#43 - Jumping Flash! (Kudos to F0X for guessing this)
A game close to my heart for so many reasons, but not least because it was the first videogame I actually bought. I tell this story every time but... coming home from school one day, I find my dad playing the PS1 in my front room. Came with a demo disk loaded with titles but the first one he was playing was this. I was immediately hooked, finished the demo like 20 times and then we went out to buy the game that weekend.
I won't beat around the bush - Jumping Flash! is dated; it's short; story is silly and there's so much else objectively wrong with it. And yet it's so playable, even to this day I genuinely believe you could pick it up; blast through it and have a brilliant time with it.
Filled to the brim with creative design; adorable enemies; cool stuff to do and a fantastic sense of scale (seriously, you can reach some massive heights in this game looking down on the world below). It's kind of a shame that Mario became the genre norm, really. Although I love that style of 3D platformer, I believe a first-person affair like Jumping Flash! could sit alongside them perfectly.
Of all the IP's Sony could revive, I think this one would actually make it to the top of my list. A £15 downloadable updated version of this would be an insta-play for me.