When it comes to role playing games from the 90’s both Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together and Final Fantasy were among two of the most popular titles within that genre of gaming. Not only were both games fantastic RPG titles but some would argue that both titles were similar in many aspects. Both Tactics Orge: LUCT and Final Fantasy Tactics has isometric perspectives along with interesting storylines. However, many would argue that the graphics in Tactics Orge: LUCT were more superior than Final Fantasy Tactics since it was less grainy which is debatable.
However, in terms of in game mechanics some would argue that Final Fantasy Tactics was a better game for a couple of reasons. Final Fantasy Tactics has features such as the inclusion of a 3D battle map along with a more superior magic & skill system than Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together. Also, since its release Final Fantasy Tactics has managed to sell over 2.4 million units worldwide since its release back in the late 90’s. Since the Final Fantasy series in general is more popular than Tactics Orge those who are die hard fans of the FF series would most likely put Final Fantasy Tactics over Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together as being more successful in the long run.
When it comes down games in the Mortal Kombat series one of the more interesting titles that we got see on as Deadly Alliance which was released for the PS2 and the Nintendo GameCube back in 2002. In fact many people would argue that the Deadly Alliance game helped revive the Mortal Kombat series in general following the release of Mortal Kombat 4 back in 1997. MK: Deadly Alliance has new characters along with an exciting new storyline involving two of the series biggest antagonists Shang Tsung and Quan Chi joining forces to take over Earthrealm after destroying both Liu Kang and Shao Kahn.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has nice 3D visuals but at the same time some would argue that the game’s controls were tougher to master than the average MK title. Pulling off combos with different fighting styles were rewarding if players took the time to learn them which can also be said about the in game fatalities. Even though, 2D Mortal Kombat titles are more popular than 3D games Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is one of the many titles in the series that deserves an HD re-release for the PS4.
When it comes to big action adventure Nintendo titles in the Legend of Zelda series both Link to the Past and Twilight Princess are two big titles that goes to mind. The 2D graphics and visuals of Link to the Past was very impressive considering the fact that it was s huge step up from its prequel Zelda II: Adventure of Link which was released back in 1987. Ever since it release back in 1993 Zelda Link to the Past has done great sales and reached over 4.6 million units worldwide on the SNES.
Zelda: Twilight Princess on the other hand was considered to be a 3D action adventure masterpiece following its initial release for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2006. Since its release Twilight Princess has managed to sell over 8.8 million units worldwide. Not only that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess received perfect scores from various gaming publications such as GamePro, GameSpy, GameInformer and GamesRader+. Also, Twilight Princess had attracted more mainstream during the mid to late 00’s than Link to the Past did during the early 90’s. If fans of the Zelda series had to choose one game over the other then Twilight Princess would mostly likely be the choice that most people would go with.
We all remember how legendary to the console wars were back in the 90’s between the SNES along with the Sega Genesis. Both consoles gave us the 16 bit era of gaming during the early 90’s which was one of the most exciting time periods to be a fan of video games. When it comes down to which console was more popular back in the early 90’s many people have different preferences between the SNES and the Sega Genesis. However, in terms of which console was more successful in terms of sales many would probably give the slight edge to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Since it’s release back in 1990 the SNES has managed to sell 49 million units throughout the 90’s decade. The Sega Genesis has only managed to sell over 30 million worldwide since its release with its best selling game being the original Sonic the Hedgehog game which was released back in 1991. As far as memorable games are concerned some would argue that the SNES has more high profile titles than the Sega Genesis. During the 90’s we got to see games such as Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, Final Fantasy V & VI, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and many others which were greater 16 bit attractions back then. SNES seemed to have way more RPG’s such as Chrono Trigger and the Secret of Mana which the Sega Genesis was highly deficient of back in the 90’s. Nintendo’s partnership with companies such as Square Enix and Konami really helped them out a lot during the console wars against Sega during the early 90’s.
When we think about classic SNES titles that deserved a 2D sequel one of the many games that comes to mind is Super Metroid. In terms of 2D side scrolling action adventure titles for the SNES Super Metroid arguably the best game that Nintendo has ever made for the 16 bit console. As badly as people wanted to see a 3D Metroid game for the N64 another 2D title for the SNES would also have been very interesting.
In fact some people wonder if Metroid Fusion could have had more success on the SNES than it did when it was released during the early 00’s for the Game Boy Advance. On one hand a second Metroid game for the SNES could have been a big deal. On the other hand 2D gaming was starting to decline during the mid to late 90’s so a SNES sequel to Super Metroid May not have been as popular outside of Japan back then.
When it comes down to Dragonball Z titles from the 90’s the Butouden series stands out to many people. For whatever reason none of the Super Butouden games for the SNES were never released in America back in the 90’s which many people would find strange. The Dragonball Z anime had started to become popular during the 90’s and it seems like would have been a perfect time to release DBZ: Super Butouden 3 for the SNES in America.
However, during the early 90’s the Dragonball Z series was not quite as popular as it would eventually become during the late 90’s and early 00’s when it was aired on Toonami. In fact most of the story in Super Butouden 3 takes place after the Cell Saga in Dragonball Z and during the start of the Buu Saga which started to air in America around the early 00’s. If anything that may be one of the many reasons why DBZ: Super Butouden 3 was never released in America. along Also, 2D fighting games from the DBZ series was nowhere never as popular as the likes of Mortal Kombat or the Street Fighter II series in America.
There have been countless Super Mario titles that have been very successful for over the past 25 years that are seen as Nintendo classics to this very day. Back in the 80’s we got the Super Mario Bros Trilogy for the NES which was later re-released under Super Mario All-Stars in the summer of 1993. Also, we got see the release of Super Mario World for the SNES back in 1990. Super Mario World was the best selling game on the SNES and sold over 20 million units worldwide since its release.
If With the success of games such as Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Kart there was no need to have Super Mario Land on the SNES. In fact Super Mario Land stood out more because it was an exclusive on the original Game Boy system. On the SNES Super Land definitely would have been overshadowed by countless other RPG’s and platform titles that were also on the 16 bit console during the early 90’s. Super Mario Land could have definitely sold over one million units on the SNES but it may not have been as successful as it was on the original Game Boy console.