Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Top Five SNES Games

Ah, The Super Nintendo Entertainment System sends me down a spiral of nostalgia that is not rivaled by any other memory I can fathom. The innovative games really set the course for gaming and recently I broke mine out and started playing. Here is the list of my top five games on the SNES, mainly based on how fun it was to replay after fifteen years of absence.

5. Super Mario World 
What could Nintendo have possibly done after Super Mario Brothers 3? Possibly being one of the greatest games of all time many were left to wonder what they would have done. This game passed the test with flying colors by adding Yoshi adding a whole new dynamic of play. The graphics changed made it feel like a new game and made it deeper than SMB3 with all the bonus levels and re-playable levels.

4. Super Metroid
The level design of this game still holds up and its story is one of the best I have ever played in a side scroller. Samus' power ups and new weapon system is still very amazing and with the crazy boss battles this game held up with the passing of time, this was a game I was not sure of and it is absolutely awesome still. The map system added a new phase to the game and honestly this game shoots the NES one out of the water.

3. Final Fantasy III
 
This game really set the pace at which the Final Fantasy series would accelerate at over in the United States after the wide success of this game. The story still holds up and the way that the game progresses each individual story is rivaled by few other games even in modern days. Even the battle system did not bore me. I didn't want to be biased with Final Fantasy because it's one of my favorite series but this one is still great and should be played by all gamers.

2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past
I already spent the above paragraph praising the Final Fantasy series when in all honestly I could spend the rest of my life playing the Legend of Zelda series. If Ocarina of Time had never been released (please, no) this probably would be the single greatest Zelda game of all time. Similar to the way Super Metroid surpasses its NES predecessor this one built on the old one in so many ways. The world was substantial and the game seemed to never end, but only in retrospect. At the time I never minded spending all this time on my game. With all the side missions and hidden places this game is one of the best ever.

1. Chrono Trigger
As we write this I am playing this game for the second time through this year, I really can't say enough about this game and the different style of RPG it introduced but I will attempt to do so. The battle system for starters was new and a very nice change of pace from the usual random encounters. It has its roots in other RPGs because the people that worked on this game were developers from both Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. The character development is from some of the people who would go on to develop Dragon Ball Z. Chrono is one of my favorite characters and I reccomened this game to anyone. Honestly I recommend all the games on this list to anyone who enjoys a good time.

Well, that's all for now. Hope you enjoyed the list. There are others I wish I could of added but I wanted to narrow it down to just five of them. Enjoy!

65 comments:

  1. I can't say that I disagree. Great game choice! What saddens me is that despite all these technological advances we are creating generic FPS-es, RTS-es and the rest of the shit that kids eat up as mass consumers.

    We need good games, like Minecraft - simple, yet awesome.

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  2. BEST FUCKING GAMES EVER. i own all those cartridges except metroid. didn;t realize how good they were until like 2003 or 2004

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  3. how have i never heard of Chrono Trigger?
    Zelda is def at the top of my list;
    glad you liked my NIN post; followed

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  4. Thanks for the suggestions! Gotta download these games to my SNESoid on my droid :)

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  5. good choice man, some sick games

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  6. no earthbound!??!?!
    Also nice blog, I like it alot, I like retro games

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  7. OMG I love those games, haha, my childhood!

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  8. the SNES was so Bad###. Best console, period

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  9. Not even an honorable mention for super mario rpg?

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  10. My favorite is Chrono trigger too but ff3 come a close second

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  11. in my personal opinion, i thought zelda would be #1

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  12. Great games which I miss so much..
    I'm following!

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  13. I would agree with most of these. Don't forget Super Mario Kart though!

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  14. Fricken love these games, GREAT post. :)

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  15. I only played Chronotrigger recently on the DS, but it's very deserving of top spot.

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  16. No complaints here; super mario world is still one of my favorite games of all time!

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  17. Dude, where is street fighter II?

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  18. I totally agree with the 2nd and 1st. Chrono Trigger made my childhood.

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  19. Agreed. Chrono Trigger is amazing. Truly one of the greatest games of all time.

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  20. Oh man A Link to the Past was incredible.. I had a lot of fun with that one.

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  21. Metroid is the best snes game hands down.

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  22. great picks I just bought chrono trigger and super metroid on virtual console, should be playing those soon

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  23. hmm might have to find copy of chrono trigger and see why its so popular

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  24. great choices man, I use a SNES emulator on my PSPS all the time :D
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  25. Always liked that Zelda. The SNES games wer freaking hard, though.

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  26. Oh man! Chrono Trigger! How I love Akira Toriyama's artwork! He's such an amazing artist.

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  27. Gotta love these games, makes me feel old tho.

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  28. Good list, but you need Wario's Woods and Yoshi's Island

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  29. Wheres Balloon Fight, man?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSKXykKsIiA

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  30. Great system and classic choice. Cool blog, going to follow.

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  31. Super Mario World is one of my favorites too! The SNES has so many great RPGs too!

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  32. Super Mario would be my first choice :D

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  33. Dear lord, I have not played mario in soo soooo long. Hope I still have it

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  34. maaan this reminds me so much of my childhood ;) keep going, great blog!

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  35. I have to agree with this entire thing except Super Mario RPG would have to be in my top 5 instead of Metriod. I love Metroid but not to a top 5 extent :)

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  36. i like the blog, cant wait for the next update

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  37. I played all the top, except FF III

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  38. This post brings good memories back but I miss Super Mario Bros. 3, this has to be in the top 5!

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  39. I was that kid whose parents didn't bought him a console :(.

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  40. Good taste, I have a PAL mint condition copy of Terranigma with box and manual - I see it on eBay every so often for $300+

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  41. very nice list. only thing i would change is Mario RPG and Mario Kart. But thats me!

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  42. I've never played CT and people say it's a great game..But IMO, LoZ is my favorite and I loved the snes game!

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  43. Worth Mention or should be on list:
    Earthworm Jim
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors
    Kirby Super Star
    Street Fighter II: Turbo
    Super Mario Kart
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    Earthbound

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  44. I would trade metriod for Super Mario RPG, And #6 would be Secret of Mana

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  45. I never had an SNES, but I did play the Link to the Past Remake and Chrono Cross and they were both amazing game~!

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  46. LttP was such an amazing game. Best ever.

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  47. I loved all of these. If I wasn't already procrastinating on writing a paper, I'd go break all of these out for old times' sake.

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  48. All of those games terrific, I really need to get back into playing my SNES.

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  49. Nice list, I would bump SMW and Metroid for Super mario all-stars /w SMW, and Mario RPG.

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  50. nice chart, dude. would add here - Battletoads )

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