Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic Is Better Than Mario

Here are some reasons why our speedy anthropomorphic hedgehog is cooler than the fat plumber.

The Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic Is Better Than Mario

1 Sonic saves animals, Mario KILLS animals

In Sonic 2 you jump on a capsule and rescue animals that Eggman wanted to turn into robots and you jump on robots to free the animal inside

Sonic frees animals from a capsule from the classic sonic games. Also, in lost world. Mario kills a whole bunch of turtle enemies including Bowser in a really lame way for example falling for that trapdoor instant kill.

WELL DONE. This is the top voted answer over why sonic is better than mario it's honestly pathetic. So does this make sonic the best franchise ever. Is zelda rubbish because you kill ganondorf, is skyrim trash because you can become an assassin? Is every game in which you kill people bad? NO. - Justinianism101

Mario is a animal abuser! - kitten2015

Think: Sonic jumps on badniks to FREE the animals. Mario jumps on hypnotized goombas and KILLS them.

2 Blue is better than red

How does this make sonic better than Mario? - nintendofan126

Mario may have blue trousers, but he's more known for his red hat. Sonic's shoes are red, but he's more known for his speed than his appearance.

So? Mario is much more awesome! Mario has a much better voice than Sonic.

Sorry for adding this. Back then the color red always made me feel angry, but blue made me happier as it's my favorite color.

This shows how desperate Sega fans are to love and worship Sonic. - LemonComputer

3 Sonic characters are actually fun

I agree. sonic's world is just so zany, while mario and cohorts just sit and knit fluffy sweater

Mario characters often or mostly useless! Dreadful stupidity.

I like sonic more plus with Mario you can only be two people who can do the same thing but in sonic you can be three people that can do different things like knuckles is strong and he can glide and climb and tails can fly.

Sonic, Silver, and Shadow even Tails & Cream have better powers Then those Mario Characters! Mario has a stupid jumping ability while having other powers but one hit no more power, and Sonic is more adventurous.

4 The girls seem to dress more modernly

This is interesting because sometimes when I see Peach and Daisy, I think Mario's old, but when I see the Sonic females, it makes me think Sonic is all new

it just shows that sonic is more in the time, than stinky ol mariold.

No offense when I said Mario's old

Just because the princesses in Mario wear dresses? Oh sorry, some women like dresses. I'm not one of them, but plenty of them do. - LemonComputer

5 Mario only has one sibling whilst Sonic has more than one

You can see Sonic's siblings in the show, Sonic Underground. I don't know if Luigi jumps higher than Sonic.

Oh wait now I know why sonic is better. BECAUSE HE HAS MORE SIBLINGS. Well, here I was thinking that Mario was good because of the innovative games and fun game play but all the time I was wrong. It's the amount of siblings that make's a game good. If I ever design my own character I'll have to take this to account and give him a million of them - Justinianism101

While Underground wasn't canon, I think its important to note that Sonic treats Tails like his little brother and treats him well. Mario has Luigi and treats him like trash. - Wolfy_29

that's just sibling rivalry, because in Mario and Luigi games if one of them runs out of health, Mario or Luigi will pick the other up - youknowimright

Sonic doesn't have siblings and sonic underground was not canon

Sonic underground is not canon

6 Sonic has a variety in plot, while Mario lacks that variety

Mario is just "SAVE THE PRINCESS! " in almost every single game. Can you be more creative, Nintendo?

Sonic, however, has had MANY MANY plots. From saving animals from an evil genius, to being stuck in time with his younger self! There's a lot of plots, but I'm too lazy to list them.

Yes they can with super mario sports mix, super mario maker, and the smash bros and mario kart series - YOSHIA2121

The Mario franchise's plot is actually an insult like Princess Peach, that aggressively annoying blond priss!

Sonic has better diversity than Mario. Why? Let me explain.

Sonic saved animals (Sonic the Hedgehog). He has to save the world from the Space Colony (Sonic Adventure 2). He has to team up with his younger self to restore the timeline (Sonic Generations).

Mario, on the other hand, is just him saving the princess who never defends herself. THAT'S IT.

Sonic has himself go through a candy amusement park (Sonic Colors), a city (Sonic Adventure 2), and a PRISON?!

