Do you overall prefer Mario or Zelda?

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#1 Posted by ToonLonk (440 posts) -

As much as I love Mario, nothing has come close to touching the Zelda series in terms of quality and memorability for me. What do you think?

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#2 Edited by rhoadsxiommi (75 posts) -

I’m a mario guy but played the hell out of zelda on n64

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#3 Posted by storm_of_swords (2472 posts) -

There are a lot more Mario games that I enjoy than there are Zelda games that I enjoy. Honestly, there has really only been two Zelda games that I really loved and that was Ocarina of Time and Breath of the Wild. Mario games, on the other hand, are almost always very enjoyable.

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#4 Posted by rhoadsxiommi (75 posts) -

I’m looking forward to mario tennis, big time

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#5 Posted by ToonLonk (440 posts) -

@rhoadsxiommi: Me too.

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#6 Edited by KBFloYd (21042 posts) -

i still think mario 64 is the best game of all time. more than ocarina. however ocarina has aged much better.

but i liked breath of the wild more than odyssey

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#7 Posted by onesiphorus (2588 posts) -

I do prefer both and played both their games, but I have long enjoyed Mario games much more because I like jumping and platforming.

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#8 Edited by doctores143 (3016 posts) -

Man what happened to this site. Social media hit gamespot HARD. I remember coming onto my own union with 200 posts per forum topic...kind of sad...

That being said, if I had to pick it would be Zelda.

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#9 Posted by casey_cook43 (5 posts) -

Sorry to thread jack but just created an account on here and need to post 3 times to start a new thread.

Threads going to be asking how much my Legend of Zelda Strategy Guide that’s signed by Shigeru Miyamoto is worth?

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#10 Posted by casey_cook43 (5 posts) -

Sorry to thread jack but just created an account on here and need to post 3 times to start a new thread.

Threads going to be asking how much my Legend of Zelda Strategy Guide that’s signed by Shigeru Miyamoto is worth?

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#11 Posted by casey_cook43 (5 posts) -

Sorry to thread jack but just created an account on here and need to post 3 times to start a new thread.

Threads going to be asking how much my Legend of Zelda Strategy Guide that’s signed by Shigeru Miyamoto is worth?

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#12 Posted by trugs26 (7535 posts) -

It's hard for me to choose. They're both my top 2 favourite franchises. But I think I prefer Mario overall.

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#13 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10208 posts) -

I never really enjoyed Zelda. I only ever finished The first Gameboy one and the one where you could change the season on Gameboy color ... I think? And I mostly only finished them because I was far away from home and didn't have that many games. BotW however is one of the best games this gen IMO.

Mario on the other hand is a series I always enjoyed a bit at least. I prefered Sonic back in the SNES times and I prefered Crash in the Ps1 age. But overall I still had more fun with Mario than I had with Zelda.

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#14 Posted by Dawgster (4 posts) -

It depends. I really like OoT and BotW, as well as the older Mario games like Super Mario World 1 & 2.

Odyssey is great, but for some reason I didn't enjoy the Galaxy-series. So for me it's kind of a tie leaning a TINY bit more towards Zelda.

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#15 Posted by Aki2017 (817 posts) -

Used to be Mario But BOTW changed all that

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#16 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18736 posts) -

Zelda for sure. I love Mario, but Zelda is a series I wouldn't mind being stuck on a desert island with.

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#17 Posted by monsterfrog (7 posts) -

Mario hands down. But then again, you can’t beat a good Zelda story!

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#18 Posted by SuperRetroGamer (41 posts) -

I prefer Mario.

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#19 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13249 posts) -

Mario

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#20 Posted by uninspiredcup (29115 posts) -

Mario for sure. Even his less inspired games (New Super Mario Bros) are still objectively great with minimal annoyance.

A couple of things in Zelda niggle.

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#21 Posted by thewitcher1357 (5 posts) -

It depends. I really like OoT and BotW, as well as the older Mario games like Super Mario World 1 & 2.

Odyssey is great, but for some reason I didn't enjoy the Galaxy-series. So for me it's kind of a tie leaning a TINY bit more towards Zelda.

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#22 Posted by Game_Station_Forum (11 posts) -

I prefer Zelda

I had trouble getting in to Mario odyssey. I appreciate it's a great game but I'm going off mario

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#25 Posted by RSM-HQ (7459 posts) -

@toonlonk: Mario everytime. I've liked most the Zelda games but never as much as other Zelda fans praise them.

