Jump to content

Mario VS Sonic


red shadow
 Share

Mario VS Sonic  

17 members have voted

  1. 1. Which do u think is better?

    • Mario
      11
    • Sonic
      5
    • None
      1
  2. 2. Who copied off Who?

    • Nintendo copied off SEGA
      4
    • SEGA copied off Nintendo
      4
    • No-one copied off anyone, they both released it and found out that they were sorta the same
      5
    • I dunno
      1
    • Don't care
      5


Recommended Posts

Does anyone think that Mario & Sonic are a bit too similar? I am a SEGA fan so I like Sonic, but I kinda like Mario too. I think it's kinda weird that someone copied off the other company. I think it was Nintendo that copied off SEGA, but I could be wrong. I mean, come on! It's un-original! They're so similar, that they have to join games!!!! Does anyone know who copied off who? Anyway, which one do you think is better? Mario or Sonic? U decide!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, they're both pretty different, both from a gameplay angle and a storyline angle. See, Sonic's "thing" is that he's fast, Mario definitely isn't, and while Sonic can jump it's definitely not his forté, Mario on the other hand is known for pretty much only jumping. Sonic never had weapons either, Mario could fire things at enemies.

Storyline-wise, Sonic was a natural creature which hated Robotnik's relentless technical attempts to rule, Mario's storyline has quite the reverse, Mario is the human rather then Bowser, and Mario's motivation is rescuing Peach.

Personally I favour Sonic, I was a Sega kid, but Mario has his moments too. The 2D games mostly rule over their 3D offspring, though, on both sides of the console coin. Except maybe Sonic Adventure and Mario 64, those were alright.

Edit: As for who copied who, Mario came first (about 10 years previous to Sonic's arrival) and I don't think Sega necessarily copied them, but I do think they realised they needed a mascot to counter Nintendo's Mario. Whether either of them were designed to be mascots I don't know, but clearly they ended up that way, and likely for the better in both cases, both are very well recognised and extremely popular characters/game series.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm talkin' about the BIG things here, We're talking about the gameplay. Mario and Sonic's gameplay are pretty much the same. I think Sonic is definately cooler because I'm a gamer and I like SEGA more than crappy Mario. I do play some Mario games, because they are pretty cool 'coz they're similar to Sonic. And I have a Wii so I kinda have to play it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have to go with Mario, I think anyone who had a NES as a kid or used to play the original Donkey Kong will understand where I am coming from when I say that Mario brings back a lot of memories.

I think both Nintendo and Sega brought out great material, I wouldn't say either of them copied off each other as such, as moonlit said Nintendo did come first, but Sega's style was pretty fresh when they released their first system in my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think they're only similar because back then the controls and graphics were very limited. Anyone who uses gamemaker can make a game like that in 7 hours, with better graphics. There are heaps of games that are very similar eg: Alex Kidd, Mario, Sonic and heaps more :)

So, lets just say that it took a while before they got much different, all 3: Alex Kidd, Mario and Sonic.

Do they still make Alex Kidd games?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...