10 Kick Ass Video Game Clowns


We here at Unreality enjoy the psychopathic clown.  It’s just so unusual.  Clowns scare the crap out of me whether or not they’re even intended to be scary.  And in recent years, video games have also turned to the clown to instill fear into its players.

But alas, remember something kids.  Those of us who were around back in the NES days, clowns did in fact exist.  They just weren’t so prevalent.

So with that in mind, I’ve taken a look at 10 historical video game clowns both old and new

Krusty The Clown – Krusty’s Super Fun House

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If I could make the sound of Krusty’s laugh come out in text I would.

Bonker – Clay Fighter

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Those teeth scare the crap out of me.

The Joker – Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Impossible to leave out the Joker.  What a badass.

Doink – WWF Wrestlemania

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Wait, isn’t that Beetlejuice?  Nope.  Doink.  What kind of name is that?  Sounds like a verb for sex.

Kick Man- Kick Man

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Oh come on.  He’s such a fun little guy I had to put him in here!

Kinky Pinky – Narc

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Another retro awesome clown, Kinky Pinky came out in 1988 and is a precursor to all the scary clowns you see in video games today.  Way to go Narc!

Adam the Clown:  Dead Rising

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If you play through the entirety of the game and never fight the chainsaw-juggling, fire-balloon blowing, roller-coaster hijiacking psycho clown, it can be argued that you didn’t really experience Dead Rising.

Insane Clown Posse:  Backyard Wrestling 2

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Wait, was I saying something?  The chick in the middle kind of distracted me.

Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal

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Flaming hair and an ice cream truck that fires explosive treats?  This could be the most iconic clown in video game history.

Mad Clown – Super Punch Out

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Kind of reminds me of The Revolting Blob in Billy Madison.  He just looks kind of funny doesn’t he?

  • Lagrange

    And I may add the hard to kill clown Oozo from The Day of The Tentacle.

  • Nattyb

    Nice call Lagrange

  • http://paul@unrealitymag.com Paul Tassi


    I miss Twisted Metal.

  • Nattyb

    Just looking at that guy is enough.


    I used to get bored and draw picture of Sweet Tooth all over my folders in class back in middle school. Not that stupid ass one from 3 & 4 either. The bad ass one from black was a complete bad ass.

    I only owned that game for the stories in it and I barely ever played the game.

  • Nattyb

    You mean you don’t still draw sweet tooth?

  • Madison

    Doink the Clown! Amazing…he had a little midget clown sidekick named Dink. I’m not kidding.

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  • Jim Marcus

    Man I haven’t played kickman in years! Wish my C64 monitor hadn’t died, I’d fire it up right now!

  • Internet Police

    Wait wtf how come there’s no Kefka here?

    You just lose one internet sir.

  • Dean

    WTF! No Circus Charlie? are you keeeeeding?

  • teabaggins

    Where the fuck is Fwank from Loaded series and why the fuck is ICP on the list? just being a clown in a game should not qualify if the game is just a cash grab on a terrible fad.

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  • Fnord

    You missed Kefka. You lose. Good day, sir!

  • juggla

    clown luv woop woop!

  • http://nanovornews.com nanovor

    They really need to make a new Twisted Metal game on PS3. That game would rock. I used to play multiplayer with friends all the time.

  • http://heidiekstrand.blogspot.com Heidi

    I would say that you forgot one of my favourite game clowns ever, from the old PC game Toonstruck, Spike the Clown
    (He shows up in the end of this trailer)
    He’s psychotic! =D

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  • Oscar

    Hey falto el clasico Payasito de Circus Charlie

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  • b0nz0

    And what about the killer clown in Broken Sword – The Shadow of the Templars?

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  • http://www.boysiq.com john

    i remember Ist clown video game was launched in india in 1998 when i was studing in school htp://www.boysiq.com/

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  • http://julian-lapis.livejournal.com/ Deviant Gentleman

    No Khan from Broken Sword? This list irritates me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Sylocat Sylocat

    No Kefka?

    BLASPHEMY! How could you leave out the most flat-out terrifying clown in the history of video games?

  • wow

    How could you make this list and not include Kefka from Final Fantasy 6?

  • http://www.hollandislive.nl Frank IsLive

    Where is the broken sword clown?