5) 1080° Snowboarding
|1080° Snowboarding (Nintendo 64)|
|1080° Avalanche (GameCube)|
Nintendo doesn't seem to have settled on a particular gameplay style for their Chibi-Robo franchise. While this series is actually still quite alive and relevant in the regard that Nintendo is still making games for the little household robot, Chibi-Robo is far from a household name or well regarded series by most owners of Nintendo systems. Again, another shame, as Chibi-Robo delivers abundant charm and a huge array of wackiness to players.
|Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash (Nintendo 3DS)|
3) Style Savvy
I hope none of you reading this article did a spit-take reading this entry. While the three games are indeed popular in Japan, known as Girls Mode over there, Style Savvy is actually an incredibly in-depth and fulfilling game for those of us who love customization. Two games have released out West, the DS original and Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the Nintendo 3DS. The latter offered the ability to run your own clothing shop, ordering clothes from various brands, picking out the perfect combination of clothing to create satisfying outfits for your clientele, and making contacts to further your career in fashion.
|Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo 3DS)|
2) Advance Wars
My first run-in with this extremely capable and joyful (well, as much joy as a game about war can bring) Advance Wars series was the first on the Game Boy Advance that launched a few months after the system launched in North America in 2001. Now, the series didn't start there, as many fans probably know-- it has roots all the way to the Famicom, as the series is known as Famicom Wars in Japan.
|Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)|
1) Wario Land
|Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy)|
|Wario Land: Shake It! / The Shake Dimension (Nintendo Wii)|