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, and a princess not as nearly annoying as peach, great plots, it's the legend of zelda!

The Top Ten

1 Ocarina of Time is the best Nintendo game ever

My favorite is super Mario galaxy 2, but this The Legend Of Zelda: ocarina of Time is also an amazing Video Game as well! PERFECT! IN MY OPINION! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I guess Super Mario Galaxy doesn't exist. That's the best game in my opinion - ParkerFang

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

One game doesn't make it better. - Pokemonfan10

V 18 Comments
2 Not as many annoying characters

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

I agree with Hammer Bros and maybe Toad and Waluigi, perhaps Birdo, but why Wario and Peach? - Qryzx

What about Navi and Tingle?

Did you forget about Navi? Oh ya, I remembered, SHE DIED AT THE END OF THE GAME> - RosalinaX

One word, Navi. - Qryzx

3 The legend of Zelda has a different plot every game

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

Its fresh, but Mario's plot sucks.

Mario has very little variety in the plot. I like how you do different things to find the triforce in the zelda series

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

V 2 Comments
4 The games are simple but not easy

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

I disagree with this one

Um, In my opinion theyr'e both hard. - RosalinaX

That’s what those big rule books are for dumb-dumb! Get it at Target buddy!

5 You get to ride a horse

I'm a huge Zelda fan but in Mario you get to ride a dinosaur

What's a dinosaur compared to a horse? Yoshi has a long tongue he can use to gobble up his enemies. Can a horse do that? No.

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

I think it's funny how here everybody's just discussing how bad a horse is compared to Yoshi. - Marxcute19

V 5 Comments
6 Better boss fights.

Yeah, in Mario games to kill Bowser by touching a button or an axe. But in ocarina of time, u get to play ping pong with a sword or an EMPTY BOTTLE! Ah, the hilarity

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

Bowserś fights aren't always on a bridge - HeavyDonkeyKong

The boss fights aren’t just three hits dead they take longer and require items from the dungeon usually to defeat but in MARIO it’s just hop hop hop dead

V 1 Comment
7 There are more possibilities

Big worlds, side quests, great stuff! - DapperPickle

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

8 Ganondorf is much more evil than bowser

Much more bad-ass looking too. - DapperPickle

All Bowser cares about is the princess. Why?

Bowser nearly succeeded in taking over the Universe, while when I think of Ganondorf, I picture him taking over Hyrule. - Qryzx

Ganon is my favorite Nintendo villain: period. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

V 4 Comments
9 All the 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

10 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.

Fire Flower and Feather are actually near broken, especially the Feather. - Qryzx

The Newcomers

? That sense of wonder in the world

The Contenders

11 Zelda is not as annoying as Peach

We can all agree on this one, though. - DapperPickle

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

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! - AdamAlkynian

Yeah. I agree,too. I mean, Peach gives out cake, which is bad for you. Zelda has cool weapons to fight with. Peach has a pan which remind of me of reponzel.

We obviously don't think about health when Peach giving cake is mentioned... - Qryzx

V 7 Comments
12 Better graphics

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

Mario kart 8? - HeavyDonkeyKong

13 Better fight mechanics
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 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! "

And his Koopa Clown Car?

Bowser: just have to destroy the bridge. That’s it.
Ganondorf: EXTREMELY intense, fresh, and rewarding fights. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

16 Link is a greater and better hero than 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! - DapperPickle

I think there both equal just saying my opinion oh are you a game theory fanboy

Mario has saved the universe twice. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Mario’s just a fatass. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

V 4 Comments
17 The characters are very memorable

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

This just has more named characters in general, so I take this one with a grain of salt. - AdamAlkynian

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

The most memorable from botw is impa for me

18 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. - RosalinaX

Play breath of the wild. its definitely dark. and awesome. - HeavyDonkeyKong

19 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 am to young to zelda

I beat Zelda BoTW in 95 hours. It took me 9 to beat Odyssey.

I beat 3D land in a single sitting. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

V 1 Comment
20 The music is so much cooler

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! - AnnaO

Actually Mario games have really great music. There is even one game that I like the music so much that I play it while I’m doing homework, in my free time, or even on my bus. It is a very hated game but I like it a lot. The game is Paper Mario Color Splash. It has amazing 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?

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

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

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

Wand of Gamelon is pure garbage. - Drawbox

This is too much - RosalinaX

V 2 Comments
22 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario has beaten some pretty badass monsters though. - HeavyDonkeyKong


23 Link is cooler than Mario

Mario has gone head to head with super dimentio. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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 more open world
25 The overall timeline makes sense

Actually, it is very confusing. - Skullkid755

At least there is a timeline

26 Link is handsome

Ok this is a good one

27 It's not childish

Mario games and Loz games are not meant to be childish at all. They’re for all ages.

28 Mario is not tall

That dumb not matter dumb apple

29 More replay value
30 Most of the Mario games aren't even adventures

Well SMB 2 was a dream and SMB 64 could of been a movie

31 Mario has slavery

All the toads, turtles and gombas are all basically slaves,

32 Mario gets too much praise

I could go on forever about how much better zelda is than mario. Seriously guys, mario hardly deserves half of the praise it gets.

33 More variety

You only really need to buy one 2D mario game and one 3D Mario game and then you've just as well played all of them. They all have the same plot, whereas zelda games actually have different plots (at least the levels change)

34 Better views

Look at the sunset, stare at a fire! This is actually realistic without mushrooms that make you grow for the Mario fatty!

BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Top 10 Reasons Why Breadwinners Is Better Super Mario Bros Top Ten Ways the Legend of Zelda is Better Than Minecraft Top Ten Reasons Why the Legend of Zelda Sucks Top Ten Reasons Why Nintendo Should Create a Legend of Zelda Movie Top Ten Legend of Zelda and Mario Games

List Stats

200 votes
35 listings
3 years, 363 days old

Top Remixes

1. All the things you can do in the game
2. Badass powers and items
3. Better boss fights.
1. Ocarina of Time is the best Nintendo game ever
2. Not as many annoying characters
3. The games are simple but not easy


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.