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My Top 200 Games of All Time...

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Well, after all these days of posting lists I finally came up with my top 200. I'm kinda throwing them out of nowhere but I already talked about most of them previously, so this is just for fun and to show what is the best of the best for me.

I will put it as a countdown from 200 to 1, each game with the system(s) I played it on. And not including 3DS games since I haven't accomodated them yet.

So here are two hundred awesome games, in my opinion of course.

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200. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS)
199. Mario Party 6 (GC)
198. Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA)
197. Mario Bros. (NES)
196. Mario Party DS (DS)
195. Tetris (NES)
194. Red Steel (WII)
193. Frogger (SNES)
192. Tetris Party (WII)
191. World of Goo (WII)

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190. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GC)
189. The Conduit (WII)
188. Mega Man (NES)
187. Kid Icarus (NES)
186. Dr. Mario (NES)
185. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
184. Soccer (NES)
183. Jett Rocket (WII)
182. Dr. Mario Online RX (WII)
181. The World Ends With You (DS)

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180. WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase (WII)
179. SoulCalibur Legends (WII)
178. FIFA Soccer 96 (SNES)
177. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010-2012 (X360/PS3)
176. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
175. FIFA Soccer 08-12 (WII)
174. ICO (PS2)
173. Metroid: Other M (WII)
172. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
171. FIFA Soccer 06 (GC)

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170. Mario Sports Mix (WII)
169. LIT (WII)
168. Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (GBA)
167. Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (GBA)
166. Excitebots: Trick Racing (WII)
165. Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
164. Vectorman (GEN)
163. Excitebike: World Rally (WII)
162. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
161. Diddy Kong Racing DS (DS)

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160. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS)
159. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (GEN)
158. Spyro: A Hero's Tail (XBOX)
157. Sonic Unleashed (WII)
156. Super Paper Mario (WII)
155. VVVVVV (MAC)
154. Need for Speed Carbon (WII)
153. Pokemon Snap (N64)
152. James Bond 007: NightFire (XBOX)
151. GoldenEye 007 (N64)

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150. WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
149. Sonic Rush (DS)
148. Sonic and the Secret Rings (WII)
147. Need for Speed Underground (GC/XBOX)
146. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC)
145. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3)
144. Mega Man 2 (NES)
143. Mega Man 10 (WII)
142. FIFA 07 Soccer (XBOX)
141. FIFA Soccer 09 (X360)

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140. Yoshi Touch & Go (DS)
139. Bomberman Blast (WII)
138. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (GBA)
137. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
136. FAST - Racing League (WII)
135. Pac-Man (NES)
134. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (WII)
133. Mario Party 8 (WII)
132. Mario Party (N64)
131. The Legend of Zelda (NES)

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130. Crash Tag Team Racing (GC)
129. Mario Power Tennis (GC)
128. Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)
127. FIFA Soccer 09 (DS)
126. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (WII)
125. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (GC)
124. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)
123. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
122. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (X360)
121. Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)

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120. F-Zero X (N64)
119. Star Fox Command (DS)
118. Mario Party 4 (GC)
117. Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO (GC)
116. Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)
115. Sonic Heroes (GC)
114. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
113. Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel (GBA)
112. Yoshi's Story (N64)
111. Sonic Riders (GC)

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110. Pokemon Stadium (N64)
109. Luigi's Mansion (GC)
108. Wii Sports (WII)
107. Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
106. Sega Soccer Slam (GC)
105. FIFA Soccer 2005 (GC)
104. FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 (GC)
103. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (X360)
102. Super Street Fighter IV (X360)
101. Mario Tennis (GBC)

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100. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (WII)
099. Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)
098. Wario Land 4 (GBA)
097. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
096. Castlevania (NES)
095. Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
094. WarioWare: Smooth Moves (WII)
093. Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS)
092. Need for Speed: Shift (X360)
091. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

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090. Crash Twinsanity (XBOX)
089. Resident Evil 5 (X360)
088. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (WII)
087. Final Fantasy (NES)
086. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)
085. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (WII)
084. F-Zero GX (GC)
083. Mario Party 5 (GC)
082. Red Steel 2 (WII)
081. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS)

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080. Yoshi's Island DS (DS)
079. Super Monkey Ball (GC)
078. Braid (X360)
077. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (X360)
076. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
075. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (GC)
074. Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
073. Mario Party 3 (N64)
072. FIFA Street (GC)
071. Kirby: Air Ride (GC)

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070. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
069. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
068. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
067. WarioWare D.I.Y. (DS)
066. Mario Tennis (N64)
065. Mass Effect (X360)
064. SoulCalibur IV (X360)
063. International Superstar Soccer '98 (N64)
062. Portal (MAC)
061. Dead Space (X360)

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060. Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 (DS)
059. F-Zero (SNES)
058. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (WII)
057. Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)
056. Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
055. Burnout Revenge (XBOX)
054. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
053. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
052. Mario Party 2 (N64)
051. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (WII)

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050. No More Heroes (WII)
049. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
048. SoulCalibur V (PS3)
047. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
046. Metroid (NES)
045. Wii Sports Resort (WII)
044. Pokemon Colosseum (GC)
043. F-Zero: GP Legend (GBA)
042. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
041. Super Mario Strikers (GC)

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040. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA)
039. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA)
038. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
037. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
036. Mass Effect 2 (X360)
035. Donkey Kong Country Returns (WII)
034. Punch-Out!! (WII)
033. Banjo-Tooie (N64)
032. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
031. Mario Kart DS (DS)

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030. Fable II (X360)
029. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
028. Super Smash Bros. (N64)
027. inFamous (PS3)
026. Metroid Fusion (GBA)
025. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GC)
024. Mario Strikers Charged (WII)
023. FIFA 07 Soccer (GC)
022. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (WII)
021. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)

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020. Fable (XBOX)
019. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC)
018. Super Mario World (SNES)
017. Mario Kart Wii (WII)
016. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
015. Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
014. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
013. Super Mario 64 (N64)
012. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC)
011. God of War (PS2)

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010. Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
009. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
008. FIFA Soccer 10-12 (X360/PS3)
007. SoulCalibur II (GC/XBOX)
006. Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
005. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
004. Super Mario Galaxy (WII)
003. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (WII)
002. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (GB)
001. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (WII)

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A few stats from the top 200:

{GENRES WITH MOST GAMES}
1. Platformers - 47
2. Action/Adventure - 29
3. Sports - 27
4. Racing - 23
5. RPG - 19

{MY ACTUAL FAVORITE GENRES}
1. Racing
2. Fighting
3. Action/Adventure
4. Platformers
5. RPG

{SERIES WITH MOST GAMES}
1. Mario - 46
2. FIFA - 12
3. Pokemon - 9
4. Sonic - 9
5. Zelda - 8

{SERIES WITH 100% GAMES IN THE LIST}
1. F-Zero - 5
2. Super Smash Bros. - 3
3. No More Heroes - 2
4. Red Steel - 2
Note: With this, I mean all games in the series that were released where I live.

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I may come and update this list in 1 or 2 years, but that's it for now. Hope you like it and thanks for reading:D

The Rest of my Lists - Part 3 (Non-Nintendo Consoles)

Hi

Here is the third part of my series of blogs with gaming Top Lists. As I said before, these are simple versions of the lists I have planned to post since last year.

