The most memorable minigames ever

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

Chat-up Lines
From:
Leisure Suit Larry
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 6/10
Conversations with girls in Larry are handled by guiding a sperm (hoo hoo!) through a river of choices, each one changing the strength and direction of your chat-up lines in real-time.

Cat Racing
From:
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 6/10
If you’re going to have a set of time-trial challenges involving a stuffed cat on wheels, the question of realistic handling must never come up. Just as well, given how badly they steer.

Ragdoll Olympics
From:
Flatout 2
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
Take crash test dumbasses for a ride, in a series of sporting events - basketball, poker, high jump, curling, and more - that use the driver launched from a crashed car as your ‘athlete’.

Paw Prints
From:
Okami
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 5/10
These button-bashing minigames are hardly clever. But their placement is - they offer some distraction during loading screens, and even some tokens of reward if you put the effort in.

Rodeo
From:
Mercury Meltdown Remix
Unlock: Collect bonus tokens
Mini-rating: 7/10
Your glob of mercury has to stay on a circular, lumpy platform, while an increasingly powerful fan shifts about trying to blow it off. A brief and tough dose of silly physics.

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