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I've been planning to mod a SNES classic for over a year now and want to put the best games for NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, PS1, GBA, and DS on it. I'm hoping to avoid too many filler titles and just stick to quality.

Do you see any good games I'm missing? Something on the list that's not worthy of a best of list and should be eliminated? I want to know your opinion.

This is what I have so far. Suggestions? Please help me make this a better list. Thanks in advance.
 

NES

Spoiler

1.      1943

2.      Adventure Island

3.      Adventure Island 2

4.      Adventure Island 3

5.      Air Fortress

6.      Arkista’s Ring

7.      Balloon Fight

8.      Batman

9.      Batman Return of the Joker

10.   Batman Returns

11.   Battle of Olympus

12.   Battletoads

13.   Battletoads & Double Dragon

14.   Bionic Commando

15.   Blades of Steel

16.   Bubble Bobble

17.   Bubble Bobble 2

18.   Bucky ‘O Hare

19.   Bump n Jump

20.   Cabal

21.   Captain Skyhawk

22.   Castlevania

23.   Castlevania 2

24.   Castlevania 3

25.   Caveman Games

26.   Chip n Dale

27.   Chip n Dale 2

28.   Clash at Demonhead

29.   Cobra Triangle

30.   Code Name Viper

31.   Conquest of the Crystal Palace

32.   Contra

33.   Contra Force

34.   Contra- Super C

35.   Crystalis

36.   Darkwing Duck

37.   Demonsword

38.   Destiny of an Emperor

39.   Donkey Kong Classics

40.   Double Dragon

41.   Double Dragon 2

42.   Double Dragon 3

43.   Dragon Fighter

44.   Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

45.   Dragon Warrior

46.   Dragon Warrior 2

47.   Dragon Warrior 3

48.   Dragon Warrior 4

49.   Ducktales

50.   Ducktales 2

51.   Excitebike

52.   Faria

53.   Faxandu

54.   Felix the Cat

55.   Final Fantasy

56.   Fire and Ice

57.   G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

58.   G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor

59.   Galaxy 5000

60.   Gargoyle’s Quest

61.   Ghost ‘n Goblins

62.   Goonies 2

63.   Gradius

64.   Gremlins 2

65.   Guardian Legend

66.   Gun Nac

67.   Gunsmoke

68.   Image Fight

69.   Indy Heat

70.   Isolated Warrior

71.   Jackal

72.   Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu

73.   Jaws

74.   Journey to Silius

75.   Kabuki Quantum Fighter

76.   Karate Kid

77.   Kickmaster

78.   Kid Icarus

79.   Kirby’s Adventure

80.   Klax

81.   Kung Fu

82.   Legend of Zelda

83.   Legend of Zelda 2- Adventures of Link

84.   Life Force

85.   Little Mermaid

86.   Little Nemo: Dream Master

87.   Little Niki

88.   Little Ninja Bros

89.   Little Samson

90.   Lolo

91.   Lolo 2

92.   Lolo 3

93.   Lone Ranger

94.   Low G Man

95.   Magic of Scheherazade

96.   Marble Madness

97.   Mega Man

98.   Mega Man 2

99.   Mega Man 3

100.            Mega Man 4

101.            Mega Man 5

102.            Mega Man 6

103.            Metal Storm

104.            Metroid

105.            Mighty Final Fight

106.            Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

107.            Mission Impossible

108.            MLB Baseball

109.            Monster Party

110.            Nightshade

111.            Ninja Crusaders

112.            Ninja Gaiden

113.            Ninja Gaiden 2

114.            Ninja Gaiden 3

115.            Palemedes

116.            Panic Restaurant

117.            Paperboy

118.            Paperboy 2

119.            Popeye

120.            POW: Prisoners of War

121.            Power Blade

122.            Power Blade 2

123.            Princess Tomato

124.            Punisher, The

125.            Rad Racer

126.            Rad Racer 2

127.            RC Pro Am

128.            RC Pro Am 2

129.            River City Ransom

130.            Roller Games

131.            Rolling Thunder

132.            Romance of the Three Kingdoms

133.            Rush n Attack

134.            Rygar

135.            S.C.A.T.

136.            Section Z

137.            Shadow of the Ninja

138.            Shadowgate

139.            Shatterhand

140.            Skate or Die

141.            Skate or Die 2

142.            Smash TV

143.            Startropics

144.            Super Dodge Ball

145.            Super Mario Bros

146.            Super Mario Bros 2

147.            Super Mario Bros 3

148.            Super Spike V'Ball

149.            Super Spy Hunter

150.            Swords and Serpents

151.            T&C Surf Designs

152.            T&C Surf Designs 2

153.            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

154.            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

155.            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

156.            Tennis

157.            Tetris

158.            Tetris Tengen

159.            The Original Mario Bros

160.            Tiny Toons Adventures

161.            Toki

162.            Twin Cobra

163.            Ultima Avatar

164.            Ultima Exodus

165.            V.I.C.E.: Project Doom

166.            Wacky Races

167.            Whomp 'Em

168.            Wizards and Warriors

169.            Wrecking Crew

170.            Xexyz

171.            Zanac

172.            Zen

 

