GameCola fans and writers describe their favorite (and sometimes least favorite) games of all time.
Steven Barnaby’s Top 10 Favorite Games
10. Spot Goes to Hollywood (SG): The totally kickin’ soundtrack of this Genesis mega-title really makes it seem like you’re right there in Hollywood, man. Even if you don’t like the gameplay (which you probably won’t, given how it sucks), you’ll rock out hardcore to the music!
9. PilotWings 64 (N64): Dude, you so can get shot out of a canon while playing this game. And — get this — you DON’T die! Wowwie! I haven’t experienced an experience so exhilarating since the time I got to drink my very first can of beer.
8. Monkey Island 4: Escape From Monkey Island (PS2): I’ll concede that the series kicked way more butt on the personal computer, but you’ve just got to give some mad ups to Guybrush Threepwood. This game would rank higher on this here list if it came with a mouse and didn’t use the cruddy control scheme that it does.
7. Ice Hockey (NES): I have yet to see the game of hockey so accurately represented in video game form since the NES’s Ice Hockey. Haha, only kidding! But seriously folks, it’s pretty fly how you can have an entire team of fat people, isn’t it?
6. Tekken 4 (PS2): Heh, I’m just all about the fourth game in series, aren’t I? I haven’t actually played any other games in the Tekken series, but my sister has informed me of their sucktitude, so I’ll trust her opinion. It would make sense for this to be thee best Tekken game, anyway — it is, after all, the most recent.
5. John Madden Football (SNES): Oh yeah, the very first Madden game. Not as complicated as latter ones in the series, which makes me happy. As a big, big plus, this game has the best version of the Atlanta Falcons that has ever existed.
4. Darius Twin (SNES): What a kewl shooter! You and a buddy fly through space in rocket ships shooting at stuff that’s shooting at you. It’s pretty difficult, but me and my closest friends enjoy Darius Twin a lot.
3. Clayfighter 63 1/3 (N64): The only fighting game that I like more than Tekken 4. The animated clay is so realistic that it gets me aroused, and the snowman is especially cool. Come on, why hasn’t there been a next-gen sequel to this utter classic yet?
2. Bad Dudes (NES): Okay, so I haven’t played this game yet, but my friend assures me that it’s “totally rawkin”, so I’ll take her word for it. In my opinion this is the grand-daddy of all RPGs, and I doubt any grandson has risen up to dethrone it as “phattest RPG” yet.
1. Mario Kart 64 (N64): The only N64 game that I still play today. I can play this game for hours on end, even by myself, without getting bored. Turtle shells are really fun. The only disappointing feature of this game is the lack of Super Nintendo’s Mario Kart’s jumping feather. That item was nifty.