Top Ten: Games to Replay in Summer

Sam counts down ten classic games to replay during the slow summer months.

By Sam Stewart. Posted 06/25/2014 09:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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1o. Super Mario World


Super Mario World was the first video game I ever played, and it is one I can never see myself going without. Even 17 years and hundreds of playthroughs later, this game still brings a smile to my face with its colorful world, catchy tunes, and gameplay that strikes the perfect balance between challenging and fun. While I could have featured just about any Mario game on this list, I find that Super Mario World is a perfect sit back and relax experience. Short enough to beat in a day, but with enough extra content to keep you coming back over and over. The game cut back on power-ups from its predecessor Super Mario Bros. 3, but I find that two is enough for the focused experience Nintendo created, and the ability to store a power-up is almost like having an equipment loadout. I recently challenged myself to beat the game as fast as possible, and quickly learned that I wasn’t the Master of Mario I believed I was. After a lot of practice with the movement (especially flying with the cape), I managed to complete the game in 12 minutes and 38 seconds, a time which I plan to improve on this summer. The game is available cheap through the Wii U Virtual Console, but if you like the retro route, you can get the original on SNES as well.


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2 Responses to “Top Ten: Games to Replay in Summer”

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    OG75 says...

    Fantastic list and write-ups Sam. I find myself coming back to most of these as well. My personal list would include Super Castlevania IV as well (score another for the SNES!) Like you said, “sadly, there isn’t enough time to replay everything.” Happy Gaming!

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    Robert Marrujo says...

    Never feel bad about telling people to play Ocarina of Time =) Dawn of Sorrow gave me a chuckle, because every time I see the box art of that game, it makes me think of Konami’s re-release of it. The cover for the re-release was… an image of the original box. Hahaha. That game is freaking awesome, though. All three of the DS Castlevania’s are out of this world. Wonderful list.

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