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Koisnake
04-04-2008, 11:15 AM
I must say, of all the video game icons out there, Mario and Link are one of the most known and popular. What do you think? Who do YOU prefer?

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Malicious
04-04-2008, 12:33 PM
i think mario is best known because it targets all ages. Zelda games are more for teens and adults. but i really wouldnt know( don't play zelda games) but link is damn hot.....

Rinoa07
04-04-2008, 01:35 PM
Mario is definitely more well known. I rarely have to explain who he his to family, friends, etc. Link requires more of an explanation, but I definitely prefer him. I have a thing for pointy ears and swords >_>

Amara Dolce
04-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Well, I grew up with all of the Mario games, which my family played as well. I didn't get into the Zelda games until I was a little bit older. Since I have to choose I would definetly go with Link. He is an awesome swordsman after all!

Kuro Yue
04-04-2008, 04:35 PM
*coughSONICcough*

I picked Link.

Koisnake
04-04-2008, 04:44 PM
I would have put Sonic, but I am going for the Nintendo originals =)

TransurrealisTristan
04-04-2008, 09:26 PM
^^; I actually grew up with Link and not Mario.Knew about Link when I was around 9 or so,bashing up the Majora's Mask display at my local Best Buy.

Did not know about Mario till I was probably 11.Link rules and he knows it.XD

To say the least,I'm a Link fan.Sorry,Mario.

Iridescent_Fall
04-04-2008, 10:32 PM
Definitely Link. I've always loved The Legend of Zelda games over anything with Mario...So many games with Mario just feel juvenile at times, you know? (IMO)

Sisshi
04-05-2008, 12:23 AM
I've loved Link from the moment I learned his name was Link and not Zelda (yeah, I was one of those >.<). Mario is great, I loved the games, but I liked the challange that Legend of Zelda brought me.

The fact that he gets a little sexier with each games new-gen graphics helps him a bit too ^^"

Prince Virces
04-13-2008, 05:02 AM
Hm I'd say link. Aside from the obvious pluses Link has lets look at mario: He's a bastard who attacks that poor innocent turtle who just wants to court the woman he likes. Mario comes in, kicks his ass, and then NEVER makes a move on peach, does anyone else see a problem with this? Link on the other hand can only do what he's told (and as was proved in OoT, even when commanded into marriage)

Hinatascosplaye
04-13-2008, 11:36 AM
Aw crud! thats a tough choice i have to say link

Serria
04-13-2008, 12:15 PM
I grew up with both. I say Link, purely because I've been romantically in love with him since I was like, six. Yep. Mario lacks sex appeal.

OsukaXArino
04-13-2008, 01:45 PM
I think mario is the bigger icon of the two...but i think link is much much cooler...i mean come on he has a sword...and even though he can't take...mario's no prize in that department either

Arc_The_Lad
04-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Go feck yourself.

Luigi.

TheAnarCHris
04-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Go feck yourself.

Luigi.

2nding Wee-gee.

darthseb
04-13-2008, 11:14 PM
Link's too gay for my tastes.

Mario, please.

Koisnake
04-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Go feck yourself.

Luigi.

Excuse me, but was that directed to me?

Arc_The_Lad
04-14-2008, 12:08 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sarcasm

sam vimes
04-14-2008, 12:38 PM
As a New Yorker, I've put up with enough Italian pride to last a lifetime. My choice is Link.

Auburn_Kitty
04-14-2008, 02:09 PM
Link baby!

Ororo Howlett
04-14-2008, 07:56 PM
I have fond memories of playing SMB3. I only started playing LoZ within the past 3 years.
Itsa Mario!

Gaara-Sephiroth
04-14-2008, 08:02 PM
Sisshi]

I've loved Link from the moment I learned his name was Link and not Zelda (yeah, I was one of those >.<). Mario is great, I loved the games, but I liked the challange that Legend of Zelda brought me.

The fact that he gets a little sexier with each games new-gen graphics helps him a bit too ^^"

OMG! So was I! I used to actually get mad and yell at people who said Link wasn't Zelda! I wonder how many of us there are! I've met a lot! Lol!

