Nintendo Powers Top Ten Games

Nintendo Power may be over, but they have left their mark in the history of video games.  Over the years, many games have graced their pages.  So, it only seems fitting that Nintendo Power created a list of their top games of all time!  Obviously, by “all time”, they restricted it to games released on Nintendo consoles.

After the jump below, is the full list of their top 285 Nintendo games.  Would you make any changes to the top ten/twenty?

285. Super Star Wars (SNES)
284. Donkey Kong (NES)
283. Tecmo Bowl (NES)
282. Nintendogs (DS)
281. Killer 7 (GameCube)
280. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS)
279. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
278. Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
277. U.N. Squadron (SNES)
276. Mario Paint (SNES)
275. Punch-Out!! (Wii)
274. Avalon Code (DS)
273. Beetle Adventure Racing (N64)
272. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
271. Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (NES)
270. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! (SNES)
269. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES)
268. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS)
267. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
266. Mortal Kombat II (SNES)
265. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
264. Mega Man Zero (GBA)
263. Super C (NES)
262. Phantasy Star 0 (DS)
261. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)
260. Contra 4 (DS)
259. Sparkster (SNES)
258. Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)
257. Mario Part 2 (N64)
256. F-Zero (SNES)
255. Conker’s Bad Fur Day (N64)
254. Willow (NES)
253. Kirby Canvas Curse (DS)
252. Super Smash TV (SNES)
251. Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (DSiWare)
250. Kid Nikki. Radical Ninja (NES)
249. Burnout 2. Point of Impact (GameCube)
248. No More Heroes (Wii)
247. Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
246. Ghost ‘N Goblins (NES)
245. G.I. Joe (NES)
244. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure (Wii)
243. MadWorld (Wii)
242. Rythm Heaven Fever (Wii)
241. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
240. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES)
239. Blast Corpse (N64)
238. Mario Tennis: Power Tour (GameCube)
237. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
236. Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
235. A Boy and his Blob: Trouble in Blobonia (NES)
234. Mega Man V (NES)
233. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GameCube)
232. Ikaruga (GameCube)
231. Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (SNES)
230. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES)
229. Space Megaforce (SNES)
228. Tales of the Abyss (3DS)
227. Resident Evil 0 (GameCube)
226. Lunar Legend (GBA)
225. Ice Hockey (NES)
224. Cooking Mama (DS)
223. WWF WrestleMania 2000 (N64)
222. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GameCube)
221. Metroid Fusion (GBA)
220. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GameCube)
219. MVP Baseball 2005 (GameCube)
218. Ninja Five-O (GBA)
217. F-Zero GX (GameCube)
216. Mario Golf: Advance Tour (GBA)
215. Rayman 2: The Great Escape (N64)
214. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GameCube)
213. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (NES)
212. Star Fox (SNES)
211. Cybernator (SNES)
210. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)
209. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
208. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS)
207. Metal Storm (NES)
206. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
205. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
204. Pokemon Red/Blue (Game Boy)
203. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES)
202. Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)
201. Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
200. Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)
199. Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
198. Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
197. Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color)
196. Pokemon Ruby/Saphire (GBA)
195. Wave Race 64 (N64)
194. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
193. Mario Kart DS (DS)
192. Advance Wars: Duel Strike (DS)
191. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
190. Super Monkey Ball (GameCube)
189. Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
188. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
187. Super Scribblenauts (DS)
186. Rock Band 3 (Wii)
185. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
184. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
183. Super Paper Mario (Wii)
182. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
181. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
180. Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)
179. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
178. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
177. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GameCube)
176. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
175. Meteos (DS)
174. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
173. Mario Golf (N64)
172. Epic Mickey (Wii)
171. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)
170. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
169. Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS)
168. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii)
167. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
166. Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)
165. Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (GBA)
164. Faxanadu (NES)
163. Mario and Luigi. Partners in Time (DS)
162. Strider (NES)
161. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
160. Luigi’s Mansion (GameCube)
159. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
158. Metal Gear (NES)
157. Maniac Mansion (NES)
156. Earthbound (SNES)
155. Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
154. Okamiden (DS)
153. Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA)
152. River City Ransom (NES)
151. Bionic Commando (NES)
150. Sonic Generations (3DS)
149. R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES)
148. WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
147. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS)
146. Demon’s Crest (SNES)
145. Fire Emblem (GBA)
144. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)
143. Baseball Stars (NES)
142. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)
141. Animal Crossing (GameCube)
140. Kid Icarus (NES)
139. Paper Mario (N64)
138. Crystalis (NES, 1990)
137. Pokemon Puzzle League (N64)
136. Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)
135. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
134. Final Fantasy (NES)
133. Jet Force Gemini (N64)
132. Advance Wars (GBA)
131. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube)
130. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GameCube)
129. Bit.Trip Runner (WiiWare)
128. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
127. The Last Story (Wii)
126. Shadowgate (NES)
125. Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
124. Pokemon Pinball. Ruby and Saphire (GBA)
123. Mega Man 9 (WiiWare)
122. Picross 3D (DS)
121. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii)
120. Castlevania (NES)
119. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney. Justice for All (DS)
118. Golden Sun (GBA)
117. Cave Story (WiiWare)
116. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
115. Dragon Warrior (NES)
114. Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (SNES)
113. Dragon Quest V. Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
112. Etrian Odyssey (DS)
111. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
110. The Legend of Zelda. Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color)
109. The Legend of Zelda. Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color)
108. Out of this World (SNES)
107. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
106. Earthworm Jim (SNES)
105. Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA)
104. Blaster Master (NES)
103. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS)
102. Pokemon Snap (N64)
101. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
100. Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
99. VVVVVV (3DS)
98. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS)
97. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)
96. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
95. The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES)
94. Mario’s Picross (Game Boy)
93. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)
92. Soul Blazer (SNES)
91. Sonic Colors (Wii)
90. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
89. Final Fight (SNES)
88. Secret of Mana (SNES)
87. Tetris Attack (SNES)
86. Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii)
85. Metroid (NES)
84. Kirby Super Star (SNES)
83. Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)
82. SimCity (SNES)
81. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64)
80. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)
79. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
78. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
77. Little King’s Story (Wii)
76. Sin and Punishment (Wii Virtual Console/N64)
75. WWF No Mercy (N64)
74. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
73. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
72. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
71. WarioWare: Twisted (GBA)
70. Tales of Symphonia (GameCube)
69. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II (GameCube)
68. Axelay (SNES)
67. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
66. Pikmin 2 (GameCube)
65. Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
64. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
63. Klonoa (Wii)
62. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (DS)
61. Tetris DS (DS)
60. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GameCube)
59. Star Fox 64 (N64)
58. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (NES)
57. Rayman Origins (Wii)
56. Pikmin (GameCube)
55. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (GBA)
54. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GameCube)
53. Tetris (Game Boy)
52. Final Fantasy II (IV) (SNES)
51. The World Ends with You (DS)
50. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
49. Mega Man (NES)
48. Skies of Arcadia Legends (GameCube)
47. Mega Man 3 (NES)
46. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube)
45. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
44. DuckTales (NES, 1989)
43. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
42. Drill Dozer (GBA)
41. Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
40. Contra (NES)
39. Mega Man X (SNES)
38. Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA)
37. ActRaiser (SNES)
36. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
35. Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
34. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)
33. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii/GameCube)
32. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
31. SoulCalibur II (GameCube)
30. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (NES)
29. Resident Evil (GameCube)
28. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
27. Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
26. Beyond Good & Evil (GameCube)
25. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Game Boy Color)
24. Mario and Luigi: Super Star Saga (GBA)
23. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
22. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
21. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES)
20. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GameCube)
19. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
18. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
17. Metroid Prime (GameCube)
16. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
15. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
14. Super Mario 64 (N64)
13. Elite Beat Agents (DS)
12. The Legend of Zelda (NES)
11. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
10. Resident Evil 4 (GameCube)
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube)
8. Super Metroid (SNES)
7. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
6. Mega Man 2 (NES)
5. Super Mario World (SNES)
4. Final Fantasy III (VI) (SNES)
3. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

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