I remember having a lot of fun time playing the SNES in my childhood, but I did not play buy about 10 to 15 games, and many games that I played I couldn't go far into owing to my inability to read basic instructions in English.
As I grew up, I did play some more SNES games that fell my way and others that were released in other platforms. Due to the sheer quality of those titles that I plaed years later (such as FF6 and Chrono Trigger) and those I remember playing (DKC, Super Mario World) I always was curious about the quality of all those titles I did not play.
Back three years ago, IGN released a list of their top 100 SNES games: IGN's Top 100 SNES Games
Reading that list, I got excited and wanted to play all of them. However, I realized that just playing them wouldn't be enough. I wanted to study that list, and hence decided to review most games in the list.
I say most because I decided I wouldn't review:
1- Games I already played.
2- Sport and Racing games, these genres have simply only gotten better with technology.
3- Multiplayer-focused games, because I have no friends.
4- Games that don't interest me at all.
With the publication of Earthworm Jim's Review, I finished publishing all the reviews I wrote three years ago. I called them the "legacy" reviews because they were old and because I wrote them in a football forum (soccer) called Goallegacy. As I reread those reviews, I am somewhat embarrassed by their quality, and by the criteria I shackled myself with. Due to Goallegacy being an international forum, and due to it being a forum with its own memes and in-jokes, the reviews might contain some cringe worthy lines, and other confusing anecdotes.
Speaking of Goallegacy
, that is one great forum with many cool people. I would suggest anyone interested in football (soccer) of giving that place a tour. Back to topic now.
Since those reviews were three years ago, I also managed to evolve my review writing skills and my new reviews are IMO much better than my old ones. Why did I stop then? Because my laptop destroyed itself causing me to abandon all my previous writing endeavors as I focused on life outside of the screen.
Yet, here I am reviewing SNES games again with even more enthusiasm. I realized that I missed several titles my first time down IGN's list due to casting too tight a net. Hence, I am going back up the list and going down again.
This blog will house the list of all games I reviewed so far. It is better than posting the complete list in every review blog as I was doing before. Legacy List: 90- Blackthorne 78- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse 77- Shadowrun 76- Soul Blazer 74- Illusion of Gaia SC1- Terranigma 69- Out of This World 66- The Lion King 65- R-Type III: The Third Lightning 62- Kirby's Dream Land 3 60- Aladdin 57- Earthworm Jim New List: 100- Final Fight 94- The Adventures of Batman and Robin 93- Super Turrican 2 89- Sunset Riders 88- Sparkster 85- Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage 81- The Death and Return of Superman 73- Pocky and Rocky 2 71- Jungle Strike 61- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics 53- Breath of Fire 2 51- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts 48- Zombies Ate My Neighbors 44- Demon's Crest 42- E.V.O. Search for Eden 41- Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen 40- Earthworm Jim 2 SC2- Lufia & the Fortress of Doom 34- Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals