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killatopak
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(03-20-2017, 05:57 AM)
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So I saw the Yakuza thread and it got me thinking how in some games, the mini games takes up as much or more time than the base game itself.

I remember enjoying Blitzball a lot and played it even after I got all the exclusive stuff from that mini game. Triple Triad was whole new world and I would gladly welcome a game revolving around that.

What are your favorite mini games guys?
DecoReturns
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(03-20-2017, 05:58 AM)
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The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

Edit: if you don't mean separate mode. I guess the card game in Digimon World 3
Cess007
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(03-20-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Does the Mini-games in Pokemon Stadium count? 'Cause if so, I lost more hours in that Clefairy mini-game than the game itself
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Jubbe
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(03-20-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Triple Triad.
psyfi
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(03-20-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Jetpac was better than DK64.
Darkman M
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(03-20-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Triple Triad and Gwent off the top of my head.
casey_contra
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(03-20-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cess007

Does the Mini-games in Pokemon Stadium count? 'Cause if so, I lost more hours in that Clefairy mini-games than the game itself

Yep! This exactly
brickarts295
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.



Seriously, Nintendo could make a killing if they ever put those on smartphones.
Iced
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Monkey Billiards 2 from Super Monkey Ball 2. I'd say 99% of the time I fire that game up, it was to play pool.

Just listen to this music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l14iNKitF0Y
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M1nion
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Blitz ball!
struggler_guts
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Gwent, for sure
Raider745
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Tetra Master from FF IX
Cert.in.Death
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(03-20-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Triple Triad
Tetra Master
Blitzball (FFX version)
Strangelove77
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(03-20-2017, 06:01 AM)
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Triple Triad. I just don't have the patience to deeply involve myself in minigames anymore.
I'm sure Gwent is great, but Witcher 3 is already a million hours long. Gotta move on.
Ushay
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(03-20-2017, 06:02 AM)
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Gwent, and I smashed it. Glad there is a full fledged game for it now too (which is ace!)
Ultimadrago
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(03-20-2017, 06:02 AM)
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Gwent (Witcher 3) and Chao Garden (Sonic Adventure 2 Battle).

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RockmanBN
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(03-20-2017, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

Edit: if you don't mean separate mode. I guess the card game in Digimon World 3

Spent a lot of time on Dueling Island.
Jaraghan
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(03-20-2017, 06:02 AM)
Gwent turned the main quest of Witcher 3 into a side quest. My Geralt was obsessed with finding new people to play and new cards to acquire at every town and shop.
Horsefly
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(03-20-2017, 06:04 AM)
Monkey Target from the original Monkey Ball on the GameCube remains a competitive couch favourite to this day
Dizzy-4U
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(03-20-2017, 06:04 AM)
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HaKox in Xenosaga.

Lemmings-kinda type of minigame. I enjoyed every one of them.

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Nielm
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(03-20-2017, 06:04 AM)
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Pazaak in KOTOR 1 and 2.
_Isaac
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(03-20-2017, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

Edit: if you don't mean separate mode. I guess the card game in Digimon World 3

This was going to be my answer. The mini games were basically like Wii Sports for the DS.
13ruce
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(03-20-2017, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

Even my father and mother played those minigames lol they were so good.

My awnser aswell.
Crayolan
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(03-20-2017, 06:06 AM)
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I spent almost as much time with the minigames in Super Monkey Ball 2 as I did with the main game. And I played the main game enough to get good enough to clear Master Extra with 99 lives.
Admiral Woofington
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(03-20-2017, 06:06 AM)
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Pokemon Stadium mini games.


All of them
malboroking
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(03-20-2017, 06:07 AM)

Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

Edit: if you don't mean separate mode. I guess the card game in Digimon World 3

Holy shit, the turtle shell bouncing game in 64 DS was amazing. I think I played that more than anything else the first year I had my DS. Me and my wife spent hours beating each other's high scores lol.
Silvard
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(03-20-2017, 06:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nielm

Pazaak in KOTOR 1 and 2.

