Is Superman one of the first videogame characters?

#1 Posted by DoctorMario77 (3 posts) -

I wanted to find out who was the first videogame character/s; so I looked into here and it looks like Superman, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor are the first game characters because of the 1978 Superman Atari game. I even want to later on make a list of game characters like on this site but over the years like 80's, 90's, 2000's, and 10's.

#2 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I'm inclined to say that there were game characters in Arcade games before the Atari 2600 came out, though specifically which we would select depends on out definition of "character"

#3 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2074 posts) -

If not the first, then one of the first.

Also, its sad he's one of the first yet STILL hasn't had a good game

#4 Posted by StarFoxA (5123 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

If not the first, then one of the first.

Also, its sad he's one of the first yet STILL hasn't had a good game

The Death and Return of Superman is alright.

#5 Posted by Toug (286 posts) -

Only if you'd consider "video game character" to mean any character in a video game. I think that term usually disregards pre-existing characters.

#6 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

I think he meant videogame character with a name. Otherwise the first character would be the player.

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (6899 posts) -
#8 Posted by DoctorMario77 (3 posts) -

Wow, a fictional character from an old American sitcom is the first videogame character and from Sega about 10 years before their mascot was made (Sonic). What I mean about a videogame character is an actual character with a name and stuff and not a concept.

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