Mario has himself going through grass, desert, tropical island, jungle, snow, mountains, sky, and castle. He has to go through this for multiple games. Doesn't it get repetitive, boring, and uncreative after a while? Yeah, I thought so.

They are right. Sonic has lots of plots but Mario... Is all the same.

7 Sonic has better music

Sonic has the best music in the entire franchise.

That is a weak point. Even non-mario fans could sing along and remember the original theme. And nintendo games altogether has great music. - Justinianism101

My favorite sonic song is escape from the city. And I kinda hate jump up super star because it gets stuck in your head

Much better soundtrack than Mario which recycles old music. In sonic there is always something

Sonic has the best music I have ever heard

8 Sonic racing games are better than Mario racing games

The Sonic racing games were completely copied off the Mario racing games. If you love the Sonic racing games, be thankful that the Mario racing games exist. If Mario racing games wouldn't exist, Sega wouldn't have been able to copy the idea. Sega just copies everything Nintendo does but does it so badly that nobody notices. If you're against people who copy other people's games, you're against Sega. If you're for Sega, spend months making a game and let me copy every game you make and form a fanbase to see how you would like it. The racing games is the biggest example of why Sega needs to not exist. Sega should be arrested or severely charged due to copyright laws right now.. - LemonComputer

So you're basing it off a game you haven't played you're doing a contest on a page made by sonic fans so of course it wins hover boards are just stupid Mario kart is better

Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing vs. Mario Kart Wii:
Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing wins!

Sega all stars racing is Sega's retarded play off of mario kart. Plus we now have the original mario kart, mario kart 64, mario kart double dash, mario kart wii, mario kart 7, and 8 I think we know who has better racing games. - Katekat123

Y’all all know good and well that Sonic is better. Their racing games look more realistic than Mario.

9 Mario is a copycat and idea thief

Mario kills toads because every time he breaks a block a toad dies so mario is evil sonic frees animals from robots

But unlike the coins, you keep the ring total over 100. And they can protect you from losing a life. Plus, your ring total at the end of each zone can be added to your score. And don't forget the lighting ring dash, which 1st appeared in SONIC ADVENTURE (1998-99).

Not always, Sonic and Sega Ultimate Racing is a rip off of Mario Kart

Mario copied sonic 100 ring gets an extra life in Mario bros.

Super Mario Bros was released in 1983 (1985 on the NES)
Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 1991 - Toab

10 Sonic has a personality

I agree. Sonic has more personality than Mario. Mario is just soulless - Chaotixhero

Mario sucks! Sonic rules! - kitten2015

Mario is kind of like must-save-peach all the time. Too soulless.

If you look closely you can see Mario does have a personality like in Mario power tennis, he was jealous of luigi winning so he stole his thunder and glory and in paper Mario the thousanth year door he freak out after getting kiss by that fat purple lady, jumping up and down after getting a kiss from peach.

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11 Sonic has better spin-offs

Shadow the Hedgehog actually is an award-winning game. Are you sure it sucks? Also, Luigi's Mansion is the only good spinoff of Mario that I could think of.

Mario kart ds is the worst racing game I've ever played! Shadow the hedghog and sa2b is nearly perfect sonic gamecube games.

Mario strikers my favorite mario spinoff.

So, Shadow the Hedgehog, Tails Sky Patrol and Sonic Free Riders are good games? Are you kidding me?

12 Sonic saves the world. Mario saves a princess who hasn't learned to save herself

Sonic actually saves the world from disaster, while Mario just chases his girl. You'd think that she'd take self defense classes by now.


True, but Sonic also has saved time itself. THREE TIMES.

Sonic did more than Mario, went through different dimensions, went through time multiple times, fought all powerful monsters like bio-lizard and dark gaia, and other stuff that's better than Mario has - jay10

Wrong. Sonic saves TIME and EXISTENCE in sonic generations from the time eater while Mario can barely save his own life from a goomba or a pit without killing Luigi or Yoshi in the the process

Work the do mario make and her take bowser let's and there stays just peace ess prince yay prince Yay

Looks like Sonic has got more serious work than Mario has. (But Mario is still good though) - BorisRule

13 Sonic has a way more interesting cast

Sonic cares about all his friends. Mario hits and sacrifices his dino friend in Super Mario World, Grabs his helpers and throws them in a pit of death, and he treats his brother Luigi like dog crap.

