Top 10 Things Certain Video Games Get Credited for that Other Games Had Already Done Before Them

The Top Ten

1 Sonic the Hedgehog having a main protagonist who ran so fast that the screen itself could barely even keep up with him (Super Mario Bros.)

Since when did that concept ever apply to that overrated plumber? Plus, the looney tune's roadrunner had this concept before there was any video game. As for Crash Bandicoot ripping off Mario, you do realize Mario did not invent the most general concept in platforming, right? Haven't you heard of Sinbad the Sailor?

Woah Wait, This List Is NEW And It Already Has FIVE PAGES?!, Oh Wait It's A XanderMartin98 List, Yeah What Did I Expect - VideoGamefan5

2 Real-time turn-based combat in Chrono Trigger (Final Fantasy Series)
3 Super Metroid adding the saving system to its series (Metroid 2: Return Of Samus)
4 Batman: Arkham Asylum basically starring the Joker as its main villain (Final Fantasy VI, Twisted Metal Series, Super Paper Mario, Kid Icarus Uprising, etc.)
5 Undertale's incredibly black-and-white morality system (Infamous, Fallout, Bioshock, etc.)
6 Xenoblade Chronicles starring a blonde-haired, blue-eyed anime bishie with a ridiculously huge sword as its main protagonist (Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, etc.)
7 God of War being the most gratutitously bloody and violent game of its era (Mortal Kombat Series)
8 Undertale and FNAF being fairly consistent producers of the absolute cringiest fanfiction on earth, with the likes of the former's infamous Motherly F-ery being just the beginning (Sonic Series)

I didn't know this but I can't say I’m suprised.

9 Super Smash Bros. Melee turning Captain Falcon into a meme (Super Smash Bros 64)


10 Mode 7 Graphics in Star Fox (More than half of the major Super Nintendo titles leading up to it)

CLARIFICATION: Leading up to it mostly in RELEVANCE, not actual release date - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Galaxy's "3D platforming in space" gimmick (Ratchet & Clank)

If only mario had weapons. Galaxy would've been better.

This is also true for Sonic Adventure 2.

People hate Sonic Lost World for ripping of Galaxy when they ripped off sonic. - DCfnaf

12 Twilight Princess having an obnoxiously, forcedly edgy and try-hard art style (Super Mario Strikers Series)
13 Kid Icarus Uprising and Borderlands 2 having just about the most hilariously trollish villains you could possibly think of (Portal)

Oh no, you haven't met GLaDOS then.

14 Super Smash Bros introducing an incredibly unique and innovative new style of gameplay to fighting games (Power Stone)

Objection! Smash bros came out a month earlier than power stone in japan! - Nirocart

15 Bayonetta having you play as an incredibly sexy demon hunter/huntress and do all kinds of ridiculously flashy stuff during combat (Devil May Cry)

Made by the same guy too - xandermartin98

Also people still act as if it were the first game with a female protaganist

16 Lack of random battles in Chrono Trigger (Earthbound)
17 House of The Dead: Overkill being a hilariously vulgar and violent game released on a Nintendo console (Conker's Bad Fur Day and Madworld)
18 Halo having you play as a human weapon of mass destruction in an impossibly powerful suit of space armor and fly all around the galaxy, killing aliens every which way (Metroid Series)
19 Super Metroid simultaneously being both a remake and a sequel to its original NES predecessor (Zelda: A Link To The Past)
20 Mega Man X finally allowing Mega Man to charge up his arm cannon (Mega Man 5)
21 Gilgamesh in the later Final Fantasy games (Final Fantasy V)
22 Anti-gravity vehicles in Mario Kart 8 (F-Zero and Wipeout Series)
23 Half-Life 2 reinventing the first-person-shooting genre and breeding a whole new era of brilliant storytelling and realism into it (Half-Life)
24 Bioshock allowing and strongly encouraging the players to find and piece the backstory together themselves (Metroid Prime)
25 Super Metroid introducing players to the Spring Ball, Space Jump and Spazer Beam (Metroid 2: Return Of Samus)
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