10 Reasons Why Mario Is Better Than Sonic


The Top Ten

1 Without Mario There Would Be No Sonic

If Mario hadn't, saved the video game industry's. Then there would be no sonic... - nintendofan126

I prefer Sonic, but this is true, we couldn't have Sonic without Mario

Sonic is just a fail rip off of Mario blue skin big feet and cute big eyes that make me cry every time I see then and the yellow belt!

No Mario no sonic... no video games ever

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2 Sonic fans are annoying

Just because you hate the franbase doesn't mean you should hate the games. Just play the games and don't get involved in annoying stuff the fans do. Hating the game just because you hate the fandom is like hating a car because of the guy driving the car!

Sonic would be better if he hadn't this fanbase - ShahryRKnoT

And Mario Fans are good? God, I hate them. - DCfnaf

Sonic is for losers sonic is a fat blue hell hog - Mariofan

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3 Mario Has Better Games

I hate sonic because his fans are annoying, his games are lame and crap and he is overrated, I mean, once I saw a Mario vs Sonic top list and nearly everyone picked the Sonic games, I saw that in the Sonic 3 vs Super Mario Bros 3 section everybody picked the sonic game, while I prefer Mario 3 because is better, and I will send a big message and pick SMB3 and encourage people to vote for SMB3 - GumballWatterson

Mario has better games than Sonic in general, especially Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Super Mario 64 for the N64.

Mario games, have sold way more than sonic games... - nintendofan126

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!

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4 Sonic Has an Annoying Voice

Sonic mother be like: sonic why can't you be a dear like Mario and shut up

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

I died when I heard his voice he failed to copy Mario's voice

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

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5 Sonic Fans Make Terrible Fanart

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. - nintendofan126

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.

Only 5 year olds like sonic wait SONIC IS NOT FOR KIDS

This is why I am no more Sonic fan

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6 Mario Doesn't Have a Perverted Anime Fandom

Actually, he does. They both do.

Don't give those 34-year-old couch potatoes who live in their mom's basement any ideas! - BeatlesFan1964

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

How is sonic x perverted? - Nateawesomeness

What about hentai Peach pictures? - ParkerFang

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7 Mario's Better for Kids

This is true especially with the fact that there is so many messed up sonic fan art that kids might be into that mario doesn't have oh and I liv in Saudi Arabia and literally every where we go there is a super mario statue or big screen or painting and kids love it that's because king of Saudi Arabia thought it was a great idea to put the Italian plumber all over the country and nobody knows sonic there

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

Yes Mario has been there when I was like 5 and when I seen sonic I was scared and had nightmares I was into guns and bad stuff because of it but now I'm back

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

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8 Sonic Abused Tails In Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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. - Devlinjustus

Proof that sonic is not a hero

He let tails drown, like 100 times! - nintendofan126

That's the player @##hole! - Drawbox

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9 Sonic Has More Bad Games

Mario has bad games too... But sonics games are worst! - nintendofan126

Mario does have bad games but they are like 3% of mario games most are good where as sonic has the most BORING GAMES EVER

Both have bad games but Sonic has more - Randomator

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!

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10 Mario has more characters

Mario has way! More characters... - nintendofan126

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

Mario has more characters.

Bowser, yoshi, bowser jr, toad, so cute

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The Contenders

11 Mario is more iconic

Mario was known more then mickey and bugs bunny just like mickey is for Disney shrek is for dream works it's mario for Nintendo and mario is more popular then sonic

Well I do see him when I see Nintendo.

Mario became so iconic, that kids didn't know who bugs bunny, and Mickey mouse we're. - nintendofan126

Mario is the Mickey Mouse of Nintendo - Randomator

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12 Mario has more fans

Pokemon and Mario punches sonic sonic fainted

You earned to level 9-1, you gained 100000000 points

Duh! Obviously Mario has more fans than that stupid annoying hedgehog! - Princesslibby2006

And The fanbase is cancer. - Drawbox

Did you know that Sonic is one of the worst fandoms/canvases out there? Mario is considered as not one of the worst

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.

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

Mario Kart 8 is God compared to Sonic Free Riders

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.

Hm... more like, Sega All-Junk Racing!

Not only that but mario kart is much better

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14 Super Mario 64

Especially the N64 version which is the top 1 best video game in the world since release.

