10 Reasons Why Mario Is Better Than Sonic

The Top Ten

1 Without Mario There Would Be No Sonic

True because Sonic is in Sega and Mario is in Nintendo. But Sega stopped making consoles so Nintendo payed Sega for Sonic, or Sonic won't exist if Nintendo didn't pay for Sonic.

Sega just saw mario making bank and they were like " we should try that! let's just come up with a cool character." And made one good game and said they were rivals with mario. All of mario's games have been well liked, while not all of sonic's games are. he can never be the gaming godfather son, because mario is always number 1! lets-a-go!

Atari's E.T. fail caused the video game industry to crash. Then Mario saved it! Sonic? Well,... Sega just wants money. So basically sonic is just like Mario but worse. MUCH WORSE! Sega doesn't care about the quality! They care about fans and quantity! They trick gamers into buying ripoff games. Nintendo would never do that!

Sega doesn't care about quality?
Apparently Sonic Unleashed and Sonic 3 & Knuckles exist.

Kitten2015 I don't care if you hate Mario because of Matpat's stupid video. There are people who debunk why Mario is mental. So come at me Dumbass Sonic Fangirl

2 Sonic fans are annoying

Go watch top 10 gaming's reason why mario is better than sonic and mario vs sonic death battle 2018 before read the comment section and think again! Sonic fans are way more annoying! In fact, sonic is not perfect compare to mario.

I'm more of a sonic fan myself and I do have to agree with this one.

The sonic fan base is toxic but the reason for that is because we care about him and we want him to have the best games possible.

not every franchise is perfect of course but I think people are like that becasue they care, I mean if they didn't then they wouldn't say a thing right?

Mario for me isn't that great and the main reason for that is because ya know, you play a game, you finish it, and then you play the Classic Sonic games for the rest of the day.

mario is just boring: same games, same controls, same feelings, same power ups, same characters. there is nothing new here.

You Mario fans think WE’RE annoying and then you have the cheek to say WE’RE annoying. This this why I hate Mario fans (and better yet Mario)

The Sonic Fans are just bunch of angry, immature, and unkind. They act like sonic and the games is way cooler and popular than mario.

The Mario Fans are Happy Naturally kind. The Thing they loved about mario is the franchise and series. There not like the sonic fans where they act like Spoiled Brats are something.

3 Sonic Has an Annoying Voice

In super smash bros brawl
Sonic: (runs fast) you're too slow!
(Charzard grabs sonic and spits fire on him until he burns to death)

His voice in the old cartoon looks annoying enough but nowadays his voice is getting better.

Jason Griffith was good, Ryan Drummond was alright, Roger Craig Smith sounds like he always has a cold and then pinches his nose before talking.
Why did you recast, Sega? Why? WHY?

Who thinks Mario voice is not bad has never played any other than nintendo

4 Mario Has Better Games

Mario's games have WAY much more polish than Sonic's, because Nintendo is awesome when it comes to making polished games. Sega just rushes games and expected for them to sell well. A delayed game is eventually good, whilst a rushed game will forever be bad.

But still, Mario isn't safe when it comes to bad games. Remember Mario Is Missing (it's an educational game), New Super Mario Bros. U (copy & paste), Mario Party 9 and 10 (not a party anymore), Paper Mario Sticker Star and Color Splash (not Paper Mario) and the failed attempt that was Hotel Mario (just abysmal)? Yeah, I thought so.

While Sonic has some decent games, they're just decent. I will heavily doubt that any Sonic the Hedgehog game will get any closer to a 10, unlike Mario who is doing with almost every new release at this point.

Sonic has had a decade of bad games starting with sonic 06. The last good sonic game is mania (sonic team didn't even make it! ) and that was nostalgia based. I'm not sure if sonic can make a good game anymore without it having to be nostalgia from the sonic trilogy on the genesis. On the other hand, Mario has been proving to not come to an end with his latest game, super Mario odyssey. Mario will probably last for another hundred years!

Let's compare two of Mario and sonics worst games! Hotel Mario: 33/100 hotel Mario sucks because Mario and luigis voices sound retarded it has ugly CDI animation, and all you do is close doors. Sonic 06: 11/100 Sonic 06 has to be the worst if not one of the worst games ever! It wasn't finished so it was super glitchy and the controls suck! At least Hotel Mario was pretty funny!

5 Sonic Fans Make Terrible Fanart

They also make good fanart, but it is hard to find, I'll admit. But I'm willing to bet that Mario has some good and bad fanart as well.

That effects the gameplay of The games? I guess if I drew fanart of Ocarina of time it would be the worst game ever?

I am 11 years old posting this a I made sonic art. When I look up sonic fan art, it is the worst. And then I realized that I am better than them. I just wish I can post my pic here. );(I am a Mario fan)

If you wanna argue about this, go Google sonic fanart and see what people made. Some of it is ok... But most, of it is terrible.

