Classic Video Game Heroines

I decided to make a small subsection dedicated to pre-Lara Croft heroines of gaming.

Princess Leia from RETURN OF THE JEDI (Atari, Sept. 1984)

Princess Kurumi from NINJA PRINCESS (Sega, March 1985)

Time Gal(Reika Kirishima) from TIME GAL (Taito, 1985)

Onna Sanshirou from ONNA SANSHIROU-TYPHOON GAL (Taito, 1985)

Kissy and Takky from BARADUKE (Namco, July 1985)
Clarice (the Driver) from CITY CONNECTION(Jaleco, July 1985)

Ptolemy the Witch from FAIRYLAND STORY(Taito, July 1985)

Thyra from GAUNTLET(Atari, Oct. 1985)

Gaea from GALACTIC WARRIORS(Konami, Nov. 1985)

Flashgal from FLASHGAL (Sega, Nov. 1985)

Acha from TOY POP(Namco, April 1986)
Mary from QUARTET (Sega, April 1986)

Amatelass from SEI SENSHI AMATELASS (Nichibutsu, June 1986)

Princess Ki from THE RETURN OF ISHTAR (Namco, July 1986)

Momoko from MOMOKO 120% (Jaleco, 1986)

Athena from ATHENA (SNK, 1986)

Athena Asayima from PSYCHO SOLDIER (SNK, 1986)

Samus Aran from METROID (Nintendo, Aug. 1986-)

Valkyrie from VALKYRIE NO BōKEN(Namco,Aug 1986)

Sayo Chan from KIKI KAIKAI (Taito, Sept. 1986)

Al Tiana from SPACE HUNTER (Kotobuki(Kemco), Sept. 1986)

Michelle Heart from 
LEGENDARY WINGS (Capcom, Nov. 1986)

Yūko Asou from VALIS (Telenet, Dec. 1986-)

Crew of the Star Leaf from 
GALL FORCE (HAL Laboratory, Dec. 1986)

Layla from LAYLA(dbSOFT, Dec. 1986)

Lucia from 
THE WING of MADOOLA (Sunsoft, Dec. 1986)

Tiat Young from DARIUS(Taito, Feb. 1987)

Labryna from DARK ADVENTURE/DEVIL WORLD(Konami, May 1987)

Nina from SABOTEUR II:Avenging Angel(Durrell Software, 1987)

Mary from ALIEN SYNDROME (Sega, 1987)

Anmitsu from ANMITSU HIME(Sega, July 1987)
(remade as Alex Kidd: High-Tech World)

Wendy & Razor from MANIAC MANSION (Lucasfilm Games,  Oct. 1987)

Alis from PHANTASY STAR(Sega, Dec. 1987)

The Guardian from GUARDIC LEGEND (Compile, Feb. 1988)

Shardan from SWORD OF SODAN (Discovery Software,Innerprise, 1988,1991)

Lucia from 
PSYCHO WORLD (Hertz, 1988)
(remade as Psychic World, Sanritsu, 1991)

Hundra from HUNDRA(Zeus, 1988)

Alice from 
MARCHEN MAZE (Namco, July 1988)

Princess Rosella from 
KING'S QUEST IV (Sierra, Sept. 1988)

Annie Larris, Melissa China & Leslie Bennet
(Lucasfilm, Oct. 1988)
Princess Purapril from 
WONDERBOY III: Monster's Lair 
(Westone,Sega, Nov. 1988)

Nei, Amy, Anna and Shir from PHANTASY STAR II (Sega, March 1989)

Valkyrie from VALKYRIE NO DENSETSU (Namco, April 1989)

Tyris Flare from GOLDEN AXE(Sega, May 1989)

Carol from LASER GHOST (Sega, 1989)

Maria from GHOST LION (Kemco, July 1989)

Laura Bow from LAURA BOW 1 & 2(Sierra,Oct. 1989 &'92)

Ellinor from ALESTE 2 (Compile(for MSX2), Nov. 1989)
(and Aleste sequels)

Hiromi Tengenji from BURNING FORCE (Namco, Nov. 1989)

Belle Vogato from DANGEROUS SEED (Tose, Dec. 1989)

Tam and Rit from ROD LAND(Jaleco, April 1990)

Mieu,Lena,Thea,Thea,Sari,Laya,Kara,Gwyn from PHANTASY STAR III(Sega, April 1990)

Karen from ALIEN STORM (Sega, May 1990)

Kagerow from NINJA COMBAT (Alpha Denshi, July 1990)

Kaede from SHADOW OF THE NINJA (Natsume, Aug. 1990)

Ayame from SHADOW BLASTERS (Cyclone Sytem,Sigma Enterprises, Aug 1990)

