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Famitsu - Japan's 100 Favorite Games

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Final Fantasy X - PlayStation 2

FFX will be released in HD in Japan in 2012, and the US and European release dates aren't yet specified.
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Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation

Fans have been clamoring for a remake and the FFVII PS3 tech demo looks amazing, but there are no plans for a remake.
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Dragon Warrior III - Game Boy Color

Dragon Warrior III was originally released on the Famicom before the enhanced remake on the SNES and Game Boy Color.
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Machi - PlayStation
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy IV - Super famicom and SNES

FFIV has enhanced ports on the the PS1 and PSP.
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Tactics Ogre - PlayStation

Tactics Ogre was originally released on the Famicom and has been remade on the PSP.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy III - Famicom and NES

FFIII was remade in 3d on the DS.
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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Dragon Quest VII - PlayStation

Remade on the 3DS in Japan.
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Ocarina of Time was remade on the 3DS.
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Dragon Quest V was originally released on the Super Famicom and was remade in 3d for the PS2 (someone made an English fan translation).
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Dragon Warrior IV was originally released on the Super Famicom and first ported onto the PS1.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy V Advance - Game Boy Advance

FFV was originally released on the Super Famicom.
The Final Fantasy VI Advance sound restoration patch replaces the inferior GBA soundtrack with the original Super Famicom version.
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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (152 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Xenogears - PlayStation
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Dragon Warrior II - Famicom and NES
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People who added this item 1255 Average listal rating (854 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Kingdom Hearts - PlayStation 2

The final mix version with new scenes recorded in English was only released in Japan.
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People who added this item 368 Average listal rating (249 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Street Fighter II - Super famicom and SNES
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People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (608 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Super Mario Bros. - Famicom and NES
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People who added this item 980 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation
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People who added this item 908 Average listal rating (567 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy IX - PlayStation

The last Final Fantasy game produced by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi.
The upcoming Final Fantasy IX... is based on a reflection of all the previous works in the series. The coming installment is my "favorite," it's closest to my ideal view of what Final Fantasy should be. But, I've set my standards too high, so I think there's room for more Final Fantasy titles to come. - Hironobu Sakaguchi (IGN)
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy VI Advance - Game Boy Advance

FFVI was originally released on the Super Famicom and it was first remade on the PS1.
The Final Fantasy VI Advance sound restoration patch replaces the inferior GBA soundtrack with the original Super Famicom version.
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People who added this item 668 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0

Metal Gear Solid 3 was remade in HD on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Valkyrie Profile - PlayStation

Valkyrie Profile was remade for the PSP.
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Chrono Trigger - Nintendo DS

Chrono Trigger was originally released on the Super Famicom. Animated scenes were added to the PS1 version and are on the DS version.
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Kingdom Hearts II - PlayStation 2
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Dragon Warrior - Famicom and NES
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A Link to the Past was originally released on the Super Famicom.
When asked what game he'd most like to remake on the 3DS Shigeru Miyamoto said
I think A Link To The Past. Do you remember Xevious? It’s two-layered and I really wanted to create that at the time. So to see Link To The Past in two layers would be quite attractive for me (Edge).
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People who added this item 991 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy X-2 - PlayStation 2
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Resident Evil - GameCube

Resident Evil was released on the PS1. The GameCube remake was ported to the Wii (it supports GameCube controllers and is cheaper).
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DQVI was originally released on the Super Famicom. When you find a monster terrorizing a village you'll find out it's an optional recruit able character Amos. Do not tell him if you don't want him to hide forever. Talk to the old woman in the inn about curing him.
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People who added this item 217 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
F-Zero - Super famicom and SNES
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Sakura Wars II - Sega Dreamcast
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
EarthBound - Super famicom and SNES

Earthbound carts cost about $100. Earthbound will probably not be re-released because of legal issues.
I highly recommend this Mother trilogy guide.
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Mother - Famicom and NES

An English translation exists.
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Virtua Fighter ReMix - Sega Saturn

This version has a higher polygon count than the original Sega Saturn game.
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Dragon Quest V - PlayStation 2

An English fan translation exists.
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Metal Gear Solid 2 was remade in HD on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Tales of the Abyss - PlayStation 2

Tales of the Abyss was remade on the 3DS.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Ogre Battle - PlayStation

Ogre Battle was originally released on the Super Famicom.
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People who added this item 584 Average listal rating (449 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
The Legend of Zelda - Famicom and NES
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Virtua Fighter 2 - Sega Saturn

The PS2 version was only released in Japan.
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The original Super Famicom version was only released in Japan.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
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This version updates the graphics from the original PS1 game, but there are some voice acting changes.
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Famitsu (a Japanese gaming magazine without English translation) created a poll for Japan's 100 favorite games (the list mostly consists of JRPGS). The poll was made around March 2006, so some games like Mother 3 aren't on the list. Surprisingly, Majora's Mask wasn't chosen.

Changes to the list

Games I didn't include

The dating sim Tokimeki Memorial was listed 3 times (#54 and #88 weren't added by me to Listal's database) with not too different versions. Monster Hunter G (#85) was ported into Monster Hunter Freedom for the US. Resident Evil IV for PS2 (#100).
DQV and the DQV remake are included in my list.

I've put in the list what are supposed to be the best versions (Famitsu focused mostly on the original versions) unless if they're for the PSP, Vita, or 3DS (I'll put links for those because I don't own those consoles).


Games without English translations that I know of (official or by fans) will have a Japanese flag in the comment box.

The most popular series is Final Fantasy. This Final Fantasy list is essential. The original Japanese games and the US games have different numbering systems before FFVII.

The second most popular series is Dragon Quest.

This list was translated by EDGE Magazine.

The Resident Evil 4 and Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 images are from the HD re-releases.

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