Blogger Blitz: Black Sheep – Sign Up for a Competitive Blogging Event!

Calling All Bloggers, Calling All Bloggers! Adventure Rules is holding their 2nd Blogger Blitz competition and this time, the video game villains are ready to participate! This was a great experience last year and helped me launch my Memoirs of A Villain Posts! I encourage all bloggers to participate as a competitor or judge. Take a look at the rules below and goodluck!

Adventure Rules

Greetings, fight fans, and welcome to the sign-ups for the second annual Blogger Blitz competition. This year is all about changing things up from the original Blogger Blitz. Like infamous sequels such as Super Mario Bros 2, The Adventures of Link, Fire Emblem Gaiden, and more, we’re changing the game from the formula that put the competition on the map in the first place. As such, this year’s tournament is subtitled Black Sheep. This week, we’re gathering together the bloggers who wish to become a part of Black Sheep and make it a reality.

Here are the basics. Blogger Blitz is a single-elimination tournament where eight competitors (or possibly eight pairs of competitors) will sponsor a character from a video game, specifically a villain. Black Sheep is all about the bad guys! These villains will then compete in wacky events, events that this year were designed based on

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Video Game Challenge Backlog- Days 12-18.

Happy Monday Players! This past week has been super busy with work, editing my first book and 2 of my friends BOTH had their babies. Needless to say I was crazy busy which is why there were no updates on the 30 day Video Game Challenge! No worries, I will be compiliing a few of my answers together until life slows back down. Here are the responses that I have missed! Power Up Players for the Day 12- 18 answers!

 

Day 12: What is the hardest game that you have played? Why was it hard?

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Dark Souls III is probably the hardest. I think the controls are weird, with the pauses between combos. I went into that game not having played the first 2 and I was under the impression that the motions are fluid like in Fable. I was wrong. The constant dodging and parrying are not my idea of fun. I like all out attack so this wasn’t the game for me. Granted I didn’t try too hard, I was just annoyed by the motions… camera angles too.

 

Day 13: Do you have a favorite video game villain?

Bowser

Bowser! I love Bowser and he is my video game villain of choice. I’m on the side of Bowser because I think Peach is playing both sides… just saying lol.

 

Day 14: You jump down Mario’s Warp Pipe, where do you end up?

mario kart1I’m taking from IgnitedMoth and her answer. I would probably end up in Mario 64 or Mario Kart! Actually, I wouldn’t mind ending up in the Wave Race game too. Being able to race on jet skis would be awesome.

 

Day 15: What is your favorite video game Power-Up?

I don’t think I have a favorite but I would love to score a pair of Sonic’s Speed Shoes! Being able to quickly outrun any and everything would help out tremendously in sports lol. I also wouldn’t mind the 3 red shells that revolve around you. The red shells are probably my favorite Mario item to use because they’re heat seeking and can devastate your enemies.

 

Day 16: What’s your favorite party game?

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Mario Party is always a great game to play with friends. That or you can lose friends by playing Mario Kart lol.

 

Day 17: What is your favorite handheld system?

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Gameboy Advance is my favorite handheld system.

 

Day 18: Do video games have a meaning to you? Why do you play?

Yes. I played during my childhood because games were super fun and we could play when it was raining outside (you know when kids played outside lol). I left video games during middle school and some of highschool until I found that playing games made me less stress. I use video games as a way to connect with friends, unwind and de-stress from the pressures of life. When I need to get my mind of off something or just relax after a stressful week, video games are the best remedy.

 

Those were some of my responses to the challenge. What are yours? What’s the hardest game that you have played? Where would Mario’s Warp Pipe bring you? Who’s your favorite video game villain? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

 

Video Game Challenge: Day 11- Video Game Memories!

Happy Monday Players! Welcome to Day #11 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we talked about some of our favorite childhood videogames! Click here to see which games made the list!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 8 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge! Don’t forget, It’s E3 week! Look out for some E3 related posts throughout the week.

Today’s Question:

Day 11: Which video game has the best memories?