First, a link to the 2nd part, which has a link to the 1st part, which has links to the first four lists

http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25979523

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And today I will post three more (Top 10 XBOX, XBOX360 and OTHERS). Now these may not be the best ones cause I moved to the HD consoles too late, but in my defense, I have the most interesting titles of each system (a shame I couldn't play some of them though, since my PS3 stopped working). Anyway...

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My Top 10 XBOX Games:

#10. Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro: A Hero's Tail Boxshot
Reason: Fantastic platforming, that is all I remember of it.

#09. James Bond 007: NightFire James Bond 007: NightFire Boxshot
Reason: One of the very few good movie games, one of few FPSs I liked, great story, great graphics and decent multiplayer.

#08. Need for Speed Underground Need for Speed Underground Boxshot
Reason: Very realistic graphics with unmatched street racing gameplay for the time.

#07. FIFA 07 Soccer FIFA 07 Soccer Boxshot
Reason: I didn't like the controls as much as in the GC version, but it had more cool features and was the best sports game on XBOX.

#06. Halo: Combat Evolved Halo: Combat Evolved Boxshot
Reason: The only Halo title I really enjoyed. The gameplay was somehow groundbreaking, stunning graphics, responsive controls, awesome vehicles and good multiplayer.

#05. Crash Twinsanity Crash Twinsanity Boxshot
Reason: Insane platformer with diverse, fun and some really crazy levels.

#04. Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden Boxshot
Reason: Despite the ridiculously hard difficulty, it has lots of quality from the amazing visual design to the epic story and characters, and very satisfying action.

#03. Burnout Revenge Burnout Revenge Boxshot
Reason: Not only is it one of the coolest looking and best designed XBOX games, but the multiplayer is a blast.

#02. Fable Fable Boxshot
Reason: Marvelous role-playing game with decent story and beautiful environments that contribute to the superb gameplay.

#01. SoulCalibur II SoulCalibur II Boxshot
Reason: Just like the GameCube one, it's outstanding in every aspect, featuring a variety of modes to play and well-developed characters, simple controls and addictive gameplay. You can read even more in my GameCube list, a few blogs ago

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*Some games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
Burnout 1-3
Dead or Alive 3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Hitman series
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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My Top 10 XBOX360 Games:

#10. Super Street Fighter IV Super Street Fighter IV Boxshot
Reason: The most advanced SF game, sweet graphics, wonderful stages, fun game modes and a wide variety of characters and styIes. It doesn't beat SoulCalibur though.

#09. Need for Speed: Shift Need for Speed: Shift Boxshot
Reason: Competitive, realistic and enjoyable racing experience with several features not found in other games of its genre.

#08. Resident Evil 5 Resident Evil 5 Boxshot
Reason: A worthy successor to RE4, keeping the suspense and fine gameplay while adding bright visuals and other cool stuff.

#07. Braid Braid Boxshot
Reason: Because it is more awesome than many boxed games, it's cleverly designed and excels in story telling, making it one of the best puzzle/platformers ever.

#06. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Boxshot
Reason: Good animations, great sound, awesome controls, Ezio Auditore, Italy, online multiplayer...

#05. Mass Effect Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky Boxshot
Reason: A futuristic space-themed RPG that is as cool as it sounds, featuring interesting characters, good-looking areas and overall extraordinary gameplay.

#04. SoulCalibur IV SoulCalibur IV Boxshot
Reason: It has most of what made SC2 so amazing, plus Yoda and other new content, and of course the graphics and sound rock.

#03. Dead Space Dead Space Boxshot
Reason: Up there with Resident Evil 4 as the best horror games (that I've played). It's just thrilling from beginning to end.

#02. Mass Effect 2 Mass Effect 2 Boxshot
Reason: See #5, but with better story, deeper and memorable in every way possible.

#01. Fable II Fable II Boxshot
Reason: If there is an action RPG I prefer over Mass Effect, it's Fable. I mean, the music, the story, stages, controls are so epic. It has a huge world to explore and tons of things to do, and the dog... =)

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*Games I have not finished that can still change position or get in the list:
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Space 2
Resident Evil 5
Mass Effect 2

*Some games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
Bayonetta
Dead or Alive 4
Dragon Age II / Origins
Fable III
Ninja Gaiden II
The Elder Scrolls series

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My Top 10 "Other" Games (this includes mainly Playstation games, some multiplatform and others I played on Mac)

#10. ICO ICO Boxshot
Reason: Intruiging story with a mysterious atmosphere, simple controls that work well.

#09. VVVVVV VVVVVV Boxshot
Reason: Excellent music, incredibly hard but not impossible to beat, good gameplay worth every V in its name.

#08. Marvel vs Capcom 3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Boxshot
Reason: Enjoyable battles system, lots of great characters and stages.

#07. Portal Portal Boxshot
Reason: Surprisingly funny and original first-person puzzle game .

#06. SoulCalibur V SoulCalibur V Boxshot
Reason: Yet another solid 3D fighter, this time with Ezio Auditore, much improved online and character creator, along with very detailed graphics.

#05. Shadow of the Colossus Shadow of the Colossus Boxshot
Reason: Totally epic, like, seriously. It's a shame my PS3 died cause it could have gone up to #1 of this list.

#04. inFamous inFamous Boxshot
Reason: Quite the electrifying action game :p offering simple yet challenging gameplay, and lots of exciting story missions.

#03. God of War God of War Boxshot
Reason: A pleasant surprise that became one of my favorite games ever, a masterpiece in action adventure, puzzles and mad combo attacks .

#02. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Boxshot
Reason: Not too far ahead of GoW, but it does stand out in every single aspect, the presentation is brilliant, characters and story resemble some of my favorite movies, controls are flawless, the levels are diverse and the game is exciting until the end.

#01. FIFA Soccer 10-12 FIFA Soccer 10 BoxshotFIFA Soccer 11 BoxshotFIFA Soccer 12 Boxshot
Reason: Well, I didn't want these to take my last two #1 spots so I put them together Each is basically an update of the last one, but EA always manages to make vast improvements and release the ultimate football game, there's too much replay value, visual and sound quality and a superb multiplayer experience, not to mention the detailed and well-researched stats.

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*Games I have not finished that can still change position or get in the list:
God of War 2
Uncharted 3
ICO
Shadow of the Colossus
inFamous

*Some games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
Metal Gear Solid series
Ratchet & Clank series
Darksiders
Heavy Rain

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Almost forgot, I only have 4 Nintendo 3DS games so I didn't make a list, but I will quickly rank those here:

#4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Boxshot
#3.
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Boxshot
#2. Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land Boxshot
#1. Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 Boxshot

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And I guess I will make part 4 with my Top 200 Games Ever, because I know you want to see which #1 is the best might as well show my Top 100 iOS games, even if no one cares.

Thanks for reading, hope you liked it and feel free to comment

The Rest of my Lists - Part 2 (Nintendo Handhelds)

Hey again

Welcome to another of my final blogs, where I will post more gaming Top Lists. As stated in part 1, I've decided to do a simple version of each list since I don't have time to make the bigger blogs anymore.

