10 Reasons Why Mario Is Better Than Sonic

The Top Ten 10 Reasons Why Mario Is Better Than Sonic

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.

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

Atuly there wholed be no video games with out Mario maybe a world war 3 might have happened with out Mario so he saved the Galaxy

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

Well technically Mario fans are annoying too but at least they know the problems with Mario games, Sonic Fans just treat every sonic game like they are great. Sonic fans just wanna make reasons why Mario sucks just so they could teach people that mocking Mario fans are okay.

MarioFan chill out god you is making us mario fans look like competely jerks

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.

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 Mario Has Better Games

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.

Super Mario Odeyssey is one of the greatest video games of all time and that is much better than Sonic 06!

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

One of the reasons why you don't like Sonic is because others do? That's a crappy reason.

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!

4 Sonic Has an Annoying Voice

Whenever I play sonic lost world, I have to hear that stupid voice!

Mario franchise is the best but no sonic does not have annoying voice he is still the coolest.

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.

That's not necessarily a good reason.

5 Sonic Fans Make Terrible Fanart

Most of this is just some opinions slapped on here like "mario has better games"

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.

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

6 Mario's Better for Kids

Mario people need to be 6 to play it while sonic people need to be 10 or 12 to play it

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 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)

7 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!

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

Does not affect the game series itself

How is sonic x perverted?

Exactly how on earth is he perverted. I can say this because I am biggest fan of both of them.

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.

Proof that sonic is not a hero

Mario abuses Yoshi in every Mario game but he's better than Sonic?
Also,Sonic didn't abuse Tails,Tails wasn't paying attention and got shot.

He let tails drown, like 100 times!

9 Sonic Has More Bad Games

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

Both series’s had bad games, but if you compare the franchises, then Sonic has had more bad games.

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

10 Mario has more characters

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

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.

Mario has way! More characters...

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

The Contenders

11 Super Mario 64

Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic Adventure are better than Super Mario 64.

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

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.

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

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

Mario Kart 8 is God compared to Sonic Free Riders

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

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!

13 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.

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

Sonic can run on water unlike Mario.

At least Sonic can RUN!

Sonic can only run and roll. Mario is a plumber he at least got a job title.

14 Mario has better final boss music

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.

this list is worse than why sonic is better

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

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

15 Sonic Has More Annoying Characters

Amy really gets on my nerves sometimes... Lol

Have you seen Peach fight in Smash Bros.!?

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

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

16 Mario has more fans

Like me! Mario is also more popular so that's another reason why.

Agreed everyone knows Mario. Sonic is known but not popular as Mario even grandpa's will know who is Mario

Pokemon and Mario punches sonic sonic fainted

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

Nope pokemon might be the biggest franchise in the world but the only reason sonic came is because of Mario they are rivals from day 1.

And The fanbase is cancer.

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

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

17 Luigi is better than Tails

No, They Both Rocks, But I Hate Sonic & His Friends. Mario & Tails Rocks!

They both amazing but I think tails is better than Luigi for being a supporting character.

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

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

18 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.

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.

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

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

Actually, TheDarkOne_221b, if you collect 100 coins you get a life. Get your facts straight.

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

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

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.

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

In Sonic Generations, Sonic saves space and even time itself.

20 Mario's Been Around Longer

Mario, is about 9 years longer than sonic.

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

Doesn't make a difference.

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

21 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.

Yeah. I especially hate what they did to Knuckles in Sonic Boom. He's so stupid it's irritating.

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!

22 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 is even more iconic then Mickey Mouse, a study found.

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

23 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.

Nintendo's the GOD of gaming.

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

24 Sonic Fangirls

Mario Fangirls

I can't stand it!

I connot stand Sonic Fangirls!


25 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.

26 Mario Can Be Fun for All Ages

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.

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

27 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

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

Mario at least let his brother have 5 games, unlike Sonic who only let his poorest pal have only 2 games.

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

The reason why certain Mario games like Luigi's Mansion and Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and certain Sonic games like Shadow the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine exists is mainly because of Nintendo and Sega, not Mario and Sonic.

Which means Nintendo's nicer to Luigi then Sega is to Tails.

