Mario vs. Metroid

My friends and I were discussing our favourite games from the past and present and one (bookerlee) started asking difficult questions, making us choose between 2 great games. We then somehow decided to choose games within franchises. Which lead us to Mario vs. Metroid, to see which series did better overall. I was asked to compile a list of 6, 3 games from each series. The rules were:

“Choose 3 Marios and 3 Metroids and assemble them in a top 6. You cannot pick 2 games from the same console, i.e, you cannot pick Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2. You can however pick Super Metroid and Super Mario World.”

My list looks like this.

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Metroid
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Super Mario 64
5. Metroid Fusion
6. Metroid Prime

Looks like I prefer my Mario Bros. games. Interestingly enough, Xavier found it hard to choose between such great games, he instead wrote the games he thought were the worst in both series. Let’s just say he gave no love for the recent Metroid: Other M and continues to non-canonize “Super Mario Bros. 2” or Super Mario USA, its original Japanese title. No love for Birdo. šŸ˜¦

The other usual suspects didn’t have much to comment on the 2 franchises. Next we will choose 2 franchises that were more common within the group.

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