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Top 20 Japanese Games that Have Influenced the Gaming World (part 2)

Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)

Going up against Mario is not easy. But Sonic The Hedgehog, thefirst Sonic game, with its wonderful blues and greens, blazing speed, and terrific platforming did a really good job of challenging Mario. In many ways, with all his ‘tude, Sonic was the anti-Mario. The perfect foil for an era in which Sega did what Ninten don’t.

Street Fighter II (1991)

There were several fighting games that debut before Street Fighter II, but after it, no fighting game was the same. You couldn’t miss it if you were in arcades in the early 1990s. In addition to influencing the genre, Street Fighter II was so famous that Nintendo actually designed the SNES controller around this title.

Super Mario Kart (1992)

In terms of fighting games, although Nintendo didn’t just make a racing game, they created their own racing subgenre. There is some argument raised that Mario Kart, which has sold more than 90 million copies, participates in the World of Warcraft as one of the most successful spin-offs ever before.

Super Metroid (1994)

Super Metroid was a flop in Japan when it was originally released in 1994. Gaming players didn’t seem to realize how much Super Metroid brilliantly works. The sound design sets the mood, the visual flair makes it wonderful to have a look at, and cinematic techniques move the story along. There’s an amazing flexibility to the game that you see in modern gaming titles that let players enjoy the experience however they feel fit. You can also do that if you want to race through it. Super Metroid gives the players tremendous freedom in how they played the game.

Chrono Trigger (1995)

Chrono Trigger is a ground-breaking game that had elements seen as standard now, from eschewing random encounters to multiple endings. In addition, an impressive team of developers, an enjoyable story, and an evocative score, all will make you end up with one of the best JPRGs that have ever come out of Japan.