Yes. His friends are actually fun to play as in the games. Plus Luigi's the best Mario character, but nobody treats him any good. Mario abuses him, abandon him and even the toads whose more useless than peach abandon luigi.

Sonic is a speedy hedgehog who broke a speed record for fastest thing alive, tails is an engineering fox with 2 tails, and knuckles is an enchinda( Mario fans keep note of that word) who is the last of his kind, living on a island in the sky guarding the ultimate power, I could go on.

Mario Is Mental Fanboy Alert

14 Sonic fights more villains than Mario

how many times has mario defeated bowser already? the only cool fight I can remember is when mario took down a dragon in the lost kingdom, but sonic been there and done that in Black knight.

I agree. Mario fights Bowser as a final boss in almost EVERY game. - TopTenX

This is cool.

duh - sonictiger

15 Eggman is better than Bowser

Bowser is a terrible excuse for a villain. What does he do with Peach when he kidnaps her? Play Checkers until Mario comes? You'd think after 34 years he'd come up with something new...

Eggman has an IQ of 300, and builds robots, and heck, would even control a creature of darkness that can control time! He uses animals as a power source for his robots. He's a great villain.

Bowser isn't a terrible villain. Eggman fails all of the time. Bowser has better stuff. Eggman didn't do anything to time because that's not canon ether. - TheQ

Do you know whats weird why did they make Bowser talk in super Mario sunshine I meanni don't mine that he talking but the Mario characters never talked which is unlike sonic the hedgehog that is

I wish the Mario characters talked instead of the Sonic characters.

I agree how Eggman is better than Bowser but I am a Mario Player but less Sonic Player because I only got a few of them. Eggman's voice and comedy beats up Bowser so as his fatness. I am still tasting Eggman's voice and and how tall his legs

What does Bowser hope to achieve by kidnapping Peach anyways? Is he a rapist?

16 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is way better than The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Yeah Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Is Better Than Super Mario Bros 3 #Mario Got Ownd

Now this is just ridiculous, find some REAL reasons guys not opinions

Nintendo did not make that cartoon so this does not count

Adventure of sonic sucks som3 is better

17 Mario's live action movie sucks

The animated movie of Sonic made in 1996 has him going against Metal Sonic, and it's plot was awesome. The acting was too.

have you seen sonics design, he looks more like a human child instead of a hedgehog, I'm not bashing on sonic but it still disturbs me - youknowimright

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show or the Super Mario Bros. movie where Princess Daisy is kidnapped by President Koopa?

Because I would give The Super Mario Bros. Super Show a 9.1 score and the Super Mario Bros. movie a 1.7 score.

The sonic the hedgehog movie was amazing and metal sonic was in it I liked every thing in the movie only put sonic and tails voice acting while the Mario movie was like do I have to explain

Ugh, opinion not a reason. Seriously, these reasons need to be more legit than opinion based

It's true though. They didn't even get costumes that relate to the characters in Mario games. Like, come on, did they really have to come up with a President Koopa!? - MasterCreepy

18 Sonic has cool villains

The Deadly Six? Pretty decent. Especially that joke about Zazz needing to take a bath.

*eye roll* Opinion!

Honestly, Metal Sonic is the best villan in sonic games. 1: he can go as fast, sometimes faster, than sonic, he is better than shadow, and he turns into a dragon.

Alright... I will admit that Bowser is pretty bad-butt. He ruined a festival that happened once every 100 years. He kidnaps the love of Mario's life like a zillion times. Probably a bunch of other things, but I can't remember them right now. Anyways, Dr. Eggman is also pretty bad. He roboticized Sonic's entire family, he destroyed Knothole, and enslaved a bunch of adorable animals. Mephiles (according to other sites) is arguably the best villian in the entire Sonic series. He almost destroys everything that ever was, he betrays Silver, and... SPOILER ALERT... Kills Sonic. He is the only villian to do so. Metal Sonic... Don't even get me started with him. He is just bad, bad, and bad.
Oh well, I've said my peice... What do you think?

19 Sonic has better classic games than Mario

Compare the old Super Mario Bros. games to the Sonic games on the SEGA Genesis.

The old Super Mario games get a 7.5 at least and a 9.0 at most.

The SEGA Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games get an 8.0 at least and a 9.5 at most.

