• newmachine - October 4, 2014 6:39 a.m.

    Vectorman (Sega Genesis) also plays with his body parts, even before Rayman does.
  • MidianGTX - May 20, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    Earthworm Jim has a ton, and most of them blitz the competition.
  • bearded-snorlax - May 20, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    I believe there was an idle animation involving the Snark in Half Life where it would try to eat Gordon's finger.
  • ProdigyWolf - May 20, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    Duke Nukem 3D: "What are you waiting for? Christmas?)
  • alex-trapp - May 12, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    In Black Mesa (the redesign on Half Life), if you hold still with the pistol equipped, Gordon spins it and looks at it.
  • revrock - May 9, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    3D Worldrunner on the NES... main character sits down and lights up a smoke.
  • david-samuel-bravo - May 8, 2014 10:09 p.m.

    sorry i meant they would knock on the screen
  • david-samuel-bravo - May 8, 2014 10:04 p.m.

    BIONICLE HEROES a few characters would turn around after a while and knock on the
  • Satchurated - May 8, 2014 8:47 a.m.

    I don't think you can call it an idle animation, but in tekken 6 when you're doing the story mode, you eventually have to fight the robot girl with chainsaw arms. If you run away from her and stand a good distance away, she'll laugh at you while she floats in the air. Wait too long though and she'll start shooting rockets at you.
  • Phantom Cipher - May 7, 2014 11:59 p.m.

    Do you think it is possible to screengrab Pokemon Yellow from a Super Game Boy for the SNES or a Game Boy Player for the Gamecube?
  • GR_JustinTowell - May 8, 2014 1:41 a.m.

    Sure. Check out . With an upscaler and an HDMI capture card in your PC, your SNES (with SCART cable attached) could output a Super Game Boy picture to a PC that could screengrab it. It's not the cheapest way to do it, but the best I can think of that isn't illegal. By which I mean emulation. Plus all your retro games will look uh-may-zing.
  • mordorson - October 5, 2014 12:30 a.m.

    emulation isn't illegal if the virtual console is at least 20% different from the actual one, or if the license for the console/handheld isn't current. So SNES-Gameboy Advance stuff is perfectly legal to emulate, and current gen stuff is legal if you do some tweaking (although there's a specific way you need to create the ROM for the game if it's something with a current license)
  • GR_JustinTowell - October 6, 2014 3:13 a.m.

    Sorry, SNES Game Boy Advance ROMS are still owned by the copyright holders and it is illegal to download them. A fact exacerbated by the fact Nintendo is currently selling Virtual Console versions of those games. They are certainly not 'abandonware' as some people like to say, and that's not even a defense. The license is always current, unless it's over something like 75 years old. It's not even legal to download a ROM if you own a copy of the game you're emulating. The emulators themselves are not illegal, but the ROMS people play on them are, unless the user has gained written permission from the copyright holder, as with the case of things like worldofspectrum. As for being 20% different from the Virtual Console version, I have no idea what you mean by that!
  • n00b - May 7, 2014 11:15 p.m.

    Fio from Metal Slug. She stop in the middle of a battle field and haves herself a pick nick.
  • Shyplay - May 7, 2014 8:59 p.m.

    One of my favorite idle animations is the one Kirby does in Kirby:Squeek Squad, when you have the Magic copy ability. A little Kirby walks out of his hat!
  • Sebastiaan - May 7, 2014 8:38 p.m.

    The idle animation in the Dark Souls games is basically of your character dying. There is very little relief in hearing the sound of someone invading your world while you're taking a leak.
  • mikeyline - May 7, 2014 7:53 p.m.

    In "Evil Dead A Fistful Of Boom-Stick" Ash have several different animations depending on the weapon he was holding, the best was the shovel which he would carelessly swing and hit himself in the face :)
  • TheGreyWizard - May 7, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    Oh Jim, you'll always be the king!
  • Child Of Death - May 7, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    While its not exactly idle animations, I love the dialouge the characters will say in Borderlands 2 after you are idle for awhile.
  • Vonter - May 7, 2014 2:25 p.m.

    I suppose it wasn't popular but I think Ristar had an idle animation for each level. Also Metroid Prime also had clever idle animations.

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