What Are Your Favourite Nintendo Games Of All Time?

The new issue of Australia’s Official Nintendo Magazine wants to find out your favourite ever Nintendo games. I thought you might be interested in my selection.

They’re not talking about just Nintendo developed games either – any game released on a Nintendo console or handheld is eligible.

You can email your top 10 to the mag now. They’ll tally up the votes and publish your Top 50 Nintendo Games of All Time in an upcoming issue.

I thought I’d have a go, so here – after literally minutes of thought – is my personal top 10. Feel free to debate my choices and list your own in the comments below.

1. Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
Metroid Prime alone would be enough to take the top spot here. But this collection – assuming you can still find it – is simply astounding value.

2. Super Metroid (SNES)
Okay, guilty as charged: I’m a Metroid fanboy.

3. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Still the best in the series, thanks to its adherence to tight racing lines and an even tighter battle mode.

4. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Gamecube)
Sure, it’s a multi-format game, but I played it on Cube and that’s all that matters here.

5. Beyond Good & Evil (Gamecube)
Ditto, above. It helped that the Cube version was the best.

6. Mario Tennis (N64)
Brilliant as both a competitive multiplayer game and as a (drunken) party game. Later iterations seemed to forget about the former.

7. Super Monkey Ball (Gamecube)
Another brilliant party game, yet also a superb single-player experience in its own right.

8. Phoenix Wright (DS)
Can’t really separate the various instalments, so let’s cheat and vote for the whole lot.

9. WarioWare: Touched (DS)
Tempted to cheat again here, but Touched is the obvious stand-out in a consistently inventive series. It remains my go-to game for any overseas flight.

10. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)
I think it’s partly due to franchise fatigue, but Majora’s Mask has become my favourite Zelda because it was, well… different.

I could probably go ahead and list an entire top 50, but I’ll pause there. And then add Flashback (SNES), Micro Machines (N64), Super Mario World (SNES), Skies of Arcadia (Gamecube), De Blob (Wii), The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii), Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS), Super Mario 64 (N64), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Animal Crossing (Gamecube), Etrian Odyssey (DS) and Advance Wars (GBA) as runners-up.

What’s in your top 10?

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