I picked Link and I didn't even have to think about it, lol! I love Link! I love his games! Ocarina of Time was the first video game I ever played.
I'm actually working on a Cosplay of him. ^_^ He's awesome....and cute!

*My "quoting" is acting weird -_-*

soradesu
04-16-2008, 11:29 AM
I definitely prefer Link.

I think most people here prefer Link because this website is anime-oriented, and Link is more like an anime character than Mario. Link is also easier to pull off for cosplay purposes, even though Mario might be easier for most people to make.

As a whole, however, Mario is definitely more well-known and probably more liked.

TR Rose
04-16-2008, 01:21 PM
...I can't decide.

I've been playing Mario games longer than Zelda games (after the Super Mario Bros. Super Show's Zelda cartoon, I was really anti-Link for a long time). But Link's games usually have a much more in-depth storyline and side characters. On the other hand, Mario games are among the few game series that have made me laugh. Buuuut, Link is hot. :)

On the negative side, Mario had that abysmal movie with Dennis Hopper in it. Then again, Link was in those CD-i games.

Luigi > Mario though.

Koisnake
04-18-2008, 03:03 PM
I don't take Sarcasm lightly, Arc_The_Lad.

Lawl, Link is pwning Mario by 20 votes.

darthseb
04-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I don't take Sarcasm lightly, Arc_The_Lad.

Lawl, Link is pwning Mario by 20 votes.

Dude, 20 votes? That's 'pwnage.'

/sarcasm

akuriko
05-07-2008, 03:02 PM
My brother had both original games when I was two. I beat Mario when I was three, but couldn't beat Zelda until I was four. Heehee, I also thought Link's name was Zelda, until my bro corrected me (and the Zelda animated series was like, my favorite show on TV XD).

Zelda scared the crap out of me, so I played Mario way more. But I still had a sort of reverence for Zelda. I love them both, but I'll have to go with Link. :3 1. Because I was crushing all over his pixels and 2. Silent Protagonist. ♥ ♥ ♥

Usagi_Tsuki
05-07-2008, 03:11 PM
Link has been my hero since i was little xD i played the game every single day and started to play a link to the past when i was 3 v.v im not jokin. I loved the game and still do so i vote Link of course =D

but of course i played the Mario games too when i was little but the mario game didnt have like umm a story like the Zelda games have, dunno how to explain it xD

FoxieDen
05-10-2008, 04:51 PM
oh my D: such a hard choice!!
Well,I've always gotten further in Mario games than any Zelda ones (I...just really suck at ALL Zelda games ;_; ). Yet on the coolness factor, Link always made me happy :3 And I dunno...he seemed more of a deeper character,more adult that I just adored once I got older and older.
Mario is all good and happy,don't get me wrong but my vote goes with Link simply because I adore the soundtracks to that game and the plots are way amazing (even though...I totally suck at playing them D:< )

Usagi_Tsuki
05-11-2008, 02:15 PM
OMG! So was I! I used to actually get mad and yell at people who said Link wasn't Zelda! I wonder how many of us there are! I've met a lot! Lol!

I picked Link and I didn't even have to think about it, lol! I love Link! I love his games! Ocarina of Time was the first video game I ever played.
I'm actually working on a Cosplay of him. ^_^ He's awesome....and cute!

*My "quoting" is acting weird -_-*


i thought his name was Zelda too!! xD
i dont know why, i think its cause the name of the game, and when you do a new game you can name yourself whatever you want so i guess thats why i always got it wrong xD i wonder why you can pick your own name...i mean his name is after all Link, why change it? =O v.v

akuriko
05-11-2008, 05:18 PM
You know, every girl I know who plays Zelda always names him Link, but every guy I know always gives Link their own name. XD Thought that was funny. ^ ^;

Paradox Vincent
05-12-2008, 10:22 AM
I was about to say Link but then I remember Super Mario Bros.

and Mario Bros.

and Donkey Kong.