Sonic the Hedgehog crowned most popular video-game character of all time
SONIC!? Yes, Sonic the Hedgehog beat out Mario as the all time most popular video-game character. I know many of you expect Mario to be number one, but the poll done to mark the start of the London Games Festival proved otherwise.
His ultra-distinctive blue spiky look has held the attention of children for years, and now Sonic the Hedgehog has been named the most popular video-game character of all time.
Some history of Sonic:
Sonic was created by Sega in 1991 and was famous for his special "spin attack" ability, a skill that saw him roll up into a ball and launched into his enemies.
His debut appearance came on the Sega Mega Drive console and titles starring him are still listed among the biggest sellers on the Nintendo Wii.
100,000 computer gamers is expected to crowd the London Games Festival happening this week.
Here are the top most popular video games characters. Please don't bash out at me if you have any disagreements as I am just the messenger.
1. Sonic the Hedgehog
2. Super Mario
3. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
4. Donkey Kong
5. Pac Man
6. Link (The Legend of Zelda)
7. Max Payne
8. Pikachu (Pokemon)
9. Niko Belic (Grand Theft Auto series)
10. Blanka (Street Fighter)