As the text reads in the intro to Secret of Mana, “But time flows like a river… and history repeats…” Man, I just showed my age. Remember Secret of Mana, and all those other great SNES RPGs? I may be devoting a bit of time to them this weekend.
- Secret of Mana – just writing that made me want to play it again. Bugs and awful Mode7 graphics aside, the combat was fun, the story was surprisingly dark and mature, and it was 3-player! (I had a multitap!)
- Final Fantasy 3 – Is this game even beatable in a weekend? I’m sure someone has tried.
- Chrono Trigger – My save file for this game is from, and I’m not making this up, May 1995.
- Earthbound – Ever beat this game? The final boss battle is the weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced, and I played Catherine.
Any others I’m missing? These game pique nostalgia, but they were also great games that stand the test of time in their lucrative remakes – you can get Chrono Trigger on 4 different systems! I think I may do Secret of Mana, personally.
Of course, if you’ve got one of those new consoles, you could play that too. Might I suggest 3DS’s VVVVVVVVVVV?
Let us know your gaming weekend habits, and as always, if you’re up for some online or co-op, drop your ID!