25. Pokemon Red and Blue
Release: 1996 (JP)/1998 (EU)
The game that started it all still holds up well today, it’s simplistic graphics and funky 8 bit music is loved by nostalgia fiends and core gamers all over the world.
24. The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
has it really been nearly 3 years? The latest home console Zelda games takes a realistic, yet much darker step and proves that the 10 year old forumla still works.
23. Mario Kart DS
Platform: DS (duuuh)
Mario Kart DS took the already perfect Mario Kart forumla and made it even more perfect. Excellent level and character selection and some great online features, surely the best in the series?
The greatest film License game ever? Perhaps. Goldeneye still looks and plays well even now, Invincibility, all guns and infinite ammo never gets old.
Not what you want to see when you come out the loo…
21. Lylat Wars
“Do a barrel roll” The pinnacle of the Starfox series, epic dogfights, incredible music and cheesy dialogue. Utter brilliance.
Wait til you see his true form…
20. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
It takes more a leaf from Generation 2’s book and improves the series. Better story, more monsters and the return of day and night. Huzzah!
Unfortunately, clean the dishes isn’t an option…
19. Perfect Dark
Takes Goldeneye, shoves it in a sci-fi setting and you have the greatest FPS ever made. Includes aliens called Elvis!
18. Resident Evil 4
The European boxart is better…
Shaking up the RE name, gone are the slow zombies and chilling atmosphere and in is an excellent action adventure. Worth it just to watch Leon die.
Recession hits Toni & Guy.
17. Conker’s Bad Fur Day
The funniest game ever made it maybe, but under it’s cutesy exterior is a vile, rude, dark and unfair platform adventure.
16. Super Smash Bros Melee
Takes the original and simply improves it in every conceivable way. More characters, more levels and Pichu.
15. Resident Evil
The GC re-make is the definitive RE game, scary, atmospheric and an utter delight.
The kissing booth is not what it used to be…
14. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
2D Zelda hit a high point here. Paralell worlds, rabbits and unforgivable difficulty. Oh and a great story to boot.
13. Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. 3 is the essential NES game, you can’t call yourself a platforming fan unless you’ve played this gem.
12. Jet Force Gemini
I think it’s all summed up here…
Pest control at it’s best!
11. The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The darkest and most original Zelda game in a long time, it’s beautiful, sinister, funny and horrifying. Absolutely essential.
I shall Consume….Consume EVERYTHING!!!