First of all, I would just like to say that I'm not "Nostalgia Biased" or anything, I actually played the original sonic games much more than the original Mario games, but the sonic ones just can't compare. The game encourages you to be fast, but it's really difficult, so you basically aren't allowed to be fast. The game mechanics are slippery, the music is only okay. Mario might not be as fast, (which is actually not entirely true), but the game mechanics are much better and Mario actually has power ups that give variety, adding in much more variety. Also, the retro Mario games were hard as hell. Every sonic game made after the genesis era that isn't colors, generations, or maybe unleashed (not counting, that game's pretty good) sucked and can't even compare to Mario 64 or Mario kart. - Rageg_

Sonic games are better then Mario games

Much better classic games, especially Sonic 2 (which gets an 8.4) on the Mega Drive & Knuckles' Chaotix (which also gets an 8.4). However, Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64 is one of the best games of all time and gets a 9.9.

20 Sonic lives in a more interesting world

Agreed. Sonic lives in lovely peaceful world.

Sonic goes to different places in the world while Mario just hang around in the Mushroom Kingdom

Marios world sucks and he is evil the manual says the toads are bricks why do mario fans always denie it

But Mario travels through the universe in Super Mario Galaxy 1&2, and he travels through many dimensions in Super Paper Mario.

21 Sonic has fun stages

Sonic stages feels different every time in the best way possible. Mario's stages, besides Galaxy, feels almost boring when you think about it.

Both games have fun games

Yes, City escape rocks.

Mario has fun stages also - Nateawesomeness

22 Gameplay variety

This is a good one. Sonic has so much variety in gameplay! Werewolf (or Werehog), Wisps... Mario's gameplay does vary but not as much. It mostly is just a rehash.

Usually Mario is just wait for the obstacle to be gone or jump over it.

Sonic has more action.

Mario has lots of gameplay variety such as 3d games rpg games party games sports games puzzle games etc

Yes, Sonic adds something new to every new Sonic game that makes it very different, like how they spindash and Super Sonic in Sonic 2, Super peel out and past future control in CD, instant air shield+Hyper forms+ Knuckles abilitys+ elemental shields all in Sonic 3 and knuckles. Light dash and different genes in Sonic adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 introduced complex plot and new moves like the bounce similar to the bubble shield. I can go on forever Mario kind of keeps the main formula and doesn't change it, an exeption could be Mario Galaxy - PampaZapp

23 Classic Sonic is better than Classic Mario

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Yes. Classic Sonic is more epic.

Classic sonic is cute

I don't care. It's an opinion. I like both. - mattstat716

24 Sonic doesn't kill his helpers without any shame

The person playing as Mario throws Yoshi off the edge does! Blame the player not the character idiots!

Sonic doesn't jump off of Tails, but Mario jumps off of Yoshi

Honestly mario is the player and if mario didn't have to jump off yoshi why did the developers do this as for sonic tails helps sonic to ledges and sonic doesn't have to sacrafice tails

Poof yoshi, ask sonic for help. I'm sorry Mario treats you like a piece of trash

Mario does not treat Yoshi like trash, he doesn't beat yoshi he points, and he doesn't throw him off the edge, the player does. - GamingGoku757

25 Sonic has a better variety in friends and foes

Sonic has for allies:

A two-tailed fox, an echidna, 3 other hedgehogs, Wisps, woodland creatures, a cat, a rabbit, a chameleon, an alligator, a bee, and much more.

Mario has for allies:

His brother, a "toad" that looks like a mushroom, and a girl who always gets kidnapped.

Sonic's had for enemies:

An evil genius, a water creature, a lizard attached to a space colony, a genie, 6 deadly foes, 3 robot clones of himself, badniks, a GOD, a dark creature that was sealed within the planet, a dark creature that has the ability to erase time and space, and I could go on...

Mario's had for an enemy:

A turtle who breathes fire.

Did anyone forget another thing, sonic has more personality than Mario I mean lets face it Mario had little to no personality in the games

Right you are my friend - Chaotixhero

Yes his friends are actually good characters.

26 Sonic is by SEGA while Mario is by Nintendo

actually I played Mario kart 8 on a Wii but ya Sonic is better than Mario

What does that have to do with anything even though I like Sonic better.

Super Smash Bros. is the best Nintendo franchise (which gets a 9.6).

