Ouch. MSNBC comes out swinging with Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link making the site’s Top 5 worst video game sequels list. The three other games on the list are Driv3r, Twisted Metal III, and Bomberman: Act Zero.
Maybe it’s just me, but I enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 2. Zelda 2 was okay, not great, but I wouldn’t put it in the top 5 worst sequels category. Again, ouch.
MSNBC’s rationale for putting the two games on the list is that Super Mario Bros. 2 “looked the part, but didn’t quite feel like you were playing a ‘Super Mario Bros’ game” and Zelda 2 went “too far in its effort to separate itself from the original.”