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Famitsu Readers Voted On The Most Memorable Games On Each Nintendo Platform

Famitsu held a poll with its readers on what they felt were the most memorable games on each Nintendo platform. The poll included 2,921 ballots. If you want to see the results, they’re down below.

Famicom

10. Kirby’s Adventure – 60 votes
9. Final Fantasy III – 69 votes
8. Earthbound – 72 votes
7. Mario Bros. – 108 votes
6. The Legend of Zelda – 120 votes
5. Dragon Quest II – 186 votes
4. Dragon Quest IV – 228 votes
3. Super Mario Bros. 3 – 279 votes
2. Dragon Quest III – 528 votes
1. Super Mario Bros. – 552 votes

Game Boy

10. Pokémon Yellow – 123 votes
9. Super Mario Land – 141 votes
8. Final Fantasy Adventure – 165 votes
7. Dragon Warrior Monsters – 171 votes
6. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 189 votes
5. Final Fantasy Legend II – 216 votes
4. The Final Fantasy Legend – 243 votes
3. Pokémon Gold and Silver – 273 votes
2. Tetris – 405 votes
1. Pokémon Red and Green – 1176 votes

Super Famicom

10. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – 144 votes
9. Chrono Trigger – 158 votes
8. Kirby Super Star – 159 votes
7. Super Mario RPG – 165 votes
6. Final Fantasy IV – 168 votes
5. Final Fantasy VI – 192 votes
4. Street Fighter II – 201 votes
3. Final Fantasy V – 216 votes
2. Dragon Quest V – 267 votes
1. Super Mario World – 445 votes

Nintendo 64

10. Pokémon Stadium – 84 votes
9. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – 96 votes
8. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – 117 votes
7. Donkey Kong – 64 129 votes
6. Shiren the Wanderer 2 – 156 votes
5. Mario Kart 64 – 159 votes
4. GoldenEye 007 – 201 votes
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 438 votes
2. Super Mario 64 – 527 votes
1. Super Smash Bros. – 550 votes

GBA

10. Mega Man Battle Network – 48 votes
9. Kirby & the Amazing Mirror – 72 votes
8. Magical Vacation – 85 votes
7. Pokémon Emerald – 87 votes
6. Mother 3 – 106 votes
5. Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand – 131 votes
4. Golden Sun – 212 votes
3. Fire Emblem – 234 votes
2. Ace Attorney – 358 votes
1. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire – 523 votes

GameCube

10. Luigi’s Mansion – 56 votes
9. Resident Evil 4 – 66 votes
8. Animal Forest e+ – 75 votes
7. Tales of Symphonia – 96 votes
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – 120 votes
5. Kirby Air Ride – 126 votes
4. Pikmin – 141 votes
3. Resident Evil – 168 votes
2. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – 185 votes
1. Super Smash Bros. Melee – 252 votes

DS

10. Rhythm Heaven – 66 votes
9. Etrian Odyssey – 72 votes
8. New Super Mario Bros. – 90 votes
7. Brain Age – 96 votes
6. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver – 105 votes
5. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey – 121 votes
4. Animal Crossing: Wild World – 124 votes
3. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl – 144 votes
2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village – 168 votes
1. Dragon Quest IX – 364 votes

Wii

10. Monster Hunter (tri) – 65 votes
9. Super Mario Bros. Wii – 75 votes
8. Mario Kart Wii – 81 votes
7. The Last Story – 91 votes
6. Wii Sports – 123 votes
5. Super Mario Galaxy – 47 votes
4. Dragon Quest X – 151 votes
3. Wii Fit – 168 votes
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 189 votes
1. Xenoblade – 256 votes

3DS

10. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – 41 votes
9. Project X Zone – 52 votes
8. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – 65 votes
7. Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse – 66 votes
6. Monster Hunter 4G – 72 votes
5. Mario Kart 7 – 93 votes
4. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 96 votes
3. Fire Emblem Awakening – 186 votes
2. Monster Hunter Generations – 189 votes
1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 238 votes

Wii U

10. Yoshi’s Woolly World – 27 votes
9. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 32 votes
8. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 48 votes
7. Mario Kart 8 – 59 votes
6. Super Mario Maker – 72 votes
5. Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE – 89 votes
4. Xenoblade X – 99 votes
3. Bayonetta 2 – 121 votes
2. Dragon Quest X – 168 votes
1. Splatoon – 556 votes

Source

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

25 thoughts on “Famitsu Readers Voted On The Most Memorable Games On Each Nintendo Platform”

  1. I’m really happy Persona Q made it up to No. 4 on the 3DS list. Seriously, not enough people talk about that game. It was awesome! I almost like it more than Persona 4 itself.

