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.
Being a cover-boy has its priveledges. In Griffey's case, it meant home runs. Lots and lots of 'em.
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#8 Ken Griffey Jr. - Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (SNES)
When you're on the cover of the game and your name is in the title, you're going to excel. When you also happen to be major league baseball's biggest star at the time, you're not going to have trouble smashing home runs all over the stadium on any pitch in any count.
Since Griffey was the only name officially licensed by MLB, the rest of the players in the game were named after random scrubs. And compared to Griffey Jr., they played like scrubs, too.
A QB of many nicknames takes the #7 spot on our list. Click below to see who he is!
#10 was so good, he actually put cover-boy Bill Walsh's signature team to shame.
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#7 Colorado #10 (aka Kordell Stewart) - Bill Walsh College Football (Genesis)
Kordell was always more of an athlete than a quarterback. Nicknamed "Slash," he would sometimes line up as a running back or wide receiver instead of under center.
But while the real Kordell was athletic, his video game avatar, Colorado #10, was ridiculous. He was like Usain Bolt in pads, if Usain Bolt had rockets strapped to the back of his sneakers. And in those rare times when things went wrong with his legs, Stewart also had the strongest arm in the game.