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Offline VMU

500 things that make sonic better than mario
« on: December 30, 2006, 12:23:23 am »
i make 2 things and you post more

1. he has a gene named after him

2.he has cool shoes (which i really want)
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 09:02:08 am »
3. He is not FAT like Mario :-)

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 09:08:23 am »
4. He doesnt go "plumbing" with his brother.
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Offline Antronach

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 12:26:43 pm »
5. He isn't human.

6. Sonic is in search of jewels while Mario is looking for a princess that gets into trouble on a daily basis.
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 08:28:34 pm »
7. Sonic can run at speeds 1000x higher than the fat moustached plumber.

 

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 09:52:00 pm »
Sorry, but I have to disagree with both of Chao_Fan's points.

5. Humans>hedgehogs. I'm always complaining about Sonic X and its way of making humans look bad.
They're always slow, stupid, and weak, and even a 6-year-old rabbit has more fighting ability.
But real humans are smart... *thinks about Sonic X and 4Kids* ...uh, maybe not. But at least they can be.
And there's no way a 3-foot-tall hedgehog is stronger than a grown man.

6. Sonic rescues tiny animals, Tails, Amy, dumb humans, and anything else that gets into trouble on a daily basis.


My interpretation of #7: Sonic is one of the few game characters that isn't really slow.
(Well, Mario wasn't too bad in SMB3 and SMW, but he's really slow in all his new games.)

EDIT: DUH! I forgot to add new reasons.

8. Sonic Adventure

9. His games contain no more than 30% randomness, while Mario games have an average of at least 70%.
(Numbers are made up.)
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 09:54:55 pm »


10. he is blue
11. he doesnt wear a hat
12. he has attitude
13.Sonic adventure 2
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2006, 05:56:47 am »
14.-He's always running.
15.-His name sounds cool

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006, 10:16:01 am »
16.it`s not repetitive junk
17.sonic the hedgehog(2006)
18.they are STORYLINES mario dosen`t have plots or new enemies or chaos control

Offline VMU

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006, 11:19:33 am »
19.pointy ears
20.because we could name 20
21. super sonic
22. sonic hereos
23.
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Offline tails07

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2006, 06:38:28 pm »
23: sonic doesnt team up with his brother to harm turtles and the kind, or eat mushrooms to get big

24: he collects emeralds to stop evil. mario only saves a princess who is kidnapped more than mokuba in yugioh
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2006, 10:07:26 pm »
4. He doesnt go "plumbing" with his brother.

^ WIN.

25. Sonic's girlfriend isn't playing at a relationship just so he'll pull her kingdom out of the trenches every time something goes down.

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2007, 08:43:14 pm »
26:sonic music is better... >_>

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2007, 07:55:28 am »
27:

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2007, 01:40:24 pm »
28: He can run on walls
29: He can grind rails with his shoes

Mario can't do those two

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2007, 02:24:19 pm »
29. He served as the basis of the awesome Shadow the Hedgehog, who is slowly becoming more and more of a strange and interesting character.
30. Time attackability.
31. Created this awesome website as a result of reason 30.
32. Didn't have "retard" stages (i.e. retard snowland, retard pass, retard boardwalk, retard island 2, etc.)
33. SUPER MARIO BADASS CROQUET TIME! BOWSER HITS THE BALL WITH HIS XTREME FIREBALL POWER AND KNOCKS OUT MARIO, CAUSING A CATFIGHT BETWEEN HIM AND PETEY PIRANHA! XTREEEEEEEEEEME!
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2007, 06:20:41 pm »
PsyBorg, you just overlapped #29. Not that it matters- Mario already ran on walls in Super Mario World,
and he could even run on the ceiling better than Sonic could using a star in Yoshi's Island.
29 can be moved to 28, and 28 can be removed.

about 31: Best reason yet. Or second, after #8 (of course).

about 29: um... yeah... strange and interesting is one way to put it... especially seeing some fan works...
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2007, 08:15:07 am »
34: Sonic beat Mario in the Console War.

35: The collectables (Rings) can be retained if dropped.

36: There are 2 Sonic radio stations compared to Mario's 1.



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Offline Antronach

Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 06:00:17 pm »
37: Mario is aimed at children while Sonic is for those who think they can handle him.
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 12:55:06 am »
38. Sonic Team makes action platformers, Nintendo makes grueling gauntlets of exploration-based puzzle collectathons.

39. Sonic has a personality, Mario is a hollow fat guy.

40. Sonic characters speak, Mario characters yelp and grunt ridiculously.

41. Sonic has a Shadow, Mario has yet no Jorge

42. Sonic takes place in a real-world backdrop whereas Mario is made out of paper.

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2007, 06:36:05 am »
@ Chao_Fan: This is oh so true! I hoped more people would understand this!

