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

Videogames can be a lonely pursuit, but having the likes of this little lot around makes them less so, whether they're pulling your "ass" out of the fire, telling you where to go to avoid a Covenant ambush or retrieving the ducks you've just blown to kingdom come with a lighter.

Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 1992)

Miles “Tails” Prower first accompanied Sonic on his second ever Mega Drive outing, either controllable by a second player or simply under the guidance of the game’s AI. The young fox’s twin tails allow him to fly helicopter style, carrying Sonic out of danger, and while he’s hardly the most nuanced or interesting of characters, his long-time association with Sonic puts him above the likes of Knuckles.