Video games have been part of the lives of teenagers nowadays and each and every one of them has their own favorite character that they learned to love. From our good old Nintendo family computer to the latest Playstation 3, we saved princesses and killed terrorists.

We had great adventures and journeys with our favorite video game characters as we accomplished our quests and finish the game the way it should be. Here are the top ten favorite video game characters:

1. Mario
Who doesn’t love Mario, our favorite Italian plumber who went from castle to castle to rescue the Princess from the forces of King Koopa. Numerous adventures and misadventures with close calls with danger make all Mario games exciting and entertaining at the same time.

2. Pacman
Though one of the oldest video game that is still being played on iPhone and vintage video game arcade, Pacman remains one of the all-time favorites because it is easy to play. Chomp your way out by eating every dot and take the powerup to eat the monsters in the middle.

3. Ryu
Hadouken all the way to number 3 is our favorite Street Fighter from Japan, Ryu. His typical martial arts grunt can be heard miles away as you approach a video game arcade. His powerful kinetic power blast is the trademark move that we always do when fighting against other Street Fighters like Ken and Guile.

4. Sonic the Hedgehog
This character is considered as Mario counterpart in the Sega world. This lovable character always encounters the forces of Dr. Robotnik. Sonic gave Mario a run for his money as the character became popular and attracted millions of fans.

5. Megaman
Since it was launched in 1987, Megaman has recorded 28 million copies sold worldwide. Many of us grew up playing the game with Megaman spawning new powers from defeated enemies. There is a similarity between this blue robot kid with the popular animated cartoon Astroboy.

6. Link
The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest fantasy video games of all time and Link is the most remembered and recognized characters in the game. It is Link’s mission to save Princess Zelda from the forces of evil. Millions of Nintendo fans have been glued to their seats as they embark on their own adventures.

7. Kratos
Kratos is the video game antihero that many teenagers loved to play because he is the only lead character that can bludgeon and brutally destroys his enemies into submission. Not only he is a fierce and fearless character in the God of War series, Kratos is one bad dude to mess up with.

8. Lara Croft
We all love the swashbuckling adventures of Indiana Jones but how about having that type of character in the body of a sexy heroine like Lara Croft? In fact, many women have imitated her in various cosplay events.

9. Simon Belmont
Who doesn’t want to get rescued from blood-sucking vampires by Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series. Considered to be the best horror-themed video game that I ever played, I spent a lot of hours and days just to finish the game defeat the devil and his forces of evil.

10. Donkey Kong
Unlike the his Hollywood cousin King Kong, Donkey Kong rolls barrels after barrels as Mario tries to rescue the princess. But in the later incarnations of the game, Donkey Kong is now a playable character where he became a hero that everyone loved.

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