@ eggFL: 100%ly agree! ^^

43. Sonic Rush (This should have been reason number 1!)
44. Sonic the Hedgehog (MD)
45. Sonic the Hedgehog CD
46. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MS/GG)
47. Sonic the Hedgehog (MS/GG)
48. Shadow the Hedgehog (the game)
49. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
(13. Sonic Adventure 2)
(22. Sonic Heroes)
(8. Sonic Adventure)
50. Because of almost any other Sonic game.
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2007, 07:55:45 am »
This topic is lol.

Chao_Fan and Siavash, do you *seriously* believe Sonic isn't a kids game while Mario is?  Let me give you a little history lesson.  Sonic was created to be Sega's flagship character when the key demographic was the under-18 male.  These days, the key demographic is the 18-25 year-old with money to spend (still more male than female, but that's changing).  Why was he successful among said age group?  Precisely because we thought he was cooler, less "kiddy" than Mario.  That didn't make it any less targeted at kids than Mario, just marketed differently.

The same is still true.  Sonic sells in today's key demo because we grew up with him, and sells in the "kids" demo for the same reasons it always did.  If Sonic 06 didn't have Sonic in it, nobody would have looked twice at it, and that's a fact - look at how many new game characters in his ilk spurn a decent title, some mediocre ones and then vanish into obscurity (not that I'm saying Sonic 06 is great, mind). 

Don't believe me?  Then explain why Mega Collection et al sell so well.

My main reason Sonic was better than Mario, other than the aforementioned mass-marketed coolness?  Gameplay.  Unfortunately, that advantage was lost in the transition to 3D; Mario 64 and it's successors are some of the best playing games ever, while I'm constantly frustrated by the niggles in 3D Sonic.
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2007, 01:48:10 am »
uhh no it's a proven fact that Sonic is not intended for younger players. New Zealand went so far as to ban sales of Sonic games because it gives children nightmares. Are you saying that New Zealand is stupid??

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2007, 05:30:44 am »
Yes, but it wouldn't be giving children nightmares if it wasn't children playing it now would it.  Adult-oriented content (ooh-err), when banned, doesn't get banned for giving kids nightmares.  Spectacular own goal there eggy :)  Also yes, I'm anti-censorship as a rule so I will say New Zealand is stupid.

There's nothing wrong with it being a kids game, nor is there anything wrong with adults enjoying it.  I'm just telling you how it's marketed to leverage the younger players demo (with associated cartoons, toys etc), and why it's therefore inaccurate to say it's not a children's game while Mario is.
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2007, 12:59:16 am »
@ Chao_Fan: This is oh so true! I hoped more people would understand this!

@ eggFL: 100%ly agree! ^^

43. Sonic Rush (This should have been reason number 1!)

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2007, 02:35:18 am »
Also yes, I'm anti-censorship as a rule so I will say New Zealand is stupid.

Concurred.

Then again, New Zealand consists of the New Zealanders we don't claim as our own. Take Russell Crowe as an example: he's really a Kiwi and we acknowledge him as such when he's doing stupid things like throwing phones at people. However when he's doing well for himself, making awesome movies and the like, he's a true blue Aussie.

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2007, 09:25:00 am »
I was just joking about New Zealand. u_u

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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2007, 12:30:19 pm »
Also yes, I'm anti-censorship as a rule so I will say New Zealand is stupid.

Concurred.

Then again, New Zealand consists of the New Zealanders we don't claim as our own. Take Russell Crowe as an example: he's really a Kiwi and we acknowledge him as such when he's doing stupid things like throwing phones at people. However when he's doing well for himself, making awesome movies and the like, he's a true blue Aussie.
Hah, try being Scottish - great example is when the GB women's curling team were doing badly at the Winter Olympics an English paper called them "Scottish housewives", and when they won gold the same paper called them "British athletes".

Not that it's such a problem these days given we don't succeed at anything >_>
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Re: 500 things that make sonic better than mario
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2007, 02:44:21 pm »
  Even though I prefer Sonic's first 3 games over any of Mario's, for each thing you can say that is better about Sonic, you can come up with one for Mario. For one thing, at least when Mario went into 3D he got it right on his first try. Sonic has yet to nail a solid 3D game. Also Sonic's 2D games as of late have been only meh IMO. Of course Sonic fans are going to be able to come up with a bunch of reasons Sonic is better (as nonsensical as some of them are), but Mario fans could do the same. I will add one entry to the list, and that's this:

57: Sonic was the King of Platformers during the 90s. Sure, Mario's games were good, but Sonic 1 through Sonic 3 & Knuckles were better.

Offline Antronach

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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2007, 01:04:28 pm »
Alondite is right, Sonic's 2D games are better than Mario's, even on the GBA. I have to admit that Sonic has had problems in the 3D department, but hopefully that will all change soon. Still, the 3D Sonic games are pretty good. I have one...

58: Sonic is better on the GBA than Mario, and Mario is Nintendo's mascot.

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