The Coolest Protagonist Animals in Video Games

Animals can be super cool in video games. You’ll agree with me on this? There are plenty of good animal characters in games, but we set up the main rule in this list – the animal must be a protagonist. Despite awesomeness of many other animal characters, this text is only about lead characters. Make yourself comfortable and check our list.

If animals are not interesting for you, read this game review, maybe you will like it!

Ecco the Dolphin

We must admit, this Sega series was pretty weird one, but its main character Ecco the Dolphin rocks, nonetheless. He was determined in his mission to save the ocean from the enemies.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is one of the first leading animal characters. That is certainly something to respect. This character kidnaps Super Mario’s girlfriend (that is hell of a bald move) and Mario has to save her.

Banjo and Kazooie

Banjoo and Kazooie from Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie are pretty awesome characters. This lovely duo consisting of a bird and a bear had to take place on this list.

Angry Birds

Make some room for amazing Angry Birds! Is there anyone who doesn’t love them? Owing to huge popularity this game gained, those lovely birds became inspiration for huge number of products.

As an illustration, we will name a few – TV series, animated film, soft drink, ice cream, a book, etc. this is all due to the fact that Angry Birds is great and addictive game. Download it here!

Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot franchise is one of the most successful game series of the type. This creature’s lovely personality helps us having fun since 1996 when the game was first released.


When the Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island was released in the 1995, Yoshi finally got the spotlight he deserved. Before that, Yoshi was known only as Super Mario’s helper.

That wasn’t a fair role for such a great character. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island, a protagonist role gave him all the glory. We must not forget to mention some kind of a sequel of the game, Yoshis Story. Although it may be criticized as too easy, you must give credit to the artistic and colorful side of the game.

Star Fox

The idea of a fox being a pilot is enough for me to love it no matter what. Star Fox is a leader of team of pilots consisting of the following characters: Falco, Peppy and Slippy Toad. The most important thing, in our opinion, is the friendship between these four adorable pilots.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog, first released in the 1991 was a massive hit. Adventurous blue hedgehog was a response to superb little Italian plumber Super Mario.

As a consequence of the rivalry, Sonic the Hedgehog gained popularity and glory. Unfortunately, the transition to 3D wasn’t very happy for the lovely hero, but we must not forget how legendary he was in the 1990s. He was and remains one of the best animal protagonist characters.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here