Famicom

1.      Crisis Force

2.      Devil World

3.      Ganbare Goemon 2

4.      Gimmick

5.      Gradius 2

6.      Final Fantasy 3

7.      Misume Ga Toor

8.      Nazo No Murasamejou

9.      Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu

10.   Nuts and Milk

11.   Recca

12.   Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti

PAL

1.      Rodland

2.      Banana Prince

3.      Hammerin Harry

4.      Ufouria

5.      Mr Gimmick

6.      The NEW Ghostbusrers 2

7.      Parasol Stars

 

SNES

Spoiler

1.      3 Ninjas

2.      7th Saga

3.      Actraiser

4.      Actraiser 2

5.      Adventures of Batman & Robin

6.      Aerofighters

7.      Aladdin

8.      Alien 3

9.      Arkanov

10.   Axelay

11.   Bassins Black Bass

12.   Batman Returns

13.   Battletoads Battlemaniacs

14.   Battletoads Double Dragon

15.   Blackthorne

16.   Boogerman

17.   Breath of Fire

18.   Breath of Fire 2

19.   Captain Commando

20.   Castlevania Dracula X

21.   Choplifter

22.   Chrono Trigger

23.   Clayfighter

24.   Contra 3

25.   Cybernator

26.   Darkwing Duck

27.   Demon’s Crest

28.   Donkey Kong Country

29.   Donkey Kong Country 2

30.   Donkey Kong Country 3

31.   Donkey Kong Country World Championships

32.   Doom

33.   Doom Troopers

34.   Earthbound

35.   Earthbound Uncut

36.   Earthworm Jim

37.   Earthworm Jim 2

38.   EVO

39.   Final Fantasy 2

40.   Final Fantasy 3

41.   Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

42.   Final Fight

43.   Final Fight 2

44.   Final Fight 3

45.   Final Fight Guy

46.   Firepower 2000

47.   F-Zero

48.   Gradius 3

49.   Hagane

50.   Home Alone

51.   Hook

52.   Illusion of Gaia

53.   Joe & Mac

54.   Joe & Mac 2

55.   Jurassic Park

56.   Jurassic Park 2

57.   Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball

58.   Killer Instinct

59.   Kirby Superstar

60.   Knights of the Round

61.   Lagoon

62.   Legend of Zelda Link to the Past

63.   Legend of Zelda Parallel Worlds version 1.1

64.   Lion King

65.   Lost Vikings

66.   Lost Vikings 2

67.   Lufia

68.   Lufia 2

69.   Mega Man 7

70.   Mega Man Soccer

71.   Mega Man X

72.   Mega Man X2

73.   Mega Man X3

74.   Metal Warriors

75.   Mickey Mania

76.   Mickey Mouse Great Circus Mystery

77.   Mickey Mouse Magical Quest

78.   Mortal Kombat

79.   Mortal Kombat 2

80.   Mortal Kombat 3

81.   Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate

82.   Ms. Pacman

83.   Mystical Ninja

84.   NBA Jam

85.   Nightmare Busters

86.   Ninja Warriors

87.   Peace Keepers

88.   Pilot Wings

89.   Pitfall

90.   Plok

91.   Pocky & Rocky

92.   Pocky & Rocky 2

93.   Pop’n Twinbee

94.   Primal Rage

95.   Rival Turf

96.   Rival Turf 2- Brawl Brothers

97.   Robocop vs Terminator

98.   Rock and Roll Racing

99.   R-Type 3

100.            Run Saber

101.            Secret of Evermore

102.            Secret of Mana

103.            Shadowrun

104.            Sim City

105.            Sink or Swim

106.            Sky Blazers

107.            Sonic Blast Man

108.            Sonic Blast Man 2

109.            Soul Blazer

110.            Space Megaforce

111.            Sparkster

112.            Spiderman and Venom: Maximum Carnage

113.            Starfox

114.            Street Fighter 2 Alpha

115.            Street Fighter 2 Super

116.            Street Fighter 2 Turbo

117.            Strike Gunner

118.            Stunt Race FX

119.            Sunset Riders

120.            Super Adventure Island

121.            Super Bomberman

122.            Super Castlevania 4

123.            Super Double Dragon

124.            Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

125.            Super Mario All Stars

126.            Super Mario Kart

127.            Super Mario Odyssey

128.            Super Mario RPG

129.            Super Mario World

130.            Super Mario World 2 Yoshi’s Island

131.            Super Metroid

132.            Super Off-Road

133.            Super Punch Out

134.            Super R-Type

135.            Super Smash TV

136.            Super Star Wars

137.            Super Star Wars Empire Strikes Back

138.            Super Star Wars Return of the Jedi

139.            Super Tennis

140.            Super Tetris 2 & Bombliss

141.            Super Turrican

142.            Super Turrican 2

143.            Terranigma

144.            Thunder Spirits

145.            Tiny Toons Buster Busts Loose

146.            TMNT Tournament Fighters

147.            TMNT Turtles in Time

148.            Total Carnage

149.            True Lies

150.            UN Squadron

151.            Uniracers

152.            Wild Gunz

153.            Wolfchild

154.            WWF Royal Rumble

155.            X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

156.            Zombies Ate My Neighbors

 

Super Famicom

1.      Assault Suits Valken

2.      Final Fight

3.      Final Fight 2

4.      Final Fight 3

5.      Final Fight Guy

6.      Firemen, The

7.      Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius

8.      Rockman & Forte

9.      Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Kun Tacha No Banka

10.   Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium

11.   Taekwondo

12.   Yu Yu Hakusho Final

 

