Top 10 Reasons Why Mario is Better Than Sonic

The Top Ten
1 Without Mario there would be no Sonic

Sega just saw mario making bank and they were like " we should try that! let's just come up with a cool character." And made one good game and said they were rivals with mario. All of mario's games have been well liked, while not all of sonic's games are. he can never be the gaming godfather son, because mario is always number 1! lets-a-go!

I hate all those people who are like, "Sonic is way better then Mario! Mario should just get a life! I wish Mario never happened! " Well guess what. Without Mario there is no Sonic. So there!

Mario > Sonic 4 life!

Atari's E.T. fail caused the video game industry to crash. Then Mario saved it! Sonic? Well,... Sega just wants money. So basically sonic is just like Mario but worse. MUCH WORSE! Sega doesn't care about the quality! They care about fans and quantity! They trick gamers into buying ripoff games. Nintendo would never do that!

True because Sonic is in Sega and Mario is in Nintendo. But Sega stopped making consoles so Nintendo payed Sega for Sonic, or Sonic won't exist if Nintendo didn't pay for Sonic.

2 Sonic fans are more annoying

All fandoms has their flaws. Sonic fandom has really many guys who, for example hate on Mario franchise (I know they're just being jealous of The Mario franchise being so successful). Even though I think Mario is the best media franchise to ever exist, I still love the Sonic franchise and the games.

I'm more of a sonic fan myself and I do have to agree with this one.

The sonic fan base is toxic but the reason for that is because we care about him and we want him to have the best games possible.

not every franchise is perfect of course but I think people are like that becasue they care, I mean if they didn't then they wouldn't say a thing right?

Mario for me isn't that great and the main reason for that is because ya know, you play a game, you finish it, and then you play the Classic Sonic games for the rest of the day.

mario is just boring: same games, same controls, same feelings, same power ups, same characters. there is nothing new here.

Sonic fans might be annoying, but they are right, who would want I fat plumber who can't talk when they can play as the fastest thing on Earth?

The Sonic Fans are just bunch of angry, immature, and unkind. They act like sonic and the games is way cooler and popular than mario.

The Mario Fans are Happy Naturally kind. The Thing they loved about mario is the franchise and series. There not like the sonic fans where they act like Spoiled Brats are something.

3 Sonic has a more annoying voice

I'm not a crazed Sonic fan but I will defend Sonic by saying. He's fifteen so he's still a kid so of course his voice will sound a little annoying also even though he talks a lot in the games at least you get to know on what kind of character he is while Mario I will say has a nice Italian accent but he isn't much of a talker. Just give catchphrases.

I'm not offended or anything. I'm just saying.

Jason Griffith was good, Ryan Drummond was alright, Roger Craig Smith sounds like he always has a cold and then pinches his nose before talking.
Why did you recast, Sega? Why? WHY?

His voice in the old cartoon looks annoying enough but nowadays his voice is getting better.

Whenever I play sonic lost world, I have to hear that stupid voice!

4 Sonic fans make worse fanart

They also make good fanart, but it is hard to find, I'll admit. But I'm willing to bet that Mario has some good and bad fanart as well.

That effects the gameplay of The games? I guess if I drew fanart of Ocarina of time it would be the worst game ever?

Most of it is terrifying, it's weird! Some of it's cool though.

Mario Fanart is mostly good. But there was one which was Waluigi Showing his dick! Is this life?

5 Mario is better for kids

Sonic literally cussed once. Tails, Amy, blaze, marine, and cream are the only really good characters for kids in sonic.

Sonic is worst! I mean! Pokemon and Mario are fun and cuter! Nintendo's two game series are way better than that stinky hedgehog

Totally kid appropriate! No blood, knives, or guns. Sure there is fire balls but it's so harmless Andy this game is innocent

We are not Dora fans we are stating the truth here and we are giving reasons why yes they are both cool but mario is more kid freindly you heard?

6 Sonic has a more perverted fandom

Unfortunately, yes. I am a sonic fan, not part of the fandom, and I must say the reason is that the fandom sucks. Why do that have to do all that disgusting art? Hell if I know.

Don't give those 34-year-old couch potatoes who live in their mom's basement any ideas!

The majority of Sonic characters that are minors, Oh dear..

Actually, he does. They both do.

7 Mario has better games

Ok this is not a debate I personally disliked Sonic Mania Plus and people claim that's the best sonic game all the time. I cannot imagine the other games. While Super Mario Odyssey is a near perfect masterpiece that anyone should enjoy. And the other games are great and fun time well spent. Especially when there is 64, Galaxy 1 and 2, Sunshine and other great games.