 

Mario Party 4 –

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In High School my brother would host LAN parties where his friends would come over and they would play video games. I was rarely included because, you know I was a girl and my brother didn’t want his little sister hanging around (teenagers am I right?). Everything changed when I bought Mario Party 4 for my Gamecube. Somehow this all male bonding night turned into a party with my friends and his playing Mario Party 4, Mario Kart and other games. I have great memories of being invited to play other games with my brother and his friends but it all stemmed from the Mario Party 4 game. My friend Nicole and I would always play in a team like mentality, targeting the boys and stealing their Stars which I like to refer to as “Taking It to Boo,” but we would never touch each others belongings. We were out to prove a point.., Girls Rule and Boys drool lol.

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From here we were invited to the fighting games like Dead or Alive 5 and racing games like Need For Speed Underground. It was a fantastic experience and everyone knew that Friday nights were spent at my house with good friends, pizza and video games!

Tomorrow’s Questions:

Day 12: What is the hardest game that you have played? Why was it hard?

 

Which video games gave you the best memories? Have you ever hosted or attended a LAN party? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 9 &10

Happy Sunday and E3 Day Players! This weekend is going to be busy so I am combining the questions for Days 9 & 10!

Day 9: What is your favorite childhood video game title?

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I guess this question is based on what age I consider my childhood. I remember countless times playing Super Mario Brothers with my brother and having a great time. It’s the only game that I felt confident in playing as a child. With Super Mario Bros my brother and I would pick either Mario and Luigi and then take turns trying to beat each level. I was a sneak and when my brother would leave the room to use the restroom or get food I would play his level haha.

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If we move to middle school I would probably pick Pokemon Snap for the N64 as I played that game for HOURS trying to get great shots of Pokemon. Afterwards I would take my memory card to Blockbuster (remember them) and print out the photos as the Pokemon Snap Kiosk. There was and still is a fascination with taking pictures of Pokemon and looking for those secret locations and being semi-cruel and pushing Charmeleon into a lava pit so that he would evolve into Charizard haha, gasing the bushes to make bulbasaurs jump out… Now that I think about it, there were some sketchy situations with pokemon snap lol.

galaga

If I were thinking about the arcade, I would go with Galaga. This game is super addicting and when I visit arcades or places with old school arcade machines, I have to give Galaga at least 1 turn. In Galaga you are a spaceship that has to shoot the creatures and dodge projectiles. Each level the number of enemies and difficulty increases.

What are your favorite childhood games? Should we notify PETA about the Pokemon Snap Game? Let’s talk childhood favorites!

 

Day 10: What childhood video game would you recommend and why?

 

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Yesterday we talked about the different childhood video games. If I had to recommend 1, I would recommend Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This game was amazing in terms of the multiplayer action and stages that you had to go through. You could be in the sewers, on the streets or in Shredder’s lair tackling members of the Foot Clan, Mutants or Shredder himself. I loved the variation in the stages where you were walking, running or even skateboarding through the levels. All the while you had to dodge attacks, trample enemies and keep your health bar up by eating pizza slices.

 

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 11: Which video game has the best memories?

 

Which childhood game would you recommend? Have you played the old school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the Super Nintendo? Let’s talk childhood games!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 8 – Video Game Pets!

Happy Friday Players! Welcome to Day #8 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we planned a bank heist with some partners! Click here to see who we chose!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 8 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today’s Question:

What’s your favorite videogame pet?

 

Riley –

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The video game pet that I am selecting comes from the Call of Duty franchise. In Call of Duty Ghosts that released in 20  , you would receive a guard dog to play with who was also included in the story. Riley is her name and she is my favorite video game pet! Riley is loveable, protective and will have your back in any situation, what more could you want from this beautiful German Shepard?

 

Yoshi-

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Yoshi from the Mario series came to mind as an awesome pet. The problem is that I now see Yoshi as more than a companion or dinosaur that you can ride on and force to eat Koopas. With the launch of iconic video games like Mario Party, Mario Golf and Yoshi’s Islands, Yoshi has become a staple playable character. Because he has transcended his role as a mount in the Super Mario Bros. days, Yoshi is no longer considered a pet in my mind.

