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Herschie
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if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby Herschie » May 18th, 2017, 10:36 pm

I was playing Mario Kart Double Dash before bed, and it got me thinking this. A lot of times I'll have ten minutes before I have to leave for work, or 15 minutes before the game starts. Some games like Duck Hunt or Mario Kart come to mind when I don't have much time.

Obviously sports games usually take at least a half hour, so they're out. What are some other fun games to play when time is short?

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DaHeckIzDat
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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 19th, 2017, 12:23 am

Maybe a quick match on an online shooter like CoD. Disc Jam is fun and the matches only last a couple of minutes, unless both players are ridiculously good.

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Retrology
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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby Retrology » May 19th, 2017, 3:09 am

Diddy Kong Racing. Each race lasts between 1-2 minutes, leaving me with plenty of races before I have to go to work.

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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby ESauce » May 19th, 2017, 10:56 am

Realistic sports games take a half hour but arcade style sports games like Kings of the Beach (NES), Blades of Steel (NES), NBA Jam (Genesis/SNES/modern consoles), Wayne Grretzkys 3D Hockey (N64), and NFL Blitz (everything from N64 and on) are great for a match that will take under 15 minutes.

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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby mbd36 » May 19th, 2017, 11:23 am

Herschie wrote:I was playing Mario Kart Double Dash before bed, and it got me thinking this. A lot of times I'll have ten minutes before I have to leave for work, or 15 minutes before the game starts. Some games like Duck Hunt or Mario Kart come to mind when I don't have much time.

Obviously sports games usually take at least a half hour, so they're out. What are some other fun games to play when time is short?


You can beat NES Marble Madness 2 or 3 times within 10 minutes.

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Stalvern
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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby Stalvern » May 19th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Lots of levels for Knytt Stories (the best platform game) take about that long to get through, and they're distinctive and self-contained in a way that makes even the shortest ones satisfying.

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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby Robotrek » May 19th, 2017, 4:14 pm

Maboshi's Arcade on the Wii! Get it while you can though, who knows how long WiiWare will be around.

ActRaiser
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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby ActRaiser » May 21st, 2017, 3:08 pm

Geometry Wars

You can probably get 10 games in at first and then you'll eventually get good and maybe get in 1 or 2 games in 10 minutes.

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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby Gleebergloben123 » May 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm

Early 80's arcade game: Ms. Pac-Man, Mr. Do, Millipede, Dig-Dug, Stargate, Bagman, Tempest, Berzerk, Venture, Mario Bros., Reactor, Discs of Tron, Arabian, Dragon's Lair, or Cube Quest.

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Re: if you only had ten minutes to play...

Postby CaptainCruch » May 22nd, 2017, 10:00 am

Tetris....


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