The most memorable minigames ever

The best - and worst - games-in-games around

Reckless Cyclist
From: Mr. Moskeeto
Unlock: Rotate right stick 30 times at title screen
Mini-rating: 6/10
Some minigames are just so pointless you’ve no choice but to give them a whirl. Atop a great pillar of rock two cyclists charge, attempting to bash the other off the edge. And, um, that’s it.

Kunitoris
From: Forbidden Siren 2
Unlock: Obtain file #79
Mini-rating: 5/10
Not quite as titillating as dyslexics might have hoped - this misleadingly-titled game is a bizarre block-sliding puzzler. And, no, we’ve not much idea what’s going on, either.

Wee Hand
From: Jackass
Unlock: Play through game
Mini-rating: 8/10
Remember that scene in Aliens? With the knife and Bishop’s bionic reflexes? Do it on poor Wee Man’s hand. Time your stabs as the knife goes back and forth across his knuckles... ouch.

Monkey Target
From: Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 9/10
None of SMB’s multiplayer modes are as compulsive, intuitive and long-lasting as the glider-based Monkey Target. Monkey Bowl does come a very close second, though.

Darts
From:
Pool Paradise
Unlock: Buy from shop
Mini-rating: 9/10
Ah, darts. Not something you’d expect from a pool game on a tropical island, but it’s brilliant, and apes the analogue-stick goodness of the pool itself. Murderously competitive.

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