 

Chaos –

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The Chaos from Sonic Adventure Battle 2 would be a great option for favorite pet. In the game you can visit the Chao Gardens and raise Chaos to be anything you want! It gives a new meaning to the phrase “You can be whatever you want to be!” During missions, each character can collect up to 10 items to bring back to the Chaos Garden. Each item will have buffs in a specific area like strength, swimming and flying. These items increase your Chaos level and you can use them in races or tournaments against other Chaos. You can even send the Chaos to school to learn unique talents. Chaos are awesome and while they are pets, I consider them more like children that each character will raise lol.

 

Chomp –

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One pet that I would love to have is Chomp from the Mario series. Chomp is the giant chained dog that looks like a bowling ball. Can you imagin the amount of protection you would have if Chomp was at your side? He’s fast, strong and dangerous to anyone that’s an enemy. You could also ride Chomp around and have a great day of bonding with your dog.

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 9: What is your favorite childhood video game title?

Those are my favorite video game pets, what are yours? Do you consider Chaos children? When’s the next Yoshi game coming out? Let’s talk video game pets!

 

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 7, We’re Robbing A Bank!

Day 7: You’re in a Western video game and need to rob the bank, which video game character will be your partner?

Listen team… your mission should you choose to accept it is to assist me with robbing the bank! Upon successful completion we will split the take and go our separate ways. Are you in?

 

Sombra: I’m in.

Walugi: Waluigi’s the winner!

 

Yea, that sounds about right. My name is Luna and I’m a fugitive. I’m on the run from some very vile people who think that they are the only ones who can make the rules… AND BREAK THEM. But this story isn’t about me… it’s about the bank in Blackwater that is said to hold over 3 million dollars in cash and gold. The life of a fugitive is costly with our weapon repairs and need to always spend dough at the card tables. Link is one of the bounty hunters on to me and we must strike before he has a chance to stop us.

The Team: The upside of being an outlaw is that you can easily find others to help you rob a bank. I’ve found 2 great helpers: Sombra and Waluigi.

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Sombra is an expert in stealth and hacking abilities. She will be able to get us into the safe undetected so that we can unload the cash. She’s pretty handy with a pistol in case we have a shootout with the Sherrif. Yes, I realize she’d probably be better at robbing a modern bank with her hacking abilities, but I still have faith in her with the Western bank!

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Waluigi… well let’s face it… he’s the distraction. While Sombra and I are loading up the getaway vehicle, Waluigi will be tasked with watching the perimeter… then a cleverly planted alarm on his back pocket will sound forcing everyone to converge on his position. By the time Waluigi is captured, me and Sombra will be out of dodge and heading to safety. No worries, I will be sure to put some money on Waluigi’s jail account. I’m pretty sure his brother Wario will find a way to break him out anyway… I just really need a distraction haha.

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 8: What’s your favorite video game pet?

Who would you use to rob a bank? How much time do you think Waluigi will be facing? Let’s talk partners in crime!

 

-Luna 🙂

Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 6 – Favorite Games!

Happy Wednesay Players! Welcome to Day #6 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday a sneaky fence sold some of the video game worlds best weapons! Click here to find out which weapons were selected!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 6 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today we are tackling a question that is most likely in ALL video game challenges:

What is your favorite game?

 

I always have a hard time answering these questions because my interest in game change from time to time. So… I have a few games listed that are or have been my favorite at one time or another. Most of these titles may not be a surprise to you

 

Tropico 5 –

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Tropico 5 is probably my current favorite game that I am playing right now. Tropico 5 is a civilization building game where you are the President of a small island. You start in the Colonial Era where you are dependant on a larger country to extend your mandates and provide some financial assistance. You develop your island and progress through the Eras with increasing difficulty. Obstacles you may face are pirates raiding your island, hostiles, drought, disasters, military coups and rebel uprisings just to name a few. You have to balance your leadership with the well being of your people and make money in the process. It’s a great economic tool and you literally control EVERYTHING! Even how much your citizens are making! It’s super fun and super addicting!

 

Gears of War –

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Gears of War has made my list of Favorite Game before. This was one of my first Xbox 360 games and really the first time I engaged in the Online Multiplayer World (aside from Unreal Tournament). Following the Cogs and Locusts in their battle for supremacy, shotgunning enemies, using the torque bow to tag them and watch them explode. It’s gorey, but it’s great! Gears of War will always make my list of “Favorite Games.” I rant more about Gears of War here!

