I was recently inquired about my favorite Nintendo series. My friends in the Mushroom Kingdom Union all listed their favorites, so I wanted to, too. And since my last blog was in August, I will post them all below in a new Top 5 addition.
Here we go...
5. Donkey Kong
The Donkey Kong franchise is a long and successful franchise, and it is number 5 on my list. From its roots in the arcades, this franchise has delighted me for a while. I enjoy the great fun of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr, from jumping over barrels to collecting fruit. Mario vs. Donkey Kong (which I include in the Donkey Kong franchise), was my first Game Boy Advance SP game, and one of my favorites still to this date. I also enjoy the Country series as well. While I haven't played 2 and 3, I have played throughly and enjoyed 1 and Returns, which are the pinnacle of the Country series.
4. Star Fox
Star Fox is a series that I found through Super Smash Bros, and it comes in on my list at number 4. I first played Star Fox through a demo in SSBB. After playing it for several days, I had to buy the game on Wii Virtual Console. 64 is my favorite of the series, with its ingenious dialog, characters, and gameplay. I bought the 3DS remake, and I also beat it and enjoyed it. Through an emulator, I played the original Star Fox. I have also experienced Star Fox Command for DS, although I do not own it. Since I don't have a Gamecube, I will not be able to play the Gamecube additions.
Kirby is the most recent franchise that I have found to enjoy, and it is number 3 on my list. The first Kirby game that I had played was Kirby's Adventure on an original NES. I found the game to be great, with nice designs, controls, and story. (I also bought the 3D Cla$$ics version) I have played the Castlevania-like Kirby and the Amazing Mirror through 3DS. While I did not enjoy it too much, it heightened my interest in Kirby games. I now have Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and enjoy playing it with friends. I plan on buying the first Game Boy game on 3DS VC, and any more that come its way.
2. Super Smash Bros.
This is one of the ultimate Nintendo franchises, and it comes in on my list at number 2. I first discovered the series at a friend's house, and from there, I had to have Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This game is definetly te biggest game on Wii, with thousands of unlockables, lots of characters and game modes. It has one of the greatest multiplayers ever, and just is plain amazing. As for the other two games in the franchise, Melee and 1, I have plans for them. I hope to one day play Melee through the Wii U VC, but I don't really want to play 1, since it feels like a completely different game from Brawl.
1. Super Mario Bros.
This is my absolute favorite Nintendo series, so it is number 1 on my list. (Please note for this series, I include the spin-offs such as Mario Kart, Paper Mario, and the Mario Sports games.) Ever since I played New Super Mario Bros. for DS, I have been hooked on Mario. I have played just about every main Mario game, like Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, New Super Mario Bros, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Super Mario 3D Land. I also love the majority of the brothers' spin-offs. I think I will love this series forever. (Yeah, I know)
So that's the list. Any questions or comments? Feel free to leave one below.
Thanks for reading,