1. Fireflower (Super Mario Bros.)
No, we're not stretching the rules, you're stretching the rules. Seriously, how could you look at the Fireflower power-up and now consider it to be a flamethrower? It literally gives Mario the ability to throw flames! It counts! Shut up! You're stupid!
Anyway, yeah, Super Mario Bros. (and every other Super Mario _____s) Fireflower makes the list for a bunch of incredibly obvious reasons. It's one of the first flamethrowers in gaming, it's the most unorthodox (seriously, bouncing fire?), and it's the one we most wish we had access to.
Yeah, a giant, gasoline-filled backpack with a lighter seems fun, but that's an enjoyment we could technically have in the real world. A magical flower that gives us clean-as-hell white duds, fancy gloves, and the ability to toss orbs of magma the size of our head at people that piss us off? That's a flamethrower we can get behind.
How do you want it cooked: Actually, could we make it a portobello burger? We're feeling like mushrooms all of a sudden.