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

You are confused with Super Mario 64. And may I remind you that Super Mario 64 is the reason Orcarina of CRIME (BECUASE THAT GAME IS A NATIONAL CRIME COMPARED TO SUPER MARIO 64) exists

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

2 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

3 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...

Everyone in the entire Zelda franchise is an annoying piece of junk that should never have existed

The weird hat guy
The skyward sword person

4 Better boss fights.

Entirely based on the fact that every boss in the New Super Mario Bros. series is the Koopalings. Play a 3D Mario game, you'll enjoy them way more than the goddamn awful Zelda franchise

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

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!

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 You get to ride a horse

In Mario you ride a dinosaur that eats the enemies and gives you an extra hit point. Compared to that you just ride a regualir bland old horse that is as boring as the Zelda franchise is trash

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

6 The games are simple but not easy

Exactly what Mario games are. And they are good at their job. If it weren't for Mario Zelda would have bankrupt Nintendo. Thank God Mario exists

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

7 Ganondorf is much more evil than bowser

You are comparing both evil monsters who steal princesses. Ganodorf may have an evil 2nd form (which I only know from the Smash Bros. seires) but Bowser breaths fire and much more. Plus he poses a much bigger challenge when you look at Mario's build

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.

8 All the things you can do in the game

Again comparision with the New Super Mario Bros. series. Play Super Mario 64. It has more content than any Zelda game, including Orcarina of Time

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.

Super Mario Odyssey has more things to do than any Zelda game especially BOTW

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.

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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.

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

You think that just having an incredible sword is better than shooting fireballs, knocking out enemies with a tail, or ligite BECOMING INVINCIBLE! I think NOT

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 not only the princess in another castle, but the world (Paper Mario) and the entire goddamn UNIVERSE (Super Mario Galaxy games). Link does virtually NOTHING compared to what Mario does

Link has onl saved whereevr the hell he lives. Mario has not only saved the princess, but the world (Paper Mario series), and the entire godamn UNIVERSE (Super Paper Mario and the Super Mario Galaxy games). That makes Mario a greater person than Link will ever be

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!

16 Darker storyline

Main series Mario has lighter stories which are better than the stupid Zelda games. If you want a dark Mario game, play games like the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series.

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.

The Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi games have a way darker plot and they're Mario games. ZELDA SUCKS

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.

bowser is stronger in smash bros

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

The worst Mario games like Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Sunshine are universally are critically praised in every way. ALL ZELDA GAMES ARE FLAMING PILES OF TRASH. MARIO IS WAY BETTER

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?

20 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario can kick Links stupid butt in Smash. And he has thrown 300 ton turtles without even batting an eye. And Mario isn't held back by heath. You'll only run into an issue if you are small 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

21 Mario is too easy

Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels exists. And all Mario games have an addional layer of challenge. Zelda is the biggest snoosefest. MARIO RULES. ZELDA CAN DIE IN A HOLE. MARIO FOREVER

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

22 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.

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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