What was the greatest Super NES game?

Something got me thinking the other day about how much I miss my old Super NES. We gave it to my younger cousin about 5 years ago and something happened to it and we never got it back. In my opinion, Super NES was the best gaming console created. I’m not saying that N64, PS2, and XBOX are bad. I’m just saying that after the SNES, I don’t think video games and gaming consoles got any better. I like to stick to the classics.
So here are my nominations for the best Super Nintendo Entertainment System games. Please add your own favorites to the list!

  1. E.V.O. Search for Eden. This game is suprisingly little-known. You start out as a fish and have to evolve yourself while the world goes through the different periods of history. It gets a little weird at the end (aliens and such) but it’s always been my favorite.

  2. Super Mario World. What can I say? I loved this Mario game the best. It had tons of levels and hidden options, it was challenging but not too much so, and it was a game that you could play again and again without getting bored.

  3. Super Mario Kart. Another Mario classic. The racetracks were cool, the characters were cool, and it really took some work to get to the end. I don’t like games that are easy to win.

Two of the greatest RPGs of all time: Final Fantasy III (better known today as Final Fantasy VI), and Chrono Trigger. Any RPG fans will rank them highly on any “best of” lists.

I disagree with your nomination of SM Kart. I remember it used to be one of my favorites, but it doesn’t stand the test of time. SMK64 demolished it, which is rare. Super Mario World is possibly one of the best, but I’ve just played it so much that I can’t look at it unbiased (got boring.)

I have a good collection, let me list:
Street Fighter II Turbo
Mega Man X
Star Fox
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Kart
Super Bomberman 2
Super Ghouls n Ghosts
Donkey Kong Country
Zelda: Link to the Past
Battletoads/Double Dragon
Contra III: The Alien Wars

They’re almost all REALLY good games. I don’t believe SGnG was very popular, but it’s as good as any of the others. Same with BT/DD: awesome two-player. Contra III is amazing. From these games, choosing the best is mostly a matter of what genre is your favorite. I’d have to choose MMX.

I agree with you SNES was the finest console ever made.
along with yours nominations I’ll add my own in no paticular order:

  1. Terranigma- An underplayed and underappreciated game. No annoying turnbased action, enthraling plot, and beautiful graphics. I have to keep myself from playing it, or I spend hours just walking around the world.
  2. FF3- Long, with a great plot and lovable characters. Great villans and awesome music. Great stuff all round.
  3. Zelda Link to the Past- No need to say anything about this one.
  4. Secret of Mana 3- I just thought this game was really fun. Neat plot too.
  5. Super Metroid- I still haven’t finished this damn game. A classic none the less.
  6. Chrono Trigger- Great time traveling game. Fun from begining to end.

Ack, how could I forget Zelda: Link To the Past? I’ve been playing it on the ZSNES emulator for the last month! Maybe one of the greatest video games of all time! Good call, all of you.

How does Super Metroid stack up against the much-loved NES original?

FF3 hands down.

Contra 3
E.V.O Search for eden
The NINJA warriors
Super Metroid(Haven’t played…)
Kirby Super star
Zelda Lttp
Star fox
Gradius 3
Super mario Rpg
The earthworm Jim games

Move to Cafe society…

OMFG!! I LOVED that game!! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Wow, I’d completely forgotten about it, until now… I wish Nintendo make it accessable via gameboy…

Freihei nailed it.

The greatest game ever, on any platform, is Donkey Kong Country.

My top five favorites:

  1. Chrono-Trigger (Video games achieved perfection with the release of this game. I have not seen it’s like since)
  2. Super Metroid (This one sucked me in instantly, causing many sleepless nights)
  3. Super Castlevania (Wow. All I can say is that this games was really trippy when playing at night with all the lights turned off)
  4. Megaman X (This was more fun than I thought it would be, although I did wish for a little more play time from the game)
  5. Zelda 3 (The puzzles in this game were really clever, and the musical score was awesome.)

I miss a good old fashioned puzzle solving fantasy-adventure game that doesn’t employ a dizzy-ing 3D engine.:frowning:

no, no, no… F-Zero (the original… X was a blight on the F-Zero name) was by far the greatest game ever.

I’m renting a gamecube the day the new one comes out to see if its any good…

F-Zero!! Definitely the BEST game ever

I see dutchboy shares my sentiments :slight_smile:
Oh, and Starfox. For some reason lots of people don’t like this game, but I thought it was awesome. The 3D graphics were spectacular at the time.

