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Subject: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/01/05 at 1:24 pm

Of the two video game mascots, who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

My vote is for Mario.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/05 at 1:28 pm

My vote goes to Mario, back in those days it all depended on which Games Consule you had.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Ansky1213 on 03/01/05 at 3:48 pm


My vote goes to Mario, back in those days it all depended on which Games Consule you had.


Exactly, and I was a Genesis man. The current Mario games are much better than the current Sonic games, but in my mind, there was no besting Sonic 2. The absolute speed of that game! Completely novel at the time.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/01/05 at 4:20 pm

I love Mario!!! My sister and I used to play Super Mario Bros. for hours on end on our little grey Nintendo (NES).....it ROCKED!!

Erin  ;D

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: NullandVoid on 03/01/05 at 4:29 pm

I love Mario BUT I did not start liking Mario until the Super NES came along. I couldn't deal with him on the NES.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Jennifer028 on 03/01/05 at 5:08 pm

Mario for sure..my three year old is playing our old Nintendo 64 as we speak  ;)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/01/05 at 5:13 pm

Super Mario.




Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: McDonald on 03/01/05 at 5:13 pm

I loved Sonic, but Mario is an icon.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: SkyLowLow on 03/01/05 at 5:25 pm

Mario is a fat plumber...

Sonic is a blue hedgehog...

I think I'll stick with the infinately cooler charactr of Sonic. Mario Shmario, Luigi was cooler.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Ansky1213 on 03/01/05 at 5:40 pm

Is nobody worried about the fact that Mario is clearly a Communist? He looks just like Stalin, in the NES game he overthrows the king (King Koopa), and in the same game lowers a peace flag and raises a flag with the red Soviet Star atop the castle at the end of each level. Am I the only one who sees this?!

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Chrisrj on 03/01/05 at 5:44 pm

I love them both, but I went with Mario.

Mario's still got great games, while Sonic's now pandering to the 'hip' crowd.  So, naturally, I lost interest.

in the same game, he lowers a peace flag and raises a flag with the red Soviet Star atop the castle at the end of each level.

I think it's a skull flag. ::)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: SkyLowLow on 03/01/05 at 5:50 pm


I love them both, but I went with Mario.

Mario's still got great games, while Sonic's now pandering to the 'hip' crowd.  So, naturally, I lost interest.


Perhaps if you are under the age of twelve.

Look it'sa me Mario  :D

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Bobby on 03/01/05 at 6:54 pm


I loved Sonic, but Mario is an icon.


Me too. Sonic has the incredible speed (which was incredible for the time), but for sheer platform playability, yep Mario all the way.  :)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 03/01/05 at 7:23 pm

Mario. There was more to his game than Sonic, IMHO.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/01/05 at 8:16 pm

it seemed like I always chose Luigi though.....I mean Mario was cool....but Luigi rocked my socks!!!!


LOL!

Erin :o

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: nally on 03/01/05 at 11:33 pm

I'm gonna pick the Mario Brothers. Sonic the Hedgehog was cool too.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/02/05 at 3:46 pm

As you can see, I'm not a big video game fan. ::)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/02/05 at 3:50 pm

Mario OF COURSE!

SM Bros 3 is the best game made before 2000!

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/02/05 at 4:54 pm


Is nobody worried about the fact that Mario is clearly a Communist? He looks just like Stalin, in the NES game he overthrows the king (King Koopa), and in the same game lowers a peace flag and raises a flag with the red Soviet Star atop the castle at the end of each level. Am I the only one who sees this?!



You may have a point there Charlie but it's only a game.nothing to cause worry. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/02/05 at 4:58 pm

Super Mario Brothers.next year will celebrate 25 years when SMB first came onto the scene.


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Webstor on 03/02/05 at 5:39 pm

Mario is by far the better character....
He's been around a lot longer.
I had him on Donkey Kong for My Atari 2600, my Mario Bros for my Commodore 64, and then Super Mario Brothers for the NES,SNES,N64, and Gamecube.
The man has a legacy going......no blue hedgehog can compete with that.
I love the guy....him and all the Koopas,Goombas,Fire flowers, Tanooki suits, Mushrooms, etc...
Luigi, Princess, Toad the Mushroom Retainer!!!

"I'm sorry, but our Princess is in another castle!"

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/05 at 1:52 am


Super Mario Brothers.next year will celebrate 25 years when SMB first came onto the scene.


Howard


It has been 24 years already?

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Dinkadoo on 03/03/05 at 7:45 am

Sonic! It was all about the SEGA Genesis and blast processing!

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/03/05 at 3:01 pm


It has been 24 years already?



Yes it has Philip.


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: ElDuderino on 03/03/05 at 10:14 pm

Honestly I prefer Sonic. I have the whole Sonic collection on Gamecube now(compilation disc), it has Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3-D Blast, and more.  8)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Trimac20 on 03/03/05 at 10:49 pm

Mario and Homer Simpson - the too greatest influences on my childhood.

Nintendo was always superior to Sega, look they are still one of the few companies solely dedicated to video games still around when Sega basically died ages ago. When Sega begins making games for Nintendo, who know who is more successful.

Mario is a fat Italian plumber from New York (strangely enough) or the Mushroom Kingdom; we're not sure which one. It's a me Mario!

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/05 at 2:37 pm

http://members.aol.com/gallery7v/mario1.jpg

Who remembers The Super Mario Brothers Super Show from 1989? ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: AL-B on 03/04/05 at 2:56 pm

I remember, when I first got my Genesis, how impressed I was with the speed of the Sonic games as compared to the original Super Mario Brothers. So my vote has to go to Sonic.

(Not to get off-topic, but am I the only one who has a bunch of obsolete video game consoles sitting in the basement of my parents' house?  ;D)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/05 at 3:31 pm


http://members.aol.com/gallery7v/mario1.jpg

Who remembers The Super Mario Brothers Super Show from 1989? ;D


Howard




My son would more than me.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: BlondeyFHFan6 on 03/04/05 at 4:51 pm

MARIO!!! Though, I'm more of a Luigi fan!! I still have some of the old super nintendo games. Such as super Mario world, the mario racing game and a few more. :)

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/05/05 at 11:49 am


http://members.aol.com/gallery7v/mario1.jpg

Who remembers The Super Mario Brothers Super Show from 1989? ;D


Howard




Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeattt..................... now I can't get Capt Lou or the show's theme song out of my mind!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/05/05 at 11:53 am

What about the movie with Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper?

http://media.bestprices.com/content/dvd/10/208218.jpg

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/05 at 5:40 pm


What about the movie with Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper?

http://media.bestprices.com/content/dvd/10/208218.jpg



That was just a dumb movie.I saw it years ago. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/05 at 5:42 pm

http://www.retrojunk.com/media/05ilitibnx/marioatari1983.wmv

Or from retrojunk you can watch a 22 year old clip back in the days when they were first introducing Super Mario Brothers from Collecovision in 1983.


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/05 at 5:44 pm


Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeattt..................... now I can't get Capt Lou or the show's theme song out of my mind!  ::)  ;D


How in the hell did they cast Capt.Lou Albano as Mario?  ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/05/05 at 6:28 pm



That was just a dumb movie.I saw it years ago. :P


Howard


Worse than Double Double or Street Fighter?  :o

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/05/05 at 6:29 pm


How in the hell did they cast Capt.Lou Albano as Mario?  ;D


Howard


Good question!  ;D

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: fujbuj on 03/06/05 at 12:46 pm


I loved Sonic, but Mario is an icon.


Yeah, Ronald McDonald's an icon as well. Sonic is great because I too was a genesis man, but I was also a nintendo man, through and through. And nothing bested Sonic and Knuckles. That game was too worldly. Sonic from the early nineties beats Mario (including his supporting cast) ANYDAY.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 03/07/05 at 12:51 pm


Yeah, Ronald McDonald's an icon as well. Sonic is great because I too was a genesis man, but I was also a nintendo man, through and through. And nothing bested Sonic and Knuckles. That game was too worldly. Sonic from the early nineties beats Mario (including his supporting cast) ANYDAY.


Didn't sonic hit American shores in 1991?  Mario kicks a**, 80s or 90s!

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/07/05 at 1:59 pm


Didn't sonic hit American shores in 1991?  Mario kicks a**, 80s or 90s!


I believe so.

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/07/05 at 4:14 pm


Worse than Double Double or Street Fighter?  :o



Yes. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: Howard on 03/07/05 at 4:15 pm

I couldn't even finish most of levels in Super Mario Brothers.


Howard

Subject: Re: Who's better Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario?

Written By: annmouse5 on 03/07/05 at 10:21 pm

I liked Genesis-so Sega was cool, but overall Mario definitely rocks the house.  Anyone who had an original dreamcast vs any Nintendo system knows that nintendo outlasts it all.  Plus, they're still producing Mario games.  Sonic is still out there and available, I have a collection game on Gamecube, but it's a remake, no anything NEW.  I still have a working NES, Super NES, Game Boy Color, Nitendo 64, Game Boy Advance and a Game Cube.  The only thing I can say about my dreamcast-RIP.

8)

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