Top 10 Cases of Early-Installment Weirdness in Video Game Franchises

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The Top Ten

1 Kid-Friendly Games - Conker
2 Lack Of A Map System - Metroid
3 No Spindash Ability - Sonic The Hedgehog
4 Weird Jumping Physics - Super Mario Bros.
5 Mario Being Named Jumpman - Super Mario Bros.
6 No Crouching - Metroid
7 No Diagonal Aiming - Metroid
8 Lack Of A World Map - Zelda
9 The Art Style - Paper Mario 64
10 No Strafing - Ratchet & Clank

The Newcomers

? No Triforce of Courage (The Legend of Zelda)

The Contenders

11 Average, Basic Mario Storyline - Paper Mario

The usual mario story, But paper!

12 Random Battles - Earthbound
13 Overpowered Psychic Types - Pokémon
14 No Side Specials - Super Smash Bros.
15 No Analog - Crash Bandicoot
16 Eggman Being Referred To By His Real Name - Sonic The Hedgehog
17 Only Six Chaos Emeralds - Sonic The Hedgehog
18 No Charge Beam - Metroid
19 Death Water - Metroid
20 No Invincibility Frames Afterr Hitting Death Spikes - Sonic The Hedgehog
21 Isometric-View Clay-Modeled Graphics - Super Mario RPG
22 No Battle Backgrounds - Earthbound
23 No Voice Acting - Star Fox
24 Classic Sonic - Sonic The Hedgehog
25 The First Game Being Literally Just Another Quake Mod - Team Fortress
26 Bad Controls - Street Fighter
27 Shang Tsung As The Announcer - Mortal Kombat
28 Complete Genre Shift For The Second Game - Zelda
29 Starting out as a Super Mario Land spinoff - Wario Land
30 Realistic-Colored Mushrooms - Super Mario Bros.
31 Realistic Koopa Troopas - Super Mario Bros.
32 Realistic Yoshi - Super Mario Bros.
33 White Peach - Super Mario Bros.
34 Missingno - Pokémon
35 Floaty Controls - Metroid
36 No Wall Jump - Metroid
37 No Infinite Bomb Jump - Metroid
38 Dwarf Kraid - Metroid
39 Getting Hit While Going Through Doors - Metroid
40 Rabbit Ridley - Metroid
41 Copy-and-Pasted Rooms - Metroid
42 Two Ice Beams - Metroid
43 The Art Style - Xenogears
44 Realistic Jumping Physics - Castlevania
45 No Diagonal Movement - Zelda
46 No Diagonal Movement - Earthbound
47 No Paper Abilities - Paper Mario
48 No Super Missiles - Metroid
49 Long Beam - Metroid
50 No Gravity Suit - Metroid
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