Sunday, August 10, 2014

Most Played! Super Nintendo games

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Most Played will be a new monthly blog series about my favorite consoles and my most played games on them. Today I'm going to take you on a trip back to the early 90's. The Super Nintendo was the first console my family ever owned. I can still remember that faithful day, as if it were only yesterday. My Dad had bought my brother and I the SNES Super Set that included Super Mario World from Wall-Mart as a surprise. Immediately after opening we were gaming and instantly drawn into Super Mario's World. Here is a list of the games that received the most playing time on our SNES console.

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Super Mario World

The two brothers Mario and Luigi must travel across seven worlds to restore order to Dinosaur Land. It built on the game play of previous Mario games by introducing new power-ups that augment character abilities, and established conventions that were carried over to future games in the series.

Its only rightful that the first game my brother and I played on our new Super Nintendo is the Holy Grail of the Nintendo franchise. This game was difficult to master for my brother and I, we must have died 10,000+ times playing this game.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

April O'Neil is reporting from Liberty Island when suddenly, Krang flies in using his giant exosuit and steals the Statue of Liberty, moments before Shredder hijacks the airwaves to laugh at the Turtles. The Turtles jump into action in downtown New York and pursue the Foot to the streets and the city sewers where Shredder sends them through a time warp. The Turtles must fight Shredder's army in both the past and the future in order to get home.

As a 90's kid the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were radical! My brother and I loved their merchandise from the shirts to the movies and toys we had it all! So its only natural we would get the arcade port of Turtles in Time once it was released to the SNES.


F-Zero takes place in the 26th century were an association of wealthy space merchants created the "F-Zero Grand Prix", in an attempt to add some excitement to their opulent lifestyles. Pilots race on circuits inside plasma-powered hover cars in which speeds can exceed hundreds or even thousands of kilometers per hour.

F-Zero was my first real experience with racing games. I'm not sure what it is about this one, but it's really the only one I ever really enjoyed. Maybe it was more the time spent with my brother and friends than the game itself I enjoyed, but this was played a lot at my house.


Tuul, a distant planet is the setting for Blackthrone. The civilization is doomed when Sarlac seizes power. The main character Kyle is sent to Earth to save his life when his father finds out Sarlac has taken over. Kyles father hopes that one day he will return and save their people. 20 years later, Kyle has become a renowned military captain and mercenary. After breaking out of prison facing court martial, Kyle begins having strange dreams, and eventually is reconfronted. He is told that it is time to return to Tuul and save his people. The game begins here with Kyle setting out to kill Sarlac and reclaim his throne.

This was the first game that I played that was really truly dark and violent, as a kid I enjoyed the heck out of it. Blackthorne was a single player game so my brother and I would have to take turns and watch each other play.

Star Fox

This game is set in the Lylat system, a stellar system in the Star Fox universe that is inhabited by anthropomorphic animal races. It contains the planets Corneria and Venom, representing good and evil, respectively. Andross,  has fled to Planet Venom after being banished from Planet Corneria, and has now declared war on Corneria. General Pepper summons the elite mercenary team Star Fox to defeat Andross with a prototype high-performance fighter aircraft called the "Arwing.

What a fantastic game this was! My first step into the world of Star Fox happened in a blockbuster looking for a game to rent. Back then I had no idea what games were coming out and when. The only way I discovered new games was looking at the new section of blockbuster and this day I was not let down!

Final Fight 2

Time has passed since Mike Haggar, along with his friends Cody and Guy, defeated the Mad Gear gang and restored peace to Metro City. The surviving Mad Gear members have secretly regrouped plotting their revenge under a new leader. They begin by kidnapping Guy's fiancee in Japan, Rena, along with her father and Guy's former sensei Genryusai. Now it is once again time to fight and restore peace to the city.

I spent many hours on this game punching and kicking the crap out of the bad guys. Haggar was my favorite character to use because he just pretty much Hulk smashed everyone he encountered. The bonus rounds were probably my favorite part of this games. You would completely destroy cars by punching, kicking or hitting with weapons as a kid that was a close as I got to being a hard core rebel.

That will do it for me guys! This is in no way a list of all my favorite SNES games just some of the ones that received the most play time. Thanks for reading my new series and I hope you are excited for next months N64 adventure! Let me know what were your favorite SNES games in the comments below.

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