Bop’s Top 10 SNES Games Bop’s Top 10 SNES Games
Bop lists the 10 "Super Nintendo Entertainment System"- games he loved the most. Bop’s Top 10 SNES Games

Rearranging the attic I ran into my SNES + copybox. I don’t remember when I played it the last time.
As life goes on, interests change and time becomes precious. So, it is important to choose the things that give you most joy. Games don’t give me much joy anymore.The magic is gone. But once upon a time, I played the SNES a lot. There was a lot of SNES magic then. I was spoiled rotten with my copybox. I could get my hands on any game I wanted and if I couldn’t I would just rent the game and copy it to 2 or 3 1.44inch floppy disks. Heaven on earth at that time.

I would like to give you a top 10 of SNES games I absolutely enjoyed.

 

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Eat that, Ken.

10. Street Fighter II

Countless nights were spent with playing this game against buddies. It was cool until my buddies started training so much that I could hardly ever defeat them again. Fucking Shoryuken. Awesome characters in the game and none of them unlikable. Of course my faves were Dhalsim, E-Honda, Zangief and Chun-Li.

 

earth_worm_jim_screen9. Earthworm Jim

This game was made with love. There is no other word for it. Earthworm Jim is such an endearing and cool character. I loved all the missions and there was lots of funny stuff in the game. This game is what happens when a few creators get together and totally think outside of the box.

 

 

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8. Blackthorne

Blackthorne by Blizzard was an amazing game. I loved to go through that world and save people and kick ass. Don’t ask me how the game ended. I don’t remember it anymore, but I do remember Blackthorne was a fucking cool game.

 

 

 

ff27. Final Fight 2

Did Final Fight set the standard for scrolling beat-em-up games? I don’t know. What I do know is I fucking liked to play scrolling beat-em-up games with my buddies. Final Fight 2 was a great game to play with your buddies. Just walk down the street and beat up scum. And while you are it beat up their wimp of a boss. I lost count of how many times I played this game.

 

perfect eleven6. Perfect Eleven

Football or soccer. It’s the same. This game was super awesome. When you grow up in Europe you know about football and probably like it a lot. So when a game comes along containing most national football teams you start playing it. Argentina was my favorite time. It had a lethal attack with Maradona, Batistuta and Caniggia. People didn’t like playing it against me, because I got inhuman scores with it. The funniest thing was that my buddies were pretty chauvinistic so they nearly always chose the Dutch squad. What they forgot was that Maradona played against Koeman. Maradona was fast and Koeman was super slow. So the only thing that needed to be done was giving Maradona the ball and you could outtrick and outrun Koeman every time. Scores of 20-0 were more common than rare when Argentina played Holland. One of the best football games ever.

 

rr5. Rock And Roll Racing

Imagine revving your engine and “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath starts to play. Do you want to step on the gas or not? I know I would. What made this game so cool was the remixed instrumental music combined with the awesome racing matches. The songs were the “Peter Gunn theme”, “Bad To The Bones”, “Highway Star” and “Born To Be Wild”. Rock And Roll Racing could be played as a 2-player game so me and my buddies played it a lot. You could race, buy weapons and the sabotage your buddies to win a race. Needless to say there was a lot of cursing at crucial moments. Timing the sabotage was what made this game so great, but also the speed of the game and the music made it a play-it-again game.

 

contra III4. Contra III

If it moves you shoot it. That is how I saw Contra III. This was an amazing shooting-the-shit-out-of-things games. I found it quite difficult, though.

 

 

 

Contra-III-4Some parts in levels were not easy to traverse at all. The robot-spider dropping from the sky was jaw-droppingly amazing, but also other big enemies were badass. You could also play this with 2 players, so we did. Quite a challenging game and they don’t make them like that anymore.

