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Opinion Your top 5 Nintendo Games?

Cutty Flam

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1. Ocarina of Time
1. Paper Mario
1. Majora’s Mask
4. Super Mario 64
5. Resident Evil 4

OoT, PM, MM are all my favorite. I think OoT and MM are top 5 games of all time, and if it is up to me, I rank OoT as the greatest game ever created, and would put MM right there with it at second greatest

Honorable mention goes to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
 

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1) Majora’s Mask
My favourite game of all time. Taking everything that made Ocarina great and giving it one of the beat narratives of any Nintendo game, massive variety of gameplay, characters, activities, tones, environments and secrets that no game has ever topped for me. Just getting to see all the impacts you had had on the world at the end made the game special, but the Fierce Deity mask you get for doing everything is the single beat reward any game has for going the extra mile. I love it.

2) Fire Emblem Awakening
Saving a failed game series in the most spectacular manner possible, they through everything into this title, including their hearts and souls, and it shows. It’s a high water mark the series has been chasing and not quite reaching since, but god damn was it an amazing surprise.

3) Ocarina of Time.
The best transition to 3D ever. Yes, better than Mario 64.

4) Paper Mario TTYD
Funny, charming, fun and with a richly rewarding progression system missing in the following instalments.

5) Metroid Prime
An incredible FPS that expertly evolved the Metroid formula and blended action, exploration and horror tropes together better than most games manage any one of those elements.
 

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1. Super Mario 64
2. Super Metroid
3. Bionic Commando
4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
5. The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy
 
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SleepySlippy

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  1. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  3. Metroid Prime Trilogy
  4. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  5. Bayonnetta 2 (or The Wonderful 101 if that counts)
Don't look back, post.
Next day:
  1. Yoshi's Island
  2. Super Mario Kart
  3. Super Mario World
  4. The Wind Waker
  5. Mario vs Donkey Kong
See you tomorrow 😙
 
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PooBone

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Ocarina of Time (64 version)
Mario 64
A Link To The Past
Star Fox
Super Mario Bros 2

If old Rare counts as Nintendo, throw Donkey Kong Country 1 on there instead of SMB2.
 
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nkarafo

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Super Metroid
F-Zero X
Majora's Mask
Ocarina of Time
Yoshi's Island
 

stn

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Hm, its probably...

1. Donkey Kong Country 1
2. Super Mario World
3. Donkey Kong Country 2
4. Mario 64
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time

That said, is this thread only for games produced by Nintendo or games on a Nintendo console?
 
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KungFucius

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I can't even answer this because I have loved Nintendo games since the 80s. Maybe just first/latest with the understanding that they are all good.

  1. Super Mario Brothers - First real holy shit game
  2. Metroid
  3. Zelda
  4. BoTW - Great evolution of a great series of games
  5. Super Mario Odyssey - Great evolution of a great series of games.
  6. Hopeful - Next Metroid
 
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Beardsalt

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When I think of Nintendo, these games solidly that for me:

1. Super Metroid
2. Ocarina of Time
3. Final Fantasy 3 (6 in Japan)
4. Super Mario 64
5. Blaster Master
 
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brian0057

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  • Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Pikmin 3.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.
 
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SpiceRacz

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1. Super Mario 64
2. Super Mario Galaxy
3. LoZ Ocarina of Time
4. Super Mario Bros 3
5. Donkey Kong '94 (GameBoy)

Honorable Mentions:
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Metroid
Yoshi's Island
Super Mario 3D World
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
 
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GymWolf

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Not in order

Yoshi's island snes
Dk2 snes
Metroid prime gamecube
Super mario all stars snes
Zelda wind waker or killer instinct snes or pokemon red gameboy
 
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No particular order

The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Link's Awakening (the original, screw those weird DX colors)
Super Mario Bros 3
Super Mario Galaxy (the first one, and only the first one)
Breath of the Wild

Honorable mention: Wii Sports Resort
 
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Mine are going to be old because I haven't really delved in to Nintendo products in a while. So mostly all N64 basically, yeah, I know. I'm slacking, I will get a Switch one day.

