Selective Creation Exhibition: Pick the Best Mini-games!



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)

    Nothing can top the excitement of this exhilarating motorsport.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)

    Someone had to put it on there and I'm not ashamed to admit I loved building a team playing Blitzball.


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    Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)

    I played this almost more than the main game haha! so much fun!



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)

    I'm good at it in real life because I got good at it in Yakuza.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)

    A modern classic!



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)

    I remember putting many hours into this minigame, and not regretting a single moment. It's a basic twin-stick ufo shooter ordeal, yes, but it's fun distraction in a pretty nifty game.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)

    This little top down dungeon crawler is a great game within a game! You can see a lot of influence from Hyper Light Drifter in the mechanics and styling, it offers a nice little break from the core story, and it is fun and challenging! What more could you ask for?



  • @TokyoSlim Despite our ongoing feud, I fully support your pick! I spent so much time on this in Yakuza 0, I had to force myself to stop or I would have never finished it.



  • @Axel I'd like to say that I don't think it's really a feud. That terminology seems a bit... Hatfields and McCoys.
    It's more like I'm gonna fill your coat pockets with creamed corn when you're not looking.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)

    The slope down Snowpeak descending to the ruins is really well designed, with several different secret paths and purple rupees hidden where it's toughest to stay on. It's also got a sick midi soundtrack and enemies in the course. You can use sword slashes to hit enemies or slow down your yeti opponents, as well as a spin attack to jump gaps. Lastly, this race's context is impeccable: the yeti 'boarders don't ask for rupees like every other mini game in the series because they live away from society in the ruins, not using currency. That also helps to balance the difficulty, since falling off the edges, gaps, or shortcuts means restarting from the top.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)

    not 100% sure if this counts but it was either this or Space Harrier in Shenmue and I mean, I figured it'd be safer to go with the minigame so good that it became a full fledged title over the one that's just straight up a real, full game running in an emulator in-game.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)

    Kweh!



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)

    While I prefer Triple Triad, I also got really into this one. A lot of fun.



  • Virtua Fighter 5 in Yakuza 6



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)

    Not only was this a fun minigame itself, but as you developed the faerie village and it grew, it had more minigames in it too



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)

    Simple, fun and surprising in the game.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)

    I really did like this mode as addition to the campaign... I do hope that the even more action side of things would've stayed within the Mercenaries mode (or similiar) in following games, though I'm glad that RE7 made that series scary again.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)

    This can't be a mini-game list without one from Mario Party. And this one was simple fun which required a bit of skill with the analogue controller.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)

    The first night I got the game, I played like 3 hours straight of tennis once I got to where I could control Michael.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Blitzball (FFX)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    UFO catcher (Yakuza series)
    Gwent (Witcher 3)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Faerie Village management (Breath of Fire 3)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    That's right. Little did I know, this mini game was prepping me for the real world when I would eventually go to an actual Conveyor Sushi restaurant. I remembered the trick to winning was spending the most money. Thanks Pokemon!