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(03-20-2017, 03:37 PM)
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Does this count? :p

(03-20-2017, 03:42 PM)
The last one that really sucked me in was the character card game in Tales of Berseria. Probably spent 7-8 hours just playing that.
Last edited by Strings; 03-20-2017 at 03:52 PM.
(03-20-2017, 03:43 PM)
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It's got a bit tedious in replays but the first time through FFX bliztball pretty much doubled my playtime
(03-20-2017, 03:43 PM)
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(03-20-2017, 03:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Thud

Voltorb Flip. So good.

I came to this thread to post this. I think i played that game for something like 20-25h before even continuing my poke-quest in HG. Got a dratini, all good TMs. Having 3 badges mind you. Ha!
(03-20-2017, 03:46 PM)
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Playing this made me want to eat sushi every time.
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(03-20-2017, 03:46 PM)
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If fishing in ffxv and karaoke in yakuza 0 don't count, then I'll say the lickitung mini game in the first pokemon stadium.
(03-20-2017, 03:47 PM)
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Poker in Red Dead Redemption. Sometimes played that for days in-game time. Was pretty silly.

Always ended it with a good brawl.

Also the Chocobo races in FF13-2. Great fun.
(03-20-2017, 03:48 PM)
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to be continued in RDR2

The Lamonster
(03-20-2017, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prototype

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.


I came to post this.
(03-20-2017, 03:51 PM)
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(03-20-2017, 03:52 PM)
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FFVII - Gold Saucer
FFVIII - Triple Triad
FFIX - Tetra Master
FFX - Blitzball
(03-20-2017, 03:58 PM)
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Good ol' Mahjong in the Yakuza series. I don't care for completion, just gimme that sweet sweet Riichi music.
Kitsune Sama
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(03-20-2017, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by blazeaire

But especially the Scyther and Pinsir cutting logs one


The Witcher's gwent, Pokémon Stadium 2 minigames, Ocarina of Time fishing,.,
(03-20-2017, 04:06 PM)
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Fishing in Zelda 64.
I also went for a perfect score on the Gerudo shooting range.

I keep playing the SFIV3D figurines streetpass game, maxing out my team.

And if it counts, I got stuck on playing through Smash Brothers 3DS in Cruel Miilee, been trying to up my score for more than a year now.
Samanosuke Akechi
(03-20-2017, 04:07 PM)
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This took over my life back then.

(03-20-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Squid Jump is pretty rad.

Originally Posted by Efejota

Can't believe no one posted Kung-Foot! (AKA Kung-Fútbol)

I stayed with a group of friends up until morning playing this a couple years ago. Left my fingers in pretty bad condition but it was worth it.

This is up there as well. If they turned this into a full game I'd buy it in an instant.
(03-20-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Triple Triad
Tekken Bowling
Metal Khaos
(03-20-2017, 04:12 PM)
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The mini games for I think it was New Super Mario Brothers on the DS. Sunk so much time into those games and everyone else I know who played got hooked.

Tekken Bowling is another great one, my cousins and I would sit around and play that for a few hours. Still have a copy of our old save game.
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(03-20-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker


This was the first thing that came to mind. So damn difficult, I never completed it.

Also the Jetpack and Donkey Kong minigames in Donkey Kong 64 were damn addictive.
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(03-20-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Rugrats search for reptar had mini golf
(03-20-2017, 04:42 PM)
whatever6352's Avatar
Gwent, blitzball, and pool in Yakuza.
(03-20-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by DiamondDog74

Rugrats search for reptar had mini golf

Holy Shit this!

How could I forget?!
Jealous Bastard
(03-20-2017, 05:10 PM)
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ah, chocobo hot and cold.
(03-20-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Triple "motherfucking" Triad.

Legendary mini-game.
(03-20-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nielm

Pazaak in KOTOR 1 and 2.

Ah yes, good mini game. But I have a feeling NPCs were cheating if you were playing against high level player.
(03-20-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrumGB

Spider tank in the original Watch Dogs... I didn't enjoy the game too much but Spider Tank was fun.


I spent so much time with the flower minigame in watchdogs. I loved the vibe and like most of the digital trips it was more fun for me than the main game lmao
(03-20-2017, 05:12 PM)
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The mini-games in The Legend of the Mystical Ninja [SNES]. The whack-a-mole one is probably my favorite in testing my reflexes.
(03-20-2017, 05:20 PM)
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Triple Triad, Blitzball, and Gwent were big ones for me.
(03-20-2017, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

The Mario 64 DS mini games.
They were addicting.

I spent so much time building up my coins in the Luigi casino games.

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 would have competitions with my friends after school in these mini games.

Originally Posted by struggler_guts

Gwent, for sure

Love Gwent. I was so pissed when I didn't play the Bloody Baron in a game before he died so I missed his exclusive card.

