Cho Aniki

The year 2012 marks milestone birthdays of many great video game franchises like Street Fighter, Kirby, Mega Man, and Castlevania. To celebrate such grandiose occasions, developers and publishers are releasing new games and arranging special events — like breaking a world record.

But what about lesser known, neglected, and forgotten games also reaching milestone anniversaries this year? No cake, no parties, no high-definition remakes … just sad memories and broken hearts.

The following gallery lights a candle for 10 games that won’t be opening any presents on their birthday.