Browse the top-ranked list of Throwback Video Games below along with associated reviews and opinions.
Enjoy it!...Best ever...Excellent game that brings back the nostalgia....The graphics on this game are not the same crispness that you'll find in most modern games but the game more than makes up for that with its storyline.
Revisit an old favorite and enjoy enhanced gameplay with Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina in Time for Nintendo DS. Join with Link once again in this digitally remastered game, and set off with him on a quest to destroy King Ganondorf in Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina in Time.
Cool game!...A must have...Fun and nostalgic...Would recommend this for beginners but it does have its replay value and some kids love mega man like my nephew so yea it's hard but fun
The iconic Blue Bomber is back with an all-new compilation that celebrates the legendary history of one of gaming's great franchises. The Mega Man Legacy Collection returns long-time fans to their nostalgic roots and introduces newcomers to the celebrated character with the six original Mega Man games — reproduced in their eight-bit glory with a high-definition finish for a crisp, clean look. Take on a new test with Challenge mode, which remixes gameplay from all of the games for added difficulty for veteran players while rookies can become familiar with the gameplay style. Explore the robust history of the franchise with Museum mode that offers stunning art, concept sketches, information and more. Are you ready to celebrate the eight-bit history of Mega Man with this Legacy Collection?
Must buy....Not bad!...Amazing piece for nostalgia with a twist!...After you beat the game you enter into new levels, the "Special Worlds" that Nintendo usually includes in most Mario Platformers much like Super Mario World, or a more recent title "New Super Mario Bros.
Join Mario in a new, eye-popping adventure with stunning 3D visuals. Jump, dash and hover your way through fully rendered 3D environments. Watch out for Goombas with tails and ink-spitting Piranha Plants along the way. With awesome 3D graphics and new and exciting features, Mario is more super than ever.
Play through fully rendered 3D landscapes in Super Mario 3D Land. Use the Circle Pad to confidently move Mario through fun and exciting environments while the 3D visuals make it easier to judge distances and depth. Perform a rolling somersault attack, run fast with a dash move or put on the Tanooki suit for the first time on the 3DS, and use your tail to hover and perform floating jumps and attacks. Watch out for all-new enemies, including Goombas with tails and ink-spitting Piranha plants.
5 stars....Very fun...Retro game-style with a fun new twist....While the game is a portable version of Super Mario Bros for the Wii it's still a must have to have when looking for an excuse to pass the time in a really FUN way!
Dive right back into the Mushroom Kingdom for another classic gameplay experience with everyone's favorite characters,
Mario and Luigi. Of course, Princess Peach has been kidnapped yet again by the malevolent Bowser, but the
bros. have a new and gilded objective to complete: collect as many gold coins as humanly possible. Mushroom Kingdom glows with the light of mountains, caverns and even characters made of gold, and Mario will not rest until Peach is safe and the gold is his.
You can still count on the action-packed fun that the Super Mario bros. franchise always brings to the table, but this time, with added golden opportunities like turning enemies into golden versions of themselves and a gold flower that gives Mario the ability to turn almost anything in his path into gold. This game keeps a running tally of every gold coin you've collected across all the levels so you can monitor your progress. Team up with a friend who can play as Luigi in the new two-player mode that allows you to use wireless Internet to tackle the adventure. Play in Coin Rush mode to see how many coins you can collect across three levels, and then challenge your friends to beat your record with StreetPass. No matter how you play, you'll soon be catching gold coin fever and the only cure is to grab your 3DS and play more New Super Mario Bros. 2.
Very cool...Crazy Good...It brought a nice bit of nostalgia....If it sounds a bit cruel, keep in mind that this is a game for young people and as such Game Freak goes out of their way to make the story a positive lesson: you have to take care of your Pokemon, they grow to like you, and no one ever dies--they just 'faint' and can be revived.
Set off on a thrilling 3D adventure that takes you to places the Pokémon franchise has never gone before. Pokémon Y travels to the breathtaking land of Kalos, a star-shaped, enchanting region brimming with stunning forests, buzzing cities and many brand-new Pokémon. Gaze upon the wonder of the iconic tower in the center of Lumiose City, as you battle, catch and add to your Pokédex an array of new Pokémon that join the 640 you've already encountered. The Trainer is only as good as his Pokémon, so get ready to fight for glory with the powerful new creatures at your fingertips in Pokémon Y.
