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Zero to 100: Videogames by the numbers

41… war journals in Gears of War 2

Plant 42, one of the bosses from the first Resident Evil

43… number of US presidents that served before we finally saw a goddamn game system in the White House

44… heart pieces in Wind Waker

Faith and a .45 (allegedly for PS3 and 360)

’46… the year Rapture was built, setting BioShock in motion

Agent 47, of Hitman fame

48… million Wiis sold worldwide to date (according to vgchartz.com)

49… hours of consecutive Starcraft gaming that killed a man in Korea

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (multi)

Suda 51, superstar developer

Action 52, a super-rare, super-awful, unlicensed NES game

53… missile expansions in Metroid Prime 3

54… cell phones hidden in Quantum of Solace

55… gems on the Puzzle Quest: Galactrix board

56… playable characters in Marvel vs Capcom 2

57… is by far the hardest level of Bubble Bobble

’58… the year Tennis for Two, the first videogame ever, was created

’59… the year Rapture went tits up

60… levels in Yoshi’s Island

61… secret characters in Warriors Orochi 2

62… percent of the console gaming market is over 18, according to PBS

Clayfighter 63 1/3 (N64)

Super Mario 64

65… levels to gain in Call of Duty: World at War

King of Route 66 (Arcade)

Shellshock: NAM ’67 (multi)

’68… the year 2001: A Space Odyssey was released. Its two main characters, Hal and Dave, share names with Solid Snake and Hal Emmerich

.69 Ferguson rifle, as featured in GUN

70… evil robot masters in classic Mega Man

71… max possible skill tree in World of Warcraft

72… hours in Dead Rising

Jam Master 73… contributed the song “Jam Jam Reggae” to Dancing Stage EuroMIX 2

74… levels in Super Mario World

75… Kremkoins needed to fully beat Donkey Kong Country 2

Driver 76 (PSP)

Elite Forces: Unit 77 (DS)

Paragraph 78… a Russian FPS based on a movie that “some people” claim steals from the Resident Evil and Doom movies

Bacchus D-79… a character from Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the ‘80s

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52 comments

  • ratman - June 24, 2009 7:04 p.m.

    Characters remaining: 5000
  • SandroTheMaster - April 2, 2009 11:48 p.m.

    When I got to 76 and saw no Interstate there, I was kind of gloomy... then I saw Interstate at 82, and all was well. I believe this was the best Battle Cars genre game ever. Well done, highly customizable, unlike the "TPS on cars" like Twisted Metal and the like. Good memories of these faceless bastards (literally, they had no face back then, only polygonal heads with some features, none of it part of a face, although it had the odd mustache or dark glasses.) Good list, BTW.
  • pogo - April 2, 2009 10:52 p.m.

    very interesting article
  • 435 - April 2, 2009 8:04 a.m.

    Shouldn't KoF'97 be listed for the Neo Geo primarily? reCaptcha: jacked gropes
  • somerandomchap - April 2, 2009 3:03 a.m.

    thanks now i can count over 10!!!
  • SunshineHobo - April 1, 2009 11:53 p.m.

    I thought 24 was the highest number? Great article, you made me question everything i've ever come to know as true Brett...Thanks a bunch.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - April 1, 2009 11:40 p.m.

    There are 96 EXITS in Super Mario World, I thought. Fewer worlds but a few stages have more than one way to complete.
  • twishart - April 1, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    @ViolentLee - Several of the levels had TWO seperate ways of beating them, creating new routes - each star on the main screen indicates a 'level completion', not necessarily an actual level. Each of the Star Road levels are perfect examples - beating them at the goal will send you back on your path to the last level, while finding the key will progress on. I think Brett is correct on this one.
  • ViolentLee - April 1, 2009 11:36 p.m.

    There were a total of 96 levels in Super Mario World. That includes special stages, etc. Basically, when you get the little star by your save saying you've 100%'ed it, there's a 96 there. I did it countless times as a bored youth.
  • Harmon20 - April 1, 2009 10:07 p.m.

    # 85 lol
  • Hinro - April 1, 2009 6 p.m.

    Theres actually 35 or 36 legendary pokemons (depending on whether you consider rotom a legendary pokemon. the list of legendary pokemons are: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres,Mewtwo,Mew, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Ho-oh, Lugia,Celebi, Regirock, Regice. Registeel, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit, Rotom, Cressilia, Darkrai, Shaymin, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Manaphy, Phione, Heatran, Regigigas, and finally Arceus. These are the list of approved legendary pokemon (Rotom is considered by some people to not be considered a legendary pokemon so that is why I said 35 or 36)
  • deathrebellion - April 1, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    well now math seems all easy. 50 cent blood on sand + 50 cent blood on sand = Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War lolz
  • SlightlyBetterName - April 1, 2009 3:31 a.m.

    And batman, nice reference.
  • SlightlyBetterName - April 1, 2009 3:30 a.m.

    That had to take a whole hell of a lotta time Brett. Way to go.
  • Cwf2008 - April 1, 2009 2:40 a.m.

    Huh so Obama likes videogames? Maybe he'll finally get the damn Congress off our ass then.
  • Smeggs - April 1, 2009 2:34 a.m.

    Lulz, you obviously had trouble with 68.
  • Samael - April 1, 2009 2:13 a.m.

    Sweet article, but man some were a stretch. Specifically 68 and 73. Oh and 43. Because it's stretch to call a Wii a video game system these days! ZING! KAPOW!
  • Defguru7777 - April 1, 2009 1:36 a.m.

    How is Vault 92 an important location? The only Vaults you go to are 101, 112, and 87. Maybe I'm being too critical. Also, 2 BioShock references? Man you guys do love that game.
  • norid - April 1, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    woops posted twice sorry
  • norid - April 1, 2009 12:54 a.m.

    @ animeman sorry but Snorlax is way better

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