Sega Genesis

Spoiler

1.      Adventures of Batman & Robin

2.      Aero Blasters

3.      After Burner 2

4.      Air Buster

5.      Aladdin

6.      Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

7.      Alien 3

8.      Alien Soldier

9.      Alien Storm

10.   Alisia Dragoon

11.   Altered Beast

12.   Amazing Spiderman vs Kingpin

13.   Animaniacs

14.   Atomic Runner

15.   Batman

16.   Battletoads

17.   Beyond Oasis

18.   Biohazard Battle

19.   Blades of Vengeance

20.   Bomberman ‘94

21.   Bonanza Bros

22.   Buck Rogers

23.   Castlevania Bloodlines

24.   Chiki Chiki Boys

25.   Columns

26.   Comix Zone

27.   Contra Hard Corps

28.   Cool Spot

29.   Crack Down

30.   Crusader of Centy

31.   Decap Attack

32.   Desert Strike

33.   Dick Tracy

34.   Double Dragon

35.   Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

36.   Duke Nukem 3D

37.   Dune 2

38.   Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

39.   Dynamite Headdy

40.   Earthworm Jim

41.   Earthworm Jim 2

42.   Ecco the Dolphin

43.   Ecco: Tides of Time

44.   El Viento

45.   Eliminate Down (Mega Drive JP)

46.   ESWAT

47.   Eternal Champions

48.   Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing

49.   Fatal Fury

50.   Fatal Fury 2

51.   Fire Shark

52.   Flashback

53.   Gaiares

54.   Gain Ground

55.   Garfield

56.   Gargoyles

57.   Gauntlet

58.   General Chaos

59.   Ghostbusters

60.   Ghouls 'n Ghosts

61.   Gleylancer (JPN Mega Drive)

62.   Golden Axe

63.   Golden Axe 2

64.   Golden Axe 3

65.   Granada

66.   Greatest Heavyweights

67.   Gunstar Heroes

68.   Haunting

69.   Herzog Zwei

70.   High Sea Havoc

71.   Jewel Master

72.   Jungle Book

73.   Jungle Strike

74.   Jurassic Park

75.   Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

76.   Kid Chameleon

77.   Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole

78.   Lemmings

79.   Light Crusader

80.   Lightning Force (Thunder Force IV)

81.   Lion King

82.   Lost Vikings

83.   Magical Hat Taruruuto-Kun

84.   Marble Madness (JP Megadrive)

85.   Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter

86.   Mega Bomberman

87.   Mega Man: The Wily Wars

88.   Mega Turrican

89.   MERCS

90.   Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

91.   Mickey Mania: Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse

92.   Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion

93.   Monster World 4

94.   Mortal Kombat

95.   Mortal Kombat 2

96.   MUSHA

97.   Mutant League Football

98.   Mutant League Hockey

99.   NBA Jam TE

100.            Ooze, The

101.            Out of this World

102.            Outrun

103.            Panorama Cotton

104.            Phantasy Star

105.            Phantasy Star 2

106.            Phantasy Star 3

107.            Phantasy Star 4

108.            Pier Solar

109.            Pirates! Gold

110.            Pitfall

111.            Pocahontas

112.            Primal Rage

113.            Pulseman

114.            Punisher

115.            QuackShot starring Donald Duck

116.            Rambo III

117.            Ranger X

118.            Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention

119.            Revenge of Shinobi

120.            Ristar

121.            Road Rash

122.            Road Rash 2

123.            Road Rash 3

124.            Robocop vs Terminator

125.            Rocket Knight Adventures

126.            Rocket Knight Adventures 2: Sparkster

127.            Rolling Thunder

128.            Rolling Thunder 2

129.            Sagaia

130.            Samurai Showdown

131.            Shadow Dancer: Secret of Shinobid

132.            Shadow of the Ninja

133.            Shadowrun

134.            Shining Force

135.            Shining Force 2

136.            Shining in the Darkness

137.            Shinobi III

138.            Skitchin’

139.            Sonic & Knuckles

140.            Sonic 3D Blast

141.            Sonic Eraser (Megadrive)

142.            Sonic Spinball

143.            Sonic the Hedgehog

144.            Sonic the Hedgehog 2

145.            Sonic the Hedgehog 3

146.            Spiderman and Venom: Maximum Carnage

147.            Splatterhouse

148.            Splatterhouse 2

149.            Splatterhouse 3

150.            Star Odyssey

