Top Ten Reasons Why the Legend of Zelda Is Better Than Super Mario Bros

DapperPickle
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

Breath of the wild is better

OOT is extremely overrated

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

Top ten reasons why Super Mario Bros is better than the legend of Zelda
1:saved gaming industry way before the legend of Zelda did
2:The legend of Zelda has more of the same plots than Mario
3:luma is better than Navi
4:Super Mario Bros mini-games are better than the legend of Zelda minigames
5:Zelda fans are nasty and whiny while the Mario fans (may be annoying too) but they are creative and mature
6:Yoshi is better and stronger than epona
7:Link just saves the same place while Mario doesn’t only save the mushroom kingdom but other places too
8:Mario is more better for kids
9:Mario can be worldwide than link can
10:Better Partners

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2 The Legend of Zelda 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. - yungstirjoey666

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

Sometimes the ghost houses in Mario feel like a Zelda dungeon

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

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3 Not as many annoying characters

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

One word, Navi. - Qryzx

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?

4 Better boss fights.

Yes

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

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! - RosalinaX

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!

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5 The games are simple but not easy

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

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!

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

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6 You get to ride a horse

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

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

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

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.

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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

Most easiest boss in Zelda faces of evil

Ganon is my favorite Nintendo villain: period. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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

Much more bad-ass looking too. - DapperPickle

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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 Contenders

11 Zelda is not as annoying as Peach

Princess Zelda gets kidnapped most of the time too.

Shes more prettier - princessMiAmore

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

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

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12 Better fight mechanics
13 Better graphics

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

Mario kart 8? - HeavyDonkeyKong

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

Can people just stop harrasing mario about how he's fat?

Well exuuuse me princess!

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

Mario is the main hero
Link is the um the? Archer? Mario's the better hero by 10000000 times infinity

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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. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

17 The characters are very memorable

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

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

The most memorable from botw is impa for me

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

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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

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

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

I am to young to zelda

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

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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.

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

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

This is too much - RosalinaX

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

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22 Link is stronger than Mario

Mario has beaten some pretty badass monsters though. - HeavyDonkeyKong

NO MARIO CAN KILL GOMBA AND A KOOPA ONLY BY STOMPING AND LINK WOULD NEED A SWORD AND A SHIELD(MAYBE BOW).

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 Link is handsome

Ok this is a good one

25 It's more open world
26 The overall timeline makes sense

Actually, it is very confusing. - Skullkid755

At least there is a timeline

27 It's not childish

What about wind waker

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 Better views

What

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

31 Cooler Side Quests

In Ocarina of Time, you can sell some masks and give the money back to the Happy Mask Salesman who will let you borrow the Mask of Truth if you sell the Keaton Mask, Skull Mask, Wood Mask, and Bunny Hood. The Mask of Truth is needed for another sidequest, you are trying to get those pea-shooter like things to give you something decent. If you stand in a certain spot in a certain underground place in the Lost Woods, the mini pea-shooters come out and then the big pea-shooter comes out and upgrades your Deku Nut stash. Try to beat that Mario, you still aren't as good as Link.

32 Most of the Mario games aren't even adventures

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

33 Mario has slavery

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

34 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.

35 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)

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