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

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

FALCON PUNCH!

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)

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 Lack of random battles in Chrono Trigger (Earthbound)
16 House of The Dead: Overkill being a hilariously vulgar and violent game released on a Nintendo console (Conker's Bad Fur Day and Madworld)
17 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)
18 Super Metroid simultaneously being both a remake and a sequel to its original NES predecessor (Zelda: A Link To The Past)
19 Mega Man X finally allowing Mega Man to charge up his arm cannon (Mega Man 5)
20 Gilgamesh in the later Final Fantasy games (Final Fantasy V)
21 Anti-gravity vehicles in Mario Kart 8 (F-Zero and Wipeout Series)
22 Half-Life 2 reinventing the first-person-shooting genre and breeding a whole new era of brilliant storytelling and realism into it (Half-Life)
23 Bioshock allowing and strongly encouraging the players to find and piece the backstory together themselves (Metroid Prime)
24 Super Metroid introducing players to the Spring Ball, Space Jump and Spazer Beam (Metroid 2: Return Of Samus)
25 Metroid's complete lack of a crouch button (Mega Man Series)
26 Metroid: Other M completely ruining its series' reputation almost beyond repair (Zelda CD-i Games and Hotel Mario)
27 Pokémon featuring enemies and bosses with elemental weaknesses to certain types of attacks (Mega Man Series and almost every RPG ever)
28 Undertale having you fight an unexpectedly horrifying eldritch abomination as one of its final bosses (Earthbound and a disturbingly large number of Kirby games)
29 Pokémon starring an adorably chubby pink puff as one of its main mascots (Kirby Series)

Jigglypuff, you're a Kirby rip off.

30 Undertale having a hilariously overexaggerated stereotype of weeaboos as one of its main characters (Metal Gear Solid and Super Paper Mario)
31 Earthbound allowing you to use yo-yos as weapons (Startropics)
32 Resident Evil 4 having you fight a horrifically deformed mutant spider-creature as the final boss (Metroid Prime)
33 Undertale's heavily scripted final boss battles (Earthbound, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VII, etc.)
34 Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 being phenomenal leaps into 3D for their time, but holding up almost inexcusably badly nowadays (Ocarina Of Time, Super Mario 64, Final Fantasy VII, etc.)
35 Majora's Mask introducing the creepy side of the Zelda series (Ocarina Of Time)
36 Metroid Fusion introducing the creepy side of the Metroid series (Super Metroid)
37 Super Mario Bros being called the first Mario game ever (Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, etc.)
38 Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night evolving its series into a completely new role-playing age (Super Metroid)
39 Overwatch's class-based gameplay with ridiculously over-the-top and cartoonish characters to boot (Team Fortress 2)
40 Fez's 3D-perspective rotation gimmick (Super Paper Mario)
41 Super Mario Maker allowing players to "play, create and share" their own levels (cough, Little Big Planet, cough)
42 Undertale being an incredibly loving independently-developed tribute to classic video games (Shovel Knight, Cave Story, Guacamelee, etc.)
43 Xenoblade Chronicles X allowing players to utilize giant mechs in combat (Xenogears)
44 Chrono Trigger having the absolute best graphic design of any 16-bit RPG from its era (Final Fantasy VI, Secret Of Mana)
45 Final Fantasy IV allowing the player to visit the Moon during its end segment (Kirby's Adventure)
46 Metroid Prime having the best soundtrack in the series (Metroid, Super Metroid)
47 Yoshi's Island being a roughly-average-in-retrospect platformer with incredibly flashy visuals (Donkey Kong Country Series)
48 Bayonetta having you play as an incredibly sexy demon hunter/huntress and do all kinds of ridiculously flashy stuff during combat (Devil May Cry)

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

49 Flower's "returning color to the world" gimmick (Okami)
50 Paper Mario making fun of popular 80s/90s superhero kid-show mascots before it was cool (Super Mario RPG)
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