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I recently watched this Inside Gaming episode that did a feature on the best dogs in video games. Whilst I agreed with some, I disagreed with others! So here's the HarlanTV take on the Top 5 dogs in video games!
1) Lesser Dog - Undertale
First up is a dog from (IMO) one of the best video games of all time, Undertale. Lesser Dog is an NPC that crops up as the player progresses through Snowdin Forrest. This adorable pup is a member of the Royal Guard, and sports a sword and shield. But somehow that just makes the little fella look even cuter. What's great about Lesser dog is how you interact with it, if you choose to pet the dog, his neck grows. And if you keep petting it, his head grows off the screen in excitement. Lesser Dog is a good dog.
2) K.K. Slider - Animal Crossing
I dare you to find me a cooler dog than K.K. Slider. A guitar playing, knowledge spitting groove hound who chills all day in Animal Crossing. More recently the dude has expanded is musical skills to DJ'ing in Club LOL in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Tunes aside, K.K.Slider has some pretty strong thoughts on capitalism: “Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free.”. I'm already looking forward to see how K.K. will pop up in Animal Crossing New Horizons, he's certain to have some sweet new jams. K.K. Slider is a good dog.
3) All Dogs - Nintendogs
I like to think that at Nintendo so dude was like "you know what people like? Dogs. Petting them, playing with them. Just, dogs", and thus began development of Nintendogs. This adorable game series now has installments featuring Chihuahuas, Labradors, Dachshunds and even Shiba Inu's. Name me a more iconic video game series than that?? Okay maybe don't. Nintendogs offers the modern, time-poor gamer with a way of owning, training and petting their very own dog, and I'll be damned if you don't like the game. All Nintendogs are good dogs.
4) General Pepper - StarFox
Some dogs do tricks, some dogs look cute, some dogs run fast. This one commands the Cornerian Army and works with a mercenary squad of elite fighter pilots known as StarFox. Awww. Seriously though this badass has been through the mill, seen his forces overrun by the Androssian Army and fought during the Aparoid Invasion. All whilst being a cool ass dog. Seriously though if I was going to choose a dog to be my commander, it would be General Pepper all day long. General Pepper is a good dog.
5) Sam - Sam & Max
Sam & Max Hit The Road was a classic adventure game from when LucasArts was in its prime. A game I definitely recommend. And what's better, one the key characters is a damn dog detective. Sam, is a cool, level heading freelance police detective solving crimes with his hot headed partner Max. Sam loves his ice-cream and carries around a huge revolver. Ya know, like most dogs do. He also has a way with words leading to one of my favourite quotes: "Holy jumping mother o' god in a side-car with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib! We're on our way!". Sam is a good dog.
There you have it, my top 5 dogs in video games. Disagree with any of them? Well SCREW YOU THEY ARE GOOD DOGS. Nah, I'm joking, drop a comment below and let me know who I should have included!