151.            Starflight

152.            Steel Empire

153.            Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition

154.            Streets of Rage

155.            Streets of Rage 2

156.            Streets of Rage 3

157.            Strider

158.            Sunset Riders

159.            Super Hang-on

160.            Super Monaco GP

161.            Super Monaco GP 2

162.            Super Street Fighter 2

163.            Sword of Vermillion

164.            Syndicate

165.            Target Earth

166.            Taz-Mania

167.            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

168.            The Lost World: Jurassic Park

169.            Thunder Force 3

170.            Tiny Toon Adventures: ACME All-Stars

171.            Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure

172.            Toe Jam & Earl

173.            Toe Jam & Earl 2

174.            Toy Story

175.            True Lies

176.            Truxton

177.            Twinkle Tale

178.            Uchuu Senkan Gomora

179.            Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

180.            Urban Strike

181.            Valis 3

182.            Vectorman

183.            Vectorman 2

184.            Virtua Racing

185.            Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio

186.            Warsong

187.            Wings of Wor

188.            Wonderboy in Monster World

189.            World of Illusion

190.            Worms

191.            Wukong

192.            WWF Raw

193.            WWF Royal Rumble

194.            X-Men

195.            X-Men 2: Clone Wars

196.            Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys

197.            Zero Tolerance

198.            Zero Wing (Mega Drive EU)

199.            Zombies Ate My Neighbors

 

N64

Spoiler

1.      007: The World is Not Enough

2.      1080: TenEighty Snowboarding

3.      Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage

4.      Bakuretsu Muteki Bangai-O

5.      Banjo-Kazooie

6.      Banjo-Tooie

7.      BattleTanx: Global Assault

8.      Beetle Adventure Racing

9.      Blast Corps

10.   Body Harvest

11.   Bomberman 64

12.   Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!

13.   Castlevania

14.   Castlevania: Legacy Of Darkness

15.   Command & Conquer

16.   Conker’s Bad Fur Day

17.   Cruis’n USA

18.   Diddy Kong Racing

19.   Donkey Kong 64

20.   Duke Nukem 64

21.   Duke Nukem: Zero Hour

22.   Excitebike 64

23.   Extreme-G

24.   F-Zero X

25.   Goemon's Great Adventure

26.   GoldenEye 007

27.   Harvest Moon 64

28.   Hybrid Heaven

29.   Jet Force Gemini

30.   Killer Instinct Gold

31.   Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

32.   Mario Kart 64

33.   Mario Party

34.   Mario Party 2

35.   Mario Party 3

36.   Mario Tennis

37.   Mega Man 64

38.   Mischief Makers

39.   Mortal Kombat Trilogy

40.   Mystical Ninja starring Goemon

41.   Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber

42.   Paper Mario

43.   Perfect Dark

44.   Pilotwings 64

45.   Quest 64

46.   Rayman 2: The Great Escape

47.   Resident Evil 2

48.   Road Rash 64

49.   Rocket: Robot on Wheels

50.   Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA

51.   San Francisco Rush 2049

52.   San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing

53.   Shadow Man

54.   Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth

55.   Snowboard Kids

56.   Space Station Silicon Valley

57.   Spider-Man

58.   Star Fox 64

59.   Star Wars Episode I: Racer

60.   Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

61.   Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

62.   Starcraft 64

63.   Super Mario 64

64.   Super Smash Bros.

65.   Tetrisphere

66.   The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

67.   The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

68.   Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

69.   Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

70.   Vigilante 8

71.   Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense

72.   Virtual Pro Wrestling 2: Oudou Keishou

73.   Wave Race 64

74.   WinBack: Covert Operations

75.   Worms Armageddon

76.   WWF No Mercy

77.   WWF Wrestlemania 2000

78.   Yoshi's Story

 

