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Zero to 100: Videogames by the numbers

81… minigames in Mario Party 8

Interstate 82 (PC)

’83… year Mass Effect takes place (well, 2183)

84… songs in Rock Band 2

’85… the year the NES launched in the US, paving the way for Wii Music

’86… year Aperture Science began developing GlaDOS

Bosconian ’87 (C64)

’88 Games (Arcade)

’89… the year we found out just how bad the Power Glove really is

Galaga ’90 (TG-16, also Virtual Console)

Space Invaders ’91 (Genesis)

Vault 92, an important location in Fallout 3

Bomberman 93 (TG-16, Virtual Console)

NHL ’94 (Genesis, the best ever)

OXM Demo Disc 95 – on sale now! </shill>

Micro Machines Turbo Tournament 96 (Genesis)

The King of Fighters ’97 (PSone)

Nagano Winter Olympics ’98 (N64)

Ninety Nine Nights (360)

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War (multi)

What do you know, it worked. Well, just to finish it all off…

Mar 31, 2009


Top 7… mispronounced game names
The most horribly mangled titles in history

 

What game names really mean
From Katamari to Mass Effect, we reveal how they thought it all up


Game names that could mean something else completely
16 games just crying out for a Photoshop job

52 comments

  • ratman - June 24, 2009 7:04 p.m.

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  • 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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