1996 was a super important year for Nintendo since they released their Nintendo 64 and the new franchise Pokemon, but the year can also be seen as one of the most important and interesting years in the nineties for video gamers since a lot of new game characters were designed which are still popular around 20 years later, only a few other years spawned so many popular characters.

Nintendos early Pokemons like Pikachu, Charizard and Bisasam are still a lot more known than many of the later ones, Lara Croft, the star of the Tomb Raider games went through many design changes later but it still one of the most known game characters in 2014.

Sony published Crash Bandicoot with Naughty Dog, Capcom released Resident Evil with characters like Chris Redfield, Jill valentine and Albert Wesker, and all those are just a few of the many video game characters first seen in 1996.

The list below is growing every week, and will hopefully give you an overview about the game character creations from 1996!

Video Game Characters first seen in 1996 featured on Game-Art-HQ

Albert Wesker

Albert W

Allen-Snider

Allen Snider

Arcanine

Arcanine

Bilstein

Bilstein

Blair Dame

Blair Dame

Bowyer

Bowyer

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur

Chameleon

Chameleon

Charizard

Charizard

Chizuru Kagura

Chizuru

Chris Redfield

Chris

Cloyster

Cloyster

Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack

Crash Bandicoot

Crash

Cubone

Cubone

Darun Mister

Darun Mister

Diablo

Diablo

Doctor Neo Cortex

Doctor C.

Doctrine Dark

Doctrine D.

Eevee

Eevee

Evil Ryu

Franco Gerelt

Franco

Garudo

Garuda

Gen Fu

Gen Fu

Geno

Geno

Giovanni

Giovanni

Goenitz

Goenitz

Gyarados

Gyarados

Hauzer

Hauzer

Hokuto (SFEX)

Hokuto

Hwang

Hwang

Hydron

Hydron

Jarek

Jarek

Jill-Valentine

Jill V.

Jolteon

Jolteon

June Lin Milliam

June Lin

Jyazu

Jyazu

Kairi (SF EX)

Kairi

Kasumi DOA

Kasumi

Kasumi Todoh

Kasumi T,

Kenji

Kenji

Khameleon

Khameleon

Kim-Wu

Kim Wu

Koffing

Koffing

Lara-Croft

Lara Croft

Leo

Leona

Leona

Li Long

Magikarp

Magikarp

Marco R.

Mature

Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Misty

Misty

Mitsurugi

Ninetales

Pagan

Pagan

Pidgeot

Pikachu

Pikachu

Poliwag

Poliwag

Poliwrath

Pullum

Reala

Reala

Rebecca C.

Rock

Sakura

Scyther

Seong-Mi-na

Seong Mi-na

Shin Akuma

Siegfried

Sophitia

Taki

Taki

Tesse

Tesse

Tia Langray

Tia Langray

Venonat

Venusaur

Venusaur

Voldo

Weezing

Weezing