 

Modern Warfare 2

 

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Call of Duty was a passion of mines for a longgggg time. The very first midnight release that I’ve attended was the Modern Warfare 2 release. This is by far my favorite Call of Duty game of all time and of course had to make the list. I rant and rave about this and other COD titles in my Ranking’s Post. You can review them by clicking here!

 

Mario Kart –

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Mario Kart is a staple in many millenials’ lifetime. The original Mario Kart was fun but my favorite is Mario Kart 64. The Nintendo 64 is probably my favorite console of all time. MArio Kart 64 is sooo much fun and to this day I can play it for hours with my brother and friends. I would use Yoshi or Daisy if Yoshi isn’t available to rain down havok on the other karters. Favorite Stages are Wario Stadium, Bowser’s Castle and Koopa Troopa Beach!

 

Fable –

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I’ve ranted and raved about Fable many, many times. This is one of my favorite video games of all time. I loved the story, decision making system and abilities in this world. You can read more about my times with Fable by clicking here!

 

Civilization Revolution –

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Civ Rev is the strategy game by Sid Meier created for Xbox 360. It was my first experience with the Civilization games and I had so much fun playing it. Funny enough, I started playing the demo with a friend just to pass the time and fell in love with the series. Now I’m playing Civ V and Civ VI on PC and Civ Rev was the starting part in this adventure.

 

Oblivion-

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Finally to round out my favorite games Oblivion has to make the list. Oblivion was one of the 1st single player story games that I was able to play on Xbox 360. I was immersed in the world of Oblivion operating as a member of the Fighter’s Guild, Thieves Guild, Mages Guild and Dark Brotherhood while not losing my standing with any of my comrades. It was a great game and has truly made me appreciate RPG’s.

 

Those are my favorite video games! What are yours? Let’s talk favorites!

 

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 5- Best Weapons!

Welcome Ladies, Gentlemen and Creatures to the Replay Thrift Shop & Emporium! Today we are featuring some of the greatest video game weapons from realms across the video game universe.

Choosing the right video game weapon can get you out of sticky situations. Whether you’re looking for a weapon to protect yourself, to slow down your friends or to just have fun, you can’t go wrong with some of the options I have procured on my video game travels.

Energy Sword from the Halo Franchise –

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If I’m going into a battle, I’d love to have the Energy Sword from Halo. This One-Hitter-Quitter weapon comes equipped with a jump and speed boost when using the weapon. Icons such as the Arbiter and Master Chief have mastered and elevated the Energy Sword in their battles. Taking home this sword will make you the most powerful and formittable character!

 

FLUDD –

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This pretty contraption hasn’t been used since 2002. I found this relic on an island battered and worn by the sun. After a few repairs and spitshine, I was able to restore the Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device once used by that famous plumber that we know and love, Mario in his Mario Sunshine days. The FLUDD is great for cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning, but you can also use the device to fly! That’s right, point the hose at the floor and you can seamlessly fly over obstacles. You can protect the planet from pollution and protect your feet from hurting with this nifty device.

 

Red Shell, Fire Flower and Star –

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Speaking of that plumber, I was also able to procure a Red Shell, Fire Flower and a rare Super Star from a vault beneath Peach’s Castle. Yes, I had to sneak passed a few guards and shimmy up a window seal, but the finds in this bundle was worth it! First I opened up a Question Mark Block and this beautiful Red Shell appeared. I know you fine players will have use for a shell that heat seeks the player in front of you.

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I’ve traveled the world and viewed exotic wildlife but the next treasure in this vault was something that took even my breath away. A rare Fire Flower! This beauty will allow you to become a fireball shooting fiend. The effects of this flower will last until you are wounded in battle so shoot wisely!

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The 3rd item found in the vault almost eluded me. I was packing up the shell and flower when a painting on the wall caught my eye. It was a Super Star painting, quite normal looking in fact. That is until I shone my flashlight over it and revealed the sparkles in the painting. That’s no ordinary paint. I reached into the painting and pulled out the authentic Super Star. Even touching it seemed to build me up with confidence and strength. I was skeptical about letting this one go, but rest assured your invincibility will come in handy on your many adventures… for a price that is. Keep in mind that this weapon ,while awesome, has a short life span so use it wisely.

