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I believe my top 4 are
Pokemon yellow (if you also count the 3ds port)
Rune factory 4 (also on 3ds)
And either pokemon mystery dungeon explorers, or magical starsign (both on the DS)

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Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario Bros were games I played and beat repeatedly as a kid. I also beat Mario 64 a few times. As an adult, I’ve played Katamari Damacy and it’s rereleases a few times. Psychonauts a few times and Marvel’s Spider-Man a couple of times. Wish I had enough time to replay some of the classics but at least I still get some time to play games

Super Mario World

RPG- Persona 4 including Golden, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines. FPS-Bioshock 1 and 2, Half-life 2

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Toss up between Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. They are the only two games that I almost ritualisticly play every year or so, and I honestly do not know which one I have played more. I love them both to pieces and despite what many will tell you, they are two very different sides of the same coin.

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Tales of Symphonia 10 times.

Super Mario Bros. don't keep the count, but a lot.

The original Castlevania, Metroid: Zero Mission, and Super Mario 64 are close to or over 10 times each probably. The original Luigi's Mansion is up there as well, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance like 6 or 7 times.

There are some strategy games that are designed to play through many times.  The biggest one for me is probably Civilization Revolution which I think I've played through around 50-100 times.  Also, Civ 1, Civ 2 and Master of Magic have had more playthroughs than I can count.  For more story/campaign oriented PC games, I've played through both Freedom Force and Heroes of Might and Magic 2 at least 5 times each (maybe more).

Then there are the NES games.  I've played through Super Mario Bros 1 and 3 and The Legend of Zelda a ton.  I've played these games so much (and so long ago) I couldn't tell you if I beat them closer to 4 times or 40 times.  Most likely somewhere near the middle of that, lol.  I've had a several playthroughs of NES Metroid too.  None of those games takes a long time to beat though.  

Golden Axe and D&D: Tower of Doom also fall into the 4-40 times playthrough category.  Some of those times were multiplayer though and some were by myself.

Final Fantasy games:  FF1, FF7 and FF Tactics I've beaten like 5-10 times each.  FF9 and FF10 are more like 4-6 times each.

Katamari Damacy is a game I've beaten around 8-12 times.

Oh yeah, and Adventure on the Atari 2600 I've beaten like 20-50 times, but again those playthroughs do not take long.

Plenty of them.

Super Mario World (SNES, GBA) - my first game overall. Did over 15 playthroughs, twice on the GBA and the rest on SNES.

Chrono Trigger (SNES, PS1) - at least 10 times, still need to play my copies of the iOS and Steam versions

Final Fantasy IV (SNES, PS1, GBA, DS, PSP) - at least 15 times, most of which were on the SNES, still need to play my copy of the iOS version and the Steam versions (both 3D remake and Pixel)

Final Fantasy V (SNES, PS1, GBA, Steam) - at least 10 times , most of which are on the SNES, just recently finished the Steam original version and still need to play the iOS and Pixel editions

Final Fantasy VI (SNES, GBA, PS1) - at least 10 times, still need to play my copies of the iOS and Steam versions (both original and Pixel)

Trials of Mana (SNES) - at least 6 times, still need to play the Switch Mana collection version which I have and I have the 3D remake on PS4, Switch and Steam.

Super Mario RPG (SNES) - at least 10 times, recent time of playing it was a year ago or so.

Kirby Super Star (SNES and DS) - at least over 20 times, most of which were on the SNES, did the DS version at least three times.

Donkey Kong Country (SNES, OG GB, GBA) - third owned game, finished it at least a dozen times, once on GBA and once on Game Boy

The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past (SNES, GBA) - did at least 6 playthroughs, all on SNES except for one playthrough on the GBA

Breath of Fire I and II (SNES and GBA) - did at least 10 playthroughs across both games, always do them together in pairs. At least 3 playthroughs on the GBA version.

Terranigma (SNES) - at least 6 playthroughs

Kingdom Hearts I (PS2, PS3, PS4) - did at least 6 playthroughs, 4 on PS2, once on PS3 and once on PS4

Kingdom Hearts II (PS2, PS3, PS4) - did at least 6 playthroughs, 4 on PS2, once on PS3, and once on PS4

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories (GBA, PS2, PS3, PS4) - did at least 6 playthroughs, 3 on GBA, once on PS2, once on PS3, once on PS4.


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Contra NES
Time Crisis 2 arcade

could do both without receiving damage, but still exhilarating to play.

I'm sure there's a bunch of other games, too.

Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past is probably the one I have played and beaten the most times. But it is kind of cheating since most of the runs is from playing multiplayer on the Randomizer mod with friends. And the question was for single player.

Super Mario Bros 3 is probably the game where I started most new playthroughs. However a lot of them never went all the way and even more started at some randomly saved point near a level I wanted to play.

The first Diablo is probably the game I started most new games with the intention of playing it to the end. But I often set up some strange limitation to my games. like banning all armor or no town visits or no potion use that makes me get stuck somewhere.

The winner will be Fire Emblem the Blazing Blade. I have played that game start to finish a lot of times. Had a small obsession with collecting all the conversations between characters. And that takes a lot of games to archive. And since a few of the units joins you very late one needs to play all the way to the end.

Honorable mention to Resident evil 4. The game I finished on the most different platforms (NGC, PS2, Wii, PS3, iPhone, PC, Switch, PS5) as well as the game I bought most versions of.

Great thread btw =)