9 Most Annoying Video Game Sidekicks

9. Slippy Toad (Starfox 64)


Maybe if Fox McCloud's bufonidae buddy didn't nearly get shot down by popcorn mooks within the first ten seconds of Starfox 64, a generation of N64 spacecraft pilots might be more forgiving. After all, the toady technician comes good during later missions, fitting Fox out with the slow-but-sturdy Blue Marine on Aquas, not to mention a hovering tank.

Even Slippy's teammates can't seem to stand him, with the squad's resident wisecrack Falco Lombardi reserving most of his opprobrium for his amphibious wing-man - though he's just as likely to need rescuing ('G-diffuser' my eye).

Still, at least Falco has the good grace to not wail like an overly theatric banshee every time he flies straight into a bullet. Sometimes, it's best just to let Slippy perish and continue the war in peace.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.