Visuals were stunning but that wasn’t why this game rocked back in the day. The US president was attacked and then you had to go to jungles of South America and discover what the hell is happening along with destroying numerous enemies. And while Super Castlevania IV had many strongpoints its boss battles were the best part of the game. The final encounter with the Dracula is probably among the top five boss battles ever and, luckily for many, before encountering the lord of the dead you would battle a plethora of amazing bosses, each better from the last. One of the standout features of Final Fantasy VI was its playable roster of characters.
But visuals alone luigi’s mansion emulator cannot make a phenomenal game and Star Fox knows that. So it offers an excellent single-player campaign made out of various missions that lead you and your squad all over the solar system. A few plot twists made the game interesting through the end. But the story was secondary here; Gameplay and excellent level design are things where Jungle Strike excelled.
The story follows baby Mario, who’s been dropped on a mysterious island filled with colorful Yoshis. They decide to help baby Mario so instead of playing as Mario you play as Yoshi and your main objective is protecting Mario and preventing baddies from taking him. Nintendo asked Square to develop a Super Mario RPG game because Square made all those awesome RPGs for the NES and SNES and the company agreed. The result is the first Mario RPG game and a title that defined future Mario RPG titles. And the setting, a cyberpunk world of the year 2050 that knows about magic and is home to different fantasy races , was so much different than what SNES players experienced with numerous JPRGs.
Another thing that 3D models allowed Rare is creating animations that were better than in any other game on the market. Most of those ended on the SNES , contributing to building a huge gaming library filled with quality titles. I tried to take 25 of those and put them on this best of list.
Forget about the Octopath Traveler and its eight characters. In Final Fantasy VI, you could play with 14 characters, each with their own hopes and dreams, substories and motivations.
And while most of our memories are warped so they can support feelings accompanying them I can say that the overwhelmingly positive attitude of gamers towards the SNES is completely justified. Aladdin and Batman Returns, though… not sure how I missed them. Steven is a professional marketing writer, author, and hopelessly ghetto gamer.