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Top 10 Best Game Boy Games

Box art of top rated Game Boy games

It’s almost impossible to separate nostalgia from my personal best Game Boy games. Like many gamers my age, the Game Boy was the first handheld system I owned, and I still remember it fondly. I got it for Christmas in 4th grade with both Link’s Awakening (as a pack-in) and Wario Land. And boy, I …

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Top 10 Best Wii Games

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword box, disc, manual, and soundtrack CD

As I packed my collection for our recent move, I realized I have the fewest games for the Wii of any Nintendo console! I need show this little “revolution” some more love. It’s unique controls and gimmicks were a breath of fresh air at release (and provided a great distraction for me my first year …

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Top 10 Best Mario Games

Box art of Mario 64, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins with Mario anniversary pins

I have to talk about my top 10 best Mario games before the official end of the 35th Anniversary celebration! (which Nintendo has decided is March 31st of this year, for some reason). My earliest gaming memories start on the NES with Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario has been a delightful, whimsical, and always …

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Ranking the Mario 64 Courses

Mario getting a star in Mario 64

Despite its age, Mario 64 remains a prime example of excellent 3D level design! Its stages are just the right size, allow for a lot of freedom of movement, and are full of plenty of secrets and shortcuts. Most importantly, the courses are just FUN and comforting. It’s what makes Mario 64 one of the …

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