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How Rivals Mario And Sonic Became Friends At The Olympic Games

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Sonic the hedgehog and Mario the moustachioed plumber don't seem to have much in common aside from the white gloves and cartoonishly oversized shoes.

But both characters have one major thing in common that made them rivals for decades- they were the main representatives for competing gaming console manufacturers.

SEGA created Sonic to compete with Nintendo's superstar Mario, and the two companies had a rocky relationship until a global event brought the two rivals together- the Olympic Games.

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Did You Know Gaming? took a look at the decades of gaming industry rivalry that was magically transformed into a friendship between Mario and Sonic at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

-Via GameTyrant

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