The video game industry is full of stars. Stars like Mario, Zelda, Mega Man, Sonic, Ratchet and countless others have warmed their way into our gaming hearts over the ages. As with any medium these top performers are accented by a myriad of talent that sometimes get lost in the crowd. They are the sidekicks of video gaming. Sometimes they’ll be awarded their own spin-off title that garners them adoration from the masses, but other times they’re left in the background and only used to make others’ stars shine brighter. Today, let's celebrate a handful of these lesser celebrated heroes.