Top 10 Nintendo Games of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Great and amazing game!

Such a revolutionary game and really changed the way games were made from there on out!

No game has ever reached this amount of perfection and caliber as this one did.

And another thing, WHY THE HELL IS GUITAR HERO ON THIS LIST?!?!

GUITAR HERO IS MADE BY Activision NOT Nintendo!

To predictable... Before you yell at me, I played this game 100% but really...

Even though this game was very revolutionary for the Zelda series, I don't believe that it quite deserves the number one spot. There is plenty of things wrong with the game like not seeing enemies and other things that needed to be worked out in a three dimensional game. This issue was fixed in later Zelda games that had equally good storylines and gameplay. This game may have blowed everyone away when came out, but that it's the best.

I think this game is the best game in the world. It has had such an impact on modern gaming, and is definitely the Jewel in the franchise. I remember before finding this game, I never really understood the Zelda games as they were too confusing and I often got lost. But one day, while looking through the demos in Super Smash Bros: Brawl, I saw the difference in this game and played it. Ever since, this has been no doubt my favorite game.

This is my all time favorite but dude the 3ds remake is so good and the only one I have played go ocarina go

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2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

I'm not going to try to state it as a fact by being like "ITS BEST GAME. SCREW OoT! " I'm going to state it more as my own opinion. And I speak for all of the Smash series on this one, not just Brawl. I've played Nintendo games since I was in diapers, and without a doubt the Super Smash Brothers series contains my favorite games of all time. I remember when I got my first Smash game, Brawl. I was a child, so if course I thought I was amazing. Until I found about the Smash community and the competitive scene. Right now I play every Smash game, from 64 to Smash 4. I highly doubt I will be stopping anytime soon with all of the fun I have while playing them. So without a doubt, Super Smash Bros, all four (or five with 3ds) games, are my favorite games ever.

This should DEFIANTLY be #1. If you are a big gamer you have to like this game. It has all of your favorite characters with their own stage and special powers. In this game, it can easily bring out each characters personality and skills. The extras are some of the best parts of the game. Also, for anybody that thinks its just stupid fighting, it's a lot more that that. There's a story mode, fun training and lots of skill-building mini games. If you don't like this game, play it.

WHY isn't THIS NUMBER 1?! It has all my favorite characters and more. I'm addicted to adventure mode, and the brawls are great. Great story line, bringing all of nintendos best games together for an epic game. Absolutely love it. All time greatest characters fom all time greatest game. I can make teams of people from other games. I love how the pokemon are added, ugh, perfect game. - dragonfly99

Best ever

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3 Super Mario Bros. 3

Why is SMB3 the only mainstream Super Mario game/cartoon with the Frog Suit?! Why does it even debut there instead of Mario Land?!

My favorite game of all time by a wide margin, and I only got to play it when I was 21. After I played OoT as a kid, I was quite sure no game could provide me a more memorable experience, but this game proved me wrong. SMB3 is a blast from start to finish, and you can beat it a 100 times and it'll still feel incredibly fresh. - MichelSalazar

Fun game happy music hard super nice gameplay cool bosses the relse of the koopa kids and some levels you can just fly over wit the super leaf like the cape feder in super mario world best game ever!

Arguably the only NES Mario game that was actually worth it to play.

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4 Super Mario 64

It's still a fun game to play.

I hope whoever put this game on the list is referring to the original N64 version because it is the best game ever!

The DS version? Not so much, but the N64 version is best!

Greatest 3D Mario of all.

I personally like the original super mario 64

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5 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is the most darkest and complex Zelda game, if not, any game by Nintendo that is "suitable for all ages". Though Majora lacked the amount of dungeons that Ocarina had, it made up for it with its amazing plot as a sequel to an equally great game. It was sinister enough with the impending apocalypse of the nightmare fuel that is a grotesque moon, but the fact that, after every attempt to help someone from their pains and misfortunes, it all resets after every 3 days, all to save the world from an equally emotionally strained kid wearing a cursed mask. The game definitely made my childhood great and memorable.

