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)
    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!



  • 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)
    Home Run Hitter (Rival Schools)

    Fighting game character with a baseball bat?
    Home Run hitter mini game! There was also a soccer and volleyball mini, and a character creation dating sim game too, but home run was my jam.

    Edit: oh snap, that's 26.

    Interesting that no fishing mini games made it. I feel like a whole bunch of games from Zelda to Yakuza, to Final Fantasy have them.



  • Fishing is mad boring tho.



  • As the one person in the world that hates Chao Garden it makes me happy that nobody thought to add it.



  • @TokyoSlim Yeah, I should have made a note that mine was 25! kirkking2000 snuck in there and we posted at almost the same time so I was more concerned with fixing the list :(

    I definitely considered fishing mini-games but I decided to just go with fish in the end~


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    baah forgot about this thread! wanted to add chocobo hot n cold as well! oh well



  • @logic__error it was slightly amusing seeing a live edit to oh snap, did he post, and then the updated list.

    This of course was after me editing my own post because I accidentally copied/pasted the entirety of the thread lol.



  • @kirkking2000 Haha, I saw that! It was there when my post went up and I was very confused at first as my browser scrolled over all of it down to my post. My initial edit even said "I think that was a new addition..." but I took it out when I saw you'd fixed the post.



  • And we have our 25! I must say these are really diverse and eclectic! Also, I learned how some games actually have mini-games in them when I didn't think any existed, and personally, that's awesome!



  • Also, special mention shout out to Geometry Wars! That's kind of a cool one, since the minigame was so good, they broke it out and made a full game out of it.