1. Super Mario 64
2. Goldneye 007
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Resident Evil: Remake
5. Mario Party
 
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Anki

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1. Donkey Kong Country 2
2. Donkey Kong Country 3
3. Donkey Kong Country 1
4. Super Mario 64
5. Super Metroid
 
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NeoIkaruGAF

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What do you mean with “Nintendo games”, OP?
Nintendo as a developer?
Nintendo as a publisher?
Games exclusive to Nintendo hardware?

Listing only 5 is very though, but going with first-party, Nintendo-developed games, I’d say:
- Ocarina of Time
- Majora’s Mask
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario 64
- Super Metroid

Just 5 endlessly replayable games, each one an incredible achievement for its time and a textbook example of gameplay.
 
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Bridges

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1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Luigi's Mansion
3. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
4. Super Smash Bros. Melee
5. Chibi-Robo!

Honorable mentions to Wind Waker, Mario Odyssey, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario 64 and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
 

cireza

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Going only with games developed by Nintendo, no third parties. NES was their best console in my opinion, even if I do enjoy some recent Nintendo games every once in a while.

Metroid Fusion
Zelda II
Super Mario Bros 3
Kirby's Adventure
Super Mario 3D World
 

Majmun

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This is waaay too hard for me, and I don’t want this to be a Mario top 5, but...

- Super Mario Bros
- Super Mario Bros 3
- Super Mario 64
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Legend of Zelda: OOT

🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Astral Chain
Bayonetta 2
Kid Icarus Uprising
ARMS
BOTW

Its so great to see another person who loved Uprising. I know Sakurai said that it was a one-time thing, I hope it isn't a one-time thing and we won't have to wait another decade for another Kid Icarus game.
 
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MigueelDnd

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cartman414

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Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Metroid
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Honorable mentions: Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Paper Mario 1 and 2, Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda II, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Zelda: A Link to the Past
 

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1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time - The 3DS version is pretty neat, and I enjoy it. But I like the N64 original more. There is a certain magic to it, which isn't in the other version. Might have something to do with nostalgia. But I really like the atmosphere, and I think it wasn't fully transported to the remake.

2. Metroid Prime- One of the best games ever. What else can I say?

3. Super Metroid- One of the most perfect games IMO. The haunting atmosphere is also something that is missing from the other 2D Metroid games. None of them have this feeling that Super Metroid has.

4. Zelda: A Link to the Past.

5. Super Mario Bros. 3..
 

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Super Mario Bro3
Super Mario 64
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Metroid Prime
Zelda: A Link to the Past

Alternates:

Super Mario World
Super Mario Bros 2 (USA)
F-Zero
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Metroid
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Donkey Kong Country 2
Goldeneye
 
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HYDE

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Too many to list...
I have more than 5 goats in each of their 3 best series alone Nintendo in general.

1. SMB1/SMB3/SMW/SM64/
SM:G1/SM:G2/SM3DL/SM3DW/SM:O
I hate SMB2, SM:SS, SML1, SML2,
& All NSMB games.
2.Z1/Z3:ALTTP/Z:OOT/Z:MM/Z:WW/Z:TP
Z:SS/Z:BW/Z:LA/Z:MC/Z:ALBW
I hate Z2:AL, Z:OA, Z:OS, ZPH, Z:ST, Z:TFH & Both Four Swords games.
3. MT1/SMT3/MP1/MP2/MP3/MT:ZM/
MT:F/MT:SR
I hate MT2:RS, MP:H, MP:FF, M:OM
4. WL2/WL3/WL4
I hate WL1, WL(VB), WW, WL:Shake It
5.PO!/POWii!!
I hate SPO!
6. DK/MvsDK/DK:JB/DKC:R/DKC:TF
I hate DKC1, DKC2, DKC3 & Rare
7.Kid Icarus 1
I hate KI2:MM, KI:U
8. Splatoon 1/Splatoon 2
9. Captain Toad:TT
10. Luigis Mansion 1/2/3
 
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