Do you guys remember my article when I shared my NES memories? Well, I decided to make a sequel to that article and share my memories of the Super NES. Since I haven't played quite as many games for that system as I had the original NES, this is only going to list 10 games.
#10 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
This game in the Ninja Turtles franchise is the best beat-em-up game ever made! It's got cool graphics, awesome sound, and, heck, you can't go wrong with the Ninja Turtles! To tell you the honest truth, I only played this game at the arcades, but now that I know that it made an SNES release, this game goes on my list!
#9 - Mortal Kombat 3*
I consider this to be the best Mortal Kombat game around. Compared to the first two, this one has a bigger selection of characters, plus they have more cooler moves. Sure, it may be the only Mortal Kombat game to not have Raiden, Scorpion or Johnny Cage, but some favorites like Liu Kang, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero are here as well as some characters that you probably won't find on any other MK game (save Trilogy) like Cyrax, Sector, Nightwolf and Kabal. It may be incredibly hard on 1-player mode, but it's still a fun game to play. The main reason I say that this is the best Mortal Kombat game is because it's the game that got me into the franchise.
#8 - Super Mariokart
This game holds a lot of memories to me. This game should be on everyone's list of Top SNES games, because this was the game that launched an extremely popular Mario spin-off. The graphics and sound might be a little corny on this game, but the music is tight. The only thing I hated about this game was playing against my brother, who was always really cheap. Ahh, memories.
#7 - Mega Man 7
One of my favorite games in the Mega Man series, but this was the only game from the original series to be released on the Super NES. This game's really cool because the graphics are a lot more realistic (well, of course, compared to the 8-bit games), and the music, man! The music makes me feel like I've gone back to the 80's at Sea World! In addition, this Mega Man game introduced the characters, Bass, Trebble and Auto, who would become trademark characters in the Mega Man series. This game is a must have for Mega Man fans!
#6 - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
The sequel to Donkey Kong Country took the fun and challenge of the first game and multiplied it by 2. With new items, new challenges, new moves, new bad guys and new good guys, this game is a lot of fun! It's especially fun if your team consists of Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong. Diddy was a cool character to begin with, and as for Dixie, moves, looks, strength and cuteness, she's got it all! I hope that some day, Nintendo will come to their senses and make more games as fun as this.
#5 - Super Mario World
A lot of things make this game really special. It was the launch title for the Super NES, it was the difinitive Mario title for the SNES, and it's also (at least in my opinion) one of the best Mario games of all time! The layout of the game along with the large amount of levels and the Koopalings make it very similar to the only Mario game that tops it: "SMB3". In this game, however, Mario can now ride Yoshi, fly with a cape, and discover new levels that need to be unlocked in order to play them. While this game may not have all the cool fully-orchestrated music as most SNES games do, it's still a timeless classic.
#4 - Mega Man X
The creators of Mega Man launched a new generation for the Blue Bomber with this SNES release. To clear up the confusion, this is NOT "Mega Man 10"! It's the first game in a new series known as "Mega Man X". While all games in this series are quite fun, this one is still the best one. The later games gradually get darker and more intense, but this one stays closest to the classic Mega Man series. This is definately a must have game.
#3 - Donkey Kong Country
The "WOW" factor on this game is so high that it goes really high on my list! Donkey Kong's first spin-off game has awesome music and graphics that you would not believe! I may have said that "Donkey Kong Country 2" was a lot of fun, but the original game is one of the few SNES games that I grew up playing, and today, it still ranks as one of the most memorable games of my entire life.
#2 - Kirby's Super Star
While it's not the first Kirby game I ever played, it is the first one I ever owned, and this game is the game that made me cherrish the entire franchise! Eight Kirby adventures in one? What more can you ask for? How about new powers to copy, tons of awesome moves you can pull off with each power, and getting to play with a partner on your side? WOW! "Kirby's Super Star" is undeniably the best Kirby game of all time and one of the greatest titles ever for the Super NES!
#1 - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
What's my pick for the best Super NES game of all time? Well, you're looking at it! The company that made the "Final Fantasy" games decided to make a Mario spin-off; they attempted to put Mario into an RPG game, and it worked! Mario fans and RPG fans are sure to love this game! With it's great battle features, strong plot, humorous moments, and Mario characters you can't find anywhere else but here (Mallow and Geno), "Super Mario RPG" stands as my personal pick for the #1 best Super Nintendo game of all time!
* = This game was also released on the Sega Genesis, but I think the SNES verion was better.
Now, once again, I must inform you that these are just my personal favorites from that system. If one of your favorites didn't make my list, then don't be a crybaby! I know that many of you are wondering why I didn't include these games:
"Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past"
"Street Fighter 2"
"Final Fantasy III"
Well, to be honest, I haven't really played those games, and if I did include them, then my list would have been just like everyone else's. Just to be fair, I'm going to take the courtesy just to say that "F Zero" almost made my list. For those who enjoyed this list, I encourage you to stay tuned, for my next article will be on the Sega Genesis!