Yes. Mario has many platformer masterpieces and countless spin-offs.
-Sonic has less games.
-for example the 3D Sonic games,while some are actually good, they are not on the level of The Mario 3D games. Think about Galaxy or Odyssey.

Sonic Mania is actually the one Sonic Game, I consider about as good as some great Mario games.

Sonic has had a decade of bad games starting with sonic 06. The last good sonic game is mania (sonic team didn't even make it! ) and that was nostalgia based. I'm not sure if sonic can make a good game anymore without it having to be nostalgia from the sonic trilogy on the genesis. On the other hand, Mario has been proving to not come to an end with his latest game, super Mario odyssey. Mario will probably last for another hundred years!

Mario's games have WAY much more polish than Sonic's, because Nintendo is awesome when it comes to making polished games. Sega just rushes games and expected for them to sell well. A delayed game is eventually good, whilst a rushed game will forever be bad.

But still, Mario isn't safe when it comes to bad games. Remember Mario Is Missing (it's an educational game), New Super Mario Bros. U (copy & paste), Mario Party 9 and 10 (not a party anymore), Paper Mario Sticker Star and Color Splash (not Paper Mario) and the failed attempt that was Hotel Mario (just abysmal)? Yeah, I thought so.

8 Sonic has a higher number of bad games

All that Sonic does is run around collecting stuff and stomping on robots. This is SO boring in my opinion. Sonic is not amazing, he's super cliche. There's already Flash, Dash, Speedy Gonzales, and other characters that can run really fast. Mario is more unique and fun. He not only saves the princess, but he has sports games, party games, crossovers, kart games, and much more!

He only has 2, Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric. Mario has a whole SUBSERIES that is garbage, plus his main GameCube entry also sucked

Both series's had bad games, but if you compare the franchises, then Sonic has had more bad games.

Sonic 06, Sonic Boom, Sonic Forces, Sonic 25th edition game boy, etc Mario overall has better games.

9 Mario has more characters

This is pretty important. I know it has so many enemies that have not a real personality or anything, but they are so iconic and well made. The designs are simple but charming.

WRONG! Sonic has ten time more characters then Mario and even though they are annoying, at least they have personality compare to these noncreative character with no personality

Actually, not counting spin-off characters and crossovers (Donkey Kong and stuff) Sonic has 31 official characters and Mario has 30. Super close though!

If we counted spin offs and every minor character and major Mario character then Mario would have over 100,000 characters.

10 Mario can swim unlike Sonic

Sonic is weak in water. But Mario swims in it like a pro in a lot of games. Only in some games Mario has a health meter in Mario like Sonic.

Mario can slide on water with a penguin suit in New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

Sonic can run on water unlike Mario.

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11 Sonic has a higher number of annoying characters

Sonic and Amy have to be the most annoying characters out of the whole gang. Sonic is very egotistical, creepy looking from his two eyes connected, and doesn't want anyone to have the glory except him. Amy Rose doesn't care about anything but Sonic, especially in the Sonic X series. She has a irritating voice (except for Sonic Boom), is very bratty, and super emotional.

Peach is the most annoying video game character of history. Amy haters, at least Amy can defend herself.

Help me mario I am being kidnapped again for the 37248932412367th time please save me

I think my work here is done.

Nintendofan, I can name about a hundred Nintendo characters that are annoying. Too bad, so sad.

12 Mario accomplishes bigger things in games than Sonic

Super Mario galaxy, super Mario galaxy 2, paper Mario the thousand year door, super paper Mario even yoshi's new island they save time and space from bowser. so now sonic sonic 06? sonic generations does colors even count so mario wins don't worry I like them both but it is true no offense sonic fans, but they are in different universes so time only matters in there universe.

If you play any paper Mario games or Mario galaxy games, Mario does save the universe from the clutches of Bowser.

Mario is more ambitious than the blue speed demon. Look at Galaxy or Odyssey for example do I need explain!

And Sonic 1-Up's this by saving time and space in Sonic Generations. Nice try Mario, you're never topping Sonic this millenium

13 Mario Kart came out before Sonic and Sega All Star Racing

I may love Mario Kart more than all Sonic racing games, but because Mario Kart is older doesn't automatically mean it's better. Just saying.

Sonic Star Racing sucked. Just by looking at it you know it's crap.

