Top Sports Game Athletes: Day 5

Posted: March 9, 2009 10:33am ; Updated: March 9, 2009 10:54am


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Success in sports depends on practice, teamwork, and execution. But when it comes to winning in video game sports, you can throw all of that out the window. The key to domination is grabbing the best player in the game and riding him until your friends give up and put down the controller. In honor of those game-changing athletes, SIKIDS.com compiled a list of the top ten most dominant video game athletes of all time. Each day this week, we'll profile two digital athletes. Check back every day up to Friday, when we unveil the number one all-time video game athlete.

That's Roenick, over in the upper-left corner, getting ready to score another goal.
That's Roenick, over in the upper-left corner, getting ready to score another goal.
Courtesy of EA Sports

#2 Jeremy Roenick - NHLPA Hockey 93 (Sega Genesis)

Even though he was a nine-time All-Star, who twice scored 50 goals in a single season, Jeremy Roenick was never really considered to be in the same class as Wayne Gretzky.

Except when it came to video games. In NHL 93, Roenick was The Great One. Not only could he score with ease, but he could also deliver a check that would knock your skates off. His domination was so complete, many gamers were known to enforce "No Roenick" rules.

Top Sports Game Athletes: Day 5
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Tackling Bo Jackson took a team effort. And even then, there was no guarantee he was going down.
Tackling Bo Jackson took a team effort. And even then, there was no guarantee he was going down.
Courtesy of Tecmo Bowl

#1 Bo Jackson - Tecmo Bowl (NES)

Never has the sports gaming world seen anything like Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl. And never will we see another like him again. Bo was simply unbeatable.

You could line up for a first-and-goal on the one-yard-line, hand off to Bo, run it backwards 108 yards to the back of your own end zone, then 30 seconds later be celebrating a touchdown run. He was faster and tougher to tackle than any player in gaming history.

Top Sports Game Athletes: Day 5

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