5 Worst Video Game Sidekicks Ever
#1 Every Sidekick Sonic Ever Had.
Our #1 pick for the worst video game sidekicks ever is more of a compilation based on the tradition we noticed in every new Sonic game. Sonic always gets a new, marketable sidekick, and this trend wore itself thin by the 2nd try. A fox with 2 tails named 'Tails' was bad enough, but then there was was a hedgehog with huge knuckles named 'Knuckles', then 'Big the Cat' and eventually 'Cream the Rabbit'. Even worse was how each character slowly distanced us from the speedy game play that Sonic the Hedgehog hooked us on so bad that we actually put up with these losers in the faint hope of capturing the original beauty of fun Sonic gave us so long ago.
Let's look a little closer at a few of these characters to see why they earned our #1 spot on the WORST sidekicks list.
Not only was this hedgehog psychotic and pink, but she annoyed us further with her delusional belief that she is Sonic’s girlfriend. She’s obnoxious beyond all recognition and serves no purpose other than to be annoying. It's no wonder Sonic won't date her! Her annoyingly awful voice made it worse, as if she was sent to make you hate the Sonic series.
Big the Cat:
Simply put, Big is retarded. I'm sorry but there is no other way to describe an obese cat whose only hobby is fishing. I mean, come on! Even his pet toad outsmarts him! Consistently, I might add. Sonic Adventure was already horrible enough of a game, and then Big the Cat comes in with a tedious, repetitive, and just plain boring fishing mini-game. Then he rubs salt on the wound with a ton of corny gimmicks,
Tails is not a bad character as far as things go. He's just utterly useless. He can never catch up with Sonic and when another player is using him in the game he tends to get lost way behind. He was the first of many useless characters that slowed the speed of gameplay, which defeats the purpose of playing a Sonic game.Why on Earth would you bring in a sidekick to a purposely frenetic title and make him much slower than the main character? Playing as Tails just puts you in a position trying to keep up with Sonic and you can't even take a loop without being severely disappointed…and probably dead.