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

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.

And it sucks. I hate Most Mario and Zelda Games. I'll make a list reasons to hate Zelda Ocarina of Time.

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

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

2 Not as many annoying characters

Aren’t these two completly different games though? If you’re going to compare two games, at least have them be in the same genre

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

Navi
Tingle
The weird hat guy
The skyward sword person

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

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

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.

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

4 Better boss fights.

Most of these people have never played the 3D Mario games, This is mostly complaining about NSMB series so go play a 3D mario game for better bosses!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

You get to ride Yoshi the Dino in Mario titles though... Invalid point.

7 Ganondorf is much more evil than bowser

this is not true.
in wind waker ganondorf has motives that actually make sense. he cares about his people. bowser just wants to kidnap peach for no reason.
you can even find reasons why ganondorf is good.
I think he is still evil though
but not as evil as bowser.

Swap bowser with Ganondorf, you have a true statement. Bowser’s fleshed out, Ganondorf is a two dimensional clown. And bowser is much more badass looking and better than Ganondorf. And bowser could easily own Ganondorf in a fight. And don’t gimmie that holy weapons gibberish.

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

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

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!

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.

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11 Zelda is not as annoying as 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.

Peach has magic too, and why do people like using the "kidnapped" argument so much?

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

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.

12 Better fight mechanics

Mario: jump on enemies

Link: hookshot bow sword magic

you've never heard of the Mario and luigi games

Yup. Play BotW and see.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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! "

ganondorf could actually one shot bowser

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

And his Koopa Clown Car?

18 The characters are very memorable

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

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...

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

19 The music is so much cooler

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?

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.

20 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

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

Wand of Gamelon is pure garbage.

21 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario has beaten some pretty badass monsters though.

Do you EVER PLAYED LINK'S AWAKENING? That game proves Link is stronger than Mario. And that Mario's enemies are stompable.

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

whoever said mario could beat link of the gamer should be banned from the gamer

22 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)

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

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

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

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

Mario has gone head to head with super dimentio.

24 Link is handsome

Ok this is a good one

25 It's more open world
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