Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992) vs Mega Man X (1993) which run & gun game was more popular?

When it comes down to big 2D run & gun classics for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System games such as Contra III: Alien Wars along with Mega Man X were considered to be very popular back in the early 90’s. Both Konami and Capcom have seemingly competed with each in both the beat em up and the run & gun genre of gaming on the NES/SNES consoles. While Capcom’s Mega Man series started to skyrocket in popularity following the release of Mega Man II back in 1988 the Contra series was also catching fire following the release of the original NES during 1987.

By the time we got the SNES console we got to see Mega Man X and Contra III: The Alien Wars which are both arguably the best run & gun titles of the 16-bit era of gaming. In terms of popularity on the SNES is concerned its really hard to choose one over the other. Some would probably choose Contra III over Mega Man X due to the inclusion of two player co-op gameplay along with a few stages that had a top-down perspective adding to its over quality. However, others would say Mega Man X was more memorable due to its soundtrack along with the fact that its was arguably the best game within its series during the 90’s. Either way, both Contra III and Mega Man X are both considered to be legendary. In terms of popularity the edge might go closer to Mega Man X but in terms of gameplay Contra III: The Alien Wars would probably be considered more superior.

Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995) vs Sailor Moon: Another Story (1996) which could have been more successful in US?

When it comes down to big RPG titles for the SNES to never make it to America back in the 90’s both Seiken Densetsu 3 along with Sailor Moon: Another Story are two big titles that many people think about. In fact, its surprising that neither game was ported to the PS1 back in the mid 90’s since SNES games such as Chrono Trigger managed to appear on the 32 bit console during the time. While Seiken Densetsu 3 was the direct sequel to the Action-RPG classic Secret of Mana the turn based RPG Sailor Moon: Another Story was a game that surpassed the expectations of many people who were fans of the SM series back in the 90’s.

While many can argue that the Seiken Densetsu series reached its peak following the release of Secret of Mana its a well known fact that the Sailor Moon television series began to reach its peak between 1995-1998. In theory, Sailor Moon: Another Story could of have her very successful in America if it appeared on the PS1 opposed to SNES which most gamers stopped buying around the mid 90’s. However, Square Enix normally tends to have more popular games especially in relation to the RPG genre. While both games were underrated games for the SNES its highly up to speculation on which game would of had more success back in the mid 90’s.

Could Super Castlevania IV have worked on the Sega Genesis?

When it comes down to classic platform titles for the SNES one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is Super Castlevania IV which was released by Konami back in 1991. Ever since its release Super Castlevania IV has been praised fir various in game features such as level design along with its inclusion of Modd 7 on certain levels within the game. As popular as Super Castlevania IV was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System there are some who question whether or not this game could have achieved the same level of success in the Sega Genesis

If Super Castlevania IV was ported or released exclusively for the Sega Genesis during the early 90’s it’s questionable on whether or not it would have been as good the SNES version of the game. The Sega Genesis did not have the Mode 7 feature that the SNES had which was a huge part of the appeal that a Super Castlevania IV had. But the again a Genesis port of Super Castlevania IV would most likely resemble that of Castlevania: Bloodlines which came out in 1994. In the long run it was best that Super Castlevania IV was an SNES exclusive since was another factor that contributed to the game selling over 500,000 copies worldwide during the early 90’s.

Link to the Past (1993) vs Twilight Princess (2006) which Zelda game was more successful?

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.

Could Super Mario Land have been a success on the SNES?

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.

SNES Classic reaches over 5 million units in sales

It was recently announced that the SNES Classic reached a new record in terms of sales. Since its release back in September 2017 the SNES Classic has now sold over 5 million worldwide which is very impressive for a 16 bit console in this day and age. The SNES Classic was probably one of the most popular game consoles from 2017 next to the Nintendo Switch.

The amount of mainstream attention the SNES Classic gained last year prior to its release was unbelievable since many people were excited about the games the retro based console had featured. There were games such as Zelda: Link to the Past, F-Zero, Super Mario World, Starfox 2 and many others that made millions of people want to pre-order the SNES Classic prior to its release. It will interesting to see how much the SNES Classic sells worldwide before the end of 2018.

Could Super Castlevania IV have worked on the Sega Genesis?

Super Castlevania IV is one of the most noticeable action adventure platform titles for the SNES. Since it’s release for the SNES back in late 1991 the game has been praised by fans and critics for numerous things including graphics, soundtracks along with level design. As great as Super Castlevania IV was for the Super Nintendo there are some who question whether or not this game could have worked on the Sega Genesis back in the early 90’s.

While seeing a Genesis port of Super Castlevania IV would have been cool it may not have worked out as well as it did on the SNES. The Super Nintendo had some games such as Super Castlevania IV that utilized a special feature known as “Mode 7”. Without the inclusion of Mode 7 Super Castlevania would not have stood out as much as it did on the SNES. Even though, we did not get Super Castlevania IV for the Genesis console we still got Castlevania: Bloodlines in 1994 for that same console.