Big-name devs pick multiple Nintendo games as their favorite games of the last 23 years

EDGE magazine is celebrating its 300th edition this month, and they asked a number of big-name devs to come in and name their favorite games that have launched since that initial issue back in 1993. Here's what the devs on-hand had to say.

Greg Kasavin (Supergiant Games) – Super Metroid
Toshihiro Nagoshi (SEGA) – Pokemon
David Braben (Frontier Developments) – Super Mario 64
David Smith (Media Molecule) – Super Mario 64
Dylan Cuthbert (Q-Games) – Super Mario 64
Neil Young (N3TWORK) – Super Mario 64
Warren Spector (OtherSide Entertainment) – Super Mario 64
David Brevik (Graybeard Games) – Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Nick Burcombe (Playrise Digital) – Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Phil Harrison (Alloy Platform Industries) – Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions) – Pokemon Gold/Silver
Sefton Hill (Rocksteady Studios) – Metroid Prime
Simon Flesser (Simogo) – Wario Ware, Inc: Mega Microgame$


- Pokemon Gold/Silver “are probably the two games that I’ve played the most” since EDGE’s debut
- he “found it really refreshing to be able to connect with my son, through a game, when I was in a different place”
- “you had to trade with players who were playing on their own, separate devices in order to complete it.”


- Super Mario 64 “ushered in the age of 3D platformers and, rare for a first, it was nearly perfect.”


- Metroid Prime “slipped through the space-time continuum and showed us all how games should be made.”

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Coming from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon...

"We wanted to call it Van Damme. We just wanted to see huge letters, 'Van Damme' when you walked by. You couldn’t pass that up. Kumite was high on the list. Dragon Attack, which was a song by Queen . . . Death Blow, Final Fist or something… all these crazy, almost cliché martial art movie titles or something."

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No word on what time exactly, but call up your local TRU now and ask them for info! Better get ready to sleep outside the night before!