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Japan’s Favorite Nintendo Games Of All Time

Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 03:42pm

THE BUZZ: Japanese Nintendo fans have spoken up about their favorite games to come from the publisher. What did they vote for, and do you agree?

  1. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
  2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
  3. Super Mario 64 (N64)
  4. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
  5. Mother 2 (SNES)
  6. Xenoblade (Wii)
  7. Legend of Zelda (NES)
  8. Super Mario RPG (SNES
  9. Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
  10. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  11. Fire Emblem – Seisen no Keifu (SNES)
  12. Famicom Mukashi-banashi (Famicom Disc Drive)
  13. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  14. Famicom Tantei Club Part II (Famicom Disc Drive)
  15. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)
  16. Fire Emblem – Monsho no Nazo (SNES)
  17. Legend of Zelda – Links Awakening (GB)
  18. Super Mario World (SNES)
  19. Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
  20. Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  21. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
  22. Ice Climber (NES)
  23. Mother (NES)
  24. F-ZERO (SNES)
  25. Kirby Super Star (SNES)
  26. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  27. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
  28. Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Pikachu (GB)
  29. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  30. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  31. Star Fox (SNES)
  32. Magical Vacation (GBA)
  33. Kirbys Air Ride (GC)
  34. Golf (NES)
  35. Joy Mech Fight (NES)
  36. Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
  37. Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
  38. Legend of Zelda – Twilight Princess (Wii)
  39. Legend of Zelda – Majoras Mask (N64)
  40. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
  41. Donkey Kong (NES)
  42. Smash Bros. (N64)
  43. Volley Ball (Famicom Disc Drive)
  44. Banjo-Tooie (N64)
  45. Baseball (NES)
  46. Famicom Tantei Club (Famicom Disc Drive)
  47. Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi (NES)
  48. Metroid (Famicom Disc Drive)
  49. Metroid II – Return of Samus (GB)
  50. Super Mario: Yoshis Island (SNES)


EGM’s TAKE: The poll was conducted by Japanese video game news organization Famitsu between December 7th and December 11th. Being that I’m not a huge Nintendo fan, I myself don’t have a lot of comments on the list—except for being a bit disappointed to see not one of the Rhythm Heaven games made it onto the list. NES Baseball and Golf gets in, but Rhythm Heaven doesn’t? What’s up Japan?

What do you think? What are your favorite Nintendo games of all time? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

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