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47. Mario Kart DS, DS (2005) Nintendo
The first of many Mario Karts on the list, but this one is the lowest down, despite introducing such features as the classic tracks. Why is it so low down you ask? Snaking. Despite Snaking it was fun enough to beat out Super Circuit, which does not make my list at all

If anyone here on VGC practiced snaking, present yourselves now so that i might denounce you before the Court of Good Sportsmanship



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My #47 is Mario Kart Wii because is the only rancing game in which I can win.



Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?

Machina said:

#47 - Double Dragon (SMS)


Absolutely rubbish today of course, but I loved it when I was a kid.

If you loved it then it doesnt matter when it came out.  a good game is a good game.  



48 - MegaMan X (SNES, PSP)

I actually couldn't chose between Megaman X, X3, or X4, so I simply went with the one I spent the most time on since it's the oldest; thus making it my most nostalgic favorite. think about it, it's the same forumla that worked for Megaman so well, but with more powerups, heart tanks, armor, better graphics, better music, and deeper bosses. Now if only they'd listen to me about doing a prospective Megaman X-9, they could have a REAL winner on their hands! (seriously, asl me more).



#47: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)
Release Date: October 17, 2005

Believe it or not, it was actually my (now) Xbox 360 playin', FPS lovin', Call of Duty fanatic brother who first got into Fire Emblem (before I even heard of it). So when Path of Radiance released on the GameCube, he convinced me to buy the game and give it a try... and I instantly fell in love with the game. Whether it was the easy to play, difficult to master gameplay (which was tough as nails, even on easy), the fantastic cast of characters (really, I actually came to care about these guys, so of course I had to reset every time someone died), or the wonderfully engaging story, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance had it all (even cat-girls!). With this game, I was introduced to the wonderful world of Fire Emblem, and for that I am very thankful.

Favorite Character: Ilyana
Favorite Villain: The Black Knight



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Mr Khan said:
47. Mario Kart DS, DS (2005) Nintendo
The first of many Mario Karts on the list, but this one is the lowest down, despite introducing such features as the classic tracks. Why is it so low down you ask? Snaking. Despite Snaking it was fun enough to beat out Super Circuit, which does not make my list at all

If anyone here on VGC practiced snaking, present yourselves now so that i might denounce you before the Court of Good Sportsmanship

I practiced snaking and the online mode of this game was a mess. You either faced people who didn't make use of snaking and destroyed them or you faced people who made use of snaking, but were better at it. Either way it wasn't about racing, so the game just fell apart. I've only played it online for about four weeks before I had enough of it. There was just no satisfaction in winning.

By the way, Mario Kart DS only introduced a compilation of classic tracks from all previous games. Super Circuit on the GBA featured all 20 tracks from the SNES game, so MK DS is just an evolution of the concept to bring classic tracks back.



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#47) Lylat Wars (N64/VC)

And I mean Lylat Wars. Not Star Fox 64. Why is it such a big deal, you ask? Because in Lylat Wars you can toggle off that ear-piercing voice acting, that's why! The alternative is admittedly not much better, but it beats listening to Slippy.

Anyhow, Lylat Wars is a quality arcade-style rail shooter. If it wasn't so damn easy, the game could be a lot higher. (that out-of-place seabed tour didn't help much either)



Smeags said:

#47: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)
Release Date: October 17, 2005

Believe it or not, it was actually my (now) Xbox 360 playin', FPS lovin', Call of Duty fanatic brother who first got into Fire Emblem (before I even heard of it). So when Path of Radiance released on the GameCube, he convinced me to buy the game and give it a try... and I instantly fell in love with the game. Whether it was the easy to play, difficult to master gameplay (which was tough as nails, even on easy), the fantastic cast of characters (really, I actually came to care about these guys, so of course I had to reset every time someone died), or the wonderfully engaging story, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance had it all (even cat-girls!). With this game, I was introduced to the wonderful world of Fire Emblem, and for that I am very thankful.

Favorite Character: Ilyana
Favorite Villain: The Black Knight

Believe it or not, but the only reason why I gave Fire Emblem a chance was the Gamecube drought. I had read good reviews of the GBA game, but refrained from trying it, because the reviewers pointed out some unpleasant things like annoying micro-management (forced to buy stuff on the maps), perma-deaths and high difficulty. With JRPGs generally being a mixed bag, I just passed on the series.

Having bought Path of Radiance changed my mind about the series and I immediately bought Fire Emblem 7 and 8 for the GBA afterwards. The negative side-effect was that from this point on all other SRPGs became complete and utter garbage, because Fire Emblem is that much better. It requires actual strategy, because you can't rely on Bauernopfer tactics and grinding (well, FE8 allows you to grind which obviously makes it a bad FE).

I am not sure why you like Ilyana though. Probably just because of her personality. Her stat growth is quite messed up for a mage, with strength and defense rising at better rates than the stats that are more important.



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RolStoppable said:

Believe it or not, but the only reason why I gave Fire Emblem a chance was the Gamecube drought. I had read good reviews of the GBA game, but refrained from trying it, because the reviewers pointed out some unpleasant things like annoying micro-management (forced to buy stuff on the maps), perma-deaths and high difficulty. With JRPGs generally being a mixed bag, I just passed on the series.

I am not sure why you like Ilyana though. Probably just because of her personality. Her stat growth is quite messed up for a mage, with strength and defense rising at better rates than the stats that are more important.

I would have never thought that about you Rol, glad to see that PoR made the two of us fans.

And yes, I love the character of Ilyana more than her absurd strength growth.

Her post-game narrative still makes me smile: Somewhere out there, Ilyana is still hungry.



Smeags said:

I would have never thought that about you Rol, glad to see that PoR made the two of us fans.

And yes, I love the character of Ilyana more than her absurd strength growth.

Her post-game narrative still makes me smile: Somewhere out there, Ilyana is still hungry.

The one point I disagree with when it comes to PoR is that it's a difficult game. This only holds true for Fire Emblem newbies, but once you got the hang of it, it's really no problem at all. Why? Because the Western version of PoR got simplified. Japan's hard mode got scratched and an easy mode that nets you 50 % more experience points got added. If Nintendo ever decides to re-release the PoR and RD combo, I hope that they will give us PoR's hard mode.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club