10: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Yes! yes! yes! yes! yes! yes! yes! Does anyone remember that one part where you were waiting for something to happen...and you waited...and waited...then pressed A and bam! God this game brings back so many memories...From chapter 3 with Rawk Hawk to chapter 5 with Cortez, The humor in this game is just BEYOND amazing! PMTTYD Is the second game in the Paper Mario series, And boy what a jump it was! When playing through the chapters, I would always look forward to seeing those little parts with the misadventures of Bowser. If you haven't played this I certainly recommend it. <3
9: Super Mario Galaxy
Oh Mario Galaxy... I'm honestly not the best at platformers but this game just made me want to push on to see what lies on ahead. It also was the introduction to one of my favourite characters in Nintendo history. It's always fun to mess with gravity in this, getting a good run up on a small planet then long jumping and flying around and around! Mario Galaxy offers such a variety of level's, bosses and difficulty. It can go from as simple as getting to the end of the level to the evilness of Luigi's purple coins. It's as hard as you choose.
8: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild
* ^ * My goodness...This game...Where to begin...The game really is what you want to make of it. You have true freedom of what you want to do...Want to go straight to the final boss? Want to go and get the memories? Wanna go do a dungeon? You can choose what you like to do when you like! I also have to say that I ADORE how Zelda alone is represented in this game. She's my favourite Zelda out of every Zelda throughout the series. You can literally spend hours traversing the world or even playing around with physics.
7: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Aaaah DKC2 I remember hours and hours of my childhood spent on his game..arguments on who got to play as Dixie. This game had just the right amount of secrets, It looks absolutely amazing, the music is still as fantastic as ever, even now I enjoy dipping into it now and again.
6: Fire Emblem Awakening
Psychopaths obsessed with death, the plain invisible, to creepy stalkers and a guy that has a twitchy sword hand, all these are your team members with many many more options. If you're looking to get into the Fire emblem series, this is honestly the go to, to get you started! If you're looking for a good story this game can offer that. You can choose to stick with the original difficulty from it's previous games in the series, or if you're looking to start out, you can enjoy the game without perma death. Once again the game is as difficult as you like it, with a great story to indulge in. One that I personally enjoyed very much enough to make this list.
5: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Mario?! Square Enix?! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?! Only just one of my personal all time favourite games! The humour, the characters...this is also a game that has one of the most requested Smash characters to my knowledge! This is the start to Mario games in the RPG genre and also the start of that clumsy, silly and down right lovable side to Bowser that we've grown to love. Without this game, there is a lot that we wouldn't have, I feel. Not forgetting to mention the controversial use of the word bugger.
4: Super Metroid
Atmosphere, That general feeling is consistent throughout this whole game. I remember playing this when I was very little and even to this day I still learn neat little tips and tricks! This game is a real hit in the nostalgia and I remember crying as a kid at Crocomire...Which still to this day is incredibly morbid I might add, However this game to this day is still my favourite Metroid game.
Humour, difficulty, just generally a good feeling. This game is like that favourite movie that you've seen and over and over...but it's so familiar that it's just a joy to watch over again. The humour in this game has not aged one bit and how can you not love a game that you play as a bear, bird and can transform into a T-rex in little yellow shorts and a blue backpack! This game got a lot of crap past the radar in it's time and well...Us Brit's have a great sense of humour!
2: Pokemon Crystal
Day, night, mum spending your hard earned cash...but you let her in those slim chances she get you that plushie to decorate your room. This game sure added a lot from the original R/B/Y. It was a HUGE part of my childhood, heck it pretty much is my childhood. Memories of rushing to battle against my brother, Then that mind blowing realization you could go back to Kanto! Being young at the time, this was absolutely amazing! For some reason, as much as I love other games. With G/S/C I just have such a rush when playing this again. Maybe it's the nostalgia rush, but even to this day when I pick up this game I still feel like my young self once more and look forward to start my Pokemon adventure once more
1: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
This game...gosh...this game...Story, difficulty, characters, humour...This game does it all...I'll try not say spoilers...but this game has the challenge, and heck...not only is there a good amount of post game, but this game can be dark, seriously dark. It'll toy with your feel's, chew them up and laugh as you weep. The games only get darker from here. Future PMD's do get darker, but this game is the perfect mix of difficulty, story, gameplay and more. It's also the game that inspired me to delve into the world of drawing more pokemon fan art and even pokemon OC's...
Hounourable Mentions are Pokemon Black and white, Super Mario world, Zelda Skyward sword, Kirby Super star Ultra, Lylat wars, Earthbound, Kid icarus uprising, Xenoblade Chronicles, Golden Sun lost age, Banjo kazooie, Splatoon 2, Miitopia, Mario & Luigi super star saga and Panel de pon. ; w ;