Here's a link to the previous blog, which has links to the first four lists, and two new ones (Top 30 Wii and Top 10 WiiWare)

http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25978935

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Today I am writing two more: Top 20 GameBoy/Color/Advance Games and Top 20 Nintendo DS Games. And unlike the Wii games, these are not so fresh in my memory so my comments may be inaccurate but the lists are done since some time ago and very well-thought.

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My Top 20 GameBoy/Color/Advance Games:

#20. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Boxshot
Reason: Although I wouldn't have played it if it wasn't for the ambassador program, I can't help but to like the story and characters, and the easy gameplay at least in the first chapters.

#19. Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Boxshot
Reason: One of few games that used the tilt function, and did it very well. Good graphics and sound also stand out.

#18. Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Boxshot
Reason: Fun pinball game with lots of Pokemon elements.

#17. Metroid: Zero Mission Metroid: Zero Mission Boxshot
Reason: Excellent presentation, exciting adventure.

#16. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Boxshot
Reason: Not the best F-Zero, but it gets the job done.

#15. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Boxshot
Reason: I only played part of it and found it extraordinary. Seriously, it has potential to be my favorite Zelda game.

#14. Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mario vs. Donkey Kong Boxshot
Reason: Mario, DK, great design, clever puzzles, epic music and sound effects.

#13. Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel Boxshot
Reason: Pure Yu-Gi-Oh fun, mostly a well designed and addictive game.

#12. Mario Tennis (GBC) Mario Tennis Boxshot
Reason: Sort of a sports RPG game with hours of fun, likeable characters and deep gameplay.

#11. Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Boxshot
Reason: Easy, but brilliant title featuring everything that makes Kirby so amazing.

#10. Wario Land 4 Wario Land 4 Boxshot
Reason: Extremely fun, funny and smashing game =)

#09. Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Kart: Super Circuit Boxshot
Reason: It's Mario Kart, it has several cups to master and always offers a challenge in higher difficulties. Perhaps it lacks a bit in the control.

#08. F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend Boxshot
Reason: Fine story mode, cool characters and the intense races this series is known for. Everything works perfectly to make it my favorite FZ title.
Note: I was wrong in the SNES list, the case where F-Zero beats Mario Kart is not so rare:P

#07. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Pokemon Ruby Version BoxshotPokemon Sapphire Version BoxshotPokemon Emerald Version Boxshot
Reason: Good story, improved graphics, new Pokemon and new features that make it hard to stop playing.

#06. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Boxshot
Reason: Tons of content, with the most basic mechanics and a touch of humor in each of the awesome characters and games, plus some incredible endless and multiplayer games.

#05. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Boxshot
Reason: First Mario RPG on a handheld, superb story and gameplay overall, keeps you busy for a while.

#04. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Boxshot
Reason: A portable Yoshi's Island plus the original Mario Bros. and some extras, lots of adorable Yoshis and many well-designed levels.

#03. Metroid Fusion Metroid Fusion Boxshot
Reason: It's a masterpiece. From the memorable story, stages and boss fights, to what I think is the best Samus design ever.

#02. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal Pokemon Gold Version BoxshotPokemon Silver Version BoxshotPokemon Crystal Version Boxshot
Reason: Deep role-playing experience, lots of creatures to level up, enemies to defeat and areas to explore, I could go on, but the most important thing is that they're incredibly fun.

#01. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Pokemon Red Version BoxshotPokemon Blue Version BoxshotPokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Boxshot
Reason: See above. And add originality, epic music, most of the best Pokemon and gym leaders, all for the first time in the Game Boy :cool:.

NOTE: As a last minute decision, I put together the 3 Pokemon games of each generation because they aren't much different after all and were taking too much space in the top ten, but my favorite versions are Yellow, Crystal and Ruby.

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*Games I have not finished that can still change position or get in the list:
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Metroid Fusion

*Games I still want to play that could be in the list:
Castlevania series
Golden Sun 1-2
WarioWare: Twisted!

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My Top 20 Nintendo DS Games:

HONORABLE MENTION (practically tied at #20). Diddy Kong Racing DS Diddy Kong Racing DS Boxshot
Reason: Enjoyable racing game with online, story mode and good controls.

#20. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Boxshot
Reason: It's pretty awesome, introduces some new ideas to the series. I found it a bit hard for some reason.

#19. WarioWare: Touched! WarioWare: Touched! Boxshot
Reason: More microgame madness, excellent use of the system, varied and funny.

#18. Sonic Rush Sonic Rush Boxshot
Reason: Nice graphics and sound, high speed Sonic action that almost everyone loves.

#17. Yoshi Touch & Go Yoshi Touch & Go Boxshot
Reason: Yoshi, touch screen, mic, magnificent playablity and more Yoshi :D.

#16. FIFA Soccer 09 FIFA Soccer 09 Boxshot
Reason: It's FIFA in a simpler and portable version, nothing went wrong with that (except maybe the graphics:P).

#15. Star Fox Command Star Fox Command Boxshot
Reason: Most likely my favorite Star Fox game, great story and gameplay, and pretty good multiplayer.

#14. Metroid Prime: Hunters Metroid Prime: Hunters Boxshot
Reason: Not my favorite genre (cause I suck at it) and still manages to be in my favorites, it has clear visuals, badass bosses and online multiplayer.

#13. Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Boxshot
Reason: More and better puzzles, colorful artwork, lots of replay value with level creator and wi-fi connection.

#12. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Boxshot
Reason: There's nothing like Ace Attorney in terms of story, investigation and overused quotes:P I just had to put it here, and am totally getting the sequels when they come to ipad xD.

#11. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Boxshot
Reason: Surprisingly one of the best RPGs I've played, easy but exciting combat, long story with many twists, great dungeons.

#10. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Boxshot
Reason: Beautiful locations, cool characters, good use of 2 screens, (a little) easier than other Ninja Gaidens and exceptionally fun.

#09. Yoshi's Island DS Yoshi's Island DS Boxshot
Reason: More Yoshis, more babies =/ and new levels with bosses that are all a blast to play.

#08. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Boxshot
Reason: Another very enjoyable Zelda title. Most of you know I'm not a fan of the series' characters, but I liked them in this game, as well as the story, dungeons, items and much more.

#07. WarioWare D.I.Y. WarioWare D.I.Y. Boxshot
Reason: Endless gameplay possibilities. Besides that, I've said too much about the series already.

#06. Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 Boxshot
Reason: Guilty pleasure that I forgot in my list 4 years ago. But it's really full of quality, a myriad of things to do and perfect online implementation.

#05. Super Mario 64 DS Super Mario 64 DS Boxshot
Reason: It's the original N64 game with 4 characters and enough new features to make it stand out.

#04. New Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. Boxshot
Reason: Almost a perfect update of the originals, featuring fantastic worlds and increasing difficulty, and some worthy extra content.

#03. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Boxshot
Reason: After all the Mario and Nintendo games comes this masterpiece, with addicting police chases, wonderful story and side missions, a fitting art styIe, fascinating sound and intuitive controls.

#02. Mario Kart DS Mario Kart DS Boxshot
Reason: First Mario Kart with online play, varied karts and racers, mission mode, courses that show off the DS visuals and all the gameplay elements we know and love.

