This might sound insane but I'm not a particular fan of any of those games. Some of them are fun and worth playing still, but most of them are just really, really dated and held up solely by nostalgia.
Super Mario World is what I'll vote for, but every time I've tried to revisit it I've gotten bored.
I remember going over to my friend's house to play a lot of F-Zero in 1991. I was playing a lot more Shadowrun pencil & paper in 1991, though. There was a lull in my video gaming in the early 90's since I was in college and had other pastimes.
Madden that year was AMAZING for the Genesis. Never played the SNES version as a buddy of mine had it on the Genesis and it never occurred to me to get it on the SNES. Games were like that back then. Why would I buy a game that a friend of mine already had? Besides, we never played against anyone but our group of friends. There is a reason that Madden games still keep coming out year after year, and Madden 91 is one of those reasons.
Judging from that list, '91 must've been a pretty slow year. Can't say I had any interest in any of those games. I did play Duke though, but I wouldn't exactly call it amazing. Is the castlevania one the one where you have good control over the whip? If so, that might be a good choise. But if not I think I'll stick with Mario Bros 3, which was released in PAL region in '91.
I was 9 at the time so I was probably still playing the 'Dizzy' games on Spectrum, but I chose FF4 as it's a series I've skipped entirely.
I'd argue Street Fighter 2 is the most 'important' game on this list though. To my (likely inaccurate) knowledge it's the only one here that basically created a genre.
Definitely suicidal rodents for me.
edit: No Commander Keen 4,5,6? :o
I had Keen on the list, but crossed him out due to my complete lack of any knowledge whatsoever when it comes to games....I knew I should've put'em up there, and actually did have it up there in the draft version, but somehow didn't make the transition. Major suckage. Put it down with Pokemon Red/Blue and FF Tactics that I've missed :/
What's the point of even putting in Duke Nukem or Neverwinter Nights? It seems a little bit misleading because the more popular entries in the series didn't come until much later. I doubt many even know that there was a NWN game before 2002.
Edit: Also, definitely Zelda.
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