Need SNES ideas.
November 26, 2006 7:28 PM   Subscribe

SNES games to play with the wife?

Two-player Super Nintendo game suggestions for me and the wife? Puzzle games welcome.
So far:

Tetris: Ok... obviously a classic
Tetris Attack: Not bad, got a little old
TMNT Turtles in Time: Fun for 20 minutes
Tecmo Super Bowl: I love it, a little much for her
Mario Kart: Love it... the "Vs Battle" is a little more fair since I've logged wayyyy too many match race hours compared to her.

Any more suggestions?
posted by starman to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
This might not be exactly what you are looking for, but every so often, me and a good friend of mine drag out the ol' SNES, plug in Super Mario World, and beat the living crap out of it. All exits, all dragon coins, all secret stages.
posted by Diskeater at 7:41 PM on November 26, 2006


Street fighter is a favorite of mine.

Super Street Fighter II was the best for the SNES.
posted by allthewhile at 7:42 PM on November 26, 2006


Super Bomberman
NHL 94
Sunset Riders (great game)
posted by furtive at 7:45 PM on November 26, 2006


seconding Super Bomberman
Dr. Mario
posted by neustile at 7:52 PM on November 26, 2006


DEFINITELY sunset riders, thats a killer two player game
posted by bonesy at 8:03 PM on November 26, 2006


First off, I completely agree with Diskeater: Super Mario World is absolutely a great game to play with someone else (or alone for that matter).

In the same vain, if you can get your hands on Super Mario All-Stars, your sure to have nostalgic fun playing through the 3 NES Marios with your wife; my wife and I sure did.

Another suggestion: Donkey Kong Country. Greatness.

And, on preview, I'm thirding Super Bomberman.
posted by mrhaydel at 8:05 PM on November 26, 2006


My girlfriend loved playing Secret of Mana with me.
posted by MyDocuments at 8:14 PM on November 26, 2006


We used to love playing one of the TENNIS games....but that was in the 90s!
posted by pettins at 8:35 PM on November 26, 2006


My friend and his wife loved playing Final Fantasy 3 together (cooperatively).
posted by knave at 9:02 PM on November 26, 2006


Oooh. Super Bomberman! Rack up another vote for that.

Dr. Mario was fun. Any of the Streetfighter or Mortal Kombat series. Donkey Kong Country is okay. I've wasted weeks of my life playing Gradius with friends and SOs, so I know that one is a good 2-player game.

Damn. Now I want to drag my SNES out of the back room and play all night. :)
posted by Meep! Eek! at 9:05 PM on November 26, 2006


The game that sucked me into the gamer world was Legend of Zelda: Ocharina of time. Yes, I realize it's a one-player game - just sayin. But thinking back, a couple of other games that sucked me in were GoldenEye and Mario Golf. Mario Kart is very awesome.

Also a 2nd/3rd/whatever for Mortal Kombat, Streetfighter or anything like those. Basically, anything where I could electronically kick my significant other's ass worked. Which is why I loved GoldenEye, I think. I could sneak up on him and hit him with several rounds before he saw me. Try it. It gets your aggression out. =)
posted by damnjezebel at 9:10 PM on November 26, 2006


damnjezebel, the poster asked about SNES games, not N64. Though I definetly loved all the games you mention!
posted by jare2003 at 9:29 PM on November 26, 2006


Bust-a-move. :D
posted by perpetualstroll at 9:39 PM on November 26, 2006


Just get an N64 and play Goldeneye.
posted by nonmerci at 9:45 PM on November 26, 2006


Earthbound.
posted by clockzero at 10:19 PM on November 26, 2006


The game that sucked me into the gamer world was Legend of Zelda: Ocharina of time. Yes, I realize it's a one-player game - just sayin. But thinking back, a couple of other games that sucked me in were GoldenEye and Mario Golf. Mario Kart is very awesome.

While good, these are N64 games (except for MarioKart which started as a SNES game).

CONTRA 3: Alien Wars

^This is one of the best co-op games ever made for SNES. Ever made period. It's super challenging too, so it might take a while to beat. Get it and play it, I think you'll be glad you did.
posted by Demogorgon at 10:55 PM on November 26, 2006


Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
posted by rossination at 11:17 PM on November 26, 2006


Bust a Move, without a doubt.
nth-ing mario world/allstars and super bomberman.
posted by nadawi at 12:23 AM on November 27, 2006


The girlfriend and I loved Rock 'n Roll Racing.
posted by thinman at 12:47 AM on November 27, 2006


Super Bomberman 2
posted by granted at 1:06 AM on November 27, 2006


Whups! Sorry guys, I had someone else typing and she just asked what games I liked and didn't specify it was SNES only - but I'm glad to see that the games I did list aren't as "babyish" as I thought.

For Super Nintendo, I actually had a lot of fun with various wrestling games, Super Mario Kart and Super Mario World. and..... I think Yoshi's Island. But Super Mario World is like cocaine to me - I'm not allowed to turn it on unless I can kill the whole day with it. It's that damned music! It sucks you in and spits out your soul!

... and now I think I might bust it out tomorrow and play. Damn ya'll.

(ooo! Because of all the talk about Super Bomberman, I must check it out.)
posted by damnjezebel at 1:18 AM on November 27, 2006


I'm gonna say Super Bomberman too. It never gets old.

Kirby Superstar is one of my favorite snes games ever. It's a two player game, and it also has fun mini-games.
posted by lain at 1:57 AM on November 27, 2006


Another vote for Super Bomberman. 2 or 3 seems to be the best, but I've only played some of them on an emulator.
posted by krisjohn at 2:37 AM on November 27, 2006


Killer Instinct remains my all-time favorite fighting game, and is the reason why I still have calluses on my left thumb ten years later.
posted by Mayor West at 5:41 AM on November 27, 2006


While this is a different genre all together, my boyfriend and I occassionally pop in the Jeopardy! game for the SNES (abeit, it's on an emulator) and see how well we do against 1980s and 1990s trivia.
posted by itchie at 6:05 AM on November 27, 2006


Thanks so far... I'm going to check some of these out later and mark some answers so you know what she (we) liked.... Super Bomberman will be one of the first ones to try.
posted by starman at 6:15 AM on November 27, 2006


My favourite SNES game of all time is Uniracers. I gave myself some serious blisters playing that game.
posted by antifuse at 2:12 AM on November 28, 2006


my family always seems to go back to zoop. really simple game to learn but lots of fun.
posted by noloveforned at 6:17 AM on November 28, 2006


Seconding Uniracers. Excellent game!
posted by Demogorgon at 4:31 PM on November 29, 2006


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