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Your Top game of each Nintendo generation?

Type_Raver

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Hey all, as the title states, what is your top game of each generation of Nintendo consoles?

Some may be hard to chose, so you can have an honorable mention (HM). However, you can only choose a cross generational title for only one generation, EG: Zelda BotW can either be your top game for Wii U or Switch, but NOT both.

Now that thats out of the way, here goes:

NINTENDO
Super Mario Bros 3 (Honorable Mention: Ninja Gaiden II)




SUPER NINTENDO
Donkey Kong Country (HM: Yoshis Island)



NINTENDO 64
Super Mario 64



GAMECUBE
Zelda Twilight Princess



Wii
Super Mario Galaxy



Wii U
Zelda Breath of the Wild




Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (HM: Astral Chain)

 

Naked Lunch

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NES: Contra
SNES: Super Metroid
N64: Sin and Punishment or Bangai-O
Gamecube: F-Zero GX
Wii: Sin and Punishment Star Successor
WiiU: Bayonetta 2 or Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Switch: ESP RaDe

Pretty easy making this one.
 
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RobRSG

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NES: Super Mario Bros. 3
GB: Pokemon Blue
SNES: Super Castlevania IV
GBC: Pokemon Crystal
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time
GBA: Golden Sun
GC: Super Smash Bros. Melee
DS: Final Fantasy IV
Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles
3DS: Fire Emblem Awakening
WiiU: Mario Kart 8
Switch: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
 
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jigglet

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NES: Mario 3
GB: Pokemon
SNES: Yoshi's Island
N64: Mario 64
GBA: Rainbow Six Rouge Spear
Gamecube: Viewtiful Joe / Double Dash (can't decide)
Wii: Mario Galaxy
DS: Meteos
3DS: Can't decide, didn't really enjoy playing on it
Wii U: Black Ops 2 (best COD ever + pointer aiming...omg)
Switch: Ring Fit
 
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mcjmetroid

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NES - Super Mario Bros 3
SNES - Super Metroid
N64 - Super Mario 64
GameCube - Metroid Prime
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy 2
WIiU - Bayonetta 2
Switch - Breath of the Wild
Gameboy - Pokemon Blue
Gameboy colour - Pokémon Gold
Gameboy advance - Metroid: Zero Mission
Nintendo DS - Advance Wars - Days of ruin
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem - Awakening
 
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Type_Raver

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NES - Super Mario Bros 3
SNES - Super Metroid
N64 - Super Mario 64
GameCube - Metroid Prime
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy 2
WIiU - Bayonetta 2
Switch - Breath of the Wild
Gameboy - Pokemon Blue
Gameboy colour - Pokémon Gold
Gameboy advance - Metroid: Zero Mission
Nintendo DS - Advance Wars - Days of ruin
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem - Awakening
Nice work also including the handhelds!
 
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GametimeUK

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Nes - Mario Bros 3.
Snes - Super Mario World.
64 - Ocarina of Time.
GameCube - Wind Waker.
Wii - Mario Galaxy 2.
Wii-U - Mario 3D World.
Switch - Breath of the Wild.

Next Nintendo console is looking to be another Zelda game if this tradition continues.

Gameboy - Pokémon Gold.
GBA - Metroid Fusion.
DS - Mario 64.
3DS - Ocarina of Time.
 
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NES- Metroid
SNES- Super Metroid
N64- OoT
GC- Metroid Prime
Wii- Mario Galaxy
WiiU- Bayonetta 2
Switch- 🤷🏻‍♂️Probably Metroid Dread when it comes out
 

kunonabi

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Wii U - The Wonderful 101
Wii - Metroid: Other M(more of a 3-Way tie with SS and SMG really)
GC - Metroid Prime
N64 - Castlevania 64
SNES - Final Fantasy IV
NES - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

3DS - Tomodachi Life
DS - Flower, Sun, and Rain/Trace Memory
GBA - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
GB - Tetris
 

Banjo64

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NES: Super Mario Bros. 3
SNES: A Link to the Past
N64: Ocarina of Time
GameCube: WindWaker
Wii: Mario Galaxy
Wii U: MK8
Switch: Breath of the Wild
 

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Nes: smb3
Snes: streetfighter 2
N64: zelda oot
Gc: re4
Wii: Mario Galaxy
Wii U: Mario Kart 8
 
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AJUMP23

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NES: SMB3/Legend of Zelda
SNES: Link to the Past
N64: SMB64/Rouge Squadron
Gamecube: The Wind Waker/Pod Racer
Wii:SMB Galaxy
WiiU: Mario Maker
Switch: Breath of the Wild

I like Mario and Zelda and Zelda and Mario.
 

