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Nintendo Power ranks the top 285 Nintendo games of all time


 Nintendo Power ranks the top 285 Nintendo games of all time
topic by Da Ill One - 01-01-2013, 11:41 AM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


As part of its send-off festivities, Nintendo Power compiled a list of the top 285 Nintendo games of all time. The magazine specifically chose the number since 285 issues were produced since its inception in 1988.

We have the entire lineup of games below – yes, all 285 games! Head past the break for the listing.

285. Super Star Wars (SNES)
284. Donkey Kong (NES)
283. Tecmo Bowl (NES)
282. Nintendogs (DS)
281. k!ller 7 (GameCube)
280. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS)
279. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
278. Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
277. U.N. Squadron (SNES)
276. Mario Paint (SNES)
275. Punch-Out!! (Wii)
274. Avalon Code (DS)
273. Beetle Adventure Racing (N64)
272. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
271. Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (NES)
270. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! (SNES)
269. Street f!ghter Alpha 2 (SNES)
268. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS)
267. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
266. Mortal Kombat II (SNES)
265. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
264. Mega Man Zero (GBA)
263. Super C (NES)
262. Phantasy Star 0 (DS)
261. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)
260. Contra 4 (DS)
259. Sparkster (SNES)
258. Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)
257. Mario Part 2 (N64)
256. F-Zero (SNES)
255. Conker’s Bad Fur Day (N64)
254. Willow (NES)
253. Kirby Canvas Curse (DS)
252. Super Smash TV (SNES)
251. Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (DSiWare)
250. Kid Nikki. Radical Ninja (NES)
249. Burnout 2. Point of Impact (GameCube)
248. No More Heroes (Wii)
247. Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
246. Ghost ‘N Goblins (NES)
245. G.I. Joe (NES)
244. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure (Wii)
243. MadWorld (Wii)
242. Rythm Heaven Fever (Wii)
241. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
240. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES)
239. Blast Corpse (N64)
238. Mario Tennis: Power Tour (GameCube)
237. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
236. Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
235. A Boy and his Blob: Trouble in Blobonia (NES)
234. Mega Man V (NES)
233. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GameCube)
232. Ikaruga (GameCube)
231. Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (SNES)
230. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES)
229. Space Megaforce (SNES)
228. Tales of the Abyss (3DS)
227. Resident Evil 0 (GameCube)
226. Lunar Legend (GBA)
225. Ice Hockey (NES)
224. Cooking Mama (DS)
223. WWF WrestleMania 2000 (N64)
222. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GameCube)
221. Metroid Fusion (GBA)
220. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GameCube)
219. MVP Baseball 2005 (GameCube)
218. Ninja Five-O (GBA)
217. F-Zero GX (GameCube)
216. Mario Golf: Advance Tour (GBA)
215. Rayman 2: The Great Escape (N64)
214. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GameCube)
213. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (NES)
212. Star Fox (SNES)
211. Cybernator (SNES)
210. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)
209. Super Street f!ghter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
208. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS)
207. Metal Storm (NES)
206. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
205. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
204. Pokemon Red/Blue (Game Boy)
203. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES)
202. Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)
201. Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
200. Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)
199. Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
198. Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
197. Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color)
196. Pokemon Ruby/Saphire (GBA)
195. Wave Race 64 (N64)
194. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
193. Mario Kart DS (DS)
192. Advance Wars: Duel Strike (DS)
191. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
190. Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)
189. Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
188. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
187. Super Scribblenauts (DS)
186. Rock Band 3 (Wii)
185. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
184. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
183. Super Paper Mario (Wii)
182. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
181. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
180. Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)
179. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
178. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
177. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GameCube)
176. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
175. Meteos (DS)
174. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
173. Mario Golf (N64)
172. Epic Mickey (Wii)
171. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)
170. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
169. Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS)
168. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii)
167. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
166. Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)
165. Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (GBA)
164. Faxanadu (NES)
163. Mario and Luigi. Partners in Time (DS)
162. Strider (NES)
161. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
160. Luigi’s Mansion (GameCube)
159. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
158. Metal Gear (NES)
157. Maniac Mansion (NES)
156. Earthbound (SNES)
155. Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
154. Okamiden (DS)
153. Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA)
152. River City Ransom (NES)
151. Bionic Commando (NES)
150. Sonic Generations (3DS)
149. R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES)
148. WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
147. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS)
146. Demon’s Crest (SNES)
145. Fire Emblem (GBA)
144. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)
143. Baseball Stars (NES)
142. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)
141. Animal Crossing (GameCube)
140. Kid Icarus (NES)
139. Paper Mario (N64)
138. Crystalis (NES, 1990)
137. Pokemon Puzzle League (N64)
136. Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)
135. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
134. Final Fantasy (NES)
133. Jet Force Gemini (N64)
132. Advance Wars (GBA)
131. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube)
130. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GameCube)
129. Bit.Trip Runner (WiiWare)
128. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
127. The Last Story (Wii)
126. Shadowgate (NES)
125. Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
124. Pokemon Pinball. Ruby and Saphire (GBA)
123. Mega Man 9 (WiiWare)
122. Picross 3D (DS)
121. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii)
120. Castlevania (NES)
119. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney. Justice for All (DS)
118. Golden Sun (GBA)
117. Cave Story (WiiWare)
116. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
115. Dragon Warrior (NES)
114. Super Street f!ghter II: The New Challengers (SNES)
113. Dragon Quest V. Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
112. Etrian Odyssey (DS)
111. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
110. The Legend of Zelda. Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color)
109. The Legend of Zelda. Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color)
108. Out of this World (SNES)
107. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
106. Earthworm Jim (SNES)
105. Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA)
104. Blaster Master (NES)
103. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS)
102. Pokemon Snap (N64)
101. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
100. Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
99. VVVVVV (3DS)
98. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS)
97. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)
96. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
95. The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES)
94. Mario’s Picross (Game Boy)
93. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)
92. Soul Blazer (SNES)
91. Sonic Colors (Wii)
90. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
89. Final f!ght (SNES)
88. Secret of Mana (SNES)
87. Tetris Attack (SNES)
86. Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii)
85. Metroid (NES)
84. Kirby Super Star (SNES)
83. Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)
82. SimCity (SNES)
81. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64)
80. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)
79. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
78. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
77. Little King’s Story (Wii)
76. Sin and Punishment (Wii Virtual Console/N64)
75. WWF No Mercy (N64)
74. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
73. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
72. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
71. WarioWare: Twisted (GBA)
70. Tales of Symphonia (GameCube)
69. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II (GameCube)
68. Axelay (SNES)
67. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
66. Pikmin 2 (GameCube)
65. Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
64. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
63. Klonoa (Wii)
62. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (DS)
61. Tetris DS (DS)
60. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GameCube)
59. Star Fox 64 (N64)
58. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (NES)
57. Rayman Origins (Wii)
56. Pikmin (GameCube)
55. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (GBA)
54. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GameCube)
53. Tetris (Game Boy)
52. Final Fantasy II (IV) (SNES)
51. The World Ends with You (DS)
50. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
49. Mega Man (NES)
48. Skies of Arcadia Legends (GameCube)
47. Mega Man 3 (NES)
46. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube)
45. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
44. DuckTales (NES, 1989)
43. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
42. Drill Dozer (GBA)
41. Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
40. Contra (NES)
39. Mega Man X (SNES)
38. Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA)
37. ActRaiser (SNES)
36. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
35. Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
34. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)
33. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii/GameCube)
32. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
31. SoulCalibur II (GameCube)
30. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (NES)
29. Resident Evil (GameCube)
28. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
27. Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
26. Beyond Good & Evil (GameCube)
25. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Game Boy Color)
24. Mario and Luigi: Super Star Saga (GBA)
23. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
22. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
21. Street f!ghter II Turbo: Hyper f!ghting (SNES)
20. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GameCube)
19. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
18. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
17. Metroid Prime (GameCube)
16. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
15. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
14. Super Mario 64 (N64)
13. Elite Beat Agents (DS)
12. The Legend of Zelda (NES)
11. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
10. Resident Evil 4 (GameCube)
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube)
8. Super Metroid (SNES)
7. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
6. Mega Man 2 (NES)
5. Super Mario World (SNES)
4. Final Fantasy III (VI) (SNES)
3. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

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53 comments for "Nintendo Power ranks the top 285 Nintendo games of all time"