#01. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Boxshot
Reason: An unforgettable lengthy story, creative and unique RPG styIe, impressive battle system, charming characters, some replay value and perfect difficulty, among other things, make for one of my favorite games of all time.

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*Games I have not finished that can still change position or get in the list:
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

*Games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
Castlevania series
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Okamiden
Pokemon Black
Professor Layton series
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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Took me a while again, I better get started with part 3...

Like always thanks for reading, don't forget to leave your comments and opinions:D

The Rest of my Lists - Part 1

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since I wrote a blog, hope people still remember me:P

If you saw my previous entries, I was posting lists of Top games by console. My goal was to cover all systems by the end of last year, which of course didn't happen. And I'm sad to say I'm leaving GS very soon so I have no time to make all those big blogs and prediction games...

So I will rush the whole process and post a simple version of each list, starting with the 4 Nintendo systems I was missing.

First, here is a recap of the lists so far:

_Top 15 NES Games - http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25903967
_Top 10 SNES Games - http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25912448
_Top 20 N64 Games - http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25925235
_Top 30 GameCube Games - http://www.gamespot.com/users/bak1234567890/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25946689

GlitchSpot is not letting me add links, so I put them separately -_-

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And now, my Top 30 Wii Games (so far):

#30. The Conduit The Conduit Boxshot
Reason: Great multiplayer, and a good attempt at something no one wanted to do for the Wii.

#29. SoulCalibur Legends SoulCalibur Legends Boxshot
Reason: Nothing like the normal SC, but it was still a fun game for me, with some of the best characters and stages in the series.

#28. FIFA Soccer 08-12 FIFA Soccer 08 BoxshotFIFA Soccer 10 BoxshotFIFA Soccer 12 Boxshot
Reason: While at first I hated the Wii controls in FIFA, I got used to them and realized that it's great to play with friends, and the Wii versions have a few modes the other consoles don't.

#27. Metroid: Other M Metroid: Other M Boxshot
Reason: Good graphics, good controls and excellent gameplay in some parts.

#26. Excitebots: Trick Racing Excitebots: Trick Racing Boxshot
Reason: Epic, crazy and different racing game with tons of content and nice overall design.

#25. Sonic Unleashed Sonic Unleashed Boxshot
Reason: Impressive sound and graphics, nice story and to be honest, I loved the werehog levels :D.

#24.Super Paper Mario Super Paper Mario Boxshot
Reason: Interesting Mario RPG, although not the best of them.

#23. Need for Speed Carbon Need for Speed Carbon Boxshot
Reason: Exciting street races and excellent gameplay overall.

#22. Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic and the Secret Rings Boxshot
Reason: Fast-paced Sonic game with well-designed levels and awesome multiplayer minigames.

#21. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Boxshot
Reason: If I remember well, some sports were boring but others were a blast and you could play them in various forms. It also features a bunch of characters including Yoshi and Shadow :cool:.

#20. Mario Party 8 Mario Party 8 Boxshot
Reason: Same as every Mario Party, fun minigames, plenty of game modes and all the craziness of the Mario crew...

#19. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Boxshot
Reason: Good visuals, more and more entertaining sports along with new fantasy events (or something like that).

#18. Wii Sports Wii Sports Boxshot
Reason: A must have for Wii owners (literally:P) and a collection of 5 sports that are very enjoyable with family and friends and use the Wii controls very well.

#17. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Boxshot
Reason: An exclusive 2D fighting game, great online, great character designs and wonderful battle system.

#16. WarioWare: Smooth Moves WarioWare: Smooth Moves Boxshot
Reason: It's like most WarioWare games, funny, simple and outstanding in almost every aspect.

#15. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Boxshot
Reason: From what I played so far, it has a fantastic story, amazing soundtrack and a lengthy quest so it can still go up in my list.

#14. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Boxshot
Reason: Well, it's a really fun and good-looking action game, inevitably one of my favorites.

#13. Red Steel 2 Red Steel 2 Boxshot
Reason: A pleasant surprise (for me at least), improving the first game in every way possible, with some of the best controls on the system, superb sword fighting and decent first-person shooting.

#12. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Boxshot
Reason: The best horror adventure title, on the Wii. The story, settings, characters and action are incredible.

#11. New Super Mario Bros. Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii Boxshot
Reason: Old-school Mario with new elements, Yoshi, perfect difficulty, good sound, multiplayer, Yoshi and brilliant level design.

#10. No More Heroes No More Heroes Boxshot
Reason: Funny and unique title featuring badass characters, cool bosses and addictive combat.

#09. Wii Sports Resort Wii Sports Resort Boxshot
Reason: Seven more sports than the last one, 100% better controls, lots of things to do in each sport and a beautiful island setting make for an unbelievably simple but exciting game for all ages.

#08. Donkey Kong Country Returns Donkey Kong Country Returns Boxshot
Reason: 2D platforming at its best, lots of variety, fine visuals, sound, control, length and characters.

#07. Punch-Out!! Punch-Out!! Boxshot
Reason: Another cIassic series resurrected in the Wii, perfect combination of boxing and strategy, memorable fighters, challenge that keeps growing until the end, fun multiplayer, and more.

#06. Mario Strikers Charged Mario Strikers Charged Boxshot
Reason: The best unrealistic sports game... by far. Not only is the presentation and single player experience worth it, but online modes add value and addictiveness.

#05. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Boxshot
Reason: Because everything that NMH1 lacked was taken care of in this one with even more bosses to defeat, an even better story, more fantastic minigames, very awesome scenes and in-game action.

#04. Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart Wii Boxshot
Reason: My favorite Mario Kart thanks to the wii wheel, bikes, 12 players in a race, online features, all combined into an unforgettable game experience.

#03. Super Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy Boxshot
Reason: It's an almost perfect running and jumping adventure in space, I think all of you know that by now:P

#02. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Boxshot
Reason: Honestly, it was too hard to choose between the two Mario Galaxies. 2 is like an immense expansion to the first one with tons of new stuff and different elements... and Yoshi!

#01. Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Brawl Boxshot
Reason: Sweet graphics and animations, the best soundtrack you will ever find in a game, flawless controls with lots of options, the most iconic characters from each series, final smashes, story mode, trophies, demos of old games, online (which is the only part I think could have been better), and just too much quality and hours of fun, like a fighting game should be.

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*Games I have not finished that can still change position or get in the list:
Boom Blox Bash Party
Mario Sports Mix
Metroid: Other M
Excitebots
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Red Steel 2
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

*Games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
de Blob 1-2
Dead Space: Extraction
MadWorld
Mario Party 9
Okami
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Xenoblade Chronicles

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My Top 10 WiiWare Games:

#10. Tetris Party Tetris Party Boxshot
Reason: Good old Tetris plus several different modes to play.

#09. World of Goo World of Goo Boxshot
Reason: Unique and charming puzzle game with many levels.

#08. Jett Rocket Jett Rocket Boxshot
Reason: Best graphics of a WiiWare game, excellent levels that are well worth the time and money.

#07. Dr. Mario Online RX Dr. Mario Online RX Boxshot
Reason: Good old Dr. Mario with a very good online system.

