Top Tens

Everyone loves Top Tens, especially when it comes to gaming!  These are simply my opinions as a gamer of 36+ years, and I’d love to hear yours too!

Top 10 Best Metroidvanias on Switch

Hollow Knight Switch physical with manual and map of Hallownest

Since the announcement of Metroid Dread, I’ve been on a huge Metroid kick! I just finished replaying the “main” series (ending with the spectacular Metroid Fusion, my favorite GBA game). What’s next while I wait for October 8th? An excellent Metroidvania, of course! I’ve been playing Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights and am absolutely …

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Top 10 Best Game Boy Games

My favorite Game Boy games box art-Zelda Link's Awakening, Dr. Mario, Final Fantasy Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Mole Mania, Metroid II and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

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

Zelda Skyward Sword for Wii with 25th Anniversary Symphony CD and Skyward Sword Joy Cons

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” from Mr. Iwata some more love. It’s unique controls and gimmicks were a breath of fresh air at release (and provided a great distraction for me …

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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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Top 10 Best Games of 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition

We all know that 2020 has been nothing short of horrible, for so many reasons. But there is at least one bright spot: a lot of fantastic video games were released! I know I’m not alone in being grateful for games in a time of quarantine and such anxiety. They’ve really helped me manage stress …

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