The official GiantBomb "Top 50 SNES games" election. Vote now!

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#1 Edited by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Vote for the GiantBomb Top 50 SNES games of all time

 

 
 Remember?

 
Like it or not, we are entering a time where a majority of gamers have not experienced the 4th generation of video game consoles first-hand. To celebrate a great era, I will now call for the inevitable GiantBomb Best SNES Games Of All Time voting, all official and to be set in stone. Here are the rules:
 
  1. Voting starts today, 11/28/09 and ends on christmas eve 12/24/09 unless there are less than 50 games with at least 3 votes, in which case voting will continue until 01/01/10 
  2. Everyone will vote for 4 games that get counted once, and 1 game that gets counted twice! (a total of 5 DIFFERENT games)
  3. Everyone will vote only once 
  4. Posts that do not follow the above rules will be ignored
  5. "Super Mario All-Stars" I will count as the version that DID NOT INCLUDE SUPER MARIO WORLD.  
  6. For the Final Fantasies, please specify the numbering you used (III US = VI EU/JAP) or just use the proper EU/JAP numbering to begin with.
  7. (Super) Street Fighter II (Turbo) nominations I will not split into different games, nor can Street Fighter II appear twice in your nominations because of the different editions.
  8. If you want to change your votes, send me a PM with your previous choices and your updated ones. Only one changing of votes per user.
  9. At the end of the voting, several games will have the same number of votes. Polls will then decide the ranking.
I will begin with the following votes.
 
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Mario Paint
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Chrono Trigger - 2x
#2 Posted by HistoryInRust (6315 posts) -
  • Donkey Kong Country 2x
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Super Metroid
#3 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

-Final Fantasy III (VI EU/JAP) x2
-Final Fantasy II (IV EU/JAP)
-UniRacers
-Super Mario Kart
-Super Mario RPG

#4 Edited by Dethfish (3663 posts) -

This sounds pretty awesome.
 

  • Mega Man X1
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Metroid 2x
 
You guys are picking the wrong Donkey Kong Country game.
#5 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -
  • Super Metroid x2
  • Chrono Trigger
  • NHL '94
  • Secret of Mana
  • Donkey Kong Country
#6 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past 2x
 
A lot of SNES had Super in their titles it seems.
#7 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
  • The Legend of Zelda: ALttP 2x
  • Harvest Moon
  • Star Fox
  • Super Mario World
  • ActRaiser
#8 Edited by TwoLines (2811 posts) -
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Chrono Trigger  2x
  • Secret of Mana 
  • Super Mario World 
  • Zombies Ate My Neigbors  
 
EDIT: Sorry, read the rules wrong.
#9 Posted by L33tfella_H (901 posts) -
  • Final Fantasy VI 2x
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
#10 Edited by MattyFTM (14384 posts) -
  • Secret of Mana - X2
  • Chrono Trigger 
  • Harvest Moon
  • Super Mario All Stars
  • Super Mario RPG
Moderator Online
#11 Posted by Bigandtasty (3203 posts) -
  • EarthBound 2x
  • Super Metroid
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
#12 Posted by transience (111 posts) -

Super Metroid 2x
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy IV
Actraiser
Uniracers

#13 Edited by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -
  1. Donkey Kong Country
  2. Chrono Trigger
  3. Donkey Kong Country 2 x2
  4. Super Metroid
  5. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Bleargh, five isn't enough. :(
 
Edit:
 @Dethfish77 said:

" You guys are picking the wrong Donkey Kong Country game. "

  Fucking glad to hear this. Okay, DK wasn't playable, but otherwise the game was bloody fantastic and a great step up from the original. Played through it again for 102% just last week, still love it just as much.
#14 Posted by korkesh (133 posts) -
  • Final Fantasy VI
  •  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mario Kart
  • Breath of fire II
  • Chrono Trigger X2!!
#15 Edited by Rallier (1739 posts) -
  • Final Fantasy VI (EU) 2X
  • Harvest Moon
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario World
#16 Posted by Disengage (429 posts) -
  • Earthbound
  • NHL 94
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario RPG
#17 Posted by toorima (200 posts) -
  • Super Mario World x2
  • Super Metroid
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Star Fox
#18 Posted by transience (111 posts) -
@Disengage said:
"
  • Earthbound
  • NHL 94
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario RPG
"
I imagine you mean LTTP, but you probably want to fix this. :)
#19 Posted by lucas_kelly (769 posts) -
  • Super Metroid
  • Terranigma X 2
  • FInal Fantasy VI
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Donkey Kong Country
#20 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
  • Donkey Kong Country x2
  • TLOZ: A Link Tom The Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
#21 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

This topic makes me want to see the staff's side of things on this matter... perhaps in a SNES flashback video kind of thing similar to this. I can only wish. :]

#22 Edited by tranquilchaos (574 posts) -
  • Chrono Trigger x2
  • Final Fantasy III US
  • Final Fantasy II US
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Metroid
#23 Edited by Vager (1654 posts) -
  • Harvest Moon x2
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • EVO: Search for Eden
  • Chrono Trigger
#24 Edited by HayFourZee (361 posts) -
  •  Donkey Kong Country 2
  •  Kirby Super Star x2
  •  Tecmo Super Bowl 
  •  Super Mario World
  • The Legend of Zelda: a link to the past
#25 Edited by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

disengage, Vager, Hay4z: Remember to include one game with two votes, otherwise your votes will not be counted.