Guitar hero isn't even a Nintendo game this list is just weird. I had no idea paper Mario was this popular, and I really don't think super smash bros deserves that much credit. I predicted number one, but I couldn't predict anything else. Majora's mask is my favorite Zelda game, and it would have either been this or super Mario 64, so I just went with this.

A dark emotional tale with storytelling, character development, and world building that is matched by few works of fiction to date. Lots of side quests and collectibles with one of the series's most vivid worlds. Much more in-depth, varied combat and puzzle solving all thanks to the masks, one of the greatest features when coupled with other classic Zelda items.

This game is a beautiful master piece it was my first Zelda game and still is my favorite

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6 Super Mario Galaxy

This game... Where should I start?... This game is fantastic. From beginning to end pure perfection everywhere. So much fun! Great graphics! AMAZING soundtracks! I can't fit everything I want to say in one comment... This was the first game I ever played and it will probably be my favorite forever.

This game is amazing it is such a pure new idea and is perfect start to finish. It is so bright and fun while being challenging. It's music is amazing, I love gusty gardens music

This game was no short of brilliant. With its inventive level design, amazing controls, and incredible soundtrack, we get an exceptional Mario adventure that will keep you smiling the whole time

Best game ever - TheInsomniac

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7 Super Smash Bros. Wii U

This is by far THE best Smash Bros. In terms of gameplay it is the most fair and has probably the most balanced character roster out of all the games in the series as well as the largest. It should definitely be above Brawl.

Why does people like melee and brawl more than this. Yes, I like them too but this puts everything good about the other games and makes them better. This also the most fair out of all of the games as well.

How is this not like number three? This is the best of the smash bros franchise! It's amazing characters graphics and gameplay.

I love smash and I can't wart
For the swich version.

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8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Not my personal favourite that is super mario 64. But this is the best Nintendo game and the best game ever. It feels like a sequel or updated version of ocarina. The true zelda game not breath of the wild.

I really loved this game!

This game is awesome and once you get far enough in the game you'll hear songs from ocarina of time

The ending was so sad!

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9 Super Smash Bros Melee

Unlike the other Super Smash Bros games, Melee has the aspect of being both a party game and an extremely competitive multiplayer game. There is no other game that has such a unique community and history behind it. I suggest watching "The Smash Brothers" documentary on YouTube if you don't know much about Melee. Best documentary I have ever watched. Sure, Wii U and Brawl has more characters, stages, etc but that isn't what makes Melee so unique and enjoyable. The fact that it's so simplistic on the outside is what makes it so fun for anyone. The more you play the more you realize how complex this game really is. Melee is the best mistake Nintendo has ever made. I doubt they could ever recreate what Melee has become.

A masterpiece of a game that can be played by absolutely anyone, and need I mention that this game has stayed relevant in gaming longer than almost any other game, 2014, and this is still being played by professionals at major events, some may say that smash never needed to be competitive, but I disagree. Much better than Brawl

At first glance, this game looks vastly inferior to its Wii sequel, with a roster of only 25 characters, half of which appear to be clones of each other, and a generally lower amount of features. What it lacks in miscellaneous extras, however, it makes up for with its vastly superior gameplay to Brawl. While in Brawl, the player feels like they are floating through an enormous glob of Jell-O, Melee's fast falling speed lends it to more immediate response, and is generally more fun as a result.

Best game in the series!

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10 Super Mario World

The game who brought up the best character ever who is Yoshi deserves one spot

I love this game! It is my favorite Mario game of all time! I just love playing as Mario and jumping on my good pal Yoshi.

This is better than almost all of those Zelda games

Bland compared to super Mario world 2.

