Best of 2009
This was a lot of fun to think about. But I had to go with Retro Game Challenge as #1 because of the way the game made me feel when I played it. It's also why I added Treasure World to this list. Sometimes a game just scratches an itch that another player can never appreciate. In making this list, I knew I had made the right choices because I just wanted to go and play these games again.
HONORABLE MENTION: "Pixel", in the XBL indie section. It was the first XBL indie title that I did not hesitate to hit the "upgrade to full version" button when the demo's time ran out.