 

 

 

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Tough bastard Hoy Quarlow

3. Super Punch Out

What an awesome boxing game this was. I loved the graphics, the opponents and the playability. The game also had a lot of humor. I didn’t have manual so I had to figure out what to do. I didn’t understand the “Super Punch” at the beginning, so I was really struggling with my opponents. Then when I found out how the “Super Punch” worked the game got even more enjoyable. When I finally finished the 3 circuits I was a happy camper. Little did I know there was a hidden circuit, after you finished the 3 circuits undefeated.

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Lights out, boy

The hidden circuit was much tougher and quite a challenge. When I finally finished the hidden circuit I still didn’t have enough of the game. I want to finish the hidden circuit undefeated as well. Why trying that my finger once slipped and I hit an opponent at a certain spot and he got dizzy. I was like :”WTF? How did I do that?” There seemed to be no end to the depth of the game. So then I started looking for weak spots of other opponents and then the game became even more addictive. Now the time challenge was the shit. How fast could you defeat your opponent? What an amazing game this was. It had so much depth and it might be the game I have played the most on the SNES.

 

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Noggin knocker!

2. The Combatribes

Did I say I love scrolling beat-em-up games? Well, I do. This game had awesome cartoony graphics, even more awesome music and fabulous game play. And the sound effects when you punch and kick someone were hilarious.

 

 

fatheadAll kinds of gangs and great end bosses. The most difficult end boss was a woman, though. She was really tough to beat. I never knew what the deal with her was, because I had a Japanese version of The Combatribes, but mang, was she tough.

 

 

 

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There was also the boss of the “Skate Slash Screamers”, Trash, a pink spike haired bastard with a mallet who just trashes the shit out of you. Credit muncher for sure. By the way, the gangs have awesome names like “Demon Clowns” and “The Slaughter Troops”.

 

 

 

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Nutcrushaaaa!!!

1. Ninja Warriors Again

What happens when you mix awesome graphics with awesome music and awesome playability? Ninja Warriors Again happens. When I first saw this game my jaw dropped. It looked visually ninjastunning and the music was so fucking awesome. And then the end level bosses? 8 end level bosses you needed to beat and chop the shit out of. Each end level boss stage had great music and that music really added to the atmosphere of the fight.

This game could be played with 2 players and that was cool, but I really enjoyed playing this one by myself to blow off some steam. Needed some finger gymnastics? Ninja Warriors Again gave it to you. Ninja Warriors was the perfect SNES game for me. It was the perfect symbiosis of music, graphics and game play. The only other game I can think of that I found perfect is Playstation 1’s Metal Gear Solid.

 

 

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  • Never heard of the last two. Maybe they didn’t receive a North American release?

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Oh yeah, slut! I still love the SNES. Great system and games. My favorites, in no particular order:

    Super Mario World
    Super Castlevania IV
    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    NBA Jam
    Super Street Fighter II
    Populous
    Super Baseball Simulator 1000
    Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions
    Donkey Kong Country
    Mario Paint

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    They definitely did.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Super Metroid
    Pilotwings
    Super Castlevania
    Contra
    Mario World
    Mario All-Stars
    Donkey Kong Country Trilogy
    Super Star Wars trilogy
    Mario Kart
    F-Zero
    Zelda
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Star Fox
    WWF Royal Rumble
    Super Ghouls N Ghosts
    Yoshi’s Island
    Any edition of Street Fighter

    That’s way more than ten. And I’m sure there’s a few I’ve forgotten.

  • Yeah, you’re right. I have every issue of Nintendo Power up until roughly volume 150 (late N64 days by then) so it’s weird I’ve never heard of them. Maybe forgot? Definitely never played ’em at any rate.

  • One of my favourite SNES games that rarely gets mentioned…

  • KilliK

    sorry for being off topic, but can someone please post the news that Kurtzman is developing a new Star Trek tv show for CBS? poor Asimov, he is not going to like this..sigh..

  • Stalkeye

    Hahahah! I love your honest endorsement of this Copy Box. Good list and aside from Contra 3: Alien Wars and Street Fighter 2, here’s my SNES picks!