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The Newcomers

? Link: The Faces of Evil
? Xenoblade Chronicles X

I just got this game, and already I love it. If you're a big fan of Legend of Zelda, I would really recommend this. In my opinion, there are too many cutscenes which are kind of yawn-worthy, but that is really the only bad thing about this game. It's really fun to know that enemies that kill you in one hit will one day be very easy to defeat after you have leveled up enough, and then you can explore even farther out, to where even tougher enemies await. Amazing graphics and gameplay, plus the coolest looking enemies from any game I have ever seen. - TheInsomniac

The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

This game is AMAZING! It's my favourite legend of Zelda game. He child like features and amazing sound track make a great game. Plus, the new hd version is super and I can't see and flaws. Sure, it can be annoying waiting and waiting in a sail boat traveling around, but the game makes up for it. There's been loads of times I've went to dragon roast island just to dance around to the music. Personally, this game should be in the top 3 at least. - Cheesecakepony10

The best Zelda game (until Zelda Wii U, hopefully). It easily has the best art style of any Zelda game, which has withstood the test of time. Yes, the sailing may be tedious, but it gives the world a vast, and epic feeling to it. The gameplay is still as fun as ever. This game should be #1

The wind waker is an unique Zelda experience that is unlike any other. The graphics are beautiful and the story is just as entertaining as Ocarina of Time.

I'll be honest. I didn't like the game at first because it didn't tell you what to do or where to g most of the time. And I hold true to that statement to this day, especially in the Forest Haven when you start. How the HECK was I supposed to know to roll into the great deku tree to get the chuchus off? But it does give you a huge sense of accoplishment when you figure out the puzzles. I also didn't like how Link can't jump, but this was my first Zelda game (except Botw) so I wasn't used to that concurring through ALL the Zelda games. Overall, great game. - TheInsomniac

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12 Super Mario Galaxy 2

This is an absolute masterpiece. If you own a Wii, GET THIS NOW! Whilst I enjoyed the original Galaxy, this is much better, why is it lower on the list. The controls work well and the level design is amazing. It is also much easier to navigate than the original game and has 242 stars. I have completed this game completely and the amount of extra content is astounding. And the graphics are good, despite being on the not-very-powerful Wii. It is a shame that the new 3D Mario games aren't as innovative as this gem I really hope for Galaxy 3 soon!

This game continued what SMG 1 started. This, as well as the first one, is a masterpiece. The variety of levels, the mechanics, those graphics that pushed the Wii's little power to the absolute limit, the amount of levels and missions to complete... Everything. I will not forget this game. It doesn't deserve so.

Best game of all time. Amazing use of motion controls and so much post game content you'll be soaring through the galaxies for years to come.

Best soundtrack of any game, amazing gameplay, takes ages, even when you 'complete' the game there is still loads to do.

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13 Super Metroid

HOW IS THIS NOT TOP 10?! This game is GENIUS, everything is amazing about it and only few other Nintendo games compare. The fact that SSB1 and Paper Mario is in top 10, yet this, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World aren't shows how moronic this site is. VOTE!

What makes this game so great is how it combines the fun platforming of a 2-D mario game and the concept of an alien space hunter, the first metroid. I just love this game.

Super metroid should be in the top 10s it is the best game for the snes!

I agree the fact this isn't number one disappointing me because when I got the classic snes edition This is all I played so much fun

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14 Paper Mario

If this one's referring to Super Paper Mario, or if it's just referring to whatever game the reader played, it deserves to be higher. The Paper Mario series is criminally underrated, and Sticker Star did nothing to fix that, but the first three are simply mind-blowing, with creativity, music, especially style, and all. Nintendo really needs to make a Paper Mario game that can survive the death of the Wii U, but is more play-alluring than Color Splash, a final note to the fans upset with Sticker Star.

I loved this game and played it the whole way through, it's upsetting that the series didn't get very much recognition, I agree that it should've been top 10, the game was time and money very well spent.

The greatest RPG game ever. So much better than ocarina of time or any legend of zelda game. - babbott15

I beat all of them except sticker star.10/10!

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15 Pokemon Red

No, not just Red! Red AND Blue! Blue version is better than Red, in my opinion.

I like blue more but Great game as I have both the American and Japanese version!

The game that started it all, is still one of the best Pokemon games if not THE BEST

Remake was better - TealBoyxx

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16 Super Mario Bros.

This game resuscitated a dying industry and gave rise to the Nintendo empire. This deserves to be number one or at least in the top five. At least Mario World and Mario 3 are higher on the list. - dlbk03

The one that started them all, great game for everyone love it

This should be number 1 this game saved the video game industry.

Just because this game saved the industry doesn't mean its good enough to be on number 15

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17 Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fire emblem is an amazing game. The characters are all very unique and different and they make you feel good about embracing what makes you different. I call it the "charming cast of weirdos." The meaning it gives off is also fantastic as the Villains are not all black and white. Some of them are good people who truly care about their comrades and are only fighting for their cause. (chapter 10 for example) I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone especially people new to rpg games.

A great game that allows in game customization of your units like no outher Fire Emblem game before it. As well as the support conversations that let all of your "shippings" come true. All around this is a great game that I would recommend to anyone

This is my favorite game of all time an has bin there when I needed it most. It has amazing characters and good story I highly recommend this to anyone that love Fire Emblem or Nintendo RPGS or any RPG I love it that much an so does the community.

This game is great role playing

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18 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

One of my favorite games of all time in my opinion! I love it SO MUCH! I played it non-stop when I first got it.

up with paper mario! Dang he should have been in Smash bros. Brawl. - Oreanta

Who doesn't love the RPG elements combined with a superb platformer? - Oreanta

This crap is great

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19 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

No doubt this is one of Link's most memorable adventures. - Oreanta

I havn't played ocarina enough to know if its better than this - moose4life19

This, Super Metroid, a pokemon game, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Trust me this game is definitely in the top 3 zelda games - AngryHimouto

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20 Super Smash Brothers

Hours of goreless fighting. - QTANTOBA

all three of em are grear #1 - bluemachine

Face it, all 4 the smash bros games are perfection!

Ohh... these bring back memories! - Oreanta

21 Donkey Kong Country Returns

It has awesome level design chanlegeing difficulty and loads of content

22 Star Fox 64

WHAT! 42nd! WHAT! This is the most amazing game I ever played. Unique levels, butt-kickin' animals, easy-to-learn maneuvers, great graphics, challenging bosses, vs. Mode, training mode for beginners, different power-ups & great critical reception. SHAME ON THOSE WHO THINK MARIOKART DS IS BETTER! That game is bull-crap! CrAppY GraPh1cs, impossible controls, pathetic battle mode & shameful track selection. How the heck does that piece of crap compare to this cartridge of glory on a phenomenon of a console. HOW!

Do a Barrell Roll!

23 Animal Crossing

By far, my favorite Nintendo game series! The only installment that has let me down was Amiibo Festival, and that was a spinoff of the actual series. Of course, this series has its flaws (all series do) but overall, an amazing series! Definitely would recommend to everyone.

Animal crossing is the best game ever! I can't believe it's so far down. You can do whatever you want in this game. You get connected with the characters VERY easily. I've been playing this all my life, and I can gladly say this game is the best.

I love all the Animal Crossing games. They make me feel like a kid again.

BEST GAME ever

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24 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Oh. My. God. Send this game to the top of the list, for goodness' sake! Great locations, amazing dungeons, awesome bosses, intriguing story... Skyward Sword has it all!

Revolutionized the way motion controls works and had one of the most epic storylines of all time. Simply a masterpiece.

Get this game in the top ten peeps. It's the prequel to Ocarina of Time. And it is amazing.

