List of fictional rodents in video games

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This List of fictional rodents in video games is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and list of fictional rodents articles. This is a collection of various notable rodent characters that appear in various video games including beavers, chipmunks, gophers, guinea pigs, marmots, prairie dogs and porcupines plus the extinct prehistoric species (such as Rugosodon).

Beavers[edit]

Name Game Notes
Chip[Note 1] Animal Crossing A special beaver villager who runs the town fishing tournament at regular intervals.
Gnawty Donkey Kong Country Recurring enemies throughout the Donkey Kong Country series. Also appear in much larger form as bosses known as Very Gnawty and Really Gnawty.
Joustin' Beaver Joustin' Beaver Main character and parody of singer Justin Bieber, which resulted in a back-and-forth legal battle between Beiber and the title's publisher in 2012.[1]
Sharky the Beaver Sharky the Beaver Title character from the augmented reality app for the Sphero robotic ball peripheral.[2]
Sweetooths Viva Piñata A beaver species of piñata that can visit the player's garden.[3]

Hamsters[edit]

Name Game Notes
Chip Virtua Hamster Player character from cancelled Sega 32X title that travels through a series of tubes via a skateboard and rocket pack.[4]
Hamster villagers Animal Crossing: New Leaf A potential villager species that may inhabit the player's town.[5]
Jogurt[Note 2] Shining Force Small hamster-like creature who wears a large metal helmet. Considered a "joke character" who remains perpetually weak even after joining the player's group.[6]
Minsc Tiny Brains A blue hamster and one of the game's four playable characters. Used as a lab experiment by humans, he has the unique ability to create solid platforms in midair.[7]
Newton Flying Hamster Player character who flies using a propeller made from a leaf shoot to rescue his girlfriend Sookie from a giant eagle.[8]
Rick the Hamster Kirby's Dream Land 2 One of Kirby's animal companions. Able to jump up walls and carry Kirby on his back.[9]
The Hamsters Hamster Monogatari 64 Focus of the Japanese Hamster Monogatari pet-raising simulation series by Culture Brain.

Mice[edit]

Name Game Notes
Agent Squeak Spy Mouse Secret agent mouse who must use to stealth to obtain as much cheese as possible while avoiding enemy cats.[10]
Apollo Sneakers Main character. A white mouse who must team up with his fellow rodents Bonnie, Brutus, Watt, and Pete to save Bonnie's brother Tiki from a group of rats.[11]
Chuchus ChuChu Rocket! Small white mice with blue ears that the player must guide to their rocket while avoiding space cats to complete each stage.[12]
Hanpan[Note 3] Wild Arms A sapient "Wind mouse" companion to one of the main characters, Jack Van Burace. Helps his companion by providing advice and remotely interacting with objects.[13]
Happy and Rappy Mappy Kids The sons of Mappy, titular character of his own game, they are mice who must travel to meet their future wife and eventually build her a house.[14]
K.O. the Mouse[Note 4] Little Samson One of the four playable characters trusted with artifacts known as the Magic Bells to defeat the Prince of Darkness. Can scale walls and lay bombs that explode after a brief moment.
Mappy Mappy The game's main character itself is a mouse. Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware, modified to support horizontal scrolling. The name "Mappy" is likely derived from mappo, a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman.
Maxie the Mouse Mouse Trap Hotel Player character who must travel from the basement to the penthouse suite in a hotel to meet his girlfriend.
Mia Mia's Big Adventure Collection She is a feisty and clever mouse who carries a skateboard in her backpack. She lives in the attic of an old Victorian house on Carrington Lane, where her family has lived for generations.[15]
Mouse Little Nemo: The Dream Master One of the animals Nemo can befriend by giving them candy. Able to walk up walls while Nemo rides its back wielding a mallet.[16]
Mouse Tribe Tunnel Tail Group of anthropomorphic mice banded together to fight a dark force called the Lumini. Led by Cezar, they include Ama, a female warrior, Dini, a mage, and Tolomi, an old sage.[17]
Mouse villagers Animal Crossing A potential villager species that may inhabit the player's town.
Mousemallows Viva Piñata A mouse species of piñata that can visit the player's garden.[18]
Mouser Super Mario Bros. 2 Also a recurring villain for cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
Ms. Mowz[Note 5] Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Small, round white mouse thief with a red mask and high heels. The game's only optional party member.
Oozy the Mouse Claymates A possible transformation for the main character, Clayton, after he collects a piece of grey clay.[19]
Pad Tiny Brains A lab mouse who acts as one of the game's four playable characters. Due to experimentation by humans, he has the ability to teleport and switch places with any object.[7]
Penelope Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves Anthropomorphic Dutch mouse machinist and pilot who often competes in international flying competitions under the alias "The Black Baron". She assists the Cooper gang as an RC vehicle specialist.
Pipsy Diddy Kong Racing A small yellow mouse who serves as one of the playable racers. Drives a pink kart that specializes in acceleration and handling.[20]
Skipsqueaks Super Mario 3D World Mouse-like enemies that appear in the Wii U game. Their name is a portmanteau of "skip" and "pipsqueak".
Spike Commandos 2: Men of Courage A trained mouse given to commando Paul "Lupin" Toledo by the Burmese Spiritual Leader which can be used to distract enemies so that the commandos can evade or incapacitate them.
The Mouse Crazy Mouse Blue mouse gourmand who must gather as much food as possible. Player character in the first Xbox Live Arcade game developed in China.[21]
The Mouse Mouse Trap Player character in the 1981 Pac-Man clone by Exidy. Can transform into a dog by eating a bone.[22]
The Mouse Rodent's Revenge Player character who must avoid cats while trapping them with moveable blocks.
The Squeaks[Note 6] Kirby: Squeak Squad Gang of mice who serve as the main antagonists. Led by Daroach,[Note 7] their members include Spinni,[Note 8] a ninja; Storo,[Note 9] the muscle; and Doc, the brains, as well as numerous underlings called Squeakers.[Note 10][23]
Tilo Ghost of a Tale Small anthropomorphic mouse minstrel who serves as the playable character and must travel through dungeons in a dark medieval setting.[24]
Transformice Transformice The playable characters of the multiplayer browser game. Have the ability to become shaman and help other mice obtain hard-to-reach cheese.[25]