This should be top 1. This is the best Mario game in existence.

Been playing' since I was 3 still can't figure out tiny huge island

Compare sonic 06 to super mario 64 LOL

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15 Sonic Has More Annoying Characters

Have you seen Peach fight in Smash Bros.!?

This is true. (but peach and baby Mario is on the same level) - idontknow

Amy really gets on my nerves sometimes... Lol

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.

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16 Mario's Been Around Longer

Mario, is about 9 years longer than sonic. - nintendofan126

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 - Katekat123

Doesn't make a difference. - DCfnaf

True - PaperMarioFan

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17 Mario is from a better company

Wow so this logic says that because a company is better, the products are better. Okay, we all know Disney is better than DreamWorks, so Chicken Little is better than How to train your Dragon, right? Wrong. This makes no sense. - Drawbox

Nintendo is the best game company in the world! Search in Google if you don't believe me.

I had a Nintendo when I was a kid I loved it

Nintendo is my favorite video game company. Can't get enough of them. loved everything I played from them. Nintendo gets a 10/10 mastery rating

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18 Sonic has terrible TV shows

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!

I mean, they did a show off a terrible game series! (Sonic Boom, & now every character looks very crappy)

Agreed. The Super Mario bros super show is heck compared to the adventures of sonic the hedgehog.

The adventures of Sonic the hedgehog sucked. Mario Bros super show is better. - TheQ


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19 Mario has been around longer

Yes he has 10 years longer

Well sonic has been around longer than shadow, but shadow is still more popular so...

Yes and sega had nothing to do for the *cough cough* leader


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20 Mario has better final boss music

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

In the Final M&L 3
Final Boss Phase 2 M&L 5 NSMB Series
The Shadow Queen Phase 2 PM TTYD
Final Bower Battle PM
Adventures End M&L 4
Baby Bowser YI
Bowser's Road SMB Series

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

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.

Don't forget Super Paper Mario! At least 3 universe saves now...

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

Yeah true - Princesslibby2006

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22 Mario can swim unlike Sonic

True this and you don't see mark fans saying mario is better then sonic because mario can swim but you d see a lot of sonic fans saying sonic is better then mario because sonic is fast

23 Mario Can Be Fun for All Ages

Both games are for older kids, adults and elderly people

My mom dad brothers sister and all my friend (most of them) love Mario

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


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24 Mario is more recognized by people

Of course he is he gets like 3 or 4 games a year when sonic only gets one horrible one

Everyone sure has heard about him (not people who died under 1981

Every one I know knows Mario.

True this no one in youtube ever plays sonic games but they play mario maker mario run mario 3DS unfair mario I don't see any sonic

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25 It has been proven that in their first games, Mario is faster than Sonic

That theory has been debunked. Also, it was JUST A THEORY to begin with.

Yah and in rio Olympus you can see mario catching up with sonic in a race most sonic fans think sonic is better then mario because he is faster I wonder what they think now

I tested it myself game theory is correct, mario's faster

That's right! It was proven in sonics height that he was slower than Mario!

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26 Coins are better than rings

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.

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

Sonic is rude it seems he treats women so bad he always divorces them. - Mariofan

This shows why comparing lists are dumb. - Drawbox

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27 Mario is created by Nintendo

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.

Apparently makes Mario better.

Mario is better than Sonic but when Pokémon came out then Pokémon was the most popular game that relased in Japan. You know Pokemon have lots of shirts like many pikachu shirts

28 Sonic Fangirls

I connot stand Sonic Fangirls! - nintendofan126


Sonic fangirls "AH! " Mario fangirls ":D"

Mario fans bash people who prefer Sonic.

Luigi fanboys hate Mario and Luigi fangirls hate Daisy because she's Luigi's love interest as DaisyandRosalina mentioned. They hate Rosalina too because some ship her with Luigi.
Waluigi fans are true toxic. They hate Daisy and Rosalina for being more relevant than he is.
Daisy fans hate any female Mario character. They constantly started the Daisy vs Rosalina war in the first place. They bully Rosalina and Peach fans.
Yoshi fans will hate anyone who doesn't like Yoshi.
Rosalina fans are perverts that fap to her 24/7 and hate Daisy because they think she's ugly.
Koopaling fans are jealous of Bowser Jr.
Toadette fans hate Daisy and Wario.
Peach fans (some) hate Rosalina because she's stealing her spot when she isn't and hate mostly Daisy for being her ugly clone when she isn't. - ParkerFang

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29 Mario has better RPG games

Every Mario RPG game was amazing! Unlike sonic, he had only 1 RPG game. And it was terrible! - nintendofan126

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

30 Sonic 06

This game is a disgrace to the sonic franchise! - nintendofan126

No, Although Sonic 06 is bad it still has redeeming qualities, y'all guys need to pay attention to Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric, that game was critically panned by critics and it is a disgrace for the Sonic Franchise

This was actually a great game.

