Videogames (2017)

Golden Benana Winner – Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)


So in another year I would’ve photoshopped out the sword and put a banana in its place, and I would’ve done all kinds of colour correction and shading to try to make it blend, and it would’ve looked bad and people would’ve assumed I spent no time on it. So instead, just pretend the sword is a banana and everyone wins…

Silver Benana – Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Bronze Benana – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Does it mean something that the top 3 spots were all taken by a series of children’s games that are by-and-large too difficult for children to play and thus, by extension, must be designed specifically to appeal to the nostalgia and desire for infantile experiences of people exactly my age, and that these 3 games happened to bump out of the top 3 a game designed specifically to be about maturation and becoming a parent? Nope.

The rest of the top 10:
4. Bound (PS4)
5. Hue (PS4)
6. Oxenfree (PS4)
7. Snipperclips (Switch)
8. New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
9. Thumper (PS4)
10. Madden ’17 (PS4)