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 developed 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 Wesker

Allen-Snider

Allen Snider

Bilstein

Bilstein

Blair Dame

Blair Dame

Bowyer

Bowyer

Chameleon

Chameleon

Chizuru Kagura

Chizuru

Chris Redfield

Chris

Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack

Crash Bandicoot

Crash

Darun Mister

Darun Mister

Diablo

Diablo

Doctor Neo Cortex

Doctor Cortex

Doctrine Dark

Doctrine Dark

Evil Ryu

Franco Gerelt

Franco Gerelt

Garudo

Garuda

Gen Fu

Gen Fu

Geno

Geno

Giovanni

Giovanni

Goenitz

Goenitz

Hauzer

Hauzer

Hydron

Hydron

Hokuto (SFEX)

Hokuto

Jarek

Jarek

Jill-Valentine

Jill Valentine

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

Lara-Croft

Lara Croft

Leo

Leona

Leona

Li Long

Marco Rossi

Mature

Misty

Misty

Mitsurugi

Pagan

Pagan

Reala

Reala

Rock

Sakura

Siegfried

Tesse

Tesse

Tia Langray

Tia Langray

Voldo

 

Pokemons

Arcanine

Arcanine

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur

Charizard

Charizard

Cloyster

Cloyster

Cubone

Cubone

Eevee

Eevee

Gyarados

Gyarados

Jolteon

Jolteon

Koffing

Koffing

Magikarp

Magikarp

Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Pikachu

Pikachu

Poliwag

Poliwag

Venusaur

Venusaur

Weezing

Weezing