Colorful platforming mascots ruled the gaming sphere from the late '80s through to the early part of the last decade.

They saw their peak in the 16-bit era of the '90s however, where no self-respecting platform game seemed complete without a chirpy hero worthy of a cereal box staring players down with an impatient idle animation.Many mascots came and went without much thoroughfare, and others are truly scorned (sorry, Bubsy the Bobcat you suck) but this list represents 10 overlooked gaming mascots who deserve a second chance in the spotlight.