Top 10 Nostalgic-Throwback Moments in Video Games

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The Top Ten

1 Revisiting Brinstar and Norfair in badass post-apocalyptic form - Super Metroid
2 Returning to DK Island - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3 The original themes of Mute City and Big Blue - F-Zero GX
4 Retro Tracks - Mario Kart 8
5 The final boss theme from Radiation's Halloween Hack, used as Sans' theme - Undertale
6 Throwback Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2
7 Black-and-white level in Rainbow Resort - Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
8 Metal Sonic battle in Stardust Speedway - Sonic Generations
9 An entire level based off of Super Mario Kart tracks - Super Mario 3D World
10 Giving your character Shulk's voice - Xenoblade Chronicles X

The Contenders

11 Revisiting Johto - Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
12 Lower Brinstar theme in Torvus Bog - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
13 Lower Norfair theme in Magmoor Caverns - Metroid Prime
14 Pulling the Master Sword from its resting place, just like in Link To The Past - TLOZ: Ocarina Of Time
15 The Intro - Donkey Kong Country
16 NES Zelda Dungeon - Super Mario 3D Land
17 Toy Time Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy
18 New Pork City - Mother 3
19 Submerged Hyrule - TLOZ: The Wind Waker
20 Pulling the Master Sword from its resting place, just like in Ocarina Of Time - TLOZ: The Wind Waker
21 Revisiting the Temple Of Time - TLOZ: Twilight Princess
22 Ice Beam - Metroid Fusion
23 Room ripped straight from the intro to Metroid Fusion - Another Metroid 2 Remake
24 Classic Metroids - Metroid 2: Return Of Samus
25 Torizo Statue Battle - Another Metroid 2 Remake
26 It's-a Me, Mario - Assassin's Creed 2
27 Classic Scorpion and Sub-Zero outfits - Mortal Kombat 9
28 Swinging the Xenomorph around in circles by the tail and throwing it - Conker's Bad Fur Day
29 Revisiting Shadow Moses - Metal Gear Solid 4

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30 Power Bomb Escape Sequence - Another Metroid 2 Remake
31 Metroid 1 & 2 Flashbacks During Intro - Super Metroid
32 Fully Powered Gravity Suit - Metroid: Zero Mission
33 Crisis City - Sonic 2006
34 Green Hill Zone - Sonic Adventure 2
35 The intro to Porky Means Business - Earthbound
36 16 Melodies - Mother 3
37 Acquiring The Varia Suit - Another Metroid 2 Remake
38 Dwarf Kraid - Super Metroid
39 The Bitlands - Super Paper Mario
40 Revisiting Fyrestone - Borderlands 2
41 Revisiting The First Cave - Cave Story
42 Revisiting Rapture - Bioshock Infinite
43 Ridley Being Weak Against Charged Plasma Beam - Metroid Fusion
44 Secret Levels - Super Mario Sunshine
45 Baby Cape Mario - Yoshi's Island
46 Super Mario Sunshine Secret Level - Super Mario Galaxy 2
47 Super Mario 3D Land Level - Super Mario 3D World
48 Wave Existence Homage - Xenoblade Chronicles
49 Playing Kabbage Boy's "Girlfriend" On The Radio - Brütal Legend
50 Dark Gravity-Suit Samus - Another Metroid 2 Remake
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1. Revisiting Brinstar and Norfair in badass post-apocalyptic form - Super Metroid
2. Returning to DK Island - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3. The original themes of Mute City and Big Blue - F-Zero GX
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