Major Minor's Majestic March

Coming Attractions: Sports & Music

The games pitching for perfection in 2009.

Yesterday we talked you through our 2009 picks for Indie and Esoterica, which is us at our most self-indulgent, so today we turn to what will be some of the biggest and most profitable games of 2009. Quality, after all, is not anathema to profit.

Even though I wasn't born until nearly 40 years after the end of World War II, whenever I hear the Colonel Bogey March I can't help but sing the song about how Hitler's only got one ball. And I wonder, does it still have any resonance with the younger generation? Do they recognise it? Is it still sung in playgrounds, or would they think I've just written down something unnecessarily crude about one of the 20th century's greatest monsters - if they even know who Hitler is? Well, whatever they think, the fact I remember gives the second stage of Major Minor's Majestic March a very lewd and subversive feel.