Can You Name The Game

Often with video game characters it's easy to recall which game they debuted in, or make an educated guess, at least. After all, it's hard to forget the game that introduced Pac-Man to the world, for example. On the other hand, origins and original appearances of famous video game characters can sometimes be a little more obscure, clouded by less obvious titles and failing memories.

So, why not test and sharpen those minds with our little quiz? Below we've got a selection of15 video game characters--some main players, others occupying vital supporting roles in the pantheon of video game history--and it's up to you to choose the game they made their first appearance in. There are some very easy ones and others that may have you scratching your head.

Can you name the games that introduced the following video game characters?

Can You Name The First Game These Famous Characters Appeared In?

The answer is Donkey Kong.

Nintendo's 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong was the first to feature the plumber (or carpenter, as he was back then). Originally named 'Jumpman', his eventual name was inspired by a real estate developer and one-time Nintendo of America warehouse landlord Mario Segale.


You scored x out of 15.

  • 0-5: Sonic's the Italian chap, right?
  • 6-10: Not quite a character connosieur, but not bad
  • 11-15: A fine judge of character!