4. Final Fantasy III
The sixth installment of the Final Fantasy series was released in English-speaking markets as Final Fantasy III owing largely to the fact that only two other installments had been translated before. Featuring fourteen playable characters and the kind of storytelling and wonder that has many die-hards lording it as the best in the series, alongside FF VII, FF IX and FF X, and others declaring its antagonist, Kefka as one of the best videogame villains of all time.
3. Super Metroid
This is one of two games on this list labeled ‘Super’ at a time when Nintendo decided new installments of core franchises would swap numbers for adjective based hype. While kick-ass weapons and slick controls are integral in ensuring a great game becomes an undying classic, what really made Super Metroid special was the atmosphere. The soundtrack could set your hair on end and the sinister world of the alien Zebes gave you goosebumps.
2. Super Mario World
The best-selling SNES game of all time, and with good reason. Super Mario World brought the beloved plumber into the next generation with its expansive worlds and vibrant graphics. Moreover, the awesome platforming action that has made the series a legend was made even more exhilarating with some pitch perfect level design and the introduction of Yoshi, a jolly green dino that let you spit fire, devour opponents and reach new jump heights. Super Mario World set the bar for platform adventures for decades to come.
1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Forget Skyrim, this adventure is the fantasy adventure that defined what epic scope and scale could be in a videogame. Spanning hundreds of miles across two worlds, A Link to the Past expanded the world of Hyrule and the Triforce artifact from a barely there tapestry of fantasy into a wondrous mythos. With masterfully designed dungeons and nooks and crannies begging to be explored, A Link to the Past is the most imaginative and ambitious Super Nintendo game ever.
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