Super Monkey Ball is the best SEGA franchise (which gets a 9.2).

Actually it's the other way around. - nintendofan126

27 Sonic's power-ups are far superior to Mario's

In Mario, you get a mushroom that makes you grow bigger, and a star that makes you invincible for 10 seconds.

In Sonic, you have boxes with the power-ups. There's shields (Defensive, Flame, Water, and Electric), Invincibility, and Speed Shoes. 'enough said.

Umm that is SO not true can sonic throw fire and ice balls out of his hand?! NO! Can sonic walk through walls (super Mario 64)? NO! Can sonic get a cap with wings to make him fly? NO! (even with tails the wing cap lasts longer) Can sonic turn to metal? NO! (metal sonic is a completely different character) can sonic turn huge and smash everything in sight? NO! I think I have made my point!

What like diamonds who turn sonic yellow, wow real amazing, mario has a smash ball that gives anyone awesome abilities but it hates sonic because sonics power ups are so bad that all he can do is turn into the same super sonic from any power up including the smash ball and mario can turn into countless other awesome things - YOSHIA2121

In Mario there is a awesome huge amount of power ups but Sonic has cooler ones, the shields are great, you can turn in a fire ball in mid air, bounce and breathe underwater and make rings come to you and perform a double jump, with the speed shoes you can reach incredible speeds. Not to mention SUPER FORMS where your speed multiplies, you are literally imortal and can jump very very high and invurnerable. If forms and super forms count then Sonic wins but if we don't then I got to say Mario. - PampaZapp

28 Sonic is sexier

Not a good reason to like a character/series more than the other. Calling something "sexy" is why something gets the wrong kind of attention from the wrong kinds of fans these days.

Whoa! Going way too far there - Chaotixhero

Sonic does not have a penis!

It's a kids game no need to say that because everyone knows he doesn't have a penis - Hummingbirdf

Some members of the Sonic fandom have sunk this low already. WOW.

29 Sonic's had plenty of good TV shows

Mario, however... that's like trying to compare Uncle Grandpa to Dragon Ball Z.

For some reason, Super Show bores me to death!

I remember being completely disappointed by The Super Mario Bros. Super Show when I watched it for the first time in 2002. When I saw Sonic SATAM in 2008 for the first time, I was officially addicted. Not even coming close to SATAM, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show lost to SATAM in my opinion. The Mario anime wasn't bad (even though they were basically taking the story lines from fairy tales), but Sonic X (which is an anime) stole the show, despite the jacked-up "canon" it had. Frankly, all of Sonic's T.V. shows were much better than Mario's.

Sonic is better

30 Sonic isn't fat like Mario

Lool I added this in but it is kinda true I mean Sonic IS the speed of sound so if he at 300 chili dogs he can run and lose all those pounds Mario is fat and can still get that princess jesus please be a bit more realistic Nintendo. - spodermanfan1000

He does not look fat

Lol, but true

That is true

31 Sonic has better crossover SEGA characters than Mario has crossover Nintendo characters

You got it man!

Opinions opinions! How many OPINIONS are we going to have in these reasons?!

Yes sega does have better crossover charitcters


32 Sonic is funnier

Sonic is more comical than Mario and Mickey mouse.

Sonic saved my from hell

He never made me laugh the only thing that made me laugh is when he was first made I thought it was a joke but I was 100% wrong

Here's a joke from Classic Sonic, did you know that he says this: "All Mario has for an enemy is a turtle turd who breathes fire out of his potty mouth. Did you know that I'm the one who invented that 'Baldy Mcnosehair' nickname for that Dr. Fatnik guy? Oh wait, YOU DIDN'T 'CAUSE YOU ARE AS FAT AS YO MAMA, WHO IS ALSO AS FAT AT THAT GUY WITH THAT ROUND Mcnosehair!

33 Sonic's speed makes his games so much fun


Yeah, I know!

Actually it’s harder to control his speed and lacks variety for his games. At least Mario can go normal speed, super slow, or super fast as shown in the Mario and Luigi Dream Team game. This makes Sonic’s games harder to control and harder to watch in my opinion.

34 Knuckles is better than Yoshi

Knuckles would crush him with the power of his fists!

