Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic Is Better Than Mario

Here are some reasons why our speedy anthropomorphic hedgehog is cooler than the fat plumber.

The Top Ten

1 Sonic saves animals, Mario KILLS animals

Sonic frees animals from a capsule from the classic sonic games. Also, in lost world. Mario kills a whole bunch of turtle enemies including Bowser in a really lame way for example falling for that trapdoor instant kill.

Think: Sonic jumps on badniks to FREE the animals. Mario jumps on hypnotized goombas and KILLS them.

I am willing to bet that the reason they attack Mario is because they heard he is evil, so they try to attack him and get rid of this psycho man forever. Sonic, we already know that he eats chili dogs, but only because they have not been dead by him or anyone else, or he doesn't know that. Either way makes Sonic Lost World a GENUS game to play.

What about this when I jump on yoshi, he doesn't die, and lets see oh yeah they are mind controlled, you guys are idiots

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2 Blue is better than red

How does this make sonic better than Mario? - nintendofan126

Mario may have blue trousers, but he's more known for his red hat. Sonic's shoes are red, but he's more known for his speed than his appearance.

So? Mario is much more awesome! Mario has a much better voice than Sonic.

Sorry for adding this. Back then the color red always made me feel angry, but blue made me happier as it's my favorite color.

Mario only could say let's go or Yahoo or it's a me Mario while sonic in the mondern games can talk like us

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3 Amy Rose is better than Princess Peach

PEACH SHOULD FOUGHT FOR herself, but no the useless character that she is. The many reason most Mario bros are 1/10 from me. They suck! Amy who isn't in smash only have to save her twice. She deserve to be in smash, but no. Whatever Mario been dead since 64!

Yes. Also, she worth saving she's not in smash bros. Peach you save her tons of time, but she's in smash its not worth it. She's terrible.

Even though Amy isn't exactly Sonic's "girlfriend", she has lots of things that Peach wouldn't even come close to having. Amy can defend herself, while Peach is always in need of saving (Damsel in Distress Cliche). Also, Amy's a joy to listen to because of her comical remarks in past games. Peach basically only says "Mario~! " and "Peachy~! ". To keep it brief, Amy is more of a character than Princess Peach Toadstool will ever be.

I agree because Amy rose can fight better than Peach.

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4 Sonic has a variety in plot, while Mario lacks that variety

Mario is just "SAVE THE PRINCESS! " in almost every single game. Can you be more creative, Nintendo?

Sonic, however, has had MANY MANY plots. From saving animals from an evil genius, to being stuck in time with his younger self! There's a lot of plots, but I'm too lazy to list them.

The Mario franchise's plot is actually an insult like Princess Peach, that aggressively annoying blond priss!

They are right. Sonic has lots of plots but Mario... Is all the same.

This is so true, even one of the least story Sonic games has more story than a average Mario game, example? Sonic 2 to new Super Mario bros DS - PampaZapp

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5 The girls seem to dress more modernly

This is interesting because sometimes when I see Peach and Daisy, I think Mario's old, but when I see the Sonic females, it makes me think Sonic is all new

No offense when I said Mario's old

So you expect a princess to be wearing a short dress, huh?

I don't know about that... I think that some sonic characters are oversexualized like rouge

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6 Mario only has one sibling whilst Sonic has more than one

You can see Sonic's siblings in the show, Sonic Underground. I don't know if Luigi jumps higher than Sonic. - bugger

Sonic doesn't have siblings and sonic underground was not canon

Sonic underground is not canon

Sonic has no sibling and why does that make it better.

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7 Sonic characters are actually fun

Mario characters often or mostly useless! Dreadful stupidity.

I like sonic more plus with Mario you can only be two people who can do the same thing but in sonic you can be three people that can do different things like knuckles is strong and he can glide and climb and tails can fly.

Sonic, Silver, and Shadow even Tails & Cream have better powers Then those Mario Characters! Mario has a stupid jumping ability while having other powers but one hit no more power, and Sonic is more adventurous.

Sonic' characters are hilarious. But all Mario's characters do is point and go "oohhh! " - Craftygeek

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8 Sonic has better music

Sonic has the best music in the entire franchise.

Much better soundtrack than Mario which recycles old music. In sonic there is always something

Sonic has the best music I have ever heard

That's opinionated. Super Mario Galaxy. - DCfnaf

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9 Sonic has a personality

I agree. Sonic has more personality than Mario. Mario is just soulless - Chaotixhero

He's really cocky, arrogant and at times really funny and entertaining. Mario is a silent protagonist. - smrpg1996

Mario is kind of like must-save-peach all the time. Too soulless.