PS1

Spoiler

1.      Alundra

2.      Ape Escape

3.      Azure Dreams

4.      Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

5.      Brave Fencer Musashi

6.      Breath of Fire III

7.      Breath of Fire IV

8.      Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

9.      Chrono Cross

10.   Chrono Trigger

11.   Crash Bandicoot

12.   Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

13.   Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

14.   Crash Team Racing

15.   Diablo

16.   Digimon World

17.   Digimon World 2

18.   Digimon World 3

19.   Dino Crisis

20.   Dino Crisis 2

21.   Dragon Warrior VII

22.   Driver

23.   Driver 2

24.   Einhander

25.   Final Fantasy Anthology

26.   Final Fantasy Chronicles

27.   Final Fantasy IX

28.   Final Fantasy Origins

29.   Final Fantasy Tactics

30.   Final Fantasy V

31.   Final Fantasy VI

32.   Final Fantasy VII

33.   Final Fantasy VIII

34.   Front Mission 3

35.   Gran Turismo

36.   Gran Turismo 2

37.   Grand Theft Auto 2

38.   Grandia

39.   Harvest Moon: Back To Nature

40.   Hogs of War

41.   Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

42.   Koudelka

43.   Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

44.   Legend of Dragoon

45.   Legend of Legaia

46.   Legend of Mana

47.   Lunar 2: Eternal Blue

48.   Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

49.   Medal of Honor

50.   MediEvil

51.   Mega Man Legends

52.   Mega Man Legends

53.   Mega Man X4

54.   Metal Gear Solid

55.   Monster Rancher 2

56.   Need for Speed: High Stakes

57.   Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

58.   Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

59.   PaRappa the Rapper

60.   Parasite Eve

61.   Parasite Eve II

62.   Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

63.   R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

64.   Resident Evil

65.   Resident Evil 2

66.   Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

67.   Resident Evil: Director's Cut

68.   SaGa Frontier

69.   Silent Hill

70.   Soul Blade

71.   Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

72.   Spyro the Dragon

73.   Spyro: Year of the Dragon

74.   Star Ocean: The Second Story

75.   Street Fighter Alpha 3

76.   Suikoden

77.   Suikoden II

78.   Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

79.   Syphon Filter

80.   Syphon Filter 2

81.   Tactics Ogre

82.   Tales of Destiny

83.   Tales of Destiny II

84.   Tekken 2

85.   Tekken 3

86.   Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

87.   Tomb Raider

88.   Tomb Raider II

89.   Tomba!

90.   Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return

91.   Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

92.   Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

93.   Twisted Metal 2

94.   Vagrant Story

95.   Valkyrie Profile

96.   Vandal Hearts

97.   Wild Arms

98.   Wild ARMs 2

99.   WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

100.                                                                                                                                       Xenogears

 

