The Most Iconic Video Game Characters Of The '90s

The 1990s will always remain the golden age of video games for many, as it was a decade that nurtured an entire generation of gamers, instilling a love of gaming that drives console sales to this day. But while the ‘90s may be best known for the console war that created some of the greatest games in history—fought between the likes of the SNES, Sega Genesis, N64 and Sony PlayStation—the sheer avalanche of franchises and characters should have made it nearly impossible for one, let alone many, to stand above the rest. Against the odds, a select few characters managed to not just cement their names and faces in pop culture; for an entire generation, these ten iconic video game characters will always define the industry, no matter what the future holds.

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