Unless your name is Hank Hill, you've probably enjoyed playing a few vidjagames in your lifetime. I know I have. I grew up with Mario, moved on to Sonic, and have risen up through the first two Playstations and now play with trash-talking, pre-pubescent punks all around the world on XBox Live.
They're a great way to relieve stress, connect with buddies, wind-down from the day, or just have a shit-ton of fun. So here's my five favorite games of all-time.
5. Super Street Fighter II
Best fighting game ever. The diversity of the characters, the special-moves, the combos. And of course, Haduken. No fighting game has ever lived up to this one for me.
4. Micro Machines V3
My friends and I played this game to death, played it until it resurrected, and then we played it to death again. It was ADDICTING. One your own, you played through races and won cars. Then you got together with your friends and pitted your cars against one another, winner take all. Things got heated.
3. Tecmo Super Bowl
Forget Madden, this is the game that started it all for video game football. Real teams, real players, real action. Naturally, the 49ers and Bo Jackson's Raiders are banned when playing with friends.
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
The best game ever made. Period. It's so good, I still have an original NES, and I still play this game. I really don't need to sell you on this game, because if you don't like it, you're a pinko commie bastard. Bonus points for best cover art ever.
1. The NCAA Football series
I was raised on Alabama football. I worship in the church of college football. So, naturally, any college football game will grab my attention. I've played this EA Sports series since it was Bill Walsh's College Football back on Sega Genesis. Many a controller has been broken playing against friends. The NCAA Dynasty was the thing to do in the dorms. NCAA release day should be a holiday.
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