Thanks Smeags for the message I almost forgot about this list. Anyways for the last night of Chanukah I give this giant wall of text.
#31. Sonic Colors (wii) - I never thought that I would ever play a good Sonic game since everything sonic related that came out after SA2B was not that great. Then as the Sonic revival was happening after unleashed, they announced what I thought was a stupid game title "Sonic Colors." It came out and I held out for the longest time on getting it, but after hearing good things about it and then seeing it for $18 on amazon, I got my hands on the game and man was I blown away. This game shows how awsome a 3D Sonic game can be and made me a rebeliever of the blue hedgehog again. Now I need to buy generations. :)
#30. Meteos (ds) - This game was the better puzzle game that Q! released, not Lumines, Meteos! This game was the best puzzle game I have played since I first played Tetris and man this game showed how awesome games can be on the DS.
#29. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(wii) - This game took to long to come out but IMO the wait for Zelda games is always worth it and this game was no exception.
#28. NBA Jam Tournament Edition (arcade) - I really like this game.
#27 Rune Factory Frontier (wii) - This is the first of 2 games that this site has influenced me to buy and has made its way onto this list. I don't even think I have played a Harvest Moon game since friends of mineral town on GBA but man did this game really shake up the formula in such an awesome way. I can't believe how it took this long to mesh these two RPG formulas together and how amazing they turn out. This game needs to be played by more people and I should probably buy the sequel, but I still need to find out what the heck that red minotaur is.
#26. Super Mario World (snes) - Who the hell doesn't like this game. It's what made you hack your PSP's for.
#25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade) - Even though his attack range sucked, I always would choose Michelangelo.
#24. Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - I think this game is rated where it should be but I think I'm a little more biased towards it since I was born on Disney (I've seen every movie, I live an hour to Disneyland.) This game made me buy a PS2 and to tell you the truth I'm glad it did. This game has most of the iconic characters in Disney, has an amazingly fun action RPG system, and has an emotional story that makes me cry every time I beat it. I don't think that I can wait much longer till KH3, but I should probably play the DS games first now that I think of it.
#23. pokemon gold (GBC) - Because Silver is for suckers (I had both, but I had Gold in Japanese also :) thanks to straight A's in 4th grade.)
#22. The Simpsons (arcade) - I think out of all the arcade games that I have played, this one has sucked the most quarters out of me. I think that almost every resturant, bowling alley, and movie theater I went to had this game, and man did I always love playing this game. Playing with others added comined attacks and made this game so much fun. The only gripe I have with this game is that Marge attacked with a vacuum cleaner. Seriously, WTH??!!?
#21. Pikmin (gamecube) - Before I even bought my gamecube, I bought Pikmin and man is this game amazing. A small scale console RTS that is so much fun that it just begs to be played multiple times just to get off that planet 1 day earlier. I think this game showed a brighter and promising future for the Gamecube that never really came, but atleast we got a sequal that is amazing.
#20. Guitar Hero 2 (PS2) - I still play this game and I still have fun rocking out to TROGDOR. That song alone makes this game worthy of this spot.
#19. Dick Tracy (GB) - This is probably the most nostalgic game you will see on my list. Why I have it so high is because it is an amazing action game that coincided with when I got the comic books and saw the movie. Is this game exactly like the movie, not really, but it just used the story as a means to fighting all the bad guys and man this game did what any liseced game should do. Be fun, memorable, and and stick to the characters just enough so that the experience is enjoyable and makes sense. Man this game did it all right.
#18. Paper Mario (N64) - I went 2 years without buying a game for my N64 and when I finally got this game, man did I love it.
#17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (wii) - Retro did it again in reviving a dead Nintendo franchise and making it amazing. Oh Retro, how I am glad Nintendo knows what to do with you.
#16. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) - Rareware made this game so awesome that they had to include Banjo and Conqur in it.
#15. Super Mario Galaxy (wii) - This game is pure joy and its sequel is even better.
#14. Psychonauts (PS2) - Back in the day when the only funny game that I had ever played was Banjo-Kazooie, humor was a scarcity in the games I played. Then I saw Psychonauts at a Gamestop for $10. I got it and the rest was history. IAM THE MILK MAN. MY MILK IS DELICIOUS!
#13. animaniacs pc game pack (PC) - I'm still amazed at how this game compeatly parodied videogames all together while being a great compilation of the games they were mocking. It had great humor, an amazing adveture game, and all around was just fun. I love this game.
#12. No More Heroes (wii) - I always wanted to play Killer 7 ever since I read the Nintendo Power article on it, but only being 14 when it came out and my mom and the store clerk being competent about the ESRB rating system, I had no dice. Then I saw the first trailer for NMH on the internet and man was I captured by its uniqueness. This game even came out a couple weeks early to my surprise and even greater surprise that my friends bought it for me for my birthday. I love this game. Its sense of style, the writing, the assassins, the side jobs, riding the speltiger. This game made swinging a wiimote awesome and made cool something that I would normally see strange.
#11. Pikmin 2 (gamecube) - This game is one of the perfect sequals that have been made that I have played. It made what the original was 50 times better. I loved the single player, the new pikmin are fun, and the multiplayer was amazing with me and my cousins going hours upon hours playing it. I am definately buying the Wii U just to play Pikmin 3.
#10. Banjo-Kazooie (N64) - Never really got into SM64 when it was released, but man did I play the hell out of this game. So funny, so much fun, loved turning into the washing machine.
#9. Super Smash Bros. Melee (gamecube) - If you bought a Gamecube, you had this game, and I played it till the very end.
#8. ToeJam & Earl (genesis/wii) - Co-op in its purest form. Man the good times I had playing this game with my cousin. Good times.
#7. Resident Evil 4 (gamecube) - I really thought that I would be completely lost when I played this game since I haven't even played 0-3 9and still haven't, but man is this game awesome. Everything that was in this game stood out for me and man when the scary moments came, they scared the crap out of me. This game is an amazing gem.
#6. The legend of Zelda: A link to the past (SNES/GBA) - I got a SNES the same Chanukah that I got a N64 so we just kept the SNES at my grandparents house when we would visit. This game came with it and holy crap, did it change my life. I barely remember how I liked mediocre games that I played before I played this. It made into the Nintendo fan that I am today and holy crap does this game stand the test of time with colors.
#5. Pokémon Red (GB) - THIS. GAME. CHANGED. EVERYTHING.