1UP writes: "Not every game is destined to become an instant classic. Some franchises start a step or two from greatness, rightly or wrongly ignored by the masses before finally stumbling into the formula that puts it into the pantheon. Sometimes, when that alchemical solution is finally reached, the originals are unearthed and hailed along with their better-known sequels. And sometimes, they languish in the shadows of their younger siblings, destined to always play Luigi to their Mario. It's OK, though, because here's a little love for the games that were just a numeral or two from greatness".