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10 games that should have been on the SNES Classic

From 1991 to 1997, the Super Nintendo system had an amazing library of games. 20 games may have seemed like enough for some with the SNES Classic but there are many other games that could have been on there if it were possible, so I thought I'd give out a good handful of examples.

1. E.V.O. Search for Eden

Enix's retelling of the evolution of man brought the concept of having the player starting out as a fish creature. Then, by defeating and consuming enemies for Evolution Points (or E.P. for short) and by spending them, your creature can grow horns, fangs, or additional armor for increased offensive and defensive stats. As the game progresses you evolve into entirely new creatures and animals.

2. Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy VI (or III if you want to go by American release) was already a good FF addition to the SNES Classic, but IV was before they added machinery type landscapes. Some parts of the English translation are still kind of iffy (only the true fans remember the quote "You spoony bard!") but you'll still get wrapped up in the story regardless. The transition from watching protagonist Cecil go into regret from taking command of killing a bunch of mages to making more of an identity for himself is a great example of classic rpg storytelling.

3. Final Fight and its sequels

Although lacking the options to play as Guy, a missing industrial stage from the arcade, and no two player support, Capcom's original beat 'em up title would have still made for a great inclusion, having you fight your way through the streets of Metro City. Two SNES exclusive sequels followed and included two player gameplay.

4. Demon's Crest

Following up as the third of the trilogy of the Gargoyle's Quest series, Demon's Crest can also be played as a standalone game if you haven't played the previous two games. Firebrand, a gargoyle warrior sets out to find six elemental crests, five of them giving you different forms (such as an underwater form and an aerial form). The game used the SNES' Mode 7 effect to view the overworld, allowing you to fly over to a stage, and it offered a good challenge in difficulty as you took on a range of different bosses to reap rewards.

5. Pocky & Rocky

Natsume's bizarre and tongue-in-cheek top-down shooter is a fun romp for two players. You take the roles of Pocky, a shrine maiden and Rocky, a tanuki. The game was praised, with so many great reviews that it even spawned a sequel with the same gameplay format.

6. Chrono Trigger

Square's rpg masterpiece likely would have had the SNES Classic selling more copies if it had been included. This time traveling tale is still as fun to play as it was back then, and its combo magic system makes it even more fun discovering enemy and boss weaknesses. And a New Game+ feature after beating the game carries over your character levels and previous items gained making for a great amount of replay value.

7. Pilotwings

One of the Super Nintendo's first launch games saw Nintendo taking to a flight simulator by the name of Pilotwings. It gained a moderate amount of success for attempting simulation with the SNES' Mode 7 effect as you went through different flight instructors to gain a new license by piloting a range of aircrafts, such as the hangglider, rocketbelt and plane.

8. Zombies Ate My Neighbors

LucasArts and Konami teamed up to design this topdown, two player monster slaying classic and it still has a cult following today. From evil toy dolls to enormous sandworm creatures, there are over 55 big levels to explore as you would fight your way to the menacing Dr. Tongue.

9. Donkey Kong Country 2

The first DKC was a great addition to the SNES library, but what that game did well, its sequel did better. Now with a bigger amount of levels, new gameplay aesthetics and increased detail in level backdrops, it made for a far more memorable game in the trilogy, and it's considered by many to be the best in the series.

10. The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey and Minnie

Disney and Capcom's strong partnership in Disney related games was never a fluke in game design, and the simultaneous two player gameplay of Great Circus Mystery made for some good, casual fun by gaining a variety of costumes that offered different abilities as you progressed in the game.

Did you agree with my list being on the SNES Classic? Leave a comment and as always, see you next article!
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Benjanime Posted on Mar 06, 2019 at 02:20 AM

can't say no to those titles! haha :)

echidna64 Posted on Mar 05, 2019 at 05:11 AM

YES! Chrono Trigger and ZAMN are definitely musts! I WISH Turtles in Time was on there!

Benjanime Posted on Mar 02, 2019 at 05:58 PM

@Vaporman thanks! and agreed!
@blue yeah i modded mine to have over 120 games lol
@Rick nice! can't wait to see it!

Rick Ace Rhodes Posted on Mar 02, 2019 at 03:34 AM

This is a good list. It's inspired me to write my own. I think I'm going to do one on what games should of been on the PlayStation Classic.

blueluigi Posted on Mar 02, 2019 at 02:31 AM

Heh... I have mine modded with some of these games included. But yeah, there were some memorable games left out that would have been great for the system. Although some games like Zombies Ate My Neighbors likely wouldn't have been included to begin with due to Disney buying out LucasArts.

Vaporman87 Posted on Mar 01, 2019 at 05:29 PM

This is a great list, and a great list idea. I would have liked to have seen 5 or 6 of these titles at least. Especially Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Pilotwings, and the Final Fight series.

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