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Sonic and Mario have long been rivals in the platforming world, ever since the blue critter’s first game in 1991. Therefore, it is only natural that fans would pit the two legends against one another. However, since both franchises have existed for a few decades now, even spawning a spin-off Olympics series together, it seems like the right time to assess each franchise and see which is superior in quality. Hold on to your dungarees and slip on your red sneakers as we explore which franchise ultimately comes out on top.

The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is commendable for achieving great popularity from its inception in 1991, at a time when Mario was King of the platforming world. It is thanks to their spiky blue mascot that Sega managed to shift more Mega Drives, thanks to the character’s appeal and, of course, the unique fast-paced gameplay of his initial foray. »

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