Lol, you pick the most uneven match ups, these two aren't even similar

Knuckles was always going to beat Yoshi at pretty mush anything but eating things!

Knuckles may be better than Yoshi, but he is also much stupider than Yoshi. - kdoraisamy23

Sonic Boom isn't canon, and there's a difference between gullible and stupid. - Kerbiman123

35 Sonic games have more intense emotional moments.

They could be better than Mario's. Man, Nintendon't has no memorable moments whatsoever because they have crappy characters that has no arguments that they are cliche, while you have Tails that can be defended by his cuteness, moments of funniness, smartness (meaning that he is smarter than those who would be lazy), and finally he has at least a cute classic form and a modern form. Knuckles is somewhat okay because of his tendency to be dumb, but not as dummy as the Sonic Boom version. Cream is okay because she somehow fights back when needed. Amy, while I am very annoyed by her thanks to her having a obsession for Sonic, is better because she has funniness in the comics about e.g. Sonic smells like a burnt fireplace. It's no wonder that sometimes they ship her with Sonic. But then you have "Useless" Toad(s), Princess Pinch-your-nose-until-you-love-me-or-so-help-me-that-I-will-be-very-annoying-to-you, and that is what or who should be removed from the franchise in order to actually ...more

Super Paper Mario, Mario and Luigi series, and Super Mario galaxy one and two. Look at these games and there are some seriously emotional moments

Sacrifices are more emotional than being kissed by a princess in almost every ending. - MasterCreepy

Um, Super Paper Mario?

36 In Sonic, not everything has a face

Mario: Mushroom? Has a face, Star? Has a face, Flowers? Have a face, Blocks? Have a face! Sonic: only things that have a face in real life have a face. - myusernameisthis

WHAT THE HECK?! This is the weirdest one so far!

That is DUMB!

37 Sonic is a multi-platform game. Mario is exclusive to Nintendo consoles

Lets say you went over to a friend's house. You play some Sonic Generations, and you have an Xbox 360 at home. "How much did this game cost? " Then you can buy it, simple as that!

Mario, though, you have to buy a Nintendo Console BEFORE you buy the game. It's crap. Nintendo doesn't even put their games on the App Store.

Exactly. While Sonic games are more diverse, going to consoles from Sega to Nintendo (OK, I admit Nintendo probably paid Sega to do that) to Sony, Mario is just exclusive to Nintendo consoles. This may be because since Mario games are so popular, and by making people have to buy Nintendo-only consoles in order to play, makes Nintendo more $$$.

I know Sega went under but not really anyone I know owns a Nintendo system. I do but Sonic is better

This maybe why there are so many wars between Sonic fans. It's fine to be multi-platform, but making Sonic an entertainment icon instead of just a gaming icon is not right.

38 Sonic does not mind other characters being the star whilst Mario makes a huge fuss about it

During Shadow the Hedgehog, you don't see Sonic getting all mad because he isn't the star. Remember when Luigi got his moment of glory in that tennis game (I forget what it was called, tell me what it's titled in a reply, please), and Mario comes, slams Luigi on his back, then starts grinding his shoes into Luigi's shoes, ruining Luigi's moment of glory.

Sonic actually lets his friends get attention. Mario is just a dick. - Kerbiman123

Mario abuses luigi during the time when luigi the real hero.

Oh you are just right Sonic never throws a fit when someone won Mario did because he wanted to win and he also try's to cheat.

39 Sonic looks cooler than Mario

Sonic is boring and you step on anything so you just die. BORING

Well Classic Sonic mostly - Chaotixhero

If you read the comment below and wonder why Sonic's legs are getting longer, longer legs mean more graceful running in my opinion. SEGA must've realized this and gradually lengthened his legs so fans don't freak out because he turned into Slenderman suddenly.
Speaking of, I'm not sure if SEGA is going to turn Sonic into Slenderman. If they did, I'd die laughing.

So... Sonic's legs by 2050 are gonna make him tall enough to get a slam dunk without even jumping. - mattstat716

Sonic is the definition of cool

40 Sonic is more similar to Pac-Man than Mario & Mega Man

If you compare Classic Sonic and Ghostly Adventure Pac-Man, then you are kinda right. They act the same and most of all, act like brothers together - Chaotixhero

Sonic as Pac-Man

Tails as Cylindria

Eggman as Blinky

Sally Acorn as Mrs. Pac-Man

Amy Rose as Pinky

Knuckles as Spiral

Antoine as Professor Pac-Man

Shadow as Toc-Man

Rouge as Sue

Blaze as Orson

Silver as Kinky

Vector as Clyde

Silver as Kinky

Classic Sonic is way better than Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures, which differs from how Pac-Man used to be disgracefully.

