1994 – Nintendo called it the “Year of the Cartridge” and with a ton of games for the Super Nintendo like Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country among many more they had a good reason for that…but on the other side..the new CD Rom Medium showed its first advantages on video game consoles when the Sony Playstation arrived  in Japan (December 1994) and more and more games on the PC were released on the CD as well. 

A ton of games like Tekken, Killer Instinct, Darkstalkers, Donkey Kong Country, Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy VI and Warcraft were released in 1994 and many of the character designs of that year are still a thing now in 2014, 20 years later. Nintendo just released a new DKC, the Tekken characters like Kazuya and Yoshimitsu are almost as known as the Street Fighter guys and the Killer Instinct characters like Sabrewulf or B.Orchid are still known thanks to the reboot from 2013. And who does not know the Cactuars which debuted back in FFVI!

The list below is growing every week, and will hopefully give you an overview about the game character creations from 1994!

Video Game Characters first seen in 1994 featured on Game-Art-HQ

Akuma Gouki

Akuma

Anakaris

Anakaris

Anna-Williams

Anna

Arch-Vile

Arch-vile

Armadon

Armadon

Armor-King

Armor King

B.Orchid

B.Orchid

Barubary

Barubary

Benimaru

Benimaru

Bishamon

Bishamon

Blizzard-Primal-Rage

Blizzard

Cactuar

Cactuar

Celes Chere

Celes Chere

Cham-Cham

Cham Cham

Chang Koehan

Chang

Chaos (Primal Rage)

Chaos

Chin Gentsai

Chin

Choi Bounge

Choi Bounge

Cinder

Cinder

Cranky Kong

Cranky Kong

Crocomire

Crocomire

Cyan Garamonde

Cyan

Demitri

Demitri

Diablo

Diablo

Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong

Draygon

Draygon

Earthworm-Jim-(Character)

Earthworm Jim

Edgar Roni Figaro

Edgar

Eiji Kisaragi

Eiji Kisaragi

Elizabeth Bartley

Elizabeth

Eric Lecarde

Eric Lecarde

Evil The Cat

Evil the Cat

Eyedol

Eyedol

Felicia

Felicia

Fulgore

Fulgore

Ganryu

Ganryu

Genjuro-Kibagami

Genjuro

Glacius

Glacius

Gogo (FFVI)

Gogo

Goro Daimon

Goro Daimon

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

Heidern

Heidern

Heihachi Mishima

Heihachi

Jack-(Tekken)

Jack

Jago

Jago

Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome

Katt

Katt

Kazuya Mishima

Kazuya

Kefka Palazzo

Kefka

King (Tekken)

King

Kisarah Westfield

Kisarah

Klaptrap

Klaptrap

Knuckles

Knuckles

Kuma

Kuma

Kunimitsu

Kyo-Kusanagi

Kyo

Lee ChaoLan

Lord Raptor

Mancubus

Mancubus

Marshall-Law

Marshall Law

Mizuki

Morrigan-Aensland

Morrigan

Ness

Nina Williams

Nina W.

Paul Phoenix

Paul Phoenix

Peter Puppy

Psycrow

Pyron

Queen SFAB

Rambi

Revenant

Rikuo

Riptor

Rugal B.

Sabrewulf

Sabrewulf

Sasquatch

Sauron

Spinal

Spore-Spawn

Spore Spawn

Talbain

Talbain

Terra Branford

Thunder

Thunder

TJ Combo

Yoshimitsu

Yoshimitsu