The Super Nintendo is one of Mario’s most successful consoles, still remembered today by thousands of people. Through emulation, many players are looking for a way to relive past classics on their computers, laptops or smartphones.
With that in mind, we will now show you what they are the ten most searched games for emulation and that still help keep memories of Nintendo’s classic 16-bit video game alive.
Check out the list, which was created based on the number of downloads from the main sites focused on the practice.
F-Zero It was one of Nintendo’s first major titles for the Super Nintendo. The title became popular with the public for bringing races full of speed combined with a more futuristic setting.
F-Zero allows you to choose between four different pilots, one of them being Captain Falcon, who still continues to appear in the franchise’s games Smash Bros. e He almost didn’t become the official mascot of the Super Nintendo. The objective is to advance along tracks where the difficulty increases with each lap, as you have to stay within a limit of positions to avoid being eliminated.
The game also features an electrifying soundtrack and must certainly be experiencing a new boom in popularity due to F-Zero 99released in September for Switch.
9. Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World is the most complete version for those who want the best experience alongside the plumber on the Super Nintendo. The title brings five games in its package: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels e Super Mario World.
With the exception of Super Mario World, the other four games were completely redone and had their graphics updated to 16-bit style. The novelty left games like Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3 that are even more beautiful and captivating for audiences who enjoy a good platform game.
8. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
There is no doubt that Donkey Kong Country presented a totally different style of game in terms of graphics for Super Nintendo owners. However, certainly Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest appears as the favorite of many within the trilogy.
This adventure leaves Donkey Kong aside and features Dixie Kong as Diddy’s partner — and for a while there was almost no Cranky Kong as a third controllable character — for an adventure with the aim of rescuing Donkey Kong from the clutches of Captain K. Rool. To do this, the monkeys rely on their own skills and the help of some animals, including the Squitter spider and the Quawks parrot.
In addition to a good adventure, another great highlight of the game is its masterful soundtrack composed by David Wise, which even ensured that the CD with the game’s main tracks was included in the game box.
7. Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger It’s an RPG that doesn’t need much introduction, since we’re talking about one of the best games on the console and a title far ahead of its time. The RPG brought elements such as multiple endings and the possibility of combining characters’ powers to generate stronger techniques.
Even with versions available for various platforms, it is interesting to note that the Super Nintendo edition still remains one of the most sought after by many players. After all, it’s interesting to see how this great classic behaves in its original form.
EarthBound It’s one of those RPGs that perhaps wasn’t well understood in its time, and the marketing idea adopted by Nintendo to promote it didn’t help much: in several materials there were messages like “this game stinks” and things like that. Furthermore, it came in a giant box close to the conventional ones due to the guide included inside, which perhaps also scared potential players.
However, whoever took the risk here had the pleasant surprise of having fun in a game with several exciting moments along the journey. Not to mention the references to various elements of pop culture, such as the Beatles and the Loch Ness Monster.
As it didn’t sell many copies during the period in which it was released and with cartridges sold for prices close to R$2,000, many resort to emulation to see how Ness and his friends faced the dangers brought to Earth by Giygas (who, by the way, is a one of the scariest villains to ever appear in a game).
5. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Mario experienced several different adventures during his time on the Super Nintendo, but certainly one of the ones that most appealed to the public was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Starscreated thanks to a partnership between Nintendo and Squaresoft.
Combining the charisma of the Mushroom Kingdom gang and Squaresoft’s experience with RPG games, the public had the chance to follow a light adventure, but which was still capable of delivering a bit of challenge in its turn-based combats and various Easter eggs to look for.
Its growing popularity currently may be related to Super Mario RPG Remake, which will arrive on Switch on November 17th with improved graphics and other news.
4. Super Metroid
The second adventure starring Samus Aran also appears on the list of most downloaded games for emulation on the Super Nintendo, occupying fourth position on that list. In fact, an interesting fact that some people may not know is that Samus is related to Pelé, and you can find out a little more about the subject in this special article.
Considered by many to be the best entry in this series, Super Metroid it brought several areas to explore and even offered the player three different endings depending on the speed to reach the last confrontation and overcome it.
3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Games from the Zelda series have always been popular on any platform they are supported on, and with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past things would not be different.
A Link to the Past brought a different perspective to the series by allowing you to explore two different worlds (Light World and Dark World), collect important items in each of the dungeons visited and explore every corner of Hyrule in search of secrets and news.
Speaking of news, I knew that A Link to the Past for a bit it didn’t bring a party system like the one seen in conventional RPGs? The news was revealed by Shigeru Miyamoto himself a few years ago.
“Since I started making the first game in the series, I said that the third Zelda should have a group, consisting of a protagonist who would be a mix of elf and fighter, a wizard, and a girl. The fairy that appears in The Adventure of Link is actually a member of the group designed for Zelda 3,” Miyamoto explained in an interview
2. Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country It is certainly a game that made Rare’s name gain strength among large companies, as she managed to achieve a graphical mastery on the Super Nintendo that is praised by many to this day.
The proposal here is very simple, as the adventure starring Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong features classic platform game elements, as well as several secret passages to explore in search of bonus stages and other surprises.
1. Super Mario World
Finally, the game that accompanied practically all Super Nintendo units occupies the position of the most popular game on the platform when we talk about emulation.
Super Mario World differentiates itself from other titles starring the plumber by bring the concept of alternative paths, stages with more than one exit and even the debut of Yoshi as Mario and Luigi’s helper on another adventure with the aim of saving Princess Peach.
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