Special Sub-Topic: Concealed Video Game Characters
|Words that may describe this character are manic, rash, and comical. This marsupial's creator is his main adversary.|
Crash. "...are maniC, RASH, and..."
Crash Bandicoot often has to defeat his creator and nemesis, Doctor Neo Cortex. Crash's allies are his sister, Coco, his brother, Crunch, and Aku-Aku, a wise floating mask. Crash is adventurous and has a fearless nature, but he usually prefers relaxing in the sun to most other activities.
|This dolphin's main goal was to save his pod. To avoid getting lost in underwater maze-like passages, this character often had to stop for a sec, communicate with others with his sonar, and be pointed in the right direction.|
Ecco. "...for a sEC, COmmunicate with..."
Games that Ecco appeared in were "Ecco the Dolphin", "Ecco: The Tides of Time", "Ecco Jr.", and "Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future". Some "Ecco the Dolphin" games can be played on "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection" and "Sega Genesis Collection".
|This character is able to use his skill in knowing how to wield the Master Sword to repel evil and help him on his quests in "The Legend of Zelda" game series.|
Link. "...his skilL IN Knowing how..."
Link was created by Shigeru Miyamoto. Link usually travels through Hyrule, where he defeats evil forces and his main enemy, Ganon. Link has been known as the "Hero of Time" and as the "Hero of Winds".
|This raccoon uses his stealth, cleverness, and sometimes lying to complete his missions, which often involve stealing for a good cause.|
Sly. "...and sometimeS LYing to complete..."
Sly Cooper is a master thief. Sly formed a gang with his two best friends, Bentley, an intelligent turtle, and Murray, a powerful hippopotamus. Many of the missions Sly is sent on in the games involve staying out of the enemies' sight.
|This character, when equipped with powerful weapons or gadgets, can fight off an army without being scraped, being damaged, receiving a scratch, etc. Some aid from his robotic cohort also greatly helps him.|
Ratchet. "...receiving a scRATCH, ETc. Some aid..."
Ratchet is a Lombax, a creature that resembles a bobcat. Clank, a small sentient robot, is his friend. The first game Ratchet was in was called "Ratchet & Clank", and was released on November 4th in 2002.
|"Pac-Mania" was different from the original games this character starred in because of the 3D format and extra ghosts.|
Pacman & Pac-Man. "'PAC-MANia' was different from..."
"Pac-Man" was an arcade game that was developed by Namco. "Pac-Man" was first released in 1980. In the original game, Pac-Man had to eat all of the pac-dots in a maze while avoiding the four ghosts.
|Amaterasu, the main character in this game, was a goddess in the form of a wolf. The goal in this game was to once again make things ok amidst a time of darkness.|
Okami. "...make things OK AMIdst a time..."
The main villian in "Okami" is an eight-headed demon named Orochi. Amaterasu is joined by Issun, a poncle, and together they try to learn the thirteen Celestial Brush techniques that will be needed to restore everything to normal. The game is based on several Japanese myths and legends.
|Some of this pink character's enemies have been King Dedede, Dark Mind, Nightmare, and Chef Kawasaki. "R", by the way, is the third letter in this character's name, who is rumored to be named after a vacuum cleaner manufacturer because of his ability to inhale almost anything.|
Kirby. "...and Chef KawasaKI. "R" BY the way, is..."
Kirby's first appearance was in "Kirby's Dream Land" in 1992. Kirby, who looks similar to a pink ball, is a citizen of Dream Land, a place on the planet Pop Star. Kirby has appeared in many games, in comics, and on a television show about the video game series.
|The main protagonist's father in this game series was famous enough to be considered a star or superstar. Fox McCloud is the leader of a group of mercenaries in this game series.|
Star Fox. "...star or superSTAR. FOX McCloud is the..."
The "Star Fox" series began in 1993 with the game "Star Fox". In the series, Fox McCloud is the leader of the Star Fox team, which he assembled after he learned about his father's death. The members of Fox's original team were Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad.
|Because of this winged reptile's fire-breathing ability, it's a good thing he doesn't possess pyromania.|
Spyro. "...doesn't possesS PYROmania."
Spyro is a young purple dragon. Spyro was designed by Charles Zembillas. Spyro almost always has his partner, a dragonfly named Sparx, with him. Sparx helps him in many ways, such as collecting gems for him and protecting him.
|This character was first seen in a game known as "Super Mario Bros. 4" in Tokyo. Shigefumi Hino created this character.|
Yoshi. "...in TokYO. SHIgefumi Hino created..."
Yoshi's name comes from the name of his species, which are a kind of dinosaur. Yoshis come in a variety of colors, but the original Yoshi is green. Yoshi can use his long tongue to swallow some enemies, which he can use to lay eggs that he can throw.
|This character, like a knight, seems very chivalrous, even though they can also be very mischievous. This character may be seen playing an invisible flute.|
NiGHTS & Nights. "...like a kNIGHT, Seems very..."
NiGHTS is a Nightmaren who lives in a dream world. NiGHTS is a genderless being that wears a purple outfit, resembling a jester's. NiGHTS first appeared in the video game "Nights into Dreams...", which was for the SEGA Saturn.
|This character is a large red bird that can usually be found near a bear named Banjo. She got her name because she likes to play the kazoo, i.e., a small tube-shaped musical instrument.|
Kazooie. "...play the KAZOO, I.E., a small..."
The first game Kazooie appeared in was called "Banjo-Kazooie". Kazooie is Banjo's closest friend, even though they have very different personalities. Kazooie, unlike Banjo, is loud and often makes rude remarks.
|This character is known as "The Fastest Thing Alive". He's also nicknamed "The Blue Blur".|
Sonic. "He's alSO NICknamed..."
Sonic the Hedgehog was named for his ability to run faster than the speed of sound. His color was chosen to match Sega's blue logo. Sonic has appeared in many games, a few cartoons, some comics, and a movie.
|This character's friends sometimes simply refer to him as "Dax". Terminating enemies and making witty remarks are his specialties.|
Daxter. "...to him as "DAX". TERminating enemies..."
Daxter is Jak's sidekick and best friend. Daxter was transformed into an ottsel, which is half otter and half weasel. Daxter stars in his own game, titled "Daxter", which was first released on the Playstation Portable on March 14, 2006.
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