Retro Gaming Quiz: Can You Name These Classic Characters?

Know your Samus' from your Sam & Max's?


Video games have had interesting and fun characters since the beginning, and over the years, they've developed into mascots, comic books, cartoons and feature-length films. Video game characters are big money, and developers who recognized this early on managed to market their titles based solely on an individual.

Mario is a great example, seeing as there are more Mario-related games than any other character-driven franchise. Nintendo knows this, which is why a simple tennis game can sell like hotcakes when a character like Mario is thrown into the mix, even though he has nothing to do with the sport.

Over the years, gamers have been treated to more characters designed to launch franchises, and when it works, it can mean a ton of money followed by numerous sequels. Master Chief from Halo carries an entire franchise, and so does Pac-Man and many other colourful characters.

If you are a gamer who enjoys playing games with fun and exciting characters, this quiz will test your knowledge. Characters from the 20th century make an appearance, and they come from the world of arcade games, 8-bit, 32-bit and early-era PC games.

Only a master gamer can score a 100%!

1. This Character's Brother Is Named Luigi.

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