Ever since Sega and Nintendo made their way to the top, people have wondered who is the best, and, as everyone knows, Mario and Sonic were the two main icons of the Companies. Sega fell, now Nintendo and Sega kind of joined forces. Now, I look back and ask, Who was truly the better character? Did Sega deserve to fall and join Nintendo, or could they've done better? Lets take a look back, and find out who was the better Video Game Character!
A good way to start off is how many GOOD games they starred in, and how many BAD ones. Everyone has opinions, but for this one, i have to say Sonic made more good games then bad. Mario was in a lot of shit, like Marios Time Machine and the CDI games. Sonic has only been in a few bad ones, and those weren't even that bad. The only bad sonic game that i can think of is Sonic R, but thats other people's opinion, not my own. So, point goes to Sonic.
This category has to do with what type of abilities they have. Sonic can run really fast and turn into Super Sonic, when he has all the seven Chaos Emeralds. Sonic's superfast dashing might be his trademark ability, but it can sometimes get in the way, especially in the 2-D sonic, when anything can be in the way to take your Rings away. Makes you stop for a minute to assess the situation, but, as people say, they want to go FAST in a sonic game! No time for hazards and baddies! just RUN RUN RUN! In Mario, he has multiple abilities, such as eating a Mushroom to grow bigger, a Fire Flower to hurl Fire, and a Magic Star that will make him temporarily invincible. There are many more, but i'm just focusing on the ones he started out with. So, in the case of having more abilities, point goes to Mario.
In this category, we will be focusing on the characters personality. Mario has a very Upbeat attitude, is very silly sometimes, and can be a very memorable icon. His Catch-Phrase, "Itsa me, Mario!" sums up his personality in one sentence. He can also be serious when he needs to. Sonic has a personality that says he's just trying to save the world, not much else. He is serious throughout most of his games, and very rarely do we see his more fun side. In Sonic Heroes, he had a much more cheerful attitude about everything, but maybe that was because it was one of the first games he could, so maybe I shouldn't be so rough on him. For this one, I'll have to give it to Mario for his more light-sided attitude.
4.SIDEKICKS & OTHERS
This category focuses on the side characters, and on how many and how good they were. Mario had Yoshi, a Green Dinosaur who could eat his enemies sh!t out eggs and then proceed to throw them for defense. Disgusting and awesome at the same time. Then there is Luigi, the wimpy, older brother of Mario. Yes, OLDER. In this relationship, the Younger brother is braver then the Older one. Luigi was only featured in 2 games, Mario is Missing and Luigi's Mansion. In short, Luigi's mansion is the better one, and Mario is Missing is horrible, so lets just make that 1 GOOD game. There are also two composite Mario brothers called Wario and Waluigi, Wario actually had two games that featured him, WarioLand and WarioWare. WarioLand was just Mario but... with Wario. WarioWare is the better known one, where you play a string of Mini-Games with different characters, like Orbulon and 6-volt. Waluigi is kind of like Warios sidekick, and doesn't do much other then act like a jerk and feature in Mario Sports-related Games, like Mario Kart and Mario Tennis. Sonic has a bunch of characters, but i'll focus on the main ones. First off we have Tails, the two-tailed fox that can fly because, hell, he has two tails. He is a very friendly character and has been with sonic since Sonic 2, where he was first featured. Then there is Knuckles, a Tough, Hardspirited Echenda, that tries to act as cool as possible, and in my opinion, it works. Shadow is another character who is basically the exact opposite of Sonic, to describe him, he is just a Emo Hedgehog. One of his games features Shadow with a gun, him killing sonic, and destroying the world. Its a very suggestive game, and is not a very popular game amongst Sonic fans. This point goes to Sonic for the fact that these characters are fleshed out and have more backstory, some with their own games, and some through certain sonic games.
And, finally, we have the Villians! In Mario, the Main Villian is Bowser, a giant Turtle with a Spiked Shell. Bowser is an overused boss, who can't seem to give the torch to someone else. He is always the final boss, and, as mario games go, it is either very simple to defeat him or you did it a 10 times before. No real challenge is involved. He also has a child, named Bowser Jr. (Very creative, i know. ). Bowser Jr. is just a bratty kid, who is trying to follow in his Fathers Footsteps, he is a very interesting character, unfortunantly, he isn't in very many Mario games, and pushed aside to yoshi games. Sonic's main Villian is Robotnik, or, as you may know him, Eggman, a Mechanic who creates robots to defeat sonic. These all ultimately fail, but they are all very unique, and very fun to fight. One Robot, named Mecha Sonic, is one of his best works in my opinion, and is an exact replica of Sonic. In Sonic Heroes, he betrays eggman and tries to take the world for himself, but Sonic defeats him (WHAT A TWIST! *sarcasm*) Point goes to sonic, for original fights in every game and stage within the game, instead of re-using the same boss over and over and over and over and OVER AND OVER AND... *clears throat* sorry.
Sonic beats mario just by one point. This is not proving that your opinion is wrong, this is just my opinions, and also a majoraty of the internets opinion the these games. Just remember, this is all opinion. No cold, hard facts. Feel a different way? I would love to hear your argument on this challenge.
But whether you love Sonic or Mario, i don't care just as long as you enjoy playing their games. Happy Gaming!
Note that this is MY opinion, and most likely some other people. Personally, i love Mario and Sonic, they are both great characters. Its just some traits about sonic and Mario aren't as good as we think.