3. Super Metroid
Super Metroid is an all-time classic and it’s aged very well. The ambient music is haunting, the world is engrossing, and, frankly, it’s the reason Metroid is still around today. After Metroid 1 they had a Metroid 2 that was pretty ehhhh, but Super Metroid kicked the series into ‘beloved classic’ territory. It’s got that Metroidvania exploration style that’s become common in Metroid, Castlevania and tons of Roguelikes — guess where it came from? That’s right, Metroid. It also bizarrely has a pretty extreme emotional twist at the end for a game that has almost zero plot.
2. Seiken Densetsu 3
Most people know Secret of Mana, a very beloved game from many people’s childhoods. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that Secret of Mana is actually the second game in a series called Seiken Densetsu in Japan and Seiken Densetsu had a third game on the SNES that is, I promise you, the best game in the series, including every installment of the Mana series that came after. Seiken Densetsu 3, also known as Secret of Mana 2, had you pick a party of three from six potential companions. It’s got class changing and a lot of replayability from all the different potential party makeups and class choices.