Originally Posted by Horsefly

Monkey Target from the original Monkey Ball on the GameCube remains a competitive couch favourite to this day

Even my parents got in on the action when it came to Super Monkey Ball minigames. The target and pool ones were ace.
(03-20-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Triple Triad and Blitzball. I once did nothing else in a day outside of playing Blitzball.
Danis Saur
(03-20-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Sonic Adventure NIGHT's Pinball

I still just play Sonic Adventure for this section, and not play the main game at all.

The sounds, the music, the lights and NIGHTs charm...
Soul of the Beast
(03-20-2017, 09:16 PM)
Dueling in Red Dead Redemption, I can do it all day.
Waddle Dee
(03-20-2017, 09:17 PM)
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I was pretty addicted to raising Chao in Sonic Adventure 2 as a kid That sort of tomagotchi thing doesn't really appeal to me anymore though so now it's just a chore to get all the Emblems related to Chao raising.
I Wanna Be The Guy
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
(03-20-2017, 09:18 PM)
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I played the minigames in New Super Mario Bros more than the actual game.
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(03-20-2017, 09:19 PM)
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it had level creators and was co op

me and my friend played this more than the actual game
(03-20-2017, 09:21 PM)
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I just reached the top in the Shovel Knight Specter of Torment tower minigame. Total gameplay time is around 6 hours, with 2 of them probably being that minigame.
Taliban Stan
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(03-20-2017, 09:22 PM)
My second favorite Sonic game is to stick Sonic 1 inside of Sonic & Knuckles so that you get like 100 Sonic 3 bonus stage maps.

I bought Resident Evil 5 like 4 times, literally just to play Mercs mode on whatever system I owned.
(03-20-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pinky

Does this count? :p

This and Triple Triad were it for me.
(03-20-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Monkey Target = GOAT
(03-20-2017, 09:23 PM)
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I've never seen so many people say they like Blitzball before. I thought it was almost universally reviled.
(03-20-2017, 09:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Ultimadrago

Gwent (Witcher 3) and Chao Garden (Sonic Adventure 2 Battle).

Sonic Team used to be gods at extending a game well past its expiration date with well-designed time traps.
(03-20-2017, 09:26 PM)
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This in Shenmue

(03-20-2017, 09:27 PM)
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That snowboard mini game in FFVII.
Does the arcade in Shenmue count ? That too.
(03-20-2017, 09:36 PM)
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I don't care what anyone says, Tetra Master > Triple Triad. Fight me.
Also loved Chocobo Hot 'n' Cold. KWEEH!
Pokémon Contests in RSE and DPP, didn't play it much in Alpha Sapphire though.
What else... I clearly remember spending more time playing a minigame than the game itself but I don't remember what it was lol

Originally Posted by Magnus

Ha wow, first post covered my answer.

That and Tetra Master (FFVIII) and Blitzball (FFX) were great. Triple Triad (FFIX) was ass by comparison.

Tetra Master was in IX and Triple Triad in VIII tho
(03-20-2017, 09:36 PM)
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I was all about the Chao eugenics in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Took me ages to get one with S-rank in all stats, but it was worth it. Also bred a bunch with interesting colours (such as an invisible one and one with limbs coloured differently to its body). It's a shame the HD port broke some of the unusual colour schemes (probably down to incorrect texture blending). For example:

Original on left, HD port on right.
(03-20-2017, 09:37 PM)
Chao Garden stuff in sonic adventure 2
plenty of pazaak in KOTOR. I always wished there was some way to play sabacc, the poker equivalent.
plenty of people mentioned poker in RDR, but me and my friends played more liar's dice - and led to playing it in real life.
(03-20-2017, 09:39 PM)
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I don't care what anyone says, Tetra Master > Triple Triad. Fight me.
Also loved Chocobo Hot 'n' Cold. KWEEH!
Pokémon Contests in RSE and DPP, didn't play it much in Alpha Sapphire though.
What else... I clearly remember spending more time playing a minigame than the game itself but I don't remember what it was lol

Originally Posted by Magnus

Ha wow, first post covered my answer.

That and Tetra Master (FFVIII) and Blitzball (FFX) were great. Triple Triad (FFIX) was ass by comparison.

Tetra Master was in IX and Triple Triad in VIII tho
(03-20-2017, 09:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Phreakuency

Mario 64 DS vote here as well. This one in particular, so addictive!

Yes, this game! I probably spent over 40 hours playing this game with my wife. Loved it. It was so simple, but so fun.
(03-20-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Tin Pin Slammer on The World Ends With You. Even had tournaments of this when I was at college. Could've been a standalone game it was awesome.

Monkey Target on Super Monkey Ball 2 is a classic that we still go back to on occasion.

Voltorb Flip in Pokemon uhh Soul Silver? I think? Was really fun. Spent so long playing that I forgot I wasn't playing the main game.

Poker in Tales of Vesperia for the same reason. Won so many chips during that that I could redeem them for a ridiculous number of items and then sell them for tens of millions of gald. Good times!

Home Run Contest across many Smash games got really competitive in our house. We had to write our best scores down so we knew who held the record for each character.

Probably loads of obvious ones I'm missing or that have been mentioned plenty already. But I love a game where they put effort into good minigames. Really increases the longevity.

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