Giraffe Feels Retro Games Power Rankings (ABC)

Well, here it is…the final tabulations have been made and here is the Power Rankings list in ABC order. The final RANKED list will be released near the end of the year.

There will be two final posts before then: We did 98 podcasts, so I am going to record two more for what used to be the annual Castlevania October celebration for Bloodlines and Circle of the Moon to get us to a very nice evenly rounded off Birdemic style 100 episodes.

  1. Adventure, 1980, Atari, Atari 2600
  2. Age of Empires II, 1999, Microsoft, Windows
  3. Alien Storm, 1991, Sega, Sega Genesis
  4. Animal Crossing, 2002, Nintendo, GameCube
  5. Baseball Stars, 1989, SNK, Nintendo Entertainment System
  6. Bionic Commando, 1988, Capcom, Nintendo Entertainment System
  7. Blazing Star, 1998, SNK, Neo Geo
  8. Castlevania, 1987, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  9. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, 1988, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  10. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, 1990, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  11. Castlevania: Bloodlines, 1994, Konami, Sega Genesis
  12. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, 1993, Konami, PC Engine
  13. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, 1997, Konami, Sony Playstation
  14. Championship Baseball, 1986, Activision, Apple IIC
  15. Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, 1990, Capcom, Nintendo Entertainment System
  16. Chrono Trigger, 1995, Square, Super Nintendo
  17. Contra, 1988, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  18. Contra III: The Alien Wars, 1992, Konami, Super Nintendo
  19. Crusader of Centy, 1995, Atlus, Sega Genesis
  20. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, 1992, Enix, Super Famicom
  21. Dragon Warrior, 1989, Nintendo/Enix, Nintendo Entertainment System
  22. Duck Tales, 1989, Capcom, Nintendo Entertainment System
  23. Earthbound, 1995, Hal Laboratory, Super Nintendo
  24. Final Fantasy, 1990, Square, Nintendo Entertainment System
  25. Final Fantasy IV, 1991, Square, Super Nintendo
  26. Final Fantasy V, 1992, Square, Super Famicom
  27. Final Fantasy VI, 1994, Square, Super Nintendo
  28. Final Fantasy VII, 1997, Square, Sony Playstation
  29. Final Fantasy IX, 2000, Square, Sony Playstation
  30. Final Fantasy Tactics, 1998, Square, Sony Playstation
  31. Gargoyle’s Quest, 1990, Capcom, Gameboy
  32. Ghostbusters, 1985, Activision, Apple IIC
  33. Gley Lancer, 1992, List, Mega Drive
  34. Grand Theft Auto III, 2001, Rockstar Games, Sony Playstation II
  35. Great Baseball, 1987, Sega, Master System
  36. Gunstar Heroes, 1993, Treasure, Sega Genesis
  37. Halo: Combat Evolved, 2001, Bungie, XBOX
  38. Harvest Moon, 1997, Natsume, Super Nintendo
  39. Ice Hockey, 1987, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  40. Jackal, 1988, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  41. John Madden Football ’93, 1992, Electronic Arts, Sega Genesis
  42. King of the Monsters, 1991, SNK, Neo Geo
  43. Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League, 1993, Technos, Famicom
  44. Legend of Zelda, 1987, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  45. Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, 1992, Nintendo, Super Nintendo
  46. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, 1993, Nintendo, Gameboy
  47. Life Force, 1988, Konami, Nintendo Entertainment System
  48. Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, 1993, Sega, Sega Genesis
  49. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, 1996, Natsume, Super Nintendo
  50. Lunar: The Silver Star, 1993, Working Designs, Sega CD
  51. Mario Kart 64, 1997, Nintendo, N64
  52. Mega Man II, 1989, Capcom, Nintendo Entertainment System
  53. Mega Man III, 1990, Capcom, Nintendo Entertainment System
  54. Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty, 2001, Konami, Sony Playstation II
  55. Metroid, 1987, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  56. Metal Slug III, 2000, SNK, Neo Geo
  57. Micro League Baseball, 1984, MicroLeague, Apple IIC
  58. The Movie Monster Game, 1986, Epyx, Apple IIC
  59. Mutant League Football, 1993, Electronic Arts, Sega Genesis
  60. MVP Baseball 2003, 2003, Electronic Arts, Sony Playstation II
  61. Nekketsu Fighting Legend, 1992, Technos, Famicom
  62. Neutopia II, 1992, Turbo Technologies, Turbografx-16
  63. NFL2K1, 2000, Sega, Sega Dreamcast
  64. NHLPA Hockey ‘93, 1992, Electronic Arts, Sega Genesis
  65. NHL ‘94, 1993, Electronic Arts, Sega Genesis
  66. NHL 95, 1994, Electronic Arts, Sega Genesis
  67. Ninja Gaiden, 1989, Tecmo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  68. North & South, 1990, Kemco, Nintendo Entertainment System
  69. The Oregon Trail, 1985, MECC, Apple IIC
  70. Pacman, 1980, Namco, Arcade
  71. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium, 1995, Sega, Sega Genesis
  72. Pitfall, 1982, Activision, Atari 2600
  73. Print Shop, 1984, Broderbund, Apple IIC
  74. River City Ransom, 1990, Technos, Nintendo Entertainment System
  75. Shadowgate, 1989, Mindscape, Apple IIGS
  76. Sid Meier’s Civilization II, 1996, MicroProse, Windows
  77. SimCity, 1991, Maxis, Super Nintendo
  78. Sonic The Hedgehog II, 1992, Sega, Sega Genesis
  79. Streets of Rage II, 1992, Sega, Sega Genesis
  80. Suikoden II, 1999, Konami, Sony Playstation
  81. Super Castlevania IV, 1991, Konami, Super Nintendo
  82. Super Ghouls N Ghosts, 1991, Capcom, Super Nintendo
  83. Super Mario Kart, 1992, Nintendo, Super Nintendo
  84. Super Mario Brothers, 1985, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  85. Super Mario Land, 1989, Nintendo, Gameboy
  86. Super Mario USA, 1988, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  87. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, 1996, Nintendo/Square, Super Nintendo
  88. Super Mario World, 1991, Nintendo, Super Nintendo
  89. Super Metroid, 1994, Nintendo, Super Nintendo
  90. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, 1997, Quest, Sony Playstation
  91. Tecmo Bowl, 1989, Tecmo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  92. Tecmo Super Bowl, 1991, Tecmo, Nintendo Entertainment System
  93. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time, 1992, Konami, Super Nintendo
  94. Tetris, 1989, Nintendo, Gameboy
  95. Thunder Cross, 1988, Konami, Arcade
  96. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, 1999, Activision, Sony Playstation
  97. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater II, 2000, Activision, Sony Playstation
  98. WCW/nWo Revenge, 1998, THQ, N64
  99. Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?, 1985, Broderbund, Apple IIC
  100. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, 1988, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System

You may also like...

css.php