Aretha from ARETHA(Japan Art Media Co., Nov. 1990)

Leila from ROLLING THUNDER 2 (Namco, Dec. 1990)

Zana Keene from ARROW FLASH (Sega, Dec. 1990)

Doropi from MAGICAL DOROPI (Vic Tokai, Dec. 1990)

Yui Mizuhara & Ran Ryuzaki from BATTLE GOLFER YUI (Santos, Feb. 1991)

Chun-Li from STREET FIGHTER II(Capcom, Feb. 1991)

Pyra Myst from SHINING IN THE DARKNESS (Climax Entertainment,Sonic! Software Planning, March 1991)

Mania & Maria from BATTLE MANIA (Vik Tokai, 1991)

Amazoness from DEATH BLADE/MUTANT FIGHTER(Data East, 1991)

Mel from PuLiRuLa (Taito, 1991)

Diana and Erin from ARCUS ODYSSEY(Wolf Team, June 1991)

Cotton from FANTASTIC NIGHT DREAMS:Cotton (Success, 1991)

Nova from ACROBAT MISSION (UPL, July 1991)

Blaze from STREETS OF RAGE (Sega, Aug. 1991-)

Annet Myer from EL VIENTO (Wolf Team, Sept. 1991)

Iris of Arliel from CRYSTAL WARRIORS(Sega, Dec. 1991)

Popful Mail from POPFUL MAIL (Falcom, Dec. 1991)
(remade in 1994 by SIMS and HuneX)

[Goddess' Birth] (IGS, Dec. 1991)

Alisia from ALISIA DRAGOON (Game Arts,Gainax, March 1992)

Tao,Mae,Khris,Anri,Diane,Alef from SHINING FORCE (Climax Entertainment,Camelot Software Planning, March 1992)

Rayar Dragon from NINJA COMMANDO (Alpha Denshi, May 1992)

Jennifer Capriati from JENNIFER CAPRIATI TENNIS (System Sacom, June 1992)

Shannon from EX-MUTANTS (Malibu Interactive, 1992)

Rosa Felmonde from
UNDERCOVER COPS (Irem, July 1992)

Felry Carnihum from VARTH (Capcom, July 1992)

Lucia from GLEY LANCER (Masaya, July 1992)

Reayon from DEADLY MOVES/POWER ATHLETE (System Vision, Aug. 1992)

Sonya Blade from MORTAL KOMBAT(Midway, Aug. 1992)

Friday from LANDSTALKER (Climax, Oct. 1992)

Sonette,Cynthia, Sylvia, Julie, Minto from SHINING FORCE GAIDEN (Sonic!Software Planning, Dec. 1992)

Tanya from GUARDIANS OF THE 'HOOD (Atari, Dec. 1992)

Ranma (in girl form) from RANMA ½ [series] (NCS,Irem,Atalier Double etc., Dec. 1992-)

Kitana & Mileena from MORTAL KOMBAT II (Midway,April 1993)

Natasha,Dawn,May,Sarah from SHINING FORCE GAIDEN II (Sonic!Software Planning, June 1993)

Julie from ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBORS (LucasArts, July 1993)
The Huntress from BLADES OF VENGEANCE (Beam Software, 1993)

Liz from WIZ 'n LIZ:The Frantic Wabbit Wescue (Raising Hell Productions,Krisalis Software 1993)
Sarah,May,Karna,Janet,Taya,Sheela from SHINING FORCE 2 (Sonic!Software Planning, Oct. 1993)

Rika, Alys, Demi & Kyra from PHANTASY STAR IV(Sega,Dec 1993)

Grace Nakamura from GABRIEL KNIGHT 1,2 & 3 (Sierra, Dec. 1993, June 1995, Nov. 1999)

Shadow Yamato & Jetta Maxx from ETERNAL CHAMPIONS (Sega, Dec. 1993)

Asha from WONDERBOY V /MONSTER WORLD IV  (Westone, April 1994)
RAYFORCE (Taito, 1994)

'Player 2' from ZED BLADE (NMK, 1994)

Sheena from CONTRA:HARD CORPS (Konami, Aug. 1994)

Mirage from RED ZONE (Zyrinx, Nov. 1994)

Lady from LADYSTALKER[Landstalker 2] (Climax Entertainment, April 1995)

Natasha,Dawn,May,Sarah from SHINING FORCE GAIDEN:Final Conflict (Sonic!Software Planning, June 1995)

Iria from HYPER IRIA (Crowd,Zeiram Project, Oct 1995)

Nikki from PANDEMONIUM! (Toys for Bob/Crystal Dynamics, Oct. 1996)