#26 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
  • Yoshi's Island x2
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Chrono Trigger
  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario RPG
#27 Posted by wosifat (188 posts) -

Secret of Mana (My friend gave me their SNES last year when he was moving out, and Secret of Mana is in it as we speak.  Haven't played it in ages, though...)
Super Metroid
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy III/VI
Earthbound (x2)
 
Problem is, I haven't played much Super Nintendo lately.

#28 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Chrono Trigger x2
  • Secret of Mana
#29 Posted by Crono (2668 posts) -

This is honestly an extremely difficult decision.  To whittle down all of the awesome experiences on what I still feel was my favorite point in gaming is truly difficult.  It is impossible to be happy with choosing only these 5 but whatever, gotta pick something... I'll go with the standard titles, they just simply were the cream of the crop during this time.
 
Super Metroid
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario RPG
Yoshi's Island
The Legend of Zela: A Link to the Past (x2)
 
Super Metroid actually scared me when I was younger.  Made me jump at a lot of parts and that design for the final boss creeped me out haha!  It was such a smooth and fun experience at the time and although I haven't revisted it in many years I am sure it would hold up to the test of time.
 
Donkey Kong Country was so fresh and new.  Hadn't really seen graphics like that before.  Today, it is easy to see what they did to make it happen.  But back then, when I was young and so was that particular technique of graphics, it was just so amazing to see!  Not only that but it was a really killer platformer!  It was one of the only games that my sister ever played and it was a fun romp through the game with her when we were younger.
 
Super Mario RPG.  Does anything really need to be said about this?  The game is impressive from start to finish with the only part that I didn't like in it being some crappy musical puzzle.  Fuck that thing!  But yeah, I have very fond memories of this title. :)
 
Yoshi's Island was platforming perfection.  It introduced a bevy of new ideas and had such impressive music.  Really if you are interested in my thoughts on it, check out my very long (and I think well thought out) review of the game.
 
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past got the x2 because in my young gamer life this was a game that I could always go back to.  I played through it probably 7 or 8 times and the fun never diminished.  I later bought it on the GBA and played through it another 2 or 3 times.  The game is just absolutely brilliant and I can see a lot of the levels in my head perfectly.  This game had it all and at the time I never really thought it could get any better than this.  While many Zelda games continued to impress (Ocarina of Time anyone?)  I still feel today that this title in the Zelda series is the absolute best.  Maybe I think that because of nostalgia, but really, not Zelda game other than Ocarina of Time ever gave me that same feeling ever again.

#30 Posted by timay (190 posts) -

The legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past x2
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
Final Fantasy VI

#31 Edited by fallen_elite (380 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country 
SMW2 Yoshi's Island 
Chrono Trigger x2
Earthbound
Super Mario RPG

edit - missed one

#32 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

What's so official about it?
 

  • Chrono Trigger  - x2
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario Kart
#33 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (550 posts) -

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Zombies Ate My Neighbors - x2
 
Am I able to change it in a later time, as long as it's before the deadline? I feel that some of these games on my current list are going to be picked a lot.

#34 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (111 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI x2
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
Secret of Mana
Final Fantasy IV
 
I don't consider myself a JRPG fanatic, but it's hard to deny the quality of Square games on the SNES.  I'd love to include more obscure favorites like Illusion of Gaia but this is my honest top 5.

#35 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
@thebipsnbeeps said:
Am I able to change it in a later time, as long as it's before the deadline? I feel that some of these games on my current list are going to be picked a lot. "
Added a rule in regards to changing votes to the OP.
#36 Posted by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country 
Super Mario World 
Kirby Super Star
Super Mario RPG   
Yoshi's island

#37 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Bucketdeth, remember to give one game two votes.

#38 Posted by lilarchie232 (728 posts) -

Earthbound 2x
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Uniracers

#39 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6195 posts) -

Super Mario World (X2) 
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past 
Super Metroid 
Star Fox 
F-Zero
Moderator
#40 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

-Street Fighter 2
-Megaman X (x2)
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
-Star Fox
-Super Metroid

#41 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -

SNES list time! 
 

  • Super Metroid (x2)
  • Earthbound
  • Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Donkey Kong Country
#42 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I only ever liked Super Mario World. The Megadrive was my console of choice.

#43 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
@Dalai said:
 SNES list time!
:D
#44 Posted by Crono (2668 posts) -
@Kowbrainz said:
" This topic makes me want to see the staff's side of things on this matter... perhaps in a SNES flashback video kind of thing similar to this. I can only wish. :] "
That was a good video, thanks for the link.  Yeah it would be awesome to see the GB crew do some features about the past eras of gaming sometime.
#45 Posted by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

Super Mario AllStars x2
Super Metroid
Super Mario World
Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Donkey Kong Country

#46 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -
  • Super Chase HQ
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Metroid - X2!!
#47 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
#48 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Illusion of Gaia
Demon's Quest
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
Super Metroid x2

#49 Posted by the_stig (234 posts) -
  • Super Mario Kart   x2
  • F - Zero
  • A Link to the Past
  • Star Fox
  • Earthworm Jim
#50 Edited by Farmer (328 posts) -

Super Metroid
Street Fighter Alpha 2 x2
Mega Man X
Super Mario Kart
Street Fighter 2 Turbo

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