Silly Scoundrels: Baby Bowser

When it comes to silly scoundrels in games, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Bowser family. Between Bowser and his clan of adopted Koopalings, and his son Bowser Jr., they’ve all gone to some ridiculous lengths to make trouble for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and other Mushroom Kingdom residents. One might…

Silly Scoundrels: Reaver

In counting Fable’s Reaver as a “silly scoundrel,” I will admit that I’m stretching the phrase’s definition a little. For Reaver, one of Fable‘s main characters in its second and third installments isn’t quite a foe, but neither is he a friend. He’s also not silly in a strict sense, but his penchant for flamboyance…

Silly Scoundrels: Bob the Killer Goldfish

When it comes to water-based wildlife, there are plenty of dangerous creatures from which to choose. Sharks jump first to mind, though some can be meaner than others. Jellyfish, while mesmerizing to a degree, should almost always be avoided. And it’s generally best to clear out of the paths of stingrays. Way, way, way down…

Silly Scoundrels: Conroy Bumpus

In the vast compendium of video game villains, some stand heads and shoulders above their competition. Unfortunately, this a problem for my first pick of the “Silly Scoundrels” lot, because, well, he’s rather…short: Mr. Conroy Bumpus. At first glance, Bumpus, the main antagonist of Sam & Max Hit the Road, may not appear all that…

Saluting our Favorite Silly Scoundrels!

As has become tradition, each April here at Virtual Bastion, we like to feature posts that celebrate the spirit of April Fool’s Day. In the past, we’ve covered everything from our favorite ridiculous characters, to April Fool’s-themed gaming pranks, to silly games and gaming moments. The theme we’ve chosen this year “Silly Scoundrels,” and oh,…