Famitsu’s readers came together to vote on the top 20 action games of all-time recently, and a few of many Nintendo fans’ favorites made the list — in pretty high places, too.
Coming in at the number one spot on the list was 1985’s Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom. The number two spot features The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch. The fact that the two most voted games were not only developed directly by Nintendo, but entered the video game scene across a span of decades, makes a pretty impressive statement about the gaming company.
Other noteworthy mentions include the following: Super Mario 64 for the N64 landed number nine; Hoshi no Kirby: Super Deluxe (known as Kirby Super Star here in the US) is sitting pretty at number 15; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64 takes the cake at number 16; and finally, Muramasa for the Wii U, Super Mario World for the Famicom and Rockman 2 for the Famicom take up the last three spots on the list.
Here’s the Best Action Game of All-Time list in its entirety:
20. Rockman 2 (Famicom) – 18pt
19. Super Mario World (Super Famicom) – 23pt
18. Muramasa (Vita/Wii) – 26pt
17. Metal Gear Solid V (PS4/PS3/XBO/360/PC) – 27pt
16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) – 30pt
15. Hoshi no Kirby: Super Deluxe (Super Famicom) – 35pt
13. Devil May Cry (PS2) – 38pt
13. Metal Gear Solid (PSX) – 38pt
12. Kingdom Hearts II (PS2) – 42pt
11. Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2) – 45pt
10. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP/iOS) – 48pt
09. Super Mario 64 (N64) – 55pt
08. Bayonetta (PS3/360/PC) – 63pt
07. Kingdom Hearts (PS2) – 117pt
06. Dark Souls III (PS4/XBO/PC) – 121pt
05. Bloodborne (PS4) – 147pt
04. Okami (Wii/PS2) – 152pt
03. NieR:Automata (PS4/PC) – 183pt
02. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch/Wii U) – 205pt
01. Super Mario Bros. (Famicom) – 241pt
Needless to say, we’re pretty proud of Nintendo for making such a lasting impression on Famitsu readers. Now, if only we could somehow gather even more votes from across the entire world to create the ultimate ‘Best Game of All-Time’ list… That would be a crazy-astonishing feat!
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