 01-01-2013, 11:44 AMaway - #2
PhI|0z0pH3r 72 heat pts72

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Pretty good list. Only issues is maybe rate Pokemon Blue/Red higher.
 01-01-2013, 11:50 AMaway - #3
Da Ill One|M 3569 heat pts3569

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Originally Posted by PhI|0z0pH3r
Pretty good list. Only issues is maybe rate Pokemon Blue/Red higher.
I never played the pokemon games (never got into them)..my only thin I would change about the top ten is I personally would put The Legend of Zelda (NES) were Wind Waker is...but the rest is good
 01-01-2013, 12:18 PMaway - #4
HATEWILL! 39 heat pts39

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1. goldeneye 007 (n64)
2. Wwf No mercy (n64)
 01-01-2013, 04:02 PMaway - #5
GrownmanJ 21 heat pts21

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####ty list. There isnt 1 zelda game made thats better than chrono trigger.
 01-01-2013, 04:06 PMaway - #6
GarfieldBond007 41 heat pts41

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Outside of Ocarina of Time, I never got into the Zelda games, but not surprised to see most of its games dominating the top part of their list.
 01-01-2013, 05:01 PMaway - #7
Willbeatz 16 heat pts16

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Originally Posted by GrownmanJ
####ty list. There isnt 1 zelda game made thats better than chrono trigger.
It's a Nintendo list done by Nintendo folks so first party games are going to be held above others.

Super Metroid > list. Should be number 1.
2 should be Link to the Past.
3 Final Fantasy 3/6
4 Ocarina of Time.
 01-01-2013, 05:02 PMaway - #8
LordBlanco|M 26 heat pts26

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Mother####ers and their Zelda. It's like a cult.
 01-01-2013, 05:10 PMaway - #9
Tiko377 941 heat pts941

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Wonderful 101 bout to be top 10 on this list
 01-01-2013, 06:44 PMonline - #10
lato9905 6 heat pts

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Super Metroid by far....Super Mario World, top 3.
 01-01-2013, 08:06 PMaway - #11
LaRy BLanco 437 heat pts437

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Originally Posted by H4T3W1LL!
1. goldeneye 007 (n64)
2. Wwf No mercy (n64)
Perfect Dark>>>>007 IMO
 01-01-2013, 08:08 PMaway - #12
Grizzab 11 heat pts11

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At least they gave Super Metroid a top ten finish.

#### will always be number 1 for me tho
 01-01-2013, 08:23 PMonline - #13
UpTownBronx92 211 heat pts211

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thats too much ####ing games for a list who gives a #### whats past 100

should have broken it down in some other form....
 01-01-2013, 08:39 PMaway - #14
Krazie 91 heat pts91

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Ocarina of Time is definitely the best game of all time in my book, so .

Great list to me, only issue to me is Super Mario Galaxy being all the way at #3.
 01-01-2013, 08:44 PMaway - #15
TCV|m 13 heat pts13

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props..wrote down the 10 roms im missing form this list and grabbing them from coolroms to put on my android
 01-01-2013, 09:00 PMaway - #16
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Majora's Mask, Goldeneye, Conker's , Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and Pokemon (Red/Blue) should all be ALOT higher IMO.

and where's Perfect Dark ?? there's different things that can go into these ratings, two things would be impact and overall quality, since the latter pokemon games are higher than Red/Blue I'm a$suming they're ranking quality over impact

in that case there's no reason why Perfect Dark shouldn't be on there AND ahead of Goldeneye.

Last edited by psylence2k; 01-01-2013 at 09:04 PM..
 01-01-2013, 09:34 PMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
81. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64)
What ya'll ni##as know about that?
 01-01-2013, 10:18 PMaway - #18
rockyin4 9 heat pts

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Kirby's Epic Yarn over Kirby’s Adventure...wtf kind of dumb #### is this?

And yes I'm tight over Kirby.
 01-01-2013, 10:38 PMaway - #19
miamishank 1 heat pts

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How in theee #### was mario 64 so low and mario kart 64
 01-01-2013, 10:39 PMaway - #20
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Smash Bros
No More Heroes
mario 64 and Star Fox 64 needs to be higher
 
 


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