Top 5 Character Makeovers In Video Game History

If you love playing video games, you likely have a favorite character. Whether a character is iconic or newly introduced, they’ve likely undergone some changes. Here are our top five character makeovers in video game history.

Lara Croft

When Lara Croft first debuted in Tomb Raider in 1996, the character looked nothing like the adventurer we know and love now. The original character had unrealistic proportions and looked more cartoony than human, while the current Lara is ridiculously lifelike.


Mario was introduced in 1985, and the character lacked definition because it debuted as an 8-bit character. You can’t fault the designers for not trying —the technology simply wasn’t there. Today, Mario is known for his red-and-blue getup and unforgettable mustache.


When Link was introduced in The Legend Of Zelda, the character was playful and young looking, and he didn’t look much like today’s Link. While the outfit remained the same, the hero became more intense and intimidating.


For more than 30 years, fans have loved Princess Zelda –– and she’s changed in major ways over the years. In the beginning, Zelda looks young and cartoony. Our current Zelda is a total warrior princess and looks much older.


Compared to our other character makeovers, Pikachu is much more subtle in its evolution. The original Pikachu was rounder and had slightly more detail than current versions. It makes sense that Nintendo has been hesitant to make any drastic changes to such a beloved character –– Pikachu’s yellow, slightly cuddly appearance is one of the most recognizable characters in the industry.

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Top Three Video Game Romances

When you think about enviable romances in pop culture, you may first consider relationships like Jack and Rose from Titanic. But if you only look at books and movies for amazing love stories, you’re missing out on a huge subset of the entertainment industry. Video game romances are often even more romantic than what we see on the big screen. You may disagree with some of our picks for the top video game romances of all time, but you can’t deny that these characters have found something special. Read on to find out some of our favorite video game fairytales.

1. Mario and Princess Peach

If you’re looking for the perfect video game romance, you don’t have to look farther than Mario and Princess Peach. Mario spends most games determined to save the princess from Bowser. While Mario and Princess Peach aren’t ever officially recognized as a couple, it’s impossible to ignore the chemistry between the pair –– they’ve been going strong for over 30 years.

2. Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher

Nathan and Elena have a complicated relationship throughout Uncharted, especially when compared to Mario and Princess Peach. The couple often bickers about Nathan’s treasure hunting, but this romance is an unforgettable one because it’s realistic. In the end, everything works out for the couple –– a reminder that even complex relationships can have happy endings.

3. Kairi and Sora

Kingdom Hearts fans are well-versed in the story of Kairi and Sora, but for those who aren’t familiar with the two, they’re a heartwarming pair. They grew up as childhood friends, and who can resist a lifelong love story? We won’t spoil the ending for you, but Sora makes quite the sacrifice for Kairi in the game’s first installment.

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Top Three Mobile Games of 2017

2017 was a year of digital innovation, epic motion pictures, and most importantly for video gameaholics like us, groundbreaking mobile games. GameTruck Charlotte has narrowed down the top three mobile games of 2017, so far. PlaneScape Torment, Monument Valley 2, , and Silly Walks have captured our attention spans and drained our phone batteries. Just watch their gametrailers and you’ll be hooked, too.

Planescape: Torment

The recent release of PlaneScape Torment has brought back memories of mobile games from before bus games even existed. The newest version called Torment: Tides of Numenera has gamers buzzing as the predecessor 1999 game called Planescape: Torment was one of the best of its time. Both versions feature an isometric RPG taking place in the world of Dungeons & Dragons, the original being considered a cult classic. Renowned for the weird, engrossing and intricate story behind it, now easily accessible through mobile applications. We can’t get enough of the peculiar characters, humour and emotional impact.

Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley by maker ustwo is a unique experience for mobile gaming. This sequel has been argued to be less engaging than the first one, Monument Valley 2 remains an enchanting world. The new version is loaded with new characters, twisting and turning the buildings to solve nail-biting puzzles and generate new, Escher-style paths to reach the next level. As one progresses through the game, they can use techniques from the original version to get ahead in MV2.

Silly Walks

What could be more exciting than a game where you act as a pineapple on a quest to rescue your fruit pals before they get turned into fruit smoothies? Your one action as the pineapple is consistently tapping the screen to put the next foot down. The primary challenge is that the pineapple (other avatars can be unlocked) has a clumsy approach. Your wobbly gait will makes straight lines a challenge as you traverse hazardous kitchens and rescue your friends from tropical homicide. Silly Walks is colorful and lightly exhilarating for the average mobile game player.

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