Sonic named most popular games character of all time

Publish date:

Sonic The Hedgehog has come out on top in a London Games Festival poll of the most popular games characters of all time.

The spiky blue hedgehog beat out the likes of Super Mario and Lara Croft in the survey of over 500 UK gamers.

The poll voted the UK's top ten most popular video games characters as follows:

1. Sonic the Hedgehog (24 per cent)
2. Super Mario (21 per cent)
3. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) (16 per cent)
4. Donkey Kong (11 per cent)
5. Pac Man (10 per cent)
6. Link (The Legend of Zelda) (5 per cent)
7. Max Payne (4 per cent)
8. Pikachu (Pokemon) (3 per cent)
9. Niko Belic (Grand Theft Auto series) (2 per cent)
10. Blanka (Street Fighter) (1 per cent)