Good game, not the best but deserves at least top 15 or 20 - AngryHimouto

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25 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This game is the best game Nintendo has created. Before this, I didn't play much Legend of Zelda. Of course, I played the original, and I also played a bit of Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time, but other than that, I hadn't played it much. However, my father got me this game and told me he loved the old Legend of Zelda, and wanted to play this one to see if it was any good, and if I would like it. Then I got that first opening shot - one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen. The graphics were absolutely beautiful, and the gameplay was awesome! I loved exploring Hyrule at my own pace and never having someone bug me to do the next quest. I adored collecting swords and shields and armor of all sorts of kinds. It was one of the best games I have ever played - no - the best game I've ever played. The story was amazing, character development was great, everything was awesome! 10/10

There is no discussion, this is the best game nintendo has made. If you have ever played it through, you will understand. Although I may admit that I like some of their other games more due to nostalgia, I can't help but applaud the effort and time that they put into making this game so much better than any other nintendo game created to this point.

This game shines with so much polish and attention to detail its amazing. I have played my fair share of Zelda games and none have stood out like this one. I'm on my fifth playthrough already and I'm still not tired of it. Over all It is a amazing experience and my favorite game of all time.

My first actual Zelda game and and Switch game. Likely my favorite game as well

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26 Conker's Bad Fur Day

This is my favorite game ever. It's so funny!

27 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

This game deserves to be top 4. Seriously, this is one of the best games ever!

How is this not in the top 10 when Brawl is?

A thousand times the game super Mario world 1 will ever be

A thousand times the game Mario world 1 will ever be

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28 Splatoon

Why is this so low on the list. This is one of the best Nintendo games it also a not a sequel or prequel which is rare for Nintendo plus most of the games on the list I haven't even heard of

Such an awesome concept for a competitive game. Played it once and couldn't play another battle royale game without being like, "It's LAME how you can't SWIM in all the bullets you shoot! " - TheInsomniac

If this thing is not first on the list the next second, I am going to BARF! Splatoon is so good that it may as well come from game heaven.

To add, a battle royale version of this game would be cool, but I know it will never happen - TheInsomniac

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29 Kid Icarus: Uprising

Fun and original from start to finish. Can you get a 100% complete file? Most people can't. If I compared this game to another I would compare it to Call of Duty. Why? Well this game has you fighting killing and blasting your way through enemies (most certainly has a difference). To top it off there is that online gaming that everyone loves. This game even has hilarious dialogue and eye popping levels that will bring you back for more. And wait... Does that rock have a face!?!

The characters are hilarious and have so much personality. I've played the game twice now and both times I played them I had a great, fun, and entertaining experiences. Voice acting in this game is great too.

An expansive, funny and addictive shooter with brilliant voice acting, mesmerizing music and a punishing difficulty system. One of the top games in existence.

The voice acting and music MADE this game...actually scratch that, the entire thing is AWESOME

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30 Mario Kart: Double Dash

How is this better than Mario Kart 64 if you have to listen to Princess Peach's voice & Princess Daisy's voice?!

I can;t believe smash brothers brawl got ahead of this when all you do is fight.

This is way better than Mario kart 64. Every n64 game ever made is overrated because they were the first 3D games Nintendo ever made. The GameCube was a big step up

31 Banjo-Kazooie

But I thought that this was made by rarewar not Nintendo. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Has funny puns grate bosses greate music but not so greate gameplay but its fun

32 Super Mario 3D World

I will be playing this game to 100% completion all on my own. Wish me luck, I won't be back anytime soon.

Princess Daisy should've replaced the pathetic, bad-tempered Princess Peach.

Daisy Shall Not Replace Peach You Idiot

Best game ever!

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33 Kirby's Epic Yarn

When is there going to be a Diddy Kong Yarn actually by Good Feel & Nintendo?

This game is so fun and is relaxing! It's great!

34 Mario Kart 8

It is the best Mario Kart. A lot of characters and cool stages.

