SNES-like Role Playing Games on Other Consoles and Handhelds – SNESdrunk

If you liked all the highly-regarded SNES role-playing games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 4-6, Lufia 1 & 2, Breath of Fire 1 & 2, and Ogre Battle March of the Black Queen, then you’d like these games…

-Japan-only Super Famicom stuff (Mentioned: Front Mission Gun Hazard, Live-A-Live, Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu, Seiken Densetsu 3)
-Shining Force 2
-Phantasy Star series
-Golden Sun series
-Panzer Dragoon Saga
-Ogre Battle 64
-Breath of Fire III
-Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
-Grandia, Wild Arms, Xenogears
-Radiant Historia

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24 Replies to “SNES-like Role Playing Games on Other Consoles and Handhelds – SNESdrunk”

  1. RPGBros

    I’m playing Alundra right now on the PlayStation, and I know it doesn’t exactly fit in as it’s a Zelda clone, but it’s the best Zelda clone I’ve ever played, by a long margin.

  2. John Ryan Parman

    to add a few more from the PSP, Crimson Gem Saga, rather difficult at the beginning and comes off as a tad grind-y, but it is an RPG through and through. Also check out Mana Khemia, it's an RPG with a slice-of-life anime feel, where you get to go to magic school and manage your day to day activities.

  3. TabbyWesa

    Shin Megami Tensei for the SNES is a pretty good one. Neon Genesis made a patch for it some time ago. I recommend a guide for the maps, since it gets a little easy to get lost at times.

  4. Ante Meridian

    Grandia 2 on Dreamcast ( supposedly ps2 and pc versions are not the best, even worse than DC ) is probably my fave JRPGs and it ate up most of my junior year of high school. Kinda generic story, Merc hired to protect priestess on religious pilgrimage, but it’s fun. As you said about grandia, the combat system
    Is on a two track race to initiate combat, ( this has been explained better before on other reviews and such ) but it really make combat and character stat building a part of the game for those that like numbers, though the game isn’t all numbers and character sheets so don’t get worried if you don’t think that’s for you. I haven’t played it in a while so maybe I have nostalgia goggles but i’de say it’s up there for Dreamcast rpgs

  5. Jim Forehand

    Great list of games I still regret not buying Ogre Battle back in the day.
    Some other great games to tack on to this list are for Geniuses Shining In The Darkness and for the 64 Hybrid Heaven

  6. Stewart M

    Have you seriously not played the first Suikoden????? that's by far the best one – the soundtrack is the single best OST in gaming history. Get on it SNESDRUNK! comes with my highest recommendation

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