GameCola fans and writers describe their favorite (and sometimes least favorite) games of all time.
Brian Wolf’s Top 10 Favorite Games
10. The Bouncer (PS2): While some may initially find this appealing for its excellent graphics and voice acting, most experienced gamers disregard it as short and bland. Compared with other fighting games, the options within The Bouncer are quite limited, I will admit that. I have had countless hours of entertainment busting on my friends with the unsurpassed skill of Dominique Cross, and for me, she makes the game.
9. Super Mario Kart (SNES): This game should not be absent on anyone’s list of favorite games. As a fledgling SNES gamer, this game brought happiness into my heart. At first I thought of giving this spot to Turtles in Time (which was still a sweet game), but opted instead for the best Kart racer of all. Quite simply it blows the pants of any *cough* Diddy Kong *cough* other kart racing games out there…
8. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN): Excellent multiplayer game, tons of options, super cool characters. All very good qualities for a game to have. I like this game, a lot. There are three very specific reasons I hate this game and they are: Pichu, Pichu, and Pichu. Try playing a team of ski-goggle clad level 9 Pichus… For all who have witnessed the wrath, have pity on those who attempt it.
7. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES): Instant classic, I mean who hasn’t played this game… It’s just pure genius.
6. GoldenEye (N64): What better way is there to enjoy killing your friends with guns and knives without going to jail? Quite simply there is none. And the good thing about this game, is that you could see what you were shooting at, unlike other FPS’s that would appear on the market at a later date…
5. Secret of Mana (SNES): Time flows like a river, and history repeats. The introduction of Secret of Mana alludes to the awesomeness of the game. I dare say the ONLY multiplayer RPG to win my heart. Actually I’m fairly sure it was THE only multiplayer RPG… ever. What the hell is a Sprite? Male, female, other?
4. Super Metroid (SNES): The game that introduced me to Samus Aran. Wow, what a kick ass suit. It shoots lasers? Woooow. MISSILES! Damn, wall jumping is impossible… SAMUS is a GIRL?! Now that I am older I realize how cool that is.
3. Chrono Trigger (SNES): Super duper game. Nothing about this game is even remotely close to bad, or even OK. It’s all amazing. Time travel, a diverse cast of characters, and Marle all by herself make this game amazing. For anyone who’s ever played it. the return of Chrono on Death Peak is a very emotional moment, and few games are good enough to draw that response out of gamers.
2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES): I played the first Zelda, and dabbled in the second, but my love for the franchise didn’t explode until this game. This made me fully realize the beauty of the land of Hyrule. In my youth I remember me and my dad playing this game, trying to get that last damn pendant. The acquisition of the Master Sword is also quite a triumphant feeling… but you’re not even half done the game! All of a sudden you are drawn into the dark world where even more adventures await. If that doesn’t make you want to go out and play this game… I don’t know what will.
1. Final Fantasy VI (III) (SNES): My love for this game goes beyond words. For a time in my life there was nothing I would rather do than sit down with Terra, Edgar, Locke, and the rest of the gang and hunt Imperial scum. Magitek armor, kefka’s goddamn chuckle, and Edgar’s crazy womanizing still stay fresh in my memory. For those of you that started with VII… you missed out. If there is one game I play with my son, it will be this. Along with the nine above it… but mostly just this.