Top 5 Games For The Super Nintendo
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was a 16-bit sequel to the original Nintendo Entertainment System that many of us had. For those of us around during those days, the SNES marvelled our eyes. The graphics improvements from the 8 bit systems were remarkable. Then we actually sat down and played a number of games that all left memories long past the system itself. So let’s rehash some of those memories and look at the Top 5 Games for the Super Nintendo.
#5 – The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
The third installment of The Legend of Zelda games that was released in 1991 and produced by Shigeru Miyamoto. In this game, you guide Link through time itself to face the evil Gannon who has kidnapped maidens you must rescue. The game is a graphics update over the first two games on the 8 bit Nintendo. It had characters you could talk to, things like wood and grass you could interact with and a story covering both past and present that made it a difficult game but one that was universally praised.
#4 – F-Zero
A futuristic racing game produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and was released in 1991. In the game, you were one of 4 pilots in a race against other pilots of hovering spaceships. You faced jumps, magnetic lifts, dirt piles, and the other racers, making sure you didn’t lose all your energy or get knocked off the track itself. The game is still said to be a big impact for other racing games and graphically it was a big step above other games at the time.
#3 – Star Fox
Released in early 1993 this game from Argonaut Games and Nintendo EAD was a space flying game where you played as Fox Mccloud, a leader in an animal corp of pilots that traveled space. The game was done in a style closer to computers at the time and was above most other games that were available. Much of the game was either shooting at other vehicles and tanks, avoiding meteors and other objects in space, or using the blaster of you X-wing ship to duel it out with some unholy monsters. The game was heralded at the time and is still looked at with praise.
#2 -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time
A game by Konami that was released in 1992. A sequel to the original game from 1987, this game features all four of the turtles traveling through time to different time periods to fight enemies. A “beat ’em up” type game where you face off against of lot enemies in different settings. Styled more like an arcade game than its predecessors, it was a fun game of bright colors and lots of explosions as you kicked butt through all the different levels before fighting the evil and jacked up Shredder aboard the Technodrome.
#1 – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Developed by Square this game was released in 1996. Instead of the sidescrolling adventure by bopping Gombas and Koopa Troopas like the previous games, this game took the franchise to a whole new level. It was set up like an RPG game with a number of new characters like Mallow the cloud boy and the magic wizard Geno. As Mario, you lead your ever-growing group of friends across the Mushroom Kindom to defeat Smithy the evil sword-blacksmith who has taken over the land and causes Bowser himself to join you in the epic story.