Gameboy Advance

Spoiler

1.      Activision Anthology

2.      Advance Guardian Heroes

3.      Advance Wars

4.      Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

5.      Astro Boy: Omega Factor

6.      Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django

7.      Boktai 3: Sabata's Counterstrike

8.      Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

9.      Breath of Fire

10.   Breath of Fire II

11.   Car Battler Joe

12.   Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

13.   Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

14.   Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

15.   Chu Chu Rocket

16.   Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

17.   Donkey Kong Country 2

18.   Donkey Kong Country 2

19.   Donkey Kong Country 3

20.   Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

21.   Drill Dozer

22.   Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

23.   Final Fantasy IV Advance

24.   Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

25.   Final Fantasy V

26.   Final Fantasy VI Advance

27.   Fire Emblem

28.   Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi

29.   Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

30.   Fire Pro Wrestling

31.   F-Zero Climax

32.   F-Zero GP Legend

33.   F-Zero: Maximum Velocity

34.   Golden Sun & The Lost Age

35.   Gradius Galaxy

36.   Gunstar Super Heroes

37.   Guru Logic Champ

38.   Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

39.   Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town

40.   Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

41.   Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

42.   Kururin Paradise

43.   Lufia: The Ruins of Lore

44.   Lunar Legend

45.   Mario & Luigi: SuperStar Saga

46.   Mario Kart: Super Circuit

47.   Mario Tennis: Pro Tour

48.   Mario vs Donkey Kong

49.   Mazes of Fate

50.   Mega Man & Bass

51.   Mega Man Battle Network 2

52.   Mega Man Battle Network 3

53.   Mega Man Battle Network 4

54.   Mega Man Battle Network 5

55.   Mega Man Battle Network 6

56.   Mega Man Zero

57.   Mega Man Zero 2

58.   Mega Man Zero 3

59.   Mega Man Zero 4

60.   Metabots Medabee/Rokusho

61.   Metroid Fusion

62.   Metroid Zero Mission

63.   Mother 1 & 2

64.   Mother 3

65.   Ninja 5-0

66.   Phantasy Star Collection

67.   Power Pro Kun Pocket 1 & 2

68.   Power Pro Kun Pocket 5

69.   Puyo Pop

70.   Rhythm Tengoku

71.   Riviera: The Promised Land

72.   Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon

73.   Shining Soul 2

74.   Sigma Star Saga

75.   Sonic Advance

76.   Sonic Advance 2

77.   Sonic Advance 3

78.   Sonic Battle Advance

79.   Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy

80.   Summon Night: A Swordcraft Story

81.   Summon Night: A Swordcraft Story 2

82.   Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3

83.   Super Mario Advance: Super Mario Bros 2

84.   Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

85.   Super Monkey Ball Jr

86.   Super Robot Taisen Original Generations

87.   Super Robot Taisen Original Generations 2

88.   Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Revival

89.   Sword of Mana

90.   Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis

91.   Tales of Phantasia

92.   The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

93.   The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

94.   TMNT

95.   Warioland 4

96.   Warioware Inc. Mega Microgame

97.   Warioware Twisted

98.   Yggdra Union

99.   Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

 

DS

Spoiler

1.      999

2.      AA Investigations

3.      Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

4.      Advance Wars: Dual Strike

5.      Animal Crossing Wild World

6.      Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled

7.      Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

8.      Castlevania Portrait of Ruin

9.      Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

10.   Chrono Trigger

11.   Contact

12.   Contra 4

13.   Dark Spire

14.   Dragon Quest IV

15.   Dragon Quest IX

16.   Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker2

17.   Dragon Quest V

18.   Dragon Quest VI

19.   Elite Beat Agents

20.   Etrian OdysseyII

21.   Etrian OdysseyIII

22.   Final Fantasy 4 Warriors of Light

23.   Final Fantasy IV DS

24.   Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

25.   Final FantasyIII

26.   Fire Emblem SD

27.   Ghost Trick

28.   Golden Sun

29.   GTA: Chinatown Wars

30.   Hotel Dusk

31.   Infinite Space

32.   Jump Ultimate Stars

33.   Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

34.   Kirby Canvas Curse

35.   Kirby Super Star Ultra

36.   Luminous Arc

37.   Luminous Arc2

38.   Lunar knights

39.   Mario and Luigi Bowser's Inside Story

40.   Mario Kart DS

41.   Mega Man Starforce 3

42.   Mega Man Zero Collection

43.   Mega Man ZX Advent

44.   Megaman ZX

45.   Might and Magic Clash of Heroes

46.   New Super Mario Bros

47.   Nostalgia

48.   Okamiden

49.   Phantasy Star 0

50.   Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

51.   Phoenix Wright Trials and Tribulations

52.   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All

53.   Picross 3D

54.   Professor Layton and the Curious Village

55.   Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

56.   Radiant Historia

57.   Retro Game Challenge

58.   Rhythm Heaven

59.   Rune Factory3

60.   Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

61.   Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2

62.   Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

63.   Solatorobo: The Red Hunter

64.   Suikoden Tierkries

65.   Super Mario 64 DS

66.   Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier

67.   Tales of Innocence

68.   The World Ends With You

69.   Trace Memory/Another Code

70.   Trauma Center: Under the Knife

71.   Valkyrie Profile Covenant of Plumes

72.   WarioWare DIY

73.   Warioware touched

74.   Yoshis Island DS

75.   Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

76.   Zelda: Spirit Tracks

 

 
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1 hour ago, Reed Rothchild said:

You might want to focus on what you have first.  Lots of mistakes (Darkwing Duck is a NES game), and lots of questionable inclusions

The lists are made based on suggestions I got in another forum. I was thinking of trimming the list down later but added all the games people suggested while they were actively replying to the thread.

Can you elaborate on what games do you consider unworthy of a 'best of' list?

I corrected the mistake with Darkwing Duck. 

