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Mega Man 5, NES

1992‘s Mega Man 5 on the Famicom/NES starts with a jaunty tune and a comic book style intro, and then after that it’s back to more of the same platform shooting.

This time Mega Man is up against Stone Man, Gravity Man, Crystal Man, Charge Man, Napalm Man, Wave Man, Star Man, and Gyro Man.

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Breath of Fire, Super Nintendo

Capcom‘s Breath of Fire is the first major, traditional Role-Playing Game from the company and was released on the Super Nintendo in 1993 in Japan, and 1994 in English-speaking territories.

In Breath of Fire you control a young boy called Ryu – one of the last of an ancient race with the ability to turn into dragons – searching for his lost sister. It’s an epic adventure, told using overhead, 2D backgrounds and sprites, with cut-aways to an isometric viewpoint for combat.

Combat initiates randomly when exploring the overworld map, and is both beautifully simple, and perfectly-timed. If you love level-grinders the turn-based, party-driven, grinder-y style of combat in this will probably please you. In fact: Breath of Fire – as a whole – will probably please you. It is a pleasure to play from start to finish. Great attention to detail; tons of variety; solid gameplay.

An even better sequel came out a year later. As a pair of JRPGs, the first two Breath of Fires are a formidable presence in retro gaming history.

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breath_of_Fire_(video_game)