25 best video game sidekicks ever

Who can you rely on to have your back in some of history's most famous games? These guys and gals, that's who

Luigi (Mario Bros, 1983)

Almost always in his more famous brother’s shadow, Luigi is one of the gaming world’s great nearly men – usually available only to player two as an alternative version of Mario. However, there are times when he comes to the fore – such as the Luigi’s Mansion titles – and steps up to rescue his sibling, making him an increasingly interesting character in his own right.

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