Maybe I am dating myself here, but I was one of the proud owners of the original PONG, where you had to practically sit on your opponent’s lap because both dial controllers were mounted on the console. My, how far we have come. In observance of Video Game Day, I asked our 3,000 HPB bibliomaniacs, “What is your favorite video game character?” Here are the characters that scored the highest.
(1) Link, Legend of Zelda; (2) Mario, Super Mario Brothers; (3) Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong; (4) Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog; (5) Pac-Man, Pac-Man (6) Solid Snake, Metal Gear (7) Samus Aran, Metroid Prime (8) Yoshi , Super Mario Brothers (9) Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (10) Luigi, Super Mario Brothers
(11) John Marstan, Red Dead Redemption (12) Master Chief, Halo (13) Commander John Shepard, Mass Effect (14) Cloud Strife, Final Fantasy 7 (15) Kratos, God of War (16) Dante, Devil May Cry (17) Mrs. Pac-Man, Pac-Man (18) Nathan Drake, Uncharted (19) Ryu, Ninja Gaiden (20) Dr. Edward Richtofen, Black Ops Zombie Kino der Toten
(21) Sora, Kingdom Hearts (22) Lady Sylvanas, World of Warcraft (23) Terra Branford, Final Fantasy (24) Maleficent, Kingdom Hearts (25) Megaman (26) Ramirez, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (27) Q-bert (28) Elhaym Van Houten, Xenogears (29) Ezio Auditore di Firenze, Assassin’s Creed (30) Darc, Arc the Lad: Twilight of Spirits
(31) Dhalsim, Street Fighter (32) Nina, Tekken (33) Thrall, World of Warcraft (34) Kaim, Lost Odyssey (35) Clair Pedfield, Resident Evil (36) Tank Dempsey, Black Ops Zombie Kino der Toten (37) Striker, Bad Dudes (38) Sinistar, Sinistar (39) Wheatley, Portal 2 (40) Miranda Lawson, Mass Effect 2
Bonus answers: “T” and “L” from Tetris, the Spaceship from Space Invaders, and the Ball in PONG.
Do you remember Atari or Intellivision? Do you remember any of these characters? What are some of your favorites?
Stop in today and check out the video games, consoles, and other accessories at your local Half Price Books. And remember, HPB will buy your used games too!