Akuma (Street Fighter) took the fall against Devil Jin (Tekken) last week, which takes us to the last of the first level eliminations.

This week we have 2 old-school icons facing off against each other in a Grudge match, and it's up to you to decide who'll win.

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Mario (Super Mario Bros)

  • First Appearance: Donkey Kong (1981)
  • Place of Birth: Japan
  • Physical Traits: Dressed as a Plumber (though no one's ever spotted him fixing any sinks), Mario sports a friendly paunch that says “I'm happy, but not necessarily an alcoholic”. Plus there's that awesome moustache.
  • Weapon of Choice: Fireballs that he shoots out from the palms of his hand after eating a… flower. If nothing else works, he just stomps his foes.
  • Badass Factor: He can kill just about anything by stomping it. Also considering how unfit he looks, he does do a lot of effortless jumping.
  • Social Life: Lack of human chicks in the Mushroom Kingdom keeps the big guy monogamous with Princess Peach. But there must be some real love there considering how often he has to rescue her from Bowser.

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • First Appearance: Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
  • Place of Birth: Japan
  • Physical Traits: He's a blue hedgehog on sneakers with a very short temper. Has a lot of needy friends despite his attitude.
  • Weapon of Choice: No weapons here. All he needs to do is spin, and his spikes take care of the rest.
  • Badass factor: Has tried on multiple occasions to re-invent himself as the most bad-ass platformer in the genre, but didn't do a very good job of it until recently.
  • Social Life: He has his entourage of happy tree friends, but Dr. Eggmon usually finds a way to convert them into angsty robots.