Top 10 Sidekicks in Gaming

#4- Luigi (Mario Anthology)


luigiAny list consisting of famous video game number twos would be remiss without our green pal from Nintendo’s corner. Luigi is the definition of “shadow” character; Mario is always the character that gets the glory. Luigi, however, deserves to have his due recognition. While seemingly every title has Mario’s name, there are Luigi-centric games such as New Super Luigi Brothers and Luigi’s Mansion. While these titles serve their purpose, I believe it is not enough for our taller, skinnier friend. Luigi was my go-to character in New Super Mario Bros DS, and was my number 2 fighter in Super Smash Bros Brawl. I think we can all agree that Luigi lacks his rightful 15 minutes of fame, so here they are. In this article. At the number #4 slot… *sigh*. To learn more about the story of Luigi, I’ve embedded a very interesting video that is sure to fascinate viewers.

#3- Walt (Valiant Hearts)

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Humans are blessed to have the undying loyalty of the canine species. I think we have all had a loving connection with a dog at some point or another; this connection is embodied perfectly in Valiant Hearts. While the tale of the First Great War is a harrowing one, Walt’s persistent friendliness offers a comforting respite in the face of grave danger. Emile can give orders to Walt in order to ensure each other’s survival; indeed, it is a symbiotic relationship that perpetuates both pure survival as well as emotional survival; they needed each other to get through the war. I won’t spoil the moving story, but the ending only cements the bond that the two share. Walt is easily one of the most touching characters in gaming, and Valiant Hearts: The Great War did both gamers and dog lovers alike a great service by introducing them to Walt.

Caleb has been playing games since he was born... in the middle of the PlayStation 1 Era. Despite his young age, he enjoys all sorts of games from all sorts of eras, but he does prefer the PlayStation brand over everything else. Eager to talk about games to anyone and everyone who will listen, Caleb is excited to be a part of the HPP team! You can find him on twitter @caleb4tribe. Favorite games include: Persona 4 Golden, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Portal 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3.

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