Bowser Named Best Game Villain Of All Time By Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2013

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Today, Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, announce the Top 50 Video Game Villains of All Time as voted for by over 5,000 of their readers. The list, which is revealed in its entirety in the new Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition book, sees the iconic Bowser from Nintendo’s long-running Mario franchise crowned king, with Portal’s GLaDOS beaten into runner up spot.

Bowser, from one of the most iconic and best-selling video game franchises of all time, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985) landed top spot with over 20% of the vote. Mario’s arch enemy is nothing if not persistent: few enemies would attempt to kidnap the same princess twice, let alone eight times during the past 28 years! It seems his malevolent persistence has paid off with the ‘King of Koopas’ becoming the king of the videogame villains.


92 thoughts on “Bowser Named Best Game Villain Of All Time By Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2013”

    1. Bowser is a pos villain compared to great and manly ones like Eddy Raja. Bowser is a joke that cannot achieve his goals. What a pathetic villain. HAHAHAHAHA
      ~THE REAL Bill~

        1. Obviously, you do not play manly games like Uncharted. Instead, you play early childhood Mario and gay anime RPGS.
          ~THE REAL Bill~

          1. lol Will you fucking stop whining about Mario and Nintendo’s franchises by saying “Oh it’s so childish!” like a queer.

          2. In terms of Sony games, I have been too preoccupied with God of War, Twisted Metal, and Killzone on my PS3 lately. I’ll try out this Uncharted to see if it’s good as the above. ;)

            1. Lol material. I think I got the trolls on here figured out; this comments section is where the unfunny fail trolls come to die XD its like they can’t get any good gigs so they can only get away with failing at trolling a little Nintendo news site :p

          3. Are you really a woman or something? You are too persistent with your “manly” comments which makes me believe you are either a woman and are just trying to get a rise out of people or you have some issues which may be curable with the right medicine. Either way, I am sorry to see you embarrass yourself so consistently.

            1. I know!! Does he/she think every gamer is a man?? Lol if its so concerned about manliness, then maybe it should go watch some football or pump some iron at the gym lol :p

          4. ganon vs pussy from uncharted i dont care if you like nintendo, ganon is a lot more threatning evil villiain than pussy eddy raja id like to see that pussy touch ganon

          5. seriously. heres what you sound like- ‘oh im so manly because i play videogames with realistic graphics whawhawha…’

        1. Dr. Robotnic did in that old Sonic cartoon o_o

          But that’s just a cartoon and far from cannon to the games XD

      1. I dont about you but its manly enough to take a beat down (Mario beating Bowser) and keep coming back for more. Never Back Down :)

    1. I loved the one in NSMBU, it was epic!

      !!SPOILER ALERT!!
      At first, when I won the classic Super Mario Bros. fight, I was like: “Is that it? Was that the last boss? O_o” Then, he came back and killed me like 40-70 times!!! :O

      1. All of the NSMB games have final battles like that. Only complete retards would actually think that fighting him once was enough.
        ~THE REAL Bill~

      2. Yeah that battle with bowser in nsmbu was real good. I died a lot also ahhaa. I just don’t know what they were thinking in nsmb2.

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    1. Yeah, I agree. I think they chose browser because of how iconic the character is. I mean, he is the most well known.

    1. I mean seriously, Ganondorf, Dracula, Ridley, Big Boss/The Boss/Revolver Ocelot/Liquid Snake, Sephiroth, Albert Wesker, bunch of PC only users bigging up Valve for no reason -.- i only like Portal and Half Life.

  2. Its not a Surprise. He’s an AMAZING game character. Love Mario Bros, cant wait for all the amazing upcoming titles!

  3. Nintendo keeps winning. Even their game Villains dominate. I see a Bowser video game in the works. Plot :

    Wario and Waluigi overthrow King Cooper in a Coup and banish his Cooperlings to a far far away galaxy. Bowser has no choice but to seek Luigi’s help. Mario is of on vacation to Zimbabwe on Safari, or Hawaii :).

      1. They should!! I personally want another Okami for the WiiU. Did anyone else REALLY enjoy the original Okami? I love that game XD

  4. Okay seriously? I don’t mind him being in the Top 50, but seriously? Number one?! As a hardcore Mario fan, I don’t like Bowser, he’s so bland, so boring, he’s not that threatening, and in most games he’s so easy to defeat, even as a final boss!

    1. Well if we compare him with Ganon we can say that Ganon is much cooler and darker than Bowser. But Bowser must be one of the strongest if not the strongest villain around. He has never been stabbed in the forehead but he survived an exploding star and a lot of more things, he is boring agreed (well in paper Mario bowser was one tuff bastard) but bowser is the only villain Mario can defeat and not finish of. And Mario has had much stronger enemies.

  5. Oh,come on. The Daleks are much better villains. And before anyone says anything,they have appeared in 7 games so far. Dalek Attack,Destiny of the Doctor, Doctor Who Top Trumps,Doctor Who Evacuation Earth,Doctor Who Return to Earth,the Adventure games and the Eternity clock.

  6. First of all, is stupid that Guinness use democracy for this thing, after all this was what let to CoD: BO to be the best ending/story/twist of video game history a year ago. This thing should be do it by a group of professional in the matter.

    Second: Bowser have not only have been kidnapped a princess this 28 years only, he have invaded countless kingdom, commanding his army against smithy, playing with power full magical artifact to dominate the world and realities and don´t forget that time he actually gaining control of a galaxy and that ultimate in the destruction of time and space in the biggest black hole in the universe ended up in the destruccion and reconstruction of all.

    How many villains can boast a resume like that and still stay in business? Only One

  7. I guess Bowser found the best strategy to evil
    Step 1: Take Princess to castle and lock her.
    Step 2: Put your children into battle
    If Mario somehow defeats me at it, do it again, and again, and again.

    1. peach raises bowsers children, koopa jr isnt lieing about mama peach, youd think mario would notice the same thing going on the past 100 years, on nsmbu peach just sits there and lets bowser take her, she doesnt even try to get away, mario doesnt see it while peach is cheating on mario

    1. It’s not really about how badass he is, but more about how iconic and well known he is. Mean, everyone knows about Browser! :D

  8. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose

  9. A further issue is that video games are generally serious anyway with the main focus on mastering rather than enjoyment. Although, it comes with an entertainment element to keep your kids engaged, every single game is generally designed to work with a specific skill set or area, such as math concepts or scientific discipline. Thanks for your posting

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  11. Why are the Joker and Darth Vader in that list? It’s a list of VIDEO GAME villains!! And why aren’t Nefarious and Raul Menendez on that list?!

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