This is actually a great reason since Mario is bland and tasteless when Sonic actually has a personality. - DCfnaf

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10 Eggman is better than Bowser

Bowser is a terrible excuse for a villain. What does he do with Peach when he kidnaps her? Play Checkers until Mario comes? You'd think after 34 years he'd come up with something new...

Eggman has an IQ of 300, and builds robots, and heck, would even control a creature of darkness that can control time! He uses animals as a power source for his robots. He's a great villain.

Do you know whats weird why did they make Bowser talk in super Mario sunshine I meanni don't mine that he talking but the Mario characters never talked which is unlike sonic the hedgehog that is

I wish the Mario characters talked instead of the Sonic characters.

I agree how Eggman is better than Bowser but I am a Mario Player but less Sonic Player because I only got a few of them. Eggman's voice and comedy beats up Bowser so as his fatness. I am still tasting Eggman's voice and and how tall his legs - bugger

I disagree. But both are good villains. - DCfnaf

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The Contenders

11 Sonic racing games are better than Mario racing games

So you're basing it off a game you haven't played you're doing a contest on a page made by sonic fans so of course it wins hover boards are just stupid Mario kart is better

Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing vs. Mario Kart Wii:
Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing wins!

Sonic sucks especially his racing games I played it for 10 seconds and got bored while in Mario kart you DO NOT just ride in go carts! Play Mario kart 8 you can hang glide,go under water, AND go UPSIDE-DOWN and the weapons are awesome if you took the time you can figure out how to avoid each and every weapon they made (yes a blue shell I've done it a 1000 times! )

Sorry, Mario Kart Wii wins this one. - mattstat716

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12 Mario is a copycat and idea thief

But unlike the coins, you keep the ring total over 100. And they can protect you from losing a life. Plus, your ring total at the end of each zone can be added to your score. And don't forget the lighting ring dash, which 1st appeared in SONIC ADVENTURE (1998-99).

Mario copied sonic 100 ring gets an extra life in Mario bros.

Mario's first game was in 1985 (1981 if you count Donkey Kong). Sonic's was in 1991. It was like that since the first Mario game. - smrpg1996

Mario Galaxy is a rip off of segments from Sonic Adventure and the cancelled Sonic extreme.

Sonic is a copycat because Mario came first

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13 Sonic has a way more interesting cast

Sonic cares about all his friends. Mario hits and sacrifices his dino friend in Super Mario World, Grabs his helpers and throws them in a pit of death, and he treats his brother Luigi like dog crap.

Yes. His friends are actually fun to play as in the games. Plus Luigi's the best Mario character, but nobody treats him any good. Mario abuses him, abandon him and even the toads whose more useless than peach abandon luigi.

Sonic is a speedy hedgehog who broke a speed record for fastest thing alive, tails is an engineering fox with 2 tails, and knuckles is an enchinda( Mario fans keep note of that word) who is the last of his kind, living on a island in the sky guarding the ultimate power, I could go on.

Every character is different which is great for a game. - spodermanfan1000

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14 Sonic saves the world. Mario saves a princess who hasn't learned to save herself

Sonic actually saves the world from disaster, while Mario just chases his girl. You'd think that she'd take self defense classes by now.


True, but Sonic also has saved time itself. THREE TIMES.

Sonic did more than Mario, went through different dimensions, went through time multiple times, fought all powerful monsters like bio-lizard and dark gaia, and other stuff that's better than Mario has - jay10

Should Peach be able to help herself now? Why is someone like her in smash if she can't save herself? In super princess peach, she helped fight browser with Mario, but then get kidnapped again, really peach? - jay10

Yeah, now there's something that comes up every, single, almost everyone says all the time time. Sorry for this weird wording, but its well, just think annoying in your head. Add pink, and feminism and girly princess. And what do you get? Toadstupid. Now think cool, awesome, stooky, and fun loving. Add blue and dancer, and modern and heroic. What do you get? Sonic the hedgehog with an attitude to match. He is the best of the best because people want to be like him and so they actually learn to defend themselves. But the Mario characters have to make people depend on them for themselves to be rich. While that's not exactly a bad thing, they are pretty dumb-dumb, which explains why some people might find them funny. Sonic is morally better though.

Why even put a princess in front of a world save the princess for later AND SAVE THE WORLD

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15 Sonic has better spin-offs

Shadow the Hedgehog actually is an award-winning game. Are you sure it sucks? Also, Luigi's Mansion is the only good spinoff of Mario that I could think of.

Mario kart ds is the worst racing game I've ever played! Shadow the hedghog and sa2b is nearly perfect sonic gamecube games.

Mario strikers my favorite mario spinoff.

