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!

BOTW is fun unless...*whispers* GUARDIAN.
A beautiful tune,that also makes you feel yourself.

Of course duh Link is way way way better than that fat Plumber.

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

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...

Unless if you're talking about zelda. she don't respect npcs and link.

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

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

What about Navi and Tingle?

3 The Legend of Zelda has a different plot every game

Almost everyone of guys ignore the fact that There are also titles such as Super Mario 64 (and DS), Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy (1 & 2), Super Mario 3D World (where she was a playable character with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Rosalina because the Sprixies were the damsels in distress to save in this game), Super Mario 3D Land, and Super Mario Odyssey where you do much more than just save Peach. You guys also ignore how the stories often seem to take the back seat in favor of designing worlds and dungeons in the legend of zelda series.

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!

4 Better boss fights.

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

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.

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!

5 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

I disagree with this one

Um, In my opinion theyr'e both hard.

6 You get to ride a horse

But I think riding a dinosaur that does more stuff is better than riding a boring horse

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

You can ride a horse in Minecraft and RDR2 as well. I made my point here, good day.

LOL. That's definitely the reason I play Zelda. (Sarcasm intensifies.)

7 Ganondorf is much more evil than bowser

I disagree. Ganon wants revenge for when he was banished of Hyrule. Bowser wants to destroy everything without any reason.

Much more bad-ass looking too.

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.

8 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

9 There are more possibilities

Big worlds, side quests, great stuff!

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

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 Contenders

11 Zelda is not as annoying as Peach

We can all agree on this one, though.

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!

Both are helpful and yeah I prefer Zelda over Peach

12 Better fight mechanics

Mario: jump on enemies

Link: hookshot bow sword magic

you've never heard of the Mario and luigi games

13 Better graphics

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

Mario kart 8?


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

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 universe twice.

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

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

16 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.

17 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.

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

18 The characters are very memorable

I think Mario's characters are more known. And, Mario is a cartoony game. Zelda is not.

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

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

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

19 Mario is too easy

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

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

Botw: more than 700 hours to 100%
Mario odyssey: 4 days to 100%

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!

BotW main theme was performed by an orchestra.

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

The CDi games are among the worst games of all time. Need I say more?

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

Wand of Gamelon is pure garbage.

22 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario LITERALLY escaped a black hole and can survive fire by eating a Mushroom

Mario has beaten some pretty badass monsters though.


23 Link is cooler than Mario

Mario has gone head to head with super dimentio.

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 Link is handsome

Ok this is a good one

25 It's more open world
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