I'm really hoping to get a good list going for N64 and PS1... want to get 2 systems modded for myself and a friend... thanks. 

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7 hours ago, fox said:

@Donut

You only have 160-180mb internally and that includes your save states.  You can fit the entire NES library or about 100-150 SNES/Genny titles.

Are you planning to add USB or external storage?

I'm going to trim these lists way down. Too much filler. But yeah, I'll probably need to add a 4gb USB 

I just added some titles because people on the last forum were suggesting them so I went with it

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Hey guys, any suggestions on shitty games that I should wipe off this list?

 

Also, does anyone have a personal favorites list for N64 and PS1? I might add DS and GBA in there too but I'm getting ahead of myself.. please share your favorites lists if you have them. I'm picking up my friend's nes classic on Sunday and am excited about getting these puppies modded with some slick games.. no filler junk.

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Really depends on your own taste. If you really want “only the best” by a quick look I would blow away at least half of the NES list and probably more on the other systems. But if you want to really explore the library there are many other interesting things besides.

Best way to handle this without spending months or years reading new and old reviews, watching gameplay videos, and playing every ROM is just google, and read a few of top 10-20-50-100 lists on good websites. You can get a more solid impression than asking on a forum. I might put Klax, Rush n Attack, Shadowgate, and Rolling Thunder in my top40 but few others would. If you are trying to get every person’s top picks with double or triple digit numbers, you will never narrow it down.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I went with the lists from gamefaqs for N64 and PS1.  I took off some sports games from N64 because I'm not really into them.

What I really could use help with is refining my NES list. I know that this is a strong NES community and I don't have a lot of experience with this system. I bolded the NES games I'm thinking of keeping. Some of the games I'm not familiar with, like Fire n Ice and Panic Restaurant, but I know they're expensive and sought after so I wanted to see what they're all about. Is there anything else that's not in my bolded list? Maybe I should just go off gamefaqs for the NES list too... any tips from yall would be super appreciated. I want to finalize this and do the mod. Thanks all.

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Not sure I would put them on a definitive list, but I quite like Kabuki Quantum Fighter, Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, Monster Party, and Shadowgate. Solely for variety’s sake, I would give Shadowgate top priority out of those four.

I don’t think The Little Mermaid is anything special. I’d remove that for sure unless it’s a nostalgia classic for somebody.

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And I usually have a problem with including all the Megaman games on a conditional list. Sure, they’re all good games. But does one series really deserve twice as many spots as any other? I’d give 3 spots to Super Mario because those games are drastically differentiated from each other, technology-wise, but the Megamans really don’t have that. Neither do the Ninja Gaidens, imo.

I would go with Megaman 2 or 3, and one later game. And eliminate the rest. 

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23 minutes ago, Link said:

And I usually have a problem with including all the Megaman games on a conditional list. Sure, they’re all good games. But does one series really deserve twice as many spots as any other? I’d give 3 spots to Super Mario because those games are drastically differentiated from each other, technology-wise, but the Megamans really don’t have that. Neither do the Ninja Gaidens, imo.

I would go with Megaman 2 or 3, and one later game. And eliminate the rest. 

Thanks, I'm going to add these you suggested as well: Klax, Rush n Attack, Shadowgate, and Rolling Thunder

I only added little mermaid because it's from capcom and I saw it on a hidden gems list once

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I think at least half of the "debated NES games" are worth keeping in. Moreso than a lot of the games already kept in the list. Like, you can't have Ducktales 1 but leave out the clearly superior Ducktales 2. That said, I think the majority of the list is very good picks.

A few games not mentioned, that I'd recommend. Some of them I'd consider classics, other bordering "hidden gem":

Ninja Crusaders - Basically Ninja Gaiden with 1HKOs. Severely underestimated game IMO, and one of my favourites on the system.
Misume Ga Tooru (FC) - Extremely well polished game. Not the best Natsume game on the NES, but probably the best looking one, and everyone should play it.
Nazo No Murasamejou (FC) - Zelda as a mostly linear, fast paced ninja action game? Hell yes.
Nightshade - Kind of hit or miss, but if you're into point n click adventure it's definitely worth including. A unique twist on the genre that designs its way around the lack of a savegame feature. As a result it's more open ended, allowing you to take on various different objectives right from the start so that you don't need to repeat the same actions too often.
Code Name Viper - A really excellent Rolling Thunder clone (if you didn't play RT, think Shinobi 1 with contact damage), much better than the NES version of that game.
Tiny Toon Adventures - Super classic, well done platform game from Konami. Why this isn't commonly considered a top NES game is a mystery to me.
Gremlins 2 - This one is a classic to me. Just a really well done game with a memorable soundtrack.
Arkista's Ring - A true hidden gem. It's a little on the easy side, but I think it feels like what Gauntled "should have been". Hell, I'd trash Gauntlet from the list in favor of this.