It's the reason phantomstrider now plays Mario!

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31 Mario is Nintendo's mascot

Its fact and without Mario do know what Nintendo would be? A good old loving dream. Mario made Nintendo popular!.

But Sega announced they are going to make a new mascot.

And sonic is sega's mascot

Yah but sega sucks

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32 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.

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

Luigi can be badass.

Luigi would suck up tails with the poultergust 2000!

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33 Mario let Luigi have 5 games when Sonic only let Tails have 2

Mario is a lot more nicer to Luigi than Sonic to Tails

Super luigi u luigi's mansion 1 and 2 eta

Mario and Luigi are soulmates there brothers and don't believe a stupid theory that doesn't say sp

Mario has given some of his friends sequels:
Luigi - Mario is Missing, Luigi Mansion, Luigi Mansion 2: Dark Moon, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, New Super Luigi U, Luigi Bros(Super Mario 3D World), Super Luigi Bros(NES Remix 2) and Dr. Luigi,
Toad - Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Peach - Super Princess Peach
Yoshi - Yoshi’s Island series
What does Sonic give? Let’s see:
Tails - has like one game which was a disaster
Shadow - has a game that involved lots of guns and violence, so it’s not good for little children at all
See? Sonic hates it, look at Sonic Lost World! He hates it when others get the glory which is why there are only two other games that he gave to his friends

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34 He has a sweet girlfriend

This may sound weird but I think they are a cute couple, I mean he would save her from a combination of a turtle, dragon, ox monster, just for her, what has sonic done for amy, nothing only saved her once, to be honest I think that mario and amy would be a cute couple, bestiality, you think, I don't care, does mario look, like a human to you, kind off, I bet that he can make her not annoying she was kind of cute in sonic x, but forget about that, what I am saying is that if mario would slay a demon like creature, travel through his brothers dreams, or travel through the universe, for her, then that is true love.

Mario has a sweet girlfriend. There is nothing wrong with that.

Mario is actually okay with the fact peach is right next to him, but sonic runs away. Coward

I don't like Peach but she is sweet - yunafreya648

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35 Mario has better villains

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

Yeah, all of Mario's villains die in 1-3-5 hits. And pretty much every villain is Bowser or someone like him.

Some people think sonic has better villains...WRONG mario has better villans

Bowser vs eggman Bowser stomps on eggman heavy. you are dead

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36 Sonic is an arrogant idiot

I think that's their attempt to model Sonic like the modern teenager. Knowing this, and knowing that I'm a teenager, I'm really ticked off!

That I strongly agree with. See the ninth episode of Sonic X.

Who cares if Sonic saved the world? Mario saved like 1,000,000,000,000 universes in Super Paper Mario.

This is true

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37 Sonic is a bad friend to Tails

I remember that moment from Archie when Sonic made Tails cry :'(

Mario, on the other hand, is good to his brother Luigi.

At least sonic the hedgehog has drama, tragedy and emotional moments when has Mario ever had that?

Evidence? - ParkerFang

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38 Tails is really annoying

If u think Tails is annoying. Peach is more annoying.

Tails isn't annoying, really, but Amy is

Tails isn't annoying

Vegta whats the scanner say about his nerd level its over 90000000000000

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39 Bowser is better than Eggman

At least Eggman doesn't capture a princess 5 times a second. And eggman's actually smart I am sorry bra you are actually wrong yes eggman used to be my favorite sonic character in sonic adventure 2 but not anymore to prove you're wrong listen to 2 things number 1. you say he was smart then why is he such a retard in adventures of sonic the hedgehog? 2. "Eggman doesn't capture a princess 5 times a second" bra have you played sonic 06.

