Name: Excitebike
Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Year Released: 1984
Why it Made the Top 100 List: This racer was one of the first to stick you on the steep hills of the off-road biking bracket. Forced to worry about overheating and launching off each jump at just the right angle, players were privy to a very unique and demanding gameplay experience. Not only that, but it also offered up a rare create-a-track mode. Not only has this highly respected classic endured the test of time, but it went on to see a warmly received 3D follow-up, Excitebike 64.

Name: Homeworld
Platform: PC
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra
Year Released: 1999
Why it Made the Top 100 List: While the real-time strategy genre suffered from overused ideas and clones upon clones due to overly accessible 2D top-down engines, Relic emerged from the stratosphere with their stellar fully 3D space based RTS Homeworld. It turned out to be one of the most cinematic experiences ever created using amazing music, mind blowing spacescapes, a brilliant storyline and beautifully crafted gameplay. While controls suffered a bit because of the new 3D frontier it was trying to cross, Homeworld deserves its spot on the list and then some for its innovation and insane attention to production value and detail. Who ever thought the emptiness of space could be so atmospheric?

Name: Secret of Mana
Platform: Super NES
Developer: Square
Publisher: Squaresoft
Year Released: 1993
Why it Made the Top 100 List: Square's action-RPG is part Legend of Zelda, part Final Fantasy, with an innovative three-player mode thrown in for good measure. Fondly remembered by Square fans worldwide, Secret of Mana continues to be one of the few games that successfully combines RPG elements like character development, upgradeable weaponry and an epic story with fun battle action. Add to that the lush graphics and memorably score and it's easy to see why Square's masterpiece belongs on this list.

Name: Baseball Stars
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Year Released: 1989
Why it Made the Top 100 List: SNK's design for the NES is easily the most in-depth and fun baseball games developed during the 8-bit era. The arcade-style gameplay itself was incredibly rich, as players could dive for a shallow pop-fly, leap for an airborne line-drive and even climb the fence to rob a batter of a potential homerun. But what really rocked about this game was the ability to form six completely original baseball teams and save them to cartridge; it was completely customizable, right down to the names of the players on the team.

Name: Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Platform: various
Developer: Ubi Soft
Publisher: Ubi Soft
Year Released: 2000
Why it Made the Top 100 List: It's hard to deny that Super Mario Bros. started a new era in platform gaming, but there was no successor that better embodied SMB's groundbreaking ideas than Rayman 2. No arms, no legs, no problem for the little French creation that could. It remains platforming perfection.

Name: Saturn Bomberman
Platform: Sega Saturn
Developer: Hudson
Publisher: Sega
Year Released: 1996
Why it Made the Top 100 List: Quite simply put this is one of the best multiplayer games ever. Pit in a wide variety of frantic, mazelike environments, up to 10 players could participate in the bombing frenzy at once. Plus, it brought the Saturn online via the NetLink system. Even with the technological advancements of today's gaming systems, this gem still surpasses most in terms of pure fun factor.

Name: Pilotwings
Platform: Super NES
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Year Released: 1991
Why it Made the Top 100 List: This game was one of the launch titles for the Super NES, and Nintendo used this game to not only show off the system's brand new graphic techniques such as Mode 7, but also to show how these graphic effects can offer gameplay that just wasn't possible on any other system at the time. Pilotwings featured many different aerial challenges, each using a different airborne craft that controlled and handled wildly different from each other. This is arcade-style flight gaming at its finest.

Name: Galaga
Platform: Arcade
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
Year Released: 1981
Why it Made the Top 100 List: The ideas may have begun with Galaxian, but the more refined and polished Galaga was everything it wanted to be. More than just a Space Invaders clone, Galaga was an instant arcade classic. It is still one of the most playable and instantly addictive games ever made. Any self-respecting arcade still standing is not complete without this timeless accomplishment.

Name: Pokemon Red/Blue Versions
Platform: Game Boy
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Year Released: 1998
Why it Made the Top 100 List: It's the game that started a revolution, but it's not just the fad that convinced gamers to "catch 'em all." This deceptively simple and child-friendly RPG design was a far deeper game design than it looked; it featured way more strategy and gameplay than it led on, offering gamers almost infinite gaming possibilities even after the main adventure was over. And with Nintendo's idea of connecting the game to consoles, players could continue their Pokemon collection in the world of 3D.

Name: NCAA Football 2003
Platform: various
Developer: Tiburon
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Year Released: 2002
Why it Made the Top 100 List: While we're on the verge of an evolutionary leap in the Madden series, today NCAA Football 2003 stands as the ultimate realization of the football technology that has powered EA and sports games in general to unprecedented mainstream popularity. The NFL series' popularity helped take NCAA Football from a modest debut in 2001 to the number two overall sports game in 2002 behind Madden NFL 2003, but we'll be the firsts to tell you that this isn't simply Madden with college logos. With more than 100 real schools represented and the ability create your own college football program from scratch, NCAA Football 2003 captured the very essence of the college game with wide open offenses and plenty of school spirit.

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