Top 10 Reasons Why Sonic the Hedgehog is Better Than Super 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 and his world seem more realistic (in a world of fantasy games anyway).
1)He moves by rolling and jumping into a roll, while Mario jumps straight up with his legs apart.
2)A hedgehog thst can move fast to defeat an evil genius from harming animals seems more believable than an Italian Plumber going to stop a large turtle from harming a princess. Though anything can be made in fantasy worlds, some concepts flow better than others as Sonic.

I am willing to bet that the reason they attack Mario is because they heard he is evil, so they try to attack him and get rid of this psycho man forever. Sonic, we already know that he eats chili dogs, but only because they have not been dead by him or anyone else, or he doesn't know that. Either way makes Sonic Lost World a GENUS game to play.

2 Sonic characters are more fun

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!

Some Mario characters are fine but no one will play as peach, toad, or Bowser... maybe luigi in the main Mario games.

On the other side sonic is fast, tails can build cool planes even he was young, knuckles is strong and shadow is sonic but has more power and chaos energy which is ALSO cool.

3 Sonic girls seem to dress more modernly

The women in Sonic aren't stereotypical and lazy. They actually stand up for themselves. Princess Peach is a literal stereotype who without a doubt it's so boring to save. Peach is not the best bit of Mario and even I want to see Peach torn into pieces and fed to Bowser's minions. Heck she doesn't even love Mario! Even I would rather see Sonic and Elise make out than Mario and that princess.

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.

4 Sonic has better music

I love Sonic and Mario almost equally, but as a fan of both I must say Sonic's OST in 1,2, and 3 including knuckles in sonic games and CD honestly have the best soundtracks for the single levels that I've ever heard! If you don't believe me listen to Ice Cap Zone, Lava Reef Zone, Green Hill Zone, Flying Battery Zone and more the OST's are ridiculous and for 16-bit era games on the Genesis they still hold addictive and people still love the OST.

I don't count the 3D Sonic games as the best, the game play just worked better in 2D. That being said, Sonic 2 on The SEGA Genesis had the best video-game sounding music on any game. Casino Night Zone is the best level for music and gameplay.

5 Sonic has more siblings

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.

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

Mario's siblings: Luigi. That's all. Sonic's siblings: Manic and Sonia.

6 Mario is a copycat and idea thief

Super Mario Sunshine ripped off Sonic Adventure 2. Super Mario Odyssey ripped off Sonic Unleashed. I'd say that's enough evidence right there.

Then again, Sonic Lost World was a Super Mario Galaxy clone, so I think both franchises copied off each other at different points (at least Sonic has more gameplay variety though - like come on, Mario NEVER turned into a werewolf or wielded a sword).

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).

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

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.

8 Sonic has a personality

I think an excerpt from one Sonic issue explains it all...
" Even though he tries to maintain a certain level of 'cool'... At heart he's a lovable goof who loves his family and friends dearly. You can always count on him to come through in a tough spot... He's all for speaking his mind for what he believes in... And, well, he really cares."
That's Sonic's personality in a nutshell.

Mario does slightly have a personality. He's brave and cheerful... Right? But when you put him next to Sonic, he's just has more of a colorful personality at the end of the day. Being outgoing, cocky, brave, caring, and optimistic, he basically takes the cake from the red plumber.

9 Sonic racing games are better than Mario 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...

If you all love Mario racing games be thankful the racing games before Mario kart.

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

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

Various Mario games just say blah and blah let's Save the princess! God even I know Princess Elise was better than you! I saved her more times in one game than you do in your whole franchise Mario. Peach is a literal stereotype and without a doubt is getting on my nerves. Just get the kid some dumb 50's telephone and an ice cream than make him get that dumb princess.

That is true. I know Mario saved the galaxy two times but Sonic saved time itself three times and he always fights more villains not just Eggman. I mean can Sonic have just one break I mean he deserves to have one.

Whatever Mario is doing he's like I don't know trying to find a nice tux for his date with Peach and stupid stuff like that.

