Video-game heroes may seem like savage, heartless killers, but they're driven by the purest of emotions: love. Let's explore 20 of the most passionate moments in retro gaming that tingle the cockles of your heart.
Final Fight: Cody shares a special moment with Jessica just minutes after he threw a man on a wheelchair out of a window of the tallest building in Metro City.
Ninja Gaiden: Ryu Hayabusa is about to find out why Irene Lew goes by the codename "Sea Swallow."
The Addams Family: Love can be scary sometimes but not as much as Gomez and Morticia Addams.
Street Fighter 2: Eliza's affection for Ken knows no bounds…literally. The blonde beauty follows her man to Thailand because she misses him so much. How she got there remains a mystery.
Adventures of Lolo 2: Lala kisses Lolo. Lolo is a hairy egg. Lala is kissing a hairy egg.
Double Dragon 2: The Revenge: The Lee brothers love Marian so much they fight each other to the death for her. She'll stay with whoever wins. Slut….
Kung-Fu Master: Thomas went through a conga line of leg-humpers to save Silvia only to enjoy happiness for a little while? I wonder what the "bad" ending is like.
The Revenge of Shinobi: Joe Musashi saves his bride, Naoko, from "the Boss" (best villain name ever) just in time to contemplate the sunset.
Altered Beast: Athena gets sandwiched between Zeus and a centurion wolfman. Bestiality and incest in a single screenshot.
Super Adventure Island 2: At first glance it looks like Tina is insulting Master Higgins but she isn't. Notice that her hands are not visible. Now, read her quote again….
The quest for poontang continues on page two.
Donkey Kong: Mario jumps over flaming barrels and battles a 600-pound gorilla to save Pauline, the only woman in his life.
Super Mario All-Stars: Princess Peach sucks on the mustachioed plumber's face after he defeats King Koopa. What ever happened to Pauline? Mario is such a player.
Aladdin: Jasmine and Aladdin reach a whole new world of ecstasy when they make sweet love 10,000 feet above Agrabah. Did they forget that the magic carpet is alive?
The Adventures of Bayou Billy: Billy slips another shrimp on the barbie (Annabelle) for you.
Earthworm Jim 2: Princess What's-Her-Name has a birth defect that makes her look human, but Jim sees past the ugliness and falls in love with the insect lady. Kind of gross when you think about it.
Toki: The human-turned-ape-turned-human headbutts Princess Miho in a sign of both affection and ownership.
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers: Mai Shiranui's dream of becoming Andy Bogard's wife finally comes true. Should we tell her it actually is a dream?
Ghouls 'n Ghosts: Arthur embraces Princess Prin Prin while wearing a fully-soaked pair of boxer shorts. Let's hope it's just sweat.
Prince of Persia: The prince discovers that the rumors floating around the kingdom are true: The Sultan's daughter doesn't wear panties.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Aww…April gives Donatello a big smooch on the noggin for rescuing her from the evil Shredder. Wait…what?