    A little bit surprised to see Xenoblade at the top of the Wii list though. I know international audiences loved it, but I heard reaction was more lukewarm in Japan.

    Also like seeing Bayonetta 2 high up. Another game that deserved more attention.

  2. Every list frustrates me. The amount of Dragon Quest is disappointing. I understand that Dragon Quest is a great franchise, but Dragon Quest being at the top of every list, and outdoing almost every Zelda and Mario release is completely inaccurate, even for a Japanese poll.

    1. “Whoa, people like a franchise more than the franchise I like! Must be wrong!”
      Dragon Quest is huge in Japan – even bigger than Final Fantasy. Each new game is released on a Sunday or a holiday so people can stay at home and play it. So yeah, it’s not surprising that they like it more than Zelda and Mario.
      It’s absolutely accurate for Japan. Deal with it and stop saying stupid shit.

      1. Yeah, the biggest thing to keep in mind with this list is that is for, and by, the Japanese gaming market. I have Japanese friends who have told me that Dragon Quest III was a bigger deal than Pokémon Red/Green when it was initially released. RPG games, in particular, have always had a much bigger impact than any other video game genre in Japan.

  3. I have never played a single Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest game.

    I miss the magic that I used to feel (and still do) with the NES. There was just something SO amazing about that console. So revolutionary. Todays games have better graphics, depth, stories, and pretty much everything. But that NES and SNES magic has never really been repeated since. Unless it’s just because I’m older now. I love many of today’s games, but they just don’t have that charm of the NES.

  4. No Metroid at all…. no Super Metroid, no Prime, nothing…. Japan is really not into this franchise….
    And Super Smash Bros. at #1 surprised me.
    And Xenoblade breaking Smash’s streak surprised me too.
    And why did they skip GBC?
    And lmao at iDOLM@STER being number 1 at the X360….

    1. Metroid has always pretty much geared towards American players. It does little things the Japanese really care for.

      Heck, Super Metroid’s poor sales were part of the reason Metroid went on a long break. And Prime didn’t make it because they’re not huge fans of 1st-Person shooters.

      1. Exactly why Other M & Federation Force were/are getting made: both are using stuff the Japanese love to get it to sell in Japan. With Other M, it was turning Samus into a submissive to a strong male figure. With Federation Force, it’s using a cutesy artstyle that’s big in Japan (chibi artstyle.) Japan loves their submissively cute shit.

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  6. NES: Super Mario Bros 3

    Game Boy: Oracle of Ages/Seasons & Link’s Awakening

    SNES: Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, & Super Mario RPG

    Nintendo 64: Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber & Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage (Sadly I didn’t beat either game, but I loved what I did play of them.) Honorable mention: Ocarina of Time & Majora’s Mask

    GBA: Golden Sun & Fire Emblem

    GameCube: Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings & the Lost Ocean (My freaking name has KALAS in it, for God’s sake!)

    DS: Zelda’s Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks (Because I fucking hated the stylus controls & had to force myself to actually finish the damn games simply for story purposes… and I hated every fucking minute of it! Next time, I’ll just go online to find out what happens.)

    Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Skyward Sword (Ironic since I enjoyed Skyward Sword for the same fact I hated the DS entries: a “unique” control scheme.)

    3DS: Bravely Default. It’s 3DS’s version of SNES’s Chrono Trigger, GCN’s Baten Kaitos, & Wii’s Xenoblade Chronicles, & The Last Story.

    Wii U: I got a perfect memorable game for Wii U, too. Ready for it? Are you sure!? GAME DROUGHTS!!! FUCKING GAME DROUGHTS!!! WORST CONSOLE EVER!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I’ll make my own (shorter) list.

    NES: Mega Man 2/3, Mario Bros. 3, Ducktales

    SNES: Super Metroid, Mega Man X, Super Mario World/All Stars, Zelda LTTP, Super Castlevania 4, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star, Yoshi’s Island

    Gameboy/Color: Mega Man, Zelda Oracle of Seasons, Donkey Kong, Frogger

    N64: Banjo Kazooie, Mario 64, Zelda OOT, Smash Bros, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Diddy Kong Racing

    Gamecube: Metroid Prime, Zelda WW, SSB Melee, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil, F-Zero GX

    GBA: Mega Man Zero, Metroid Fusion, Mega Man & Bass, Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland

    DS: Mario Kart DS, Mega Man ZX, Metroid Prime Hunters, Sonic Rush

    Wii: Kirby Return to Dreamland, Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Xenoblade, Zelda Skyward Sword, Sonic Colors

    3DS: Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Zelda LBW, SSB, Bravely Default, Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus Uprising, Zelda OOT 3D

    Wii U: Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, SSB 4, Pikmin 3, Mario 3D World, Splatoon, Zelda WW HD, DKC Tropical Freeze

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