#06. WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase Boxshot
Reason: Just like other WarioWare titles, contains lots of simple, funny games, and is a great addition to the DS version.

#05. LIT LIT Boxshot
Reason: Very interesting dark themed puzzle, cleverly designed levels and bosses.

#04. Excitebike: World Rally Excitebike: World Rally Boxshot
Reason: It's superb in every aspect, competitive and very entertaining online.

#03. Mega Man 10 Mega Man 10 Boxshot
Reason: Wonderful old-school platformer, epic bosses.

#02. Bomberman Blast Bomberman Blast Boxshot
Reason: As the title suggests, it's a blast :D.

#01. FAST - Racing League FAST - Racing League Boxshot
Reason: Excellent in all technical aspects, delivers a much needed F-Zero like experience with the futuristic theme and challenging gameplay, while still being original in some way.

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*Games I still want to buy that could be in the list:
MotoHeroz
BIT.TRIP series

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Ok, that is too much for now:P I will post a Part 2 with Nintendo handhelds and finally a Part 3 with Microsoft/Sony/Apple systems.

Thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment.

My Top 30 GameCube Games 10-1 + Prediction Results!

Hi again It's time for the last part of my Top 30 GameCube Games list, which started in my last 2 blogs with a countdown for 30 to 11. Now I am going to post the top ten places, be ready for some surprises xD. And below is the full list so far...

  • 30. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
  • 29. FIFA Soccer 06
  • 28. Need for Speed: Underground
  • 27. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • 26. Crash Tag Team Racing
  • 25. Mario Power Tennis
  • 24. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
  • 23. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • 22. Mario Party 4
  • 21. Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO
  • 20. Sonic Heroes
  • 19. Sonic Riders
  • 18. Luigi's Mansion
  • 17. Sega Soccer Slam
  • 16. FIFA Soccer 2005
  • 15. FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006
  • 14. F-Zero GX
  • 13. Mario Party 5
  • 12. Super Monkey Ball
  • 11. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$

And now my 10 most loved GC titles...

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#10. FIFA Street FIFA Street Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Sports
Year: 2005
This game is pure fantastic football. Featuring soccer gameplay unlike any other since, as the name says, it is street soccer. It's a shame it didn't get very good ratings because there is a lot to enjoy here. It's very easy to play like every other FIFA, and has cities from all over the world, characters that actually look similar to the real life players, as well as the ability to create and customize your own player. Rule the Street mode is excellent with friendly matches, tournaments and unlockable players in every city, and during the actual games you can perform many tricks and score incredible goals. It does get a bit repetitive but if you like the sport it is a very recommendable game (although it is outdated now, and the sequels are not as good imo).

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/587/587019/fifa-street-20050210051101472.jpg



#09. Kirby Air Ride Kirby Air Ride Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: HAL Labs
Genre: Racing
Year: 2003
Another underrated game. Perhaps this was "different" from the normal Kirby titles and it may not be a great single player game, but I still found a lot of quality in it. Being from the same developer as Smash Bros Melee, the presentation, graphics and sound have many similarities with that game, which I think is a good point. The game itself has 3 fantastic modes: Air Ride is like the main game where you can race in full tracks against CPU/human opponents, Top Ride has smaller tracks in a top-down view that is perfect for a quick crazy game. And then there's City Trial, which is a completely different thing, up to 4 players are in a city and have to find power-ups and the best machine until time runs out, then they compete for first place in a random event, this was fine with computer opponents but if you could gather 3 friends it would be a blast, I spent hours just playing that. There are also many things to unlock, secrets, Kirby colors and more, but I already talked too much about this one.

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/skicksykirbyride6.jpg



#08. Pokemon Colosseum Pokemon Colosseum Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Genius Sonority
Genre: RPG
Year: 2004
Like Gale of Darkness, Colosseum took the Pokemon franchise to a whole new level on the GameCube. I believe it has a lot of merit for being the first Pokemon RPG with console graphics and features. The basic gameplay is quite easy and very pleasant, and has a phenomenal styIe. It's one of the few games I have played and completed more than once, mainly because of the great battle system with the different stadiums and opponents, plus a remarkable story and the very good idea of shadow pokemon. And like I said before, Nintendo really needs to do another game like this...

http://www.gamershell.com/static/screenshots/6915/132711_full.jpg



#07. Super Mario Strikers Super Mario Strikers Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Next Level Games
Genre: Sports
Year: 2005
Super Mario Strikers was like SEGA Soccer Slam, but a few years later and with Nintendo's most important mascot, Next Level Games did a wonderful job and brought one of the top sports games of all time. Like many other games of my list, I had tons of fun playing it alone or with friends, since almost everyone loves soccer here and the game is so fast and addictive! It has enough cups to keep you entertained for a while and an option to create your tournament. It's also a very challenging game, especially the last difficulty that almost doesn't give you a chance. And well, the gameplay is incredibly fun with all the amazing goals you can score, the items, super strikes and of course hitting the rival players always felt so good XD.

http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/05/16/strikers_screen001.jpg



#06. Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Racing
Year: 2003
There's no doubt Mario Kart defined the kart racing genre. All of its games are good and Double Dash is no exception. It features the usual Mario Kart gameplay along with new characters and courses, and some of my favorite things in a racing game like character specific items, all-cup tour and two players per vehicle. All of those add to make one of the best games on the system and a personal favorite for me.

http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2003/screen0/516710_20030917_screen022.jpg



#05. FIFA 07 FIFA 07 Soccer Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Sports
Year: 2006
Yes, another FIFA game! But I promise it's the last one. And it is definitely the best sports game on the system, sure there are better soccer titles now but if you played this one back then you may know why it's so high. The improvements were huge in every area, the ball control feels better than ever and there are lots of play possibilities while the controls are still very simple, sound is pretty cool too and it even has some of my favorite songs =0 The old modes like manager and tournament are fun and the new FIFA 07 Lounge mode was very original and worked perfectly. Overall, it's a fantastic game I enjoyed for a long time.

FIFA Soccer 07 Screenshot



#04. Super Mario Sunshine Super Mario Sunshine Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: 3D Platformer
Year: 2002
This, I think is an underappreciated Mario game. It plays like the other 3D platformers and has hours of fun. The setting is a pretty cool island, different to the usual Mario games, and it feels good to simply walk around it and discover all its secrets. But the actual game is about going to the different zones and getting all the shines (some of which are very challenging) and defeating Bowser. You also have FLUDD, which I really liked, and the awesome green dinosaur that actually appears in many colors in this game =D. The whole game is very entertaining, the artwork was impressive for 2002, and camera was improved a lot from Mario 64, making it a formidable 3D platformer.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G7x0LTC86Bg/TkIfVt5-PuI/AAAAAAAAElI/UFgCU17k2cc/s1600/Yoshi-super-mario-sunshine-hotel+tropical+island.jpg



#03. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Genre: RPG
Year: 2004
Nintendo certainly surprises me with each new Mario game, and TTYD, while it may look strange with the paper artwork, is a well-developed RPG for all ages. Featuring a lengthy adventure that might just be the best story of a Nintendo title, with some cool and humorous characters, and incredibly clear and colorful visuals for its time. The gameplay mechanics and battle system are also greatly implemented, and well, it's just very fun until the end. Even though I was never able to beat it because of some problem with my disc, it's one of the games that got me most into it and was a fantastic experience.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GameCube A battle with man-eating Piranhas!



