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

1 Sonic saves animals, Mario KILLS animals

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.

As much I think Mario is awesome half the time, I really think killing the hypnotized animals is too far

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2 Amy Rose is better than Princess Peach

PEACH SHOULD FOUGHT FOR herself, but no the useless character that she is. The many reason most Mario bros are 1/10 from me. They suck! Amy who isn't in smash only have to save her twice. She deserve to be in smash, but no. Whatever Mario been dead since 64!

Has he? The galaxy games and Odyssey were amazing and most of the other games are consistently good. If anything sonic's the dead franchise with so many bad games and a few good ones like mania (which wasn't even made by team sonic). - Justinianism101

Yes. Also, she worth saving she's not in smash bros. Peach you save her tons of time, but she's in smash its not worth it. She's terrible.

Even though Amy isn't exactly Sonic's "girlfriend", she has lots of things that Peach wouldn't even come close to having. Amy can defend herself, while Peach is always in need of saving (Damsel in Distress Cliche). Also, Amy's a joy to listen to because of her comical remarks in past games. Peach basically only says "Mario~! " and "Peachy~! ". To keep it brief, Amy is more of a character than Princess Peach Toadstool will ever be.

At least she actually FIGHTS and doesn't call on her idol for help for every little thing. - Wolfy_29

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3 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.

No, red is better than BLUE!

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4 Sonic characters are actually fun

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.

Agree with this! One of the things I love most about the Sonic series is that the characters carry the story better and have better dialogue. Sonic is enjoyable for all ages due to this whereas Mario (fun though the games may be) can often feel very "kiddy" for lack of a better term, too family friendly and vanilla. Sonic brings more depth, humour and insight to each game plot, it's far more versatile. Also sonic music over mario music anyday!

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5 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

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.

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

Yes it is true

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6 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. - bugger

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

Sonic underground is not canon

Mario has two, Luigi and Stanley Bugman form Donkey Kong three.

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7 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. - LemonComputer

If you think about it, seeing the girls dress more modern makes them less appealing. In today’s society, we’ve had lots of movies (for example) with hashtags and stupid crap. Am I right? I certainly know that lots of people can agree with me (like the Emoji Movie). So seeing the girls dress more modern scares me because it makes me think that they’ll be stupid hashtag preteens. This is just my opinion, so yea. And besides, seeing the girls dress more like back than (like the old style) makes them more appealing because of the classical feel Mario gives.

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8 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

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

Sonic has the best music I have ever heard

This reason is stupid because it’s more opinion-based than a legit reason

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9 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.

Not as memorable as Mario’s “It’s-a me’s! ” And “Mama Mia”

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10 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

Sonis Racing Games are better than Mario‘s? Should I Post a Photo of Sonic R? - MMPcipher

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The Contenders

11 Mario is a copycat and idea thief

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

Sonic is *inspired* by Mario you‘re fools - MMPcipher

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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

Should Peach be able to help herself now? Why is someone like her in smash if she can't save herself? In super princess peach, she helped fight browser with Mario, but then get kidnapped again, really peach? - jay10

Yeah, now there's something that comes up every, single, almost everyone says all the time time. Sorry for this weird wording, but its well, just think annoying in your head. Add pink, and feminism and girly princess. And what do you get? Toadstupid. Now think cool, awesome, stooky, and fun loving. Add blue and dancer, and modern and heroic. What do you get? Sonic the hedgehog with an attitude to match. He is the best of the best because people want to be like him and so they actually learn to defend themselves. But the Mario characters have to make people depend on them for themselves to be rich. While that's not exactly a bad thing, they are pretty dumb-dumb, which explains why some people might find them funny. Sonic is morally better though.

See reason #2, find my comment, and you'll know why I disagree.

Mario saved the universe in Super Mario Galaxy TWICE, that isn't even counting Super Paper Mario. - Qryzx

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13 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 strikers my favorite mario spinoff.

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

Again, this is an opinion not a reason

Actually this is a reason.
"Better spin off games" is technically a reason although weak but a reason. - Devlinjustus

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14 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 - bugger

Actually Bowser is better. At least he doesn’t make plans for attacks with Mario like Eggman in Sonic Boom with Sonic, so stupid of Eggman to do that first off. And all that Eggman does is build a bunch of stupid robots when Bowser has a variety of minions to help him.

You do know that Bowser's minions fail too, right? Also SONIC BOOM IS NOT CANON. What don't you people understand... - MasterCreepy

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15 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.

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

As if there’s a live action Sonic movie. - MrCoolC

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16 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.

