An object can be animated, but a sprite cannot.
A sprite is an image, while an object has behavior.
A sprite can have an event, but an object cannot.
A sprite can be created with an alarm.
Precise collision checking
Height and width
0 and 60 degrees
0 and 90 degrees
90 and 180 degrees
0 and 360 degrees
If you want to have a message appear
If you want to store information to use later in the game
If you want to have a top ten list
If you want an object to jump to a specific location in your game
Counting down to make an alarm event happen
Triggering an immediate action
Creating an instance
Keeping track of time in your game