Mario's Time Machine is an edutainment game made by The Software Toolworks and Radical Entertainment for MS-DOS, NES, and SNES, released in 1993. Along with Mario is Missing!, this game is one of a series of Mario-themed educational games, called the Mario Discovery series.
Bowser has stolen various artifacts from the past using a time machine to stock his museum. As Mario, the player must return the artifacts back to their correct points of time.
Why It Sucks
(Note: NES and SNES versions only) Since this is an educational game, we'll go easy on it.
- Having to fill out a document with way too many options.
- Confusing time machine controls.
- In the NES version, if you put the artifact in the wrong period of time, you‘re forced to go back to the museum and fight the koopas (in a poor remake of the original Mario Bros. game) to recover the artifact.
- In the SNES version, Mario will go surfing to collect 10 tiny mushrooms within a time limit. Due to tedious controls, the minigame becomes a pain to sit through.
- The SNES version is extremely boring due to a lack of action-oriented gameplay that was at least present in the NES version.
- An ending which shows Bowser crying.