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Four Video Game Characters Who Impacted Native American Representation

Native Americans, while underrepresented in video games, have impacted the industry since the beginning.


To commemorate National American Indian Heritage Month, we've compiled some of the most impactful Native American characters in the video gaming industry. Some you might recognize; others might be new to you.


Whomp'Em

Jaleco

American Release: March 1991


First released in Japan under the title Saiyūki World 2: Tenjōkai no Majin, the platform game drew inspiration from the Mega Man and Mario games.