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    Default Games with female lead characters

    Now that I think of it, there haven't been that many video games with female lead characters until recently. And there are only a few more with playable female characters. Maybe it's because for a long time the primary video game audience was little boys, and they figure he wouldn't want to play as a girl (Lest he contract cooties). Perhaps there weren't enough older guys who may be into that sort of thing to invest in that kind of game.

    Here are all the games I can think of with female lead characters. Notice I don't know any pre-NES (console) games- can anyone fill in those blanks?


    NES
    Metroid
    The Guardian Legend of the Ghost Lion
    Arkista's Ring
    Athena
    Wing of Madola (Famicom)
    Mugen Senshi Valis (Famicom)
    WURM
    Salamander (see the ending) (Famicom)
    Krion Conquest

    Master System
    Alien Syndrome? (Never played it)
    Uhh...

    Genesis/Mega Drive
    Alisia Dragoon
    Fantasm Soldier Valis
    Valis III
    Syd of Valis
    El Viento
    Monsterworld IV
    Dahna

    Super NES
    Valis IV
    Seiken Densetsu III
    Final Fantasy III(FF6)
    Kendo Rage
    Sailormoon games
    Aretha (SFC)

    PC Engine/DUO
    Valis
    Valis II
    Valis III
    Valis IV
    Hellfire S
    Basted
    Effera & Jilliora
    Shubibinman III
    Princess Minerva
    Sylphia
    Sapphire
    Fausette Amour
    Galaxy Fraulien Yuna
    Fray in Magical Adventure
    Metal Angel
    Cotton

    Sega Saturn
    Keio Kukigettai
    Cotton 2/Boomerang
    -?

    Playstation
    Time Gal
    uhh...
    (I don't have a very broad knowlege of Playstation and later consoles.)

    Anyway, I know I'm missing some, and at the moment I'm too lazy to make a list for arcade games. Can you guys add anything?

    Oh, and later I think I'll make a post in this thread about games with playable famale characters. (not nessicarily the lead characters) Everyone loves those, right?

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    How about the Tomb Raider series? That comes to mind first.
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    MobyGames has a whole classification for these games:

    http://www.mobygames.com/game_group/...meGroupId,712/
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    SMS
    phantasy star

    NES
    the krion conquest
    faria (?)

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    They missed some:

    Strip Poker (Artworx)

    Snowball, Return to Eden, (Kim Kimberly) (although Level 9 stated that it could be either, male or female)

    Sam Fox Strip Poker

    Maria Whittaker X-Mas Strip Poker

    Asia Carrera Asstroids

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    What about Ms. Pac-Man?

    Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES) - Wasn't Lala a lead character together with Lolo in this game?
    Alien 3 (multiple)
    Barbie (NES)
    Gauntlet series- One of the 4 lead characters is a female.
    The Little Mermaid (NES/Genesis)
    Shadow of the Ninja (NES) - One of the lead characters is a female.
    Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CDi)
    Zelda's Adventure (CDi)

    For PC there was the Jill of the Jungle series.

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    NES Super Mario Bros 2

    one of the four you can pick from is the Princess
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    Wonder Momo (Arcade, PC Engine)
    Fairy Dust Story (PC Engine)
    Lost Kingdoms (GC) - Not sure about part II
    Final Fantasy 10-2 (PS2)
    Perfect Dark (N64 and GBC) and Zero (360)
    Bloodrayne
    UmJammer Lammy (PSX)
    City of Lost Children (PSX)
    Zombies ate my Neighbors (SNES and Genesis)
    Run Saber (SNES)
    Dino City (SNES)
    Bebe's Kids (SNES)
    Legacy of the Wizard (NES)

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    Final Fantasy X-2
    Fatal Frame Series
    Silent Hill series

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    Playstation
    Resident Evil 2- Claire (Yeah, I know Claire and Leon are both the lead characters, but you know what I mean)
    Resident Evil 3- Jill
    Dino Crisis- Regina
    Clock Tower- Jessica
    Clock Tower 2- Alyssa
    Fear Effect- Hana
    Fear Effect 2- Hana

    Those are a few off the top of my head.

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    Barbie on C-64 (Epyx)

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    An no Perfect Dark for N64 *shakes head*

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    I know I'm forgetting a bunch but here are some early ones that come to mind -

    Crazy Balloon(Arcade, 1980) You can't see the character in game though.
    Wabbit(2600, 1982)
    Halloween(2600, 1983)
    Cosmic Soldier(PC88, 1985)
    Elidon(C64/CPC, 1985)
    Flashgal(Arcade, 1985)
    Sega Ninja/Ninja Princess(Arcade/SG-1000, 1985/1986)
    Alpha(PC88, 1986)

    I guess the first female character in a video game would be in the Simon Says overlay for the original Odyssey although she doesn't really fit the topic.

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    Hmmm...

    Sega CD:
    Popful Mail

    PS2:
    Xenosaga (Shion et al)
    Metal Gear Solid 2 (lol)

    PS1:
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    Sega CD:
    Keio Flying Squadron
    Anet Futatabi (mega CD)
    Yumimi Mix (Mega CD)
    3x3 Eyes (Mega CD)

    Saturn:
    Magic Knight Rayearth
    Magic School Lunar

    PC-FX:
    Team Innocent
    Queen of Queens

    PSOne:
    Spice World (Did you actually play as the Spice Girls?)

    Nintendo DS:
    Trace Memory

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    Beyond Good & Evil has a girl, albeit that's not classic in terms of consoles it's on yet.

    Pokemon Crystal allowed you to play as a girl character. Castlevania Legends involves a Sonya Belmont as the lead character, and it is arguable that Lizzie from Rampage is supposed to be a girl :P

    Oh yes, and Space Channel 5 had a female lead! And Zillion for the SMS has one of the three main heroes a girl.
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    Off the top of my head. Those not mentioned.

    PS: Danger Girl, Misadventures of Tron Bonne

    Every single Puyo Pop game too.

    Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town [the girl version]
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    I thought of one not on the list!

    Threads of Fate. You can play as either a boy or girl (I think the girl's name is... Maya? But I'm not positive...)
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    Parasite Eve I & II
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    P.N. 03
    Resident Evil Code Veronica and 4
    Still Life
    Enter the Matrix
    Rumble Roses
    Dead or Alive Volleyball
    Ghost Manor
    Eternal Darkness
    Darkened Skye

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    Jenna Jameson Strip Poker TV Game:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Jenna-Jameson-St...QQcmdZViewItem

    that is so cool.

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