Best Video Game Mascots


The Top Ten

1 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

Mario being ranked above sonic

The mascot of the company who saved the gaming industry. How could you NOT like him? - MarioMaster101

The God of Gaming!

My favorite game series!

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2 Sonic

Sonic is the best and has a compelling story so why is Mario #1?!

No game took the risks especially when first created and exploded into success and popularity like Sonic did. The guy has spawned a fandom worlds greater than any video game character in history and goes viral with ease. To have a charaacter with such dimension, lore and history and still be at the top after all these years, especially in the face of other longtime videogame mascots with virtually no real character development or character depth (much less voices) is a feat to say the least. I say well deserved. It's phenomenal to do what Sonic's character has done and have it work so well. Opinion on games aside, I think it's fair to say that he's the greatest videogame mascot. We're talking about characters here people, not games or companies.

Fantastic character and I absolutely LOVE Sonic, but unfortunately SEGA hasn't really done him justice with any of the new games. Or voice actors. Poor Sonic. Just give him some good games! PLEASE!

Sonic is better then Mario

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3 Crash

Awesome. My first video game - vvmax

Crash was the original mascot for PlayStation. Sony needs to make a comeback.

I've never played a crash bandicoot game, but I still think he would be a better mascot then sackboy

Crash is the best game invented ever

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4 Spyro Spyro Spyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.

Spyro made the landscape more vivid with its platform skills ahead of time. Even better than Mario 64. Crash also cool too. He's just plain fun, sonic ass style!

OH GOD thank you those who voted for spyro! Definitely th PlayStation mascot!

Spyro and Crash are the undisputed kings of their generation.

Hands down the best video game mascot ever created - yutex

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5 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link should be 3rd if not second, crash and spyro can't compete with the hero of time. Which of these 3 managed to do the best financially, in terms of legendary battles and, all out surviving enough to have games continue in their given franchise? I mean sony is great don't get me wrong here but if they wanted to make more games for these guys they would've by now.

Whats he doing on #10. He should be #3 not spyro the dragon which skylanders didn't even exist - s646463

Link is my favorite video game charater ever but he's not a mascot

He has the best game ever in my opinion. Come on! Deserves to be first, and when it is first please tell me :3 - PugLlama

6 Ratchet & Clank

This guys are legends!

Forever the best!

Sure I like clank better

My favourites forever� -

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7 Pac Man

Pac man, literally the Mario before Mario without the personality. Those of you who lived in the arcade era would know crowds of people waiting in line to compete for the top score at a pac man arcade machine. So his T.V. show may ruin the pac man we all know and love but didn't sonic and Mario do the same?

8 Jak and Daxter
9 Mega Man

Should be higher than bloomin Mimigas, that's for sure.

Why is MegaMan doing under Luigi?!

10 Scorpion Scorpion Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

Scorpion is cool dammit and is definitely a better mascot than sub zero or any other leader of a ninja clan ever will be

The Contenders

11 Mimigas (Cave Story) Mimigas (Cave Story)
12 Master Chief Master Chief Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.
13 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Why isn't Pikachu up here until now?! Come on most people don't even KNOW who 2-9 are and I know a lot of people that don't know Sonic that well. Yeah, Mario, Donkey Kong and Pac Man I get but the others have never been seen! Everyone knows Pikachu! - Pikachulover1

Why the hell is he not to ten!

Little cute mouse

Come on! can't Our favorite 'mon be at least #3

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14 Banjo-Kazooie

Greatest game of all time

Great platformers of the N64

15 Ryu Ryu Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.
16 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario more.

Where would player one be without his player 2? Luigi may not be as recognizable in the games as Mario but a large majority of the Mario fans prefer luigi over Mario. Luigi may have started out as just a pallet swap but in the end he became a man of his own. He learned from a dinosaur how to stay in the air a little longer (scuttle jump), he is a coward though it just adds to his general badassery. At least put him around 5

Mario is fat, short, slow and evil. Luigi is none of those. He is fast, agile, and can leap over every one else's head. He is awesome in every game he is in, which is pretty much every mario game for 30 years.

People pay 2 much attention to Mario and not enough to Luigi. He's got way more personality! - Pikachulover1

17 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

In my heart he is a great mascot but he is only number 10 because his games were not that great like people say. A lot of people may disagree but sorry this is my opinion I am entitled to it :). - Kingjon15

18 Sly Cooper Sly Cooper Sly Cooper is the title character of the Sly Cooper video game series, developed by Sucker Punch Productions and Sanzaru Games for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita consoles.

What game mascot beats Sly Cooper?!?!
Sucker Punch's games are all amazingly fun and addictive! The games are all fun and one of the best PS3 game franchises ever made ( franchises that started on PS)!

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20 Shovel Knight
21 Gex Gex

He is a cool lizard I like this guy because his game was okay but memorable - Kingjon15

22 Heihachi Mishima Heihachi Mishima
23 Lara Croft Lara Croft Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.

A woman who is a mascot? I enjoyed her game but the reason she is so low is because she is a human. Sorry but animals are more awesome - Kingjon15

Even if it was larry croft, tomb raider would be awesome

24 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.
25 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.

What the hell is spyro

26 Rayman

One of the coolest platform franchises

Rayman is cool

27 Bubsy Bubsy Bubsy is a series of platforming video games created by Michael Berlyn and developed and published by Accolade. The games star an anthropomorphic bobcat named Bubsy, a character that takes inspiration from Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Honestly, I grew up playing nothing but bubsy and I have to say, I love the guy. With his hilarious quips. i.e: "Pilot's liscense? What for? " and great design. He became my favourite video game character to date. Bubsy 3D should have won game of the year by the way. Can't wait for the next instalment.

Busby is just a cat with a shirt. Nothing special.

The Person Who Put Bubsy Here Is Either Retarded Or Brain Dead

Joke nomination. Don't vote

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28 Mr. Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch
29 Kratos


30 Vault Boy


He is a awesome guy

very nice

31 Uminin (Cho Aniki)

the best

32 Sans Sans Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.

Holy crap how is he so low!

33 Nathan Drake Nathan Drake
34 UmJammer Lammy
35 Conker Conker Conker the Squirrel is an anthropomorphic squirrel starring in various video games. The character was created by Rare.

From bad fur day, so funny!

Rareware's last mascot before getting bought by Microsoft. - FTS2

36 Balrog (Cave Story)
37 Meat Boy
38 Creeper (Minecraft)
39 Shulk Shulk Shulk is a fictional character and the protagonist from Monolith Soft's 2010 role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, part of their overarching Xeno series of video games.
40 Frisk Frisk
41 Freddy Fazbear Freddy Fazbear Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

Gimme a hug!

42 Chara Chara Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. Her name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the more.

No. - Extractinator04

43 Cloud Strife Cloud Strife Cloud Strife is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square Enix's 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs.
44 Segata Sanshiro
45 Big Daddy and Little Sister (BioShock)
46 Ignatius Mortimer Meen
47 Shantae Shantae

Shantae and lara are the only female video game mascots

Seamus is considered one!


48 Samus Aran Samus Aran Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
49 Commander Video
50 Alien Hominid
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List Stats

400 votes
91 listings
6 years, 315 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Scorpion
2. Master Chief
3. Ryu
1. Mario
2. Mimigas (Cave Story)
3. Link
1. Mario
2. Sonic
3. Spyro

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