Gauging Popular Opinions (Current: Opinion on Mario vs Sonic in 90's)

What do you think of the Mario and Sonic rivalry incited by SEGA back in the 90's?

  • Loved how fierce the competition and comparisons got between the two series, even till now.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • It's refreshing that there was some rivalry for Mario, even when not invested in this type of tensi

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • Didn't understand the point of this rivalry, nor do I have an opinion on this.

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Disliked the idea that there is a need for competition between the two series.

    Votes: 9 64.3%

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Paper Goomba

"I'm small, but I won't give up!"
While Super Mario Bros. 2 introduced some new ideas, it felt out of place in the Mario series, and I feel that SMB3 is the true sequel to the original Super Mario Bros. if SMB2 would be branded as a new series, it would make a lot more sense. I also wonder why Nintendo just didn't make a game like SMB3 as the first sequel (other than that they wanted to put out a sequel ASAP), it would make a lot more sense to me.

So Option 2 for me.


Ness says acab.
Voted impartial.
I'd like a throwback to the dream land known as Subcon, as a World rather than an entire game. It'd be really neat to see it in detailed HD.


The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I don't mind if items and characters show up from it but I'm not huge on the whole "enemies don't die from being jumped on" thing.

El Gran Gordo

Algún problema, señorita?
I'm blind of nostalgia by this game. I even used to watch that terrible cartoon for the sake of getting more out of it. It's a lot better than the first one (even if the third one just destroys it). Sequel please.

And yes ok Wart is a lot more expendable than the other enemies thanks to Bowser, but it'd be cool to see him anyway I guess.

You Watanabe

Koops, King of Cowards.
I like the game. It's cool, and I wouldn't mind some elements making it into other games (Phanto especially). That said, it has its own bs design philosophies that I don't agree with (such as all the vases in one level containing the exact same things which defeats the exploration aspect although you could argue exploration was never the point to begin with). I haven't beaten the game yet but I feel the throwing physics could use work. Also yeah, not damaging any enemy by jumping on them... not a big fan. Would be cool if we had ONE type of enemy like ythat in mainstream Mario but not a whole game with those.

Still, I enjoy the game itself.


The bird bard himself!
SMB2 has always been a game that I don't know how to feel about. It's a rather unique game historically and is at least of decent quality, but I just don't have any strong feelings towards it. I wouldn't mind another game like it or some elements from it being used as long as it doesn't infringe on the main Mario formula too much. Shy Guys in main Mario games would be cool at least. So yeah, option 4.

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome Mario
I'd want to see a new take on this style of game. It's my favorite of the Mario Advance titles. But who knows if they'll retain the hilariously cheesy voice acting.


Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality

The results are in, and this time, this is how it's ranked:
  1. I would love another Mario game like it! Votes: 6 (35.3%)
  2. I would love its elements to be implemented in a traditional 2D Mario game. Votes: 4 (23.5%)
  3. I am impartial on it, but wouldn't mind its gameplay or its elements. Votes: 3 (17.6%)
  4. I am not fond of how different it is from the traditional 2D Mario game. Votes: 3 (17.6%)
  5. I would love another game like it, except not as a Mario game. Votes: 1 (5.9%)
  6. I am indifferent on it, but would prefer that this game's elements aren't called back. Votes: 0 (0.0%)
As we can see, Super Mario Bros. 2 is generally remembered fondly here, and many would like it return in some form, whether it's a proper follow-up utilising the same gameplay style, or just to see the unique elements from that game make a return. On the other hand, a very few people aren't fond of what that game achieved, although none expressed it in a slight sense (nobody is indifferent on it, as opposed to being impartial).

Unlike the last poll, I didn't regret the poll choice with zero votes because it is different enough to warrant a separate choice, even if nobody picked it.

I have considered several possibilities for the next poll, but I am concerned about how interesting they are since activity is not very high. Therefore, I settled for a certain "rivalry" to be next (hint: it involves a blue hedgehog). Even when you were not there to experience that sort of rivalry that drove the conversation on video games back in the 90's, perhaps you can still have an opinion on it. Watch out for the next poll when it appears. (Forgive me if the choices are a bit lacking: it's difficult to come up with suitable choices)

Thank you for reading.

Dr. Eggman

I am the enemy, I will succeed
I don't see any reason for these series to be compared anymore. While it's good to have competition, there's no reason to specifically keep up the rivalry between these two series when most of the time they aren't even trying to compete anymore, especially now that SEGA is somewhat close to Nintendo and can be seen more as a "friend" of sorts to the company, more then a rival. The whole rivalry just boils down to the console wars from '90s, which is a long dead thing, alongside console wars as a whole for the most part.


Dancing is Forbidden!
The competition was certainly an iconic chapter in gaming, and it did spawn some entertaining debates, but from a personal perspective as a fan of both series and many others, I just never saw the need for competition.


rayman!! youu!! thats my friend out there
mario and sonic are friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my opinion on the rivalry generally though is. i dont know! that sure was a thing!
it do be kinda annoying when some people seem to pretend the rivalry still exists though.. as far as i can tell even the fandoms are friends with each other so like.

El Gran Gordo

Algún problema, señorita?
Sonic has no need of trying to dethrone Mario now especially because Mario's so much better he'd never win. I guess some sort of friendly rivalry every once in a while is alright, but that's about it.

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
We still have rivalry in the form of tribalist console wars today where a toxic atmosphere broods on Playstation vs Xbox and the game publishers exploit that for their own benefit by fondling the rivalry and instigating the other side. So you can guess my stance on the Nintendo and Sega wars.


The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
I never really got into the rivalry even during it's height. I liked both, always have, always will.


Ness says acab.
I'm glad they made up and became sport buddies, their newgrounds who would win era didn't really make much sense. Though some of those flash videos were made well.

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome Mario
I like the times they hated each other because I hated Sonic and like to make him lose to Mario, so I guess I stand alone here.

that being said I don't hate Sonic as much as I used to and in reality they'd buy each other a hot dog but I still think Sonic is funny when his games are bad.