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Offline Megumin

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Worst Mario Powerups
« on: April 11, 2014 »
What are your least favorite powerups in the Mario series?

Mine are:

Rock Mushroom (Sloppy controls)
Goomba's Shoe (Lame)
Propeller Mushroom (Outclassed by Flying Squirrel Suit)
Spring Mushroom (Sloppy controls)
Gold Flower (OP)

Offline Eddy Charles Land

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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014 »
Mine are bee mushroom because of the red star
Mushroom because doesn't give any Power

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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014 »
How can you say Kuribo's shoe is lame? Its super dumb but that is what makes it awesome.
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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014 »
I don't know why, but I really seem to hate the Fire Flower. I think the reason for this is that the cape in SMW was so much better.

How can you say Kuribo's shoe is lame? Its super dumb but that is what makes it awesome.

Yeah, also you could walk over munchers without getting hurt.

The only other power-up I hate is the Gold Flower. It makes things super easy and removes any challenge.
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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014 »
Spring Mushroom literally has to be the worst thing Nintendo ever came up with in terms of Mario.


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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014 »
Spring Mushroom literally has to be the worst thing Nintendo ever came up with in terms of Mario.
Seconded

Power-ups like this one are very unappealing to me. It reminds me of the frog suit in SMB3. I don't care much for bouncy movement.

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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014 »
5. Spring Mushroom-Hard to control, and would be good if it could stop in place when you use it
4.Goomba Boot-Not really nothing special
3. Frog Suit-just make you swim faster and does no damage to enemies
2. P-Balloon-makes you float  :what: been there, done that
1.Super Flower-Honestly whenever I'm close up on a goomba in Super Mario Land I'm hoping to hit with this item but nooooooo it has to bounce  >:( :(
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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014 »
Mine are:

Rock Mushroom (Sloppy controls)
Goomba's Shoe (Lame)
Propeller Mushroom (Outclassed by Flying Squirrel Suit)
Spring Mushroom (Sloppy controls)
Gold Flower (OP)


I love all of these. :( I think the Spring Mushroom is the 2nd best power-up of all time (2nd only to the Cat Suit), with the other 4 all in the Top 10. For bad ones, I'd say the Wing Cap. It was very hard to control, especially in the N64 version.

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Re: Worst Mario Powerups
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014 »
....The Red Star in Super Mario Galaxy. Not because it's a bad powerup, but because you never get to actually use it to complete certain missions or whatnot, which makes me kinda disappointed.
The P-Balloon in Super Mario World. Not because of what the powerup does...It's when you get hit while you have it. You suddenly plummet. Too many a time in a SMW romhack have I seen that essentially cause instant death.
Also, I'm not sure if items in Paper Mario games count, but...the Dry Shroom heals only 1 HP, and since it's a Shroom, we can assume it was once a useful powerup.

As for other powerups...
I liked the idea of the Frog Suit, and it's still handy for big jumps, but the bouncing takes getting used to.
Propeller Suit gets that drill stomp which, IMO, was quite fun to use.
Kuribo's Shoe protects you from munchers. That alone, I'd say, makes it useful.
Rock Mushroom wasn't that hard to control (maybe I was used to rolling ball controls?)
And Spring Mushroom was at least an interesting idea for challenge.
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