29 Mario's Just Better

Saying that Mario's just better than Sonic shows that you like Mario more than Sonic for no reason.
Also, this shouldn't even be on this list in the first place. Why? Not only is the item literately just a nickname for this list's title but it's also technically not even a reason. This item doesn't prove anything nor does it even give why someone would think that Mario is better than Sonic, ultimately making this a terrible item for this list.
I hope whoever put this on this list would understand my comment about why I don't like this item.

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

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

Um not a reason noob

30 Mario has better villains

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.

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

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.

31 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

Yea but Bowser is freak en stupid and never learns his lesson about stop Peach kidnapping

I think that Bowser is much better. Bowser nearly conquered the universe twice!

32 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

Older =/= Better

33 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!

34 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!

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

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

I heard sonics so stupid he stays up all night to catch some sleep

35 Rosalina Is Better Than Blaze

Well princess rosalina is better dumb stupid poopy blaze the cat

Yah it does Rosalina is a mario characters

Blaze the cat farting on silver the hedgehog pooping on him

Bout the same to be honest

36 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

What's wrong with that?

37 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.

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

38 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?

There is even a comic called sonic and tails friends no more!

39 The Mario Franchise Is Actually Fun

Sonic was great but now he is just mediocre character and Mario rules..

Mario has good franchise but sonic franchise was good but not really as good as mario franchise when I was 6 years old I played mario everyday and everynight and when I was 7 years old I played sonic games but I didn't like some of their games like sonic 06 or sonic boom but when I became 11 years old I remember that mario has better games and had a better franchise compared to sonic franchise

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.

Mario is awesome, sonic is terrible. No further question

There NEEDS to be further questions.
By the way, why do you believe this?

40 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

Older = wiser. Mario is smarter than sonic!

Mario is way more relatable than Sonic

41 Red Is Better Than Blue

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

Opinion. Also, nothing to do with the topic.

Mario is red. Boom

Toothpaste is better than boring blue

42 Tails is really annoying

Tails isn't annoying. Even a mario fan like me can agree on that.

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

Tails isn't annoying, really, but Amy is

So what if you can fly tails I DON'T CARE!

43 Amy Rose Is Stupid

That's NOT a good reason AT ALL. That's just a completely awful one-sided statement that mainly exist just to bash on a small specific part of a whole. Why do I believe that it's not a good reason to begin with? Well, for two reasons:
1. Not liking a specific character (especially if he's/she's/it's not the main character) doesn't make a whole series/game bad, especially if the series/game has a big roster.
2. It doesn't prove anything about a series being worse than another series since ANY character can be in someone's best/worse characters list, even the most beloved.

All Peach does is say, "Mario! Help me! " and get captured all the time. Amy is a playable character, rarely ever gets captured, etc.

At least she doesn't get captured every game unlike Peach and Amy should be in Smash not Peach.

Peach is so-pose to be the damsel in distress in the Mario Games, do you want the Mario franchise to lose their way, like the Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Final Fantasy franchise

44 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


45 Sonic 06

This game is a disgrace to the sonic franchise!

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

Well this is unfair.

This was actually a great game.

46 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.

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.

This has nothing to do with the music

47 They Changed Sonic's Design In Sonic Boom

Forgive me with the big long school project essay here. If someone asked me if I grew up with Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic, I'd say Classic, even if I'm way too young to be a millennial. The very first game I played was a collection of Sonic Classic games. ALL 90'S! SONIC BOOM REDESIGN RUINED MY CHILDHOOD!

First off, calm down.
Second off, your childhood must be fragile since you let a mediocre design of a fictional character ruin it.

Shut the hell up @Jasmine21064. The newdesign was disgusting, and if you can't see how a design change that turned the course of Sonic's design forever, than your not a true sonic fan. I personally love Mario better, but this is just stupid.

When I first got the news, I felt pathetic. I knew Sonic since Adventure, and after all this time, they're changing everything? It's not nostalgic anymore.

Sega didn't In fact, they didn't even make the Sonic Boom series. Do you guys even do your research? I bet a Sonic Fanboy put this up.

48 Mario Has Better 3D Games

Agreed. I love Super Mario 3D land

Sonic 06 SUCKS! Most Mario 3d games are actually pretty fun!

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.

49 Sonic's Personality Is Terrible

Second time, it really must be bad

50 Sonic started a console war

I hate it when people say Mario started it but Sonic did

Sonic did first

Mario did too.

sonic is Donald trump

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