I think one of the reasons these games hung on for so long was that people were always eager to see what new sports they could put into the next game. It was really like getting 5 or 6 games for the price of one. I wouldn't at all mind seeing a revival of these mini games for the Wii. Interesting to think how you might modify the controls to take advantage of that system.
@Harrison: That sounds really interesting about the marble. I guess that would wear out a keyboard pretty quickly!