Originally Posted by Jonathan Drain
Super Metroid is one of the best games on any platform ever. It has challenge, atmosphere, great controls, great music and colour. It makes most other platformers look weak.
Yeah, and IMNSHO it makes all other GAMES seem weak by comparison; it cannot be over rated.
But back to platformers (although Super Metroid is not strictly a platformer; but rather in a class of which only IT belongs), I'm struggling to think of ANY platformer that even comes close to it, on ANY system for sheer "legendariness".
Super Mario World is a genuine contender, as is Castlevania: SOTN.
Other games like Gunstar Heroes, Mega Man and Metal Slug are simplistic in concept compared to the afore mentioned three.