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    Default Most Influential Game on each System

    What do you think? A game can be influential can be other ways besides just play mechanics and graphics, too. Here are my picks.

    2600: Space Invaders (first? arcade port)

    CV: Donkey Kong (first *good* arcade port)

    Intv: Baseball (control scheme)

    NES: Super Mario Bros. (introduced platform gaming to the masses)
    Genesis: Mortal Kombat (violence in video games)

    Game Boy: Tetris (helped sell a ton of Gameboys, introduced gaming to previous non-gamers)

    SNES: Super Mario Kart (arguably the best multiplayer racing game at that point)

    N64: Mario 64 (3d platforming)

    Dreamcast: Soul Calubur (first home fighting game that was as good as an arcade one)

    Feel free to disagree, and add the systems I left off.

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    2600: Pitfall (realistic graphics, non-arcade platformer, 3rd party success)

    INTV: Utopia (just because it was an amazing simulation game in an era of arcade or action titles)

    Vectrex: Minestorm (arguably best pack-in ever, best game on the system)

    C64: One-on-One (licensed sports characters)

    SNES: SF2 (first good home fighter)

    DC: Jet Set Radio (style of the game, graphics, music)

    I'd give the arcade translation award to the Saturn for the Capcom fighters (Xmen vs. SF, etc). Those were pretty damn close to perfection.

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    2600 - pitfall

    colecovision- fortune builder

    nes - legend of zelda


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    - Atari 2600 : Dig Dug... introduced many to VG
    - Gameboy : Tetris
    - SNES : Street Fighter 2
    - Genesis : Sonic (Gave the console its "attitude" and redefined Sega)
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    The games that shaped a system? Those were often the pack-ins, in my opinion.

    Atari 2600 - Space Invaders or Combat
    Intellivision - ML Baseball
    Colecovision - Donkey Kong
    NES - Super Mario Bros.
    Super NES - Super Mario World
    Sega Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog


    And it goes on. I gotta say, most game companies packed in the title that showed off the system's abilities that best.
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    Saturn- Nights

    Playstation- Final Fantasy 7 (didn't care for it all that much, but it got more rpg translated)

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    Just Three-

    NES: Super Mario Brothers (Introduced complexity to the masses)
    N64: Super Mario 64 (3D gaming)
    GCN: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (The most beautiful 3D game ever created... seamless "Cell Shading" *can't tell your looking at Cell Shading*. Every Fram looks like an animation Cell... first time since Dragon's Lair. But this time it wasn't made with Animation Cells)

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    Default Re: Most Influential Game on each System

    Quote Originally Posted by boatofcar

    Dreamcast: Soul Calubur (first home fighting game that was as good as an arcade one)

    Feel free to disagree, and add the systems I left off.
    Actually, the Dreamcast game was quite a bit BETTER than the arcade game... the original ran off the PSX-based System 12 board (with more RAM and a faster processor) and the Dreamcast smoked it.

    Tekken 1 & 2, on the other hand, originally ran on the System 11 board, which was basicly a PSX. The home versions were better in that they added the cinemas and extra fighters. Tekken 3 was on System 12, so the PSX game is a bit of a downgrade.

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    NES-SMB3
    2600-Pitfall
    SNES- Super Mario World
    Saturn-Nights
    Dreamcast-Sonic Adventure
    Genesis- Sonic 2 or Ghouls 'N Ghosts (First game I saw on Genesis before Altered Beast)
    ColecoVision- Donkey Kong
    N64- Mario 64
    GameCube- Super Smash Bros. Melee
    GameBoyAdvance- Super Mario Advance
    GameBoy- Tetris
    Sega CD- Sonic CD
    Sega 32X- Virtua Fighter
    Playstation- Final Fantasy 7
    PS2- Metal Gear Solid 2
    Xbox- Halo
    Sega Master System- Shinobi
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    Quote Originally Posted by testament89
    Saturn- Nights

    Playstation- Final Fantasy 7.
    You took the words out of my mouth there!

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    2600 Space Invaders, it really moved those systems early on. Pitfall brought 3rd party gaming to the forefront.
    GameBoy- Tetris
    NES The Legend of Zelda
    SNES Super Mario World
    Genesis Sonic,the genny was nothing till the hedgehog started running...
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