Hattrick’s Top 10 Favorite Games for 10/10/10
You are probably going to find quite a few “top ten” lists today – on 10/10/10. I thought I would throw my list in as well. Call me a bandwagon jumper, or call me relevant. Either way, you will find my top 10 favorite games posted below. These are games that I keep going back to over the years, the games that have given me great memories, and the games that stand the test of time in my book. These are the games that, if necessary, I could continue playing from here on out.
While there are other games that I really enjoy, I obviously had to narrow it down to ten. Also, I am sure your list is different. There are many games that are great, but I never had a chance to play them, so they could not make the list. Because of this, I would love to hear your top ten. Please share in the comments.
10. Pokemon (any handheld version)
I have not always been a big Pokemon fan, but the 2 versions I own have given me hours of enjoyment. Not to mention, they still have many more hours to go. If I had the choice, though, I would probably go with SoulSilver, though.
9. Super Street Fighter II (SNES, Wii VC)
I am a big fighting game fan. The big reason is because I love arcades, and one of my favorite games to play at an arcade is Street Fighter. While there are many different versions, Super Street Fighter II holds a special place in my heart.
8. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
I love platformers, and I really enjoy Mario games, so there had to be at least one Mario title on the list. Granted, it was hard to narrow it down, but Galaxy 2 ended up being the Mario of choice. It is a fun game, it looks wonderful, and it still presents a great challenge.
7. Clubhouse Games (DS)
With 42 board/card/recreational games built into one small cartridge, it is hard to go wrong with Clubhouse Games. In fact, there were many months that this was the only game I would carry around with me in my Nintendo DS. Multiplayer makes it even better.
6. Star Fox 64 (N64, Wii VC)
Like Mario, I am a big fan of Star Fox. By far, the game that I enjoyed the most was Star Fox 64. In fact, it might be the game that I have beaten the most of any other game. It does not matter how many times I play it, I still enjoy every moment of it. Top it off with a multiplayer dogfight, and you will have a great time.
5. Tetris (multiple platforms)
When it comes to puzzle games, there is one that definitely rises to the top for me. It is the game that got me hooked to the genre back in the GameBoy days, and it still has me hooked to this day. Whether I am trying to beat my own top score or playing against a friend, there is always time for Tetris.
4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
While there have been three versions, Brawl offers the most options, has the most characters, and is just pure fun. The only reason it is not first or second on the list has to do with how I play it most of the time – multiplayer. It is not too often when I sit down to play Smash Bros. by myself.
3. NBA JAM (SNES, Wii)
I am very excited that NBA JAM came back. In fact, I am so excited that I cannot decide what version I like better. Therefore, both the original and the newest version are tied for the third spot on my list. I could spend hours playing, and I have on quite a few occasions.
2. Galaga (Arcade, Wii VC)
Like I said earlier, I really enjoy a trip to the arcade. While there, most of my time will be spent in front of a Galaga machine. Galaga is probably the game that I have bought the most through the years. At one time, I had a mobile phone, Game Boy Advance, and Wii Virtual Console versions of the game. It is a pure retro arcade shooter, and that could keep me busy for hours. I only wish I could afford an actual Galaga arcade cabinet.
1. Mario Kart (multiple platforms)
There are few games that I could play all day, and still want to play the next day. Mario Kart is definitely that type of game for me. While there have been several versions, I would have to say my favorites, today, are probably the Wii and DS versions. However, I could just as easily go old school. Therefore, the entire series places first. Whether multiplayer or facing computer racers, Mario Kart is my favorite game.