Meet Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon who can generate powerful electricity from sun-bathing to power machinery. While it may display a lack of bravery, its robust Parabolic Charge move makes up for it when Helioptile attacks everything around it. Its HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit for a significant addition to your Pokédex. Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, may take adversaries by surprise, since behind its beautiful chirp and friendly personality lies relentless battle attacks, such as Flame Charge. In addition to doing damage, Fletchling's speed increases every time it unleashes this move. Normally sporting a leaf in its mouth and an intimidating glare, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its softer side and lets out a smile when you pat its head. During battle, however, Pancham lets loose daunting moves, including Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent's Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer's party during battle. Discover a new method of transportation with Gogoat, a large Grass-type Pokémon who will gladly let you ride its back around Lumiose City. In battle, its Horn Leech move recovers HP equal to half the damage dealt by its move. With so much to explore and so many new Pokémon to acquire, you're sure to happily spend hours lost within the world of Pokémon Y.
but better!...Best one...Great Retro RPG...The graphics are awesome, the music is awesome (orchestra be damned, big deal!), the characters are engaging and the story is told in some very entertaining cutscenes.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Such fun...SSB FTW...I really enjoy all the retro Nintendo characters....Even for new players, the controls are much easier to learn that way - the giant round button in the middle is for your main attacks, the smaller round button next to it's for your special attacks and the kidney shaped buttons above are for jumps.
Fans of the
Super Smash Bros. franchise love the action-packed, fast-paced combat the games deliver, as well as the opportunity to take on some of the most beloved Nintendo characters in heated battle. Where else could you fight Mario, go head-to-head with Mega Man or take on Pikachu? Get ready to step into the ring once more in a stunningly rendered world where you — and your friends — can
smash the competition.
Return to an exciting world of epic battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Journey through striking stages inspired by the most popular classic Nintendo games. Challenge a host of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches. The battle is on — are you ready to fight your way to victory?
Cool Game...Loves it...Cool retro game...I did like the addition of a few point-to-point "tracks" divided into sections instead of the standard race track, but again these aren't really utilized very well, and a couple of them seem much longer than the standard 3-lap race elsewhere.
It's time to prepare your strategy and get your kart ready to race across the dusty desert course. The competition with be tough, but you've equipped your kart with giant tires so you can expertly careen through the off-road track. Racing takes strategy, customization and of course, skill and you have everything it takes to win the race and become a champion of Mushroom Kingdom.
The race is on and the excitement of Mario Kart is back and now in stunning 3D on your Nintendo 3DS with Mario Kart 7. Reach new heights as your kart soars over track shortcuts with a special wing and plunges into the sea with a propeller. Customize your vehicle with accessories to suit the track, whether it be big tires for off-road tracks or small tires for city courses. Race as your Mii or one of your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters, and take on exciting courses over a mountain road, through city streets, across a dusty desert, around new courses on Wuhu Island and in the jungles from Donkey Kong Country Returns. Compete with up to eight racers for fierce competition with your friends or other players around the world. The race is on.
Great buy...Cool Game...Nintendo has always made great games, and now that they have made such an entertaining and awesome hand-held in the 3DS, the joy and nostalgic feeling of this series is amplified and compounded with new capabilities of such a wonderful handheld....The new features such as Pokemon Amir and Super Training really make the game more fun the play, more challenging and easier to bond and strengthen your pokemon so you don't have to spend hours EV training.
Set off on a thrilling 3D adventure that takes you to places the Pokémon franchise has never gone before. Pokémon X travels to the breathtaking land of Kalos, a star-shaped, enchanting region brimming with stunning forests, buzzing cities and many brand-new Pokémon. Gaze upon the wonder of the iconic tower in the center of Lumiose City, as you battle, catch and add to your Pokédex an array of new Pokémon that join the 640 you've already encountered. The Trainer is only as good as his Pokémon, so get ready to fight for glory with the powerful new creatures at your fingertips in Pokémon X.
