Article Toplist Results: The 20 Greatest Videogame Sequels of All-Time

By Andrew Bridgman / January 30, 2014

  Toplist Results: The 20 Greatest Videogame Sequels of AllTime

 Ever wonder what the greatest videogame sequels of all-time are? Well, wonder no longer! After 900,000 votes from Dorkly readers and non-readers who just like clicking pictures a lot (see the full results here), we have the greatest number 2's in gaming history.

 

20. Star Fox 64

  Toplist Results: The 20 Greatest Videogame Sequels of AllTime

Beginning its life as Star Fox 2 for the SNES, eventually the project was scrapped and moved to the upcoming N64 system, starring a group of 4 animals that - for some reason - were the only ones interested in trying to stop a floating monkey head from destroying the galaxy (seriously, there's an entire army shown at the end that apparently all had shore leave during the game). With diverging mission paths, some great (if basic) multiplayer, and some top-notch meme lines (including my favorite: "Do a spin-type move, Commander McCloud!" - Pepper the Squirrel), StarFox 64 was one of the main reasons to get an N64 in the early days. But on top of all of this, it was the first game to utilize the Rumble Pak (it even came with one!). By simply jamming a 5 pound brick into your controller, you could truly understand how it felt to be a anthropomorphized fox piloting a starship through an asteroid belt.

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Article Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation IV Pokemon

By Andrew Bridgman / November 20, 2013

Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation IV Pokemon

The Generation 4 results are in - and after 2.2 million votes, we have the top 15 Sinnoh-kemon. While the Bidoof enthusiasts made their voices heard in the comments, the votes were not enough to put everyone's favorite badger-rodent-thing over the top. So here are the (reminder: according to voters, not ME, Bidoof-ophiles) greatest 15 Pokemon from Generation 4.

 

15. Electivire

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Gen 4 was a gift to many sadly-unevolving Pokemon from Gen 1 - Magmar grew into Magmortar, Tangela grew into Tangrowth, and Electabuzz grew into Electivire. Not to get too personal, but as someone who was a dumb kid in the days before Bulbapedia, I foolishly trained an Electabuzz to Level 100, convinced it would evolve eventually. It didn't. But knowing now that it would have evolved into Electivire makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, even if it does look like an electric gorilla with two dongs coming out of its shoulders.

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Article Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation I Pokemon

By Andrew Bridgman / October 29, 2013

  Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation I Pokemon

Internet, you did it - after over 2 million votes (and some passionate commenting), you ranked all 151 of the original generation 1 Pokemon. Some of the results were surprising, some were not - apparently no one likes poor Weedle or Kakuna, Moltres is the least popular legendary, and Magikarp is way more popular than Victreebell. But most importantly, your votes helped us whittle the original Pokedex down to the greatest 15. Here they are...

 

15. Snorlax

  Toplist Results: The 15 Greatest Generation I Pokemon

The Pokemon with the least healthy Body Mass Index is also one of your favorites, just barely edging out Venusaur to make this list. Was it his ability to block the normal flow of traffic? The fact that he would have literally slept forever if you didn't wake him up with a flute? Basically, Snorlax is what we all aspire for: sleep and eat all the time, and getting to take naps in the middle of busy intersections without suffering any consequence (except being captured by an overenthusiastic child).

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Article The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of All-Time

By Andrew Bridgman / September 18, 2013

  The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of AllTime

Arguing about Star Wars - a pastime as old as the internet itself. But we thought it was time to settle one Star Wars argument once and for all - what are the best Star Wars games of all-time? And so none of you could yell at us for making decisions you disagreed with, we had you vote for it - 188,369 votes later, we have the top ten Star Wars games of all-time! Some of you may be happy, some of you may not be, but at least no one will ever need to argue about Star Wars any more ever again for any reas...ahhh nevermind, we all know this is only going to make things worse, like trying to make out with your brother to make an intergalactic drug dealer jealous.

 

10. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

The 10 Greatest Star Wars Games of AllTime

The problem with a lot of Star Wars games is they all feel a little too similar - how many times can they try to realistically recreate the Battle of Hoth or put you in the shoes of a Jedi just learning their powers (the answer is "as many times as they want," and frankly I'm pretty okay with that)? But sometimes a Star Wars game comes along that breaks the mold and tries a new approach to something we're all familiar with - and that's what happened with Lego Star Wars II. Improving on a lot of things from the first Lego Star Wars (including better camera, more characters, and NOT being about the prequels), LSW II made the original trilogy a lot goofier and more fun than it had any right to be. Plus, it didn't hurt that the Lego version of "Luke, I am your father" didn't need to recreate Mark Hamill's cry-face for that scene.

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Toplist The Greatest Star Wars Game of All-Time (Vote Now!)

September 02, 2013

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.

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Toplist The Most Friendship-Ruining Game Series of All-Time (Vote Now!)

August 06, 2013

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.

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Article The 10 Greatest Legend of Zelda Games In History

By Andrew Bridgman / May 17, 2013
The 10 Greatest Legend of Zelda Games In History

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

The 10 Best Legend of Zelda Games In History

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.

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Toplist The Best Zelda Game of All-Time (Vote Now!)

May 07, 2013

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.

Article The 25 Greatest Comic Book Villains of All-Time

By Staff / February 21, 2013
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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

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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.

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Article The 25 Greatest Videogame Sidekicks of All-Time

By Staff / January 25, 2013
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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)

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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.

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