Unlike most however I don't exactly rate Super Mario 64 that high, I appreciate what it did for gaming but we've come a long way since then. Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Bros 3/ World are my personal favorites.

Unlike 64, I feel Ocerena of Time has aged well and had a ton of fun replaying it on 3DS. I don't think Breath of the Wild is a great Zelda either, sorry guys, weapons breaking and the constant cooking drags the game down. Dungeons are also pretty basic.

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#26 Posted by Gatygun (1294 posts) -

I prefer zelda over mario.

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#27 Posted by KrispyKookie (3 posts) -

I adore both series but Zelda will always have a tighter grip over my heart than Mario.

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#28 Posted by npiet1 (1301 posts) -

They are both great, its hard to choose. tho my daughters are named after the princesses Amira means princess and my last name is pietsch which is pronounced peach. and my younger one is daisy.

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#29 Posted by MasterLuigi (9 posts) -

Definitely a hard choice but if I would have to choose one, Legend of Zelda would be the choice for me since it fits my personal gaming taste better than Mario.

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#30 Posted by Longsnout (132 posts) -

Mario has a better batting average.

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#31 Posted by Sonicforces2017 (67 posts) -

ZELDA!!

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#32 Edited by deactivated-5b8284346a788 (296 posts) -

Definitely Zelda, though Mario is some good fun as well depending on the game in question.

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#33 Posted by tocool340 (21271 posts) -

I prefer Zelda though I'll admit Mario games tend to have better replay value...

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#34 Posted by MarioFan264 (998 posts) -

Despite my username (which, I'll note is 14 years old), definitely Zelda.

A prime example of this is Breath of the Wild versus Super Mario Odyssey. Both are, in my eyes, fantastic examples of each franchise. However, Breath of the Wild was a complete and total blast to play for me and instantly made it among the top of my favorite games, whereas Super Mario Odyssey was fun, but didn't give me anywhere near the feeling I had playing BOTW.

I will say probably the reason I chose this username in the first place was the Paper Mario series, which was just Paper Mario 64 at that point (TTYD was about to be released later that year). Paper Mario 64 has long been established as one of my top favorite games. TTYD was also fantastic. Sadly the series has gone downhill massively, which makes the answer of Zelda vs Mario very easy for me nowadays.

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#35 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19648 posts) -

Zelda.

I could go hours all day playing Zelda.

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#36 Posted by deactivated-5b01abbec19e9 (104 posts) -

zelda

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#39 Edited by tocool340 (21271 posts) -

@alchemist007 said:
@tocool340 said:

I prefer Zelda though I'll admit Mario games tend to have better replay value...

Hey tocool340

I posted to off topic discussion but they locked my thread, you can go over their to see my thread still on front page, but you were a MOD so why did you lock it, I wrote nothing wrong.

Huh? Someone else locked your thread. I mean, I'm not a mod nor do I have mod powers...

Edit: Hallenbeck77 locked it. And that was because you didn't provide a link (Or source) to help bring more insight to the topic you created...

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#41 Posted by Lucarita26 (105 posts) -

The both is great.

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#42 Posted by Litchie (22604 posts) -

Always a hard question. Zelda is the one that makes me extra excited when it gets announced. Mario is always awesome (almost), but Zelda is more epic. Today, I'll say Zelda.

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#43 Posted by Acog (7 posts) -

I liked mario never really played zelda though maybe a few times but was always mario for me.

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#44 Posted by mojito1988 (3284 posts) -

Mario is more fun. So that.

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#45 Posted by Glitch- (287 posts) -

Man this is really hard..... love Mario and Zelda. If I REALLY had to choose I would go with Mario...... I think.

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#47 Posted by Mister-Man (607 posts) -

BoTW is hands down the best Zelda game out of every iteration I’ve played since NES. Incorporated and paid homage to so many elements of the entire series throughout the ages.

I also have some of the best memories and feelings playing most of the Mario games throughout an equal timeframe. Unfortunately, I have yet to give Mario odyssey some ample play time.

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#48 Posted by BrettSiebenhaar (144 posts) -

I do love some Zelda, but I have to go with Mario for sure!

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#49 Posted by Bengalsfn859 (3 posts) -

Mario

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#50 Posted by NintenDORKband (5 posts) -

Zelda fan here all the way. I mean, yeah, I played Mario on the Snes and N64. Ah...the memories. Anyway, yeah, Zelda for sure more than Mario.