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Developer: Nintendo
Price: 200 points

Above: Go, Pyoro, go!

Why it’s one of the best: Originally a WarioWare microgame, Bird & Beans is simplicity at its best. You play as a bird with an insatiable appetite for beans. You have to catch the beans with your long tongue as they fall, or they’ll destroy the terrain. If you get hit with a bean, you’ll die. Some beans can restore broken terrain. GO. The concept is simple, but the gameplay is surprisingly fun and addictive. Plus, if you get a high enough score, you unlock an additional gameplay mode. For a scant 200 points, this is as good as pick-up-and-play games get.

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