Collected here are the simplest, monosyllabic game names we could dig up. By limiting our search to one word and one syllable we%26rsquo;ve been able to weed out seemingly tiny names like Ico, Oni and Uno, while games like Grid and Pure still make the cut.
Now, in descending order, the shortness:
That brings us to the last batch. What could possibly be shorter than Ys? Why, a trio of games that are merely one lonely character.
First up is 9, a game that bafflingly combines the talents of Robert De Niro, Cher, Christopher Reeve and James Belushi (as %26ldquo;Salty%26rdquo;), plus Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, into one clunky PC adventure title. We%26rsquo;d go on, butthese guyshave already spent enough time tracking down all the trivia.
Nextis N. Just the letter N. You probably know it better as N+, the enhanced version of thefree web game. You%26rsquo;re a little ninja silhouette running around collecting gems. Simple name, simple game. But, there%26rsquo;s a game we say ranks even higher (lower?) on the list, and that%26rsquo;s PlayStation crap-terpiece D.
Imagine playing Myst, only you%26rsquo;re a girl that looks, acts and talks like a stone-faced, emotionless robot. Frustrating puzzles, ghastly graphics and terrible voice acting made this a pain to play even in the %26lsquo;90s, but today, well, the most notable thing about it is that it%26rsquo;s the shortest name we could find.
But why%26rsquo;s it shorter than N or 9? If we assign numerical values to the alphabet, N is 14 and D is 4, making it smaller than N%26rsquo;s value plus smaller than the number 9. What, did you think there was going to be some kind of grand point to all this? It%26rsquo;s just for fun.
Speaking of fun, D is not fun.
PS %26ndash; The D stands for Dracula
Apr 14, 2009
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