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The "source" for those minigames should be the game's wikipedia page itself, which should then redict to an external source or explain the minigame. Adding a bunch of source right here doesn't make sens if it's already sourced in the game's wiki page...--Golden Specter (talk) 06:23, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Minigame Compilation clean up section[edit]

This section should be "removed" and the whole content should be scattered on the Minigame's list, while putting the world "compilation" in bold! Then, it should avoid any confusion and make clear that those are a compilation and not minigames inside a real game.

And while we're at it, my list section is arranged by platform Generation order (from the oldest to the newest). The Home systems are first, then comes the handheld consoles. It may be the best way of having a clean way to look up for a specific platform.

Rearrangement in alphabetical order (without any sub-section) might be really hard to read/ confusing since there is plenty of games. Rearrangement by Specific platform might be a problem for any multi-platform game.

--Golden Specter (talk) 08:09, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

I was just thinking as I was looking through that list section that it might be a good idea to fork it off into 1 or more other article(s). Since the list is incomplete and can very easily get larger, doing so now might be best. I agree that the games should be sorted by generation to cover cross-platform titles, and it may be best to give the more recent generations(6+) their own pages. Those games could then be arranged in tables with descriptions followed by tick marks for the platform they are on.

ZodiakCat (talk) 09:33, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Correct spelling[edit]

It should be good to tell precisely the correct spelling, if it's "mini-game" or "minigame". Apparently it's minigame, but just in order to be sure... --Golden Specter (talk) 05:36, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

sentence removed[edit]

I removed my edit that I made. I can't prove it, although I remember reading something about it in an old EGM issue. If anyone can prove it, put it back in. Thunderbrand 21:20, May 4, 2005 (UTC)

I don't remember any games. There are some games that have things to do, but I wouldn't consider them a mini-game, more like mini-activities :) K1Bond007 21:28, May 4, 2005 (UTC)
  • EverQuest has a tetris-like minigame called Gems (for people who are bored)
  • Commander Keen 4 (if i remember correctly) had a minigame similar to Pong which was for some reason called Tug of War (?). The series probably had a few other minigames too. --Ajshm 12:37, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

Some minigames that I find notable (I'm not throwing them straight into the article because it should not degenerate into a simple "List of Computer games with minigames"):

  • The card games in Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy IX tie into the main game in a unique way (they are part of the story line). FFIX also has a host of other minigames. Xenogears also has a card minigame, though it is not as important. In fact, something like that has become somwhat of a standard feature of a console RPG.
  • System Shock 2 had an item called the GamePig, which is essentially a TriOptimum branded Game Boy. You can find game cartridges for it (Pong, OverWorld Zero (a simple Ultima clone), SwineKeeper (Minesweeper) etc.) and play them in the HUD of the main game.

-- grm_wnr Esc 13:28, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Does anybody know which is the first game containing minigames? I wonder --Grebello 15:09, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

SMB3? ChozoBoy (talk) 20:16, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

contained within another game.[edit]

A minigame is not always contained within another game. Sometimes minigames are created as separat promotional download or for separat promotion CD's or as website game. One example of many: as download for promotion of Stronghold 2

Tape loading games[edit]

Some tape games of the 1980s had (IIRC) minigames to entertain the player during the lengthy loading process. Drutt 11:20, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Invade-a-Load 2fort5r (talk) 15:06, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Listing all minigames!?[edit]

Can someone explain to me why this article seems to attempt to list all games that have minigames in them? That's like listing all games that make use of health bars or "some form of dialogue". A huge portion of games include minigames, from Chrono Trigger to Grand Theft Auto and from Zelda to Mass Effect. Way too many to list. It's very unencyclopedic and not something I'd be interested in when I'd look up "minigame" in an encyclopedea... Maplestrip (talk) 12:39, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Good to know your opinion about listing minigames, but knowing which game had minigames is a good thing to know, and perhaps some people are even looking for a such "useless" thing. Besides, Wikipedia has not been designed only for you. It's for everyone. So what's the matter?
And if you don't like this list, just think about those lists:
- List of role-playing games by name
- List of PlayStation games
- List of Mini-Cons
- List of video games featuring Mario
See ya ;)
Golden Specter (talk) 21:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

But perhaps we then should have a separate article "List of video games featuring minigames"? Jalwikip (talk) 12:42, 12 April 2016 (UTC)