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Mario is so much better than Sonic on so many levels I can't even believe Sonic managed to compete against him and laugh at him once upon a time.

And only to get his ass kicked by Mario's awesomeness afterwards. Crash tried the same too with his ps1 games but he eventually failed. Oh and Bubsy tried to dethrone him too, now look at him. Nobody messes with the Mario.
 

Dr. Eggman

I am the enemy, I will succeed
Because people enjoy games that you don’t.

Sonic and Crash both fill niches that Mario doesn’t. Around the time both series started, Mario was all about linear platforming in 2D, and open world collectathons in 3D. Sonic and Crash attempted to create a different experience in one of these two planes of existence. Sonic created momentum based platforming in levels with branching paths, while the levels were still from point A to point B, you switch between paths A, B and C on the way. Crash took the linear platforming levels of Mario and transformed it into 3D. Both of these styles of game are something that Mario didn’t do at the time, and in the case of Sonic still doesn’t.
 

Nossie

Dinosaur Land's greatest grape treader.
Mario 2d platformers have branching paths though? [Ground, underground, sky] I suppose the difference is the momentum thing as sonic does often feel more like a ride and based on your momentum as you put it, switches you to different paths..
 

LeftyGreenMario

Mushroom Kingdom's second greenest plumber
You know, for all the grief his missions caused, no one seems to remember The Chimp, lmao
Oh my, how did I forget

Honestly a lot of Super Mario Galaxy 2 elements were swept down. That flying green thing, wtf was that thing anyway? And every time Rollodillo and Sorbetti are mentioned, it's almost always by me who points out how forgotten they are.

Though to be fair, Cluckboom *was* from Galaxy 1.
 

Moldomré

King Bowser
For once I decided to look at what rivals you get when you play as a certain character in MK8DX and finally realized why Toad and Donkey Kong are in all my races.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
This is probably something that I should've mentioned sooner, but in Luigi's Mansion 3, doesn't it seem odd that Polterpup is lacking visible irises? I mean, with the Dark Moon fully restored, all the Evershade Valley ghosts (including Polterpup) have visible irises again.

 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
Tbh the irises look a bit goofy. They're ok but I think Iris-less Polterpup looks a tad bit better.
It still makes very little sense, especially when you look back at Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The Polterpup (and all the Evershade Valley ghosts) lacked irises, because of the Dark Moon's destruction, but since the events of Luigi's Mansion 3 take place after the Dark Moon got restored, seeing Polterpup without irises in Luigi's Mansion 3 greatly contradicts what the Dark Moon is supposed to do.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I wouldn't worry about it.
 

Moldomré

King Bowser
It still makes very little sense, especially when you look back at Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The Polterpup (and all the Evershade Valley ghosts) lacked irises, because of the Dark Moon's destruction, but since the events of Luigi's Mansion 3 take place after the Dark Moon got restored, seeing Polterpup without irises in Luigi's Mansion 3 greatly contradicts what the Dark Moon is supposed to do.
Meh, if I had to have some sort of canon explanation it's that the affect of the Dark Moon only happens in Evershade Valley. Polterpup never was an evil ghost anyway, it just was mischievous and could be trained by Weegee to be less mischievous.

Anyway, I'm at the same stage as FTG, currently stuck there.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
Meh, if I had to have some sort of canon explanation it's that the affect of the Dark Moon only happens in Evershade Valley. Polterpup never was an evil ghost anyway, it just was mischievous and could be trained by Weegee to be less mischievous.
Well, there is the following screenshot, which is back at Luigi's house.

 

Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario

*insert Shakira music here*
It's probably the dark crystal thing that gave him pupils. If he goes away from the vicinity of it, he loses his pupils.
 
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