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 our bona fide top five lists, and one for our honorable mentions—the games that didn’t quite crack our lists, but we love too much to ignore.

Above you can find our full discussion about each of our top five favorites and why they make such touching experiences. If you don’t have time to watch the full discussion, you can glimpse over the lists to see which parts you might fancy, and come back later to hear our full thoughts. And be sure to
check out the first part of the discussion, where we dedicate a ton of time to reflect on outstanding games like Majora’s Mask, Luigi’s Mansion, and more.

Alex Plant, Senior Editor

  1. Xenoblade Chronicles
  2. Splatoon
  3. Super Mario Galaxy
  4. Metroid Prime
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Ben Lamoreux, Managing Editor

  1. Super Mario World
  2. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
  3. Metroid Fusion
  4. EarthBound
  5. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Colin McIsaac, Editor-in-Chief

  1. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  3. Pikmin
  4. Mother 3
  5. Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal (and their remakes)

Now the question remains, what are your top five favorite Nintendo games?

If you like this video, you can
subscribe to Nintendo Week on iTunes, where we release new episodes every Wednesday. If you don’t like long-form podcasts, you can subscribe to us on YouTube, where our discussion segments are uploaded on Thursdays, and these select snippets from the rest of the podcast—which we call NWC—are uploaded throughout the week. If you like what you hear, we’d love it if you leave us a review on iTunes, or send us your feedback! We’d love to know what you think of the show, and how you think we can improve it.

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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