All of us lucky enough to be kids in the 90′s most likely had some exposure to video games. I was a little too young to appreciate the original Nintendo, but I remember being so overwhelmed with joy when my parents surprised my brother and I with a Super Nintendo one day after school. I was young, but not too young to know what the word super meant. Roughly 20 years later, here I am thinking about my childhood gaming days, and I got to wondering if there was only ONE game that was better than all the rest. What would it be?
5. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The game that set the standard for all future adventure games to come. This epic journey through two dimensions captured the imagination of a whole generation of gamers. Link may not get as much credit as Mario, but his games are just as engaging and challenging, and with one twist – you get to stab things with a sword!
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
The high quality graphics, voice acting and multiplayer capability is incredible for a game this old. Despite it’s short length, it never seems to get boring beating the crap out of the endless horde of foot soldiers and throwing their beaten bodies towards the TV screen.
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
I remember being a 12-year-old boy begging my Mom to let me spend my birthday money (about 70 bucks) on this video game. She could not understand how a game could cost so much and somehow be worth the price. So I cried, and to this day, no cry has ever been worth it more.
2. Super Punch-Out!!
This game was simply awesome. The cartoon opponents and their ridiculous personalities only added to the pleasure of beating them senseless. The only problem I ever had in my experience with this game was having to pass the controller every time I lost. It sucked being the youngest!
1. Super Mario Kart
The most addicting game I’ve ever played also happens to be the best multiplayer game the Super Nintendo has to offer. It was hard to mess with Mario games in the 90′s, I would literally play this game until my Mom would yank the plug out of the wall. Apparently I was onto something; the Mario Kart franchise has gone on to flourish with sequels on the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, and Nintendo Wii. I call Yoshi!