Listing the best games of all time, the most memorable campaigns or the most memorable characters is something that everyone must have done at some point, but what about the minigames?! Because today we are here precisely to resolve this issue!
Our goal is to do justice and celebrate some of the coolest side activities to ever appear in video games, whether they be action-packed like Resident Evil’s Mercenaries mode or bucolic like fishing in The Legend of Zelda. Check it out below 10 minigames that were very successful!
Mortal Kombat at Motor Kombat
The Mortal Kombat franchise has never taken itself too seriously and, to the delight of its fans, it has always brought fun jokes and easter eggs. Between special moves and famous appearances, few times has an extra been as incredible as the Motor Kombat minigame, an amazing Mario Kart-style kart race, included in Mortal Kombat Armageddon:
Gwent de The Witcher 3
Occasionally, a minigame comes along so well that it breaks the boundaries of the base game and launches as a full title later on.
This is the case of the card game Gwent, which was already very successful in The Witcher 3 with several missions and internal championships, but later became even bigger in separate games. We even highlighted its mobile version in a well-crafted video describing its attractions:
Dragon Kart from Yakuza Like a Dragon
While FromSoftware does not respond to the public’s requests and turns the much-requested Bloodborne Kart meme into reality, Ryu Ga Gotoku shows that he was already living in the future and transcended the limits of fun in the great Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Here, you can take a break from the journey and venture into the electrifying Dragon Kart competitions:
Fort Condor em Final Fantasy VII Intermission
The Final Fantasy 7 remake is an amazing game in its own right, featuring a rich recreation of Midgard with tons of extra content. when your expansion focused on Yuffie arrived, Square Enix deftly found a way to fit a fun homage to the original game’s Fort Condornow in the form of a series of addictive strategic battle minigames.
You can see how the minigame turned out at the 26:05 minute mark in the video below:
Dominó de Red Dead Redemption 2
Are there any Voxel readers who are not familiar with dominoes? It’s one of the most traditional games on the market, with basic rules that are simple to understand, but that can get full of strategy at more advanced levels.
In the Wild West of Red Dead Redemption 2, you can get even more immersed by sitting down to compete with beasts in this competition!
Casino from GTA San Andreas
When it comes to missions and side activities, few companies pay more attention to detail than Rockstar. It’s not by chance that we have so many Rockstar games on this list, and sometimes it’s even difficult to choose a single mission, location or activity.
In GTA San Andreas, one of the coolest ways to spend your rich cash is by visiting the casino and participating in their crazy, high-risk… but also high-reward bets!
Dodgeball the bully
Completing the Rockstar trio on the list, we couldn’t leave out the infamous Bully! This controversial recreation of student life evokes what everyday life in a crazy school would be like, including the boundless adrenaline of dodgeball matches during physical education. It’s so much fun that it could well become its own game too!
The Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil
Despite having been popularized for real only from the excellent original Resident Evil 4, the Mercenaries mode already showed a lot of potential since its debut in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, where we already had elements such as time counter and score.
Since then, fans have been waiting for new editions of the structured mode in small phases and missions. For many people, most of the game time ends up being spent in the addictive Mercenaries and not in the main campaign! The Resident Evil Village version was particularly exciting:
O Chao Garden de Sonic Adventure
Ask any Sonic fan what their favorite Sonic minigame is and the answer will most likely be Chao Garden! Debuting in Sonic Adventure and reappearing in one form or another in several future titles, its main attraction is to collect, create and take care of the Chao, the little animals that give the garden its name.
They also star in their own minigames within the minigame, like racing games, and interacting with them in the hub is very relaxing!
Fishing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The history of fishing minigames can easily be divided into before and after The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Even though it wasn’t the first game in the series to feature the mode (even Link’s Awakening already had a simple fishing minigame), the fact is that this Nintendo 64 exclusive was long considered one of the best games of all time. times.
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time established a new paradigm of quality for open worlds, and its legacy has been enormous. Also including the players’ passion for the vast lake, filled with fish to catch. Since then, every self-respecting RPG needs to have a little fishing!
And those were just 10 amazing minigames among the hundreds of great options that have appeared throughout the history of video games, not to mention games made only of minigames or microgames, such as Mario Party and WarioWare.
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