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 2018 in review: I played through a few more game this year. Some are replays and others are more new. Some game I feel I overrated them after the 1st playthrough while others stayed the same. Thanks to the NES and SNES classic I have been able to play more classics. I also heavily got into Castlevania.  The Switch also has some games that I was unable to put in last time. (Like Xenoblade 2).
Expect a decent amount of new games on the list this time around! 

Position Game Name Original Platform (North America Release) The platform I played on Year YOY difference (By position)
50 Super Monkey Ball Nintendo GameCube Nintendo GameCube 2001 -7
49 The Legendary Starfy Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2009 -7
48 Super Monkey Ball 2 Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2002 -5
47 Donkey Kong Country Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES Classic Mini 1994 NEW!
46 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1990 NEW!
45 Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2012 -5
44 Puyo Puyo Tetris Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4   Nintendo Switch 2017 -6
43 Mega Man 3  Nintendo Entertainment System Wii & Switch(Replay) 1990 +5
42 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC,XB360,PS3 Nintendo Switch 2011 NEW!
41 Super Mario Bros Nintendo Entertainment System Gameboy, Wii, NES Classic 1985 -5
40 Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016 -5
39 Super Metroid Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1994 -2
38 Super Smash Bros Melee Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2001 -4
37 Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Wii U 2015 -4
36 Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2018 NEW!
35 Bravely Default Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2014 -3
34 Final Fantasy V Super Famicom Nintendo DS 1992 -6
33 Fire Emblem: Awakening  Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2013 -2
32 Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1990 -2
31 Super Castlevania IV Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES Mini/Wii 1991 NEW!
30 Metroid Prime Nintendo Gamecube Wii 2002 -1
29 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis Wii 1992 -2
28 Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS 2008 NEW!
27 Bravely Second: End Layer Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016 -1
26 The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1987 -1
25 Metroid Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1987 -1
24 Paper Mario: Thousand Year Old Door Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2004 -1
23 Super Mario World  Super Nintendo Entertainment System GBA/Wii/SNES Classic 1991 -1
22 Pikmin 3 Wii U  Wii U 2013 -1
21 Zelda II: Adventure of Link Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1988 -1
20 Pokemon Black Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2010 -1
19 Final Fantasy IV Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1991 -1
18 Xenoblade Wii Wii U 2012 -1
17 Civilization IV PC PC 2005 -1
16 Super Smash Bros Brawl Wii Wii 2008 -1
15 Pokemon Black 2 Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2012 -1
14 New Super Mario Bros Wii Wii Wii 2009 -4
13 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2008 +0
12 Punch Out (2009) Wii Wii 2009 +0
11 Final Fantasy Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1990 +0
10 Xenoblade 2 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2017 NEW!
9 Civilization II PC PC 1996 +0
8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U, Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2017 +0
7 Final Fantasy VI Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1994 +0
6 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Wii 2007 +0
5 Pokemon Soul Silver Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2010 +0
4 Super Smash Bros for Wii U Wii U (duh!) Wii U 2014 +0
3 Pikmin  Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube/Wii 2001 +0
2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii/Wii U/SNES Mini 1992 +0
1 Pikmin 2 Nintendo Gamecube Wii 2004 +0

The Final Game #1 Pikmin 2
 The wait was long for this one. For some reason, the North American version of Pikmin 2 on Wii took 3 years to get America. I thought this game was never coming but when it did I got it day one. Never did I think something could beat Pikmin yet the sequel did it so easily. The game is pretty much better in every way except for fairness. Purple Pikmin are overpowered and will destroy everything but like one or two enemies. They even destroy the final boss from the first game in like 5 seconds! What I love about this game is that it is a lot more crazy. We can have simple creatures like Bulborbs to machine gunning spiders. It was awesome. The had a strange dungeon crawling element that never got old. I beat this game many times. Honestly, when the American Version of Pikmin 2 Wii came out I was in a sorta of gaming hiatus. Pikmin 2 was pretty much the only game I was playing that year. It showed that Pikmin really was amazing enough to even pull me out of a gaming drought when nothing else interested me. Good job Pikmin 2! 

Yesterday's Game #2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Another game that came out of nowhere to me. The story on how I got to play this one is different from most. My school gave everyone Macs (Yes the Apple ones!) for schoolwork. Now it being a school device in high school meant everything was blocked. However, there was a way to glitch the system to make it do anything you want.l I took advantage of that many times. One of my acquaintances (Not really a friend but someone I talked to so I didn't get bored) showed me playing Donkey Kong Country on the Mac. Me being curious decided to get the Rom and the emulator so that I could play while in school. Now, this program had pretty much every SNES game on there. Nothing was missing. Even crappy Shaq Fu was on there. I naturally played through a lot of them but the one that captured my attention the most was A Link to the Past. Before I wasn't a huge fan of Zelda. I thought pretty much the entire Post Ocarina games were all heavily overrated. A Link to the Past was different, WAY different. I was addicted, I was having lots of fun but most importantly I felt like I was having an adventure. From beginning to end, it felt like a magical experience. I just never felt like this from a video game. I could not get over it. I played the game again and again. Eventually, I got it on the Wii and played it again and again. Then I got it on Wii U where I unsurprisingly played it again and again. Eventually, I got it on the SNES Mini where I played it again but only one time. Beating this game was like an annual tradition to me.  The year was never complete until I beat A Link to the Past that year. A Link to the Past is one of those special games that come once a decade for a person. I would not feel like a game will be this special again until Breath of the Wild and Final Fantasy VI. It will probably be in the late 2020s until I feel it again. 

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Original Platform Stats

Nintendo Entertainment System - 8
Sega Genesis - 1
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - 8
GameCube - 7
Nintendo DS - 6
Nintendo 3DS - 5                                                                              
Wii - 5
Wii U - 3 (4) 
Nintendo Switch - 4 (4)
PC - 2
Rules: Multiplatform games will count for the system I played for. If the game is a port from an earlier generation then it counts for that system instead. The only exception is simultaneous cross-generation releases. Those act like Multiplatform games. If I played on none of the original systems then I just put it under the console I was most likely to get it on. 

Original Generation Stats. 
Generation Three - 8             Generation Eight - 8 (9)
Generation Four - 9            Generation Nine - 4 (4)
Generation Five - 1
Generation Six - 8
Generation Seven - 12
Rules: This is just when the game was made. Remakes are considered new games and will be counted towards when the remake was released.  If a game is cross-generation then it is added to both generations.  

Year Stats  
1985 - 1
1987 - 2
1988 - 1
1990 - 3     
1991 - 3
1992 - 3
1994 - 3                
  
1996 - 1
2001 -2 

2002 - 2         
2004 - 3
2005 - 1
2007 - 1
2008 - 3
2009 - 3                      
2010 - 2
2011 - 1
2012 - 3
2013 - 2
2014 - 2
2015 - 1
2016 - 2                      
2017 - 2
2018 - 1
 Rules: It is based on when the game release in North America. If the game never made it to America then I use the original release date. Ports do not count.  

Last edited by killeryoshis - on 31 December 2018

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