We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we’re breaking it down into two pieces for YouTube, one for the bona fide top five, and one for our honorable mentions—the games that didn’t quite crack our lists, but we love too much to ignore.

The following lists are our individual honorable mentions that we wanted to shout out towards and provide some insight on before digging into our top five games. If you don’t have time to watch the full discussion, you can glimpse over this list to see what kinds of content you might fancy, and come back later to watch the video and hear our full thoughts on these games. And be sure to check out the second part of the discussion, where we dedicate a ton of time to reflect on outstanding games like
Zelda, Pokémon GSC, and more.

Alex Plant, Senior Editor

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3
  2. Super Smash Bros. (series)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  4. Fire Emblem Awakening
  5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Ben Lamoreux, Managing Editor

  1. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  3. Paper Mario
  4. Star Fox 64 3D

Colin McIsaac, Editor-in-Chief

  1. Super Smash Bros. (series)
  2. Mario Kart (series)
  3. Luigi’s Mansion
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  5. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Now that our honorable mentions are out of the way, tune in tomorrow to check out our top fives! But the question remains: what are your honorable mentions for your favorite Nintendo games?

Our Verdict


Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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