Originally Posted by Cert.in.Death

Triple Triad
Tetra Master
Blitzball (FFX version)

All of this.

I also spent more time role playing Maverick than I did playing RDR proper.

More games should have mini games in them. Certainly every RPG and Open World game should.
Fireblend
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(03-20-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Tetra Master was OK but I never understood it completely.

Chao Garden in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle consumed my life.

The Tetris Attack and Island Adventure minigames in the last Animal Crossing patch were really good.

Yakuza 0 minigames (dancing in particular) are great. My gf loves the Ufo catcher ones for some reason :p

Kirby 64 Crystal Shards minigames were super addicting. I loved the racing and block smashing ones the most.

Blitzball I thought was super boring and frustrating and I never liked it.
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zeitgeist
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(03-20-2017, 06:10 AM)
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I used to be a huge sucker for these.

Blitzball, Triple Triad and the Chao Garden from SA:2 stole hours of my life.

I keep hearing about Gwent and I'm sure I'll get sucked in whenever I finally play Witcher 3.
Son Of Sparda
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(03-20-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Stinky Badger Games
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(03-20-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Legend of the Mystical Ninja had a number of mini games on the third stage. I'd play up to that level (entering the codes took to long), the just play wac-a-mole and bet on the horses.
Mifec
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(03-20-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by M1nion

Blitz ball!

Probably Blitzball yeah.
JBwB
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(03-20-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Gwent & Pazaak.

Both of them (Gwent especially) are incredibly fun mini games.
Thud
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(03-20-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Voltorb Flip. So good.
SJRB
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(03-20-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Playing golf in GTAV was very okay.
fester
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(03-20-2017, 06:14 AM)
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This Skies of Arcadia minigame took up an embarrassingly large amount of my time. :)
sjay1994
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(03-20-2017, 06:14 AM)
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BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETZBALL

(oh, and gwent is pretty cool too)
Lights and Waves
(03-20-2017, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cess007

Does the Mini-games in Pokemon Stadium count? 'Cause if so, I lost more hours in that Clefairy mini-game than the game itself

I played these more than the actual game itself.

Also, Chao Garden in Sonic Adventure 2.
mikeebi3
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(03-20-2017, 06:15 AM)
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wario land 3 golf

Rickenslacker
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(03-20-2017, 06:18 AM)
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I had more fun with Anaconda than I did TimeSplitters 2 itself.

blazeaire
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(03-20-2017, 06:19 AM)
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But especially the Scyther and Pinsir cutting logs one
Sanctuary
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(03-20-2017, 06:21 AM)
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I think Gwent was the only minigame that I truly enjoyed, and I played it enough to finish all of the quests involved with it as well as collect all of the cards.
Prototype
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(03-20-2017, 06:22 AM)
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Super Mario RPGs game boy.

Holy shitbthag beatle game was so fun. I wish there was a standalone version of it somewhere. Spent hours and hours playing that game.
kirbasin
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(03-20-2017, 06:22 AM)
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Also Gwent.
Crayon
(03-20-2017, 06:23 AM)
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That card game in the first xenosaga on ps2 was something.
vsaintlo
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(03-20-2017, 06:23 AM)
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Golden Sun Dice



My first experience with gambling lol! I thought that graphically this game was astonishing for the GBA. The summons were so on point with the 2D/3D sprite work.
Wyndstryker
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(03-20-2017, 06:24 AM)
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Ff7 snowboarding was my life for a few weeks. After that it was the motorcycle chase.
GrayFoxPL
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(03-20-2017, 06:25 AM)
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Every casino game in every game.

Also:


Tekken Ball.


Tekken Bowl.


Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding.
Sgtpepper89
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(03-20-2017, 06:25 AM)
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Some of Mario64 ds minigames were amazing, I think especcialy Luigis card games. And poker in RDR.
matrix-cat
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(03-20-2017, 06:29 AM)
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There was this pretty decent little RPG minigame you could play in between rounds of The Gwenter 3: The Wild Gwent which I put a fair bit of time into.

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