80s Video Game Characters

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Some of the greatest and most iconic video game characters came out of the 1980s. Whether you were around during these times or not you will have heard of most of these characters’ names. We are talking about Pac-Man, Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, and so many more recognizable video game legends.

In no particular order, we give you the big list of eighties video game characters:

pac man atari 2600

Pac-Man

  • Debuted – 1982
  • Developer – Atari
  • System – Atari 2600
  • Game – Pac-Man
donkey kong colecovision

Donkey Kong

  • Debuted – 1982
  • Developer – Coleco
  • System – ColecoVision
  • Game – Donkey Kong
super mario nes

Mario

  • Debuted – 1985
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Super Mario Bros.
link legend of zelda

Link

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Legend Of Zelda
mrs pac man nintendo

Mrs. Pac-Man

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Mrs. Pac-Man
little mac mike tyson

Little Mac

alex kidd sega

Alex Kidd

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Sega
  • System – Master System
  • Game – Alex Kidd In Miracle World
qbert atari 2600

Q-Bert

  • Debuted – 1983
  • Developer – Parker Brothers
  • System – Atari 2600
  • Game – Q-Bert
mega man nes

Mega Man (Rockman)

  • Debuted – 1987
  • Developer – Capcom
  • System – NES
  • Game – Mega Man
metroid nes video game

Samus Aran

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Metroid
bill lance contra

Bill Rizer & Lance Bean

  • Debuted – 1987
  • Developer – Konami
  • System – NES
  • Game – Contra
billy lee double dragon

Billy Lee

  • Debuted – 1987
  • Developer – Konami
  • System – NES
  • Game – Double Dragon
joe musashi shinobi

Joe Musashi

  • Debuted – 1988
  • Developer – Sega
  • System – Master System
  • Game – Shinobi
kid icarus character

Kid Icarus

  • Debuted – 1987
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Kid Icarus
bomberman nes

Bomberman

  • Debuted – 1985
  • Developer – Hudson Soft
  • System – NES
  • Game – Bomberman
chef pepper burgertime

Chef Pepper

  • Debuted – 1982
  • Developer – Data East
  • System – Atari 2600
  • Game – BurgerTime
duck hunt dog

Duck Hunt Dog

  • Debuted – 1985
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Duck Hunt
jaffar prince of persia

Jaffar

  • Debuted – 1989
  • Developer – Broderbund
  • System – Apple II
  • Game – Prince Of Persia
frog in frogger

Frog

  • Debuted – 1983
  • Developer – Konami
  • System – Atari 2600
  • Game – Frogger
dig dug character

Dig Dug

  • Debuted – 1983
  • Developer – Namco
  • System – Atari 2600
  • Game – Dig Dug
jacky kung fu heroes nes

Jacky

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Namcot
  • System – NES
  • Game – Kung Fu Heroes
fat guy nes ice hockey

Hockey Fat Guy

  • Debuted – 1988
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Ice Hockey
luigi super mario bros nes

Luigi

  • Debuted – 1985
  • Developer – Nintendo
  • System – NES
  • Game – Super Mario Bros.
super joe commando

Super Joe

  • Debuted – 1986
  • Developer – Capcom
  • System – NES
  • Game – Commando
tyris flare golden axe

Tyris Flare

  • Debuted – 1989
  • Developer – Sega
  • System – Master System
  • Game – Golden Axe
gilius thunderhead golden axe

Gilius Thunderhead

  • Debuted – 1989
  • Developer – Sega
  • System – Master System
  • Game – Golden Axe
questor gauntlet nes

Questor

  • Debuted – 1985
  • Developer – Tengen
  • System – NES
  • Game – Gauntlet
alis phantasy star sega

Alis

  • Debuted – 1988
  • Developer – Sega
  • System – Master System
  • Game – Phantasy Star