This means sonic is a copycat

41 Sonic is for older audiences

Modern Sonic has some moments where it gets kind of dark and realistic at the same time. Mario, however has so many games based around this Princess that is a liar that it's no wonder why people say it's for kids. You know, while we have a mutant fox, and other weird animals, I think that it's more likely that we would live with animals in harmony rather than teach kids to kill some plant life just because they are depicted to be evil.

What are you on? LSD? Lost World has kids jokes in it... - mattstat716

Shadow made the franchise 10+

Lol are you kidding me? 10 year olds even like it!

42 Sonic items are better.

Mario items are mostly drug item. For example that so called poison mushroom just to get smaller. Not a hero.

...And they're in the Mushroom Kingdom. Duh. That could just be normal there. - mattstat716

Well actually I found out the mushrooms in Mario were inspired from the food in alice in wonderland that makes alice grow big

Sonic items are cooler.

For the millionth time, THIS. IS. AN. OPINION!

43 Mario is reluctant to let his friends have their own game while Sonic is friendly about it

I seen sonic fuss too

Sonic abuses tails

Still have yet to see a modern Knuckles, Tails, Amy, Vector, Espi- god the list goes on, doesn't it? - mattstat716

Mario never does this

44 Rings are better than coins

Just say if you went around town collecting rings and you had no money. WOULD YOU RATHER DO THAT THAN COLLECT COINS!

They are more useful than just spent as money; they protect you from anything that would otherwise result in death. Except for pitfalls, of course, but what's there to say something that would counter this arguement, Huh? Well? - Classic Sonic

You watch sonic for hire didn't you

Actually, coins make you look rich, while rings make you look lik you divorced 100 TIMES! No wonder sonic hates Amy!

45 Nice Theme Songs

every theme song is a bop except for shadows: it is the equivalent of trying to have sex on a piano. evrytime I hear it ingame I have to cover my ears. no hate on sonic tho still better than captain toads theme, which is a 30 second loop

Sonic heroes theme song is way better than super mario Bros 2 music

Listens His World: *shakes his head*

I love his world it is my favorite song

46 Stronger characters

Knuckles and Shadow are stronger.

Oh & daisy weakling peach weakling Roy koopa weakling but what about that scaredy cat Luigi weakling oh and the same 10 year old.

Have you EVER played super smash bros.? Mario characters kick sonic characters butts!

You're joking right?
Smash Bros series BALANCES the character traits, retard. If they didn't, Mario would be destroyed by Sonic before he could even move an inch. - MasterCreepy

Their both strong in their own way

47 Starlight Zone


48 Shadow the Hedgehog is much hotter than Wario

Wario is SUPPOSED to look bad!

That's animal abu- wait, this is an anthropomorphic hedgehog/robot/android. Um... Well then. - mattstat716

That's like comparing an ugly emo kid to a glorious model.

Shadow isn't emo he is always remembering a moment from the past that haunts him til this day even though he sounds like a emo and looks like one he isn't start playing sonic games and see for yourself. - spodermanfan1000

Well Shadow is hot but how does that make Sonic better

49 Sonic has a better debut than Mario

It's a shame, because everyone's like "Oh, SONIC! He sucks! " But Mario never, ever rolled around at the speed of sound. And let's be real. Green Hill Zone theme was legit.

True - PaperMarioFan

First off, look at the popularity Mario has over Sonic. Mario’s games have sold WAY MORE than that blue rat! And besides, it actually has been proven that in earlier games Mario is faster than Sonic. Pay attention to the facts guys!

50 Better Powers

From a 10 year old: Silver Telekenesis, Shadow & Sonic Speed, Amy Sonic Knuckles & Shadow Strength, Silver & Tails Fly want more Silver can move threw Time & Space.

Amy rose in Sonic adventure 2 battle gamecube version she have awesome powers like Amy flash.

Geez, sonic's fanbase sucks!

Mario has super jumps and strength

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