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Games That Defined Their Console

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Hey, what's up everyone?

This little blog entry is more for my own weird amusement because it's slow boring day around the house.

If you want to comment on my choices, feel free.

These are the games that helped define it's respective console, in my personal opinion. These are the games that drove a good majority of people to buy that particular console, or at least personally influenced me and people I saw around me with them.

Consoles

Atari 2600

  • Breakout/Super Breakout
  • Dig Dug
  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Galaxian
  • Missile Command
  • Pac-Man (as bad of a port as it may have been, everyone had it)
  • Pitfall
  • Pole Position
  • Space Invaders

TurboGrafx-16:

  • Alien Crush
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Bonk's Adventure & Bonk's Revenge
  • Keith Courage in Alpha Zone
  • Legendary Axe 1 & 2
  • Neutopia 1 & 2
  • Splatterhouse
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Ys Series

NES:

  • Castlevania 1-3
  • Contra
  • Double Dragon 1-3
  • Dragon Warrior 1-4
  • Duck Hunt
  • Gradius
  • Final Fantasy
  • The Legend of Zelda 1 & 2
  • Mega Man 1-6
  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
  • Super Mario Bros. 1-3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

SNES:

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Donkey Kong Country 1-3
  • Final Fantasy 2 & 3 (4 & 6 in Japan)
  • Final Fight 1-3
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X-X3
  • Mortal Kombat 2 & 3
  • Sim City
  • Street Fighter II Games
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time

N64:

  • Banjo-Kazooie & Banjo-Tooie
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Goldeneye: 007
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time
  • Mario Kart 64
  • StarFox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • WCW/n.W.o.: Revenge
  • WWF: No Mercy

GameCube:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Mario Kart: Double-Dash
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
  • Metroid Prime 1 & 2
  • Resident Evil (Remake) & RE 4
  • StarFox: Adventures
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Smash Bros.: Melee

Wii:

  • Bit.Trip Series
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Epic Mickey 1 & 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Rayman Origins
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Punch-Out!
  • Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
  • Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort

Sega Master System:

  • After Burner
  • Alex Kidd Games
  • Hang-On
  • Phantasy Star
  • R-Type
  • Shinobi
  • Space Harrier
  • Wonder Boy
  • Zaxxon 3-D

Sega Genesis:

  • Columns
  • Golden Axe 1-3
  • Mortal Kombat 1-3
  • Phantasy Star 2-4
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3 & Knuckles
  • Street Fighter II Games
  • Streets of Rage 1-3
  • Strider
  • Thunder Force IV
  • X-Men 1 & 2

Sega Saturn:

  • Daytona USA
  • House of the Dead
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Shinobi: Legions
  • Panzer Dragoon, PD: Zwei, & PD: Saga
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Virtua Cop 1 & 2
  • Virtua Fighter 1 & 2
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Sega Dreamcast:

  • Crazy Taxi 1 & 2
  • House of the Dead 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super-Heroes
  • Ikaruga
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Quake III: Arena
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • Shenmue 1 & 2
  • Soul Calibur
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Sonic Adventure 1 & 2

PS1:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Crash Bandicoot 1-3
  • Einhander
  • Final Fantasy 7-9
  • Gran Turismo
  • Mega Man X4-X6
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Resident Evil 1-3
  • Spyro the Dragon 1-3
  • Tomb Raider 1-3
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1-3
  • Twisted Metal 1-4
  • WWF: Smackdown 1 & 2

PS2 (this guy lasted a while...):

  • Dragonball Z: Budokai/Tenkaichi Series
  • Dynasty Warriors Series
  • Final Fantasy Series
  • God of War 1 & 2
  • Grand Theft Auto Games
  • Guitar Hero Series
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
  • Need For Speed Series
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Spider-Man 1 & 2
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 1 & 2
  • WWE Smackdown/Smackdown vs. Raw Series
  • And all the wonderful classic game collections on this system.

XBox (Original):

  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 1 & 2
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Fable
  • Halo 1 & 2
  • Jade Empire
  • MechAssault 1 & 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Panzer Dragoon: Orta
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2
  • WWE Raw 1 & 2

XBox 360:

  • Battlefield Seires
  • Call of Duty Series
  • Dead Rising 1 & 2
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fable 2 & 3
  • Gears of War 1-3
  • Halo Series
  • Mass Effect 1-3
  • Rock Band Games
  • WWE Series

Handhelds

Game Boy:

  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Metroid II
  • Mega Man I-V
  • Super Mario Land 1 & 2
  • Tetris
  • TMNT Games
  • Wario Land (Super Mario Land 3)

Game Boy Color:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons
  • R-Type DX
  • Super Mario Bros. DX
  • Tetris DX
  • Wario Land 2 & 3

Game Boy Advance:

  • Castlevania Games
  • Classic NES Series
  • Golden Sun 1 & 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
  • Mega Man Zero Series
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Super Mario Advance 1-4

Nintendo DS:

  • Castlevania Games
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Metroid Prime: Hunters
  • New Super Mario Bros.
  • Scribblenauts & Super Scribblenauts
  • Sonic Colors

Sega Game Gear:

  • Columns
  • Mortal Kombat 1 & 2
  • Shinobi 1 & 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2
  • Sonic Chaos & Sonic the Hedgehog in Triple Trouble
  • Streets of Rage 1 & 2
  • Tails' Adventure

Neo Geo Pocket Color:

  • Bust-A-Move Pocket
  • King of Fighters: R-2
  • Metal Slug 1st Mission & 2nd Mission
  • Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket Fighting
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Clash of the Millennium
  • Sonic Pocket Adventure

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