BEST OF THE BEST: Part 7 (10/26)

18. Best Remake-Re-Release
Award Winner in 2004: Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Game Freak
Release Date: 09/07/2004
Genre: Turn Based RPG
System Released For: Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Award Winner in 2005: Taito Legends
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Empire Oxord
Release Date: 10/25/2005
Genre: Compilation
SystemsReleased For: Microsoft Xbox/Sony Playstation 2

Award Winner in 2006: Sega Genesis Collection
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sega
Release Date: 11/07/2006
Genre: Compilation
Systems Released For: Sony Playstation 2

Holy crap! It’s review central from yours truly.
Pokemon Fire Red
Taito Legends
Sega Genesis Collection

This is probably going to be the hardest category to vote on as all three games are amazingly good. Everything here got a 7-8.5 from me. FROM ME! Pokemon may be the only non compilation to win, but it’s also a fired up remake of the best selling RPG of all time. Taito Legends has everything from Bubble Bobble to Jungle Hunt, and SGC has two of the games from my “Top 30 RPG Countdown!” Again I must state, “HOLY CRAP!”

As a special bonus, here’s a look at one of the old Tribunal’s we used to do. Alex Williams and A.J. add their thoughts on the Pokemon remake and what a surprise, out of three of us, the lowest score is an 8.

19. Best Action Game

Award Winner in 2004: The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 11/17/2003
System Released On: Nintendo Game Cube

Award Winner in 2005: Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
Publisher: VU Games
Developer: Radical Entertainment
Release Date: 08/23/2005
System Released On: Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Game Cube, Sony Playstation 2

Award Winner in 2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 11/19/2006
System Released On: Nintendo Wii

Yet another award where Nintendo dominates. Or more to the point, where LoZ dominates. We don’t have a review of Zelda: Collector’s Edition, but it was a Nintendo giveaway to people who registered a ton of stuff on Mynintendo.com. it contained The NES and N64 Zelda games, and it was free. WOW! A.J. reviewed Twilight Princess, and Tom N. reviewed Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

I have to admit, I’ve only played the LOZ:CE, so I’m not going to be able to testify to the greatness of these games. Instead let the other reviewers do that. Share your thoughts and votes in the forums, and I’ll see you next week with even more entries into the series!