Sonic UK’s favourite videogame character

Tuesday, 21st October 2008 10:26 GMT By Mike


Sega has popped its head round the door to tell us that Sonic the Hedgehog is the UK’s all time favourite videogame character of all time.

“Over 500 UK gamers voted in the poll to mark the launch of London Games Festival, which is expected to attract over 100,000 computer games fans to the capital this week,” says the release.

Top Ten is as follows:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Super Mario
  3. Lara Croft
  4. Donkey Kong
  5. Pac Man (10 per cent)
  6. Link
  7. Max Payne
  8. Pikachu
  9. Niko Belic
  10. Blanka

Marcu Fenix or some other manly, muscular character should have won in our opinion. Anyway, congrats to Sonic and Sega.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Hero of Canton

    Marcu Fenix? Is he from the eastern European localisation of Gears?

    Also, it appears that we have a tie in first place, which Sega is conveniently failing to mention.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Who did they ask? Idiots?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. pleasant_cabbage

    Sonic so far ahead he doesn’t get a position? ;)

    I agree with Blerk though.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Fucking Pac Man? Thats not even a character.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. JPickford

    How come Mario is 1?

    I expect the list contained just those 10.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    Fixed now.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Smartypants


    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tiger Walts

    Gnnnnnnnr, title makes no sense.

    /apostrophe nazi

    #8 6 years ago
  9. morriss

    Yes it does. You don’t use apostrophes with acronyms.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Hero of Canton

    You don’t use apostrophes in ‘apostrophes’, either.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. morriss

    haha! :mrgreen:

    I could be wrong on all these fronts, btw.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    Also, why does only Pac-Man get his percentage displayed?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Syrok

    How did Belic end up on that list?!

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Tiger Walts

    That’s for plurals. The case here is meant to be possessive.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. morriss

    yeah, I’m dragging my dusty grammar books of the shelf now. :)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. morriss

    I’ve changed it. I’m not happy about it. But I’ve done it.

    There, now let that be a lesson to all of you.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    You really need another word between “Sonic” and “UK’s”. Try ‘crowned’ or ‘voted’.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Gamers gave these answers…? Seriously?!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. locus2k1

    uk resistance must be happy :D

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Retroid

    They’re never happy unless they’re sleeping with their mint Dreamcasts ;)

    Or a girl dressed as Ulala.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Eregol

    They only surveyed 500 gamers.

    How is that enough?

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Esha

    Blanka is in there?


    I’m greatly amused by this, that Blanka is remembered enough to make any kind of Top 10. I kind of liked the character, he was interesting to play in Street Fighter II. But he wasn’t the most supremely memorable character ever.

    The fact that Blanka is in there shows that something is a little odd with this list.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. ashers2ashers

    No Solid Snake? He’s the best character ever!

    #23 6 years ago

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