The Hot One Hundred

Denki HQ, Dundee, Scotland– December 8th 2008. So this is Christmas - and what have we done? Actually, we've put together the inaugural Denki Top 100. A fact-filled year-end round-up of the greatest, gaming experiences we've ever done.

With our usual disdain for limitations, constraints and notions of propriety, we have not limited the list to those games released over the last twelve calendar months, but instead features ALL of our games which are still being played by gamers around the world...

The judging criteria were based on a complex formula, created by Denki's in-house games legend Gary 'Gaztop' Penn.“It's very simple. First you take the popularity of each game with players, multiply this by the revenue it's generated, ADD on the longevity of the game and then apply our own very strict internal scoring system. We then sorted the overall winners using a system of trial by ordeal. Whittling the original list of nearly 200 games down to 10 seemed particularly arduous, what with Christmas coming up, so we went up to 100, just for fun.”

1.Word Crunch Deluxe

2.Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

3.Crackdown

4.InQuizitor

5.SpongeBob SquarePants; Episode 6 -“Forest Of Fear”

6.Denki Blocks!

7.Tomb Raider; The Reckoning

8.Jumble Fever; Beehive Bedlam Edition

9.Shrek; Episode 5 -“Imperial Peril”

10.Wall-E

11.Tetris

12.Barbie; World Fashion Tour

13.Pac-Man

14.Tom and Jerry; Episode 1 -“Mouse Party”

15.Bips!

16.Sundae Scoop

17.21s

18.Ben 10; Episode 3 -“Upchuck Unveiled”

19.Kingpin Bowling

20.Polly Wheels 2

21.Bust-A-Move

22.Go! Go! Beckham

23.Word Crunch 2

24.Scooby-Doo Mysteries; Episode 2 -“The Case of the Frosty Snowman”

25.Pat Sajak’s Code Letter Crossword Connections

26.Dexter’s Laboratory; Episode 3 -“Return of the Dorkster”

27.Mad Libs

28.Lego Castle; The Sword of Virtue

29.Robotboy; Episode 4 -“Tag Team Trouble”

30.Tumbler

31.Tom and Jerry; Episode 2 -“Merry Christmouse!”

32.Jumble Quest; The Lost Pyramids

33.SpongeBob SquarePants; Episode 5 -“Snow Woes”

34.Sky Sports Darts

35.Codename: Kids Next Door; Episode 4 -“Operation G.U.M.D.R.O.P.”

36.Fetch! What A State!

37.Barbie; LuvMe3 -“Pup’s New Tricks”

38.HULK

39.Golden Balls

40.Polly Pocket; SPLASH!

41.Looney Tunes; Back In Action; Episode 3 -“Rabbit Rescue”

42.Letter Box

43.Hot Wheels; Monster Truck Smashdown

44.Boggle

45.Pat Sajak’s Code Letter Lost&Found Words

46.Bugz

47.Genie’s Cave

48.Ben 10; Episode 2 -“Call of the Wildmutt”

49.Nicktoons; Ready Orb Not

50.Robotboy; Episode 2 -“Something in the Darkness Drools!”

51.Wallace&Gromit in Curse of the Were-Rabbit

52.Shrek the Third

53.Codename: Kids Next Door - Episode 3“Operation R.E.V.E.N.G.E.”

54.Reversi

55.Tom and Jerry; Episode 5 -“Rickety House Mouse”

56.Carol Vorderman’s Mind Aerobics; Summer Shape Up

57.Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends; Episode 2 -“Brotherly Love”

58.Number Crunch

59.Scooby-Doo Where Are You?; Episode 1 -“The Mystery of Eerie Isle”

60.All Grown Up!

61.Shrek; Episode 1 -“Fiona’s Rescue”

62.Weekly Spin To Win

63.Dexter’s Laboratory; Episode 2 -“Mandark Strikes Back”

64.Super Breakout

65.The Grim Adventures of Billy&Mandy

66.Shrek; Episode 3 -“Godmother’s Revenge”

67.The Muppets in Backstage Rampage

68.Quick Wit

69.Codename: Kids Next Door - Episode 1“Operation B.I.T.T.E.R.S.W.E.E.T.”

70.Jumble Fever; Tropical Edition

71.Courage the Cowardly Dog; Episode 3 -“Le Quack Attack!”

72.Denki Blocks! Brain Teasers; Volume 2

73.SpongeBob SquarePants; Episode 3 -“The Flying Dutchman”

74.Tom and Jerry in Dynamice 2

75.Star Trek: The Next Generation -“Stranded”

76.Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses

77.Scooby-Doo Mysteries; Episode 1 -“The Case of the Creepy Cowboy”

78.Thunderbirds

79.Ed, Edd n Eddy; Episode 1 -“Night of the Living Ed”

80.Ben 10; Episode 1 -“Vilgax Venom”

81.Caterpillar Crunch

82.Jumble Fever; Avatar Edition

83.Courage the Cowardly Dog; Episode 1 -“Katz Kidnap”

84.Duopolis

85.Tom and Jerry; Episode 4 -“Duck and Cover”

86.Word Crunch

87.Codename: Kids Next Door - Episode 1“Operation T.E.E.N.A.G.E.R.”

88.Jumble Fever: Halloween Edition

89.SpongeBob SquarePants; Episode 1 -“Bikini Bottom Bother”

90.The Grim Adventures of Billy&Mandy in Hell’s Hamsters

91.Robotboy; Episode 3 -“Repair or Despair”

92.Shrek Jumble Rumble

93.Codename: Kids Next Door - Episode 2“Operation S.H.I.P.W.R.E.C.K.E.D.”

94.Jumble Football Fever

95.Tom and Jerry; Episode 3 -“Mansion House Mouse”

96.Dexter’s Laboratory; Episode 1 -“Dexter Versus Mandark”

97.Shrek; Episode 2 -“Disarming Charming”

98.Berenstain Bears; Rainy Day Puzzles

99.SpongeBob SquarePants; Episode 2 -“Krabby Patty Kidnap”

100.Shrek; Episode 4 -“Double Trouble”

Colin Anderson, the Managing Director of Denki said,“Two days! I left the office for two days and this is what Gaz gets the teams to do with their time! That said, I doubt there’s many other games companies in the world who could whip up a Top 100 list of their own games, based on some dubious quasi-scientific criteria, while at the same time having fun and avoiding actual paid work in the run up to the holidays? Of course, I’d have preferred if they actually got on with what they were meant to be doing¬ building Denki’s new games for Xbox Live Arcade and Wii.”

“Some people say it's impossible to quantify something like joy,” added Penn.“But they're simply not trying hard enough. This list, this scientific, accurate and extensive list draws a clear line in the sand. It shows that as Denki gears up for new projects and a new future, it builds upon a glorious legacy of triumph, ability and innovation. I’ve already put out a call to creators of all stripes to take some time out to visit www.denkiornot.com to see if they are well, Denki or Not. If they are, then I want to hear from them.”

ENDS

Notes For Editors:

About Denki

At Denki, we make toys to help you squeeze more fun from every day.

We all know the feeling– even on busy days our lives are littered with those odd moments where we’re bored or waiting around. Wouldn't it be great if we could use those times to give ourselves a lift? Stretch our minds a little? Have some fun?

That’s precisely what we do: build the best toys to brighten your day and lighten your mood. Toys to cheer you up; toys to make you think; toys to make you happy; toys to make your day. Bright toys for bright people. Toys like those in Denki Blocks! and Quarrel.

We’re on a mission to brighten the world, and we hope you like what we’re doing so much you’ll join in at www.denki.co.uk.

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