Click to watch our new series, Game/Show! The first episode questions if Link, Sonic and Mario will live forever.
Mario, Link, and Sonic have been popular forever. Why do they have such staying power, when modern game characters rarely last longer then two or three titles? Are they just that captivating, or are there other factors in play? Some say that they endure because they were there at the beginning, and have etched themselves onto our hearts and minds. Others think it has something to do with their in-game stories and character development. Either way, it seems that classic characters are more powerful than modern characters. Will Master Chief and Commander Shepard always live in the shadow of Mario, Link, and Sonic?