Selective Creation: Make the Best NES/SNES List!



  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

    Hours of hours of engaging co-op with my sister. I still adore this game.



  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    Super Punch-Out!!

    This game consumed me. It's addictive and rewarding. I feel it's super meter mechanics were perhaps better than the star system in the other Punch-Out!! Games.



  • @Brannox One could argue that Yoshi's Island is a Yoshi game, different franchise than a mario game



  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

    The scope of this game has still gone unmatched among the more recent entries. Having a vast continent embroiled in such a long, wide-spanning conflict made this a stunning and unique entry.



  • @ACardAttack I can see your point.

    Hmmmmmmmmmm........

    There are 28 entries so far so I'll ask everyone: Should one of the final two be Super Mario Bros. 3 and for this one time, have the two franchise rule broken just for Mario and just for this thread, or leave it as such?

    Again, we'll have another one of these (I'll make this quick so I'll probably check back and call this vote in about seven hours from now):

    http://www.strawpoll.me/12046444



  • I feel like it should be on the list, but I also voted against it being added now.

    The two people who voted for Mario games that weren't SMB3 knew that they were shutting the door on it, it's right there in the OP.



  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
    River City Ransom



  • @Brannox Maybe it's just my inner Sega kid, but I don't think Mario is so important that it's above the rules. If you're gonna set them you gotta stand by them and all that.



  • @Sazime That was the game I was gonna add, so I'm good now. :)



  • @TokyoSlim I put more time in that game than any other as a kid. I still have the map from Nintendo Power somewhere.



  • The vote is called. And the decision about Super Mario Bros. 3 is....

    Wait, it's a tie at 4 a piece!

    This is incredibly funny to me. @DeweyDTruman That was my initial gut reaction as well. Even though it does play more like a Yoshi game than any other Mario game, I felt that Super Mario is a franchise on its own and thus the slots were taken.

    However, with being more like Yoshi, the case that it was different enough could be made (Thus the poll)

    With a dead tie, I have to rule Super Mario Bros. 3 will NOT be on the list. In a tie like this, I must go with my initial instincts, and @DeweyDTruman's point is sound.

    SO: There's 29 games left. Who want's to add #30?



  • Would it be alright for me to repost the list, alphabetized? Might make reading it easier?



  • @Sazime If it's difficult to read, go right ahead. I don't think we've had such a problem, but if you're new then whatever helps.

    I do however have the suggestion to hold off until the last game gets added (whenever that will be). Granted, I'm about to go away for a few hours and my luck will see it that a game gets added seconds after I leave, so it could be a significant wait before the list closes and the proper game begins.



  • @Brannox Yeah, I did it for myself to see what's there easier. :) I'm surprised by the number of things I've NEVER heard of that look amazing.



  • Why is there no Wild Guns on that list?



  • @DMCMaster You could just add it.



  • Well if no-one else will...

    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
    River City Ransom
    Wild Guns

    @DMCMaster reminded me of this. Let's face it, it's a seriously addictive shooter with great graphics and a cool setting: it's basically a sci-fi western. It was also quite overlooked as it came out late in the west when the world started moving into 3D gaming systems.



  • And with that we have our full 30! These are the games that should've been on the NES Classic if they were not and should be on the SNES Classic if one were to exist:

    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    Super Mario World
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Mana
    Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario World II: Yoshi's Island
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    EarthBound
    Aladdin (SNES)
    Kirby Super Star
    Terranigma
    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Super Metroid
    Hagane
    Tactics Ogre
    Ninja Gaiden
    Mother
    NBA Jam
    The Guardian Legend
    The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
    Journey To Silius
    Shadowrun
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
    River City Ransom
    Wild Guns