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Final Fantasy 3

It’s not much of a stretch to say that Final Fantasy III (or VI as it’s called now) forever changed RPGs. The setting, a steampunk…

EarthBound

Released at a time when console RPGs meant questing through a medieval fantasy world, most gamers just weren’t ready for EarthBound in the ‘90s. Unusually…

Super Mario RPG

Square was pumping out classic RPGs at such a ridiculous rate in the ‘90s that even Nintendo jumped at the chance to work with the…

Final Fantasy 2

We now call it Final Fantasy IV, but originally it went by a different name because the second and third games weren’t released in the…

Super Castlevania 4

Castlevania had already made a name for itself as one of gaming’s premier franchises on the NES. When the series made the jump to 16-bit,…

Secret of Mana

Square’s take on the action RPG genre is remembered fondly for its lush graphics, memorable soundtrack, and three-player co-op gameplay. While some say it surpasses…