My First 150 Reviewed Video Games…Ranked!

90: Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Even the weakest Mario Kart is still a fun game.

7.0/10

89: Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6

Still solid Mega Man fun. Even if the game’s only original idea (the Rush Powers) more or less rendered the Robot Master abilities moot.

7.0/10

88: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Mario & Luigi

Though a solid RPG in its own right, Dream Team was where the depth and creativity of the Mario & Luigi games started getting watered down. Perhaps Bowser’s Inside Story was just too hefty of an act to follow?

7.0/10

87: Castlevania

Castlevania

Some of Castlevania’s more unfairly difficult attributes may be more noticeable today, but as a whole the game is still a memorable NES venture.

7.0/10

86: F-Zero

F-Zero

F-Zero is still a fast, fun racer. Though in retrospect, its lack of multiplayer makes it a bit obvious why Mario Kart is the Nintendo racer that has endured.

7.0/10

85: Star Fox Guard

Star Fox Guard

It’s kind of like Five Nights at Freddy’s, except much less annoying and without the toxic fandom.

7.0/10

84: Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

An improvement over the first game, and still a lot of fun.

7.0/10

83: New Super Mario Bros.

New Super Mario Bros.

The title that re-established 2D Mario is still one of the best-selling video games in history…even if it is rather restrained by the series’ standards.

7.0/10

82: Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero

A return to form for the Star Fox series, hampered by some muddled controls.

7.0/10

81: Journey

Journey

Far from the masterpiece it’s often made out to be, Journey can at least boast something many other games of its ilk (such as Limbo) cannot. It’s actually kind of fun!

7.0/10

80: Bro Force

BroForce

It’s worth playing just to see all the action heroes that are spoofed. Bring a few friends, and it’s glorious madness.

7.0/10

79: Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis

The game that introduced Waluigi to our hearts.

7.0/10

78: Kirby: Squeak Squad

Squeak Squad

I stand by my claims that Kirby has never been in a bad game. Case in point, Squeak Squad is probably one of the weaker entries in the series, and it’s still really fun.

7.0/10

77: Kirby’s Avalanche

Kirby's Avalanche

Puyo Pop + Kirby = Charming.

7.0/10

76: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Though it lacks the execution of its predecessor, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Rainbow Curse still makes innovative use of the Wii U Gamepad and features wonderful, clay-inspired visuals and catchy music.

7.0/10

75: Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Star Wars Battlefront

Perhaps not the game many hoped it would be, but an exciting multiplayer Star Wars title nonetheless.

7.0/10

74: Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

A four-player Kirby game in a Metroidvania style? Can we please return to this formula, Nintendo?!

7.0/10

73: Titan Souls

Titan Souls

It’s like Shadow of the Colossus meets Dark Souls meets Zelda. If it weren’t for the often frustrating difficulty, it may have been an indie classic.

7.0/10

72: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

The second Castlevania to properly utilize the “Metroidvania” style, Circle of the Moon is admittedly the weakest of that lot, with relatively simplistic gameplay. But that doesn’t stop it from being a whole lot of fun.

7.5/10

71: WarioWare: Smooth Moves

WarioWare Smooth Moves

Though not the best entry in the insane WarioWare series, Smooth Moves stands out for its hilarious uses of the Wii remote, which are more or less intended to make players look like a bunch of jackasses.

7.5/10

70: New Super Luigi U

NSLU

This Luigi-centric DLC to New Super Mario Bros. U is a fun game in its own right, serving as a more difficult alternative to the original game.

7.5/10

69: Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4 might suffer slightly for being imaginatively conservative after the stellar second and third entries, and for introducing the overpowered charge shot. But there’s no denying that Mega Man was still a winning formula. Plus, Skull Man.

7.5/10

68: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Castlevania 3

Castlevania III was a surefire improvement over the first two installments, with the additional characters adding a good dose of variety to the gameplay.

7.5/10

67: Kid Icarus Uprising

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Though a bit overhyped by overzealous fans, Kid Icarus Uprising is nonetheless the best entry in the long-dormant series, combining elements of Star Fox and God of War with a Super Smash Bros. level of unlockables.

7.5/10

66: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon lacks the atmosphere that the original pulled off to surprising effect, but it makes up for it with one of the 3DS’ best multiplayer modes.

7.5/10

65: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Injustice

A surprisingly strong single player mode and a variety of iconic DC characters make this one of the better licensed fighters out there.

7.5/10

64: Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Continuing with the sharp gameplay and beautiful visuals introduced in Rayman Origins, Legends proved to be a worthy continuation in the long-running series. Even if the Gamepad levels never quite felt right.

7.5/10

63: Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament

The Pokemon fighter we needed, if maybe not the one we deserved.

7.5/10

62: Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land

Though there’s not much here to satisfy a single player for very long, if you get a whole group of friends together, Nintendo Land is one of the best party games the Big N has ever created.

7.5/10

61: Pokemon Go

PokeGo

The mobile game that’s conquered the world may be a simplified version of the classic Pokemon formula, but it’s brought Pokemania to heights it hasn’t seen since the early years of the franchise.

7.5/10

Author: themancalledscott

Born of cold and winter air and mountain rain combining, the man called Scott is an ancient sorcerer from a long-forgotten realm. He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil. Or, you know, he could just be some guy who loves video games, animations and cinema who just wanted to write about such things.

25 thoughts on “My First 150 Reviewed Video Games…Ranked!”

