These days the whole Super Smash Bros. concept is considered a mainstay in the Nintendo roster of great games, but when it came out it was a pretty off-the-wall concept. Nintendo making a fighting game?! And featuring all their cute and colourful and friendly characters smacking each other around? Surely someone lost the plot.

Thankfully the game turned out to be great AND it gave me the much needed opportunity to beat Pikachu up repeatedly because after months of doing nothing but playing and writing Pokemon all day good lord I just wanted to jam that electric rat in the garbage disposal unit.