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Submitted by robparko 860d ago | opinion piece

Best SNES Games: RPG Edition

Mini Fortress writes:

"The Super Nintendo has an incredible library of games that come from just about every genre imaginable. A lot of SNES games continued the trend of mascot-based platformers, but most notably brought attention to a genre previously untapped here in North America. This genre I’m talking about is, of course, the RPG. Sure, Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy graced the Nintendo Entertainment System, but RPG would soon become synonymous with the words, Super Nintendo." (Chrono Trigger , Earthbound, Final Fantasy III, Retro, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)

goldwyncq  +   860d ago
EarthBound is the most underrated RPG of the SNES generation.
robparko  +   860d ago
I know somebody that managed to pick up a sealed copy for $20 back when the N64 came out. I should have went to that liquidation sale with him, I could have owned a piece of Nintendo history.
kma2k  +   860d ago
i sold my used copy a couple years back no case, hell no plastic sleve for the bottom even & got i think it was $125 for it.
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thorstein  +   860d ago
When I think of all the classic RPGs that I had and never kept... damn! While the article is good, there is no Dragon Quest/ Warrior love. That makes me sad.
Chard  +   860d ago
I started playing it recently and like what I've seen so far. I just beat that gang leader and got access to the first cave, but got owned by the overpowered rats in there.
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stragomccloud  +   860d ago
I think the Lufia games probably are. Most people have at least heard of Earthbound.
robparko  +   860d ago
I played Lufia 2 a couple years back, great game, it's a shame nobody talks about it.
dboyman  +   860d ago
Two words: Chrono Trigger. One of the best jrpgs that ever graced the SNES
clearelite  +   860d ago
I'm playing through Chrono Trigger for the first time on DS. Disappointed I missed it a while back but grateful to be able to play it for the first time.
animegamingnerd  +   860d ago
yeah i know when i played chrono trigger on my DS it made me regret being born in 97
robparko  +   860d ago
I never quite understood it when it came out in the 90s, but I was more than happy to jump at the DS remake. I'm glad I did, best RPG on the SNES, imo.
dboyman  +   860d ago
My only regret was never buying the SNEs version at the time, but was poor then. Least have the Ds version now ;)
kma2k  +   860d ago
FFIII, Chrono Trigger, & Earthbound i have put more hours into those three games than i care to discuss. No order i hvae for them they are my favorite 3 all time!
belac09  +   860d ago
earthbound (mother) is amazing!!!
maniacmayhem  +   860d ago
I tell everyone that asks that Earthbound is hands down the top 5 RPG ever.

Such a great game and perfect example of gameplay/story over great graphics. Such an offbeat story with the leads not being your typical protagonists usually found in every rpg type game.

Loved Earthbound and was so disappointed when I heard the Mother series wouldn't be released in NA for the N64. Here's hoping that someone at the Nintendo revamps this classic for the WiiU. Day one buy if they do.
Old McGroin  +   860d ago
Chrono Trigger and Secret Of Mana. Ah memories :)
stragomccloud  +   860d ago
Lufia 2. That is all.

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