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Submitted by s8anicslayer 867d ago | opinion piece

Sonic vs Mario: Which Franchise Is Best?

Sonic and Mario have long been rivals in the platforming world, ever since the blue critter’s first game in 1991. Therefore, it is only natural that fans would pit the two legends against one another. However, since both franchises have existed for a few decades now, even spawning a spin-off Olympics series together, it seems like the right time to assess each franchise and see which is superior in quality. (3DS, Culture, GameCube, New Super Mario Bros Wii, New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Sonic the Hedgehog, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Upstate8987  +   867d ago
NYC_Gamer  +   867d ago
Mario games have been pure quality while Sonic has been on the slide for the past years
PopRocks359  +   867d ago
Gonna have to go with Mario on this one, and not just because I like Nintendo.

For one thing, Mario has not suffered a decade of subpar and outright BAD games the way Sonic has. Only NOW are we getting some decent Sonic games again. About three years ago and back it was a different story for a better portion of the decade.
thomasmiller  +   867d ago
Well if you go by personal taste for me it's Mario, i like both franchises but sonic has had more disappointing games than what mario has had, Sonic lost worlds how ever looks to be fantastic!! but I am looking so much more to Mario 3d world! i know some people like sonic better, but for me, it's always Mario!
LOL_WUT  +   867d ago
Both are good but i'll always prefer Sonic. I'll admit that SEGA has really botched up Sonic but guess what Mario is also getting their just look at 3D world with Mario in a cat suit and that quick money grab of NSMB2 U. ;)
Realplaya  +   867d ago
Um just say the Mario Franchise why is that so hard?
deafdani  +   867d ago
...yet that quick money grab of Mario Bros U is better than any Sonic game made since the Genesis / Dreamcast days.

Seriously, it's not even a contest. And I liked Sonic Colors and Sonic Rush a lot, too.
PopRocks359  +   867d ago
You're joking, right? Quick cash grab? At least that game was playable, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for most of Sonic's games between 2005 to 2011.

Futhermore, Sonic Colors and Rush don't even begin to hold a candle to Mario Galaxy or Mario 3D Land.
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deafdani  +   867d ago
Pops, why are you replying to me? I used the "quick money grab" sarcastically, literally quoting Lolwut's own words... and in the process, pointing out that, money grab or not, Mario U is BETTER than any Sonic game...

So... why do you reply to me as if arguing? I'm pretty much saying exactly the same thing you said.

So, to explain it better: if Sonic Colors and Rush aren't on the same league as Mario Bros U. (a "cash grab"), then it's not even close to Galaxy (Galaxy 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, actually).
LOL_WUT  +   867d ago
@deafdani That's your opinion and i'm ok with that but as for Pop's comment it's just a prime example of what is wrong with the Nintendo community they get easily offended over the smallest of things. ;)
PopRocks359  +   867d ago

My bad, misconception on my part. Read your comment incorrectly. :/


Of course me disagreeing is also me taking offense. This is why I always call you a troll, you buffoon. You exaggerate and distort the truth. If this community and comment system wasn't such crap your bubble count would still be at the lowly 2 it used to be at.
_QQ_  +   867d ago
So Mario in a penguin,frog, and racoon suit is fine but a cat suit isn't?
miyamoto  +   867d ago
Mario vs SONIC?

I thought this was settled a long time ago...

The real question is who handles their mascots better Ninty or Sega?

Sonic is way cooler than Mario but Sega is a disaster when taking care of their most famous franchise compared to nintendo. Firing Yuji Naka just after releasing Sonic the Hedgehog game on the Genesis is the worst move Sega has ever made ,the beginning of the end. while nintendo keeps Miyamoto even up to this day.
BosSSyndrome  +   867d ago
Gonna have to go with Mario for consistent quality exluding this holiday. I'm looking forward to Lost World but i dont care about 3D World in the slightest.
DOMination-  +   867d ago
Zool or Superfrog
fsfsxii  +   867d ago
MONKEYDLUFFY  +   867d ago
radical rex
Rikuson1  +   867d ago
Though I highly prefer the Sonic universe because it actually has great characters (silver included) and good story. As far as games Mario takes it only because they stayed safe and provides it's fans with the same formula since the beginning of Nintendo. They go by the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" mind set. Sega felt they needed to change Sonic and do something different. It's a prime example of thinking out of the box and ambition that went wrong over the years. I'm sure if they continued to build on the Sonic Adventure series which I still think is the most successful sonic game as far as Sorry and Gameplay. I'm sure if they continued it with Sonic Adventure 6 who knows it could have probably been a more successful route than they went today. I miss the Chao garden
_QQ_  +   867d ago
Galaxy was nothing but new gameplay ideas.
Rikuson1  +   867d ago
Mario Galaxy is the Nintendo Wii's Mario 64 of course it brought new things but it's still staying with Nintendo's safe zone. You'll never see Mario with a gun or have a script with all of it's characters with voice actors talking.
jcnba28  +   867d ago
dafegamer  +   867d ago
mario no contest, sadly Sonic suffered from an Identity crisis over the years, with constant mediocre releases from the franchise. Lost world though, might change that, since it looks to be the best 3D Sonic yet
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chrissx  +   867d ago
Supa Mario hands down. How many great super mario games are there? Sonic is rly cool but doesn't come close
ThePsychoGamer  +   867d ago
The Mario games of this gene have completely lacked any impact hand been utterly forgettable to me, an issue I see much more rarely in Sonic games.

So I have to go with Sonic.
dcj0524  +   867d ago
Sonic hands down. The only bad sonic game was sonic 06 and sonic unleashed during the night stages and sonic the hedgehog 4 episode 1 (episode 2 is fantastic!). Sonic team make 1 or 2 bad sonic games and all of sudden sonic is bad. Smh. Sonic shuffle and spinball are just cash crabs ( although spinball is one of the best pinball games EVER). Bring the 2:0.5 disagree:agree ratio.
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linkenski  +   866d ago
Are they trying to make us laugh with this article?
deno  +   866d ago
Sonic had a rough time there for a little. But for me they're both equal, I've been playing both since nes/master system days. Now where is my streets of rage 4 Sega?

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