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Mario The Renaissance Man by Atariboy2600 Mario The Renaissance Man by Atariboy2600
We seem them and played them for all our lifes from Atari 2600 to todays Xbox and Im talking about Video Game mascots, lets start with the first super star in the 1980 we seen there Official Game mascot like Namco's Pacman made it self a huge super-star and made things like Toys, t-shirt and even cartoon show but then came Mario in 1981 Donkey Kong and then it has a life of its own. After many Super Mario games Nintendo made Mario its Big N mascot and then came Sega's Sonic and trying to un-seat the Mario's Mascot's Kingdom! But after many years of "The Console Wars" with both Nindendo's Super NES and Sega's Genesis in a no hold-bars Mario vs. Sonic with funny cacth frase like Sega's "Ninten-dont" and Nintendo's "Gen-isn't" in the end Mario came out the winner and to making it worst for Sega they made Soinc game for Nintendo's consoles... Well here's my take on who's the king of video gaming baby!

So how does an ordinary Italian from Brooklyn reach international superstar status? Well lets look at his past jobs,

A Carpenter - from Donkey Kong 1981.
A Jailer - from Donkey Kong JR 1982.
A Plubmer - from Super Mario Bros 1985.
A Ariplane Piolt - from Super Mario Land 1989.
A Doctor- from Dr.Mario 1990.
A Super Hero - from Super Mario World 1991.
A Golf Player - from Golf 1985.
A Feferee - from NES Punch-Out!! 1987.
A Painter - from Mario Paint 1992.
A Baker - from Yoshi's Cookie.
A Kart Racer - from Super Maio Kart 1991.
A Fighter - from Super Smash Bros 1997.

And so on and so on...
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:iconcommander-dominic:
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Sonic is pretty much on the road to his death now, thanks to sonic boom being so horrible.
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:iconkamtheartist:
KamtheArtist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Interface Designer
To bad sonic sucks now.
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:iconmrgreen36:
Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Let's face it. Mario will always be better than Sonic. One only has to look at the quality of each character. While Mario has been consistently good, Sonic has pretty much been falling apart since the jump to 3d. And don't get me started on the obnoxious fanbase
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:icon8bitsmash:
8bitSmash Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
There's too many Kings of Gaming
Mario
Pac-Man
Space Invaders
Pong
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JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure Gold I love this. :la: ^_^ :clap:
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:iconthegoldengirl123:
TheGoldenGirl123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist
True
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:iconeduardaris:
EduardAris Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
True story.
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:iconjovialjam:
JovialJam Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Amazing. How do you do it, Mario? You've always been like this, ever since the day I first met you, always ready to meet the next challenge, even if it's bigger than you are. It was the same on the 64. You had improved so much that it made Bubsy look like he was standing still! Your star power had increased so dramatically since our 16-bit days that I thought you had done it. I thought... that you had become... a Super Star! It tore me apart! How could a lowly plumber accomplish so easily what I, I had raced my whole life to achieve? After three generations, it has finally happened! A new Super Star has emerged! And somehow, I have become this pauper's witness! Then, at last, it happened. I too, transformed. After living every moment of every day for the singular purpose of surpassing you, I finally became a Super Star myself. The hedgehog had reclaimed his throne and fulfilled his destiny! But no matter how fast I became, your stardom still exceeded mine. At first I thought it was your friends, that it was the way you played with them that spurred you on, and pushed you beyond your limits. But then I found myself with a supporting cast of my own. And my acclaim didn't increase at all... I used to run for the sheer pleasure of it, for the thrill of the game!  I had the speed unmeasurable. I took no prisoners. And yet, you played with everyone, even your fiercest enemies... even me! Yet you never played for the high score, or for revenge, only to test your limits, and to push yourself beyond them, to become the best you could possibly be. How can a guy play like that and at the same time be so gentle that he wouldn't hurt a fly?  Man, it makes me angry just thinking about it! But, perhaps it is my anger that has made me blind to the truth for so long. I see it now, this day has made it all too clear. You're better than me, Mario. You are the best.
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:iconjacobyel:
jacobyel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Funny. :) I like Mario.
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:iconego-man25:
Ego-Man25 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Writer
It's a him, Mario.
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:iconlunartanooki:
LunarTanooki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All hail the mighty plumber lord. 
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:iconprezdeagle:
PrezDEagle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Wow. Looks like Mario has a pretty good resume. 

