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Brasel the Gamer’s Top 100 Games of All Time


The Cartridge Club is doing a collaborative effort to find out what the best 100 games of all time are. I decided to chip in and give them my top 100 games of all time. I’m going to go ahead and post my list here because why the hell not? No fancy explanations or anything though. If you have questions, feel free to comment! I do want to say that it’s pretty easy to see where my love of games lie. NES, SNES, PC, and the PlayStation consoles. I only have 3 Nintendo 64 games and 2 Sega Genesis games on the list. This is also quite a bit different than the last list I did some time ago, because I’m not lumping the Mega Man or Mass Effect series into one entry, for example. Let me know what you think.

  1. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  2. Final Fantasy VI
  3. Mega Man X
  4. Metal Gear Solid
  5. Mega Man 2
  6. Mega Man 3
  7. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  8. Super Mario Bros
  9. The Legend of Zelda
  10. Final Fantasy IV
  11. Mega Man 5
  12. Mega Man X2
  13. Final Fantasy Tactics
  14. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  15. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  17. Super Metroid
  18. Super Castlevania IV
  19. Super Mario Bros. 3
  20. Chrono Trigger
  21. Dragon Age: Origins
  22. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  23. Super Mario Bros 2
  24. Final Fantasy VII
  25. Mega Man 6
  26. Crystalis
  27. Mega Man 4
  28. Legendary Wings
  29. Galaga
  30. Super Mario World
  31. Shovel Knight
  32. Street Fighter II: Turbo
  33. Mega Man
  34. Diablo II
  35. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  36. Donkey Kong (Gameboy)
  37. Actraiser
  38. Quest for Glory VGA
  39. Final Fantasy XII
  40. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  41. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
  42. Pokemon Leaf Green
  43. Mass Effect 2
  44. Mass Effect 3
  45. Gradius III
  46. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  47. Donkey Kong Country 2
  48. World of Warcraft
  49. Double Dragon (NES)
  50. Super Mario Land
  51. Ninja Gaiden
  52. Donkey Kong Country
  53. Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario World 2
  54. Final Fantasy VIII
  55. Gradius
  56. Starfox 64
  57. Super Mario Land III: Wario Land
  58. Mega Man 7
  59. Disney’s Aladdin (SNES)
  60. Ducktales
  61. Super Mario Maker
  62. Super C
  63. Contra
  64. Mega Man 9
  65. Tetris
  66. Mario Kart 64
  67. Castlevania
  68. Sonic the Hedgehog
  69. Mega Man X4
  70. Dr. Mario
  71. Illusion of Gaia
  72. Castlevania III
  73. Rock Band 2
  74. NHL 98
  75. Metroid Prime
  76. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  77. Vandal Hearts
  78. Kirby’s Super Star
  79. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  80. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  81. Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
  82. Diablo
  83. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  84. Soul Calibur
  85. Space Invaders
  86. Ms. Pac-Man
  87. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
  88. Super Mario Kart
  89. Axiom Verge
  90. Final Fantasy V
  91. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
  92. Heavenly Sword
  93. Portal 2
  94. Gunpoint
  95. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game
  96. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3/Xbox 360)
  97. Angry Birds
  98. Rocket Knight Adventures
  99. King’s Quest VGA
  100. Mario Paint

A Personal Experience with Super Castlevania IV

Originally I wrote this as an article, but as I was writing it, I had an urge to put it into video form. So I did. Go check out the original article at OnTheStick.com:

Also don’t forget to check out Magnus VonBlack and his amazing cover of Simon’s Theme, which played throughout the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqUw7h-QE8

Gradius NES vs Arcade – Palette Swap

I had a great time collaborating with Wes on this video. Be sure to check out his channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGFSO4BJ2XJuphfbNVjd28w

The audio on this video was not the best. I think that’s gotta be my focus on the next video. I apologize for the bad voice over on MY part. Wes’s was mostly fine. 🙂


How does Mega Man establish a series? | Evolution of Mega Man | Episode 1

What gameplay mechanics and other features does the first Mega Man game include that make this game special enough to span more than 20 years worth of video games?

The next episode will cover Mega Man 2, and how it built off of the original game and improved the formula and fixed the first game’s flaws.

This video series was created on a whim. Sunday night of this week, I thought about doing it and just went with it. Originally it was supposed to be one big video, but after four pages of script and only getting through Mega Man 2, I knew I was going to have to split it up.

Megaman 3 – Sparkman Stage [Rock Arrange] – By Retro Game Remix – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycIqqaxvJQs

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Whats wrong with the term Hidden Gems? – VLOG

I just wanted to start a discussion on the term “Hidden Gems” and see what everyone else thinks.

Don’t forget to check out Krikit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNytNd4VpmLGdmCZQ8gdqQw

10 Affordable Hidden Gems for the Super Nintendo

Why do hidden gems lists? Because they’re fun dammit!

Don’t forget to check out Miketendo’s list on Dongled.

Miketendo’s Affordable SNES Hidden Gems list:

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Arcadian Atlas – I Pledged Support to a Kickstarter


I’ve always been wary of the crowd funding option of developing games, mainly because of blunders like Mighty No. 9, which STILL isn’t out. But there has been one game that I’ve had my eye on since I started creating content: Arcadian Atlas. This game draws inspiration from Final Fantasy Tactics, which is one of my favorite games of all time. It’s currently in the Kickstarter phase, and has raised about $40k of it’s $90k goal with 19 days to go as of 4/19/16.

I’ve been watching one of the developers from Twin Otter Studios, Becca Bair’s posts on Twitter for almost two years now. I was at first just interested in the pixel art that looked a lot like something from one of my favorite games. I really dug the artstyle. When I realized this content was for a game, I was instantly interested. I wasn’t one of the first backers on Kickstarter, but as soon as I was able, I pledged $20 to get a copy of the game digitally upon release.

If you’re a big fan of tactical RPGs like I am, then you may want to get in on this, or at least check it out. They’ve been making good progress, and I really believe they are sincere and dedicated to their goal. Kickstarter should be used for projects like this, where new, upcoming artists and developers have a chance to fund an awesome project, not where well known, famous industry icons can fund their pet projects…I’m looking at you Inafune.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1266693296/arcadian-atlas-tactical-rpg-inspired-by-classics/

Their website: http://www.arcadianatlas.com/

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