Shadow the hedgehog Yep so kid game

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16 Mario's live action movie sucks

The animated movie of Sonic made in 1996 has him going against Metal Sonic, and it's plot was awesome. The acting was too.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show or the Super Mario Bros. movie where Princess Daisy is kidnapped by President Koopa?

Because I would give The Super Mario Bros. Super Show a 9.1 score and the Super Mario Bros. movie a 1.7 score.

The sonic the hedgehog movie was amazing and metal sonic was in it I liked every thing in the movie only put sonic and tails voice acting while the Mario movie was like do I have to explain

Has anyone noticed that Luigi was like the main character of the movie? Oh and the koopas look terrifying in the movie!

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17 Sonic's power-ups are far superior to Mario's

In Mario, you get a mushroom that makes you grow bigger, and a star that makes you invincible for 10 seconds.

In Sonic, you have boxes with the power-ups. There's shields (Defensive, Flame, Water, and Electric), Invincibility, and Speed Shoes. 'enough said.

Umm that is SO not true can sonic throw fire and ice balls out of his hand?! NO! Can sonic walk through walls (super Mario 64)? NO! Can sonic get a cap with wings to make him fly? NO! (even with tails the wing cap lasts longer) Can sonic turn to metal? NO! (metal sonic is a completely different character) can sonic turn huge and smash everything in sight? NO! I think I have made my point!

In Mario there is a awesome huge amount of power ups but Sonic has cooler ones, the shields are great, you can turn in a fire ball in mid air, bounce and breathe underwater and make rings come to you and perform a double jump, with the speed shoes you can reach incredible speeds. Not to mention SUPER FORMS where your speed multiplies, you are literally imortal and can jump very very high and invurnerable. If forms and super forms count then Sonic wins but if we don't then I got to say Mario. - PampaZapp

Okay, eating mushroom and getting big or flying short distances by becoming a Tanooki in Mario is fun, but being engulfed in stars as you gain super sonic speeds or invincibility and precede to plough through enemies, spin around in a loop, or break a wall is just a little more exciting.

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18 Sonic has better classic games than Mario

Compare the old Super Mario Bros. games to the Sonic games on the SEGA Genesis.

The old Super Mario games get a 7.5 at least and a 9.0 at most.

The SEGA Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games get an 8.0 at least and a 9.5 at most.

Sonic games are better then Mario games

Much better classic games, especially Sonic 2 (which gets an 8.4) on the Mega Drive & Knuckles' Chaotix (which also gets an 8.4). However, Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64 is one of the best games of all time and gets a 9.9.

I also forgot all of sonics wisp powers from my previous post sorry about that ;-) - Craftygeek

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19 Sonic has a better variety in friends and foes

Sonic has for allies:

A two-tailed fox, an echidna, 3 other hedgehogs, Wisps, woodland creatures, a cat, a rabbit, a chameleon, an alligator, a bee, and much more.

Mario has for allies:

His brother, a "toad" that looks like a mushroom, and a girl who always gets kidnapped.

Sonic's had for enemies:

An evil genius, a water creature, a lizard attached to a space colony, a genie, 6 deadly foes, 3 robot clones of himself, badniks, a GOD, a dark creature that was sealed within the planet, a dark creature that has the ability to erase time and space, and I could go on...

Mario's had for an enemy:

A turtle who breathes fire.

Did anyone forget another thing, sonic has more personality than Mario I mean lets face it Mario had little to no personality in the games

Yes his friends are actually good characters.

Ok sonics friends and foes are all different colors, species, and personallities. Marios friends and foes are either turtles, people, walking muffins, and a couple of other immature things.

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20 Sonic's had plenty of good TV shows

Mario, however... that's like trying to compare Uncle Grandpa to Dragon Ball Z.

For some reason, Super Show bores me to death!

I remember being completely disappointed by The Super Mario Bros. Super Show when I watched it for the first time in 2002. When I saw Sonic SATAM in 2008 for the first time, I was officially addicted. Not even coming close to SATAM, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show lost to SATAM in my opinion. The Mario anime wasn't bad (even though they were basically taking the story lines from fairy tales), but Sonic X (which is an anime) stole the show, despite the jacked-up "canon" it had. Frankly, all of Sonic's T.V. shows were much better than Mario's.

Totally agree, it isin't even a question. There is the fantastic Sonic SATAM, Sonic Underground, Sonic X and the... uh... "decent" Sonic boom. The Mario T.V. show is VERY boring, it isint bad but its very childish for my taste - PampaZapp

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Top Remixes

1. Sonic has a personality
2. Sonic has a way more interesting cast
3. Sonic has a variety in plot, while Mario lacks that variety
1. Sonic saves animals, Mario KILLS animals
2. Amy Rose is better than Princess Peach
3. Blue is better than red



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