nintendorable

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May 5, 2005

Best Ofs of the Moment
So historically (since 1993, actually) I've been keeping up with video game message boards...Usenet's "rec.games.video.classic" back in the day, and more recently the ones at AtariAge.com. One frequent type of question that comes up is "what are the best games for [INSERT SYSTEM HERE]?" I decided to finally assemble my answers to those questions in cut-and-pastable form, staring with Nintendo's four home consoles. Now, on the actual "BestOf Series" page you get descriptions about why I thought each one was so cool, but all that info wouldn't fit here.

NES SNES
Mega Man Series
Bionic Commando
Blaster Master
Metroid
SMB2
Zelda 2
Contra
Lifeforce
Solar Jetman
Micro Machines

Honorable Mentions: Smash TV / Archon / SMB3
Tetris Attack
Donkey Kong Country
Super Metroid
MicroMachines
StarFox
Super Mario Kart
Super Punch-Out
Smash TV
Rampart
Super Mario All-Stars

Honorable Mentions: F-Zero / Super Mario World / Pilotwings
N64 Gamecube
Super Smash Brothers
Mario Party 1 2 3
Mario Kart 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Battle Tanx / Battle Tanx: Global Assault
Rogue Squadron
StarFox 64
Pokemon Puzzle League
Space Station Silicon Valley
Blast Corps

Honorable Mentions: Super Mario 64 / Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Mario Tennis / Blitz 2000
Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader
Super Monkey Ball 1+2
Super Smash Bros Melee
Mario Kart Double Dash
Mario Power Tennis
Pac-Man Vs
Luigi's Mansion
WarioWare, Inc
Time Splitters 2
Metroid Prime

Honorable Mentions: StarFox: Armada / Zelda: The Wind Waker / Super Mario Sunshine


Article of the Moment
Clever Slate piece pointing out that Wikipedia, that online "anyone can contribute" encyclopedia, is essentially a real-life Hitchhiker's Guide: huge, nerdy, and imprecise. (Especially that bit where the Guide is edited by "any passing stranger who happened to wander into the empty offices on an afternoon and saw something worth doing.")

I'm not deeply into Wiki-culture, but sometimes when I want a subjective overview of a topic I'll put in "wikipedia" as a Google search term. (Maybe there's a more effecient way of searching Wikispace? I don't have a grasp of how things are setup in practice, if there's one Wikipedia or may or what.)