So aside from the terrible (and lengthy) title, this article is dedicated to all those classic gaming titles we all know and love. Who could possibly forget Sonic Schoolhouse? Oh yeah, JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY.
Seriously, these ideas range from really stupid to awesome. Such forgotten titles shall be addressed; here are my Twelve Favorite (Insert Long Titles Here)
12. McDonald's LCD Sonic Toys
11.Mario & Wario
From the information our ever-so-accurate encyclopedia friend tells us, it's a puzzle game involving Mario blinded by various objects on his head, guided by a fairy to the end of a level.
I don't get it either.
While the game was released exclusively in Japan, it was in full English and even referenced in Pokemon Red and Blue, where by checking the SNES in Red's room, it states "A game with MARIO wearing a bucket on his head!"
10. Yoshi's Safari
This game is way to bad-ass for you pussies. Mario's got a freakin' gun, y'all. He gons shoot ya down!!!!
I won't do that again, I swear.
Basically Mario's response to Hogan's Alley or Duck Hunt, we ride upon our trusty steed and shoot down classic Mario enemies, such as Koopa Troopas and the classic Koopalings. The idea just baffles me. Why would you give Mario a freaking gun?! You wanna play a half-assed round of CoD? Then just freaking do it!
(Apologies to anyone who likes CoD. The only way I like it is with tartar sauce, thank you very much.)
9. Viewtiful Joe 2
8. Mortal Kombat
7. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
That's RACIST!", I can hear you shouting. To be honest, GTA is NOT my area of expertise by any means. So many times, though, I forget this game existed. Come on, it doesn't even follow the numbering code!
From what I know, it's basically a GTA adventure similar to the first two (remember those?), where you get a nice overhead view of all the action. Even so, it's gotten the highest score for any DS game (on average) and the PSP version is well-recieved too, but it just doesn't seem as famous (or should I say infamous?) as the other ones.
6. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
The game is often dubbed a "hidden gem". With better gameplay, graphics, and an ever-so-memorable soundtrack, it was buried into obscurity, surrounded by more beloved games such as Tetris and Super Mario Land.
While not as well-known as it's PC relative, Doom on the GameBoy Advance made a nic addition to the family.
4. Kingdom Hearts: Chain Memories
In actuality, though, the game is often forgotten. Directly following the PS2 release, while it was a commercial success, chances are that if there's a friend who loves Kingdom Hearts, they have never heard of this little gem.
Can you read this? Lucky you.
3. Ripening Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Bet you never thought I'd say that, did you?
This obscure Legend of Zelda spin-off is perhaps even stranger than the "Rocket Slime" series, and also, DEAR LORD, WHY DOES THIS EXIST!? Even odder is the fact that in the week of is release, it was in the top ten best-selling games. Why, Japan?
Apparently, this is a Japanese-excursive game (big shocker) in whic our hero of 35 years buys a picture book and gets... wait for it... sucked into it.... I can't make this shit up. Oh, and get this:
"A central gameplay element is the romantic communication with female characters. To complete the game, Tingle has to have some form of relationship with each of the five available girls. To raise the girl's affections, he must enter the "Love Push" mode, and attempt to raise their "love meters". He does this by giving them gifts, where each gift has a different effect on each girl." -excerpt from Zelda Wiki
He "attempts to raise his love meters." Tingle, dude, that's effing disgusting.
2. Freshly-Picked Tingle' Rosy Ruppeeland
Whaaaa? ANOTHER TINGLE GAME?!
Yep. Apparently Japan couldn't get enough of the glorified garden gnome and gave him another game, the third about him to be specific.
Arguably, this game could be considered more well-known because it was also released in Europe, but I think this game should be higher because, well, it sounds more interesting than a game glorifying a, err, "Love Meter". (Totally a euphemism.) The little information I have states that in the game, Tingle is given the oppurtunity to go to "Rupeeland", which might as well be the Walt Disney World of the Zelda-verse. Along his journey, he collects treasure and uses bodyguards to protect him..... Okay then....
1. Virtual Boy Wario Land
Or were they?
Wario Land is a rare exception. While others suffered through rounds of Nester's Funky Bowling, lucky (and pretty unlucky for actually buying the Virtual Boy) others got to play this obscure gem. This would probably be more loved had the Virtual Boy not been a complete disaster.