Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Most-Played Nintendo Games: 2011

One of the most awesome things about new Nintendo systems is the fact that it records how long you play every game on your system. With that in mind, every year we're going to give a rundown of our most-played games on the Wii and 3DS. Note: Some PAL games, such as Xenoblade Chronicles, will not appear in this list.

MLB Power Pros 2008: 87:04
Super Mario Galaxy: 75:23
Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 64:08
Mario Kart Wii: 44:32
Wii Sports: 42:28
Beatles: Rock Band: 35:57
Rock Band 2: 30:01
Metroid Prime Trilogy: 27:47
Wii Fit Plus: 22:22
Little King's Story: 20:34

First of all, I'm super embarrassed that MLB Power Pros is up there as high as it is. I don't know what happened, I really don't. Also, if Xenoblade Chronicles would be counted in this number, it would probably be right above Wii Sports. My saved game is about 40 hours long, so there's that.

Downloadable Games:

Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 14:08
Secret of Mana: 12:12
Super Mario RPG: 11:55
Super Mario Bros. 3: 8:04
Super Mario World: 7:24
Cave Story: 6:40
Zelda: Link to the Past: 5:56
Dr. Mario Online RX: 5:37
Super Metroid: 5:30
Kirby's Adventure: 5:16

Super Nintendo games dominate this list. Also, for some reason Chrono Trigger doesn't tally up properly, but if it did, it would probably clock in right above Super Mario 3.


Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 26:34
Super Mario 3D Land: 14:37
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars: 13:00
Mario Kart 7: 10:48
Professor Layton and the Last Specter: 10:45
Kirby Mass Attack: 10:12
Star Fox 64 3D: 5:06
Rayman 3D: 2:46
Super Street Fighter IV: 0:27

Some notes: I hate Street Fighter games. I hate hate hate them, but I got Street Fighter IV with the 3DS so I figured, "Why not try it? Maybe I haven't given them a fair shake." I still hate them. Can't put my finger on why, either.

Also, you may be asking, "Why only 9 games in this list? Well, that's all I've played on the 3DS this year. Next year should be a little nicer, I hope.

Downloadable Games:

Zelda: Link's Awakening DX: 8:13
AlphaBounce: 7:43
Donkey Kong: 5:17
Alleyway: 2:25
Super Mario Land: 2:03
Super Mario Land 2: 1:55
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3: 1:48
3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure: 1:45
Dark Void Zero: 1:17
The Legend of Zelda: 1:08

You might be seeing AlphaBounce up there and wondering why I've played so long. I'll tell you why: There were no good games for a very long stretch and that's all I had to play. I'm not bitter, though. Not me.

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