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EWB's favourite games of the nineties - voting thread

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Time to find out just what 90s games are the favourites of EWB. Any game released on the 1st Jan 1990 until the 31st December 1999 can be voted for. NOW GET VOTING! (Originally I was going to begin with an 80s list but then realised that era was a bit before my time so if anyone wants to run that list then feel free)

Voting instructions and other tidbits:
- Vote for 15 games. Less is fine. More is not.
- Your number 1 vote will receive 15 points, number 2 will receive 14 points, and so on until number 15 which will receive 1 point. Vote accordingly.
- Your voting criteria is completely up to you - as long as the game was released within the determined time period.
- Put the game name (full name please, no abbreviations) first and then in brackets put the console it was released for. If the game was released for multiple consoles put down the console you played it on.

Now, with scoring - besides the above mentioned system, I am torn between two methods. Do I either add up the points a game receives (as per normal) and then multiply the number by how many people voted for said game? Or do I add up the points a game receives, and then multiply its score by how many first place votes it receives? If you guys would like to weigh in on this by putting down your preferred option (or a completely different option if you have one) on the bottom of your voting ballot then that'd be great. (You don't have to though)

Now, my list.

1. Pokemon Red/Blue (Gameboy)
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
3. Tekken 2 (Playstation)
4. Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)
5. WWF WrestleMania 2000 (Nintendo 64)
6. Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64)
7. Wario Land 2 (Gameboy)
8. Final Fantasy VII (Playstation)
9. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
10. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Megadrive)
11. Crash Bandicoot (Playstation)
12. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
13. Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo 64)
14. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Super Nintendo)
15. Banjo-Kazooie (Nintendo 64)

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1. Final Fantasy VII (Playstation)

2. Final Fantasy VIII (Playstation)

3. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)

4. Crash Team Racing (Playstation)

5. Pokemon Red/Blue (Gameboy)

6. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 (Playstation)

7. Mario 64 (N64)

8. Super Star Wars Series (SNES)

9. Pokemon Snap (N64)

10. Legend of Dragoon (Playstation)

11. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)

12. Final Fantasy IV (SNES)

13. Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Gameboy)

14. Mega Man X (SNES)

15. Pandemonium (Playstation)

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My era of gaming! Huzzah!

This is basically a mix of personal favourites, with only one or two in there because, while they are favourites, I also think they're objectively amongst the best games of the decade.

Also number 15 is on my list because it's not going to be on anyone else's and fuck it, it was amazing. IT WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

1. Final Fantasy VII (Playstation)

2. The Secret Of Monkey Island (PC)

3. Streets Of Rage 2 (Sega Mega Drive)

4. Chrono Trigger (SNES)

5. Civilisation 2 (PC)

6. Starcraft (PC)

7. Dungeon Keeper (PC)

8. Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

9. Theme Hospital (PC)

10. Lemmings (PC)

11. Sonic The Hedgehog (Mega Drive)

12. Little Big Adventure 2 (PC)

13. Blood (PC)

14. Columns (Mega Drive)

15. No One Can Stop Mr Domino! (Playstation)

TKz, Final Fantasy IX was released in 2000/2001.

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1. Jumping Flash (I will always, always love this game)

2. Pokemon Red & Blue

3. Crash Bandicoot

4. Ocarina of Time

5. Wrestlemania 2000

6. WCW/nWo Revenge

7. FIFA Road to the World Cup 98

8. Goldeneye

9. Final Fantasy VII (I appreciated it much more post-90s)

10. Battle Arena Toshinden

11. Toonstruck

12. Link's Awakening DX

13. Tekken 2

14. Theme Hospital

15. Pokemon Snap

There will be many I've forgotten and will add to in between now and the end of voting I imagine.

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Hmm, I can do a top 5 no problem but 15 needs some thought...

1. Super Mario World (SNES)

2. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)

4. Pokemon Blue/Red (Gameboy)

5: SMW2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)

6. Super Mario Kart (SNES)

7. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

8. Virtua Striker 2 (Arcade)

9. Command and Conquer: Red Alert (PC)

10. Championship Manager 99/00 (PC)

11. Joe & Mac Caveman Ninja (SNES)

12. Starwing (SNES) ((Or Starfox for you dirty foreign types)

13. Killer Instinct (SNES)

14. Street Fighter II (SNES)

15. Zombies Ate My Neighbours (SNES)

Guess which system I had growing up!

I think this serves as a sort of mix of what I think is good and stuff I had fun with growing up. Moreso leaning towards the latter, otherwise I would include stuff that was from the 90's but I've only relatively recently discovered such as Chrono Trigger, Castlevania: SotN etc etc etc.

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1. Legend of Zelda: Link To The Past (SNES)

2. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

3. Super Mario All-Stars (would that count? I mean, it's more or less a compilation of games that came out before the 90s, but All-Stars was released in 1993.) (SNES)

4. Starcraft (PC)

5. Goof Troop >_> (SNES)

6. Contra III (SNES)

7. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

8. Super Double Dragon (SNES)

9. SimCity 3000 (PC)

10. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (SNES)

11. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

12. WCW/nWo Revenge (N64)

13. Rollercoaster Tycoon (PC)

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1. Super Mario Brothers 3

2. Final Fantasy VIII (apparently IX came out in 2000)

3. Metal Gear Solid

4. Final Fantasy VI

5. Final Fantasy V

6. Pokemon Red/Blue

7. Kirby Superstar

8. Mario Kart 64

9. Super Mario World

10. Rollercoaster Tycoon

11. Sonic 2

12. Banjo Kazooie

13. Legend of Zelda: OoT

14. WCW/nWo Revenge

15. Duke Nukem 64

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1. NHL 95 (SNES)

2. Super Mario World (SNES)

3. WCW vs nWo Revenge (N64)

4. Goldeneye (N64)

5. Earthbound (SNES)

6. Warcraft 2 (PC)

7. Duke Nukem 3D (PC)

8. Battletanx (N64)

9. Twisted Metal 2 (PSX)

10. Mortal Kombat 2 (SNES)

11. Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)

12. Grand Theft Auto (PSX)

13. Ken Griffey presents Major League Baseball (SNES)

14. Super Bomberman (SNES)

15. WWF Wrestlemania 2000 (N64)

Only considered ones I actually played in the 90's. Didn't play much Genesis until the 2000's, so I left out Sonic.

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Every other list but mine (and MAYBE Cloudy's) has a distinct lack of Super Mario Brothers 3 (quite possibly the best game ever made). Also, I hope when the new Xbox and Playstation comes out we have the best of 360/PS3 lists.

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Oh man, good shout from Toe for NHL 95. I kinda want to fill my list almost exclusively with SNES games but it feels weird to put down stuff like World Class Rugby, Super Tennis or Super International Cricket as the best games of the 90's. >_<

And Super Mario All-Stars, I seem to recall saying on another list could very well be the greatest game of all time all things considered, especially if it's the version that has SMW on it.

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