I've been playing though about 850 super nintendo roms lately, only US and EU ones, no JP.

I've been playing though about 850 super nintendo roms lately, only US and EU ones, no JP. I really like the snes, i had one in the 90s and it was great. But after playing heaps of games lately that I'd never played before like at least 80% of the library is shit. I skipped almost all the sports games though, of which there's probably about 200+ of them. But there's so many boring or crap platformers and shooters. Most of the beat em ups and rpgs are crap too.

The only "hidden gems" i found really were Air Strike Patrol, Brain Lord, Brawl Brothers, Hagane, Lethal Weapon and Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. About 10% of the library is some of the best games ever (Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid, LttP, you know the ones, there's maybe like 40 of them) then the rest is mostly junk. Maybe I would like them more if I was 12 again or something, i don't know. Are there any hidden hidden gems I'm missing? Any clandestine gems or top secret gems? Maybe I should try some translated JP snes games next.

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    those ratios apply to basically every great console ever made
    also the idea of a SNES gem remaining "hidden" for decades is almost laughable, but by your reckoning there are close to 100 "best games ever" which is pretty damn good
    Either way yeah check out some fan translated Super Famicom games like Chaos Seed or Lennus 2

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Personally I prefer the NES library as the SNES has too many uninteresting licensed platformers and sports slop while even the shitty NES stuff is usually interesting in some way.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    this is what people think the 90s looked like

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same vibe

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i had one of those wood panel televisions right up until like 2005. Was great

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The top might have only applied to some tacky noveau rich people in Los Angeles.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It looks more like a TV set.

          https://i.imgur.com/wItRmso.jpeg

          I've been playing though about 850 super nintendo roms lately, only US and EU ones, no JP. I really like the snes, i had one in the 90s and it was great. But after playing heaps of games lately that I'd never played before like at least 80% of the library is shit. I skipped almost all the sports games though, of which there's probably about 200+ of them. But there's so many boring or crap platformers and shooters. Most of the beat em ups and rpgs are crap too.

          The only "hidden gems" i found really were Air Strike Patrol, Brain Lord, Brawl Brothers, Hagane, Lethal Weapon and Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. About 10% of the library is some of the best games ever (Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid, LttP, you know the ones, there's maybe like 40 of them) then the rest is mostly junk. Maybe I would like them more if I was 12 again or something, i don't know. Are there any hidden hidden gems I'm missing? Any clandestine gems or top secret gems? Maybe I should try some translated JP snes games next.

          Yeah that's been my experience with the console too but I was going in a different order, I already knew a number of good Japan only titles and started going through more and more of them. I found some cool stuff, mostly good or interesting but flawed games. Part of the fun of getting into a console is the discovery of it and how others utilized it but I think the Super Nintendo has a bit of a false iceberg problem.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >The top might have only applied to some tacky noveau rich people in Los Angeles.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            right. i can bet nobody in, say, Indiana back then had a house like that.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Japanese library has some cool stuff, at least the stuff you can read anyway, like the little known sequel (of sorts) to Milon's Secret Castle.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >at least 80% of the library is shit
    So like any console ever?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sorry you feel that way OP. Personally I really like the SNES, though admittedly I haven't played every game on it. There are indeed some very good JP-exclusives like the Parodius games, Cotton 100%, Magical Pop'n, Doremi Fantasy, Umihara Kawase, the Go Go Ackman series, Sailor Moon games, Super V.G, and several others.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to mention Rockman and Forte, another good (but challenging) Super Famicom exclusive

      Also don't forget to try some of the 3D games like Stunt Race FX and Star Fox 2... SNES has them, even if they aren't heavily discussed

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Western library for the console was underwhelming and populated with 90s kids shit that aged really badly. One just can't muster enthusiasm for all those Disney or Ren & Stimpy games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Can't speak for the Ren & Stimpy games but I will say the Capcom Mickey games and SNES Aladdin are not bad imo, even if you prefer the Genesis games.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You've stumbled upon the problem with the SNES and the biggest reason why it's aged so poorly compared to other 16-bit systems. The depth of library just isn't there. Once you've seen the top dozen games everybody knows, there's really nothing else worth playing.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of the Switch

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >compared to other 16-bit systems
      I dunno I struggle to think of many games I'd want to play on other consoles as well.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This hold true for every system really, only 10% or so of a library is worth looking at, with the top 5% being the 'must plays'.
    These percentages will be lower if a system has heaps of shovelware (think wii or ps2)

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wait til you get to the translated roms and play games like metal max (tank rpg and has some nes and PS2 games also). I did this a few years ago and played a ton of the euro/us games and than started getting into translated games and found some really good rpgs to play thru and enjoy.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    welcome to Sturgeon's Law. "90% of everything is shit".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I think he was just talking about sci fi. Such nerdisms from back in the day are basically excuses to remain a midwit in any field you're interested in.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly? Based thread. Auster wanting to change narratives and rewrite the way people sees the Super Nintendo is SOUL.
    You just don't see this kind of passion and menta illness on modern console warriors.

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