|Costly, very costly. But brilliant all the same.|
#9 The Most Scariest Game Ever - Judging by reports, the winner seems to be the dreaded Silent Hill 2, beating the first game of the series by a country mile. Other recurring games in this genre are Dead Space, Eternal Darkness and of the course the fabled Resident Evil. Personally, I would choose Silent Hill 1 or The 7th Guest. These scared the be-Jesus out of me.
#8 Highest Score on Tetris Ever - Some people would argue that the highest score possible is 999,999, which a fair few people have achieved. However playing the game on different platforms, records show that a Mr Frank Wong scored a total of 1,542,403 in 2009 but the Guinness book of records lists a Stephen Krogman scored a massive 1,648,905 back in 1999. I go for Mr Krogman. Outstanding sir!
#7 Worst Games Console - Open for debate this one, there is a big difference between worst and worst selling, and also because none of my research seems to agree or match their final outcome. One site listed the the Wii as the worst; twaddle! But taking all my findings into account I do decree my final outcome - The Nintendo Virtual Boy as the worst console ever, mainly because it gave to a headache to the player after 5 minutes, was in monochrome red and cost a bomb. The Nokia N-Gage gets mention, as does the Apple Pippin and the Phillips CD-i. You see, the GX wasn't that bad!
#6 Longest Time Playing - This almost goes to an unnamed South Korean gentleman who actually died playing Starcraft for nearly 50 hours in one sitting. This is way beyond extreme. The nod should really go to David Scherer of the US who played Grand Theft Auto IV for 55 hours in aid of charity. Thankfully, He lived. Don't try this at home people, GTA4 can drive you insane at the best of times.
#5 Best Selling Video Game Ever - Taking an average of the records I found, the results all point to the same conclusion - Nintendo know how make and sell great games. The top 3 are all Nintendo's own, the winner being Wii Sports with a staggering 81 million units sold. Coming in second is the original Super Mario Bros with just over 40 million, and third is Tetris with just over 35 million. None of the next-gen games have sold anywhere near close to these numbers.
|The ultimate games machine...yes it is!|
#3 Best Selling Handheld Console - The Nintendo Gameboy naturally... erm, well no. The acclaimed king of the handheld's has been surpassed by it's own accidental replacement; the Nintendo DS/DSi with 153 million sales, the Gameboy pushed into second with a still impressive 119 million. Even more surprising, third is the Gameboy Advance. I was expecting the PlayStation Portable to feature here.
#2 Best Selling Home Games Console - Not many will be surprised that it's the awesome Sony PlayStation 2, almost racking up over the 155 million mark of machines sold. The sheer volume of first rate games, exclusives and brilliance of the machine was always going to be a winner. Way down in second was it's very own predecessor the Sony PlayStation with almost 103 million sales, and third is the Nintendo Wii with just shy of 100 million units shifted. In comparison to these mega-sellers, my humble GX4000 only sold about 15,000 approx. I still love it though.
|C64 - The winner. Grrrrrr!|
Hope you found that informative and entertaining. If you have a greater and more reliable source and wish to challenge my findings, then please comment and speak up. But, the general consensus is: The Sony Playstation 2 rocks, Wii Sports is the best (not) and SNK tried to fleece everyone with an overpriced but cool machine. We pick up the A to Z challenge on Monday with the letter S. Can you guess? Shoot 'em up's! Yay!