Friday, March 11, 2011

TOP FIVE MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTERS

Before hooking ourselves from today's famous game characters like Sora or the cute Pocket monsters of Pokemon, these guys below marked their own names first in the gaming history. They are considered as Icon!

TOP FIVE MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTERS

TOP 5 MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTER
"CLOUD STRIFE"

(FINAL FANTASY)


The character of Cloud has been overall well received by critics. IGN stated the character set a trend for role-playing game heroes. "The spiky blond hair and the gigantic Buster Sword have become instantly identifiable icons, recognized by gamers around the world."He was named best character of all time in Dengeki PlayStation's retrospective awards feature about the original PlayStation.


TOP 4 MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTER
"LARA CROFT"

(TOMB RAIDER)

She is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic archaeologist-adventurer who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world. Lara Croft's 1996 debut is often cited as a catalyst for more female leads in video games. Lara Croft's introduction in the first Tomb Raider elicited a wide variety of praise. PlayStation: The Official Magazine felt she was becoming a video game icon for that generation. Lara Croft's debut "wowed the world with her ballsy attitude and tough girl image." Oh and this is also the character that brought Angelina Jolie to international stardom.


TOP 3 MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTER
"LINK"

(LEGEND OF ZELDA)

No he's not Zelda! the real name is Link. Link is depicted in some games as a human and in others as a Hylian boy from the fictional land of Hyrule. His age varies in each game, usually varying from pre-teen ages to a young adult. The character Link has been overall well received by critics and fans. In the 1988 and 1989 Nintendo Power Awards, readers voted him as the best character.He was voted by readers as the number one and three "Best Hero" in the 1993 and 1994 Nintendo Power Awards respectively. Link was also awarded a star on the Walk of Game in 2005 along with Miyamoto, the creator of the character.The series' enduring popularity has led to many incarnations of the story and Link himself; the character's first appearance was in the game The Legend of Zelda. Link has been featured in other video games from Nintendo, including its merchandising, comic books, and an animated television program.


TOP 2 MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTER
"PACMAN"

(PACMAN)

Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently, Pac-Man derivatives—became a social phenomenon that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single. When Pac-Man was released, the most popular arcade video games were space shooters, in particular Space Invaders and Asteroids. The most visible minority were sports games that were mostly derivative of Pong. Pac-Man succeeded by creating a new genre and appealing to both genders. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. Pac-Man is one of the longest running video game franchises from the golden age of video arcade games, and one of only three video games that are on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. The game is regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time, for a number of reasons: its titular character was the first original gaming mascot, the game established the maze chase game genre, it demonstrated the potential of characters in video games, it opened gaming to female audiences, and it was gaming's first licensing success. Pac-Man went on to become an icon of video game culture during the 1980s, and a wide variety of Pac-Man merchandise was marketed with the character's image, from t-shirts and toys to hand-held video game imitations and even specially shaped pasta.Guinness World Records has awarded the Pac-Man series eight records in Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008, including First Perfect Pac-Man Game for Billy Mitchell's July 3, 1999 score and "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game"


THE MOST ICONIC GAME CHARACTER
"MARIO"

(SUPER MARIO)



Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Mario is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian-American plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. He repeatedly stops the turtle-like villain Bowser's numerous plans to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom. As Nintendo's mascot, Mario is arguably the most famous character in video game history, and his image is commonly associated with video games. Outside platform games, he has appeared in video games of other genres, including the Mario Kart racing series, sports games, such as the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf series, and role-playing games such as Paper Mario and Super Mario RPG. He has inspired television shows, film, comics, and a line of licensed merchandise. Mario was the first video game character to be honored with a wax figure in the legendary Hollywood Wax Museum in 2003. Since his creation, Mario has established himself as a pop culture icon, and has starred in numerous television shows, comic books, and in a feature film.
Mario's legacy is recognized by Guinness World Records, who awarded the Nintendo mascot, and the series of platform games he has appeared in, seven world records in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008. These records include "Best Selling Video Game Series of All Time", "First Movie Based on an Existing Video Game", and "Most Prolific Video Game Character", with Mario appearing in 116 distinct titles (not including remakes or re-releases).

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