Gaming has certainly evolved from the early stages of video games. This infographic from Playground Equipment looks at 20 characters from classic gaming franchises and how they've actually changed in-game over the years. This dates back as far as 1981's classic arcade game, Donkey Kong, and spans and far as late as 2019 with popular video games like Link's Awakening. There are several different franchises represented here, including but not limited to the world of Super Mario, the Mortal Kombat universe, and popular characters from SEGA franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, and Knuckles.
One of the most classic progressions on here is, of course, Mario, whose earliest shown model here is the 1983 arcade classic, simply titled "Mario Bros." Other Nintendo characters featured on this include the likes of Luigi, Peach, Wario, Yoshi, Bowser, and more. Which of these characters and gaming franchises represented on this infographic are your favorites, or which took you on the biggest nostalgia trip?