Category Archives: Mini Lists

Five More Horror Games to Play on Nintendo Consoles

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Finally, after three long years, I’m compiling another list of horror games that can be played on Nintendo consoles. This list is a little shorter so think of it as a supplementary list for the Top 10 Horror Games to Play on Nintendo Consoles article. Some of these games may scare you silly; some of them are full of blood and guts. Regardless, all of these games can be played on Nintendo consoles and they are great to pop in during the macabre month of October.

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Mini List: Five Best Treehouse of Horror Shorts

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Who wasn’t a fan of The Simpsons in the nineties? Well, I sure was, but there were certain episodes that stuck out like a sore thumb. They were different, much scarier than the norm. Of course, I’m talking about the Treehouse of Horror episodes!

Each year – starting with the second season – around Halloween, The Simpsons would transform into a horrific, gory filled anthology of short stories. Looking back now, most of these episodes weren’t really that scary, but to a kid they were deemed downright terrifying. Over 23 seasons, there have been 69 short horror stories told during the Treehouse of Horror episodes. With Halloween just around the corner, I have decided to highlight Five of the Best Treehouse of Horror Shorts.

Disclaimer: When I say five of the best, what I really mean is five of my personal favourites. Read more

Best SNES Games: Gaia Trilogy Edition

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Best SNES Games: Gaia Trilogy Edition

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So far, the Best SNES Games features explored specific genres of video games that were released on the Super Nintendo. Today, we’re changing things up to take a look at an underappreciated JRPG trilogy from the classic 16-bit developer, Quintet. Of course, I’m talking about the Gaia Trilogy.

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Top 5 Innovative Items from The Legend of Zelda Series

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The Legend of Zelda series is known for being an innovator of the action-adventure genre. Innovations such as the use of battery backups and Z-Targeting paved the way for other action-adventure games. While we’ve already done the Top 10 Items from The Legend of Zelda, a recent trek through The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages got me thinking about innovative items from the series that offered new gameplay experiences. And here we are, ready to list the Top 5 Innovative Items from The Legend of Zelda Series.

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Five Nintendo Franchises that Need to Make a Comeback

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As we all know, Nintendo owns some of the most iconic video game franchises in the industry. However, some of their older franchises have been poorly mistreated, or worse, forgotten. A cameo, remake, or spin-off won’t suffice; these franchises need a new entry in their respective series. So, which five Nintendo franchises need to make a comeback?

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Five Wii Games that Deserve a Second Chance

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The Wii has a great library of games including titles such as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and most of Nintendo’s first-party titles. However, there are a lot of great titles that have been shrugged aside, for one reason or another, that I believe deserve a second chance. Today, I’d like to take a look back at five of those Wii games.

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Best SNES Games: Shooter Edition

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Best SNES Games: Shooter Edition

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It’s been a long time coming, but finally, I have decided on a list of some of the best SNES shooters to grace the super console. This list only contains four entries, but four entries worthy of being called some of the best SNES games. There will be some great titles left off this particular edition, so keep in mind that they may appear in  a future entry. With that being said, let’s get on to an interstellar battle for the ages.

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Best SNES Games: Platformer Edition

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Best SNES Games: Platformer Edition

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Last week I published Best SNES Games: RPG Edition, a new article for Mini Fortress that explored some of the best RPGs to hit the Super Nintendo. As this will be an ongoing series intended to explore most genres, this week I’ve decided to get away from dungeon crawling and turn-based battling to look at platformers, perhaps one of the most popular genres from the early nineties.

It was inevitable, platformers were destined to grace the SNES because of their enormous popularity, but also because developers could give their trusty heroes the pretty new facelift they deserved. The SNES era brought back Mario and Master Higgins, but also paved way for new heroes to emerge, heroes like Donkey Kong.

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Best SNES Games: RPG Edition

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Best SNES Games: RPG Edition

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The Super Nintendo has an incredible library of games that come from just about every genre imaginable. A lot of SNES games continued the trend of mascot-based platformers, but most notably brought attention to a genre previously untapped here in North America. This genre I’m talking about is, of course, the RPG. Sure, Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy graced the Nintendo Entertainment System, but RPG would soon become synonymous with the words, Super Nintendo.

In this new series of mini-lists, I’m going to highlight the best SNES games in existence. This first edition will explore RPGs for gamers that like to indulge in epic stories, diverse characters, potions, summons, and lots of strategic battles.

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Mini List: Five Best Hell in a Cell Matches

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Hell in a Cell 2012 is coming up in just a couple weeks, so I thought it would be a good time to have a look at some of the best matches in its history. There have been over 20 matches since its inception in 1997, meaning there was a lot to wade through. Luckily, there were a lot of great matches that immediately came to mind, so putting this article together wasn’t difficult. These matches are in no particular order, but I believe these to be the Five Best Hell in a Cell Matches. Read more