Friday Five – Favorite Handheld Games


Welcome to the Friday Five! Each week we help you get to know our writers with the help of a top 5 list! This week: Favorite Handheld Games

It’s that time of week once again, as those of us at One-Quest gather and discuss our five favorite things from a given topic. Or as it’s been called since the beginning, the Friday Five! We’re continuing with the Video Game theme this week as we dive into our Favorite Handheld Games. This is a tough one to narrow down, as so many wonderful games have come out in the 25 years since the original Game Boy released and ushered in the era of Handheld gaming. So let’s get to the lists already.


  1. Pokemon – I can’t even narrow this one down, I’ve owned at least one game from every generation, and have poured so many hours into this series I could probably have multiple doctorates by now had I applied those hours to education.
  2. Fire Emblem Awakening – I’d never played a Fire Emblem game before Awakening, and boy am I glad I finally got around to this series. I had my reservations about it, but ended up just falling in love with everything about it. I ended up playing the game through, then immediately started a new file and did it all over again!
  3. Final Fantasy IV – It’s probably not the best thing to admit, but I never played Final Fantasy IV until it was released on the Nintendo DS. It’s easily one of the best in the series, and works perfectly on a handheld, especially now that they’re such powerful little machines.
  4. Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening – This was the first Zelda game I ever beat all the way through. It was also the first in a very long line of amazing handheld Zelda adventures.
  5. Wario Ware Inc. – If you never had the chance to play Wario Ware Inc on the GBA you missed a truly unique experience. I don’t think this series ever hit the peaks it did with that original GBA game, to this day I’ll occasionally pop that in my DS or GBA and play to kill some time. It’s the ultimate A.D.D. game.



  1. Rock Band Unplugged
  2. Pokemon Diamond
  3. Legend of Zelda – Link’s awakening
  4. Mii Plaza
  5. Pokemon Red



  1. Tetris – I had this game for Gameboy. I remember how wowed I was when I was able to play my brother by simply connecting the two Gameboy’s together with a wire.
  2. God of War: Chains of Olympus – I love Kratos.
  3. New Super Mario Brothers – I remember sitting in the theater with Eric, waiting for a movie to start, both of us playing this game after just picking it up.
  4. Legend of Zelda – Minish Cap – Adorbs little hat dude.
  5. Mario Kart DS – I remember playing this game at Eric’s house while waiting for him to get done work. I played the hell out of this game.



  1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep – The highlight of the series! If you have a PSP you should get this.
  2. Lumines – Not Limunes 2 or any of the other sequels. The original is the best, and the reason I got a PSP.
  3. Dragon Quest IX – This game was fantastic! It brought the return of classes, a massive world map, and multiplayer to the series! So much flippin’ fun!
  4. Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis – I still have no idea how the job system worked in this game. I do know I spent far too much time playing against Retro Game Network’s PixelPapa in English class sophomore year! #FightItOut #PenisSword
  5. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD – Yeah, a mild cop out. Still, this is a fantastic addition to my. . . ok, it’s the only game worth owning on PSVita that isn’t free.


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