Joe DeLia of TheGameReviews writes: "The age of the mascot has passed. Well, not really, as the fuzzy, tude-filled creatures of old have simply been replaced by the steroid-packing, tude-filled soldiers of today. But there was something special about the 16-bit era, when every company that could throw a few programmers into a dark, dingy room was pumping out their version of Mario or Sonic. While some Genesis and SNES creations - like Starfox and, uh, Starfox - managed to survive, most of these mid-90s abominations will only be remembered by the few unfortunate souls who received them as gifts from confused grandparents who thought that they had bought them a Mario tape. Here are the ten worst mascots of the 16-bit era."