This is a very untrue statement. Sonic doesn’t care about his friends as shown in shows like Sonic Boom. He’s a big ego-maniac and only cares about getting the glory for himself! Another thing is that this group of characters is very cliche unlike Mario. Sonic the big egotistical leader, Knuckles is the big dumb guy, Tails is the smart one, Amy is the annoying brat, and Shadow is the emo. Mario characters are more sweet and Mario doesn’t care for the spotlight AT ALL

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17 Sonic fights more villains than Mario

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

This is cool.

Now it's right! He defeat Dark Gaia,Deadly 6,Time eater and many more. P.S:To Nintendo:
Be more creative guys! don,t stuck in one villian.

For PaperMarioFan: I’m with PaperMarioFan. Search up this website guys:
It tells ALL the villains (big or small) of what Mario fights IN ABC ORDER! So who really fights more? *cough* Mario!

Yea but those bosses would be nothing to Sonic. Sonic would just own them like they were nothing. Even Bowser.
Mario, however, would struggle to even hurt Chaos in his final form or Dark Gaia in his first form! - MasterCreepy

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

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

Is robotnlik better than Mama Luigi?

19 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.

Just a few of the legendary villains in Sonic.

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20 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

*cough* Opinion! *cough*

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21 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

Again, people need to pay attention to the Mario games. I understand that there are a lot of games with the plot of save the princess, but there’s also a lot of others to even it out. Like kart games, party games, sports games, both galaxy games, crossovers, Mario and Luigi series, and maybe a few more. So don’t tell me that these games aren’t a lack of variety compared to a mutant rat just running around ALL THE TIME

Sonic Adventure 1 (especially), Sonic Adventure 2 (especially), Sonic Heroes, Sonic 06, Sonic Unleashed, and Sonic Colors would like to have a word with you. - MasterCreepy

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22 Classic Sonic is better than Classic Mario

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Yes. Classic Sonic is more epic.

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

Enough with the opinion based reasoning guys it doesn’t help!

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23 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.

Let’s go through the list of Mario stages shall we?
-Yoshi’s island
-Dream world
-Isle Delphino
-Pi’illo Island
-Goes into a dimension of being paper in some games

Yea but let's be honest, most of those stages are overused at the point where it just becomes unoriginal. - MasterCreepy

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24 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

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

Sonic stays in the exact same world for majority of his games. Mario goes through the Mushroom Kingdom, galaxies, dimensions, and goes to a different universe of being turned into paper form! Now that’s cool! Sonic is lame and super cliche

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25 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

Can sonic shoot fire from his hands? No! And besides that water shield sucks! Mario can breathe water all day!

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26 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

Mario’s allies:
Princess Peach, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Princess Daisy, Starlow, Bowser (has worked with Bowser before), Bowser Jr, Baby Luigi, Baby Mario, Action Toad, Audience, Alien Bunny, Angelica, Baby DK, Baby Peach, Baby Wario, Black Yoshi, Big Penguin, Blue Toad, Boomer, Blue Yoshi, Carrie, Captain Shy Guy.
Here’s a website for the rest of the allies:
Sonic’s allies:
Tails, Amy Rose, Knuckles, Blaze, Silver, Cream, Vector, Sticks
Mario’s villains:
Bowser, Dimentio, Count Bleck, Antasma, Bowser Jr, The Koopalings (which is 7), Wario, Waluigi, King Boo, Dry Bowser, King Bob-omb, Kamek, Womp King, Mr. L (Evil Luigi), Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa, Paragoomba, Boo, Fought Evil Peach in Thousand Year Door
Here’s a website for the rest of the enemies:
Sonic’s villains:
A 50 year old fat idiot named Eggman and Lyric

I love how you barely named any of the Sonic characters INCLUDING the minor characters, which you did for Mario because it looks like you don't know much about Sonic. - MasterCreepy

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27 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

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

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

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28 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.

Hm, well let’s see. First off, this is an opinion not a REAL reason. Second, let’s look at Sonic’s shows:
The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog - has bad voice acting and BORING
Sonic X - Is not even about Sonic, Sonic sits around for majority of the series, and everyone became even more annoying than usual (especially Amy, I mean dear lord!)
Sonic SATAM - Okay, but still boring. Sally is not that good of a character, even though she’s way better than Amy. She fights better and doesn’t complain and whine
Sonic Underground - BORING. I even heard that they never found their mother, so what was the point of this series?
Sonic Boom - Most annoying and stupid of all the Sonic series. Everyone lost a ton of IQ points, Sticks was a pointless character to add in this series, and the fighting sucks and feels rushed. Eggman even made plans with Sonic to fight him in one of the episodes. What the heck?!

