The Most Iconic Video Game Characters of All Time


You know him, you love him, Mario is easily the most recognizable video game character of all time. Although his origin story started in a little game called Donkey Kong, which released in 1981, Mario didn't earn a traditional title (we are excluding Mario's Cement Factory and Mario's Bombs Away for the Game & Watch) until 1983. Super Mario Bros. is genuinely the most important video game to ever exist, period. 

Master Chief

Master Chief is a close second to Mario, due to the separation in the gaming world. It's always seemed like the gaming industry has been separated into two categories; Nintendo, and everyone else. Obviously Nintendo is backed by their history (and the fact that they make great games) but Halo: Combat Evolved is arguably the most important first-person shooter title to ever come out.


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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.