Most modern-day games mainly focus on 3D graphics with high resolution and complex gameplay. While these games are fun to play, the classics will always stay in a gamers’ hearts. Vintage Nintendo consoles like the SNES Classic, NES, SNES mini, and SNES gave us several games of their time. The SNES or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was one of the favorites in the gaming industry.
Jump forward to 2020, and we don’t have any SNES in circulation. Though avid collectors and retro gamers might still have one or two. However, because of the improvements in technology, we don’t have to say goodbye to SNES forever. Some emulators have been developed that would save the day. If you can’t remember the games that you played on your SNES, then we’ve got you covered.
Chrono was released during the SNES era and is regarded as one of the best SNES RPGs to have ever played in the console. It was created by Square and was developed by some of the most famous names such as Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy, Yuji Hori of Dragon Quest, Akira Toriyaha from Dragon Ball.
The game follows a young boy who went on an adventure for a historical quest. The storyline isn’t linear as well, and it has 13 various endings to the storyline. With action-packed gameplay and amazing pacing, Chrono Trigger has endured time and remains to be one of the best SNES games to have ever existed.
Final Fantasy IV (Final Fantasy II)
Final Fantasy IV, better known as Final Fantasy II in the west, is regarded as a game-changer to the Final Fantasy series. It added new aspects to the gameplay and story that stuck with the game ever since. Today, the Final Fantasy IV narrative might look ordinary, but back in the day, it was an original story that wasn’t ordinary in video games and SNES games.
There is no doubt that Final Fantasy is a famous and well-respected game. The characters in the game and the mechanics have stood the test of time—final Fantasy IV established gameplay mechanics like Active Time Battle System and numerous playable characters. The main objective of the game is to rescue the world from the game’s antagonist, Golbez.
Mega Man X
A lot of games reconsidered their titles, and Mega Man X is no special case. It provided a distinct view of Mega Man and presented new gameplay mechanics and characters. The now-familiar dashing and wall jumping you regularly see on Mega Man games was established in the Mega Man X.
As you start to play Mega Man X, you will notice that the gameplay is tense and fast-paced. Pair it with loud rock music, and you are sure that your adrenaline will be pumping as you play the game. The game also presents challenges to hone their skills as you encounter tough bosses such as the Sting Chameleon and the Chill Penguin, who are, without a doubt, extremely difficult to defeat if you’re not skilled.
Super Mario World
Super Mario World was the game when SNES was released and remained one of the most well known. It is regarded as one of the best platformers on the console. Super Mario World is exemplary to the series, and started numerous innovations in the world of gaming.
Super Mario World established not only a more colorful game and improved controls but also non-linear gameplay. Nintendo took the chance and introduced new types of game mechanics. It was the first game to introduce unrevealed secrets that took you to alternate routes. These routes not only gave you an easier playthrough but will save you a lot of time as well.
Games today unquestionably have better graphics, but the games that pushed us to be gamers are, without a doubt, will always have a special place in our hearts. We all wish that we could turn back time, but that would be an impossibility. We can only play the games and reminisce about everything when we were still just kids and didn’t have to worry about anything.