Photo: via Tumblr

Total Nerd The Most Underrated Video Game Characters  

9.4k views 5 items
Video game characters come and go, but several of them don't receive the praise they deserve. Here I cover the best of the unknown, and I think you should pay tribute for their contributions to gaming. Considering how bad the economy is right now, a home with four walls would be pretty nice of you.
Ristar the Shooting Star is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Video Game Characters
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

Ristar the Shooting Star is a gorgeous Sega Genesis game that features a young hero questing to defeat an evil warlord. Using his stretchy arms to slam opponents and swing on bars, Ristar was chock full of simple, fun gameplay. It's too bad this game was released near the end of the Genesis's life cycle-if it had come out a bit sooner, maybe Ristar wouldn't be on this list.

To this day I still wish Sega made more Ristar games. If Sega has given the series a chance, who knows what great concepts they would've come up with? Like Diestar, Ristar's evil clone who has a mohawk and way too many fangirls on DeviantArt. Top-notch! see more on Ristar the Shooting Star
Sparkster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Video Game Characters
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

When Sonic the Hedgehog was first released, other companies tried to cash in with their own attitude-bearing animals. What makes Konami's Sparkster different? He's an opossum that belongs to-get this-a society of jetpack-wielding knights.

That's right. KNIGHTS WITH JETPACKS. It's impossible for that to suck. And Sparkster's games definitely prove it-they're tough, but chock full of quality entertainment. Let's face it. If you don't think knights with jetpacks aren't cool, then you're clearly an enemy of fun, DAD. see more on Sparkster
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Video Game Characters
Photo: via Wikimedia

Must resist ball joke must resist ball joke must resist ball joke...ahem.

Joining a long list of unsung Sega Genesis heroes is a creative robot called Vectorman. When the robots on a f*turistic Earth go berserk, it's up to Vectorman to try and bring peace. Unfortunately, he only speaks gun. Even worse is when he starts speaking in all directions and has conversations with everything in the vicinity. If you can get him to shut up a minute, though, I'd advise you take control of Vectorman and talk back against all the evil robots so you can save our planet. That is, unless you don't have the CAJONES!

...I am so sorry. see more on Vectorman
Strider Hiryu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Video Game Characters
Photo: via Tumblr

I shouldn't even have to write anything here. Strider is a ninja, which automatically makes him cool. With artful acrobatics and manly sword swinging skills, Strider earns a rightful place among all the great ninjas of video gaming history.

But in order to be recognized for this hall of fame, he must pass one final test...namely, hazing Naruto. Actually, I think I should help you. I am a new-age artist, after all, and I'm currently doing work where I mix red against orange with a baseball bat. see more on Strider Hiryu