Top Ten Reasons Why The Legend of Zelda is Better Than Super Mario Bros.

Seriously, Mario usually gets all the praise, but look at this. Stunning graphics, a princess not as nearly annoying as Peach, and great plots,... it's The Legend of Zelda!
The Top Ten
1 Ocarina of Time is the best Nintendo game ever

Trying not to fangirl, but it's hard! This game had great visuals for a game made in 1998 for the N64, and really brought the series into 3D. The plot was very interesting compared to ones before it, and the characters are very memorable and so is the music. This game is so good that even after 21 years of its release it's still high on the leaderboards for best game of all time and has younger people who weren't even around when the game existed flocking to stores to buy the 3DS version. Good job, Nintendo.

Good everything, extremely memorable, brings back the child in ya!

Take out the word Nintendo and then you have a true statement.

Ocarina of time = Smooth gameplay, amazing adventure all around fun
Super Mario Bros = can't you jump

2 Not as many annoying characters

Rose Gold Peach, five different baby versions of the adult characters, Metal Mario, 8 filler bosses, Dry Bones Bowser...

Birdo, toad, peach, Waluigi, Wario, Hammer bros...

3 Better boss fights

Ugh. I'm tired of the krapalings for every boss fight or an axe you have to hit to defeat Bowser. Mario bosses need more variety!

Mario bosses are often a matter of jump on their head 3 times to beat them.

Anyone who disagrees:
Go play breath of the wild. Come back.

Who disagrees probably doesn't play Zelda.

4 Has a different plot every game

I mean, in a way, SMB did pretty much save the gaming industry. It's very important, but that's the only thing that Mario beats Zelda with, aside from more successful marketing. Everything else about the Super Mario Bros games are basically bland and literally the same thing.

The mario rpg's are the only mario games with different (and good) stories, where zelda has excellent stories every single game.

Unlike Mario, Zelda has some amazing plots, but Mario just has to save the princess!

Mario's rps all have awesome and unique stories, despite peach always getting kidnapped, in my opinion.

5 Ganondorf is much more evil than bowser

Ganon is a better video game villain than Bowser because Ganon has more suitable goals, he is harder to defeat, and he has a better backstory than Bowser.

Ganon's goals are more suitable and realistic for a villain to have, while Bowser's goal relates more to his personal problems. Ganon's goal is also more dynamic, as it begins by him wanting to rule Hyrule and changes over time to him wanting to destroy Hyrule. Ganon has better motivation for his goal, too. While Bowser wants to marry Peach because he is lonely and wants a mother for the Koopalings, Ganon wants to rule Hyrule not only to gain power, but to get revenge on the Hylian race, who treated the Gerudo race poorly when he was king.

Others may argue that Bowser has a better personality, but he's more empathetic, and empathy has a positive connotation in contrast with villainy, which has a negative connotation. It makes Bowser seem like the type of villain whose thoughts and actions aren't completely dominated by ...more

Bowser kidnaps Peach because he want somebody to take care of his sons.

All Bowser cares about is the princess. Why?

Ganon is my favorite Nintendo villain: period.

6 You get to ride a horse

But a horse is faster than a dinosaur.

Like a cowboy warrior!

Whats a dinosaur compared to a horse who you can ride into battle

7 The games are simple but not easy

What I mean is, most levels are medium level of difficulty, but some, plain easy!

Its actually challenging, which is fun cause its just boring if it ends soon. it took me 5 months to finish BOTW

8 More things you can do in the game

You can ride a horse, swim deep, fight a boar who almost destroyed the world, meet a fairy, save a world beneath hyrule from a moon and you can get a motorcycle in BoT if you get DLC.

9 More badass powers and items

Link has the Ocarina of Time, magic powers, turn to a wolf, has the Triforce of Courage, and the Master Sword. Mario has a fire flower and a feather.

10 There are more possibilities

One time in SS, in Faron woods, I used a tree to get outside the border of the world. It was fun!

Big worlds, side quests, great stuff!

The Contenders
11 Better fight mechanics
12 Zelda is not as annoying as Peach

actually Zelda doesn't get kidnapped. Ganon is not trying to kidnap Zelda but he is trying to "kill" Zelda and take over Hyrule but Zelda is holding him back.
Also peach just stands in her cage doing nothing lol, but Zelda gives the bow of light and is holding Ganon back unlike peach.

Zelda has been consistently more helpful than Peach, and this is a different Zelda that is kidnapped by a different Ganondorf, while Peach is the same dumb royal heiress with the same, completely noticeable spiky shelled turtle dragon every time!

Peach gets more kidnapped than Zelda and she can use her powers like magic, transform into Sheik, use the triforce of wisdom, arrow and bow, and teleport just like in Smash.For Peach she only does is slap, use random items to attack and moveset with a lot of pink hearts and even waits for Mario to come and get rescued from Bowser.Zelda attacks way more better than Peach does.

Zelda gives you cool stuff like Light Arrows and the Ocarina of Time. Peach does nothing.

13 Better graphics

You can't deny this. Zelda has great graphics!

14 Better powers

Mario just runs around eating plant and shrooms and getting power.
Link runs around FINDING weapons, magic, and other items all over the world. Not to mention all the masks

15 Link is a greater and better hero than Mario

Link is better than Mario because Link is more heroic and he's better in smash. Pit is better than link. But at least link and pit aren't a 13,000lb fat ltalian like Mario.

Mario is A. Pain in the butt to his bro, but link has to put up with "listen! Listen! " and he doesn't snap!

Mario has saved the princess again. And again. And again. But Link has saved the world and even small places on the planet like Termina

Mario: Saves the Princess, a galaxy (dunno, never played.) and some weird people. Link: Saved the world more than 15 times.

16 Darker storyline

I could agree with this. But may I remind you that The Legend Of Zelda was supposed to be an adventure game with a slightly more fantasy and darker theme than Mario, so of course.

I agree that it has a darker storyline.

17 Bowser is weaker than Ganon

Bowser logic: "I'm going to keep fighting that fat plumber in the same way always leaving my weakness right behind me. There's no way he'll be able to jump over me like in the last 200 games! "

Dreamy Bowser: Am I a joke to you?

18 More memorable characters

Link, Zelda, Ganon, That elf guy, that fairy that says listen...

Midna, Sheik, Saria, King of red lions, Linebeck, Skull Kid, Tetra, Zant, and much more.

19 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario has beaten some pretty badass monsters though.

20 Mario is too easy

Way. Too. Easy. I beat Super Mario 3D World in less than an hour. :P Zelda, however... name one from the timeline series that you can beat under an hour. (unless you are just that good or that much of a hacker)

I beat 3D land in a single sitting.

YES I speed runed the original in 30 minutes so it's so easy. especially with all the new powerups in 3d world and other new mario games

True the only hard/troll Mario games are super Mario maker and Mario lost levels

21 The "worst" Zelda games are among the greatest games of all time

Wand of Gamelon is still better than any Mario game (excluding galaxy) after sunshine.

I am sure Zelda : The Wand of Gamelon could beat Super Mario Galaxy 2

22 Cooler music

Name a more iconic companion than, Navi, Epona, Tatl, I'll wait.
oh and in The Legend of Zelda there's the Fairy Fountains with soothing music, what does Mario have?

Yes! When I'm mad at everyone, I put on my headphones and listen to the Zelda music! I even have a playlist on spotify for Zelda songs!

23 Link is cooler than Mario

I mean, in a fight between a human plumber vs. an wolf-like, sword wielding, tons of items using badass, link would win. Also, Mario uses too many mushroom drugs. Also,#GameTheory

24 It's for a more mature audience
25 Link is handsome
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