6 Mario Doesn't Have a Perverted Anime Fandom

Um, excuse me? People sexualize Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Pauline, Waluigi, Wario, Birdo, etc.

Don't give those 34-year-old couch potatoes who live in their mom's basement any ideas!

As Much As I Dislike The Bad Fans Of Sonic, Stereotyping Is Not Okay

*cough cough cough* Fanfiction *cough cough cough* Deviantart
Seriously, with both fandoms, I've seem some pretty darn good stuff, but as much as there is excellent content, there's some pretty messed up stuff...

Actually, he does. They both do.

7 Mario's Better for Kids

Sonic is usualy a 1 player game and sonic is aimed at tweens but classic games are just as fine as mario matuarty wise, and there are edicational sonic games too.

Sonic is worst! I mean! Pokemon and Mario are fun and cuter! Nintendo's two game series are way better than that stinky hedgehog

I am biggest fan of pokemon and mario and sonic. Their all amazing but obviously pokemon beats it all with the booming biggest media franchise in the world (undying)

Totally kid appropriate! No blood, knives, or guns. Sure there is fire balls but it's so harmless Andy this game is innocent

We are not Dora fans we are stating the truth here and we are giving reasons why yes they are both cool but mario is more kid freindly you heard?

8 Sonic Abused Tails In Sonic the Hedgehog 2

No he didn't, he just struggled behind Sonic, who is the fastest thing alive. This is just to cover up that Mario abused Yoshi in Super Mario World

Mario is helping Luigi like in super Mario galaxy he takes his time to help whoever needs help and Sonic just is a bull to everyone his games should be called "Let's Get This Over With I Don't Care About Anything Ha Ha"

Yeah in Mario Tennis if Luigi wins Mario steps on his foot and tries shaming him.

Mario never would abuse yoshi or his brother oh and sonic is in fact a cannibal he eats animals and let's tails die over and over again.

Sonic has let tail's fall into pits and he doesn't care he's like it's cool and walks away while mario can help his partner's.

9 Sonic Has More Bad Games

He only has 2, Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric. Mario has a whole SUBSERIES that is garbage, plus his main GameCube entry also sucked

All that Sonic does is run around collecting stuff and stomping on robots. This is SO boring in my opinion. Sonic is not amazing, he’s super cliche. There’s already Flash, Dash, Speedy Gonzales, and other characters that can run really fast. Mario is more unique and fun. He not only saves the princess, but he has sports games, party games, crossovers, kart games, and much more!

The only bad sonic games are:sonic 06, sonic boom,a rpg sonic game (i don't remember the game) and that's it...people saying sonic games bad just because someone say it sucks so everone saying his games sucks even if they didn't try the game like sonic adventures when its at first came out everone saying its good now they say its sucks for no reason(its MY opinion,not 100% sure,sorry for bad english,and yes I am a sonic fan)

What about Mario is missing? And Hotel Mario? Those each count as about 5 or 10 bad games. -shadowswagger922

10 Mario has more characters

WRONG! Sonic has ten time more characters then Mario and even though they are annoying, at least they have personality compare to these noncreative character with no personality

Actually, not counting spin-off characters and crossovers (Donkey Kong and stuff) Sonic has 31 official characters and Mario has 30. Super close though!

Yeah yeah sonic fans would say anything to get sonic up but guess what mario saved your pal.

If we counted spin offs and every minor character and major Mario character then Mario would have over 100,000 characters.

Sonic has more characters. They are stupid except Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

The Contenders

11 Mario can swim unlike Sonic

Sonic is weak in water. But Mario swims in it like a pro in a lot of games. Only in some games Mario has a health meter in Mario like Sonic.

@MasterCreepy
Mario can slide on water with a penguin suit in New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

Sonic can run on water unlike Mario.

He can run on water with a mini mushroom, mastercreepy.

And if you wait too long to start the game Sonic literally exits the course.

12 Mario has better final boss music

Dream on. Sonic has better music than this plumber in every area, including final boss

This is so dumb Sonic has way better final boss music.

This I agree that sonic does have better music and sound tracks, Mario still in its classic sound tracks but that's what keeps the franchise going.

Oh don't forget yoshis island... (first one) it has the BEST final boss music ever!

Look up NSMBU final boss music on YouTube. That should be more than enough.

13 Super Mario 64

Why in God's name is this game better than Sonic Adventure. Mario is literally a bunch of polygons and the world is blocky and ugly. Sonic Adventure got a huge advantage by not only being on a 6th gen console, but Sonic's story rocked. Sonic wasn't polygons and neither was the world he ran around in. And Mario 64 may be open world, but Sonic Adventure does have an open world hub world, and the action stages are beast. Mario can die in a hole and Sonic can rock on forever just because of these games (and the fact that Sonic's Genesis games were better than all of Mario's 2d games)

That game set up a blueprint for what 3d games SHOULD be in the late 90s. Sonic Adventure was great but it didn't reach the "legendary" level that Super Mario 64 exceeded.

