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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 07:52:07 PM »
I randomly started playing Minish Cap again earlier this year and man oh man what a game. I know people complained of its relatively short length for a Zelda game when it released and it is only a 15 hour game, but there is not a second of filler in Minish Cap. It is perfectly paced and has a wonderful balance between overworld quests and dungeons. The overworld, while also seemingly less sprawling than most Zeldas, is incredibly dense. The shrinking mechanic is responsible for this. It is also jam packed with gameplay ideas. Most Zelda games only have one gimmick, Minish Cap has loads. And the rarest of rarities, the narrative in Minish Cap isn't complete garbage. It's nothing amazing, but it's a solid little story. Minish Cap runs circles around the DS Zeldas, which are comparatively empty in just about every sense.

The GBA was kind of awesome.

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011, 08:48:54 PM »
#2 and #1 will obviously be Pokemon games
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011, 09:41:05 PM »
My #1 is not on the list, because I failed at sending in a list. :(
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2011, 07:52:38 AM »
For the record, DK: King of Swing was on my top 10. I loved that game, though not as much as its DS sequel.

Absolutely. I liked King of Swing as well, but it was more of a proof of concept than anything else. Jungle Climber fully realised it for me.

I really need to track down a copy of Metroid: Zero Mission, just for comparison's sake. I despise the original on NES, but if it's truly a re-imagining of that game rather than the same thing with new graphics, I'm willing to give it another shot.
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2011, 12:12:28 PM »
Yes, I will post my list once the official list is all up. Actually, given some of Neal's comments, I think it's altogether possible that both of the top two will have been on my list. I'm fairly certain at least one of them is.


...haven't you seen the list?
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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2011, 05:17:05 AM »
Ninja 5-0.  Gotta be #1.

Seriously, that game belongs on the list.

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« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2011, 12:24:26 PM »
You know, I like that warioware got the top spots. I loved the first to death, and, though I never played the second, I heard nothing but good things. Still, it all comes down to opinion and I probably would've voted differently. But hey, love those games. Great list guys.

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« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2011, 10:42:20 PM »
There's a few games from this list that I never got the chance to play. The WarioWare games, and the Mario & Luigi game. Once Nintendo releases them for the 3DS through their eShop, I'm sure to get them.

My list of 10 GBA games:

Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Golden Sun
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid Fusion
Kuru Kuru Kururin
Kururin Paradise
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure

A special mention to Drill Dozer.

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« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2011, 11:34:02 PM »
Yes, I will post my list once the official list is all up. Actually, given some of Neal's comments, I think it's altogether possible that both of the top two will have been on my list. I'm fairly certain at least one of them is.


...haven't you seen the list?

Neal didn't post it in the email thread, and I suppose I could have looked at the in-progress feature pages, but I didn't think of that until just now.

We've got the honorable mentions page going up soon, but I'll post my list now and you can wait for my write-ups on that to justify my insane picks.


1. Mario Golf: Advance Tour
2. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
3. Rebelstar Tactical Command
4. Advance Wars
5. DK: King of Swing
6. Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen
7. The Tower SP
8. NHL 2002
9. WarioWare Inc.
10. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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Re: Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2011, 12:59:53 AM »
3. Rebelstar Tactical Command

Really?  It was pretty good, but also pretty flawed.

I'm really, really surprised Drill Dozer isn't on the site's list.

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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2011, 04:34:09 PM »
I haven't played the GBA WarioWare games, but I have the GCN and Wii versions, and they are quite the good games. I'm curious though, if people placed both titles on their lists, or if different people had a different one on each? I'd think people would have wanted a little more variety on their lists than picking two of the same type of game.

I have to say I'm actually not surprised to see no Pokémon games, as the general consensus seems to be the GBA ones are not as good as Gold/Silver.

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« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2011, 10:27:13 PM »
It's nice to see that Tales of Phantasia got some love, even if it was just in the honorable mention. I had a lot of fun with that game, not to mention the opening cut scene's voice acting was one of the most hilarious things I've heard in an RPG, intentional or otherwise. INDIGNATION!
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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2011, 11:40:29 PM »
#9 - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Honorable mention - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, "A better game than its predecessors on the same handheld"

Does not compute.  How does a game that's better than its predecessors not make the list but one of its predecessors does?

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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2011, 11:42:12 PM »
The top top ten was decided by vote. Those write-ups were by one person who voted for the game.
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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2011, 11:56:59 PM »
The top top ten was decided by vote. Those write-ups were by one person who voted for the game.

This is correct.

The personal issue I have with sequels is that just being better than your predecessor does not automatically earn you a higher slot. A sequel should ALWAYS be at least nominally improved over its predecessor. The problem, quite clearly is, that just doing that is not enough to jump your predecessor. A sequel must be notably better for me to rate it higher...in this entire unwinnable exercise.
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Re: Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2011, 10:50:52 AM »
What, no Ninja Cop in the honorable mentions either?

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« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2011, 03:12:41 PM »
"What, no Ninja Cop in the honorable mentions either?"
 
Maybe people didn't play it? Ninja Cop (aka: Ninja Five-O) was pretty awesome if you liked tight and challenging old-school gameplay. Of course it was also pretty short and not the prettiest game on the system.
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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2011, 09:59:10 PM »
It's nice to see that Tales of Phantasia got some love, even if it was just in the honorable mention. I had a lot of fun with that game, not to mention the opening cut scene's voice acting was one of the most hilarious things I've heard in an RPG, intentional or otherwise. INDIGNATION!

I enjoyed that I got to include a dig at Namco's ability to produce RPGs at a rate that would bankrupt most studios...oh wait... sorry.

Also, here is the horrible opening in question.

It is really bad.
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2011, 03:33:23 PM »
It's nice to see that Tales of Phantasia got some love, even if it was just in the honorable mention. I had a lot of fun with that game, not to mention the opening cut scene's voice acting was one of the most hilarious things I've heard in an RPG, intentional or otherwise. INDIGNATION!
I enjoyed that I got to include a dig at Namco's ability to produce RPGs at a rate that would bankrupt most studios...oh wait... sorry.

Also, here is the horrible opening in question.

It is really bad.
Was that a GUY trying to make a GIRL Voice....
Feathered Rocket Birds where Cool.
At least the quote isn't read like in the Japanese one...
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« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2011, 04:16:50 PM »
I'm doing a playthrough of Breath of Fire too! Badass game!

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Re: Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2011, 05:50:57 PM »
Yu-Gi-Oh: Dungeon Dice Monsters.

It makes for an interesting  game.  Especially since its way to expensive and hard to find a game in real life.
Their is a game that I wish didn't have a reset... My wife had nuked my game.
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« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2012, 11:27:24 AM »
Come on you guys. Both of the Fire Emblem games are way tight.