Oh and by the way, you misspelled airplane pilot and referee.
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:iconnaramiiverse:
NaraMiiverse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconpvzpro:
PvZpro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun Fact

The "Jack Of All Stats" (basically, the term for the "renaissance man" for stats/abilities in videogames,) was originally known as "The Mario," because Mario was almost always the standard by which other characters were measured in games he appeared in.
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Saphire111 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
i like sonic a lot but i do like this
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:icondeaththekid89:
DeathTheKid89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I say that the best nintendo mascots are link and pit,and the best Sony mascots are spyro the dragon and sly cooper.this is just my opinion,and not everybody has to agree with me.
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:iconkingbowser425:
KingBowser425 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 made Soinc game for Nintendo's consoles... Well here's my take... UM... "soinc"?
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:iconthatnintendogamer364:
ThatNintendoGamer364 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
All hail the king.
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:iconbillebobart:
billebobart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconsiamthefox:
Siamthefox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, Sonic and Pokémon are the best! Plus MLP!
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:iconcommander-dominic:
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Very accurate.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Heh, this is a classic piece.  It was a strange time for me as a Sega fan to see Sonic & crew showing up on other consoles in the early 2000s.
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simpsonsquire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Mario wasn't just a plumber he was a lot more .:D
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
nintendo won? YOU LIE!!! GENESIS WON!!
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:iconzeusthefox:
Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
True and to be honest This Rivalry between the Plumber and the Hedgehog is more of a Friendly Rivalry currently.

Sega Isn't Doing to hot, But Sonic isn't Dead, Not everyone can be a hit,

Sonic can't find a Groove to stay in, And Mario has gotten kind of Repetetive, You know what I think,

Their Should be a Sonic and Mario Cross over that isn't Olympic games, or Smash, an Actual Platformer with Branching paths that can only be used by one character or the other.

You can't tell me that it wouldn't be Interesting.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
ok, that does sound kinda neat
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:iconchester343334:
Chester343334 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Actually the Snes won
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
no it didnt, atleast not in america
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:iconchester343334:
Chester343334 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yes it did. The Snes worldwide sold 49.10 million units.
The Genesis worldwide sold 30.75 million units.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
no you got that nubers backwards
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:iconchester343334:
Chester343334 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
No I'm right.
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:iconsimpsonsquire:
simpsonsquire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nintendo came out the winner
But didn't Sony make it worst for sega?
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:iconstarblasts:
StarBlasts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Haha, their faces are Priceless!!! :lol:  
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:iconchungchangching:
chungchangching Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lel sonic is pretty much...2 :P
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:iconsjono:
Sjono Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Sonic had so many crossovers he may as well be a Nintendo character
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gsd4321 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artist
and super mario kart was 1992
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:icongsd4321:
gsd4321 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artist
Actually Super smash bros (N64) was released in 1999. not 1997
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The-Mario-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
:mario:
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thepikachu33222454 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I always hated Mario. I like sonic  better. but really I would choose luigi if I had to pick between Mario or luigi. I just don't like Mario that much.
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VG805SMASHBROS Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
You must've been watching videos about Mario being a mean and selfish person. Is that why you don't like him.
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JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always preferred Mario, he is the one that got me into gaming, plus I like his cheerful and humble attitude compared to Sonics attitude problem.
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simpsonsquire Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I too agree Mario is usually a happy man with a entertaining gaming fashion. His SMB game on NES made a huge difference in my gaming experience as well. He is pretty dangerous especially on Super Smash Brothers. I mean really how hard is it to love Mario?
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JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend, Mario is such a lovable character. I feel good that I am not the only Mario lover here hehe. ^,^
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simpsonsquire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Anytime, also he's the mascot of Nintendo which is a beyond successful and enthusiastic gaming company that still makes consoles.
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Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Not every Company is successful, some hit it big and go strong.....Others....Like Sega hit walls...So Sonic Doesn't Sell as much as Mario Nowadays...As we recall Sonic did give Mario a run for his money back in the day.

But I digress.

Personally I love both of them to Pieces, Mario got me into gaming, and Sonic Helped me enjoy the Ride, I actually almost want Sega to Merge with Nintendo so Sonic Doesn't Hit bottom and is in the very least Preserved as the Great Game character he is.
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:iconjedimastermaria89:
JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true my friend, it tells a lot for a Mascot that has lasted this long, and I am very proud to be part of that legacy. ^,^
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simpsonsquire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem and thank you for the watch
Allow me to return the favor.
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:iconjedimastermaria89:
JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I will see more of your art ok . ^.^
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thepikachu33222454 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
you know what i dont like? THAT THERE IS SO MANY FREAKIN MARIO CREEPYPASTS!
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:iconjedimastermaria89:
JediMasterMaria89 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Live with it my friend , I could say the same thing about the Sonic Fan base hehe.
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