In the 90’s Sega had Sonic and Nintendo had Mario and thanks to their amazing games and brilliant marketing they were a licence to print money as everyone wanted to play the games that featured these iconic mascots
Thanks to the success of Sonic The Hedgehog and Mario, everyone else wanted a piece of the mascot pie.
There were lots of attempts by game makers to hit the mascot jackpot, most did quite well and then slipped away as things moved on.
The question remains do you remember these forgotten 90’s video game mascots?
Gex was a lizard with attitude and whilst he could climb up most things and get to places that most video game mascots could only dream of reaching.
The sticky fingered lizards debut was on the 3DO, a machine that not many people could afford Gex climb to mascot fame was short lived but was for a time the face of Crystal Dynamics.
Gex games also came out on the Playstation and Sega Saturn too.
Bubsy The Bobcat
Bubsy The Bobcat was actually quite popular and spawned quite a few games and even had a pilot episode for a cartoon made too.
Bubsy’s platform games were a cross between Sonic and Mario and the games were released on loads of systems including the Mega Drive, SNES, Gameboy, Jaguar and Playstation.
The series has seen a bit of a comeback in recent years with new Bubsy games coming out on current gen consoles.
Sparkster was an Opposum who had some seriously cool tricks up his sleeve including a rocket pack and sword.
He was for a time Konami’s mascot and rightly so, the Rocket Knight Adventures games were brilliant.
Sparkster also starred in Sonic The Comic with his own story too.