26 Jan Top 10 Legendary Video Game Heroes of All Time – PopNerdTV
WE’VE ROUNDED UP OUR TOP 10 LEGENDARY VIDEO GAME HEROES OF ALL TIME. WILL YOUR HERO MAKE THE CUT?
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Video game heroes are a dime a dozen. Some are so bad that you can only make it through about 10-20 minutes of the game before you’re so put off that you either trade the game in or put it back on the shelf for eternity. Luckily those characters are few and far between. Most games today showcase solid heroes that you can really get behind, even though sometimes it can still be a struggle.
These great heroes aren’t always the main reason why we play a game, but they certainly enhance the gaming experience. Now, every so often a hero moves beyond the level of great and reaches an upper echelon that we call legendary. These heroes are so amazingly well crafted that we as players will pay whatever amount of money we have to in order to follow their story and their journey.
While this type of hero is rare there still are quite a few of them now that we’re closing in on a 4th decade of gaming. With this said we’ve chiseled down a list of the top 10 legendary video game heroes of all time.
10. MEGA MAN
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This legendary character made his first appearance in December of 1987 when the original Mega Man game released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Three decades later the character is still going with the heyday of the character coming in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s. Mega Man and developer Capcom had a slew of hit games with the original series, and the Mega Man X series of games that released on Nintendo systems. There was also Mega Man 8, which was a hit and became the first of the series to appear on a system not named Nintendo.
Mega Man has been through so many variations, but will always stand as one of the most enduring characters in video game history. In fact most gamers, whether they’ve played a Mega Man title or not, could easily point this legendary character out. There are very few characters that have had that type of impact on the industry as you’ll see further on in the list.
Notable Appearances: Mega Man, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man X