In honor of Women’s History Month, Nintendo has blessed our eyeballs with some Rosie the Riveter-style posters that feature the iconic, powerful, and charming ladies of Nintendo’s long history. And much like how Rosie inspired a generation, these ladies continue to bring inspiration to gamers young and old, year after year. We hope you enjoy these awesome posters as much as we do!
Along with these posters - which were sent in a press email - Nintendo gave a short tidbit about what makes each of these ladies so marvelous:
- In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Princess Zelda was actually a tough and spunky captain of a ragtag group of pirates. Tetra saves Link from Ganondorf’s clutches, and later helps Link defeat Ganondorf for good to save the world.
- Toadette is a recurring Toad character in the Mario series. These days, she’s a plucky treasure-hunter in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, who puts on a brave face to find rare goodies and save Captain Toad from the monstrous and greedy bird, Wingo. And can I just say it? Nintendo has successfully made a character cuter than Toad. Not an easy task!
- Bayonetta is a sassy and incredibly stylish witch with pistol-stilettos and a vendetta against the armies of angels and demons that hunt her. She’s a force to be reckoned with, an ally to her best friend and fellow witch Jeanne and doesn’t take flak from anybody.
- Rosalina is an interstellar observer, protector of the Lumas, and friend to Mario in Super Mario Galaxy. She is mother to the Lumas, who are little star-like creatures capable of becoming new galaxies! Rosalina is also quite a handful in the latest Super Smash Bros.
- Lucina is an unwavering warrior with a strong sense of justice and commitment to her family. Her power, determination and wisdom gained from watching the destruction of her world are priceless strengths as one of Fire Emblem: Awakening’s many playable female protagonists. And if you haven’t play Fire Emblem: Awakening, stop reading this and go bury your face into arguably the best 3DS game to date!
- Samus Aran shocked the video game world at the end of the original Metroid game by revealing her gender and changing the way we think about video game characters in the process. Video game protagonists need not be male in order to be strong. Samus is a space bounty hunter in an armored suit, outfitted with a powerful blaster on the arm and extreme heat resistance.
- Bombette is a Bob-omb who joins Mario on his quest in the original Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. As a member of Mario’s diverse team of fighters, she has an explosive fighting style and isn’t afraid to get physical with her body slam and powerful bomb attacks.
So there it is. Seeing how we give so much attention to Mario and the gang, it’s easy to forget how deep the Nintendo roster is and how many of those characters are female.
Speaking of a deep roster, are there any characters that you feel should’ve made the list? Let us know in the comments and who knows, maybe we’ll write a little something about them!