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SNES REVIEWS: Terranigma

For those reading one of my SNES review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept:

"While the SNES was a constant presence in my childhood, I never had a large collection of games for it. In fact, many of the games I played I still don't know the names of. It wasn't until I say the uproar over Breath of Fire 6 that I knew I played Breath of Fire 1 in the SNES.

After reading the excellent top 100 SNES games list by IGN:


I decided to go back and play those 100 games and review them. Well, as I looked closer at the list, I realized that there are many genres that did not age well from the SNES (racing, sports) and many other genres that I am simply not good at (shmups, arcade shooters) and others that I need other players to play against for an accurate representation (fighters). Also, I played many of the more well known games such as Final Fantasy and Super Metroid."

This is going to be another legacy review from the forum I first started this task, so I am still embarrassed about showing it here.

Also, here are a number of extra rules for Destructoid:
-If you have any suggestion of a game that is not in the IGN list that I should review, please suggest it.
-Make a bet on each game to check whether Chris Charter played it or not.

Without further ado, here is:

SC- Terranigma:

Year: 1996.
Genre: Action RPG.
Publisher: Enix.
Developer: Quintet.


A classic game.

Score: 10

Lord Spencerís Score:

Quentit must have realized that this game is a classic when they released it, and it sure is. An absolute Gem is what this game is, from the music, to the style of the game-verse, to the not so bad plot.

I felt this game had more potential to it, but I will not blame Quentit for it, but rather the gaming industry itself. As far as the game itself, it s a great game, and fitting end to the not so related trilogy.

It stand head and shoulders above both SB and IoG, and is one of the best games the SNES ever gave us.

Score: 10

Overall: 8/7/9/10/10;† 44/50

The first game that goes breaks into the classic zone, I donít think we will see any games here for a while now.

Tips on the game: (donít look if you donít want any spoilers):

1- The town evolution quests are time sensitive, make sure you go to Suncoast in Australia as soon as you get the ship.
2- Make sure you use the grass pin before you meet the boss.
3- I defeated the final boss at level 34, but would think level 32 is just as good.
4- It is okay to delete obsolete weapons and armor.
5- Once you get the Camera, you can use it to finish the tourism quest for Suncoast..
6- The best place to earn money is the chicken races in Euro.
7- Give the Penguin a ross to get the starstone.
8- There are 97 Magirocks in the game.
9- To defeat the boss ins the Castle of Spain you will need a lot of ElecRings.
10- In the first chapter, after you finish the five towers, make sure you search the place for two small dungeons to resurrect Mu and Polynesia.
11- In one of those dungeons you will need and IceRing.
12- Throw stuff at the Blue door to break it.

Here ends the "creation" Trilogy
Cheers for Quintet for a classic SNES trio.


For previous entries in the SNES reviews, see:

90- Blackthorne
78- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
77- Shadowrun
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/Ended the second of the Trilogy Although Terranigma is not in the IGN list, it is considered the final of this ďcreationĒ trilogy, and as such will feel bad on not playing it. Also, it has a very good reputation, and IGN might have just forgot about it. So that is what I will be playing.]75- Soul Blazer[/url]
74- Illusion of Gaia

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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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