#02. Soul Calibur II SoulCalibur II Boxshot
Publisher: Namco
Developer: Namco
Genre: Fighting
Year: 2003
Soul Calibur 2 is not only the best looking fighting game on the GC, but also the most addictive, those two things alone make it a superb videogame, and there is much more for it to stand out. Personally I have never played the first SC but I know it has some impressive ratings, and I think SC2 deserves just as much, from the amazing introduction to the very intense final battles, and the huge amount of game modes and content. It also features various badass characters and tons of different weapons, a Weapon Master mode that keeps you busy for a while with its good story, several challenges, dungeons and unlockables. Graphics are the best on the system, every stage is very detailed with stunning backgrounds, sound is flawless and music is excellent. Not to mention the fun multiplayer modes. Everything adds a bit to the outstanding gameplay, and I think I'm still forgetting other good aspects of this game .

Soulcalibur II Picture



#01. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Melee Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: HAL Labs
Genre: Fighting
Year: 2001
So you thought SC2 was the top fighting game of this list? Wrong =P After several days of thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that my top 2 GameCube games are of the fighting genre. But SSBM is different and extraordinary in its own way. Starting with the character roster that features all-time Nintendo icons and more than twice as many characters as the first Smash Bros. game. The gameplay is almost perfect, it never gets boring and becomes even more amusing in the different stages and with the crazy items, all of them coming from Nintendo videogames. The presentation is the best of any GC title, and the tournament mode, trophies, single player and multiplayer, everything was awesome. I simply can't find something better in the GameCube generation of gaming.

http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/SonicMarioExtra/SuperSmashBrosWallpaper1024.jpg

Super Smash Bros. Melee Picture

There it is, hope you liked this list as much as I enjoyed making it. I had planned to post at least another list this summer but my vacations already ended. So the next one will be in a while and I think it will be the Gameboy list first and i'll leave Wii for when Skyward Sword comes out.


PREDICTION CONTEST

And here's the prediction game result. Thanks to my 8 friends that participated this time, and remember that you got 0 to 3 points for each game you predicted, depending on its position in the list. These were the scores:

#8. Super-Poke-Bros - 3 Pts.
#7. ManateeExpress - 4 Pts.
#5. jwallace - 6 Pts.
#5. osciel_ben - 6 Pts.
#4. Shy_Guy_Red - 8 Pts.

#1. Bzilla56 - 9 Pts. http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc184/bak_ame/medal-gold.gif?t=1257218967

#1. nunchuk28 - 9 Pts. http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc184/bak_ame/medal-gold.gif?t=1257218967

#1. waZelda - 9 Pts. http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc184/bak_ame/medal-gold.gif?t=1257218967

Congrats to all of you! And here are some fun facts:

  • waZelda was the only one who predicted 3 exact positions, but the other two he said weren't in the list.
  • Only Super-Poke-Bros guessed Pokemon Colosseum.
  • Only Bzilla56 guessed SoulCalibur 2, and in the right position.
  • No one got any of the soccer games =/.
  • I don't know why so many people said Metroid Prime, I don't think I have even played it.

And below is the overall leaderboard for the big prize (which will be a downloadable game, but idk which system)

#14. FireboltDS - 2 Pts.
#12. megasuper1 - 3 Pts.
#12. Super-Poke-Bros - 3 Pts.
#9. Iffy350 - 6 Pts.
#9. jwallace - 6 Pts.
#9. osciel_ben - 6 Pts.
#8. megamario9 - 7 Pts.
#7.
wiifan001 - 8 Pts.
#5.
ManateeExpress - 9 Pts.
#5.
moleblob - 9 Pts.
#4. waZelda - 17 Pts.
#3. Shy_Guy_Red - 24 Pts.
#2. nunchuk28 - 26 Pts.
#1. Bzilla56 - 28 Pts.

My Top 30 GameCube Games 20-11 + Prediction Contest!

Hey everyone! Here is the second part of my Top 30 GameCube Games list that I started in my previous blog. I am revealing this as a countdown from 30 to 1, and today I'm posting positions 20-11 along with a prediction game for the top ten, but first a reminder of the list so far:

  • 30. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
  • 29. FIFA Soccer 06
  • 28. Need for Speed: Underground
  • 27. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • 26. Crash Tag Team Racing
  • 25. Mario Power Tennis
  • 24. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
  • 23. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • 22. Mario Party 4
  • 21. Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO

And now the next 10 games...

(I made the descriptions longer this time, but you don't have to read them unless you want to know the specific details)

(Also, don't be surprised to see many soccer and Mario games in my lists, cause i'm addict to those things)

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#20. Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes Boxshot
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sonic Team
Genre: 3D Platformer

Year: 2004
One of the blue hedgehog's best appearances on consoles, and this may be unbelievable for some people, but I like Sonic Heroes better than the 2D Sonics. It's a magnific platform game with a lot of diversity in gameplay, many levels with colorful visuals, and 4 different teams and stories to play. Despite the controls being frustrating at times, it was possible to beat the game and it still left you wanting more, so you could go for another team:D. Each team has three characters that have to be used wisely for speed, power and flying. And while it has some of the worst characters in the series, there are also a few of my favorites like Shadow, Omega and Espio. So yeah, it's a pretty good Sonic title.

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#19. Sonic Riders Sonic Riders Boxshot
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sonic Team
Genre: Racing

Year: 2006
Once again a Sonic title, this is perhaps my absolute favorite of the series, and it's not a platformer =0 In fact it is an exciting racing game. It has all the good and bad Sonic characters riding some skateboard things. And at first it is hard to get into it but after 4-5 races it gets very entertaining and there are lots of modes. Story is nothing special but still fun, just like the grand prix and other modes. All would put a good challenge along with nice graphics, music and multiplayer.

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#18. Luigi's Mansion Luigi's Mansion Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Action Adventure

Year: 2001
One of the biggest adventures with Luigi as the main character… Ok, it was the only Luigi game until 2012, and very short. However it's one of the best quality you can find for GameCube with the simple story where you must play as Luigi to save his brother in a big mansion. The gameplay is especially awesome, just capturing the ghosts is so fun and I remember playing a lot and beating it about four times. I do hope the 3D sequel is longer and just as enjoyable.

http://www.therumblepack.com/podcasts//2010/11/Luigis-Mansion-Ghost-Hunt.jpg


#17. Sega Soccer Slam Sega Soccer Slam Boxshot
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Black Box
Genre: Sports

Year: 2002
Back when there were few non-typical sports games, SEGA had, in my opinion, an exceptional game in Soccer Slam. Featuring six different teams to choose, each with funny characters and epic abilities, and a crazy gameplay styIe that make it fun to play at any time. The game also has a good multiplayer and various modes to play that any soccer fan would appreciate.

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#16. FIFA Soccer 2005 FIFA Soccer 2005 Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Sports

Year: 2004
Another FIFA game, this one has a special place for me because it was the first one to feature the mexican league with all its teams. But that was not the only great addition it had, things like create a player, create a tournament, and a vastly improved career mode made it the best sports videogame at the time. I believe some plays like free kicks and corners were never as good as in that game, and the overall gameplay is just right but there was still room for improvements especially in graphics and small details that were implemented in later entries of the series.

http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/920610_20041019_screen002.jpg


#15. FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Sports

Year: 2006
Yet another futbol game! And what can be better than the world cup with all its greatness? But really, while I am a big soccer addict, these games are actually very well made, I mean it must take a lot of research to put so many teams and players with the correct stats, and then make the game so easy to play and hard to master. In addition to the world cup and tons of national teams, this game has a good amount of modes and stuff to unlock, and menus are incredibly easy to navigate. The only aspects that aren't so good imo are the graphics and sound effects, including commentators that made a lot of mistakes.

http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp/image/article/702/702505/2006-fifa-world-cup-20060420010113920.jpg


#14. F-Zero GX F-Zero GX Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Amusement Vision
Genre: Racing

Year: 2003
F-Zero GX may be single most challenging racing game on earth. It was truly amazing with some of the best graphics and music of the time and incredibly responsive controls. And if you're like me and have a passion for competitive racing, there's no reason not to love this one, since it has 30 badass racers, 20 well-designed courses, a great sense of speed and that futuristic feeling that the series is known for. There is also a story mode, lots of unlockables and customization options that give it a good replay value. But like I said, this game is not easy at all, the last courses are a pain even in novice difficulty and just finishing them was a big achievement XD.

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#13. Mario Party 5 Mario Party 5 Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Hudson
Genre: Party

Year: 2003
This is one of the ultimate Mario Partys you can play. I do consider all the series fun, and #5 only added good things including excellent playable characters, some of the best boards and items ever, and plenty of new mini-games that use the GameCube features to the limit. The story mode is a great experience and the mini-game modes are simply amazing. I personally never stopped having fun with it and would highly recommend it as a very complete party game.

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/marioparty5_110403_03.jpg


#12. Super Monkey Ball Super Monkey Ball Boxshot
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Amusement Vision
Genre: Party

Year: 2001
Monkey Ball is another party game, but it is very different from MP. First there is the main game, which is a very unique and challenging adventure of… monkeys, inside balls, trying to get to the end of every level. I was never a fan of the idea, but when you play it you notice how fun and addicting it is. And then there are 3 incredible party games (monkey race, fight and target) plus 3 unlockable minigames, all of them work perfectly and make it a fantastic party game for everyone, and at least to me it was a very pleasant surprise at the time.

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/28705-super-monkey-ball-gamecube-screenshot-the-path-gets-narrowers.jpg


#11. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Party

Year: 2004
The best mini-game collection series came back on the GameCube for its first appearance on a home console, and it came with more Wario, crazy characters, funny moments and of course, epic mini-games. What I really like is how simple each game is and how the difficulty can still increase so much, also being so easy to play for everyone, it has one of my favorite multiplayers ever, featuring many fun games to choose. Controls, graphics and sound are also good but not the best, it's mainly the fun factor that makes it so great.

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/warioware_030804_004.jpg

TOP 10 COMING SOON...


PREDICTION CONTEST

And like I said before, the prediction contest is back again. I'm afraid I have no prize to give this time, but there's still the big one for the winner of the overall leaderboard (which Bzilla56 currently leads with 19 pts.)

Anyway, here are the rules:

To enter, leave a comment saying 5 games that you think will be in the top 10 and their positions. For each game you predict, you will get from 0 to 3 points:

If the game is not in the list = 0 Pts.
If the game is in the Top 10 = 1 Pt.
If the game is in the Top 5 = 2 Pts.
If you predict the exact position = 3 Pts.
bak1234567890

Good luck to everyone who participates.

And I will give you a little hint, I own all of those games. And RE4 is not there since I have the Wii version ;)


The last part and prediction results will be up later. I still need to write descriptions for the top 3 games but that shouldn't take long...

And that's all. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave your comment/opinion/prediction entry below :D

My Top 30 GameCube Games 30-21

And it's finally here!

Sorry if it took so long, but just now I found time to start posting my new series of blogs, which features my Top 30 favorite GameCube games! Like I did with previous lists, I will reveal this as a countdown from 30 to 1. First blog includes positions 30-21, the second (that I will post next week) will have places 20 to 11, and the 3rd one (a few days later) will be the top ten. There will also be a prediction contest later. And in case you want to see my other lists, here are links to them and the order in which I plan to do the rest:

_Top 15 NES Games (15-11 | 10-1)
_Top 10 SNES Games (10-1)
_Top 20 N64 Games (20-11 | 10-1)
_Top 30 GameCube Games (CURRENT)
_Top 30 Wii Games
_Top 10 WiiWare Games
_Top 20 GameBoy/Color/Advance Games
_Top 20 Nintendo DS Games
_Top 10 Xbox Games
_Top 10 Xbox 360 Games
_Top 20 iPhone/iPad Games (Updated)
_Top 200 Games of All Time

Also, don't be surprised to see many soccer and Mario games in my lists, cause i'm addict to those things

Anyway, on to the list. (I kinda made the descriptions too long this time, but you don't have to read them unless you want to know the specific details)

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#30. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: 2D Platformer

Year: 2005
For the second time my list begins with a DK game that I never owned, but always wanted. From what I played of Jungle Beat, it was one of the most unique platformers on GameCube. The bongo controls feel weird at first, and to be honest I don't want to play another game with them, but they worked really well in this and along with the awesome characters, graphics and sound make it a very recommendable game, even if it's number 30 of this list.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Picture


#29. FIFA Soccer 06 FIFA Soccer 06 Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Sports

Year: 2005
And here is the first soccer title of my top 30 GC games. This one was, in my opinion, a greatly improved Fifa, even though the graphics and sound were still not the best despite featuring good music. But what made it so special were the game modes and the significant amount of content, some of it new and even exclusive to this game. I remember playing it almost every Friday with friends:P making tournaments or just playing random matches. And the career mode was excellent as well, it sure made me addict to this game for little less than a year.

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/134177-fifa-soccer-06-windows-screenshot-the-dynamic-camera-view.jpg


#28. Need for Speed: Underground Need for Speed Underground Boxshot
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts
Genre: Racing

Year: 2003
Underground was the first NFS game I played (well I don't remember if it was the XBOX version before, but I liked this one better). Back when kart racing was the best part of the genre, this game made a great exception. I do not remember the controls being very good, but when you master them it is such a fine gameplay experience, with pretty good graphics for the time, excellent sound and a variety of cars with different elements that add to the fun. A perfect title for anyone who likes realistic car racing on a console.

http://image.gamespotcdn.com/gamespot/images/2003/screen0/914763_20031009_screen015.jpg


#27. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Retro Studios
Genre: First-Person Shooter

Year: 2004
MP2 was the game that introduced me to the Metroid Prime series (and yeah, I still don't own the first one). At first it had a great impact in my gaming life, from the incredible looking boxart to that dark atmosphere and superb gameplay. Unfortunately I found the game too hard and got stuck at around the second boss:P That was a moment of frustration, but I still love this game and am now replaying it years later, it is undoubtedly one of the best First-Person games of all time.

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes GameCube Samus, now with the dark suit, as an elevator arrives at its destination


#26. Crash Tag Team Racing Crash Tag Team Racing Boxshot
Publisher: Vivendi Games
Developer: Radical Entertainment
Genre: Racing

Year: 2005
This is one of the weirdest games I have ever played, it probably beats Mario Kart in craziness. Seriously, having all those characters and vehicles, and then being able to combine them in the race to form completely new cars is too crazy. But it also gives a bunch of possibilities for strategies in multiplayer. The story mode (don't remember how it was called) was a brilliant idea, the music and sound effects are excellent. Oh, and the loading screens… :p

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#25. Mario Power Tennis Mario Power Tennis Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Camelot
Genre: Sports

Year: 2004
The second Mario Tennis on a main Nintendo console. This is a fantastic and very accessible sports game. While the rules are very close to normal Tennis, it still allows for a lot of Mario madness. Featuring all the characters we know and love, and a selection of creative courses to play in, mixed with incredible gameplay and almost perfect controls. But my favorite part of it was definitely the tournaments and other game modes. There is just so much to do and there's also multiplayer which never gets boring with friends. The difficulty is very dynamic but overall easy. Also the addition of character specific power shots made it more fun. I belive it's a must-have for any Mario sports fan.

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#24. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Genius Sonority
Genre: RPG

Year: 2005
Pokemon XD, the second Pokemon role-playing game on the Cube. And what an epic game it was, using many familiar elements from the handheld games, but also featuring a great story along with some cool characters. I totally love the battle system and most locations in this game that look wonderful. I've always hoped for Nintendo to make a sequel on Wii, or maybe even Wii U.

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Picture


#23. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Action Adventure

Year: 2003
Ok, I admit I didn't play this game so much, and it's not even close to my favorite Zeldas now. But it must be recognized as a great GameCube title, especially the final levels and epic boss battles. If my memory doesn't fail, it had some nice graphics (even though I prefer the realistic look) and controls were responsive. The story is ok too, but I think Nintendo can, and has done better with the series.

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#22. Mario Party 4 Mario Party 4 Boxshot
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Hudson
Genre: Party

Year: 2002
This one is basically what the title says. A very complete party game featuring lots of game modes and elements from the Mario Bros. universe. While it was a hard challenge to make it as good as its N64 predecessors, Mario Party 4 had one of the greatest board game experiences along with amazing minigames and a satisfying story mode. But in the end it is just pure fun and I have great memories of it.

Mario Party 4 GameCube Avoid being squashed by the book!


#21. Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO Boxshot
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Fighting

Year: 2002
There is no doubt Capcom makes some of the best fighting games, and this wasn't the exception. Despite a few difficulties to control, it is well designed, and features most of the best fighters from both series. I didn't know even one of them at that time, but all looked cool and were fun to play with. The stages are great as well, and it's a good game to play with friends. I wish it would have had online:P.

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TOP 20 COMING SOON...


And that is all for now. This blog took me hours to write due to GS glitches, I apologize if some are still there... Like I said, parts two and three with positions 20-11 and 10-1 will be up next week along with a prediction game.

Thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment.

My Games Wishlist + Top 30 GC Games Coming Soon

Hi everyone :D

Just writing a quick blog before I start my next Top games list. And I decided to make a big wishlist of games I want to have one day. It's kind of large but I hope to complete it in the future, some of these are games I've played and want to buy, others I have never played but heard very good things of them. And I also added the future releases I look forward to, which now includes 23 titles :o And I know this might mean nothing to you, but any interesting comments are welcomed...

NES

  • Castlevania 2-3
  • Mega Man 3-6
  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
  • Ninja Gaiden 2-3

SNES

  • EarthBound
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Final Fantasy 2-3
  • Street Fighter II
  • Yoshi's Safari

N64

  • Castlevania 64
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Paper Mario
  • Wave Race 64

GAMECUBE

  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Bloody Roar: Primal Fury
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • Killer7
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
  • Metroid Prime
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time / Two Thrones
  • Resident Evil 1-3
  • Star Fox Adventures
  • Viewtiful Joe

WII

  • de Blob 1-2
  • Dead Space: Extraction
  • MadWorld
  • Okami
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

XBOX

  • Burnout 1-3
  • Crash Nitro Kart
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Hitman series
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Vexx =P

XBOX 360

  • Assassin's Creed series
  • Bayonetta
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Dragon Age II / Origins
  • Fable III
  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Super Meat Boy
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

PS2

  • ICO
  • Kingdom Hearts 1-2
  • Metal Gear Solid series
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • SoulCalibur III

PS3

  • Darksiders
  • God of War III
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Heavy Rain
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time / Tools of Destruction
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

GBA

  • Banjo-Pilot
  • Castlevania series
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
  • Golden Sun 1-2
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • WarioWare: Twisted!

DS

  • Castlevania series
  • DK Jungle Climber
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
  • Okamiden
  • Phoenix Wright series
  • Pokemon Black
  • Professor Layton series
  • Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  • Scribblenauts / Super Scribblenauts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

3DS

  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

IPAD

  • BackStab
  • Blimp HD
  • Dungeon Defenders: First Wave
  • Zombie Infection HD

FUTURE RELEASES

  • Bit.Trip Complete
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Frogger 3D
  • Shinobi (3DS)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Need for Speed The Run
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Kirby Wii
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  • Rayman Origins
  • Heroes of Ruin
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Paper Mario 3D
  • SoulCalibur V
  • Ninja Gaiden III
  • Luigi's Mansion 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U

I will eventually come to this blog and mark the ones I've gotten already.


And on another note, I have almost finished my Top 30 GameCube Games list (finally) so I will post the first part some time this week. The 2nd part would be up early next week with a prediction game, and a few days later I'll post the 3rd part with prediction results.

That is all for now, thanks for reading:D

Got a Mac :O

Hey :D

I finally have time to write a blog again, and on a completely new computer:o Basically last week my laptop started to work weird and turn off at random moments, and I decided to buy a new one. Then I was offered a new Mac for a low price and couldn't resist to take it =P

I got almost everything i had in my old computer, plus three games. And it looks amazing, much better than my old laptop. The only problems are that I have no money now, and I cannot have ImageReady (no idea of how I got it before) so I have the 30 days version of PhotoShop and after that I'm back to designing with Gimp xD Also I'm not able to open my GameSpot PMs, but that might just be a glitch...


In other news, I have new downloadable games! I bought War Pinball HD, Braid and Bejeweled 3 all for Mac, And got 3D cIassics: Excitebike and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (i missed this unique gameplay so much =o ) from the 3DS eShop. I may also get a couple more from virtual console this week.

And well, I'm out of school for now, so hopefully my GameSpot activity will increase. Been planning many things for my union, as well as the rest of my Top Game Lists that I will blog later.

That's all I want to say right now. Thanks for reading, and be sure to come back when I post my next list :P

It's my birthday today!

Yeah

Like the blog title says, it's my 18th birthday today:D I am just posting this blog quickly, I won't be active on GS today and maybe the rest of the week, but I'll come back to answer comments in this and my last blog, and will get to work on my next Top Games List.

Well that's all, thanks for reading and see you all later:P