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Do You Know What Video Games These Characters Are From?
by Kennita Leon

LET'S GAME! When it comes to the video game world, many lovers spend countless hours "gaming." From the most popular games out there, could you match them to their characters?

The very first video game is said to have been invented by a physicist, William Higinbotham. Created in 1958, this video game would now seem like an outdated version of Pong. Since then, video games would grow in genre and sophistication. 

The 1970s would introduce games like Pong, Asteroids, and Pinball. The following decade would have Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and Tetris. The 1990s and beyond would bring Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft and the Legend of Zelda. These are some of the most popular video games ever played, but today, we're focusing solely on the characters. Could you pair them all to their video game?

It might be easy to recognize Mario and Luigi, but could you pick out Bowser and Princess Peach? Identifying a picture of Pac-Man chomping along might be obvious, but could you recognize Sonic the Hedgehog or Link from The Legend of Zelda?

Video gamers spend a lot of their time with their controllers or on their computers. Have you put in enough hours to be able to master this quiz?

Let's find out if you're coming in 1st place!

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