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The most memorable minigames ever

Monkey Gear Solid
MGS3: Snake Eater
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 10/10
A stealth-clash crossover that puts Ape Escape’s monkeys into Snake’s world. The result? An irresistible but technical dash to catch a bunch of screeching idiot primates with flashing sirens on their heads. Evolution in action.

AI Warfare
R-Type Final
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 7/10
As well as being a horrendously dark (and bargain-priced) shooter, R-Type Final lets you take any of its 99 ships, pimp it out, and let it loose in a turn-based, AI-driven sim battle.

7 Sins
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 0/10
You’ve managed to charm a woman into falling for you, so how do you repay her devotion? By stealing from her when she’s not looking, of course. Maximum sexist scumbag points all round.

Chihuahua Races
God Hand
Unlock: Clear stage 2
Mini-rating: 5/10
Bet on a set of garishly colored and awesomely named (‘Mikami’s head’?) dogs, and watch them scuttle along a race track for cash and giggles. Even madder than the rest of the game.

Tower Climb
ATV Quad Power Racing 2
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
Subtly coax your ATV to the top (or bottom) of a loopy tower constructed from ramps, bumps, banks, steps and jumps, as quickly as possible. We’d have played a whole game of this.

Jun 4, 2008