@ B1ueNew
I recommend watching a bit of a walkthrough to get a better idea of what it is. It was a good game for its time and introduced the Mario Franchise to 3D games. I have the DS remake of it and its great.

Okay. Is there any proper explanation to this rather than just bashing a Sonic game for no reason?

14 Mario has more fans

I’ll take Mario, Pokemon and Legend Of Zelda over Sonic the Hedgehog any day. Hell I might be the minority but Rayman, Star Fox, Banjo Kazooie, Conker, Devil May Cry, Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank And Jak And Daxter are more enjoyable than Sonic but that is just my humble opinion. Hell I'm not even as crazy for Ratchet and Clank nowadays like I was when I was 14 or 15.

No, the franchise has more fans. Sonic the character has more fans (barely though)

Duh! Obviously Mario has more fans than that stupid annoying hedgehog!

More annoying fans. People bs on Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Mario, Toad, Wario, Birdo, and Pauline

15 Sonic Has More Annoying Characters

Amy was made to be sonics equivalent of peach, that's why she gets captured by eggman in half the games shes in.
So what amy has a hammer while peach could use marios powerups to.
Amy also has to threaten any living creature that likes sonic.

Sonic and Amy have to be the most annoying characters out of the whole gang. Sonic is very egotistical, creepy looking from his two eyes connected, and doesn’t want anyone to have the glory except him. Amy Rose doesn’t care about anything but Sonic, especially in the Sonic X series. She has a irritating voice (except for Sonic Boom), is very bratty, and super emotional.

Peach is the most annoying video game character of history. Amy haters, at least Amy can defend herself.

Help me mario I am being kidnapped again for the 37248932412367th time please save me

I think my work here is done.

16 Mario Kart Came Out Before Sonic and Sega All Star Racing

True. Mario kart first came out for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sonic racing game came out 30 years later, Mario came out in 1985 but before him it was his father AKA " Jump-man " for the arcade games Donkey Kong, DK 2, and DK jr which on jr he tried to electrocute a baby monkey to save Cranky Kong the first kong, and Mario the plummer is not like his father, but Mari fans know that Sonic doesn't run at the speed of sound, just compare how fast both of them ran at their first game. Mario first game is Super Mario Bros and Sonic well I don't know.

I may love Mario Kart more than all Sonic racing games, but because Mario Kart is older doesn't automatically mean it's better. Just saying.

How does that make it worse? In my opinion it's a lot better than Mario Kart. -shadowswagger922 who likes sonic 06

Sonic Star Racing sucked. Just by looking at it you know it's crap.

17 Sonic saves the world but Mario in Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, he saves more than the world, he saves the whole universe

Well I really do like Mario and I think it's an amazing franchise I thank Nintendo for making super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 they are some of my favourite games but... firstly sonic has saved the universe more then twice and secondly I know but I think you got the universe mixed up with galaxy they,re are around a million to a billion Galaxy's to a universe.
That's like comparing e.g Hawaii to the world size related
But I do see where u are going with this.

But he does save the universe, by traveling through galaxies. It doesn't really make sense, but it's true.

Super Mario galaxy, super Mario galaxy 2, paper Mario the thousand year door, super paper Mario even yoshi's new island they save time and space from bowser. so now sonic sonic 06? sonic generations does colors even count so mario wins don't worry I like them both but it is true no offense sonic fans, but they are in different universes so time only matters in there universe.

And Sonic 1-Up's this by saving time and space in Sonic Generations. Nice try Mario, you're never topping Sonic this millenium

If you play any paper Mario games or Mario galaxy games, Mario does save the universe from the clutches of Bowser.

18 Luigi is better than Tails

So true tails is just the perfect smart guy who is so perfect which is kinda boring but Luigi on the other hand you can relate to him sometimes stupid sometimes scared he also has his best moments I love Luigi.

Luigi sucks. Tails is way better because he's smart and just like Ratchet, who is way better than dumb Luigi.

So true Luigi is way better than tails. He is way stronger and not as annoying

Luigi is my favourite character in smash bros but he is not good as tails.

Tails is just a geek but Luigi can actually fight unlike that orange flying nerd

19 Coins are better than rings

Rings are actually a more creative term of cureency. Coins may make Mario look rich, but that's becuase they're used as currency literally everywhere. Rings are way better, they do not make Sonic look divorced, in fact, it makes him look like he'll propose. And I don't know a place in the world that uses rings as currency, so Sonic takes cake in currency

Coins would actually make you look rich. Rings would make you look like you married and divorced 1,000,000 giants, and the rings are your wedding rings.

Coins are so useless. How are they better than rings that help you stay alive? This list is almost as dumb as the other one.

In super Mario Odyssey Rings are better than coins But I do agree coins are better than rings

True, a gold coin is better than a stupid plastic ring painted gold

20 Sonic has terrible TV shows

I'll admit that I am a HUGE fan of Mario But the super Mario bros super show was horrible the super Mario bros 3 show was even worse the super Mario world show was not as bad sonic boom was kinda good old sonic cartoon was bad Sonic X is my 10th favorite show of all time so sonic is better in T.V. shows but Mario is still WAY better

I'm a Mario fan, so of course you'd think I'd diss Sonic. But in my defense, I tried watching the Sonic Boom show and cringed so hard my eyes hurt. Knuckles looked and acted stupid, Shadow was... um... crazy, and the voice-acting is kinda crappy. Just saying.

Like in sonic boom. I really hate what they did to shadow. He used to be a ally? But now he's a crazy freak who only cares about revenge!

Mario had some bad cartoons too but I did like them my fave was the super Mario bro 3 one the acting and the voice acting was great!

21 Mario Is from Nintendo While Sonic Is from Sega

Sonic is SEGA's best franchise, and he is the best gaming franchise ever. Both Nintendo's main 2 best franchises, Mario and Pokemon had been dethroned by 2003 (Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh beat Pokemon and Sonic destroyed Mario)

Yes he was. Nintendo is one of the most best selling game companies in the world. Mario, Zelda, Dk, Kirby, Star Fox, Metroid, the list is endless! Sega has their one blue rat who's only ability is going fast and what, three consoles? Mario being made by Nintendo is a big step that put him at the top of the ladder. Plus, Mario revived the gaming industry, bringing forth the existence of sega and sonic. Why, Mario? Now we have to deal with the one of 06 and his other horrible games! Anyone who says Mario has bad games obviously hasn't heard of Sonic Boom.

Sonic is SEGA's only good franchise, whereas Nintendo's best is Pokemon. So this is stupid really

Sega makes bad games the best rated sonic game was SA with an 86% on GameRankings. The best rated Mario game is Galaxy with 97%

22 Mario's Been Around Longer

Means nothing. All that means is that Sonic got a blueprint from Mario, and made the things he did even better. Being around longer doesn't make Mario better, it just means he needs to retire and make Sonic the mascot of gaming as well as SEGA

I am sick of this excuse yes I am a mario fan ( I like sonic also but not that much) but so what it should be that there would have been no sonic, just saying it doesn't whos been around longer.

It does because Sonic fans keep saying that Mario copied Sonic and then us Nintendo fans have to go tell them it's not possible

Mario, is about 9 years longer than sonic.

Mario's been around since 1987 sonic 1989. BOOM!

23 Mario has better RPG games

Every Mario RPG game was amazing! Unlike sonic, he had only 1 RPG game. And it was terrible!

Take Dream team for exsmple. It was awesome I loved antasma.

24 Mario Can Be Fun for All Ages

We don't need to go through like all that stuff like in Slender, like, finding all the 8 pages and all that junk. Mario's a simple videogame for kids and brings creativity even more! Than just a stinky ol' hedgehog that goes ' fast.

Mario is obviously extremely fun! Almost every Mario game is "go kill Bowser and save peach." Definitely never gets boring! -shadowswagger922 who is mad at these sonic haters

That is very true. Most sonic games aren't really for a whole family, but games like Mario Party and Mario Kart you can play with everyone.

And sonic one of the games is either for the very young or the very old it's never for old

25 Mario has better villains

Perfect chaos is water, mario can freeze him with an ice flower.
Enough with the stupid mephiles my god nobody cares about the villan of one of the worst video games ever why not just admit that you guys like sonic 2006 if you miss mephiles so freaking much. Rosalina would just kill the time eater if she sees it as a threat, mario could use a super star or his stopwatch.
Infinite makes weak versions of previous villans and their illusions, also if charmy bee can take infinites illusions out than infanite would just be a weak boss fight.
Dark gia and solaris are like the dragon in the lost kingdom sp mario wins for shure.
Mario can power up into metal mario and one shot metal sonic. The deadly six are goombas compared to Mario.

Haha lol Mario would be pwned against Perfect Chaos, Finalhazard, Solaris/Mephiles, Dark Gaia, and even the Time Eater and Infinite. Especially Metal Sonic.

Sonic however, would probably be too fast for Mario villains and own them, even Bowser.

The villains are harder too. Anyone remember the mini-bosses and the boss of Secret Mine in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon? They took me a while to beat.

Actually, bosses in Super Paper Mario take many hits to kill. Plus, the boss battles require strategy.

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