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Game Crazy Announces Top Ten Family-Friendly Video Games of 2004 Holiday Season; Nintendo's DualScreen Super Mario 64 Tops the List.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Game Crazy, the nation's fastest growing video game retailer, reveals the top ten family-friendly video games purchased at Game Crazy during the 2004 holiday season. Game Crazy offers the industry's broadest selection of new and used video games and consoles from classic systems to the latest releases and is committed to positive family entertainment. This holiday season the ten most popular family-friendly video games were as follows:

Top Ten Family-Friendly Games of Holiday 2004

1. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo DualScreen)

2. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

3. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Nintendo GameCube)

4. Pokemon FireRed (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

5. Mario Party 6 (Nintendo GameCube)

6. Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Game Boy Advance)

7. Donkey Konga (Nintendo GameCube)

8. Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

9. Pokemon LeafGreen (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

10. Super Smash Brothers Melee (Nintendo GameCube)

"This has been one of the best holiday seasons we've seen yet for family-friendly video games," said Randall Baumberger, president of Game Crazy. "We've found that parents and children respond to options like being able to try games before they buy them and having access to friendly, knowledgeable staff who can speak to what both parents and kids want. Parents want to know about the age-appropriateness of the games they are considering, while children appreciate having someone on hand who can show them some tricks that will help them enjoy the game to the fullest."

Helping Families Make the Most of Their Entertainment Dollars

Game Crazy is the only video game retailer that offers parents and their children the opportunity to try any game before purchasing, ensuring it is age-appropriate and the buyer is completely satisfied. Game Crazy also offers parents the ability to significantly stretch their entertainment dollar by offering the most popular used games at substantial savings and the ability to trade games for the highest value. All new and used video games come with a quality guarantee.

Game Crazy is committed to positive family entertainment and employs individuals who are experienced and knowledgeable gamers who can educate, inform and interact with customers; a unique benefit for parents seeking advice on various video games.

Game Crazy has over 720 stores nationwide; the majority located next to neighborhood Hollywood Video stores. Most locations are open 365 days a year, Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. To find the location nearest you, visit

About Game Crazy

Game Crazy premiered in 1999 and has since become the nation's fastest growing retailer in the history of the video game industry. Game Crazy has grown from 69 stores in 2002 to over 720 stores by the end of 2004. Currently the third largest specialty game retailer in the U.S., Game Crazy offers the option to buy, sell, and trade new and used video games. In addition, Game Crazy is the only retailer in the industry that allows customers to try any game before buying to ensure complete satisfaction. Game Crazy offers the best value in the industry including the guaranteed highest trade value for games and the highest value membership programs. For more information about Game Crazy, visit, or call 503/570-1600. Game Crazy is a division of Hollywood Entertainment, which also owns and operates over 2,000 Hollywood Video stores.
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