Top 8 Disturbing Cut Scenes From Game Over In Nintendo Games That Will Get Fans Moving

If you’ve addicted to classic Nintendo games of the past, chances are you’ve also come across some weird “Game Over” cutscenes. Cutscenes have been a part of video games since the beginning. It is not interactive but gives players valuable context.


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For those unaware, cutscenes are essentially game cutscenes true to their name. Such videos interrupt your gameplay to tell a concept. Developers can always choose to include enjoyable cutscenes. However, some Nintendo games feature cutscenes that may make fans uncomfortable.


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To trigger memories, we’re listing the best games, cited by Nintendo Unity on YouTube for featuring the scariest and saddest cutscenes ever.


A platform game from 1998, Banjo-Kazooie follows two protagonists, Banjo and Kazooie as they attempt to defeat a witch named Gruntilda. Failing the game will lead to an endgame cutscene where Gruntilda absorbs the beauty of Tooty, Banjo’s sister, and Tooty looks like a… dog.

Metroid Prime (2 and 3)

Metroid Prime 2 (available on Game Cube) and Metroid Prime 3 (available on Wii) are retro action-adventure games involving spaceships, numerous planets, and outer space. However, the games also feature sudden loud sounds that might startle gamers.

Also, the “Game Over” cutscenes are definitely not soothing, with the protagonist screaming as they die. The sound design is just incredibly weird!

Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

For a kid-centric adventure game, Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland features a pretty disturbing “Game Over” cutscene where Tingle dreams of money and women.

Luigi’s mansion

Another action-adventure GameLuigi’s Mansion, features Luigi as the protagonist who explores a haunted house in search of Mario while battling ghosts with a vacuum cleaner.

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While that sounds pretty fun, the beta version of the game featured a very creepy “Game Over” cutscene where Luigi appears to become a ghost himself.

Punch !! Wii

Punch !! Wii is a boxing game that features a sad cutscene if a player chooses to retire. Doc Louis, being Little Mac’s trainer, heaves a sad sigh as he leaves saying, “Good job, son… Good job.”

All Donkey Kong Classics

Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Country 3, and Donkey Kong 64 featured truly spooky sounding gameplay over cutscenes.

In fact, Donkey Kong Country 3 featured King K. Rool’s evil laugh for a few seconds.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (DX)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a 1993 action-adventure game that was hugely popular. However, the DX version of the game featured a very violent cutscene. If the player doesn’t pay for something he takes from the store, the shopkeeper unleashes his wrath. This led to Link paying an “ultimate price”.

Paper Mario: Splashes of Color


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If the player fails in this 2016 Mario 2D game, the enemies will suck Mario’s color which looks quite disturbing.

Although our list ends here, Nintendo Unity offers recordings of all of the cutscenes listed above, as well as others. You can watch their video below:


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Which Nintendo game do you think has the scariest or scariest play on the cutscene? Let us know in the comments!

Timothy C. Mayo