#29: Nintendogs Why It's Great:
Tired of coming home and seeing your goldfish face up in his tank? Can't afford that puppy in the window? That's where Nintendogs comes in: a ridiculously adorable pet simulation for irresponsible, busy, or just plain broke animal lovers. Nintendogs had charm, appeal, and was accessible to any age group. Add in the diversity of pets, from Chihuahuas, Labradors, Dachshunds and Dalmatians, and you have a title that's still spawning virtual animal spin-offs to this day.