    1.Cybernator
    2.Run Saber
    3 .Super Star Wars & Empire Strikes back
    4.Batman Returns
    5.Marvel Super Heroes/X-men

    TBH, I liked Sega genesis much more than SNES but it’s good to see Nintendo get some well deserved love.

  • Stalkeye

    I don’t like it either. I thought those twats were obsolete!!! Effin Paramount!

  • Stalkeye

    LOL Oops, I left out Castlevania!!

  • Stalkeye

    (;’

  • KilliK

    it seems alcoholic Orci has been sidestepped by Paramount, not that Kurtzman is any better. and it looks like the show will be set in the Nu Trek universe, I wonder if it is about Nu Pickard and his TNG crew..

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Mario Paint was a good laugh. Basic by today’s standards, but fun. I don’t think there were any other titles that supported the mouse that came with it, so it really was a bit of a novelty.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Lol, I fail to see what “Genisis does that Nintendon’t.” All those specs were matched by the SNES, but done better.

    Always thought the SNES was a vastly superior console with a better game library, but then I was a dyed-in-the-wool Nintendo, not Sega, fan in those days (a rivalry that seems ridiculous now, given that Sega manufacture games for all consoles).

    I did like that Moonwalker game, though. Altered Beast was another fun title for the system. Goldenaxe, as well.

  • Stalkeye

    Already this sounds stupid. But I’m happy to hear that the braggadocio Bob Orci has been long forgotten. Courtesy of your Friendly neighborhood Amazing Spider-man 2!!

  • Stalkeye

    Well, in hindsight, that catchphrase wasn’t necessarily referring to the hardware, instead it was all about the games, marketing and willing to take chances like allowing Midway/Aklaim to feature uncensored “Fatalities” during the first Mortal Kombat game. Then there’s of course, Sonic and even shooters like Thunder Force series helped to raise the standards against Gradius(??) Strider showcased the capabilities of Genny as the graphics matched that of its arcade counterpart.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I used to love Looping on my Colecovision.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Even the hacks know he is a hack? LOL!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    remember when being an alcoholic meant at least you were probably a good writer? LOL!!! That dude is a complete failure.

  • Hmmm, I meant the last 2 in the article, not what Nick posted, in case we’re misunderstanding.

  • KilliK

    wasnt Kurtzman supposed to direct the Sinister Six spin-off movie? they canned that too?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Oh…okay. Guess I misread that. :$

  • Stalkeye

    Yup. After the disastrous results from AS2, (Which many of us had predicted it to be a flop.) Sony had a change of heart and due to restructure decisions, they decided to loan Spidey to Marvel (Which I predicted after watching AS2.) until they come up with a more precise plan to reboot and save the franchise. Orci’s Joyride has finally come to a full stop.
    *Picks up and tosses wheel into the ocean*

  • Stalkeye

    This was another classic thread of orci getting reamed courtesy of Creepythin and Asi. Unfortunately, Asi’s comments were deleted.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40965

  • Stalkeye

    Here’s a nice one from memory lane. You, Asi and me.

    You guys practically share the same Birthday. 😛

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49750

  • KilliK

    nice, at least there is some justice in this world, even if it is small.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I didnt reread all of it, but Conspiracy got some zingers in, also. I am not questioning their work ethic, just their output. LOL!!!

  • Bop

    It was definitely a great system, Nick. Don’t know the Daffy Duck one, though.

  • Bop

    How many times did you get annoyed with Super Ghouls And Ghosts?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It wasn’t the Sinister Six. SS was to be written/directed by Drew Goddard. Kurtzman was supposed to direct a Venom spin-off, which is now also cancelled.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Those guys are like leeches: they’ll always find a way to hang around in Hollywood and suck the lifeblood out of franchises. We haven’t heard the last from them, I’m sure.