 

On 1/5/2020 at 1:34 AM, Link said:

Sure, they’re all good games. But does one series really deserve twice as many spots as any other?

In the case of Mega Man, kind of yeah. All 6 games are at least top 20 games in my opinion. If you need to eliminate one of them, I'd eliminate MM1, but I do hear a lot of people who also keep that one as their favourite. Definitely keep in MM4!

On 1/5/2020 at 1:34 AM, Link said:

those games are drastically differentiated from each other, technology-wise, but the Megamans really don’t have that. Neither do the Ninja Gaidens, imo.

Similarly I think all 3 NG games are absolutely top tier. I can see 2 feeling like a copy of the first (it focuses more on stage design and gimmicks, but otherwise plays largely the same) - but NG3 is drastically different from the first two games. Vertically scrolling stages, no enemy respawns, completely altered moveset, etc. It might look similar based on screenshots, but when you play it you can feel the difference immediately.

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I don't know about best but here are some personal favorites. . .  (you'll notice a lot of RPGs)

 

NES - Caveman Games, Little Niki, Skate or Die 2, Dragon Warrior IV, Swords and Serpents, Ultima Avatar, Ultima Exodus, Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Faxanadu

SNES - Chrono Trigger, 7th Saga, Final Fantasy II and III, Shadowrun, Earthbound, Lufia II

Genesis - Phantasy Star IV, Buck Rogers, Streets of Rage 3, Shining Force II, Beyond Oasis, The Super Fighter Physical releases (Wukong, Star Odyssey, ) and Pier Solar because they extensively increased the US RPG physical releases for Genesis.

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Thank you all. I've added everyone's suggestions to the list.

I didn't really delete any games from the list besides sports games, which I generally dislike, except for a couple that I played as a kid that have personal nostalgic value to me (MLB and Tennis for NES, and NBA Jam for SNES/Genesis)

I also added PS1, GBA, and DS games using recommendations from gamefaqs top 100s lists. I alphabetized every list and put them in spoilers to make  each section and the thread easier to navigate.

I might have a few titles that some would consider filler, but I'm afraid to delete too many games and wipe off a hidden gem that I might want to try later and then regret not having.

If anyone wants to recommend a game to add to the list or sees one that you believe really doesn't belong on a 'best of' list, I'm open to your suggestions. Thanks.

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Phantasy Star is a Master System game. It's definitely worthy of being added, but at least not a Genesis/MD game.

I don't know how much of a challenge you like, but Dynamite Headdy and Contra Hard Corps are easier in the Japanese version and therefore maybe a bit better. If you like dungeon crawlers or rogue-likes, then I would recommend Fatal Labyrinth as well. Also, Galahad is an interesting and unique platformer that not many people know of. Mystic Defender may be worth considering too since it's pretty decent and extremely weird (in a good way). Saint Sword is another good action platformer that isn't well known. Then there's Slap Fight MD as another good shmup, Snow Bros. as a competent Bubble Bobble clone (if you care about something like that), Undead Line (if you want a brutally difficult shmup similar to Gaiares) and the imho best Action RPG on the system Tougi-Ou: King Collossus.

As for the NES I could recommend The Krion Conquest or rather the Japanese version Magical Girl Doropie, if you like games in the style of Mega Man. Holy Diver might be worth a mention too as it's similar to Castlevania. Another lesser known game on the Famicom would be Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kage Densetsu, which is similar to The Legend of Zelda. Image Fight is an okay-ish game on the NES, but I would rather play the much better PC Engine version.

Anyway, the lists look really good so far and I'm sure that you'll have plenty of good games to play in the future.

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58 minutes ago, Gaia Gensouki said:

Dynamite Headdy and Contra Hard Corps are easier in the Japanese version and therefore maybe a bit better.

I haven't played it, but I think Dynamite Headdy is generally considered mildly superior in the Japanese version.
For Hard Corps however, you should definitely go for the US version! It's one of the easier Contra games already (despite the misleading intro stage), and having three times as many hits just makes it a cakewalk. 

57 minutes ago, Gaia Gensouki said:

Image Fight is an okay-ish game on the NES, but I would rather play the much better PC Engine version.

I believe there's an arcade perfect port out on PS4. It's a great game - the PC Engine version isn't very good, and the NES one is horrible.

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