Happy 25th birthday, Super NES! Look back at the fundamental brilliance of one of the console's all-time greatest creations with this piece from the USgamer archives.
20 years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.
Though perhaps not the best of the series, FFVI was definitely the most Final Fantasy-ish of the lot.
Back when Mega Man spinoffs had their own spinoffs (and we had Mega Man games, period).
With Descent back on Kickstarter, we revisit the game that embraced the concept of 3D gaming when everyone else was merely faking it.
The original Castlevania trilogy ended on a nearly perfect note.
System Shock wasn't the only early FPS to put a cyberpunk twist on run-and-gun action.
If Doom established the FPS concept, its sequel revealed the genre's true potential.
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As a sequel to upbeat Chrono Trigger, this gloomy RPG should have been a wreck... yet somehow, it wasn't.
A mostly-forgotten Game Boy Color adventure that felt like a foretaste of the modern age.
What if they held a sequel and no one came?
It was no Donkey Kong Country... but maybe that was the point of this portable classic.
A faithful sequel that fell flat through no fault of its own.
Like a game and a movie (but more of a game).
How can a game be both exotic and run-of-the-mill all at once?
Success' whimsical arcade shooter was like the meet cute of shooters and anime.
A solid shoot-em-up that was inflicted with a baffling identity crisis.
A stony-faced Trojan Horse of a game unleashed subversive goofiness upon unsuspecting players.
While other heroes experimented with design, Pac-Man blazed a trail straight ahead.
The sequel to Manic Miner was quite a sophisticated game, but only in terms of its structure.
Is a platformer really a platformer without platforms?
David Crane's adventurous sequel pushed creative and technical boundaries.
Nintendo's RPG-turned-global-phenomenon helped keep things looking rosy in tough times.
30 years ago, Nintendo's iconic sports shooter predicted the future.
30 years ago, Nintendo dropped the mike on its arcade roots with a stunning boxing sim.
In 1979, a single game nearly sank the company's game business before it even launched.