Video Games

This is an incomplete, mostly accurate list of the many video games I own. It doesn’t compare to any of those colossal collections you see up for sale on eBay, but it’s still a pretty satisfying pile of games. Without these games–especially those 16-bit era games–I’d likely be a much different person now, for better or worse. I shudder to imagine a version of myself that enjoys leaving the house for any length of time.

My highest recommended games are in bold. Asterisks (*) are next to the consoles where a large fraction of game ownership is actually shared within the family; after all, it’s not like I was buying up NES games when I was an infant.

Nintendo Entertainment System Games*
Game Boy Games*
Game Boy Color Games

Super Nintendo Games*
Turbo Grafx-16 Games*
Sega Genesis / Sega CD Games*
Sega Game Gear Games*

Nintendo 64 Games*
PlayStation 1 Games
Sega Saturn Games*
Dreamcast Games

Game Boy Advance Games
Nintendo DS Games
PlayStation Portable Games

Nintendo GameCube Games*
PlayStation 2 Games
Xbox Games

Wii Games
PlayStation 3 Games
Xbox 360 Games

Wii U Games
Nintendo 3DS Games
PlayStation Vita Games

Nintendo Entertainment System – Game Boy – Game Boy Color

Nintendo Entertainment System Game Boy Game Boy Color
Battletoads Battletoads Crystalis
Bionic Commando Castlevania: The Adventure The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
Blaster Master The Final Fantasy Legend The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Castlevania Final Fantasy Legend III The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest Godzilla Lufia: The Legend Returns
Double Dragon Killer Instinct Pokémon Gold
Double Dragon II: The Revenge The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Pokémon Trading Card Game
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories
Dr. Mario Metroid II: Return of Samus
Dragon Warrior Pokémon Red Version
Dragon Warrior II Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition
Dragon Warrior III Super Mario Land
Dragon Warrior IV Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Final Fantasy The Sword of Hope
Gauntlet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan
Gauntlet II Tetris
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters
King’s Knight
The Legend of Zelda
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Mega Man 5
Mega Man 6
Metal Gear
Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
River City Ransom
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet
Super Mario Bros. 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Tetris 2
Ultima: Exodus
WCW Wrestling
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II

Super Nintendo – TurboGrafx-16 – Sega Genesis / Sega CD – Sega Game Gear


Super Nintendo TurboGrafx-16 Sega Genesis
ActRaiser Bonk’s Adventure Batman Returns
Alien 3 (We own a few more, but heck if I remember which.) Beyond Oasis
Boxing Legends of the Ring Mega Bomberman
Brain Lord Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World
Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs Phantasy Star IV
Chavez Sonic & Knuckles
Chrono Trigger Sonic the Hedgehog
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Donkey Kong Country Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!  Sega CD
Doom The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
Dragon Quest V (NTSC-J Japan Super Famicom release) Lunar: The Silver Star
Dragon Quest VI (NTSC-J Japan Super Famicom release) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Earthbound Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Final Fantasy II Sewer Shark
Final Fantasy III Vay
Final Fantasy IV (NTSC-J Japan Super Famicom release)
Final Fantasy V (NTSC-J Japan Super Famicom release) Sega Game Gear
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Mortal Kombat
Final Fight Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
George Foreman’s KO Boxing Sonic Chaos
Gradius III Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
Illusion of Gaia Star Wars
Killer Instinct
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Live A Live (NTSC-J Japan Super Famicom release)
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
Madden NFL ’94
Mario Paint
Mega Man Soccer  
Mega Man X (cartridge autographed by Keiji Inafune!)  
Mega Man X2
Mega Man X3
Mega Man 7
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mortal Kombat II
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
Secret of Evermore
Secret of Mana
Sim City
Soul Blazer
Star Fox
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Bomberman 2
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Metroid
Super R-Type
Super Star Wars
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Super Street Fighter II
Tecmo Super Bowl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Terranigma (PAL UK release)
WWF Royal Rumble
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Nintendo 64 – PlayStation 1 – Sega Saturn – Dreamcast

Nintendo 64
PlayStation 1
Sega Saturn
Banjo-Kazooie Beyond the Beyond Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean
Banjo-Tooie Breath of Fire III Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Donkey Kong 64 Crash Bandicoot Saturn Bomberman
GoldenEye 007 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Shining Force III
Hybrid Heaven Digimon World Shining the Holy Ark
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Dragon Warrior VII Sonic R
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Final Fantasy Anthology Street Fighter Collection
Mario Kart 64 Final Fantasy Chronicles Street Fighter: The Movie
Mario Party Final Fantasy IX Virtua Cop
Mario Party 2 Final Fantasy Origins Virtua Fighter Kids
Mario Party 3 Final Fantasy Tactics
Mortal Kombat 4 Final Fantasy VII Dreamcast
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Final Fantasy VIII Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Gundam Battle Assault Phantasy Star Online
Paper Mario Gundam Battle Assault 2 Sonic Adventure
Perfect Dark Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete Sonic Adventure 2
Pilot Wings 64 Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete
Pokémon Stadium Mega Man 8
Rampage World Tour Mega Man Legends
Robotron 64 Mega Man X4
Shadowgate 64: Trial of the Four Towers Mega Man X5
Star Fox 64 Mega Man X6
Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Metal Gear Solid
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Missile Command
Super Mario 64 RPG Maker
Super Smash Bros. SaGa Frontier
WCW vs. nWo: World Tour Sim City 2000
WCW/nWo Revenge Spider-Man
WWF No Mercy Spider-Man 2: Enter: Electro
WWF War Zone Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf
Yoshi’s Story Wild Arms