Rats[edit]

Name Game Notes
Diego Funky Lab Rat Player character. A lab rat with the ability to pause and rewind time to help overcome obstacles and escape his experimenters.[26]
Ethan Ethan: Meteor Hunter An anthropomorphic rat who gained the ability to freeze time after exposure to a mysterious meteorite.[27]
Freya Crescent Final Fantasy IX Member of the Burmecian race of anthropomorphic rats. A Dragon Knight by trade, she is skilled with spears and took up a quest to find her lost love, Sir Fratley.
Jefferson and Washington Rat Attack! Main antagonists. A pair of rats who gained enhanced intelligence in a space shuttle experiment and seek to take over the world with an army of their brethren.[28]
Mercurio Armello Anthropomorphic brown rat and chosen hero of the Rat Clan.[29]
Ratonga EverQuest II Playable race of anthropomorphic rats who specialize in Scout or Mage class archetypes. Originally an evil-aligned group, they have since become neutral.[30]
Rhei Rat Brutal: Paws of Fury Anthropomorphic grey rat who fights using Thai Boxing style.[31]
Roadkill Comix Zone Pet of the main character, Sketch Turner, who aids him during the game by stunning enemies, pulling switches, and finding hidden items.[32]
Rocky Rodent Rocky Rodent Title character. A crazed punk rat who gains new abilities as he changes his hairstyle.[33]
Ronnie the Super Rat Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator Primary antagonist who wishes to create an army of super pests to take over the world.[34]
Slade[Note 11] Shining Force II A member of the Rat-Men tribe who joins the player's party first as a thief, and later an assassin.[35]
Twitch the Plague Rat League of Legends One of the game's playable champions. A sewer rat who was mutated to possess human-level intelligence following exposure to magic waste.[36]

Squirrels[edit]

Name Game Notes
Chatty Free Realms Flying squirrel mascot and spokesman who appeared in the game's television commercials and advertisements.[37]
Conker Diddy Kong Racing Protagonist and main character in the Conker series. In the newer games, Conker is a greedy, heavy drinking, red squirrel. Though highly materialistic and never afraid to insult, he always approaches new characters with a positive outlook. His adventures occur because he gets drunk and wanders in the opposite direction to his home. In Conker's Pocket Tales, he has to rescue his girlfriend, Berri, from the Evil Acorn; the same version of Conker appears in Diddy Kong Racing, where he is a playable character and that game marks his first appearance.
Flurl the Squirrel Donkey Kong Jungle Beat One of Donkey Kong's animal friends whose body can be used like a parachute to allow him to glide around and reach new areas.
Mr. Nutz Mr. Nutz An anthropomorphic red squirrel wearing shoes, gloves and a cap.
Ray the Flying Squirrel SegaSonic the Hedgehog A yellow flying squirrel. One of three playable characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series arcade game.
Squirrel Racers International Racing Squirrels Misbehaving squirrel foot racers from various countries who the player must manage throughout their careers.[38]
Squirrel villagers Animal Crossing Species type that includes several characters who may inhabit the player's town.
The Squirrel Nutjitsu Main character. A tan squirrel ninja who must use stealth to retrieve stolen acorns from kitsune samurai.[39]
The Squirrel Urban Space Squirrels Super-powered playable character who uses "antiparticle bombs" to propel him to higher surfaces, solve puzzles, and avoid obstacles.[40]
Skunny Hardnut Skunny: Back to the Forest Red squirrel title character of the Skunny series of platformers and kart racers. Sometimes joined by his girlfriend and fellow squirrel Rosie.[41]
Zero Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel Aero's rival from the previous games. A version for the Game Boy Advance was planned in 2003, but it was never released.[42]

Other[edit]

Name Species Game Notes
Globmeister the Gopher Gopher Claymates A possible transformation for the main character, Clayton, after he collects a piece of brown clay.[19]
Jimmy Lightning Gopher Peggle Brown gopher who provides players with a "multiball" power-up.[43]
Monty Mole Mole Wanted: Monty Mole He is a miner by trade and sports a monocle throughout the series, up until Impossamole, which features a completely different rendition of the character.
Peter Pack Rat Pack rat Peter Pack Rat A pack rat who risks his life to collect lots of stuff.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Notes
  1. ^ "Uomasa" (うおまさ) in the original Japanese version.
  2. ^ "Yogurt" in some English translations.
  3. ^ "Hanpen" (ハンペン) in the original Japanese version.
  4. ^ "Kou" (コウ) in the original Japanese version.
  5. ^ "Chuchurīna" (チュチュリーナ) in the original Japanese version.
  6. ^ "Dorotche Gang" (ドロッチェ団, Dorotche-dan) in the original Japanese version)
  7. ^ "Dorotche" (ドロッチェ) in the original Japanese version.
  8. ^ "Spin" (スピン) in the original Japanese version.
  9. ^ "Stron" (ストロン) in the original Japanese version.
  10. ^ "Chūrin" (チューリン) in the original Japanese version.
  11. ^ "Jippo" (ジッポ) in the original Japanese version.