Kokoloko85

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Nes: Mario 3
Snes: SuperMario World
N64: Zelda OOT - Mario 64
Gamecube: Wind Waker - Pikmin - Luigi’s Mansion
Wii: None the controller sucked -
Wii U: Wind Waker HD- Pikmin 3 - Twilight Princess
Switch: Fire Emblem 3 Houses

I swear we had this thread like recently lol
 
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Barry Burton

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NES: Super Mario Bros. 3
GB: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
SNES: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
GBA: Metroid: Zero Mission
GCN: Metroid Prime
DS: New Super Mario Bros.
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy
3DS: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World
Switch: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
 

GymWolf

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from what i played:

mario bros nes

yoshy's island\dk2\super mario all stars\ donald duck in maui mallard\sf2 turbo Snes

never had a N64 but i liked perfect dark zerom, goldeneye and majora mask

WW wind waker or re4 or RE rebirth or metroid prime gamecube

pokemon red and warioland 1 (sml3) gameboy\ gb sp

madworld or no more heroes 1 wii

never had a wiiU or any ds

metroid prime 4 when it's gonna come out on switch (i hope)
 
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Shut0wen

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Hey all, as the title states, what is your top game of each generation of Nintendo consoles?

Some may be hard to chose, so you can have an honorable mention (HM). However, you can only choose a cross generational title for only one generation, EG: Zelda BotW can either be your top game for Wii U or Switch, but NOT both.

Now that thats out of the way, here goes:

NINTENDO
Super Mario Bros 3 (Honorable Mention: Ninja Gaiden II)




SUPER NINTENDO
Donkey Kong Country (HM: Yoshis Island)



NINTENDO 64
Super Mario 64



GAMECUBE
Zelda Twilight Princess



Wii
Super Mario Galaxy



Wii U
Zelda Breath of the Wild




Switch
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (HM: Astral Chain)

Id actually agree with this list if wii u was mario kart 8, as much as i love botw i was one of the unfortunate ones who brought itt on wii u and when compared to the switch the wii u version struggles like fucj
 
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NES: Super Mario Bros 3
SNES: Donkey Kong Country 2
N64: Goldeneye 007
GC: Resident Evil 4
Wii: Mario Galaxy
Wii U: Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Switch: Hollow Knight (yeah I know)
 

Joelenheimer

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NES- Zelda II the Adventure of Link
GB- Pokemon Red Version
SNES- the Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past
N64- the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
GBC- Pokemon Gold Version
GBA- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
GC- Resident Evil 4
Wii- Monster Hunter 3 Tri
3DS- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Wii U- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Switch- the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
 
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iHaunter

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NES: Super Mario World 3
SNES: Mega Man X
N64: Starfox
Gamecube: Never owned one
Wii: Never owned one
WiiU: Xenoblade Chronicles X
Switch: Breath of the Wild
 
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Fbh

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Home consoles:

NES: Mario 3
SNES: Chrono Trigger
N64: Ocarina of Time
Gamecube: Metroid Prime 1
Wii: Metroid Prime Trilogy (the difference in controls is big enough for me to consider this as its own separate thing).
Wii U: Bayonetta 2
Switch: Breath of the Wild

Handheld:
Gameboy: Pokemon RED
GBA: Aria Of Sorrow
DS: Dawn Of Sorrow (always wanted to try Radiant Historia but sadly didn't own my DS anymore by the time it came out, and didn't own my 3DS anymore by the time the re-release came out).
3DS: Kid Icarus Uprising.
 

IFireflyl

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Nintendo 64: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy IX
Nintendo Gamecube: Final Fantasy X
Nintendo Wii: Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Nintendo Wii-U: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Nintendo Switch: Spider-Man
 

nordique

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SNES - Super Metroid
N64 - Zelda Ocarina of Time
GameCube - Smash Bros Melee
Wii - Wii Sports or Mario Galaxy
Wii U - Mario Kart 8

Game Boy Color - Pokémon Yellow
Game Boy Advance - Metroid Zero Mission
Nintendo DS - New Super Mario Bros
Nintendo 3DS - Zelda Link Between Worlds

Switch - Zelda Breath of the Wild
 

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I'll just do first-party games

NES - The Legend of Zelda
SNES - Link to the Past
N64 - Mario 64
GameCube - WIndwaker
Wii - Xenoblade Chronicles
Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U
Switch - Mario Odyssey

GameBoy - Super Mario Land 2
Virtual Boy - Mario Tennis
DS - New Super Mario Bros
3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
 
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SpiceRacz

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NES - SMB3

Gameboy - Donkey Kong 94

SNES - Super Metroid

Virtual Boy - Wario Land

N64 - Super Mario 64

Gameboy Color - Link's Awakening DX

Gamecube - Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2

GBA - Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Wii - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Wii U - Super Mario 3D World

Switch - Breath of The Wild
 
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T8SC

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NES - Super Mario Bros 3
Gameboy - Super Mario Land
SNES - Super Mario World (Or Donkey Kong Country)
N64 - Goldeneye
Gamecube - Resident Evil REmake
Wii - Mario Kart
3DS - Resident Evil Revelations
WiiU - No idea
Switch - No idea
 

arvfab

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NES: Super Mario Bros. 3
GB: Pokemon Blue
SNES: The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the past
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time
GBA: Golden Sun
GC: Super Smash Bros. Melee
DS: Ace Attorney - Phoenix Wright
Wii: The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess
3DS: The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds
WiiU: Pikmin 3
Switch: Super Mario Odyssey