Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic Is Better Than Mario

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21 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

OH HELL NO! The only decent power up sonic has is the super sonic transformation.

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22 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

What about luigi and yoshi and toad and donkey kong, especially YOSHI - YOSHIA2121

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23 Classic Sonic is better than Classic Mario

Classic Sonic (poking Classic Mario): Poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, po- Classic Mario: ENOUGH! Mama mia. Gosh, why do you have to annoy me? Classic Sonic: Because I think that Princess is that annoying, but you don't seem to think so. So I have to show ...more

Yes. Classic Sonic is more epic.

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

I really hate what they did to the characters in sonic boom. Sonic is and attention hog (if you will pardon the expresion) knuckles is an imbecile (gets taken down by classic knckles) HEY I WAS NOT TALKING - OUCH- ABOUT YOU - YEEOW- I WAS - OW-W- I'm GONNA NEED THAT ARM LATER! I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE SONIC BOOM CLONE OF- what? You have no clue what I'm talking about? Just look up your name and then sonic boom and you'll see what I mean. Anyway...

And taila apperantly suffers serious short term memory loss

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24 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.

Well, at least Sonic hasn't been GRASS, DESERT, ISLAND, ICE, JUNGLE, SKY, VOLCANO. - mattstat716

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25 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.

Even though I like Mario more, this is true. - Drawbox

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26 Sonic lives in a more interesting world

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

Agreed. Sonic lives in lovely peaceful world.

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

Agreed, sonic lives in a place I would like to live in, as long as cyborgs show up ( yes, eggmans bots are cyborgs techniclly speaking)

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27 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

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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!

THE SONIC FANDOM IN A NUTSHELL.
CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP
CALLING AN IMAGINARY HEDGEHOG SEXY.
CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP. - PaperMarioFan

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29 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

Player choice.

Technically you can make Tails do all the work.

d ouble-standards. - mattstat716

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30 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.

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31 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

Lmao.
Aside of mobile devices (Sonic has barely on them), most Sonic Games are actually on Nintendo consoles.
Come at me. - PaperMarioFan

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32 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!

FAT PLUMBER VS FASTEST THING ALIVE - spodermanfan1000

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33 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

See sonic x episode 5 cracking knuckles (the first joke of the episode is the title)

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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!

JOSHOO

What even is this comparison?
One beats the living crap outta things, the other eats them and spits them out.

KIIINDA unfair. - mattstat716

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35 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

God you must be dumbasses.
Sonic Lost World.
He is NOT friendly about it. - PaperMarioFan

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36 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

Lol, but true

37 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.

The best thing about vocal music is that you don't just hum or whistle you sing your heart out. I love sonic music, and I find knuckles theame fun to sing, also most of sonics theames

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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.

Yet mario lets luigi have his spot of fame in Luigis mansion 1 and 2 (dark moon). Hell, he even CONGRATULATES him. Riiight.

This should be in last place, because Mario doesn't make a huge fuss about it.
I mean, for crying out loud, maybe Mario's just getting back at Luigi for him taking a shot at Mario in SMB3's title.

You don't have all the information.
But, neither do I, so screw my opinion, huh? - mattstat716

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39 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

...And Nintendo has more memorable games than Sega. Also Sega over 90% of sonic's games by rushing them. - mattstat716

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

You got it man!

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