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7th_lutz

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http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/210856/the-24-greates...

Here are the games:

24. Space Invaders
23. Frogger
22. Tetris
21. Space Harrier 3-D (SMS)
20. Phantasy Star (SMS)
19. Donkey Kong
18. Pac-Man
17. ExciteBike (NES)
16. Track & Field (NES)
15. Kirby's Adventure (NES)
14. Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES- version)
13. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
12. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES)
11. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES)
10. The Legend of Zelda (NES)
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
8. Metal Gear (NES)
7. Castlevania (NES)
6. Contra (NES Version)
5. Metroid (NES)
4. Final Fantasy (NES)
3. Mega Man 3 (NES)
2. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
1. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

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pixelman

2. Posted:

Cool! Thanks for posting, I'll have to check these out.

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Corbs

3. Posted:

That's a really solid list. I like it. Thanks for posting it.

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Noire

4. Posted:

I was suprised, but I actually like this list. The only gripe I have is that it should be Mega Man 2 instead of Mega Man 3.

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Chrono_Cross

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Wheres Blaster Master?

Mega Man 3 instead of MM2?
Super Mario Bros, 13th and Zelda 1 10th WTF? With Contra ahead and what-what is that? Is that a Star Wars game? Pssshht.
GamePro needs to open their eyes a little more.

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jbrodack

6. Posted:

mostly the obvious choices I'd expect from gamepro. though space harrier for sms is a curious choice. as is TMNT 3 and star wars

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Turbo_Genesis_64

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"Ballblazer" should be here, smoothest 3D scrolling of its time.
"Qix" should be here, it pre-dates "Tetris" and the puzzle craze
"Xevious" should be here, it was the first modern shooter.

Also, "Tetris" should be #1. It's probably the one game on the list, I'm certain will still be massively popular in a 100 years.

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Dezner

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Awesome, I'm glad TMNT III is on high on the list, it's my favorite in the series and always seems to get the shaft against II. :D

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Cheezy

9. Posted:

Space Harrier 3D?

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Turbo_Genesis_64

10. Posted:

Cheezy wrote:

Space Harrier 3D?

I actually think this list is cool that it has a few obscure choices -- I'm sure SH3D is better than Ninja Gaiden 2!

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Pahvi

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Misleading, I'd say. They should've called it the "greatest 8-bit console/arcade games"... where are Elite, Sentinel or any other 8-bit computer game?

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Turbo_Genesis_64

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Kadunta wrote:

Misleading, I'd say. They should've called it the "greatest 8-bit console/arcade games"... where are Elite, Sentinel or any other 8-bit computer game?

I'm guessing it's because Gamepro was an American kids' magazine. I don't think they reviewed computer games.

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The_Fox

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Gamepro is still around!?

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MrPinguy

14. Posted:

...I actually like this list :D

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Kidpit

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Hmm..you know when Gamepro put out there special "Ultimate Game Guide" a couple month's ago;; they had a top 9 best 8-bit Games that differ from the top nine here. Their choices back then were:
9.Contra
8.Phantasy Star
7.Kid Icarus
6.Metal Gear
5.Final Fantasy
4.Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
3.Metroid
2. Super Mario Bros.
1.The Legend of Zelda
Guess they changed there minds.

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LinktotheFuture

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The Legend of Zelda is way better than Metal Gear. Metal Gear was horrible.

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RabidPikachu

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My favorite 8 bit games are:

Mappy
Super Mario Bros.
Kirby
Pokemon Yellow
Pac-Man
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Galaga

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Slapshot

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Ninja Gaiden 2 is NOT better than the original. And Mega Man 2 OVER 3. WTF.

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Kid_A

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Glad to see Punch-Out was so high on the list, but I never cared for Super Mario Bros 3, to be brutally honest. I've always been a Super Mario World man, myself. But that's not 8-Bit so, whatever. Legend of Zelda should be higher, though. I'm playing it on the VC right now for the first time here, and it's wonderful.

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