We’re all used to playing as the big strong guy in most video games, but there are some games where one has to play as a small hero. But never underestimate these character’s abilities. Here is a list of some small video game characters that can definitely pack a punch.
Kirby is an interesting character. On the outside, a cute pink bubble looking creature, on the inside he’s an enemy eating, killing machine. He has the ability to inhale his enemies and feed off of their energy to gain new abilities. Say you’re walking down the block showing off your basketball skills when all of a sudden Kirby comes out of nowhere and eats you. Now Kirby is just as good as you were in basketball.
Megaman might be a small guy but where he doesn’t pack a punch, he packs a cannon. His franchise has been around since 1987, first landing on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The story behind the character is that he is an android. He was created in a lab to be an assistant for Dr. Light. Megaman was also known as Rockman. When violent threats from Dr. Wily’s robotic army started arriving, Rock became Megaman in order to protect his city.
Ness is a little boy from the game Earthbound, released in 1994 for the NES. He might look like a regular kid at first, but Ness possesses psychic abilities. He is visited by a time-traveling alien named Buzz Buzz, who tells him he is the chosen one to defeat an evil alien force named Giygas, that destroys all of reality in the future. Just make sure he doesn’t catch you thinking bad about him.
The Ice Climbers were made popular when Super Smash Bros came out. But their history doesn’t start there. Their first game released in 1985 for the NES, PC-88, Sharp X1, Arcade, FDS, and e-Reader. Player 1 controlled Popo, a boy Eskimo wearing blue and the second player controlled Nana, a girl Eskimo wearing pink. Both little ones were equipped with nothing more than a huge mallet. Imagine getting whacked in the head by one of these guys. Not fun.
Viewtiful Joe is the only new character on the list. His first game was released for the Nintendo Gamecube, later on being released for the Playstation 2. Viewtiful Joe is an actor working on a movie set. His girlfriend gets kidnapped by an evil man. Joe is guided by Captain Blue to track down his girlfriend through a world divided between film and reality. With fast beat-em up moves and mach speed, this is definitely a little guy you don’t want to mess with.