My SNES Wish List
April 14, 2016

I love retro games. I don't play them as much as I would like, time constraints being a thing, but I do enjoy collecting them and sometimes diving into my collection and tripping down memory lane.

Today, I decided to put together a list of the SNES games officially released in North America that I would like to purchase in cartridge form. I already own more than 100 games, in cartridge or download form, so I would probably finish up with a collection consisting--between physical and digital--of around 200 games for the system. The list below includes two titles I already own in digital format that I would like to have on cartridges, but otherwise there's no doubling up.

Games on my list aren't necessarily recommended, but they're titles I always wanted to play, or that I did play a lot of when I was a kid but never got around to owning. This list is more for my own reference (as I continue collecting when possible) than yours, but I thought I'd share it here anyway since I put some time into assembling it. Maybe it'll tell you something about my interests and tastes, if you're curious about such things...

Here is the list:

01) The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
02) Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder
03) The Adventures of Batman & Robin
04) Aerobiz
05) Arcana
06) Batman Returns
07) Bonkers
08) Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
09) Brandish
10) Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs
11) C2: Judgment Clay
12) California Games II
13) Captain Commando
14) Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
15) Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest (obtained)
16) ClayFighter
17) Claymates
18) Cool Spot
19) Dragon View
20) Drakkhen
21) Earthworm Jim
22) Earthworm Jim 2
23) Equinox
24) E.V.O.: The Search for Eden
25) Family Dog
26) Gemfire
27) The Great Circus Mystery: Starring Mickey & Minnie
28) Hook
29) The Jetsons: Invasion fo the Planet Pirates
30) J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Volume 1
31) Jurassic Park
32) Kid Klown in Crazy Chase
33) King Arthur's World
34) King of Dragons
35) Knights of the Round
36) Krusty's Super Fun House
37) Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing
38) Lagoon (obtained)
39) Lufia & The Fortress of Doom
40) Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
41) Magic Sword
42) Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow
43) Mega Man Soccer
44) Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
45) Micro Machines
46) Might & Magic III: Isles of Terra
47) Monopoly
48) Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
49) Obitus
50) Out to Lunch
51) Phalanx
52) Pocky & Rocky
53) Pocky & Rocky 2
54) Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday
55) Prehistorik Man
56) The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!
57) Rock 'N Roll Racing
58) Saturday Night Slam Masters
59) Secret of Evermore
60) Shadowrun
61) The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare
62) The Simpsons: Virtual Bart
63) Skyblazer
64) Sonic Blast Man
65) Sonic Blast Man II
66) Soul Blazer
67) Spanky's Quest
68) Sparkster
69) Speedy Gonzalez
70) Star Fox
71) Sunset Riders
72) Super Adventure Island
73) Super Adventure Island II
74) Super Alfred Chicken
75) Super Pinball: Behind the Mask
76) Tecmo Secret of the Stars: A Fantasy
77) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
78) Top Gear 2
79) The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang
80) Ultima: Runes of Virtue II
81) Ultima VI: The False Prophet
82) Ultima VII: The Black Gate
83) U.N. Squadron
84) The Wizard of Oz
85) Wing Commander
86) Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom
87) Wordtris
88) Young Merlin
89) Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel

At some point, but probably not today, I should also assemble a list of the NES games I have yet to obtain but have on my mental list. The NES and SNES are the only two systems that I currently have that level of interest in. My obsession with games dropped to healthier levels after that point, so I don't have quite as much to catch up on with the newer systems.

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Masters Masters - April 15, 2016 (08:32 AM)
A few comments based on my experiences: Brandish was not great, but it stayed with me. It has that quality.

Skyblazer and Soul Blazer (hereafter known as "The Blazers") are amazing, TMNT IV is a classic (have you not played it??), the Super Adventure Islands are pretty good, Lagoon is horrendous, and I wish I'd gotten a chance to play Sparkster. I'm pretty sure it's the sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures, which was awesome on the Genesis.

Also, let me know when you've won the lottery.
honestgamer honestgamer - April 15, 2016 (09:33 AM)
I have played a lot of TMNT IV, and I could swear that at one point I even owned the SNES version. Certainly, I rented and beat it back in the day, and a time or two since. I do like it a lot. I also have the Xbox Live version (no longer available to new purchasers, due to licensing issues) and it is quite faithful, but there's nothing like having the original. The Adventure Island games I have on Virtual Console, but I'm kind of hoping to collect that series and would like to have it all on cartridge. I remember you hating Lagoon, but that doesn't stop me from wanting it because I always used to want to play it when I saw it in various magazines, and that wish hasn't died. It's kind of amazing I haven't yet gotten around to it. Perhaps soon. And Sparkster is one I always wanted to try. I'm not sure if its a proper sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures or a reworked take on it. Either way, it should be good.

Winning the lottery would be nice. I've wasted so much money over the years that I now spend a lot of any money I earn paying interest on old debts. It really sucks. So I'm trying to pay that down, though it'll take a lot of time and energy to do so. Finishing my desired collection of SNES and NES games is something that I expect to take several more years, not a matter of months.
Never3ndr Never3ndr - April 28, 2016 (01:45 PM)
zzz Secret of Evermore. Secret of Mana is, hands down, my favorite game on the console. I actually never heard of Evermore, but a cousin of mine had it and I watched him play looked pretty similar so, of course, I had to pick it up! One of the most disappointing buys of my life. It isn't necessarily a "bad" game, but doesn't hold a candle to Secret of Mana...on top of that I remember some damn absurd forest labyrinth that I ended up having to painfully map out in order to get through.
honestgamer honestgamer - April 28, 2016 (01:51 PM)
I know to expect some disappointment from Secret of Evermore. As was true of King Arthur and the Knights of Justice, Secret of Evermore was developed by North American developers. Square and Enix were making serious efforts to expand into the region at that time, and met with what you might call mixed success. They went back to developing stuff mostly in Japan, following a few high-profile failures.

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