Unpopular opinions about the Mario series

Striker Mario Boogaloo

You're gonna need a pair of balls AND ovaries⚽
Pronouns
she/her
MarioWiki
Bazooka Mario
Galaxy 2's levels weren't what my sister and I were looking for. Galaxy 2 was generally a forgettable romp and it was stuffed with hallways and 2D segments. I don't see how its level design is "better" when it's otherwise such a rehash of the first one.
 

Shy Guy on Wheels

Dry Bowser
Pronouns
HE/HIM
If we're complaining about Super Mario Galaxy in the unpopular opinions thread, then I am posting my unpopular opinion that it really isn't that good. I don't know if it was just the level design, or the whole gravity gimmick, but I didn't enjoy most of the levels. I didn't even end up doing everything because I died while doing the purple coins on one of the levels and had to redo it all from the beginninf which is dumb and stupid. I played it back when I first got 3D All-Star, which was when it first came out, and that was in the middle of lockdown so I can't actually remember it too well, besides the fact it's objectively bad and you're a bad person for enjoying it.

Also Rosalina's Storybook felt really overhyped, and fairly shallow in the end. She's about as deep as every other Mario character (which is to say not very).

I'm also posting my other unpopular 3D Mario Opinion, which is on Super Mario 64 (which seems to be quite divisive, so perhaps this isn't actually unpopular). My stance is that while I agree the game is outdated, that doesn't necessarily make it a bad game, and I still greatly enjoy it (also DS is the better version). I've probably posted this before, but I'm posting it again for the new people, hopefully I've annoyed at least one of them with those opinions.
 

Striker Mario Boogaloo

You're gonna need a pair of balls AND ovaries⚽
Pronouns
she/her
MarioWiki
Bazooka Mario
Those nontimer purple coins were a really awfully executed 100 coin star retread. And the ones WITH a timer were also unforgivable linear railroads that if you miss like the 86th coin you die and start over.

I don't think the gravity gimmick is an overwhelming presence of Galaxy but it can get pretty irritating. Odyssey though was awful with it in the 2D segments where it actively impeded how you cross those circles.
 
Last edited:

zelen !!

actual spore creature
Pronouns
she/her
i liked galaxy but on one hand it wasnt as fun as odyssey (some of the levels were real annoying so i dont see myslef going to 100% it any time soon), and on the other hand it didnt have the worldbuilding and npcs that kept me coming back to sunshine. so ive struggled p bad to get back to playing more galaxy. the last few times i did it i wanted to try out and get a few stars, get frustrated on a comet or something and/or decide i dont want to do anything of the stars i can currently get, and then stop playing
it DOES have a spectacular soundtrack and graphics though
 

Striker Mario Boogaloo

You're gonna need a pair of balls AND ovaries⚽
Pronouns
she/her
MarioWiki
Bazooka Mario
Funny I never 100% Odyssey even though I like it way more than Galaxy, and my sister and I have 100% both Galaxies. We DID find the Luigi Galaxy thing all right since I could just play through the first Galaxy and then my sister plays the second, so we swap roles being the stunner thing.
 

Ray Trace

Friendly, outdoorsy, and subject to torture.
Wiki Administrator
Poll Committee
Pronouns
He/him
MarioWiki
Ray Trace
I really really really don't think Galaxy deserved all of the accolades it got. I wouldn't even say it's a masterpiece at all. It's just a really fun game and I would leave it at that, it's certainly not genre defining nor did it set any standards in the industry.
 

Mymy64

Goomba
Mario and Luigi Dream Team is the worst Mario and Luigi game
Luigi's mansion 3 is the weakest in the series(feeling like a bunch of DLC that was meant for Dark moon Stacked on Top of one another.)
Mandates for the Mario series do exist whether you accept it or not
Mario Odyssey is the most boring 3D Mario I played(And I played 3D land and World)
Bowser's Fury > Odyssey
Odyssey had one of the worst Bowser fights(And I fought Meowser)
The map in LM3 is only useful in Scarescraper or when you're hunting for Boo's and gems
The Vacuum block is one of the worst gimmicks in a Mario game.
As much as I didn't like Dark moon, it made far more improvements than 3
Not every Mario game needs to be Multiplayer focus
 

Xananab

Currently playing Paper Mario 1
I don't think Origami King is that funny. Maybe my sense of humor sucks but I hear people call it hilarious and I just don't see it. At least in terms of dialogue, because I think the visual humor is pretty good. Like Bowser being folded down into a tiny square, or some of the things that happen during cutscenes.
 
Top