  1. Oh Superman 64… *shudders* My friend and I made our own mini game. We would see who could throw a boxy car and catch it before it hit the ground. It was at least more entertaining than those endless rings.

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  2. Congratulations on 150 Reviews! And kudos to you for ranking them all! I can say with certainty that your top 5 are excellent choices! Most of those are among my top 10 or even top 5. Other than that, your list is pretty good. I’m impressed you put a little blurb after each one. Now that’s dedication! Great work!

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    1. Thanks! I was really happy I got around to doing this, because as I got closer to 150 game reviews, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write all of this down. But I like to make sure I have some decent content on this site, so I thought this was too fun of an idea to pass up on.

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  3. Congrats on the 150 reviews mate! It’s quite the feat! And I completely agree with Super Mario Galaxy 2 being placed as your contemporary number 1! That game is the embodiment of perfection. Interesting to see that you enjoyed Dark Souls III over bloodborne! I must say, now that I’ve been playing dark souls III, I am throughly enjoying, although it doesn’t have that nuance that Bloodborne did for me as it was my first Souls-esque experience, but nonetheless, Dark Souls III is excellent thus far. Anyway just wanted to let you know that all your hard work is appreciated!

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    1. I actually flip-flopped quite a bit between Galaxy 2 and DKC2 for the top spot. Like I said, the top few are pretty interchangeable… Same goes for Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne. Honestly, depending on when you ask me, my answer could be different as to which one is better. Glad you’re enjoying Dark Souls 3!

      Man, I even flip-flopped with putting Mario 64 and Tropical Freeze in the top 5. I’m still not sure whether I made the right choice, but I just went with the fact that 64 has held up so well for so long.

      As always, thanks for the comment.

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      1. Well for me personally, it would always be Galaxy 2 if I had to choose between the two. Dark Souls III definitely has a leveled sense of variance that Bloodborne just can’t match and while I prefer the gothic Victorian aesthetic of Bloodborne, the Kingdom of Lothric is admittedly more varied and diverse. I’m glad I decided to give it a go, otherwise I would’ve missed out on one of the best games this year! Oh geez I still have to play Mario 64. I still haven’t rectified that. And also Banjo Kazooie. I’ll be sure to catch up on my classics after I finish Dark Souls. Would you recommend the DS version of Mario 64 or should I just go with the virtual console version?

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      2. Definitely play the Virtual Console version of Mario 64. The DS version may have multiple characters and more stars/missions, but they aren’t always well implemented, and the controls leave a lot to be desired. The original still holds up, however.

        Dark Souls 3 is definitely my Game of the Year so far. There are still a few more months of 2016 to go, but I don’t see anything dethroning it with Yooka-Laylee and Breath of the Wild being delayed. πŸ˜›

        Galaxy 2 and DKC2 are two of maybe four “2s” that I would give perfect 10s (I’ll leave you guessing on the others for now). Honestly, both are in my top 5. But I’m spoiling too much of my favorites list. So let’s leave things there…

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  4. Congratulations! I myself just reached 50 reviews, so I can feel a true sense of accomplishment too.

    I’m not surprised Wizard of Oz ended up at the bottom; it’s pretty atrocious from what I’ve seen of it. I’d say Metal Morph is easily the worst game I’ve reviewed so far; Deadly Towers was at least vaguely passable when it was released and Where’s Waldo is bad in the sense that it’s just completely boring. They’re abysmal, but not on the same level as Metal Morph. If you’re ever looking for another awful game to play through, you could give that one a try.

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    1. Congratulations on your 50th review! Keep up the great work!
      Wizard of Oz might be the worst game I’ve ever played…unless Tiger handhelds count (so many haunting memories).
      I might check out some of those games sometime, though I’m not exactly jumping to do so. I’ve always wanted to try out Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties and Big Rigs as well. I don’t know why.

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    1. Thank you very much! Here’s hoping it doesn’t take me too long to reach the 200 mark.

      It’s always hard to argue placing anything above Galaxy 2, though I honestly flip-flopped with it and DKC2 for a long while before posting this.

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  5. Congratulations on 150 reviews! I feel like I’m very late to your review party since I’ve only been a part of this site for a short time, but I’ll definitely do some backpedaling through your site to read some of these in the future. It’s so nice to see all your hard work organized right in front of you, I’m sure. Looking forward to more!

    Is it awful that I’ve only played two games out of your top 5? Clearly I’ve been missing out!

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy all the reviews and such.

      Don’t feel too bad about only playing a couple of the highest-ranked games here, that just means you’ll be able to experience the others for the first time. πŸ™‚

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  6. I’ve gotta be honest and say I liked Game & Wario, managed to have quite a lot of fun with that. Some edgy choices near the bottom with Bioshock Infinite and Limbo, some people would get angry. I wouldn’t, because I haven’t played them. And why did you play as much as 3 KlayFighters games — and the Superman game!?

    But, I mean, Castlevania Judgement looks pretty good…

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  7. Wonderful 101 and Lego City Undercover look great! And New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Tennis Open are both good games. They both take the formula of the former games in their series and whilst simplifying it make the gameplay tighter than ever before – and not too simple to remove the enjoyment factor.

    This is Reuben, by the way.

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  8. I’m sorry, but Rayman Legends is way too low. The art and the sound are the best in any game for me, and it’s platforming and multiplayer genius. It’s only held back by the fact it doesn’t feel quite as complete a package as Origins. How could it just be a 7.5!?

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