1. a close friend.
2. a confederate or assistant.
EX. "Legend of Zelda's Link has had many sidekicks assist in his quests over the years."
The Legend of Zelda series has been around for over over 25 years and has ingrained itself as not only one of the flagship franchises of Nintendo or one of the beloved creations of video game creative genius Shigeru Miyamoto (as well as Takashi Tezuka), but as the golden standard of adventure puzzle-platformers for over two decades. To say the Legend of Zelda is legendary is no overstatement. Lately, people have been doing a lot of videogame retrospectives and perhaps I am a little late to dedicating a full essay to one of my favorite franchises...so here goes nothing. Today's subject is Link's Sidekicks: A Retrospective.
LINK'S SIDEKICKS: A RETROSPECTIVE