Super Nintendo vs Nintendo 64: Who has the Best RPG Games

With hits like Mario 64, Super Smash Bros, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the N64 was one of the most popular and successful consoles ever. But why didn’t we ever see Final Fantasy 64, Chrono Trigger 64, or even Earthbound 64? Where are all the N64 RPG games? For that matter, when you compare RPGs from Super Nintendo vs Nintendo 64, it looks downright ridiculous. Case in point: SNES gave us two of the best RPGs ever made, Chrono Trigger and Earthbound, plus hundreds of other RPG hits. In contrast, Nintendo 64 gave us the infamous RPG dud, Quest 64. That’s about it. What happened? Who’s to blame? Also, are there any Nintendo 64 RPGs worth playing? Find out below. Nintendo 64: The Pinnacle of Nintendo As far as console gaming history is concerned, the Nintendo 64 is significant for a lot of reasons. As mentioned, it was...

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10 Facts Why Retro Gaming is growing at an Exponential Rate

Even though video game giants like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft continue to release their "latest and greatest" hardware in the form of the Xbox Series X, the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 5, retro gaming is continuing to grow.  Happily, the last five to ten years has seen the maturing video game industry solve all of these problems in various ways, bringing the first true retro renaissance to the field of video games and to gamers young and old. The ten main factors detailed below have combined to make it easier and more enjoyable than ever to play old school games.  An interesting fact is that retro gaming Isn't growing only with people who are old enough to remember the original "Final Fantasy" or people who were around when specials about "Super Mario Bros. 3" aired on prime-time television. Retro gaming is also growing among the younger generation of gamers -...

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The 10 Best Super Nintendo Shmups - 16 Bit Era Shoot Em Ups

We were going to start this article with a question. But we already know the answer. No, you’re not interested in getting into the retro shoot ’em up games. We get it. It’s a difficult genre for the uninitiated to break into. For one thing, we mean that literally. Shoot ‘em up games, or “shmups” tend to be very challenging. Also, the 80s and 90s spawned thousands of these games every year. If you’re trying to get into these games now, where do you start? So glad you asked. You start right here, of course. Below are the best SNES shmups that money can buy—or at least some of them. There are several notable mentions that we’ll save for a follow-up article. In any case, you must try these 10 SNES shoot ‘em ups for yourself. 10. Super R-Type Obviously, we couldn’t list the best SNES shmups without mentioning at least...

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How to tell if SNES Game is Authentic or a Bootleg Game Cart

Recently we obtained a handful of games.  These were some really rare Super Nintendo titles, that someone was trying to sell to me as legit copies. At first glance, it was pretty obvious to tell none of these were an authentic game. Below are points about how to spot counterfeit cartridges for the Super Nintendo.  The games are also commonly referred to as "fake", "reproduction" or "bootleg video games". We also have a YouTube video if you'd rather watch than read about the topic. The game titles in reference are: Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, and The Legend of Zelda etc. For larger images, you can refer to the pinterest page.  Now keep in mind, I'm writing this article because someone is trying to sell me bootleg cartridges as the real thing.  I have no problem if you buy reproduction games for your collection, but selling bootlegs as the real thing is where...

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Super Nintendo Console - A True Retro Gaming Legend

The Super Nintendo Console, more popularly known as the SNES, was released in 1990. It quickly became one of the most popular gaming devices of its time, partly defining the fourth generation of video game consoles. The consoles shipped with a number of games, including the major hits Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country. To this day, their characters remain among the most well-known icons of video gaming. More than two decades later, many of the classic games of the Super Nintendo are still popular, largely thanks to emulator software for Windows as well as many other operating systems, including mobile ones.  Not only are SNES games available through emulation, but you can also buy Super Nintendo games, accessories and consoles here on our website. The SNES was the successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System The popular 8-bit console launched in the mid-eighties around the world. It introduced greatly improved...

