#1 Posted by OreoAssassin (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

Title says it all:)

#2 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Mario
  • Link
  • Master Chief
  • Pikachu
  • Pac-Man

Maybe?

#3 Edited by RisingBean (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario

Master Chief

Lara Croft

Donkey Kong

Scorpion of Mortal Kombat

#4 Edited by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Samus(Metroid), Mega-man, Link, Ryu

#5 Edited by Omnicrono (978 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Link, Sonic the hedgehog, Master Chief, Donkey Kong

EDIT: Honorable mentions go to Ryu, Pac-man, Mega Man, and Samus.

#6 Edited by MarlboroMan (1390 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Sonic, Pac-man, Lara Croft, Donkey Kong

#7 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario,Sonic,Pikachu,Pac Man, Master Chief (Although not by name)

#8 Posted by jhazzroucher (13936 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Mega-Man, Pac-man, Pikachu, Link

For comic characters: Wolverine, Storm, Magneto, Spider-man, Iron Man

#9 Posted by RisingBean (2860 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Mega-Man, Pac-man, Pikachu, Link

For comic characters: Batman, Spider-man,

Fixed.

#10 Edited by TheCannon (16073 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm probably wrong, but probably the five most iconic are:

  • Mario
  • Pac-Man
  • Donkey Kong
  • Sonic
  • that yellow thing from Pokemon (I never played any Pokemon game, so I don't know any names)

Honorable Mentions: Samus, Mega Man, & Lara Croft.

#11 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecannon:

...you don't know who PIKACHU IS!?!?!?!

#12 Posted by Binski (609 posts) - - Show Bio

Donkey kong, link, mario, sonic,pikachu with honorable mentions to sub zero, snake, and lara croft

#13 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Samus(Metroid), Mega-man, Link, Ryu

I'd probably say these five myself.

Just wanted to mention another one people might not think of... Carmen Sandiego.

#14 Posted by Manchine (3662 posts) - - Show Bio

Pac Man

Donkey Kong

Mario

Ryu

Sonic

#15 Posted by TheCannon (16073 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecannon:

...you don't know who PIKACHU IS!?!?!?!

After a google search, I found out he's the yellow Pokemon I didn't know the name of. But no, I didn't know who he was, as I've never played any Pokemon games.

#16 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecannon: what were you doing at recess as a kid!?!

#17 Posted by TheCannon (16073 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecannon: Well touche'

but I was playing gameboy. We got them banned at our school district because apparently its not the proper use of Recess...which is apparently excerise

(also I've had to type this message 3 times because comicvine keeps deleting it. FIX YOUR SHIT PLS)

#20 Posted by Wolfrazer (4952 posts) - - Show Bio

Pac-Man

Mario

Link

Samus

Sonic the Hedgehog

#21 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (4920 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by Captain13 (3024 posts) - - Show Bio
Captain America
Iron Man
Thor
Hulk
Black Widow

#23 Posted by Skyfire (631 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario

Sonic

Pac man

#24 Posted by mikex20 (2769 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario

Pac-Man

Sonic

Luigi

Link

#25 Posted by OreoAssassin (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

For me

-Mario

-Luigi (if you know Mario you know Luigi)

-Pikachu

-Sonic

-Either Megaman or PacMan

#26 Edited by DeathGorath444 (720 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario / MegaMan / Sonic / Pac-Man /

Last one is kinda hard but the 4 above are the most iconic and have been around for ever, Also they are the respective mascots for 4 of today's & past's biggest video game companies in Nintendo / Capcom / Sega / Namco.

#27 Posted by Havenless (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario / MegaMan / Sonic / Pac-Man /

Last one is kinda hard but the 4 above are the most iconic and have been around for ever, Also they are the respective mascots for 4 of today's & past's biggest video game companies in Nintendo / Capcom / Sega / Namco.

I agree with three of those, but one is an outlier. I have played my share of Mario games, but even if I hadn't, you can't argue his impact on pop culture. I have rarely played a Pac-Man game, but he also fits that mold. I've never played a Sonic the Hedgehog game, but I also understand his insertion. And while I know who Megaman is, I don't feel he's nearly as famous/popular/iconic as a lot of other names people have listed.

Also keep in mind Megaman is an antiquated character.... Mario/Sonic games are still coming out today, and Pac-Man has ascended Video Games to be an everyday term. When was the last Megaman game? 2001? Earlier? A large number of the users on this sight didn't even hit double digits in age by that point. Hell, I'm 30, and I think the most relevant pop culture reference to Megaman was how bad his box art was in the 80's:

Another big part of it is probably that he was a third party hero, while Mario & Sonic made their own systems and Pac-Man was an arcade phenomenon. He's only known at all because he's been in an endless amount of sequels. Mario/Sonic/Pac-Man were massive day 1.

#28 Edited by AmazonieSPL (290 posts) - - Show Bio

This might be Off-Topic but WHATEVER!

My ''top'' 5 games (no order)

Assassin Creed (Made by my Hometown Montréal)

Maplestory(Sucks since the Big Bang Patch)

Halo

Kingdom Heart(I hate/dislike Disney but this game...)

Elder Scroll

Pokemon and Mario are overrated.

AmazonieSPL

#29 Posted by DeathGorath444 (720 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by AmazonieSPL (290 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by Xwraith (10882 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Link, Sonic, Pikachu, Master Chief.

#32 Edited by Gordyman (447 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario, Sonic, Megaman, Ryu, Link

Honorable Mention: Lara Croft, Pac Man, Master Chief, Pikachu.

#33 Posted by Deadgod (1093 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Mario
2. Pikachu
3. Sonic
4. Donkey Kong
5. Megaman
Honorable Mention : Pacman , Link , Scorpion , Sub-Zero , Lara Croft , Solid Snake , Master Chief , Ryu

#34 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5680 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Sonic the Hedgehog

2. Pac Man

3. Mega Man

4. Pikachu

5. Mario

#35 Posted by kyrees (3046 posts) - - Show Bio

1. mario

2. sonic

3. ryu

4. donkey kong

5. lara croft

#36 Edited by solon (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Mario

Pikachu

Sonic

Mega Man

#37 Posted by green_skaar (4105 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Edited by 14NC3 (1569 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Mario
  • Sonic
  • Pac-man
  • Link
  • Master chief

Honorable Mentions: Solid Snake, Kratos, Ryu, Lara Croft, Mega man, Pikachu, Ezio Auditore