The Super Nintendo built one of the strongest libraries in history with its impressive seven year run and for this week’s round of Nerd Wars!, we want to know which game on this legendary system is your all-time favorite.
Nintendo dominated the late 80’s and early 90’s with the NES and SNES home gaming consoles. In an era where expensive arcades were the norm, many people found these game consoles to be a much more affordable option and they quickly became household names. With early releases like Super Mario World and A Link to the Past, it’s no surprise that the SNES became the fast selling home console of its time.
The SNES was the first game console I ever owned and I still vividly remember opening the Super Mario World bundle on Christmas morning many years ago. I quickly fell in love with the machine and my library rapidly began growing.
Choosing one game to represent my favorite title for the console is incredibly difficult, but here are my ten favorite Super Nintendo games:
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest
- Mega Man X
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Mario RPG
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
- Super Ghouls n Ghosts
- Out of This World
- Super Castlevania IV
Hopefully my list gets you thinking about some of you favorite SNES games and helps guide your selection for your favorite. I often miss the good ol days of gaming on a 19″ CRT TV in the living room and I’d love to reminisce with you folks about some of the amazing games on my favorite system.
Also, if you’re looking to re-experience the magic of your favorite NES or SNES games, you need to check out NESbox. This amazing site is a browser based emulator that has a catalog containing thousands of games and it even supports online multiplayer. This is an incredible website and any retro fan owes it to themselves to at least check it out. After you register and get started, feel free to send me a message if you want to get down on some nostalgic bro-op.
Miles Dompier is the mad commander of TEAM XBRO. He is a Seattle native who recently moved to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a video game journalist. When he’s not up writing until his eyes bleed, he likes to play a Prince level of instruments and listen to terrible death metal. Follow him on his personal Facebook page or the official What’s Your Tag? Twitter page – @whatsyourtag