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SNES REVIEWS: The List

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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


Destructoid Challenges:

It is well known here in Destructoid that Chris Carter lives 72 hours a day. There is no other explanation of his ability to finish as many game as he does while having a healthy life.

I think it would be fun trying to guess which games of this list Chris have not played yet.

Outside of List Reviews:

Terranigma, the greatest game I have played in my SNES reviews was not actually in the IGN list. I only played it because it was the third game of a trilogy that had two games in the list. It was not in the list because it never was released in the US.

My point being, is that there are great games that are not in the list. So, if any of you readers think I should review such a game, please suggest so in this list.

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About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:





Oh, and here is a link to my blogs:
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