The Daily Five: Dynamic Duos
Batman and Robin may be the Dynamic Duo in comic books and animation, but that never really translated well to the video game world. Sure, there was the SNES game based on the animated show, and Robin did make an appearance in Batman: Arkham City, but they never really felt like the Dynamic Duo of video games. However, there are some famous duos out there in Video Game Land that do an amazing job filling their shows. That’s why today Stealthy Box is counting down some of our favorite video game duos!
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first…
Mario and Luigi
It is almost impossible to make a list of famous video game pairings without talking about this pair of plumbers, who have been working together since attempting to clear turtles, crabs, and flies out of that sewer system back in 1983. Since then, they have grown moderately more famous over the years, but they have (almost) always stuck together. Luigi is even such a great partner that he is willing to put his life (lives?) on the line to save Mario’s girlfriend!
The brothers have always made time to do things together, such as visiting exotic locales like the Beanbean Kingdom, traveling back in time, finally getting the inside story on the arch-nemesis Bowser, and even sharing their dreams (at least Luigi’s) with each other. Even if Mario finds himself traveling to distant galaxies, we can all be assured that Luigi will be there with him. That’s why the Mario Bros. will always be one of the prime pixelated pairings.
Jak and Daxter
When a friendship can survive someone getting the other person turned into a weird otter and weasel combination, it can survive anything. Jak and Daxter are one of the all-time great duos just because how strong their friendship is. Jak tries as hard as he can to find a way to return his buddy to his original form. Daxter, as nothing more than a small furry creature, manages to break Jak out of prison. They are there for each other through thick and thin, no matter how much of a smart aleck Daxter is and no matter how broody Jak becomes. Always destined to be at the forefront of PlayStation duos, don’t be surprised when Jak and Daxter make their long-awaited return in an original game on the PlayStation 4.
Ratchet and Clank
Possibly the only headlining duo in the PlayStation lineup that could top the last pairing is Ratchet and Clank. They originally come together in a partnership of convenience, but soon find themselves close friends as well as allies. Really, despite the thick layers of humor and action, the Ratchet & Clank franchise is a story about two lonely beings: One is the last of his kind and the other the only of his, both finding their place in the universe through the bond they share.
It seems strange to think of such a hilarious and over the top game series being so sentimental, but it really is, especially when players get to the Ratchet & Clank Future games on PlayStation 3. The two form a powerhouse when they are together, and they’ll go across the universe to save each other when they are separated. Ratchet and Clank still have one adventure left on the PS3 with Into the Nexus, but will hopefully find their way to the PlayStation 4 very soon.
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