Mario and Link have been in dozens of Nintendo games. Combined they have sold close to 3 million games. Both have had their ups and downs, but the question remains who is the king of Nintendo?
Link should be but it's probably Mario, unfortunately.
I don't like being force to play with motion controls.
The one think Mario has that Zelda should do is RPGs. There is a lite leveling system in Zelda II but I would really love seeing a growing system for Zelda. The ability to level weapons and grow in the game. It doesnt need a light/dark side choice, or any fallout/elder scrolls style game. But look at the vast creativity between MARIO RPG, The Mario Luigi Saga, the Paper Mario games. The Mario role playing games are phenomenal. I think a solid Zelda story with good companion development would be pretty cool. A new take on the series. I think a role playing game with the styles of old Squaresoft would be a cool think to see. TRIFORCE Goddesses that summon power, growing the bombs into better bombs. Plus Zelda only really has fetch quests and tiny dungeons as side quests. Sometime tedious tasks like races, arcade style games and chopping plants...I would love to see some really intersting side quests and other things such as. Each Zelda is focused on the core concept of the series, but with different styles and twists. I would like to see someday, that this awesomely epic action/adventure take a bit of a roleplaying approach...maybe. Thoughts?
All I know is this...... In a fight, Link would destroy Mario.
Yeah but what happens when you take away the sword and stuff? Link's just a regular guy for the most part, Mario can jump 20 feet in the air and can freaking throw Bowser and that King Bomb guy.
Link has the power to blast fire all around him, shield himself with diamond shaped energy, and essentially teleport. Link is also an amazing sumo wrestler... If you take Link's powers away, you have to be fair and take Mario's too. In which case, Link would destroy Mario.
Oh yeah, and at minimum, Link has 3 hearts of health. Mario, at his fully grown form, has 2 hits to die. If you wanna go more in depth, Mario at maximum health is like 8 hits while Links is 20. (Not including the white outline thing that doubles it)
Yeah.. but you can't really measure hit points the same way. What about mario rpg? You started at 20 points and could end with over 300. Besides, is Mario's jumping abilities and strength really a power? How did he obtain it,or did he just get it naturally? Not completely sure why I'm arguing about a nonexistant being though. But if you really took those abilities away, Link would still be a kid and Mario a grown man.
What a random, silly, and cool conversation. :)
Link can catch chickens, nuff said.
When people think of Nintendo they think of Mario.
''Combined they have sold close to 3 million games.'' All wrong... More like 300 million.
ye i thought that too lol 3 million wtf i think most mario and zelda games sell like 3 million each an theres been tons of em
im sorry i just cant choose between the 2
Limk ofcoz, Mario just jumps all over the place
mario obviously Italian plumbers are the THING now
Oh and elf swordsmen from alternate dimensions aren't?
their like last year
both characters showcase nintendo but it has always been mario as the nintendo mascot so wud be silly to change now or think otherwise
Mario is not just the mascot of Nintendo, he is the mascot of gaming. Link will always be my fav, but i have to give credit where credit is due.
To say that Mario is the mascot of ALL gaming would be to say that he is the mascot over Sony and Microsoft . He's just... the mascot of Nintendo...
come on, you know Mario is the face of gaming. when u say video games, parents think Mario
I agree as far as casual people go. Personally, gaming is tradition in my family. When I say video games, my parents think Kratos or Nathan Drake.
If you ask just about anyone if they know who mario is, they will say yes. Say Kratos or Nathan Drake and most people will go "huh?"
ima be honest with you drake dude is not very memorable hes just a reg guy like Indiana jones really hes in a few games but in 5 years he will be forgot like crash bandicoot or sly cooper like spyro i mean there around but no one really cares anymore mario and link ancd even samus will never vanish as for kriby lol i think he has kinda went the way of crash a while ago even if his games are really good no char has left a stain like mario samus and link besides maybe cloud, sora, master chaif, and kratos im sure theres a few others but those seem to be others who left a stain
To be fair, a lot of 'hardcore' gamers probably think of Mario when someone brings up gaming, too. He's been a gaming icon for about 20 years, so it's no wonder people automatically think of him when they think of video games.
Well first you should read the title again. But as for which character my personal favorite is link but objectively it would have to be mario.
I think its easy to say Mario. Link is a good guy, but heck some still think his name is Zelda...
MARIO! I love Zelda probably the best series in gaming to date. Mario is the king of all gaming
Your comment don't make sense.
Im just bummed that I truely fell inlove with gaming with the NES as a kid (Im 27 now and originaly started with intelivision). But with being older as I know most of us from the NES generation are... Wouldn't you all like to see both these franchises mature a bit? I mean we are the ones that got those franchises rolling, Im bummed they won't grow up... just to keep the "kiddos" happy!
mature how? what you want peach to show a boob and zelda to screw gannon?
Why does it have to be sex? I want darker enviroments and Zelda could use a splash of even MILD umph on the violence so you feel the impact of his sword swings... Im not asking for a M game, but a T game for sure!
TP was T rated.
So Mario should not jump, but use an AK-47? And have sex with Peach and the end of the game?
sorry but when you add blood to a game it kinda makes corny exspecly when its anime style if its a more rough looking anime style fine but yeah as u can see in god of war they kinda over did it for me and made ir kinda corny
When I think on Nintendo, and I remember its name, is always the voice of mario saying it. In Mario Sports games, in board games, hell, even in it's own games. But I cant remember the voice of link saying Nintendo. I know it's a pretty dumb point, since Link has no voice... but as you see, it can make the difference. The face of Nintendo is Mario... even if a want it to be Samus.
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