Amazingly, I haven’t played most of the RPGs on the SNES. I guess I was never into RPGs back the, but here’s my list, in no particular order, that I’ve played:

  1. Super Street Fighter 2 - Fondest memories come from this game
  2. Donkey Kong Country - Great graphics in those days, great game play, great characters
  3. Top Gear - Racing against friends was the most memorable (Roadhog, heh heh heh :D)
  4. Super Mario Kart - Great single player, even better multiplayer
  5. Final Fight - Best beat 'em up game that I’ve played
  6. Contra III - Alien ass kickin’ fun
  7. Super Mario World - First game for the SNES that I’ve played, still the best
  8. Super Mario RPG - It’s my first RPG that I’ve played, but one of the best in memory
  9. Super Bomberman ? - Don’t remember which, but the multiplayer was always exciting and fun all night long

I did play these games when I was young (9-13 ish), and the clearest memories that I have are from playing with my friends throughout the night.

Earthbound? It at least deserves a nomination, nobody’d call it the best, but it’s in just about anyone with any taste’s top five SNES RPGs.
Breath of Fire 1 and 2 (esp. 2): Whoopass writing, fun to play, and great music. Two ties for second with SoM.
Ogre Battle: Sure, it may have misspelled its own name on the title screen, but Damn, was this game fun…

Seconding: EVO, Terranigma (this one gets my vote as absolute best, by the by), SMRPG, Secret of Mana, Everything on JustPlainBryan’s list, and Contra III.

Super Metroid is every bit as good as the original, the moves and powers are versitile and fun to use, the graphics are smooth, and Samus is one hot space babe.

Ditto on Super Castlevania.

Chrono Trigger has tons of secrets good inventive characters and using fourth-dimentional thinking to sove problems is a fun new twist.

Terranigma is more addictive than crack.

Bomberman will never get old, people 100 years from now will be playing virtual bomberman mutiplayer mode.

Ah, the Super NES. A system with tons of watered down, nerfed, kiddified, and hacked to bits games. Which received the full brunt of Nintendo’s moronic “family system” policy. And weeks of waiting for to see any game all that I’d even consider renting. Which is an even longer time when you consider that it flamed out overnight.

And now everyone is absolutley fawning over it and calling it the greatest system ever, and nobody has any idea what I’m talking about. :frowning:

Ah well…

1. WWF Royal Rumble - The game that finally convinced me to buy this damn system. Breathtaking graphics and animation for its time, lots of fun modes, and arguably the last ever wrestling game where you could just wade right in and beat the crap out of your opponent. (I really, really miss those days.)
2. Super Punch-Out - Deeper, tighter, and more complex than some fighting games out there five years later. Not to mention one of the most fun Nintendo games ever.
3. Super Buster Bros. - One of the extremely few “nonviolent”/“original”/“family” games from the early 90’s that was actually worth the time of day. Perfect amount of challenge, thrills, and zaniness.
4. Final Fight 2 & 3 - Coming at the tail end of the sidescroller beat-'em-up craze, both games are very well designed and a blast even after repeated plays. Some Capcom fans were actually miffed that more characters from these games didn’t make it to Capcom vs. SNK.
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time - The TMNT phenomenon was on its way out when this game came out, but I had a blast with it anyway. With its revamped system (which allowed easier throws, for example), it may have actually been an improvement over the arcade, even if the graphics weren’t quite up to par.
6. Top Gear - Full-bore pedal-to-the-metal racing with really simple upgrades. 'Nuff said.
7. Art of Fighting - The ONLY Neo Geo adaptation that was actually better than the original. A great SNES fighting game all around.
8. NBA Jam - Pretty good game on its own, tons of fun with codes. Bonus points for making the layup the most effective shot. :slight_smile:

New Horizons and Civilization.

  1. Super Street Fighter II - the game was just brilliant (and Chun-Li was hot)
  2. Super Mario Kart - ah the hours and hours and hours I passed trying to get the perfect lap on Mario Circuit 1. And the multi-player was just fantastic

What is going on here?? My 10yr old has suddenly begun pining for his old Super NES as well, downloading emulators, and haunting the local pawnshop everytime we walk past as they told him if they got one in he could have it for $20. Maybe he has been reading the SDMB when my back was turned :smiley: