Friday, June 12, 2009

5 Suggested Titles: Part 2

1. Super Mario World (SNES)

If somehow you missed Super Mario World, then you must have been sleeping under a rock. This game is, in my humble opinion, easily the best of the Mario Adventures. Huge for its time, it incorporated the idea of secret exits as well as trying to find all of the paths in the game. So hugely addicting that I've can't even count how many times I've played through it.

2. NBA Live '04 (Gamecube)

Something about the feel of NBA Live '04 just fit better than most other NBA games. Namely, it managed to allow you to play defense in a way that seemed to work close to how a real NBA game would be played. Featuring Season mode as well as dynasty mode, this game was really just a joy to play. Add onto that a whole host of characters from the past (which even included Michael Jordan) that you could add to your team and you have a real winner.

3. X-Men: Children of the Atom (Arcade)

I used to play this game at an arcade, and to this day it stands as one of my favorite fighting game of all time. I especially loved getting to play as Iceman, as he is my favorite X-man of all time. The controls in this game were as tight as the controls in Street Fighter IV, and as an added bonus the characters were actually somewhat interesting. This game is worth a good hard look; it's a whole lot of fun.

4. Mortal Kombat II (SNES)

While most were applauding Street Fighter II for its superior graphics, and its tighter fighting style I was hard at work on Mortal Kombat II. Why, you ask? One word: Fatality. Sure, beating up someone is fun in any game, but it's just never quite the same as deep freezing them and shattering them into a bunch of tiny little pieces. I'd spend hours just trying to learn how to do the fatalities, and loved every single minute of it.

5. Medieval (Playstation)

Medieval was pretty clearly Sony's response to not having the awesomeness that was the Zelda franchise on its console. Medieval was no Zelda, certainly, but it was a pretty damn good sword game in its own right, with many, if not all, of the elements that made Zelda work. Medieval was a frighteningly good game with a great deal of humor mixed in with its horror. Again, this one is really worth checking out if you haven't played it yet.

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