Meet Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon who can generate powerful electricity from sun-bathing to power machinery. While it may display a lack of bravery, its robust Parabolic Charge move makes up for it when Helioptile attacks everything around it. Its HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit for a significant addition to your Pokédex. Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, may take adversaries by surprise, since behind its beautiful chirp and friendly personality lies relentless battle attacks, such as Flame Charge. In addition to doing damage, Fletchling's speed increases every time it unleashes this move. Normally sporting a leaf in its mouth and an intimidating glare, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its softer side and lets out a smile when you pat its head. During battle, however, Pancham lets loose daunting moves, including Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent's Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer's party during battle. Discover a new method of transportation with Gogoat, a large Grass-type Pokémon who will gladly let you ride its back around Lumiose City. In battle, its Horn Leech move recovers HP equal to half the damage dealt by its move. With so much to explore and so many new Pokémon to acquire, you're sure to happily spend hours lost within the world of Pokémon X.
Quick Fun...Nice game...Kirby: Planet Robobot is an excellent throwback to classic Kirby game but with a 3D twist....It's not hardcore difficult like the Donkey Kong Country series, which I do love for its challenge, with Kirby even inexperienced players can pickup and enjoy.
See Kirby like never before in Kirby: Planet Robobot. This cute little pink puffball suddenly goes mecha when he finds mysterious armor that'll help him defeat ruthless invaders from destroying his home world. Smash through virtually anything that gets in his way, shape-shift and save the world in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Great rpg....it's fun...Really long game, but really feels nostalgic....Funny how Square Enix has release many different versions of the Final Fantasy series, but Dragon Quest has been neglected, especially in the West.
Explore the past and save the present in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS. A complex cast of characters guides and hinders you on your quest. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past lets you customize game play via vocation choices and level ups.
Cool game...Love it...Throwback to classic Mario games and stages!...Super Mario Maker was made for you to be creative and create your own Super Mario course using tools ranging from the first Mario game all the way to the New Super Mario Bothers U. Not only can you create courses, you can upload them for others to play and play courses uploaded by other players as well!
You've searched castle after castle for the princess, slid through too-many-to-count number of pipes, ridden Yoshi on thrilling adventures and tossed fireballs, flown, stood still like a statue and swam underwater. You've completed every level, found every warp world, battled with Bowser every time. You know the iconic levels so well, you can complete them with your eyes closed. Well, not any more.
Get ready for the most creative, exciting and challenging Super Mario game to date with Super Mario Maker. Design, create and play your own levels on your Wii U GamePad, and then explore those levels created by Nintendo and players from around the world. Use your GamePad's touch screen to add enemies, blocks, pipes and more. Combine enemies, traps and items into unexpected twists to break conventions and add unique challenges. Choose from four distinct themes, such as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U, each with unique art styles and features. Drop in the Mystery Mushroom item to transform into different characters at random, and unlock additional characters by completing 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping in compatible amiibo figures. Are you ready to speed through courses in record fashion, battle Piranha Plant-shooting cannons, boost your abilities with powerup-tossing Lakitus and take on the Hammer Bros. riding on Bowser while bouncing on trampolines? Better yet, do all that, and then show off your own ideas.
Very fun!...Luigi fun...Fun, nostalgic and addicting!...No it's not too scary for the little ones at all-just a short game that's sure to please anyone with a hankering for some ghost busting.
Explore haunted mansions with a favorite character in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for Nintendo 3DS. Face dark corners and challenging puzzles in five enormous homes, and capture supernatural creatures with the Poltergust 5000. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon includes new gadgetry for more interesting game play.
Good buy...Nice one...Great throwback game...Wild DK platforming fun... some levels are infuriatingly hard for a while until you get the hang of them, but overall a great game that's chock full of content!
Stop the Snowmads from taking over in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U game. Unlock hidden collectibles and take down powerful bosses as you swim, swing, and jump through six islands full of puzzles and enemies. Play alone, or collaborate with friends to overcome the multitude of challenges in this Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U game.
Good game!...Solid Fun...For those of you who grew up on old school final fantasies and are not super happy with the more recent titles, this is a nice way to scratch that nostalgic itch....It definitely improves upon it w/ small upgrades here & there throughout the game; for example, the "free-to-play" aspect, gameplay, & the repetitiveness of the prior game.
The icon of world peace, Agnes Oblige, has been captured and imprisoned inside a floating fortress. Adventure through Luxendarc to save her in this sequel to the popular Bravely Default game. Bravely Second: End Layer is a turn-based RPG full of thrilling action. Will you be able to reach Agnes Oblige and defeat her captors?