Comic books and video games are two things that have pretty much always been a part of my life. I honestly can’t see them ever not being here either. Over the years, many comic books have been given video games. But, I love the way that they have also been included in one off instances as well. Spawn was a surprising and welcomed addition in Soul Caliber. So, I got to thinking about what other cameos could be equally as awesome...
5 – Captain America in Wolfenstein. I love Cap and I'm not afraid to admit it. I also love the Wolfenstein games. Cap and killing Nazis goes together like peanut butter and jelly.
4 – Gambit in Magic: The Gathering Duel Of The Plainswalkers. 20 point fireball? No problem. Huge array of enemy creatures staring you down? Even less of a problem. Just cast the hero character of Mister LeBeau and he can blow up every card that stands against you.
3 – The Flash in Sonic The Hedgehog. The blue speedster has some red competition. I think Wally West West would be far more awesome than Sonic. Hey, we can even substitute Speedy for Tails while we're at it.
2 – Squirrel Girl in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. There is no MUA3 you say? Well, there should be. I loved those games. Making your own team was so great. It was a shame that one of their most awesome characters was not included in the first two. Hello, anyone in video game maker land listening? Make this happen!
1 – Aquaman in the original NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. I did it! I finally did it. I found a way to make Aquaman useful. You'd think turtles would be pretty adept at underwater navigation. But, this was not the case. That damn dam became the biggest arch-villain of my childhood. Call in Aquaman for an assist and those bombs can get diffused in no time flat. Then, he can go back to being absolutely useless. Let the record show that I am not without my charity. I actually portrayed Aquaman in a positive light.
So many video games and so many characters make for so many possibilities. I really wanted to include Superman on this list. But, after the debacle that is Superman 64, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. What ideas do my loyal readers have? I'm anxious to find out what other possibilities are out there.
9 – Deadpool in Saint's Row. Honestly, I don't even know where to start on this one. With a game that already has cameos by Rowdy Roddy Piper, Keith David and Burt Reynolds, it couldn't possibly get over the top, could it? Oh, yes it could, and it has. Among other things, I have five words for you to prove it, loyal readers; sex slave powered rickshaw races. The weapons are just as crazy. There's a phallic floppy purple bat, an exploding frog launcher, and a weapon comprised of multiple rifles, a rocket launcher, and a flamethrower appropriately named the 'Murica gun. Deadpool would fit right in. I wouldn't be surprised if all of this wasn't a Wade Wilson daydream anyway.
8 – Juggernaut in NFL Madden series. We Americans love our football. That's football, not futbol. Soccer? Pfft. Well, thanks to the film EuroTrip, many of us can recite the Manchester United fight song. *cough cough* There's just something about the smash-mouth violent style of football that we love. With his ability to bowl through just about anything without even losing speed, Cain Marko is hands down the ultimate fullback! Run, Forrest, Run!
7 – Black Widow in Assassin’s Creed. I almost included Batman on this one but, he doesn't like to kill. So, that would kind of make it an oxymoron. However, I could most certainly see Natasha Romanov stalking prey out and about in this series. Every entry in this series always tells a compelling story and I'd love to see what hers would be.