 

Alright, that’s all of the products I have for today’s auction! Let’s open the phone lines and let the bidding begin! For the right price you can take home one of these priceless relics that will sure aid you in your next adventure. Who’s ready to bargain!

 

Which video game weapons would you choose? Would you make a bid for any of the items on sale? Thoughts on 5 finger discounted weapons? Let’s talk video games!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Video Game Challenge: Day 4 – Toughest Bosses!

Happy Monday Players! It’s Day #4 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we talked about our favorite sidekicks and Tails took home the crown!  Click here to read the nominees!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 2 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today’s Question:

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

There have been plenty of tough bosses in the realm of video games. My first experience with the Dark Souls franchise quickly showed me that the world is a horrible and dark place for gamers lol.

Scorpion Robotnik-

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I remember playing Sonic Spinball as a kid and getting to the Scorpion Robotnik boss. I was sooo angry because I could never beat him. I’d either  die from the poison he would spray or fall all the way back down to the beginning of the level. As a kid this really made me mad because I couldn’t beat it so I did the only thing I could think of.. I called my older brother to beat the level for me lol. Sure enough Kenny made it easy by jumping inside of the Scorpion Robotnik and hitting him in the core. Pretty soon the boss’s tail broke off and it was a matter of time before I was propelled to the next section.

 

Elite Four Pokemon Fire Red –

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The Elite Four were hard for me to beat in my youth. I would try and beat them without using any revives or portions which didn’t work out too well in the beginning.

 

Jack of Blades-

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Jack of Blades in Fable was a boss that took me a while to beat. WithFable, you can’t move as fast as you would want so when you are in the midst of a combination move, the only thing to do is try to dodge if you miss your target. I would miss and get chopped up by Jack forcing me to rethink my strategies.

 

The boss I’m selecting for the hardest in my gaming career has to be Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat 2.

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Fighting games are super fun but I have to admit that I am not good at them. When you are facing the final boss in Mortal Kombat 2, I choked and could never beat him. As with previous mentions, I simply passed the controller to my brother who finished off the villain for me. I think my problem is that as a kid I used to just press buttons to find out how to do moves. I would remember the pattern of buttons that I would press and those would be my default moves. I never took the time to go to practice or exercise modes which show you the moves list. As I got older, I started going through the tedious task and became better at fighting games. If I can take on Shao Kahn now, I’m sure I would be the victor!

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 5: If you can have a video game weapon, which would you choose?

 

What was the toughest boss that you had to face? Have you ever beaten them? Am I the only one passing the controller to my brother lol? Let’s talk video game bosses!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 3 – Favorite Sidekicks!

Happy Sunday Players! Welcome to Day #3 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we visited our Favorite Video Game Worlds and a few places made my list. Want to know where I’d live? Click here to find out!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 3 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today’s Question:

Who is your favorite video game sidekick?

 

Sidekicks to me are great additions to any story or video game. Holding a similar place in my heart as villains. Notable sidekicks like Daffy Duck, Tom from Tom & Jerry and Donald Duck have always been my favorites. But what about video game sidekicks?

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Diddy Kong is a sidekick that made a name for himself. Following behind his famous Dad Donkey Kong, Diddy was inserted into games where he is the secondary character. Currently, my friend Emily is playing Donkey Kong Country on the SNES Classic. Diddy has climbed the ranks and started starring in his own titles, most notably, Diddy Kong Racing. While Diddy is a great candidate, he is not my favorite video game sidekick.

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Miles “ Tails” Prower is my favorite video game sidekick of all time. Tails is amazing, he can fly, he’s kind and he’s super smart. My first encounter with Tails happened in Sonic 2 where you could play with the two-tailed fox. I really loved having Tails as the sidekick and longed to play with him alone. Low and behold Sonic and Tails allowed me to do just that with playing with Tails, Sonic or both characters. A good sidekick has the main protagonists back, provides assistance when needed and can always be called upon to help. Tails has definitely gotten Sonic out of sticky situations and his willingness to stay by his friend’s side, earns him the spot as my favorite video game sidekick!

 

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

 

Who are your favorite video game sidekicks? What sidekicks do you like in general? Let’s talk video game sidekicks!

-Luna 🙂