Great videogame icons

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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by nakamura » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:47 pm

The Laird wrote:
nakamura wrote:By the time the MD stopped Selling in South America Sega had gone under!
They still sell the MD in South America! :shock:

The last new game released for it was in 2002 IIRC.
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by rednoggy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:38 am

10-Mario
9-Link
8-Pacman
7-Sonic
6-Bowser
5-Ryu
4-Shao Khan
3-samus
2-Luigi
1-Leon kennedy
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by ulala » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:48 am

rednoggy wrote:10-Mario
9-Link
8-Pacman
7-Sonic
6-Bowser
7-Ryu
8-Shao Khan
9-samus
10-Luigi
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by Fishsta » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:54 am

Hoping to keep my post quite straightforward and understandable and free of ambuguity... here goes.

10 points - Mario. Instantly recognisable, enduring and as popular now as ever.

9 points - Sonic. The same, only less so.

8 points - Miner Willy. 8 bit hero and deserves more recognition in this modern age.

7 points - Roy Adams. Operation initiated! Become a video-game icon.

6 points - Daley Thompson. Super Test? Decathlon? Olympic Challenge? Forget Hyper Bill, Daley Thompson is the man.

5 points - Lara Croft. Subject of one of the biggest Video Games April Fools Jokes of ALL TIME.

4 points - Parappa the Rapper. Deserves a "making of" article.

3 points - Duke Nukem. Damn. That's one Doomed Space Marine.

2 points - Lance Boyle. Megarace's host. "I'm Lance Boyle, and you would be too if you were me."

1 point - Guybrush Threepwood. I almost gave this point to T'ai Chi Tortoise, but decided against it, because it was silly.
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by ncf1 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:18 am

10. Pacman : my brain instantly goes to this as soon as I think videogame icons. I cant argue against brain.
9. Mario : quickly followed by Mario. Very quickly.
8. Galaga ship : I dont care what anyone says, that ship is damn sexy. Yes, sexy.
7. Wonderboy : the definition of cute.
6. Bub & Bob : almost as cute as Wonderboy but the nappies sealed the deal for Mr. Boy
5. Outrun car : that Ferrari stole the show at every arcade venue in the 80's. Brilliant icon.
4. Guybrush Threepwood : When you think adventure, you think Guybrush.
3. Jimmy / Billy : milliions, yes millions of games had similar bat-wielding heroes after Double Dragon.
2. Space Invader alien : well you have to slot that in somewhere dont you?
1. Sonic : reluctantly Sonic wins a place also, they advertised it into my brain.

special mentions : Strider bloke, Leon Kennedy : my favourite arcade game is Strider, my favourite all-time game is Resident Evil 4 but I realised that although I adored the game, the icons didnt count so much for me. Or at least the other 10 came more quickly to mind.

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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by resident paul » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:42 am

Probably get knock down for this but I think the Atari Logo is the greatest videogame icon!
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by Shinobi » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:23 pm

10) Joe Musashi Shinobi/Shadow Dancer the greatest Game character in the history of the world ever
9) Gorf Gorfian Robot General are whatever they're called my introduction to gaming
8) Black Orchid Killer Instinct meet my best friends through this game sunk hundreds into using her, still play the Arcade machine in Barry Island and have my name on the scoreboard for her 48 hit combo
7) Pac Man because its Pac Man
6) Cody Final Fight
5) Blaze Streets of Rage Streets of Rage 2 best Megadrive game ever
4) samus aran
3) Mario
2) Super Don Quoxite
1) Scorpion
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by Hiro » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:47 pm

10 Guybrush Threepwood
9 Lara Croft
8 Yuna (Final Fantasy X)
7 Commander Shepard
6 Jade (Beyond Good and Evil)
5 Gordon Freeman
4 Monty Mole
3 Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde (the ghosts from Pacman)
2 Sonic
1 Samus Aran
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by pforson » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:17 am

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10 - Purple Tentacle!!!
9 - Daley Thompson
8 - Pacman
7 - Sonic
6 - Guybrush Threepwood
5 - Bub & Bob
4 - Jools, Jops, Stoo and RJ
3 - Leisure Suit Larry
2 - Lara Croft
1 - Carmen Sandiego
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by HEAVYface » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:56 am

my top ten :
10:strider
9:arthur (ghouls n ghosts)
8:zangief
7:mario
6:sonic
5:bub or bob
4:unknown soldier
3:red or blue (gunstar heroes)
2:simon belmont
1:vic viper

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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by the_hawk » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:56 am

10 Kevin Toms' Beard
9 ToeJam
8 Earl
7 Horace
6 Sonic the Hedgehog
5 Doctor Ivo Robotnik
4 Monty Mole
3 Jetman
2 Eric the Schoolboy
1 Mrs Mop
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by Dave300 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:52 pm

10. Rockford (Boulderdash)
9. Donkey Kong Jr.
8. Wiz (Wizball)
7. Pacman
6. Mario
5. Sonic the Hedgehog
4. Q*Bert
3. Miner Willy
2. Ryu (Street Fighter)
1. Link
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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by Seadog74 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:38 pm

10 seems a lot but i'll give it a go.
10 Guybrush Threepwood
9 Roland (Ropes/Caves)
8 Turrican
7 Cool Coyote
6 Elvira
5 Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer (Gryzor)
4 Klonoa
3 Nikki (Pandemonium)
2 Wally Week
1 Jim Power

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Re: Great videogame icons

Post by skodathegreat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Taking this as characters?

1. Mario - 10 points - (no brainer)
2. Sonic - 9 points - (ditto)
3. Link - 8 points
4. Pacman - 7 points
5. Cloud of FF7 - 6 points
6. Chris & Jill - Resident Evil - 5 points
7. The humble Lemming! - 4 points
8. Vault boy (Fallout) - 3 points
9. Lara Croft - 2 points
10. Master Chief - 1 point.

Not entirely happy with that list, but was the first 10 credible names I could come up with. Guybrush just missed out :(
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