A long time ago in a galaxy really, really close (this one, actually), Star Wars was just a movie franchise that we could only watch. Then someone had the brilliant idea to begin making Star Wars videogames and with them, we were able to become Jedis, X-Wing pilots, bounty hunters, pod racers, and dancing Chewbaccas. But the question remains: which one is the greatest of them all? Many Bothans died to bring us this toplist, so let's not screw it up.
Ever since the release of Pong, videogames became something friends could enjoy together, something that could strengthen bonds and provide entertainment. But there's a darker side to videogames competitive games can tear apart friends, over little more than a virtual star. For every friendship created by videogames, 10 more have been ripped to shreds. But which one is the worst offender? Which videogame series is more destructive to friendships than any other? It's time for you to cast your votes and decide, once and for all, which series friends everywhere should avoid.
The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest series in videogame history, with nearly every game being a classic in its own right. So, mostly just to get the internet really upset about something, we asked you to vote for your favorite Zelda game of all time. And after nearly 200,000 votes (you can see the full results here), you (well, a bunch of people who voted, which may or may not include you) have decided the top 10 games in the Legend of Zelda series, which has done pretty well for a series starring a kid who never speaks and doesn't even have his name in the title. So take a break from trying to figure out how the new Link to the Past game will affect the Zelda Timeline and read about the top 10 Zelda games of all-time.
10. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Somewhat narrowly beating out the Oracle games (also developed by Capcom), comes the Honey, I Shrunk the Link entry of the Zelda series, The Minish Cap. The basic twist of the game was Link could put on a hat that turned him into an ant-sized hero as he went around searching for medallion halves and doing somersaults as he rolled around Hyrule.
The game is notable for being the first entirely new Zelda game produced for the Game Boy Advance, and one of the few Zelda games to be developed by someone other than Nintendo. Other than that, The Minish Cap is mostly just a colorful and well-made entry in the Zelda series with some solid puzzle-solving, although a Rick Moranis cameo would have been totally welcome.
The Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular and long-running series in videogame history. What started as a simple quest of a young boy named Link to rescue Princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil Ganon has evolved into well, okay, it's still pretty much always that same basic story. But the series has always been one of the most reliably great adventure franchises in gaming, from the groundbreaking original to the defining Ocarina of Time and the recent Skyward Sword. But which one is the greatest of them all? Let's settle the debate once and for all. Vote for your favorites to decide which is the best Zelda game of all-time.
The thing that sets apart great comic books from the rest are the quality of their villains. While superheroes are stuck playing the boring good guy know-it-alls, villains get to plan the crazy schemes, blow stuff up, and cause the kinds of havoc and destruction that makes comic books work. And after over 850,000 votes (check out the results here), Dorkly readers and people who have never read Dorkly but just really wanted to see Ocean Master hold his own (in which case, bad news, guys
) have decided who were the best of the best. Or
best of the worst? The worst of the worst?
they picked the bad guys they liked the most. And here are the 25 greatest comic book villains of all-time.
25. Poison Ivy
Being named after a plant that gives people a mildly irritating rash isn't really the best start for a villain, but Poison Ivy (or Pamela Isley, as she's called on her driver's license) is more formidable than you'd expect. While it's never made a whole lot of sense why Batman doesn't just straight up murder most of the villains he runs across, you can almost understand his unwillingness to kill Poison Ivy he usually wants to have sex with her. Not only is she (by most accounts) pretty attractive, but she also uses some pheremones and toxins to hypnotize Bruce into falling for her (or just to poison him). But her greatest skill is using her abilities to turn heroes against each other Batman against Superman, Batman against Robin, etc. Now if only her dermatologist could do something about that green skin thing.
Dorkly readers / people who hate reading but come here anyway / people who aren't that into videogames but just like to engage in any kind of internet democratic process, your voices have been heard. Almost 1.5 million votes were tallied (you can check out the results here), and we have below the best sidekicks videogames have to offer. So sit back, relax, and prepare to get angry as hell when you realize your favorite Mass Effect squad mate was left off the list. These are the 25 greatest videogame sidekicks of all-time (according to you).
25. Rush (Mega Man series)
Dog has always been man's best friend but Rush is so much more than that (also, in his case it's "Robot Boy's Best Friend"). Not only is Rush a lovable, loyal canine, he's also an everchanging array of transportation tools for Mega Man to get over wide canyons, atop high ledges, and across seas of metal spikes without any promise of Beggin Strips (or whatever fake bacon treat dogs like to chew on these days). Sure, he only sticks around for short bursts, but when he's there, you don't know how you ever got by without him. Plus, he never poops on the rug or needs to be walked. That's the mark of a great sidekick.
Next to every great videogame hero is a sidekick giving you helpful advice, occasionally being annoying as hell, being sorta-but-not-too effective in battles, but always remaining loyal and useful. But amongst the innumerable sidekicks that have nobly fought (or helped out in fights) throughout videogame history, which one is the greatest of all? Vote for your favorite! Will it be one of your always-in-mortal-danger teammates from Mass Effect? An immortal mutant fox who can fly? Or maybe a friendly, selfless dinosaur? HEY, LISTEN! the choice is yours.