Game in Hand Classic's

Top 101 Games



My Top 101 Games Rated as of 2005
MAJOR UPDATE COMING 2011

Rating System:

Each Game is given up to 100 points in each category:

Rarity:
How difficult is it to find this game.
Playability:
How much fun is it to play this game.
Desirability:
How many players/collectors want this game

Maximum Total: 300 points for the Perfect Game!

NOTE: This is my personal ranking system. What I have tried to measure is just how rare is the game, is it fun to play and how many would want to add it to their own collection. Sure, you will find other games that are more rare, more fun to play and more people want them. But as an average, in my opinion, this is an excellent way to show what I consider my "Top" Games based upon three popular variables: rarity, playability and desirability.

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Rank Game Manufacturer Rarity Playability Desirability Total
1 Moon Patrol Gakken, 1982 98 100 100 298
2 Moon Patrol Keychain Game Tiger, 1998 99 99 99 297
3 King Kong Pop-Up Tiger, 1982 99 99 99 297
4 Thomas the Tank Engine Grandstand, 1989 98 99 99 296
5 Frog Prince Gongol, 1982 98 98 99 295
6 Tempest Keychain Game Tiger, 1998 98 98 99 295
7 Machine Man Bandai, 1984 97 98 99 294
8 Adventure Vision Entex, 1982 95 99 99 293
9 Jaw Breaker Tabletop Tiger, 1981 99 95 99 293
10 Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde Lansey, 1982 98 100 95 293
11 Lode Runner Keychain Game Xing, 1997 99 98 95 292
12 Space Invaders Tiger, 1982 98 98 95 291
13 Pucki and Monsters Unknown, 1980's 98 95 97 290
14 King Kong Tabletop Tiger, 1981 95 95 99 289
15 Tutankamen Tabletop Konami, early 1980's 95 98 95 288
16 Mappy Microgames, 1980's 98 99 90 287
17 Crazy Climber Toy Unknown, 1980's 99 97 90 286
18 Crazy Climber Tabletop Entex, 1982 95 95 95 285
19 CUSTOM Money&Bomb Casio, 1983 100 95 90 285
20 Doraemon Time Machine Bandai, 1983 95 95 95 285
21 Pooyan Gakken, early 1980's 95 95 94 284
22 Block Burster Casio, 1984 90 98 95 283
23 3D Racing Entex, 1981 95 95 92 282
24 Space Attack Bandai, 1981 99 90 90 279
25 Game Pachinko Tsukara, early 1980's 98 90 90 278
26 Colorvision Tabletop Romtek, early 1980's 95 90 93 278
27 Custom Atari 2600+Multicart early 2000's 98 90 90 278
28 Defender LSI Tabletop Unknown, mid 1980's 98 90 90 278
29 Pantera Rosa (Pink Panther) Tiger, 1983 98 90 90 278
30 Pooyan Unknown, early 1990's 98 90 90 278
31 Sky Phantom Bandai, 1982 98 100 100 278
32 Snow Monster Gakken, early 1980's 98 90 90 278
33 Hyper Olympics Tabletop Bandai, 1984 80 98 98 276
34 Monster Munch Unknown, mid 1980's 98 98 80 276
35 Pirate Watchman Tomy, 1983 96 90 90 276
36 Bombman Tomy, 1984 95 90 90 275
37 Bowling Watchman Tomy, 1983 95 90 90 275
38 Chicky Woggy Vtech, 1981 85 95 95 275
39 Lucky Luke Double Screen Tiger, 1984 88 92 95 275
40 Mr Do! & Mr. Go! Tomy, 1983 80 99 95 274
41 Mr. Do & Mr. Go Boxes Tomy, 1983 97 84 92 273
42 Pacman Watch with Joystick Nelsonic, 1981 80 95 98 273
43 Fight of the Titans Epoch, 1983 90 95 87 272
44 Doraemon PushUp Bandai, 1983 86 90 95 271
45 SL2000 Prototype Unknown, 1980's 99 92 80 271
46 Guttang Guttong Mattel, 1981 92 90 88 270
47 Galaxian Keychain Game Bandai, 1997 90 90 90 270
48 Monster Burger Tomy, 1983 90 90 90 270
50 Ski Salom Mattel, 1980 90 90 90 270
51 Vectrex+Rare Games Vectrex, 1982 80 95 95 270
52 Ghost House Bandai, 1985 87 98 84 269
53 Burgertime 1982 Mattel, Bandai,Casio 80 92 96 268
54 Crazy Climber Board Game Unknown, 1980's 98 90 80 268
55 My Picture Epoch, 1983 95 90 83 268
56 Las Vegas Tomy, 1983 95 90 82 267
57 Monster Chase Tabletop Vtech, 1982 90 90 86 266
58 Star Force Tabletop Grandstand, 1982 85 95 86 266
59 Gravity Mattel, 1980 95 80 90 265
60 Joust Keychain Game Tiger, 1998 90 90 85 265
61 Miracle Pinball Calculator Casio, 1982 90 95 80 265
62 Orange Express Tomy, 1982 90 90 84 264
64 Micro Computer Palmtex, 1980 90 84 80 264
65 Gamebox Epoch, 1981 82 96 84 262
66 Macross II Bandai, 1983 81 87 83 261
67 Hold Up Tandy, mid 1980's 80 90 90 260
68 Jungle Double Play Bandai, 1984 90 90 80 260
69 Pengo Bandai, 1983 85 90 85 260
70 Pocket Computer Epoch, 1981 80 95 85 260
71 Tennis Sakitron, 1982 90 90 80 260
72 (3) Tondiki Parmen Various, 1980's 90 90 81 261
73 Busy Cop Epoch, 1981 98 80 80 258
74 Computer Slot Machine Bandai, 1984 98 80 80 258
75 Jungle Boy early 1980's 98 80 79 257
76 Pickle Climax, mid 1980's 98 88 70 256
77 Goofey (Russian Egg) Unknown, 1980's 95 80 80 255
78 Light Game Playtime, 1988 95 80 80 255
79 TechtronGame Bandai, 1983 85 90 80 255
80 Jet Fighter Gakken , 1980's 88 85 81 254
81 Acorn Arcade Tabletop Acorn, early 1990's 90 80 80 250
82 Space Attack Tomy, 1980's 90 80 80 250
83 Judge Nintendo, 1980 85 70 95 250
84 Kinnikuman3 Bandai, 1983 90 80 80 250
85 Nightmare before Christmas Tiger, 1993 70 95 85 250
86 Pacman lll Ecstoy, 1980's 90 80 80 250
87 Robin Hood Lansey, 1980's 90 80 80 250
88 Smurfs Double Screen Tiger, 1983 85 85 80 250
89 Star Trek Phaser Battle Mego, 1978 90 80 80 250
90 Super Mario Competion G&W Nintendo, 1987 80 90 81 249
91 Lupin 3rd Popy, 1983 90 78 80 248
92 Talking Computron VTL, 1988 95 80 72 247
93 Tron Tabletop Tomy, 1981 50 98 98 246
94 Crazy Climber Tabletop Bandai, 1981 60 90 95 245
95 Double Fripper Bandai, 1984 80 84 80 244
96 Go Go Gundam Tabletop Bandai, 1984 83 80 80 243
97 Sam Olympic Eagle Epoch, 1984 95 82 85 242
98 Space Invaders Keychain Game Bandai, 1997 80 80 80 240
99 Outrun Tiger, 1988 70 90 72 232
100 Castle Adventure Sunwing 1980's 85 75 70 230
101 Game Machine Waddington, 1978 90 70 60 220