The games were--
World Sports Competition
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
I bought the first two because I already had one classic controller and 4 gamecube controllers and wanted to be able to play 5 player games. (I didn't buy Bomberman since I already have Jetters.)
Perhaps they will grow on me. Sonic is probably a good game--haven't played it much yet (has anyone noticed that Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a very similar game to Sonic?)
Note all three get good reviews. In fact, the two 5-player games were the best reviewed of all the 5-player games except Bomberman.
I had bought Super Mario Bros. previously and absolutely love it....