How does that make it worse? In my opinion it's a lot better than Mario Kart. -shadowswagger922 who likes sonic 06

Sonic ripped it off then. That makes Sonic racing bad.

14 Mario has better characters

Amy and Sonic are annoying, Tails is missed potential all over. Eggman is just not a good villain. While the Mario cast is full with inserting characters galore.

Sonic - An arrogant egotistical idiot that wants all the glory to himself.
Amy - An emotional clingy brat that doesn't care about anything but Sonic.
Tails - He's okay, but he acts kind of dumb in Sonic Boom.
Knuckles - He's also okay, but he becomes really dumb in Sonic Boom (worse than Tails).
Shadow - An emo that's too obsessed with Maria's death and wants to destroy people. I get it that Maria was his close friend, but dude chill out.
Eggman - Builds a bunch of useless pathetic robots instead of actually being smart like Bowser and getting some good REAL minions.

"Butt death battle proved it, n brains always beet brawns" there is a difference between battle smart, and technology smart, Luigi is more battle smart. While Tails is faster, that doesn't matter, Luigi dodged lightning. Lightning is a lot faster than sound. Luigi is stronger "butt tails lifted 10 tons" he did it with a magic ring, He was struggling, Luigi lifts a castle with no effort, and the radish thing is a dream,even then, he was still able to lift a radish and jump to a cliff with no effort. Tails breaks metal, Luigi obliterates Banzai bills with a single spin jump.

So true tails is just the perfect smart guy who is so perfect which is kinda boring but Luigi on the other hand you can relate to him sometimes stupid sometimes scared he also has his best moments I love Luigi.

15 Mario has more fans

I'll take Mario, Pokemon and Legend Of Zelda over Sonic the Hedgehog any day. Hell I might be the minority but Rayman, Star Fox, Banjo Kazooie, Conker, Devil May Cry, Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank And Jak And Daxter are more enjoyable than Sonic but that is just my humble opinion. Hell I'm not even as crazy for Ratchet and Clank nowadays like I was when I was 14 or 15.

Duh! Obviously Mario has more fans than that stupid annoying hedgehog!

Like me! Mario is also more popular so that's another reason why.

No, the franchise has more fans. Sonic the character has more fans (barely though)

16 Mario has better RPG games

Super Paper Mario is an RPG, and it't the greatest game in the universe, but I've never even heard of this so-called 'Sonic RPG'. Also, I'm a MEGA Mario fan and won't play anything else.

Every Mario RPG game was amazing! Unlike sonic, he had only 1 RPG game. And it was terrible!

Yeah, the boss music in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is possibly some of the best ever!

17 Mario has better TV shows

I'm a Mario fan, so of course you'd think I'd diss Sonic. But in my defense, I tried watching the Sonic Boom show and cringed so hard my eyes hurt. Knuckles looked and acted stupid, Shadow was... um... crazy, and the voice-acting is kinda crappy. Just saying.

Like in sonic boom. I really hate what they did to shadow. He used to be a ally? But now he's a crazy freak who only cares about revenge!

Mario had some bad cartoons too but I did like them my fave was the super Mario bro 3 one the acting and the voice acting was great!

Agreed. The Super Mario bros super show is heck compared to the adventures of sonic the hedgehog.

18 Mario has been around longer

Means nothing. All that means is that Sonic got a blueprint from Mario, and made the things he did even better. Being around longer doesn't make Mario better, it just means he needs to retire and make Sonic the mascot of gaming as well as SEGA

I am sick of this excuse yes I am a mario fan ( I like sonic also but not that much) but so what it should be that there would have been no sonic, just saying it doesn't whos been around longer.

Well sonic has been around longer than shadow, but shadow is still more popular so...

Mario, is about 9 years longer than sonic.

19 Mario has better villains

Looking at only the mainline platformers and I'd say this is false, but if we look at RPG'S than mario villains are definitely a lot cooler and more intimidating, I do think bowser should take a break from being the only villain for once. He's kinda overused. Most sonic villains are just some chaos force demon with barely any character.

At least Eggman doesn't capture a princess 5 times a second. And eggman's actually smart I am sorry bra you are actually wrong yes eggman used to be my favorite sonic character in sonic adventure 2 but not anymore to prove you're wrong listen to 2 things number 1. you say he was smart then why is he such a retard in adventures of sonic the hedgehog? 2. "Eggman doesn't capture a princess 5 times a second" bra have you played sonic 06.

