1. Chrono Trigger – In my opinion, this game has no flaws: Beautiful art style, engaging storyline, great soundtrack.

2.Final Fantasy III – Also known as Final Fantasy VI in Japan, this game is one of the best of the series and features complex branching plotlines and fantastic music.

3. Super Mario RPG – This game added a ton of depth to the Mario Universe and gave real personalities to Mario characters that had never been given dialogue before. This game is filled with charm and it’s a must-have for Mario fans.

4. Earthbound – Also known as Mother 2 in Japan. This is a strange, quirky, and funny rpg that sold very poorly in the US at launch. The strength of this game is its brilliantly written dialogue and its surrealistic atmosphere.

5. Secret of Mana – This action rpg features a deep magic system and a very memorable soundtrack.

I know there are a ton more that didn’t make my list (and btw I personally don’t classify A Link to the Past as an rpg, which is why I didn’t include it)

Which Super Nintendo rpg’s are your favorites?

  1. RedGuinness says:

    Agree with all the choices, though Breath of Fire also deserves an honorary mention for being close to making the list!

  2. tails4life says:

    Love it!! I wish Secret of Mana was higher. Still a great list!

  3. zenexo says:

    No one will ever argue with this list. All fantastic games. Chrono Trigger is amazing.

  4. mrbalin says:

    A link to the past was my first game ever, bout you’re right, it isn’t an rpg, I would like to call it a platformer… And to be honest, I’d like to know why there are no other games like it?

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