On an impulse today I decided to buy a Super Nintendo from the used game store down the street. It came with Super Mario World, and I also got NBA Jam (Not the type of game I usually play, but I had such fun playing it as a kid.). I plan on getting a few classics (Final Fantasy III definitely, possibly Megaman X, Mortal Kombat…). What games are truly worthwhile that I may have missed. Keep in mind that there’s at least 3 used game stores within a 10 minute drive from me, and I have an ebay account, so finding them should be no huge task. Suggest away!
Crono Trigger! But I tell you, that one will not be an easy task to find, nor will it be cheap.
I never owned a snes, but my friends did. And my all-time favourite game on that was f-zero.
Top of my list is Super Punch-Out. Still the most entertaining boxing game I have ever played.
Terranigma, FF3, FF3, E.V.O The Quest for Eden, Seiken Denetsu 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Castlevania IV, DKC 1-3.
Thats pretty much all you ever will need.
Seconded. I HAVE Crono Trigger, for both my SNES and my PS systems (it will play on PS1 or PS2). Definitely one of the best games out there. Great music, and not too many characters. And a killer story. I could never master the drinking contest without an autofire controller, though.
You should pass on Secret of Evermore and Illusion of Gaia, though. Secret of Evermore had a so-so story, but it wasn’t up to Square’s usual standards. Illusion of Gaia was so full of moral lessons and new age mysticism that it was nauseating.
Earthbound, Super Mario RPG, Yoshi’s Island.
Mega Man X 1 and 2 … not 3 though.
Chrono Trigger. One of the greatest games of all time, not just greatest RPGs.
Final Fantasy III and II, also great RPGs.
Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past.
Super Mario Kart. (The original is still lots of fun!)
Super Mario All-Stars (SMB 1, 2, and 3 from the NES with updated graphics and a save option!)
Super Street Fighter 2.
You’ll have many happy hours with all of those.
I second Super Mario Kart. This is my favorite game ever, on any gaming system.
Kirby’s Dream Course is a lot of fun too!
Civilization, New Horizons, and Breath of Fire.
You can’t go wrong with any of the games already mentioned before.
You could also get:
Donkey Kong Country
Let me be the first to say: Starfox!
So good, it’s worth buying a SNES just to play it.
Get Super Metroid!!!
Playing that game is like having a silicon orgasm.
One of the best games ever.
Just thinking about it has made me decide that I’m going to bust my SNES out of storage just to play that game.
And in case you missed it, that’s Super Metroid.
All of the Final Fantasy games for old consoles are collectors items now, and hard to find. Check out Ebay and you’ll see what I mean.
Ack! I totally forgot to mention Kirby SuperStar! One of the greatest 2D action-adventure games of all time. I’d rank it higher than Yoshi’s Island and right alongside (if not better than) Super Mario World! It is that damn good.
I’ll second/third FF III, Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, and NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Down Right Right B A Left).
I’ll second (third… whatever) Super Punch Out, The Legend of Zelda, Starfox and, of course, Mario Kart.
See if you can find Outlander. You play a Mad Max sort of charcter going from town to town, shooting bikers with your shotgun. You also fight bikers in town while foraging for fuel & ammo.
Yeah, it’s crazy. Unless you just have to have the cartridges, I would suggest buying the Playstation re-releases. Especially since it’s so much nicer being able to save properly.