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The Best SNES RPGs... That Aren't Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy

Some of the greatest RPGs of all time have graced the SNES. Titles such as Chrono Trigger and several games in the Final Fantasy are exclusive to Nintendo’s 16-bit machine. With a plethora of these high-profile titles, it’s easy to overlook some of the other RPGs. (Breath of Fire II , Earthbound, Nintendo DS, Secret of Mana, Super Mario PRG, Wii)

HydraxFFx  +   1867d ago
Never heard of Lufia 2, every other RPG on that list along with Chrono and FF are ace though.
GWAVE  +   1867d ago
All of those RPGs are awesome. Breath of Fire is an especially great gem.

Terranigma should be #1 on that list, IMO.
lastdual  +   1867d ago
Lufia 2 was awesome. It totally deserves the mention.

This is a good list, although it's too bad that so many great JRPGs never made it over to the west during the SNES era (such as SoM2/SD3).
Prototype  +   1867d ago
Played and beat all on the list

Lufia 2 was a big upgrade from the first Lufia and the fortress of doom (which was made around the time SNES first hit market). I suggest playing 1 for the story and 2 for how much better it was.

I'm surprised they didn't add Secret of Evermore
Game-ur  +   1867d ago
With Chrono Trigger toping "best RPG" list for 15 years, you would think it’s the model others copy, unfortunately RPGs took a step back. Their were great ones after it, but not as complete as it was.
specialguest  +   1867d ago
Breath of Fire 2, Secret of Mana, & Earth Bound
Those were great, unique, and memorable RPG games. The people who were either too young or born after the SNES generation missed out a lot in terms of RPGs.


RPGs did indeed took a step back, and it's very unfortunate.
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JerseyJosh  +   1867d ago
Where's the love for Secret of Evermore?
Moduserous  +   1867d ago
My secret... is Mana! LoL!
That's my jam right there - Secret of Mana - 3 player co-op! BOOYAH!
Darkfocus  +   1867d ago
ya secret of evermore was way better than mana IMO. mana was just more fun with friends over.
Zinc  +   1867d ago
Wow, this story and the comments are really bringing back some good nastalgia.
Baka-akaB  +   1867d ago
Secret of mana 1 ...
Tales of phantasia
Bahamut lagoon...
Quadrix  +   1867d ago
The EarthBound description is fucked up. It says the games strongest points are its visuals and characters, and that its gameplay and music sucks. It should be the exact opposite.
Prototype  +   1867d ago
It's different from the typical RPG's at the time, I only beat the game once because I couldn't do some parts of the game twice, especially the dream where you fought the one monster that drops the Guts Bat - sleepless nights to get that damn weapon!
INehalemEXI  +   1867d ago
The 7th Saga, and Shadowrun was a sick ARPG.
Panaru  +   1867d ago
The entire Soul Blazer series is amazing (Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma) and so are Secret of Mana 1 and 2. Terranigma's and Secret of Mana 2's graphics actually are as good as Chrono Trigger's, if not better.

That being said, Chrono Trigger is still my favorite jrpg on any console from any generation.
Drazz  +   1867d ago
Does "Demon's Crest" count?
I guess it's more of an action adventure game with rpg elements.
Magris  +   1867d ago
I want to masturbate all over this article for mentioning Lufia 2.

God damnit, that was an awesome game.
Tex117  +   1867d ago
Those were some solid games right there.
VinnieMac  +   1867d ago
Mario RPG was the first RPG I ever played, god I played the hell out of that game.

Big props for mentioning Lufia too.
RoboSpiff  +   1867d ago
needs more Ogre Battle
McLuvn  +   1867d ago
Don't forget
Dragon Quest 5 and 6
MartinGlow  +   1866d ago
You guys ever play Illusion of Gaia?

That game kicked ass.

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