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Super Nintendo Character Montage

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Super Nintendo Birthday Cake

I’ve been playing the Retron 3 for about a week now, so I think I’m ready to give my thoughts on the system.
The Retron 3 is a console that allows you to play games for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis. The main benefit is that it’s cheaper than buying all three systems and you don’t end up with a tangled mess of AV Cables and Power cords. It comes in two colors: red and black (I got the black one). I got mine new on amazon for around fifty bucks, and although I own all three original systems, I only have the Retron hooked up right now because it saves so much clutter around my tv.
My only real complaint about the system is that the two wireless controllers that are included feel somewhat light and cheap, however, the Retron has ports so you can plug in original controllers for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis.
I’ve played a number of games for each of the three systems and I haven’t had any game compatibility issues yet. The Video and Sound is pretty much identical to what you would get from the original systems.
I think the Retron 3 is a good investment if you have a stash of older games, or you’d like to start up a collection. If you live in a small apartment or dorm, as I do, it saves a lot of space and only takes up one spot on your AC outlet. All in all, I’m very pleased with my purchase and hopefully I can pry myself away from it long enough to get some studying done 😛

Artwork from Super Mario RPG

Artwork from Super Mario RPG

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?

Artwork from Final Fantasy IV

Yoshi’s Island Seasons Artwork

Chrono vs the Dragon Tank Chrono Trigger Artwork

Final Fantasy IV Chibi Artwork