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What was the greatest launch title of all time?

Combat 0 0.00%
 
Super Mario Bros. 20 12.20%
 
Super Mario World 19 11.59%
 
Virtua Fighter (Saturn) 2 1.22%
 
Twisted Metal 2 1.22%
 
Super Mario 64 32 19.51%
 
Halo Combat Evolved 16 9.76%
 
Twilight Princess 3 1.83%
 
Breath of the Wild 64 39.02%
 
Other 6 3.66%
 
Total:164
pokoko said:
RolStoppable said:

Your reasoning for "first among dedicated gamers" applies much, much more to Super Mario Bros.

No, it doesn't.

Yes, it does. Super Mario Bros. made the NES a huge deal and a console market thought to be dead in America rose from the ashes. Halo is small fry in comparison, because SMB was a much bigger deal.



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I am surprised nobody talks about soul calibur, that game was a big deal back in the day it even got a perfect 10 from egm, funny how time elevates some games and banishes others.



gamingsoul said:
I am surprised nobody talks about soul calibur, that game was a big deal back in the day it even got a perfect 10 from egm, funny how time elevates some games and banishes others.

It was on the dreamcast and sold badly, probably why it's easily overlooked.



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Barkley said:
gamingsoul said:
I am surprised nobody talks about soul calibur, that game was a big deal back in the day it even got a perfect 10 from egm, funny how time elevates some games and banishes others.

It was on the dreamcast and sold badly, probably why it's easily overlooked.

not really the Dreamcast had the most successful launch up until that time, sonic and soul calibur were the must  have titles, and the press went nuts with soul calibur many gave it the game of the year award.

also there are games that sold poorly but are highly regarded example: earthbound.



It was a tough decision, but I voted Super Mario Bros. I really wanted to give it to Breath of the Wild as well though. Wii Sports is also an extremely strong candidate and should have been in the poll instead of Twilight Princess.



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John2290 said:
Twiloght princess by so much. God that game was near perfect at the time and still the best zelda game, it gave me hope for more mature Xelda titles and then Skyward sword shit all over it and the formula is now dead.

yikes



gamingsoul said:
I am surprised nobody talks about soul calibur, that game was a big deal back in the day it even got a perfect 10 from egm, funny how time elevates some games and banishes others.

I talk about Soul Calibur. 😢



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Super Mario Bros it not only launched the NES but did so in a time when gaming was in serious trouble.



Given that breath of the wild is one would be my favourite game I think of all time... I'm gonna have to say that was the best overall launch game, that said it's now more than 20 years later and I find myself chucking my original copy of Mario 64 into my N64 and blasting through all 120 stars in a weekend because that game is also amazing, as a revolution of how 3d platforming should be done Mario Nailed it, but then... as to how to make an open world feel important and special I think nothing rivals Breath of the Wild and likely never will again.



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BotW obviously. Second would probably be either Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 or Halo: Combat Evolved. And maybe Tetris too.

But my own personal fave is Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader for the GC.



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