What has turned Nintendo into a video gaming juggernaut? Fun gameplay, catchy music, and impressive for the time graphics to name a few. Oh, and don’t forget the characters. Nintendo’s history is full of memorable characters. We’ve looked back at the classic era of the brand – ranging from the NES through the Nintendo 64 – and chose the best, most memorable characters to debut on Nintendo in that time. Here are our favorites. Yes, there is a plumber involved. Oh, also only one character per video game series. Otherwise, there would be a lot of those plumber’s friends and enemies around as well.