Super NES – Secret of Mana

This is an action-RPG game released in 1993 for the Super NES. It is simply considered one of the greatest games in history. Today, it remains loved and played by the lucky ones who are fortunate enough to still own a SNES console.

This incredible game combines action with a sustained character evolution, creating real-time personalized combat​. The main characters can handle a variety of weapons: sword, spear, boomerang, ax, combat glove, javelin, whip and bow arrows, plus a variety of fate that will be acquired over the course of the story. Each character can choose their weapon according to their preference. Each weapon can be reforged to cause more damage when used and to also increase its combat charge level. A rich scenario that includes multiple twists with a touching soundtrack, this is what distinguishes this wonderful game from the others.

Super NES – F-ZERO

 

This game, launched the 23rd of august in 1991 for the Super NES was the first release of the F-Zero serie. This game takes place in the year 2560 where multi-billionaire decides to create a new kind of race based on the F1 series. It would be called “F-Zero”

You will need to race through 15 tracks over three championships : Knight, Queen and King.
You can chose one of the four available pilot: Capitain Falcon, Dr Stewart, Pico and Samurai Goroh. Be vigilant! These vehicles can reach over 500 km/h. The goal is to reach first place and this while evading traps like mines, slippery spots and magnets. Each vehicle has a life bar which can be regenerated through certain zones or decreased while hitting a wall or other participants. Three difficulty levels are available: Beginner, standard and expert. If you achieve the expert difficulty, a new one will be unlocked, it is the Master level.

Super NES – Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger, on the SNES, is a classic role-playing game created by Squaresoft. Their goal was to make the best RPG game of all time. It will be developed by a dream team, composed among others by the founder of Final Fantasy and director of Dragon Quest. This famous RPG shook everyone at its release in 1995 and had a runaway success.

The story follows a group of adventurers who are accidentally transported through time. During their journey, they discover that the world is on the verge of destruction. Chrono and his friends are looking for a way to save the world.

​​The combat mode is faithful to the RPG style, that is to say, each character can take an independent action in his round. A novelty that any good Chrono Trigger gamer particularly appreciated in the fighting style is that the characters have the ability to use collective fighting techniques.  That is, each character learns in the course of the adventure eight unique combat abilities that can be combined with other characters to create a duo or trio attack for maximum damage on the creatures.

​​Another aspect of the game is the time travel. The characters will be required to travel through seven periods: Prehistory, Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Present, the Cataclysm, the Future and the End Times.  As an effect, the actions taken in the past will have an impact on the future.

Nintendo – Super Nintendo Entertainment System

 

In the early 90s, Nintendo and NEC decided to join forces to design a console that can overcome the “all-powerful” Sega Megadrive. They wanted to create a much more powerful system than the NES (which was only 8 bits) and which would be based on the Turbografx-16. However, the Japanese firm later decided to break the alliance and develop a totally new 16-bit console.

It is in November 1990 that Nintendo launched the Super Famicom in Japan. After ten years of success for the NES and 50 million units sold, the Kyoto company decided to embark in the Hi-Tech console market, while still maintaining affordable prices. Even today, Nintendo offers good and reasonably priced consoles to consumers.

It is therefore in August 1991 that Nintendo launches its new console in North America in a slightly modified form and now called Super NES. When released, the SNES is the most powerful console on the market, if we don’t take into account the SNK’s Neo Geo which had an exorbitant price. The only negative side of the SNES over the Megadrive was its slow processor. Fortunately, the problem was bypassed by adding, to some game cartridges, special chips that improved speed.

One of the first successes on Super NES, was probably Zelda 3: A Link to the Past. Another successful titles from over 2500 games released on this console was Street Fighter II and its many plus versions, premium, champion edition, etc. Not to mention the inevitable games like Star Fox, Donkey Kong Country, or the many RPGs.