveloperNintendo 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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Party Advance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperHudson 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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario's Picross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperJupiter Corporation, Jupiter

    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.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

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    Paper Mario: Sticker Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    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

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario And Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    Super Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Software Planning and Development, Tose Co., Ltd.

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Party 10 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    Mario Party 10

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    Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Le is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a 1986 side-scrolling, platformer action game developed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Mario Kart Arcade GP is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo, Namco

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    DeveloperCamelot 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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Party 9 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic G is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperSega Sports R&D, Sega

    Genres (Video game)Sports game

    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, is a crossover sports and party game developed by the Sega... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Research & Development 2, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Platform game, Action game, Adventure, Fighting game

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    Mario & Sonic at the London 20 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperSega Sports R&D, Sega

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic W is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time

    DeveloperSonic Team, Sega Sports R&D

    Genres (Video game)Winter sport, Sports game

    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a 2009 sports and party game developed by Sega.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Educational game, Painting, Non-game, Art game

    Mario Paint is a video game released in 1992 by Nintendo for use with the Super Famicom/SNES.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Mario Games of All Time
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    DeveloperNintendo

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    Mario Bros. is a platform game published and developed for arcades by Nintendo in 1983. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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