Okay this sound very unbelievable, but Bowser has done tons of feats, like surviving a black hole, broke planets with his bare fist, sucked the dream stone that made him create anything he wants. I can see Eggman did rebuild Time eater, but of course he had help. While Bowser may not be as smart, Bowser is a lot badass.

Bowser has good minions, unlike Eggman who just makes a bunch of stupid robots that always fail and are never menacing. If Eggman really was smart, he would stop making a bunch of robots and get some good minions like Bowser.

20 Mario is fun for all ages

Like Satoru Iwata did, he wanted Nintendo to appeal to not just hardcore gamers, but also everyone. And that's what Mario did. Sonic pretty much only appealed to teens more than children and adults. Plus, Sonic failed at appealing to children with his Sonic Boom game. So Mario takes the cake. P.S RIP Satoru Iwata. He has done many great things for Nintendo that wouldn't be where it would be if it wasn't for him.

We don't need to go through like all that stuff like in Slender, like, finding all the 8 pages and all that junk. Mario's a simple videogame for kids and brings creativity even more! Than just a stinky ol' hedgehog that goes ' fast.

That is very true. Most sonic games aren't really for a whole family, but games like Mario Party and Mario Kart you can play with everyone.

Mario is obviously extremely fun! Almost every Mario game is "go kill Bowser and save peach." Definitely never gets boring! -shadowswagger922 who is mad at these sonic haters

21 Mario is from a better company

Yes he was. Nintendo is one of the most best selling game companies in the world. Mario, Zelda, Dk, Kirby, Star Fox, Metroid, the list is endless! Sega has their one blue rat who's only ability is going fast and what, three consoles? Mario being made by Nintendo is a big step that put him at the top of the ladder. Plus, Mario revived the gaming industry, bringing forth the existence of sega and sonic. Why, Mario? Now we have to deal with the one of 06 and his other horrible games! Anyone who says Mario has bad games obviously hasn't heard of Sonic Boom.

Sonic is SEGA's best franchise, and he is the best gaming franchise ever. Both Nintendo's main 2 best franchises, Mario and Pokemon had been dethroned by 2003 (Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh beat Pokemon and Sonic destroyed Mario)

Nintendo is the best game company in the world! Search in Google if you don't believe me.

Nintendo is my favorite video game company. Can't get enough of them. loved everything I played from them. Nintendo gets a 10/10 mastery rating

22 Mario is more recognized by people

Every one I know knows Mario.

Do I even need to begin at all?

Of course he is he gets like 3 or 4 games a year when sonic only gets one horrible one

23 Mario is more iconic

Okay this is where my final vote goes. Mario is the most iconic video game character of all time it's not even a debate who is more famous. He is even more popular than the legend himself Mickey Mouse! Also Mario is the highest selling video game franchise with every game included.

Oh God Sonic Fans you should see the comparison of Mario games sold to Sonic games sold. I'll tell you just so you know:
Mario - "The franchise has a total of 802.914 million sales and downloads, including over 600 million sales in addition to 200 million mobile downloads."
Sonic - "It has shifted more than 350 million units, including about 150 million physical sales and over 200 million mobile downloads."
For Mario, that's 1602.914 million games/sales sold. For Sonic, that's 700 million games/sales sold. See the difference?

Mario became so iconic, that kids didn't know who bugs bunny, and Mickey mouse we're.

Mario is even more iconic then Mickey Mouse, a study found.

24 Mario let Luigi have 5 games when Sonic only let Tails have 2

Mario at least let his brother have 5 games, unlike Sonic who only let his poorest pal have only 2 games.

Which means Nintendo's nicer to Luigi then Sega is to Tails.

Luigi has more: Mario is Missing, Luigi Mansion, Luigi Mansion 2: Dark Moon, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, New Super Luigi U, Luigi Bros(Super Mario 3D World), Super Luigi Bros(NES Remix 2) and Dr. Luigi, Tails only had one and it was a disaster!

25 Coins are better than rings

Rings are actually a more creative term of cureency. Coins may make Mario look rich, but that's becuase they're used as currency literally everywhere. Rings are way better, they do not make Sonic look divorced, in fact, it makes him look like he'll propose. And I don't know a place in the world that uses rings as currency, so Sonic takes cake in currency

Coins would actually make you look rich. Rings would make you look like you married and divorced 1,000,000 giants, and the rings are your wedding rings.

In real life, you could use coins for money, but you have to pay for rings in real life!

Both are good, but tripping on something will cause you to lose all of your rings.

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