With this in mind, and after much soul-searching, arguing and quiet contemplation, we have painstakingly assembled our list of the greatest gaming characters ever devised. Ryu Hayabusa is the only psychotic swordsman we'd want on our team, and it's pretty obvious to see why. There's also a bit of Wolverine going on, what with the claw-like appendages on his fists, painting the town red time and again with such grace he looks like some sort of bloody ballet dancer. Also, he's not quite human, which also helps, and he welds the awesomely powerful 'dragon sword'. Dirk himself was a brave and highly skilled knight, if somewhat easily scared at times, which all added to the beautiful graphics and design, brought about by ex-Disney animator, Don Bluth.
Most will be old friends, some will be new acquaintances but each and every one is a standout - be they cultural icon, inspired innovation or a masterpiece of character design. He's a no-holds-barred maniac, hacking, slashing, backflipping, spinning and leaping all over the shop, chopping up swathes of enemies like he was dicing onions. This is a man not to be messed with, and his honour, grace, and iconic image as the superlative gaming ninja, he'll never be forgotten. You were basically playing a Disney movie on your TV. The result allowed this manly man with his tin hat plenty of opportunities to show off his sword swinging skills as he made his way through the wizard's castle, past monsters and ghoulies galore, all with this Disney-esque tone and look that had kids transfixed.
The rogue's gallery of gaming legends starts here... When Dirk first blundered into our lives, screeching and screaming at any form of danger, it was nothing short of a revelation. Though it only played through for ten minutes, it was so goddamn tricksy if felt like hours.
There's no other ninja in gaming we'd rather have on our side. Laserdisc or arcade, however you got your dose of Dirk, it was utterly, amazingly, astoundingly astonishing. The controls were also rather limited to a well timed shunt in a particular direction but despite its shortfalls, Dragon's Lair saw Dirk become a huge part of young gamers' lives.
An ape of few words but many friends, he's everyone's favourite Princess-kidnapper - just don't steal any of his bananas. The thing is about Horny is that he comes in two different versions.
In the original Dungeon Keeper, he was merely (yes, 'merely') a badass unit you could summon by sacrificing a Troll, a Bile Demon, and a Mistress - simple.
According to Dave Smith's book Disney Trivia from the Vault, it was changed to June 9th to be consistent with Mickey's birthday being the date his debut cartoon was originally released.While Mickey's birthday was always linked with his public debut in Steamboat Willie, it was actually celebrated on different dates prior to the 1970s.Due to errors on the studio's early press releases, Mickey's fifth birthday was celebrated on September 30th of 1933, his seventh was celebrated on September 28th of 1935, and his tenth was celebrated on September 27th of 1938.Until then, we’ll all have the month to choose which dad is right for us.Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles.Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e.