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29 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

This is Beastility, but sonic still is cooler - Hummingbirdf

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30 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!

@kdoraisamy23 Sonic Boom Isn't Canon

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31 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


That is true

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32 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.

33 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

Super Mario Run just came out, so I guess that’s just one game added to mobile for Nintendo.

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34 Sonic is by SEGA while Mario is by Nintendo

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

Nintendo is way better than Sega. - MrCoolC

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35 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.

Wow a mutant rat and a yellow Gumball are similar. I’m totally convinced! *sarcastic clap*

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36 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+

Mario 6+ sonic 10+

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

I seen sonic fuss too

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

Sonic abuses tails

In Sonic Lost World, it shows that Sonic isn’t friendly about it. And Mario gives Luigi more games than the amount of what Sonic gives Tails which is 5-2.

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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.

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.

That's true.

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39 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

This isn’t that good of a reason because Mario bros can kick as much butt as Sonic can as shown in all their games. All the main mario characters have elements in them, the sonic characters just have lame skills and dumb weapons. Like for example: Peach has heart element and weapons, Daisy can kick butt and has a flower element, and Rosalina is the goddess of the galaxy that can stop time and destroy anything! Oh but a blue rat that runs all the time will certainly stop these girls! Not! And Mario can still fight just as good as Sonic, so what’s the point of this reasoning?

The question is though, is Mario fast enough to survive Sonic?
Also Super Smash Bros games balance the character traits to prevent one character (Sonic is a great example) from being too overpowered. - MasterCreepy

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40 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

41 Sonic looks cooler than Mario

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

Think about this: Would you rather see a nice looking plumber that can kick butt and save your life easily? Or see a creepy cyclop mutation thing with it’s two eyes connected? If we were to see these two in real life, I would run away from Sonic. That guy is creepy, while Mario is sweet, caring, and is awesome!

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42 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

Wario’s suppose to look bad, it defines his character. And besides, this is beastiality.

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43 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



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44 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.

Mega mushrooms is one of the best Mario items.

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45 Rings are better than 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!

Coins in video-games are unoriginal. rings are actually original. rings are way cooler than coins. unless it's terraria - Hummingbirdf

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46 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!

It has been proven that in earlier games of Mario that Mario is actually faster than Sonic, so Sonic’s speed doesn’t count in this.
The Sonic characters can do amazing things because they were programmed with it. Mario characters do flips and tricks and stuff because they got real skill! Sonic characters cheat because they have the power in them already. Rosalina is a freakin goddess of the galaxy that can stop time and destroy anything! She can beat all these sonic characters in one shot! And besides, they can both fight just fine. So what’s the point of this reason huh?

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47 Nice Theme Songs

Listens His World: *shakes his head*

I love his world it is my favorite song

I loved his world, it was so cool

Sonic’s theme songs are either all in your face or have lame lyrics of just “Sonic Runs! He can run! Didn’t you know? That’s right, he can run! ” Or the theme songs have lyrics that don’t even match the game at all! Mario’s songs have more of a classic feel to it, are very enjoyable, and are soothing to listen to.

Mario theme songs are overused and recycled though, which can get very boring to listen to, while Sonic has a huge variety of theme songs. - MasterCreepy

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48 Sonic has vocal music while Mario doesn't

I find Sonic music to be more contemporary, with bands like Zebrahead, Crush 40, and Michael Jackson. Mario has classical music, which may not be popular with today's teens. A teen myself, when I ask people at school what their favorite music genre is, they almost always respond, "Pop! ", though I do get a few "Rock music! "s in there once in a while. Nobody said classical was their favorite.
If you asked me, then I would say there is no favorite genre. Each is different. Each has something special to it.
Except the theme songs for Yo Gabba Gabba, Barney, Dora, etc...

Sonic Adventure's music to all Mario's music (all of it) Sonic wins 100% - spodermanfan1000

Actually, Mario should have vocal music, not Sonic. I would rather pull Sonic's quills for sucking since Sonic Adventure.

How does this help?! At least you won’t get distracted by the lyrics while fighting if Mario did have some in their songs. Sonic’s songs suck and aren’t appealing, they’re very bland. Mario has classical, fun, soothing music that makes you get excited!

So you prefer overused and recycled music rather than very cool rock music that are all different from each other and aren't recycled? Okay. - MasterCreepy

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49 Starlight Zone


50 Lava Reef Zone

I love the music and the secend zone is so buetiful🌋unhook

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