Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The game that got me to buy a ...

Someone over on NeoGAF recently started a thread devoted to "system sellers," i.e., must-have games that push people to buy a particular system.

I have yet to add my two cents to that discussion, but I thought it might be fun to do so here.

So, without further ado, here are the systems I've owned over the years and the games that forced me (yes, forced me) to buy them.


NES: Kid Icarus (and Metroid)
SNES: Super Mario World (and Final Fantasy II/IV)
Genesis: Shining Force
TurboGrafx-16: Bonk's Adventure (HuCard) and Ys: Book I & II (CD-ROM)
SuperGrafx: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'N Ghosts)
Nintendo 64: Super Mario 64
PlayStation: Final Fantasy Tactics
Saturn: Panzer Dragoon
Dreamcast: Jet Grind Radio
GameCube: Animal Crossing
PlayStation 2: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Wii: Wii Sports


Sadly, I don't yet have a PSP, a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, but here are the games that make me want to get all three of them as soon possible:

PSP: LocoRoco
PlayStation 3: Little Big Planet (and Valkyria Chronicles)
Xbox 360: Pac-Man Championship Edition

So readers, which games got *you* to buy the systems you've owned over the years? I'm all ears! :)


Mischievous Lumi said...
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Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, nice list, J! I should have added Monster Hunter to my list for the PSP - I've been curious about that series since it blew up on the PSP. I've also always wanted to play the Fable games. Guess I'll have to get those other handhelds/consoles ASAP, huh? :)

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Viewtiful_Justin said...

I've been a loyal Nintendo fan all my life, so the fact that there WAS a new system was seller enough for me.

But if I ever had the money lying around, I'd buy a PS2 for Katamari Damacy.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, J. Yep, I knew Monster Hunter Freedom was the PSP version - it's what got me to take notice of the game (I didn't realize until recently that the PS2 versions made it to the U.S.).

Bryan Ochalla said...

I'm actually in the same boat as you, Justin - just knowing that Nintendo is about to release a new system usually is enough for me. Still, it doesn't hurt to have launch games like SMB, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Wii Sports, etc.

BTW, Katamari Damacy *definitely* is a system seller, IMO. Great, quirky game that can't be found anywhere else. I own it and it's probably my favorite PS2 title at this point...