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Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by retrosportsgamer Sun May 14, 2017 4:34 pm

Original piece from marurun and racket here (im sure others too, just going off the special thanks section) :

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/nintendo ... d-the-snes

Ten years later - has anything changed? What would you add? What would you swap out?
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by Jmustang1968 Sun May 14, 2017 5:21 pm

To me, this is about what games come to mind universally when one thinks on the SNES. These are the must have staples.

I would argue these games off the list, honorable mentions at best:

Super Punch Out - The original is iconic and this game is a great sequel, I just dont think it defines the SNES

Killer Instinct - A popular game for sure, but I dont think it has aged well and dont think it has the following it used to

Pilotwings - This one is borderline for me. But I dont think it is ever a game that immediately pops into mind when on thinks of the SNES

Uniracers - Not even sure why this one was on here. I would argue the majority aren't even aware of this game.

Games that should be added:

Street Fighter 2 - Definitely more iconic than Killer Instinct. Sure this was on other platforms, but this was the definitive console version at the time.

Secret of Mana - This is regarded as one of the best Action RPGs of all time.

Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - I think this has aged well and has a big following. Probably the best beat'em up on the SNES
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by Sarge Sun May 14, 2017 5:44 pm

I would argue that KI still belongs. It may not have aged well, but it was pretty huge in the day.
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by marurun Sun May 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Pilotwings absolutely belongs, along with KI. Also disagree on Turtles in Time. Street Fighter definitely belongs, though.
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by Xeogred Sun May 14, 2017 6:25 pm

How many times have you guys heard "Metroidvania" in the last 10 years. You've probably lost count. Super Metroid is definitely one of the biggest highlights and stays.
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by Sarge Sun May 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Could be interesting if anyone has perspective on the defining games in Japan. We know about Dragon Quest, but what else could be there that we didn't get?

Also, there is a disturbing lack of Kirby on the main list. And I'd probably argue that despite its fervent following, Earthbound wasn't a defining game for the system. It didn't exactly sell well, y'all. And agreed on Uniracers. I remember it, of course, but it's more of a one-off title (that Pixar put the kibosh on).

I think you could absolutely make a case for both Contra III and Super Castlevania IV.
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by marurun Sun May 14, 2017 6:50 pm

Kirby was a mainstay on the Gameboy and had a standout title on NES, but I don't think Kirby games were as high profile on SNES.
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by alienjesus Sun May 14, 2017 6:57 pm

I dunno, I think Kirby Superstar / Fun Pak was a big deal.
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Re: Re-defining the Defining Games of the SNES

by Sarge Sun May 14, 2017 7:08 pm

The only argument I can think of against Super Star is that it was a late title.
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by marurun Sun May 14, 2017 8:13 pm

I just don't recall much fuss around Super Star when it came out.
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