Bowser has good minions, unlike Eggman who just makes a bunch of stupid robots that always fail and are never menacing. If Eggman really was smart, he would stop making a bunch of robots and get some good minions like Bowser.

Yeah but Eggman is freak en stupid and never learns his lesson about stop doing world domination

Eggman doesn't have any minions he just MAKES ROBOTS. Bowser however, has real minions(goomba koopas etc.) also bowser breathes fire while eggman MAKES MORE ROBOTS. Also bowsers name doesn't sound retarded

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40 Mario's Just Better

Uh, this is what this list is about: WHY he's better.

Um not a reason noob

I see you are out of reasons, not that any of them were valid.


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41 Sonic is harder to control

This is EXACTLY like youtube, I love how people make a certain topic like this, and people talk about stuff that have NOTHING to do with the topic. - GamingGoku757

Mario has way better music than Sonic for almost 25 years Sonic fanboy.

Man sonic still has better music than Mario and had this for almost 25 years. Even sonic2006 had better music than some great sonic games

Mario has way better music than Sonic for 30 years and that's a fact. Sonic 06 music is boring. - TheQ

Settle argument 16bit goes to mario, yes I have listen to chemical plant, but compare to mario bros 2 theme, early 2000s goes to sonic, rock music rocks, wii, tie I like both, modern, goes to mario. so mario won

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42 Mario Has Better 3D Games

Agreed. I love Super Mario 3D land

This is supper true I just love 3d mario game

All sonic has is sonic and sega all stars oh god I'm too slow Mario is faster than me have y'all seen Mario oddsey. - Mariofan

43 The Mario Franchise Is Actually Fun

At least there is no Mario game where Mario kills himself when you stand still for a long time.

At least there is no Mario game where Mario kills animals from sky chase zone. - TheQ

Mario is awesome, sonic is terrible. No further question

Mario is usually wait till the obstacle is gone or jump over it. Mario's terrible

Yes further question.
Why is Mario awesome but sonic terrible?

44 The Characters In Sonic the Hedgehog Are Way More Annoying

Princess Peach and Toad aren't annoying? I can name one annoying Sonic character. CHARMY

Daisy is extremely annoying.
But I like the other characters. - PaperMarioFan

Sonic - An arrogant egotistical idiot that wants all the glory to himself.
Amy - An emotional clingy brat that doesn’t care about anything but Sonic.
Tails - He’s okay, but he acts kind of dumb in Sonic Boom.
Knuckles - He’s also okay, but he becomes really dumb in Sonic Boom (worse than Tails).
Shadow - An emo that’s too obsessed with Maria’s death and wants to destroy people. I get it that Maria was his close friend, but dude chill out.
Eggman - Builds a bunch of useless pathetic robots instead of actually being smart like Bowser and getting some good REAL minions.

45 Mario is an adult and Sonic is a teen

Mario and Sonic games are aimed at kids and preteens. Not a lot of them are mature YET. Sonic is more relatable (slightly) than Mario.

This shows that Mario is more wise than that pathetic whiny immature rat

How does that make Mario better?

Age don't matter - ParkerFang

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46 Red Is Better Than Blue

Pokemon Red is better than Pokemon blue if you remembered as a kid

Mario is red. Boom

Toothpaste is better than boring blue


47 Rosalina Is Better Than Blaze

Yah it does Rosalina is a mario characters

Apparently makes Mario better.

Bout the same to be honest

Why compare her to Blaze? - ParkerFang

They are both really strong and powerful, so why not? Rosalina can beat all the Sonic characters in one shot no problem!

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48 Mario has more of a classic feel to it than Sonic

Mario games are mostly classic feeling, but Sonic's games were only classic before the jump to 3D. Mario jumped to 3D but Super Mario 64 was amazing still and was VERY Classic

49 The Mario RPGs have great music

Especially Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars, Paper Mario: Sticker Star's predecessors and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors. - The Ultimate Daredevil


50 Mario Has Better Racing Games

Actually, Sonic Riders is a great, underrated racing game that is loads of fun. It also has a story. Mario Kart has zero stories. You just...win.

By the way Mario rids karts so they don't run on gas

Sonic just copied Mario.

Why would they make a sonic racing game the original game gear it is a copy and paste of mario kart that is not fun. also sonic 1 game gear sky base zone is a rip off of the koopaling airships.

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