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Top 10 SNES Games:


With my SNES Reviews series finished, and my final review of the SNES done as well, I am ready now to reveal my top 10 SNES games.
Since my SNES reviews series only included games that I haven't played before, this top 10 list includes games that I haven't actually reviewed. Since the SNES games I played before my review series were among the more well known titles, it is no surprise that just 4 games from my SNES review series actually feature on this list.

Note that this list is sorted alphabetically, as I don't think I can order them to my satisfaction. So here it goes:

Chrono Trigger:

Chrono Trigger is simply how a great RPG is made. Full with excellent characters, a unique and exciting world, a killer soundtrack, and awesome graphics, CT elevated the RPG ceiling of Squaresoft. With it being the last SNES release of Squaresot, it makes sense that they put everything they learned from that generation into that game.

While I cannot say that it definitely is Square's strongest SNES game (FFVI is still in this list), I can clearly say it at least shares the throne.

With an excellent use of time travel as a plot device, CT offers a unique story that transcends the limitations of the SNES. You go through an amazing adventure with Chrono, and memorable characters such as Frog, as well as menacing villains like Magus. This story spawns through several eras, in a vast world that looks great even today, and a soundtrack that is among the best work of Yasunori Mitsuda.

Final Fantasy VI:

If I am reluctant to call Chrono Trigger the best RPG on the SNES, it is because the sixth installment of the storied Final Fantasy series brings a serious challenge to that throne. Everything I said about CT applies to FFVI; it is another RPG that transcends the limitations of the SNES in both narrative and performance.

Reportedly, Squaresoft had to cut a lot of content because of the memory constraints in SNES cartridges. Even though, the game is full with content. At that time, it had the most playable characters in an RPG, the largest Soundtrack, which was a Nobuo Uematsu masterpiece, and it had the largest most extensive story-line.

With the excellent Villain Kefka headlining the show, FFVI was fun from start to finish for me, and I cannot chose between it and Chrono Trigger.


Since many of the games above  are ones that I didn't actually review in my SNES Series, I though I would put in the top 10 games that I did review:

  • Earthbound.
  • Earthworm Jim 2.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
  • The Lost Vikings.
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals.
  • Secret of Mana.
  • Super Castlevania IV.
  • Super Mario RPG.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • Terranigma.

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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:

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