The most acclaimed video game characters of all time have to be no other than Mario and Sonic. Sonic gets the thumbs up, but in video game land, hands down Mario is the favorite who gets the win.
Why is Sonic a favorite?
Sonic is a favorite simply because the game play goal is to complete a level in the fastest amount of time and Sonic is the character to make it happen. The character’s name and look is very catchy and his outfit is all blue with a spiky head top.
The game-play is designed like a supercharged race-car and Sonic is the vehicle that gets you where you want to be–to beat Dr. Eggman. Each stage feels like a wonderland with obstacles to avoid, but with the basic controls at grasp and with some power rings retrieved, the character is moving forward nonstop. Sonic is a Hedgehog and he can really move and as the name suggests, he is a speedy-one with an attitude!
With the press of a few buttons, he speeds up, does a loop and accumulates more power rings than he can handle as he passes through to extend life points. Sonic has a sidekick by the name of Tails who looks like a fox. Tails assists Sonic in getting power rings and beating Dr. Eggman and really is the fastest thing alive in game-land.
Why is Mario the all-time favorite?
Mario is the all-time favorite unanimously because the pudgy plumber character and game-play are unmatched. Mario and his brother Luigi are classic everyday characters that people can relate to unlike Sonic–a hedgehog.
Ultimately, Mario is a role-playing game at heart and it is the sights and sounds of exploring a hidden world that makes it exciting. Who better to be than a plumber when going through pipes, jumping, climbing, and entering a new unpredictable world?
Mario has laid the groundwork in what a 2D video game should be. Adaptations of Mario the character should not be changed and versions for Mario on the Nintendo Wii continue this legacy. The legacy game is based in a fairytale fantasy world and the goal is to rescue Princess Peach from the evil overlords Bowser and King Koopa.
Mario Kart and the countless of other titles and spinoffs will ensure that this characters legacy will continue for a long time. The character of Mario first appeared in the arcades of the 80s in Donkey Kong dressed in his blue overalls, red hat, pointy mustache, and big glossy eyes. Mario of Mario Bros. will always be the legendary all-time character favorite no matter what fantasy-land he slides into.