Equal in fun to MKDS, but cooler

2nd best mk
double dash will always be the best

35 Kirby: Squeak Squad
36 Metroid Prime #

I just picked up this game a few months ago, and I have to say I have never enjoyed a game this much. It aged perfectly, unlike most Zelda games (except Wind Waker), and it's worth playing, 'cause it's fun, unlike most Mario games. damn masterpiece, that's what this game is.

Why is this number 38. Prime is better than this. It's better than most of the stuff above it. At least top 5. It's not voted for because when people scroll down on the website they only see and vote for what is already in the top ten. It's unfair.

Easily not only my favorite Nintendo game of all time, but my favorite video game of all time.

It effortlessly creates tense and spooky atmosphere and with some of the best level design in gaming and phenomenal music,This is the best nintendo game ever.OOT has nothing on this masterclass. - Lord28

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37 Pokemon Emerald

How is this so low? It introduced great new Pokemon, double battles, battle frontier, and some of the best legendaries to date. ( Deoxys and Rayquaza) Without this game, the series would not be as it is today.

38 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

This was the best kirby game ever

39 Mario Kart Wii

I expected such a great game to be higher on the list - Ajkloth

It's SO GOOD!

40 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

The wonderful storyline in this game is awe-inspiring. The battle sequences are a wonderful touch. - Oreanta

This game has an amazing story line, probably one of the best strategic games out there.

ZOMG hours of my life well spent finishing this 4 times - Gunti

41 Super Smash Bros for 3DS

This guy knows nothing obout video games ) :(

42 Donkey Kong
43 Xenoblade Chronicles

This game has an excellent world, captivating story, great gameply, natural character development, and perfect music. This is my favorite game of all time, and many share my opinion. Everybody should have the chance to play this game, and if you do, you shiuld NOT sit it out.

Are you serious?! This game is INSANE. a Masterpiece

BEST GAME EVER!

44 Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I love this game! This game is animal crossing, so you know it will be amazing! (This doesn't count for amino festival) the characters are cuter, the graphics are better, and there are more things like wisp the genie, Harvey and his store, and more!

Honestly, when I first got this game, I thought it would be just a boring life simulation game. But oh my god was I wrong. This game is the epitome of stress free gameplay.It is very fleshed out, and is very fun time. It is relaxing and enjoyable, and should really be higher up on the list.

Should be really high up

The best game

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45 Super Mario Sunshine

It is a very hard game but it has a lot of gameplay. Its such a good game they should make a sequel.

It is just so fun but where did all the brown poop come from?

It's fun and challenging and has a great storyline.

My favorite Mario game ever made, with its everlasting story mode and easy to master game controls, this should be at the top of the list. I still haven't got all the unlockables, simply amazing.

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46 Pikmin 3

Should be much higher on the list. The visuals are stunning, the gameplay is better than ever, and it's just a fun game all around. What's not to like?

The graphics rock, the Pikmin are cute, (Especially the Rock pikmin) and the new characters are really interesting!

One of the best games ever

47 Pokemon Heartgold

Best game EVER

48 Super Mario Maker

Its only number 89?! But it has the best concept of all time: creating levels! You can create the level yourself and make whatever you want. Plus, you can play awesome levels created by others, meaning that the game never end! I can talk a lot of other things that make Mario Maker awesome but this would be too long and I think I said enough. Honorable mention to Zelda breath of the wild and Pokemon sun and Moon. And also I agree that orcarina of time is great but it doesn't stand out in my opinion.

Best Game Ever How Is It Not Higher! 1

Best Mario game ever!

This should be in the top 10 COME ON PEOPLE!
Someone said this game is 89 IT IS 236 NOW! - NintendoMaster853

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49 Pokemon Omega Ruby

It features My favourite Pokemon: Groudon!

50 Pokemon X

Some of these games I have never heard and I am a huge fan of Nintendo. Pokemon is amazing and this is my favorite one. Sure it isn't no. 1 but is should be in the top ten.

This should be higher on the list

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