Ahh, the power-up. Whether it's getting a weapon booster in space or chomping down on growth-inducing fungi, games throw out power-ups like hard candy at a parade. And we love 'em. The Tanooki Suit, the Active Camo, the Super Sonic. Sign us up.
It's a strange and magical gaming device, isn't it? Run over a mushroom with a go-kart and suddenly you've crammed the engine with nitrous. It's nonsensical when described in such a fashion, but gamers the world over know exactly what it's like to scour entire levels in order to pick up a temporary speed boost.
The power-ups that we've chosen for today's Top 10 aren't in any order. We went to our gaming memories and picked out those that we remember fondly.