15. Gauntlet Legends
14. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
13. Monster Truck Madness
12. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
11. Vigilante 8
10. F-Zero X
9. Killer Instinct Gold
8. Mortal Kombat Trilogy
7. Wave Race 64
6. Super Mario Kart 64
5. 1080 Snowboarding
4. Goldeneye 007
3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
2. Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
15. Final Fight
The story of Final Fight involves the abduction of Mayor Mike Haggar’s daughter, Jessica, because he would not work with Mad Gear to ensure their dominance of the streets.
14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time
Turtles in Time is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1991. A sequel to the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) arcade game, it is a scrolling beat ’em up based on the 80s TMNT animated series.
13. Earthworm Jim
Jim was at first an ordinary Earth earthworm who did very earthworm-like things such as flee from crows and eat dirt. One day, in the space above Earth, the evil Psy-Crow had cornered a rebel spaceship pilot who had stolen an “Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit” built by Professor Monkey-For-A-Head.
StarFox is the first game in the StarFox series. It included the Super FX chip, a coprocessor used to accelerate graphics display. The display of three-dimensional models with polygons was still new and uncommon in console video games, and the game was much hyped as a result.
11. Super Mario All Stars
Super Mario All-Stars contains 16-bit enhanced remakes of Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: Lost Levels (Japan’s Super Mario Bros. 2), Super Mario 2 USA and Super Mario 3.
10. Street Fighter II: Turbo
Street Fighter II Turbo included changes from ”Champion Edition” as well as the ”Turbo” arcade incarnations, and was a major step up from the original version previously available on the SNES. All four boss characters became playable.
9. NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
This game lets you play two-on-two arcade basketball with players from all the NBA teams. Gameplay is fast and action-packed, with special moves including SuperJam power-ups, wild celebrations and deliberately unrealistic jamming.
8. WWF Super Wrestlemania
This was the first ever WWF licensed game for the SNES and Sega Genesis consoles. It featured one-on-one, tag team, and Survivor Series matches.
7. Ken Griffey Jr. Presents: Major League Baseball
Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball is a baseball simulation featuring Ken Griffey Jr. of the “Nintendo Owned” Seattle Mariners. This licensed game allows you to play with all 28 Major League Teams in their own stadiums and over 700 player names (not likenesses).
6. Mortal Kombat II
The Mortal Kombat fighters, plus several new ones, return for a tournament held by the evil Shang Tsung of the Oddworld. The action is one-on-one as before, and famed for its high level of violence and blood (other than the sanitised Nintendo version).
5. Killer Instinct
In the distant future, a monopolistic and technological corporation called Ultratech organizes a fighting tournament known as “Killer Instinct”.
4. Donkey Kong Country
This was the first Donkey Kong game that was not produced or directed by Shigeru Miyamoto. Following an intense marketing campaign, the original SNES version eventually sold over 8 million copies, making it the second best-selling game on the system (trailing Nintendo’s Super Mario World).
F-Zero is a futuristic racing game where pilots race on circuits inside plasma-powered hovercars in an intergalactic Grand Prix at speeds that can exceed 400 km/h.
2. Super Mario Kart
Players race go-karts as one of eight characters from the Super Mario series. It features advanced graphics for the time thanks to its use of Mode 7 texture mapping.
1. Super Mario World
Super Mario World is a side-scroller as in previous Mario games, and it takes advantage of the Super Nintendo’s 16-bit graphics and stereo sound.
Indie Game: The Movie
A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters (2007)
Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.
Ecstasy Of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, right up to the present and Harry Hong’s perfect “Max-Out” score, this documentary expertly chronicles over two decades of Tetris Mastery
Flashback: NES (2005)
Gamespot 20th Anniversary Documentary about the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). See full documentary below.
Special When Lit (2009)
What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon.
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcade (2007)
1982’s Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.
15. Duck Tales
Produced by key personnel from the Mega Man series, Duck Tales would go on to sell over a million copies worldwide on each system, becoming Capcom’s best-selling title for both platforms.The game was praised for its tight control, unique and non-linear gameplay and bright presentation, and is often regarded as one of the best titles for the NES, appearing on numerous “Best of” lists.
14. Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando is a platforming video game in which the player controls Ladd Spencer, whose mission is to rescue Super Joe and to uncover the mystery behind the Albatros project.
13. Heavy Barrel
Terrorists have seized the underground control complex of a nuclear missile site, and it is up to the player to infiltrate the base and kill the enemy leader. Players begin armed with a laser gun with unlimited ammunition and a limited supply of grenades. Improved weapons and grenade powerups are made available within the game, either in plain sight or within crates that must be unlocked using keys.
Tetriminos are game pieces shaped like tetrominoes, geometric shapes composed of four square blocks each. A random sequence of Tetriminos fall down the playing field (a rectangular vertical shaft, called the “well” or “matrix”). The objective of the game is to manipulate these Tetriminos, by moving each one sideways and rotating it by 90 degree units, with the aim of creating a horizontal line of ten blocks without gaps.
11. G.I. Joe
Snake Eyes is one of five characters you will use in your long battle. Receive vital information transmitted from Joe headquarters by General Hawk. Cling to walls while dodging a barrage of enemy fire. Find gun symbols to power up your massive arsenal of weapons. Catch enemy vehicles like the BuzzBoar. Fight the Cobra SeaRay, one of many enemy bosses!
10. Double Dragon
Double Dragon tells the story of two brothers, Billy and Jimmy Lee, who start a journey in order to save Billy’s girlfriend Marian. The girl has been kidnapped by the Black Warriors, a gang of martial artists that are trying to learn the secrets of the technique SouSetsuKen, mastered by the two brothers.
9. Super Contra
Set a year after the events of the original Contra, Bill and Lance, the heroes from the previous game, are sent on a second mission. This time, the alien forces from the previous game have taken over an allied military base, possessing most of its troops.
8. River City Ransom
Slick has kidnapped Ryan’s girlfriend, and has recruited gangs from the local high school to take over the River City. Alex and Ryan must fight their way into the school to rescue her, and save the city from Slick’s cronies.
7. Super Mario Bros 2
One evening, Mario had a strange dream. He dreamt of a long, long stairway leading up to a door. As soon as the door opened, he was confronted with a world he had never seen before, spreading out as far as his eyes could see.
6. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
Little Mac and Doc Louis met by chance one day and Doc began teaching him. Mac then proceeds to enter the World Video Boxing Association (WVBA). Mac proceeds, under Doc’s guidance, to beat each opponent that he faces. Eventually, he becomes the World Champion after beating Mr. Dream/Mike Tyson.
The events of the game occur at the Winter Solstice. On the eve of the Winter Solstice, Morbius the Malevolent kidnaps Eleanor, Princess of Arcadia, to sacrifice her ritually and become the Evil Baron of Darkness.Shadax the wizard, after witnessing the kidnapping, heads to Morbius’ stronghold, the fortress Kâstleröck, to rescue Eleanor.
Monsters can jump and climb buildings, and punch enemies and buildings. Buildings also take damage when jumped on by a monster. The player’s monster receives damage from enemy bullets, sticks of dynamite, shells and so forth, punches from other monsters and from falls. Damage is recovered by eating appropriate food such as fruit, roast chicken, or soldiers.
3. Super Mario Bros
One day, Bowser, invades the Mushroom Kingdom. He and his Koopa Troop are jealous of the kingdom, and King Bowser decides to take it for himself. To do this, Bowser casts a spell upon the kingdom and transforms all of its inhabitants into blocks, weeds, and other objects.
2. The Legend Of Zelda
“A long, long time ago the World was in an age of Chaos.”In the midst of this chaos, in a little kingdom in the land of Hyrule, a legend was being handed down from generation to generation, the legend of the ‘Triforce’; golden triangles possessing mystical powers. One day, an evil army attacked this peaceful little kingdom and stole the Triforce of Power.
1. Super Mario Bros 3
Bowser has returned to the Mushroom Kingdom and now with the help of the seven Koopalings, he tries to conquer it again. He sends his Koopalings (Larry, Roy, Lemmy, Wendy, Iggy, Morton, and Ludwig) into seven parts of the Mushroom World to steal the Mushroom Kings’ magic wands, and with the wands, transform the Kings into various creatures.