Mario X Sonic: Cross Generation of Heroes
Developer(s) Arc System Works
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Composer(s) Hideyuki Fukasawa
Series Nintendo vs. Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Nintendo Switch
Mode(s) Single-Player
Arcade System Taito Type X²
Engine Unreal Engine 4

Mario X Sonic: Cross Generation of Heroes (pronounced as Mario Cross Sonic) is crossover fighting game developed by Arc System Works for Arcade and published by Nintendo and Sega in the console ports of the game. A spiritual successor to Dimps Corporation's WarioWare: $parking Fighter$!, it is a crossover of both the Mario and Sonic franchises and is the first game to not be based on the Olympic Games. It should also be noted that this is the first time Archie Sonic characters appear in any other media aside from the comics.


Similar to Dragon Ball FighterZ, the gameplay is inspired by concepts from several other fighting games, primarily the Marvel vs. Capcom series' control scheme and team mechanics. Players each select three characters to form a team. One character is controlled and can be switched with one of the other characters at any time. Players can also call one of their other characters to perform an "Assist" move, allowing simultaneous attacks and combos with the entire team. All three of the opponent's characters must be defeated to win the game. Another feature from Dragon Ball FighterZ is the "Dramatic Finish" mode, in which if some characters win the fight against specific enemies, special cutscenes are triggered. A "Combination Finish" can be trigger if the player activates the hyper combos of all three characters simulatniously on the opponent's last teammate. The game also includes a cinematic story mode with quick time events similar to Tekken 7; single-player modes, such as Training, Mission, and Arcade Mode; and online multiplayer with ranked and casual matches, global leaderboards, and online lobbies with spectating.


During a wild goose chase with Bowser, Mario and Luigi encounter a Genesis Portal in the sky which Bowser uses to escape from them. Unfortunately, it backfires as the portals rip the fabric of space and time, causing both worlds to collide. Eventually encountering with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters, the worlds of Mario and Sonic must join forces in order to stop Time Eater from erasing both universes.


An Asterisk (*) = Unlockable Character. Characters from GalaxyTrail's Freedom Planet serve as guest DLC characters to the game. With Mario, Sonic, DLC, and unlocked characters combined makes the roster a total of 50 playable characters.

Super Mario

Characters Image
Mario Mario
SMO Art - Mario
Luigi Mario
Luigi 2 - RabbidsKingdomBattle
Princess Peach Toadstool
343px-Wii U Peach artwork-0
Princess Daisy
Chunky Kong (DLC)
Chunky Kong WoD
Yoshi Mario Rabbids art
Dixie Kong
Ms. Mowz*
Ms. Mowz - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door
Dr. Crygor

Kat & Ana*

Kat and Ana art
9-Volt DIY
Penny Crygor
Orbulon (DLC)
Orbulon WWM
Ashley & Red
Mona WWM
Young Cricket*
Young Cricket WWDIY
Birdo (DLC)
MP8 Birdo-0
Master Mantis*
Master Mantis WWDIY
Tiny Kong*
200px-Tinymss 1
Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
O'Chunks (DLC)
Lanky Kong (DLC)
Lanky Kong SSB4

Sonic the Hedgehog

Characters Images
Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
Sally Acorn
Official neo sally acorn by elesis knight-d8qoion
Blaze the Cat
Tangle the Lemur (DLC)
Tangle the Lemur
Miles "Tails" Prower
Miles tails prower colours pose by mintenndo-d6jnvdj
Amy Rose
Amy Rose (Multiverse Mash-Up)
Espio the Chamelion*
Rotor the Walrus
Rotor the Walrus Modern
Antoine D'Coolette*
Antoine redesign
Bunnie D'Coolette*
Bunnie Post WWC V2
Nicole the Holo-Lynx
Nicole Spark of Life
Eclipse the Darkling (DLC)
Eclipse the Darkling (3D Model)
Cream & Cheese
Cream & Cheese
Honey the Cat
Official honey the cat by elesis knight-d8ro5zt
SLW zavok
Breezie the Hedgehog (DLC)
Breezie The Hedgehog
Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles Lost World
Rouge the Bat
Rouge Rio2016
Master Zik*
Zik - Sonic Lost World
Lupe the Wolf*
Lupe PSGW profile
Big the Cat
Gold the Tenrec
Gold the Tenrec
Mighty the Armadillo (DLC)
Mighty the armadillo archie version render by nibroc rock-darj3ux
Dulcy the Dragon (DLC)
Dulcy Post-SGW art
Tikal the Echidna*
Dr. Ivo Robotnik

Freedom Planet (Guest DLC)

Characters Images
Sash Lilac
Fp2 lilac
Carol Tea
Carol Tea (FP2)
Milla Basset
Fp2 milla
Neera Li
NeeraFP2 CharacterSelect

Time Eater (from Sonic Generations) serves as the game's final boss and lacks a partner. In Arcade Mode, the character that defeates Time Eater will recieve his/her own ending to the game.


The game is followed by its sequel, Nintendo All-Stars vs. Sonic Universe, which pits Sonic characters against some of Nintendo's famous characters from other franchises.