Lists are a strange thing, so let's do a social experiment. Let's plant our flag on the TOP XXX LIST mountain.
RULES: anyone and everyone can nominate 5 games. If you name it, it gets added, without question. Don't name something someone has already named. The list is alphabetical because ordering it will require maths. With 200 posters voting, we should hit 1,000 easily.
If not enough people take an interest (ie 200), we can up the number from 5 per person, to 10.
To stop people worrying about wasting a vote on an obvious choice, let's do it in 2 parts. First name 2 games, and then after a month we can name our next 3 and finish things off. That way we'll get the obvious Godhand and SMB1 places covered right away. I'll update the list posting occasionally.
Criteria: There is none. Normally it's the "best" games, or the "games you must play before you die". These require defining. So there is no criteria here. Choose your favourite, your most hated games, whatever. Just choose what you want to appear in the list. Battle Raper and Rise of the Robots if you like. Oh, and maybe write a sentence about them.
You could argue this makes the list pointless, and maybe it does. Maybe all lists are pointless. But I want to see what we name and start choosing once we've filled 500 games. Can we even name 1,000?