It’s an age old battle and one which divides generations, ruins relationships and destroys friendship. I am of course referring the probably the longest standing battle in video games, who’s better? Sonic or Mario?
Mario is clearly better than Sonic.
I am 35 years old and used to argue about this in school, oh and Sonic is still the best.
Haha yeah, the age old argument. I always supported Sonic! YEARS ago I remember a gaming magazine cover featuring Mario and Sonic having an arm wrestle. If the quality of the games in the years to follow is anything to go by, the result would be that Sonic would now be a paraplegic. It's a shame though; I still want Sonic to win. In my opinion, there has yet to be a Sonic game that can even rival Super Mario 64 let alone Mario's subsequent and equally impressive affairs. Still- a true fan never loses hope. You can do it Sonic! One day.....maybe....
Mario still has good videogames coming out under his name. Sonic doesn't. The end.
Sonic Generations and Sonic Colours would like a word. They were both brilliant and highly praised recent Sonic games. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was also very well received. I just hope that Sega can keep him on the current upward trend.
@TenkoTAiLS Brilliant? Far from it, my friend. They were... kind of fun. But not that good. Even the 2D parts in Sonic Generations had strange physics, the jump was off and the spin dash was terrible (and don't even get me started on the final boss). As a character, Sonic will always be cooler than Mario. I was in Japan for three weeks in August and I returned with some Sonic stuff, but no Mario stuff. Still, we have to face reality and admit that Sonic games nowadays are just not that good. Even the ones considered the best games are very flawed.
I'm just glad the author of this story actually used the word "Than" correctly :) and on topic....Sonic is clearly way cooler than Mr. Italian Plumber will ever be. SEGA!!!!
You mean the same Sonic that's currently sleeping on Mario's couch? I am a Nintendo fanboy until my last breath, but we settled this one about a decade ago. The bottom line is that the Super Mario franchise was strong enough to carry Nintendo through their "hard times/ F* ups*. Sonic couldn't do the same for Sega.
That's more of a Nintendo is better than Sega argument than a Mario is better than Sonic one. The article talks more about the character instead of the game series. - Sonic Fanboy, Sega pessimist
no one is better than the italian plumber who was made by japanese guys who could speak english and looks like a mexican.
Mario must have more hair on his back than Ron Jeremy...
Mario > Sonic. Fact.
Idk last time I checked sonic was fighting beings that could destroy the universe.
One of them made a smooth transition from 2D to 3D and back again, while the other...not so much.
Sonic was better... then the 3D generation raped him. Saying that, Sonic Generations was a good title.
Sorry but Sonic is inferior to Mario nowadays
uhm in the platforming world (the modern versions), the only competition mario has is rayman and the sackboy.
That was the problem i found with SONIC, Nice levels. But you moved through them so fast, never really got to enjoy them imo. The latest sonic games are quite decent. Mario64 i did not enjoy at all. New super mario is about the best imo. 2D.
Sackboy is better than both of them.
I prefer classic Sonic to classic Mario, love both though. Meanwhile the New Super Mario Bros. games are better than Sonic 4 - again, I love both though. Mario or Sonic.. like asking a mother which child she likes most.
Sonic Generations would be a better game to compare to than Sonic 4, Sonic 4 was a $15 downloadable title while NSMB and Generations were both $50 retail releases.
I take your point, but I was talking about specifically the 2D lineage of each series. Actually the 2D bits in Generations were great - same for Mario Galaxy.
Sonic all the way Mario is to slow.
in the 16 bits era Sonic was the absolute king with gorgeous graphics and gameplay. Today Mario is clearly better than Sonic. Any platforming game is better than Sonic and i'm sad to say that. I'm an oldschool Sonic lover and my avatar is Sonic.
All those who fight the in eternal war of Mario vs. Sonic will ultimately be annihilated by the true king... Crash Bandicoot.
That's a funny way of spelling Spyro the Dragon.
There is no platform-game or videogame figure more recognizable than Mario. And as a platform game, his games are ALWAYS the best. Sonic managed to sneak up on him in the Genesis era... But close was not close enough. And behind Mario and Sonic there's all the rest like Rayman, Banjo-Kazooie, Ratchet&Clank, Sly, Sackboy, ...
As a character yeah Sonic thrashes Mario, no doubt, but the Mario games are clearly better and that's coming from the biggest megadrive fanboy around back in the 16bit console wars!
The platforming in any mario game is just to simple and pretty slow to any plat former. Sonic back on the sega systems was good but not better then there sonic adventure 1 and 2 and generations. Fast pace , power up items ( ring dash). A since of fast platforming ( homing attack) and CHAO GARDEN!
lol at end Sonic rules, Mario is a fool
Sonic hasn't changed..in terms of game, since it was created. although sonic spinball was fun, it's pretty much the same. Sonic just isn't as interesting, and since I'm just running through every world/map/level, their is less time to stop and appreciate everything about him/it.
Sonic is all the same
I like both, but game quality = mario, still I like sonic games, especially old ones & ds games & colors with generation, I even liked unleashed