I have to jump to this one faster than I would of liked given how lively the NES thread has been.
But @GlamGrimfire is having us do a SNES cast next week and I think this would be good prep, and let me talk a bit more about why I really like the SNES over the NES. Though I think the ‘why’ is obvious.
The link to be in on the cast is here: https://selectbutton.net/t/snes-podcast-thread/2507?u=godamn_milkman
I’d lead off the suggestions with going beyond the obvious ones. Sure we can talk about the best entries in Zedla, Mario, Metroid, Kirby for awhile, and I’d love to but I think some games need some love from the forefront.
There has just been some ports of the old Disney games, and Aladdin is still among the tops for gorgeous games on this system, showing this clearly wasn’t just a cash in.
The Donkey Kong country games are still some of the best platformers, and while they look a bit dated now, they still set the bar in several respects.
If you haven’t played EVO search for Eden please give it a whirl, this evolutionary game is a concept I would of sworn would of been stolen by a newer game by now but hasn’t. Pretty cool.
I’m not sure Secrets of Mana and Evermore are still ‘known’ to anyone that doesn’t remember the good old days. But these are some fun slash through for story games.
Mega Man X 1-3. The best MM games.
Turtles in time has ‘bury my shell at wounded knee’ and pirates, and lasers, and flying cars.