Hi! For this article, I would like to talk about some of my most favorite retro characters to ever appear in any video game. I mostly like Nintendo characters but I have other favorite characters from various video game companies like Sega, Capcom, and Hudson Software. Before I start, I would like to let you know that my favorite characters are in no particular order. I will now start off with

Mario




Mario first appeared in the arcade hit Donkey Kong in the year 1981. Mario first started out as a carpenter but is now well known as a plumber. He was also known to be a doctor and a kart driver. He has appeared in who knows how many games throughout the years but some of them that come off my mind as of now would be Super Mario Bros. 1,2, and 3, Super Mario World, and Super Mario 64. Those are some of the games that Mario has appeared in and there are many more to come. You got to wonder how many times he has died in various Mario games but yet comes back to life just like that! I guess he dies but never dies! LOL (I know that sentence did not make any sense but it was a silly saying I came up for Mario one day, I had to put it in the article.)

Yoshi




Yoshi first appeared in the Super Nintendo hit Super Mario World which was released in 1991. Yoshi was well known to be Mario and Luigis best buddy. Yoshi was also well known to eat just about everything that was in his way. Now that I think about it, there was a Super Mario World episode called Mama Luigi where Yoshi ate Mario but then spit him out because Mario mentioned something about meatballs and
I guess Yoshi does not like meatballs LOL.


Wario




Wario would obviously be the total opposite of Mario. Wario first appeared as an antagonist (meaning a bad guy) in the game Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins which was released in 1992. Wario is very well known to be selfish and greedy since his personality is different to Mario since he is well known for his kindness. Have you ever noticed why Wario was doing some good deeds in various games? That is because he does that to get what he wants (greedy bastard LOL). If you wondered where Wario got his voice, he was voiced by Charles Marinet who also does the voices of Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi.

Bowser




Bowser first appeared in the NES game Super Mario Bros., which is actually one of my most favorite Mario games. Bowser is obviously well known to hate Marios guts, well, what I am saying is that Bowser would be the villain and Mario has to defeat him in just about every freakin game in order to save the princess (that does get annoying after a while, does it?) Bowsers main goal is to kidnap Princess Peach and take over the Mushroom Kingdom but he never gets away with it because Mario comes in and always kicks Bowsers a** in almost every game that was ever released. In Japan, he is known as Koopa instead of Bowser.

Sonic




Sonic is a blue hedgehog that was created by Sega in the year of 1991. Sonic did not appear in only video games but he also appeared in books, comics, and cartoons. On June 23, 1991, Sonic made his appearance in the Sega Genesis game known as Sonic The Hedgehog. Here is an interesting fact, Sonic was given the color blue to match the color of the blue Sega logo. Sonic was not only on the Sega systems but he was also on other systems or devices such as Nintendo, XBOX, Playstation, PC, iPod, mobile phones, and arcades

Mega Man




Mega Man came into the video game world in 1987 and his first game was known as Mega Man. Mega Man would be Capcoms main mascot. Mega Man would be known as Rockman in Japan. Mega Man has been in other series such as the original Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mega Man Legends. The original story began when Mega Man was created by Dr. Light in order to defeat the evil plans of Dr. Wily. What Mega Man has to do is defeat eight robots (and six robots in Mega Man 1) that were created by Dr. Wily and each robot that Mega Man defeats will give him their power. Once Mega Man defeats all eight robots, he has to go fight that bastard of a Dr. Wily and defeat him too. After Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily, Dr. Wily starts begging to Mega Man to not hurt him which Mega Man would never do, right? Before I end this paragraph, for those of you who have Mega Man 9 for the Virtual Console, I will let you know ahead of time that you will definitely like the ending.

Bomberman




Bomberman came in the video game world the same year as Mega Man which would be 1987. He was created by a company known as Hudson Software. Bomberman has had many other names such as Shirobon, White Bomber, Cheerful White, and White Bomberman. Bomberman is very heroic and he has a cheerful and funny personality. Bomberman is usually the only one who saves his own planet from disaster. One cool thing I like about Bomberman is that he can have bombs come out of his hands, it kind of reminds me of Mario when he can throw fireballs out of his hand.

Well, those are all of my favorite characters from various video games. I hope you liked my article and I will plan to make another article sometime soon. Good bye!