The most obvious example of a game sidekick is, of course, Luigi. He comes from humble roots, having been little more than a palette swap of Mario to facilitate the two player mode in the older games. He has since gone on to develop his own nervous personality and set of abilities. In fact, he has been thrust into the spotlight plenty of times, and the Luigi’s Mansion franchise has become one of my favorites of all time.
Now we just need his rival, Waluigi, to see a little bit of the love that Luigi has received. Which is why gamers, in a callback to the “Year of Luigi,” often request a “Year of Waluigi.”