Does anyone have recommendations on what games I should pick up?
Lot of good ones already mentioned, but here's my list:
If you like platformers/sidescrollers, pick up some of these:
- Super Metroid - One of the best games of this type ever made
- Super Star Wars Trilogy - They're all pretty good, but if you can get only one, get Super Empire
- Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures - Similar to Super Star Wars, but not as good. Still one of the few Indy games out there actually based on the films
- Super Mario World - Toward the end of the SNES' days, they made some carts which contained both SMW and Super Mario All-Stars. In SMW, Luigi was slightly tweaked to look more like Luigi, and there were a few other minor graphics upgrades, as well.
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Donkey Kong Country Trilogy - I've only played the first one, and wasn't a huge fan, but these were all pretty popular games, and some of the better looking games released
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Super Castlevania IV
- Earthworm Jim
If you like beat-'em-ups, pick up one of these:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - Fun game, especially if you liked the Turtles arcade game. Still holds up to this day
- Batman Returns - Nobody ever talks about this game, but I had a blast playing it, back in the day. Great sound and graphics for the time. One of the most under-appreciated SNES games out there.
If you like fighting games, pick up one of the three Street Fighter II
games. I've got the last one, Super Street Fighter II
, but I think a lot of people also like Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
If you like football, pick up one of the Tecmo Super Bowl
If you like hockey, pick up NHL '94
or NHL '95
If you like RPGs, you're in luck, because there were some crazy good RPGs released for the SNES. But you're also out of luck, because many of them are really hard-to-find and expensive, even today. Some of the notables are:
- Chrono Trigger
- Final Fantasy II
- Final Fantasy III
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
If you like good games that I don't feel like doing separate categories for, then try these on for size:
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - my favorite video game of all time, too
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Tetris & Dr. Mario
But, whatever you do, above all else, make sure you grab this one: