If you were to recommend a few SNES RPGs...

#1 Posted by Potts1350 (4 posts) -

Well, what would they be? I've been interested in getting in touch with my RPG roots lately and I'm wondering which games I should try out.

I've already played Chrono Trigger (just as awesome as I've been told before), Breath of Fire 2, Lufia, and Secret of Mana (didn't like it that much, but I liked the one that came out for the GBC)

So if you have suggestions, let me know!
#2 Posted by RoxasXIII (168 posts) -

Sorry guys, its a little confusing but I was just on my cousin's account. I'm the one that actually asked that question... Sorry about that.

#3 Edited by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1537 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI is an amazing RPG.  I like 7 more but it's nonetheless an awesome game.

#4 Posted by CactusWolf (533 posts) -

Earthbound definitely.
Final Fantasy VI
Super Mario RPG is pretty amusing too.

#5 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -

Only one I played was Super Mario RPG (wasn't released here, so take a guess at how I played it) and it was epic.

Other than that I didnt play many SNES era RPGs.

#6 Posted by BJorje (22 posts) -

All those are great suggestions. Also, maybe Robotrek or Super Mario RPG.

#7 Posted by TobyD81 (1288 posts) -

Final Fantasy 2 (4) is one of my favorites in the series. The GBA version is better, but the SNES version is still very good.

#8 Posted by RoxasXIII (168 posts) -

Oh crap, I forgot to mention that I had played Final Fantasy 4 and 6. They were amazing though! Super good for their time and even still they are great.

But thanks for the suggestions, I'll definitely look those up when I finish the one I am currently playing! And also, I am looking forward to playing Earthbound since I played Mother 3 with the english patch, and let me tell you, if you haven't played that game and you like Earthbound then you are definitely missing out!
#9 Edited by EVO (4028 posts) -
Jealous much?

Well, you shouldnt' be. They're in Japanese.
#10 Posted by fenix1989uk (38 posts) -
@The_A_Drain: Wii Virtual Console? Thats what you mean right? *wink wink
#11 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -

I did buy it on VC when it was eventually released, yes :) *shifty eyes* That was after I had played it years beforehand :P
#12 Posted by Shadow (5110 posts) -

Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger

#13 Posted by fenix1989uk (38 posts) -
@The_A_Drain: Ah ofcourse! Japanese Import, i get it :)
#14 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -

Funny you should say that actually, I have a fair few Jap imports :D damned if I can read them though lol, i'm waiting for my friend who studies Japanese to come down and play Shin Megami Tensei NINE with me for original Xbox, I can't understand a word of it lol.
#15 Posted by Warp (102 posts) -

Mystic Quest!
/didnt get into RPGs until much older so i missed out on a few

#16 Posted by Ghostfish (244 posts) -

Final Fantasy II (Japanese FF IV) for SNES was and still is my favorite game ever.

#17 Edited by Cerza (1678 posts) -

Okay, I'm going to assume you are ROMing some these if not all of them, because most of these games are pretty hard to find today. For the sake of argument I'm going to put (ROM) with the preferred version next to the ones that are damn near impossible find and/or were never relesead outside Japan. So without further adieu, here's the SNES RPG's I recommend based on what you have already played.

Final Fantasy II (IV)
Final Fantasy III (VI)
Secret of Evermore
Super Mario RPG
Illusion of Gaia
Terranigma (ROM it, because the only English version ever released was in Australia and it's retardedly hard to find)
Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) (ROM it for an English translation. This beauty was never released outside Japan.)
Tales of Phantasia (Also never released outside Japan, get the deJap ROM)
Star Ocean (Also never released outside Japan, ROM it.)
Bahamut Lagoon (Also never released outside Japan, ROM it.)
Mother 2 (Earthbound) (ROM it, because it's crazy hard to find.)
Albert Odyssey 1 + 2 (ROM these they were never released outside Japan.)

#18 Edited by Einherjan (606 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI/III, Super Mario RPG, Chrono Trigger and Earthbound. Um, Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean (Japanese releases, but you can find a translation)

I wouldn't exactly call Illusion of Gaia an RPG. It's more of an action adventure. it's a lot of fun too and man, the references to history are awesome.

#19 Posted by BrickRoad (720 posts) -

I'm only repeating whats being said already, but Earthbound (Mother 2 -get it on the GBA in Japanese from an import shop so you actually own it) and FFVI spring to mind. You can get FFVI on the GBA also so technically you don't need to ROM those two...though you do need to learn some Japanese.

#20 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

Final Fantasy 4(2), Final Fantasy 6(3), Secret of mana, Secret of Evermore, Earthbound, Chrono trigger, Super Mario RPG, Act Raiser, Illusion of gaia, Star Blazer.

#21 Posted by demonbear (1931 posts) -

FF6 and chrono trigger. You CANNOT go wrong with these 2 titles.

#22 Edited by Luke (1812 posts) -

Everything in this thread is right-on.  Other ones that I would suggest are the Enix/Quintet ones! 

Games like Act Raiser, Terranigma, Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, The 7th Saga, Star Ocean, Brain Lord, Robotrek, and Dragon Quest VI (best Dragon Quest game period, being released on the DS in North America for the first time, in about a year or so). 

Some other random ones to try-out are Lagoon, Bahamut Lagoon, Equinox, Big Sky Trooper, Secret of the Stars, Young Merlin, Seiken Densetsu 3 (best Secret of Mana game), and maybe The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang (I never could finish this one). 

Some of these may not be pure RPG's (and may have not aged very well), but they used to all be so amazing back-in-the-day! 

EDIT:  Cerza, Einherjan, and WilliamRLBaker made their posts while I was writing this.  Listen to them :p 

#23 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (894 posts) -

Seiken Densetsu 3 and Final Fantasy IV would be my two picks, seeing as you've already played Chrono Trigger.

As stated in a post above, Seiken Densetsu 3 was never released outside of Japan, but there's a great English fan-translation out there for the ROM.

Link to the creator's site, here.

#24 Posted by RoxasXIII (168 posts) -

Holy crap! I'm getting overloaded over here! Hah, I'm kidding, I really appreciate the help and it makes me super excited to play all these games since they're getting such good feedback from everyone. 

@Cerza- thanks a bunch man, your list really helps!
#25 Posted by Wolverine (4580 posts) -

Super Mario RPG is a must play if you have a SNES.

#26 Posted by RedSox8933 (2501 posts) -

Earthbound and Super Mario RPG.

#27 Posted by cinemandrew (723 posts) -

Like a lot of other people have said, I'd say FFVI, Chrono Trigger (Both of which you've played), and Super Mario RPG. I'd also recommend The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (I know it's not really an RPG), and one of my old favorites: Soul Blazer. I need to go find a copy of Soul Blazer now. I miss that game. The ending was so great.

#28 Edited by cc23574 (665 posts) -

Fuck,every RPG I wanted to mention already has been mentioned. So I'd say all the RPG's listed above me.

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