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Top 10 Game Sidekicks

Here's our roundup of the best sidekicks in the gaming world!

Beano Team
Last Updated:  October 2nd 2016

1. Luigi (Super Mario Bros)

There is no bigger Player Two than the lean-mean-green plumber Luigi! Starting as a simple colour swap of his brother, he developed his own high-jumping, slip-sliding skillset. There’s no beating this Super Mario Bro, bro!

2. Robin (Batman)

Batman is probably the best superhero ever, so Robin has a strong claim to best sidekick ever. Appearing in nearly every Batman game ever released, The Boy Wonder is the best!

3. Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog)

When you’re the world’s fastest hedgehog, who would be your best friend? Why, a two-tailed helicopter fox of course! In real life, foxes eat hedgehogs, but Tails always has Sonic’s back.

4. Yoshi (Super Mario Bros)

Yoshi has been giving Mario a lift ever since the plumber was a baby. Whenever Mario needs a boost, Yoshi is there! Now, if Mario could stop dropping Yoshi into pits…

5. Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)

This little monkey is nuts! More than Donkey Kong’s sidekick, Diddy is DK’s “in-training video-game star” apprentice. Following DK is tough, but Diddy is almost ready to be the big banana.

6. Rueben (Minecraft)

In Minecraft Story Mode, Reuben is more than Jesse’s pet pig. He’s his best friend. After all, how many pigs do you know that would dress up as the Ender Dragon? That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

7. Clank (Ratchet and Clank)

If you were building the best robot sidekick, you’d probably build Clank! Teaming up with Ratchet after escaping his factory, Ratchet couldn’t have saved the galaxy without Clank’s gizmos.

8. Kazooie (Banjo and Kazoie)

Would you like a bird in your backpack? Banjo’s best buddy is always there to help him dash, fly and slam his way to defeating the evil Gruntilda. Plus, he’s always ready to toot his own horn.

9. Pikachu (Pokémon)

Though every single Pokémon could make a great sidekick, Pikachu is the most famous for a reason. Constantly by your side in Yellow Edition, Pika power is the best power-up!

10. Crazy Dave (Plants Vs. Zombies)

When the zombies are at your door, what you need is a green-thumbed friend with a pot on his head. Fighting zombies with plants is a crazy idea, but Crazy Dave is mad enough to make it work! 

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