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

Sonic saves animals, Mario KILLS animals

I agree Mario murders the Koopas while Sonic jumps on top of robots to free animals like chickens bunnies eagles

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

All of that is bull. Sonic in the sky chase zone frees animals in the sky but they fall to their deaths. Say something now.

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.

Mario is a animal abuser!

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.

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

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.

What I meant is that the princess dresses are old fashioned, but dresses like Amy's and Cream's are more modern looking.

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

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

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.

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 underground is not canon

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

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.

Sonic has better music

Three words; Zavok Theme Orchestra
Two Words; Infinite Theme
Five Words; Nega Wisp Armor Phase One
Four Words; Solaris Theme Phase One
Should I keep going? 'Cause I can!

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.

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 racing games are better than Mario racing games

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.

Even if Mario racing games were never made, Sega would have still made some too. Mario Kart 64 wasn't the first racing game you know...

Sonic racing games are awesome

Sonic has a personality

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

Mario sucks! Sonic rules!

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.

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).

The coins can keep the total over 100 and the rings can literally disappear from you after getting hit. Fact. - ZesaX

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

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.

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

Mario strikers my favorite mario spinoff.

The Contenders

Sonic fights more villains than Mario

At least said "mediocre" Sonic villains have BETTER CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

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.

Mephiles is overrated move on and stop whining about it. Sonics villans are mediocre because they all have the same intenshions mario fights one villan with the same goal not 1000 villans trying to do the same thing.

Zavok, Zazz, Master Zik, Zor, Zomon, Eggman, Chaos, Death Egg, Mega Death Egg, Infinite, TONS OF ROBOTS, Eggman Nega, Chaos, Metal Sonic, Neo Metal Sonic, Mephiles, Iblis, Solaris, Death Queen, Nega Wisp Armor, Dark Gaia, Bio-Lizard and so on...

Sonic has a way more interesting cast

Zavok is awesome! Infinite is tragic and great! The Deadly Six Rock! I could go on...

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.

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.

"BUT Mario SAVED THE GALAXY! TWICE! "

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

Sonic saved the world, other dimensions, Galaxy, and more. Mario always saved the princess in most games

Ya I agree in Mario the mission is SAVE THE PRINCESS all the time I like Sonic better then Mario even though I like both games

Yah but sonic can't save his games from becoming garbage can he.

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.

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?

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

Adventures of Super Mario bros 3 is WAY better than Adventure of Sonic the hedgehog. - ZesaX

Mario's live action movie sucks

Only point I agree with. I LOVE the sonic movie! And think the mario movie is bad.

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

Sonic has cool villains

SOLARIS IS COMING! HAIL THE APOCALYPSE! HAIL THE DEATH OF ALL LIFE! HAIL THE END OF TIME! HAIL THE END OF SPACE! DEATH HAS COME TO ALL AND IT SEEKS TO RIP. TIME. APART.

There all the same exept for eggman and metal sonic, all the other others only want to destroy the universe or part of it, but there are some with cool desighns and powers like infinite.

there are plenty of cool ones perfect chaos for example and meta sonic, infinite, and robotnick.

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

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.

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.

Sonic lives in a more interesting world

There is an intresting theor that says that sonic is fighting climate change as he goes from natural settings to more industrial like areas as the game progreses, I really like this theory.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

When Sonic Idles long, he lays down with the pose you know.

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

Yes his friends are actually good characters.

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.

Actually it's the other way around.

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).

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