Game Boy Advance – Nintendo DS – PlayStation Portable

Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS PlayStation Portable
Advance Wars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Advance Wars: Dual Strike Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Astro Boy: Omega Factor Animal Crossing: Wild World Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled Dissidia Final Fantasy
Breath of Fire II Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Blue Dragon Plus Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon Bomberman Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Half-Minute Hero
ChuChu Rocket! Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
CIMA: The Enemy Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Lumines
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Chrono Trigger Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Final Fantasy VI Advance Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen Mega Man Powered Up
Fire Pro Wrestling Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Metal Gear Acid
Golden Sun Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Metal Gear Acid 2
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Four Swords Final Fantasy III Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Final Fantasy IV PaRappa the Rapper
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Mario vs. Donkey Kong The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Mega Man & Bass The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge Lunar: Dragon Song
Mega Man Battle Network Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS
Mega Man Battle Network 2 Mega Man Star Force: Leo
Mega Man Battle Network 3: White Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Saurian
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar Mega Man Zero Collection
Mega Man Zero Mega Man ZX
Mega Man Zero 2 Mega Man ZX Advent
Mega Man Zero 3 Meteos
Mega Man Zero 4 Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
Metroid Fusion Phantasy Star 0
Metroid: Zero Mission Pokémon Diamond Version
Phantasy Star Collection Sands of Destruction
Pokémon Ruby Scribblenauts
Sonic Advance Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Sonic Advance 2 Sonic Rush
Sonic Advance 3 Super Scribblenauts
Sonic Battle WarioWare: Touched!
Street Fighter Alpha III The World Ends with You
Super Mario Advance Yoshi Touch & Go
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Yoshi’s Island DS
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival
Sword of Mana
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!

Nintendo GameCube – PlayStation 2 – Xbox

GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox
Donkey Kong Konga Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Deus Ex: Invisible War
Ikaruga Castlevania: Lament of Innocence The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Killer7 Devil May Cry Fable
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Dragon Quest VIII Half-Life 2
Luigi’s Mansion Final Fantasy X Halo
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Final Fantasy XI Halo 2
Mario Party 4 Final Fantasy XII Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Mega Man Anniversary Collection Gradius V NFL Fever 2004
Mega Man X Collection Grand Theft Auto III Ninja Gaiden
Mega Man X: Command Mission Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Robotech: Battlecry
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Silent Hill 4: The Room
Metroid Prime Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Kingdom Hearts Star Wars Battlefront
Resident Evil Kingdom Hearts II Star Wars Battlefront 2
Resident Evil 4 Mega Man X7 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Resident Evil Zero Mega Man X8 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The Simpsons: Road Rage Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Sonic Heroes Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
Sonic Mega Collection Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo TimeSplitters 2
Super Mario Sunshine Onimusha TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
Super Smash Bros. Melee Red Faction Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
Viewtiful Joe RPG Maker II Ultimate Spider-Man
WWE WrestleMania X8 R-Type Final
X-Men Legends Shadow of the Colossus
X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Silent Hill 3
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

Wii – PlayStation 3 – Xbox 360

Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors 3D Dot Game Heroes Blue Dragon
The Last Story Batman: Arkham Asylum Call of Duty 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Batman: Arkham City Dance Central
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Bioshock Infinite Dead Rising
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition Dead Rising 2
Metroid: Other M Castlevania: Lord of Shadows Grand Theft Auto IV
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Catherine Halo 3
No More Heroes Dragon Age: Origins Lost Odyssey
Rayman Raving Rabbids Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Dragon Age II Mass Effect
Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy Final Fantasy XIII Resident Evil 5
Super Paper Mario Final Fantasy XIII-2 The Simpsons Game
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Grand Theft Auto V Sonic Free Riders
Xenoblade Chronicles The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The Last of Us
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Mass Effect 3
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
ModNation Racers
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Portal 2
Resonance of Fate
Sonic Generations
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Zone of the Enders HD Collection

Wii U – Nintendo 3DS – PlayStation Vita


Wii U Nintendo 3DS PlayStation Vita
Bayonetta 2 (with Bayonetta) Bravely Default Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Child of Light (digital) Kid Icarus: Uprising Persona 4 Golden
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (digital) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Mario Kart 8 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soul Sacrifice
New Super Mario Bros. U The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Tearaway
Nintendo Land Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Sonic Lost World Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Star Fox Zero (with Star Fox Guard) Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
Super Mario 3D World Metroid: Samus Returns
Super Mario Maker Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Pilotwings Resort
The Wonderful 101 Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Xenoblade Chronicles X Rayman 3D
Resident Evil: Revelations
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Star Fox 64 3D
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

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