    Kurtzman may no longer be getting a crack at Spider-Man, but he still has his claws in the Universal Monsters “universe” and is the director of The Mummy reboot. I don’t know about Orci, but I’m sure he’ll lean on his buddy to give him a writing gig on the new Trek series.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    *LOL* Many! It must have been one of the most difficult games for any system. Two strikes (with armor) and you were out. No save points, either.

  • Jen Arisen

    I have never played a game in my life…..but so dug reading this!!!

  • Stalkeye

    So i take it that we haven’t seen the last of Orci.
    YIKES!!

  • Zed

    No Link to the Past or Kirby Super Star? Blasphemy!

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    It’s a shockingly great game based on the Duck Dodgers shorts.

  • Dr. Geiszler, Kaijuologist

    Friday the 13th. The video game. No, it’s not a good game. I just wanted to bring up a shitty one.

  • Tarmac492.1

    They will let anyone direct a big budget movie nowadays. I got into a discussion with some dude at ebert.com who said that Mike Eisner is probably lining up his kid to direct a Marvel or SW flick. Everyoen called him crazy. I said maybe not crazy, but they could find worse people to direct one of those flicks than his kid. Kurtzman sounds like one of them. From Karloff to Kurtzman–that is a long way down the abyss.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Heavens to Murgatroid.

  • Bop

    I fucking hated the game. The lack of save points made me go apeshit. You always hoped you got far enough to start at a different point, but often to no avail. Sleepless nights and lots of cursing for sure.
    I never played Ghosts and Goblins on the NES, but I wonder which one was worse. The one on the NES or Super Ghouls and Ghosts on the SNES.

  • Bop

    Thank you, Jenara.

  • Bop

    Copybox FTW.

    Oh, Batman Returns was also a cool game. Nice athmosphere.

    Don’t know the first 3. And was 5 Arcade’s Revenge? If so, not a fan.:)

  • Bop

    Somebody gave a Colecovision a while ago. He wanted to throw it away. Blasphemy.

  • Bop

    Sega. Beat us if you can. They should have been careful what they asked for.

  • Bop

    Bloody hell. I even remember playing this.

  • Bop

    Combatribes did get a US release for sure. I saw the US cartridge for sale a few years ago.
    As for Ninja Warriors. It would be really strange if that didn’t get a US release.

  • CoolHandJuke

    if you’re talking SNES, you gotta bring up Mario Kart, yo! it’s the last time we saw Donkey Kong before he got tude…

  • Bop

    I am allergic to Mario.

  • CoolHandJuke

    also, any of these games before Street Fighter II? are you planning on using this article in a court case where you plead insanity?

  • CoolHandJuke

    does anyone know if GOG.com or any other sites have downloads for those old CD Rom games they used to show on Real Sex back in the day?

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    anyone remember that short lived series on AICN some guy used to play retro movie themed gamed games i used to enjoy reading that.

    Don’t hate me but I use emulation these days got myself a cheap raspberry pi 2 with retro pie running on it and my wireless 360 controller. Nice it has SNES NES Genesis Atari etc all the big players, it took a while to setup all the controls to how i like it but it feeds my retro bug. I will finish megaman 2!!

  • Bop

    Anything to get absolved from work.

  • CoolHandJuke

    I remember Harry’s wife being a moderate lay…

  • Stalkeye

    Well, in some ways, they did. (;’

  • Stalkeye

  • Stalkeye

    I have (SNES & Genny) Emus on my Amazon fire TV stick/console and WiiU so it doesn’t matter if anyone has a problem with pirating these games. They’re over 20 years old so who gives a Shite?!? As a matter of fact, I need to play one of my all time games from the Genesis..

  • Stalkeye

    LMMFAO

  • Stalkeye

    Not even a smartphone game? No Candy Crush?? My Wife is sooo addicted to that damn game!

  • Jen Arisen

    Hey Stalks :D…I swear, dunno its the patience or what…but zilch 😀

  • Stalkeye

    Ouchies!

  • Jen Arisen

    😉