Opinion List: My Favorite Game For Each Platform I Have (No Late Ports Included) & For Each Platform (True Exclusives Only)

Inspired by this NeoGAF thread, I wrote up this list: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=171036686  First I made the list from the thread, and then second a list of only true exclusives, that is games that are only available on that platform and no other.  Making lists of games I like is fun.  Choosing which games to put in these lists was easier for some platforms than others.  In general, I mostly stick to only counting games that I own.

My Favorite Games By Platform-No Late Ports Included
That is, this first list is only including games either first released on the platform or simultaneously launched on this and other platforms, but not later ports of a game from a different system.  Games first released on the listed platform but later on released on other systems do count for this list, though.

Handhelds / Portables

  • Game Boy – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Game Gear – Super Columns (it’s a GG exclusive, so it should count.  But otherwise,
  • Crystal Warriors.)
  • Virtual Boy – Virtual Boy Wario Land
  • Game Boy / GB Color (dual mode) – Hexcite (it’s a board game conversion, but hadn’t had a console release before I think… otherwise, Montezuma’s Return.)
  • Game Boy Color (only) – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color – The Last Blade (it’s a remake, but feels different from the console games.  Otherwise, Metal Slug: 2nd Mission.)
  • Game Boy Advance – Fire Emblem (7)
  • Nintendo DS – Picross 3D
  • PSP – Class of Heroes II (or for US releases, ie not counting previous Japan-only versions, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time)TV Consoles
  • Atari 2600 – Megamania (also on 5200, but the 2600 version came first)
  • Odyssey 2 – UFO!
  • Atari 7800 – Desert Falcon
  • NES – Super Mario Bros.
  • Sega Master System – Zaxxon 3-D
  • TurboGrafx-16 – Blazing Lazers
  • Genesis – Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
  • Turbo CD – Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood
  • SNES – Super Mario World
  • Sega CD – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (the PS1/SAT remake isn’t quite the same… but otherwise, SoulStar.)
  • Sega 32X – Shadow Squadron
  • Sega CD 32X – Fahrenheit
  • Saturn – Panzer Dragoon (the first one)
  • Playstation – Threads of Fate
  • Nintendo 64 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Dreamcast – Skies of Arcadia
  • Playstation 2 – Gradius V
  • Gamecube – Eternal Darkness
  • Xbox – Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Xbox 360 – The King of Fighters XIII
  • Wii – Super Mario Galaxy


My Favorite Games By Platform – True Exclusives Only
This second list is more restrictive — it includes my favorite game for each system that has never been re-released on any other platform.  Virtual Console or other downloadable re-releases disqualify games for this list, only games only on this one platform and no other count.

Handhelds / Portables

  • Game Boy – This should be Gradius: The Interstellar Assault, but I probably technically shouldn’t count it because of the Europe-only colorized GB/GBC version in one of the Konami collections, so… Wave Race, maybe?
  • Game Gear – Super Columns (or otherwise, Royal Stone)
  • [Virtual Boy – still Virtual Boy Wario Land]
  • Game Boy / GB Color (dual mode) – Montezuma’s Return (a classic remake, should this count?  It does have new level maps and more features.  Otherwise, probably the B&W version of Conker’s Pocket Tales.)
  • Game Boy Color (only) – WarLocked
  • [Neo Geo Pocket Color – still The Last Blade]
  • Game Boy Advance – Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
  • [Nintendo DS – still Picross 3D]
  • PSP – similar to before, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time, or if you don’t count it because of the Japanese PS2 release, Class of Heroes.TV Consoles
  • Atari 2600: Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (yes, it’s based on an arcade game, but it plays differently from any other version — it’s the only one that plays on a 2d plane.)
  • [Odyssey 2 – still UFO!]
  • [Atari 7800 – still Desert Falcon]
  • NES – TMNT III: The Manhattan Project
  • [Sega Master System – still Zaxxon 3-D]
  • TurboGrafx-16 – W-Ring: The Double Rings
  • Genesis – The Adventures of Batman & Robin (second: maybe Eliminate Down)
  • Turbo CD – Alzadick: Summer Carnival ’92
  • SNES – Firepower 2000
  • Sega CD – If we don’t count Lunar 2 because of the remakes, then SoulStar, unless you don’t count that either because of the unfinished Jaguar CD and 32X prototype roms, in which case… Silpheed!
  • Sega 32X – Shadow Squadron
  • Sega CD 32X – N/A (all games are also on Sega CD)
  • Saturn – Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
  • Playstation – Wipeout 3
  • Nintendo 64 – Wipeout 64 (followed by Goemon’s Great Adventure, for those that don’t want to count Wipeout 64 because most of the tracks are remixes of old ones)
  • Dreamcast – 4 Wheel Thunder
  • Playstation 2 – Final Fantasy XII
  • [Gamecube – still Eternal Darkness]
  • [Xbox – still Panzer Dragoon Orta]
  • Xbox 360 – Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • [Wii – still Super Mario Galaxy]

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