The Contenders
11 Sonic has better spin-offs

Look I'm a Sonic fan,but the only Sonic spin offs I like are Sonic Spinball and Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood. And that's good, because Sonic is known more for his main series than his garbage spin offs. Mario on the other hand is now known more for Mario Kart than Super Mario. So that's another reason Sonic is better in it's own

Sonic has Sonic Spinball, Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic R, and Sonic Rivials 1 and 2 (Play as Sonic in the last 3 for the maximum fun experience). Those are the best Sonic spin offs and they make Mario's look like a joke

12 Sonic fights more villains than Mario

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

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.

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 villain.

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

This is true for the Live-Action Movies
Even with the hideous original design the Sonic Movie is at least 9999 times better than The Live-Action Mario Movie.

I gotta admit, this is kinda true, Sonic did have a better cartoon trilogy than Mario's (even though they are both good), but still, we should like both games.

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

14 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.

Sure but Mario is for ALL AGES. And even if little kids still play Sonic, it still doesn't change this fact if Sonic is really made for older audiences. So wouldn't this limit Sonic's popularity and use? I think so

15 Sonic has cool villains

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 villain in the entire Sonic series. He almost destroys everything that ever was, he betrays Silver, and... SPOILER ALERT... Kills Sonic. He is the only villain 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?

16 Mario's live action movie sucks

Top 3 reasons why the Mario movie sucks 1. It was nothing like the game 2. Goombas made no sense 3. Luigi was pretty much the main character and Mario was just like another sidekick. This movie felt like sonic 06 ( no offense sonic ).

I hate the fact that it's actually true...
Nintendo shouldn't sue people for using emulators/making fan games. If they want to make those people feel pain, Nintendo should just make them watch the SMB Movie.

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

17 Sonic has a more interesting cast

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 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.

18 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.

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.

19 Sonic's had plenty of good TV shows

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.

20 Sonic's speed makes his games so much fun

I LOVE how fast you go in Sonic games. Making Sonic speed through all of those levels is better than Mario saying "Go slowly through this world, than at the castle, waste your power-ups destroying a fake version of the 1 villain to listen to a mushroom person say your girlfriend is in another castle". That makes me sick. Sonic would clear all of Mario's levels in 3 seconds.

this is tied with playing as Sonic when it comes to what I like most about Sonic games. Making Sonic run around all the awesome stages is just so much fun. When I play Mario, it's just so slow and tedious.

21 Sonic lives in a more interesting world

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

Mobius? Big enough to explore. Traveling to different places? All right! Mario, he's too lazy to explore outside the mushroom kingdom, or rather the kingdom of Morons! He he he.

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

22 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.

The Christmas I got my GameCube I had sadx and sa2b I boots up sa2b first and city escape. Rollin' around at the speed of sound. The iconic stage the nostalgia is over 9,000. Also I boot up sadx then I get to emerald coast nostalgia is also over 9,000! Mario has never had stages like this!

What? Super Mario Galaxy has the best stages ever in a platformer!

23 Classic Sonic is better than Classic Mario

Classic Sonic is also better than 'modern' Sonic. Classic Sonic looked cool, and endearing without being some sickening cuteness attempt (Sonic Generations' Classic Sonic doesn't count; they made him a wide-eyed, muted 'cute' moron and couldn't even get his colour right - also, suddenly Tails had a voice back then, but Sonic didn't? - original Sonic, whenever depicted, was focused and confident; the opposite of Generations).
The 'modern' Sonic, however, looks like a cat that's just been pulled out of the washing machine, having, before that, spent several years on a stretching rack.
And every five years or so, what to sega do?
Ruin him further by putting him in for another wash cycle. Before long, he'll be (an extremely anorexic) Godzilla the HedgeCat. As for the oother characters, I shudder to think...
But to the point, whenever I see Mario, I want to slap him. And whoever started urinating about with Sonic's characters' designs; they're starting to look as stupid as Mario.

24 Sonic's first games are better than Mario's.

Yes. The first game, Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) was the first Sonic games.
It was simple, fun, and it made sense.

Not to spoil anything, but Mario's first games are more than 5 years older than Sonic's.

What are you saying? Both games are good

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

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.

Okay, eating mushroom and getting big or flying short distances by becoming a Tanooki in Mario is fun, but being engulfed in stars as you gain super sonic speeds or invincibility and precede to plough through enemies, spin around in a loop, or break a wall is just a little more exciting.

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