Game Title Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Publisher Nintendo / www.nintendo.com
Ignore the juvenile premise, pitting signature Nintendo staples (Link, Mario, Yoshi) against equally high-profile peers (Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Gear's Solid Snake) in madcap four-man brawls. Instead, focus on how much fun you're having caning buddies using fists, feet and random weapons like swords, bombs and giant mallets. Added bonus: Solo mode rocks, but online multiplayer addictive showdowns will add entirely new horizons to your gaming vocabulary, for example, "eat hot plasma, you tate-baiting vas deferens!"