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Examples Of Bad Game Choices

We made a list of ideas of games that would make good TASes. This list is the complete opposite. While it may be possible to make a good run on a game from this list, you will generally want to avoid TASing these, since it can lead to something unentertaining or that would be against one of these rules.

If you plan on running a game from this list, you should definitely search the site for previous submissions of it, in order to see what ideas or categories work for the game and what don't.

  • Most ports of already TASable arcade games
  • Most videogames based on game shows

  • Aussie Rules Footy
  • Bad Street Brawler
  • Balloon Fight
  • Battle Chess
  • Big Nose the Caveman
  • Code Name: Viper
  • Dian Shi Ma Li
  • Dikki Painguin in: TKO for the Third Reich
  • Dragon Buster
  • Flintstones 2: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak!
  • Hayauchi Sokutei Game
  • Hogan's Alley
  • Insector X
  • Kid Niki: The Radical Ninja
  • Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf
  • Magical Quest 2
  • NES Test
  • Perfect Fit
  • Pin*Bot
  • Rescue
  • Ring King
  • Rockman 2 hacks that don't change gameplay mechanics
  • Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen
  • Super Mario hacks that don't change gameplay mechanics
    • Mario Evolution!
  • The Chessmaster

  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  • Ballz 3D
  • Barbie Super Model
  • ClayFighter (emulates very poorly on Snes9x)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Competition Cartridge
  • Kaizo Mario World 1 & 2
  • Mario Is Missing!
  • Micro Machines (versus mode)
  • NBA Hangtime
  • Revolution X
  • Sanrio World Smash Ball!
  • Shaq Fu
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (instead, consider Super Street Fighter II Turbo for Arcade)
  • Super Metroid Angry Fire Chozo
  • Super Turrican 2
  • Tin Star

  • Barney's Hide and Seek
  • Battle Squadron
  • Columns
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Night Trap
  • Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors
    • Desert Bus
  • Side Pocket
  • Sonic Eraser
  • Tom and Jerry: Frantic Antics!

  • Direct ports of Genesis games (i.e. Altered Beast, Golden Axe)
  • Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau

  • Night Switch

  • RobotFindsKitten
  • Star Control II

  • BomBun
  • Doge's Adventure

  • Any Game & Watch Gallery game
  • Balloon Kid
  • Daedalian Opus
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire series

  • Any Classic NES game
  • Game & Watch Gallery 4
  • Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue
  • Rhythm Tengoku
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • WarioWare: Twisted!

  • Affari Tuoi (Deal or No Deal)
  • Any Ace Attorney game
  • Any Game & Watch Collection game
  • Any Guitar Hero game
  • Any Osu! (押忍) game
  • Any Professor Layton game
  • Any Taiko no Tatsujin (太鼓の達人) game
  • Crayola Treasure Adventures
  • Elite Beat Agents
  • Magnetica (Puzzle Mode)
  • Matchstick Puzzle by DS
  • Nintendogs
  • Point Blank DS
  • Rhythm Tengoku Gold
  • WarioWare D.I.Y.
  • WarioWare Touched!

  • Any NBA, NFL, or NHL game
  • Bass Hunter 64
  • Dance Dance Revolution Disney Dancing Museum
  • Getter Love!! Cho Renai Party Game Tanjo
  • Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Volume 1
  • Namco Museum 64
  • South Park: Chef's Luv Shack

  • Any Dance Dance Revolution game
  • Any Pop'n Music game
  • Point Blank

  • Any Dance Dance Revolution game

  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness (Due to the fact it's impossible to change the fighter without restarting the story)
  • OverTop
  • Street Fighter Alpha

  • Casual games with fixed-length/timer-controlled levels
    • Cold Stone Creamery: Scoop it Up
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
  • Pokémon Channel
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves

  • Picture Puzzle

  • Double Dungeons

  • Asteroids (never ends)
  • Freeway

  • Virtual Bowling

  • Chuck Norris: Super Kicks (max score only, but game gets highly repetitive later on)

  • Densha de Go!

TODO: Add more games to these lists. You can add any games and even specific game modes that aren't good for TASing. Please, make sure to keep these lists in alphabetical order.


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ExamplesOfBadGameChoices last edited by CoolKirby on 2016-05-27 14:06:42
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