SNES Games Will Turn 30th In 2022 (You Should Play Again)

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the SNES) first debuted in Japan in 1990. It was called the Super Famicom in that region. The North American version will be released a year later in 1991. This makes 1992 the third or second year of its life, respectively. The Super Nintendo has the longest lifespan in the history of video game consoles and has had a huge impact on gaming globally. In fact, the game was still released for the console in late 2000 in Japan.

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The Super Nintendo is widely regarded as one of the best consoles of all time, and 1992 was a good year to prove it. It’s worth reiterating that some of these games came out a year ago in Japan, but they still deserve to be held in 2022 for Western fans. Time to open up those cartridges for some real feedback Nintendo Nostalgia.

8 Contrast 3: Alien War

Fight enemies in Contra III: The Alien Wars

Contrast 3: Alien War is a good entry inside Opposite series. It doesn’t reinvent anything or push the genre forward, but it’s still enjoyable thanks to the chaotic action. It may still be the best entry in the series, at least in these early days.

The game is a bit more difficult at first, but this item benefits in terms of ease. This is especially true if players can get themselves a co-op partner. It was released on March 26, 1992 for the Super Nintendo.


7 Dragon Quest 5

Art ad featuring Dragon Quest characters

Dragon Quest 5 is one of those games that can be thanked for creating the monster catching RPG genre. It’s still the kind of turn-based combat that fans know and love, but instead of a party full of characters with unique classes, heroes can befriend monsters. At the time, it was still a novel idea and had a compelling story.

Dragon Quest 5 Start with the hero as a child, and slowly follow his journey as an adult. A big step forward for the series, the game was released on September 27, 1992 for the Super Nintendo in Japan. Unfortunately, the West won’t get it until DS the remake came out in 2009. Since that gap is so big, it’s best to celebrate it now.

6 Final Fantasy 5

Promotional art featuring Final Fantasy characters DRAW

Another huge RPG was also released in 1992: Final Fantasy 5. This is the second game that includes the Job system. The party overall has only four characters left in the story, compared to the massive cast of its predecessor. Each character can learn a multitude of jobs, playing different roles in combat. It is different from Final Fantasy 3, because the four characters in it are not personalized.

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The game was released on December 6, 1992 for the Super Nintendo in Japan. The West won’t get it until a PS1 the remake came out in 1999. It’s been a long wait, but it’s better Dragon Quest 5’s Western Day.

Fight a boss in The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past often considered the best top-down entry inside Zelda series, if not the best overall. What’s more, it still plays amazingly well three decades later. The puzzles are complex, but not obscure enough that the player may need a guide. Catchy music and bright and colorful graphics.

There’s nothing like jumping back A path to the past. It was released on April 13, 1992 for the Super Nintendo, a year after its release in Japan.

4 The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

Battle bosses in The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse is a nice name but a relatively simple concept. Licensed games tend to suck at this point, but this partnership is a match made in Heaven.

This was done back when Disney and Capcom was tight. It’s a fun action-platformer game in which Mickey is dressed in a variety of costumes to give him special powers. It was released in December 1992 for the Super Nintendo.

3 Romancing Saga

Battle in Romancing Saga

Romancing Saga one of weird role-playing game on the system. It looks like a traditional turn-based RPG; however, characters level up through repetition, not experience points. For example, take enough damage and Defense or HP can increase.

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Released on January 28, 1992 for the Super Nintendo in Japan, the series has never been noticed in the West. The West never got the original, but there was a fan translation for it. In addition, there is a PS2 remake in 2005, almost Western has had an official release so far.

2 Shin megami tensei

Fighting in Shin Megami Tensei

Shin megami tensei not the first game in the series is still popular, although some are missing. However, it was the first to give the series a name as most people know it today. It reimagined the slightly more complicated combat system on the NES entries. While the series has continued to evolve over the years, playing this and the newest game, Shin Megami Tensei DRAW, should feel relatively close.

Shin megami tensei was released on October 30, 1992 for the Super Nintendo in Japan. The West won’t get it until 2014 with an iOS port.

first Super Mario Kart

Promotional art featuring characters from Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart created an entire genre of video games. People and their grandmothers pursued this dream, but none of them achieved good results. For the item itself, Mario Kart franchise has left Super Mario Kart in the dust. It was unique at the time and still interesting to come back now to laugh. However, the aspect ratio can feel weird now.

However, this game must be honored for helping to create a giant a spinoff series, even if the first entry is not perfectly kept. It was released on September 1, 1992 for the Super Nintendo.

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