The most memorable minigames ever

  Shooting Galleries
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
A minigame that’s actually quite faithful to Thrillville’s DIY theme-park setting: a spin on the pop-gun sideshow shootouts you’ll perhaps have enjoyed back when, before the internet, fairgrounds used to matter.


Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 6/10
A bit like Guitar Hero - except success yields the ‘ol rumpo, not calloused forefingers. Lukas can get his ex into the sack for one last canoodle, if he plucks the guitar strings well enough.


Unlock: Collect tokens
Mini-rating: 6/10
Fantasvision turned fireworks into a dazzling puzzle. The best bit? Starmine. Every firework is of the same color, allowing you to link up insane, screen-popping combos of glittering explosives.


  3D Insanity
Unlock: Side missions
Mini-rating: 7/10
A gaggle of eye-popping mini-missions that take your flippers into 3D. Navigate tunnels pocked with bouncers, or hit selections of morphing shapes that float in the middle of space.


  PDA Game
Alien Hominid
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
A sweet, sweet extra: a platforming bonanza with stylishly scrawled looks, hundreds of levels, four-player support and even a stage editing option. Marvelous.


  Quark Vid-comics
Ratchet & Clank 3
Unlock: Play through game
Mini-rating: 8/10
Ratchet often packs the slickest minigames in the business, and these Vid-Comics took the blundering Captain Quark to a whole new universe: 2D platforming. Brilliant stuff.


  • Chaoscoolperson - November 11, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    PLANTS VS ZOMBIES!!!!! how could that not be on this list?
  • mrmorozov987 - May 31, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    Uhm... where is Super Turbo Turkey Puncher from Doom 3? That was an example of some of fantastic and not-at-all repetitive gameplay.
  • cdell - May 13, 2009 1:32 a.m.

    WoW so me of thos are just..... P.S. fist
  • Rex_Maztar - May 14, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    I was surprise some of the ones from the Jak and Daxter series weren't here. Along with the ones in Zelda and the zombie game in CoD 5.
  • mooseguy04 - May 13, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    looks good

Showing 1-5 of 5 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000