Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games – Antagonists

Ada Wong (Resident Evil, Capcom) Ada Wong has been one of Resident Evil’s more intriguing characters. Since her debut in RE2, Ada’s motivations have never been perfectly obvious or clear — she is the ideal “secret agent” in gaming. She also is very confident, capable and clever, rarely getting flustered or angry in her missions….

Femicom – Mama (Doki Doki Panic!)

Mama (Doki Doki Panic!) Release Date: July 10, 1987 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Format: Cartridge Role: Main Character (of four) Any Subsequent Appearances: No Introduction: Nintendo collaborated with Fuji Television for their “Yume Kōjō ’87 (Dream Factory ’87)” event by creating a unique game featuring the mascots. Inside a book lies the land of Muu, a…

Femicom – Honey (Takahashi Meijin no Bug-tte Honey)

Honey (Takahashi Meijin no Bug-tte Honey) Release Date: June 5, 1987 Developer: Hudson Soft Publisher: Hudson Soft Format: Cartridge Role: Main Character (Playable in Stage 1) Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: Honey Girl (Bug-tte Honey) first appeared in Hudson’s Adventure Island as a power-up granting Master Higgins/Takahashi Meijin invincibility, but her role was greatly expanded in…

Femicom – Yoko Misono (Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken), Hero (Seiken Psycho Calibur)

Yoko Misono (Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken) Release Date: April 24, 1987 (JP) Developer: Data East/Sakata SAS Publisher: Data East Format: Disc Role: Sidekick (Non-Playable) Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: Data East’s Tantei Jinguuji Saburou series has mostly been a Japanese-only affair, beginning here with Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken on the…

Site News: Impending Feature on Women Game Composers

So, with the Women’s March about to begin I wanted to announce a new feature series here at LVLS — a spotlight on 52 women composers in the video game industry. Each weekend I will post a brief bio and some samples of a composer’s work for the next 52 weeks, in the hope to…

Femicom – NES Games with Playable Female Characters, 1985 – 1994

Eventually I would have gotten such a list compiled by default, but thanks to some recent book acquisitions I am able to establish a definitive list of every NES game released in North America that had a female character as its primary protagonist. I am defining this as a woman/girl/female character that the developer deliberately…

Femicom – Peach (Other Appearances on the NES/Famicom)

With Peach’s (Princess Toadstool) debut and most notable appearance covered in their respective articles, I feel that she should have one last article detailing her other roles and cameos on the NES/Famicom. After all, Peach has gone on to be the most prominent woman in all of video games, appearing in more titles than any…

Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games Hub

Women in video games are increasing in number, and are now being written as more than plot devices or objectives to reach as a male avatar. The history of gender within the medium is one that interests me greatly, and this series of articles will discuss 50 of the best examples of breaking molds, conventions…