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The Best Super Nintendo Games To Play, Hidden SNES Gems

What kinds of Super Nintendo games do you like most? Undoubtedly, you already have a few 16-bit game genres in mind. Of course, there aren’t really many genres to choose from. There are racing, fighting, shooting, puzzle-solving, and adventure games, plus RPGs. That’s pretty much it. Due to its limited capabilities, the SNES could only handle a small list of game genres, right? Well, actually, a lot of game creators have put that theory to the test, creating some of the best Super Nintendo games, ever made. We’ve listed some of our favorites in this guide. Read on to learn all about them. 1. Star Fox Today, hearing that the latest Star Fox game uses 3D polygon graphics is not impressive. But in 1993, it was mind-blowing. In those days, there were no 3D polygonal console games—not one, ever—until Star Fox came out. We had played 3D games in the arcade,...

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3 Classic Video Games That Need to be Replayed

You’ve heard of the classic video games on this list. You’ve probably played at least a couple of them. But have you played them recently? In this millennium?  If not, you should! The three classic video games profiled below deserve a replay, so dust off your cartridges, Blow into your NES, and let’s talk about some great classic video games. 1. Street Fighter II I should preface this entry by noting that I’m not a big fan of fighting games. I’m not arguing that it’s a bad genre; it’s just not one I often choose to play. THIS game, on the other hand, was responsible for a marathon New Year’s Eve/Day session at a friend’s house that had me returning home so addled from non-stop gaming and lack of sleep that the next morning. I wandered around the house half-dreaming that I was in the game and mumbling incoherent to the point...

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Da Bomb! Nine of the Best Video Games of 1994

1994 was an interesting year. In a year marked by a tremendous amount of political strife, video games once again showed the way. The video games of 1994 saw the release of some classics, with returning franchises hit it out of the park, and some new contenders proved that gaming success wasn’t just the domain of the big developers. 32-bit systems were on the ascendancy, but several 16-bit Super Nintendo titles showed that the technology was far from obsolete yet. It’s difficult to number these, since so many of them have nostalgic value and are important to gamers for different personal reasons. However, we’ve done our best to narrow the list down. Without further ado, let’s turn back the clock and look at the best video games of 1994. Super Metroid One of the easiest ways to gauge the power of 16-bit gaming is to play Super Metroid. This game scores...

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Do You Remember The Best video games of 1995, If Not, Let's Go

1995 was a landmark year for video games. The PlayStation was only a few months old, and Sony was looking to make a comeback after Nintendo and the SNES had been trouncing their products. 32-bit systems were on the rise, and Sega was now getting into the game with the Sega Saturn. Due to the massive success of games like Donkey Kong Country, the Super Nintendo was still a popular player in the genre. There were a lot of memorable video games that released in 1995 These are our top picks, in no particular order. Chrono Trigger There's no way an article about the best video games of 1995 wouldn't include this game. Chrono Trigger was an outstanding gaming achievement that still holds up to this day. Developers Squaresoft really brought it and packed this game with so much awesomeness that it really needs a list of its own. Here are...

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Your 1990s Guide to The Legend of Zelda games

The Legend of Zelda series epic is one of the most epic game series of all time. With more than 51 million games sold worldwide, it's won a place in the hearts of many gamers. The '90s were an exciting time for Zelda fans, with numerous titles released in this decade. You can find these games, figures, and more on Poggers. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past  (1991-1992) The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo entertainment system. It is the third installment in the Legend of Zelda series and was released in 1991 in Japan and 1992 in North America and Europe. The plot of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past centers around Link's quest to rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon's clutches. The gameplay builds upon the exploration elements of its...

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Games That Different From the Movies They're Based On, Pt 2

In the golden age of retro gaming, merchandisers thought of game consoles as marketing platforms rather than entertainment systems. Their devious plot was to create games that were basically commercials for some beloved franchise.

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Why Video Games & Consoles Turn that Nasty Yellow Color

It can happen to even the most scrupulous retro-game collector. You’ve got a pristine Super Nintendo displayed alongside other throwback consoles, and yet somehow it turns yellow over time. 

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The Super NES Super Scope & Everything you need to know!

To paraphrase 19th Century British playwright Oscar Wilde, the Super NES Super Scope was awesome. Even if he never said that, he should have. Because it was.

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Games That Are Hilariously Different From the Movies They're Based On

When modern gamers think of video game based movies, they might recall awesome titles like Jurassic World Evolution. Old-school gamers have a different association—namely, a horrible one.

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