48) Super Mario Galaxy
The Wii was no visual workhorse, but with Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo took the little white slab beyond its limits and managed to produce a game that can stand toe-to-toe with the best looking games on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Unfortunately whatever magic Nintendo tapped into to make Mario Galaxy happen was lost soon thereafter, because no Wii game (except Super Mario Galaxy 2) ever looked this good again, but for a brief time Nintendo managed to make the Wii look like a contender.
47) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Konami did some amazing things with the humble NES, with Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse arguably being top of a remarkable field. Dracula’s home base is varied and impressively detailed — it doesn’t feel like an artificial video game playground, but an actual crumbling haunted castle. Castlevania III’s level of verisimilitude is pretty much unmatched amongst 8-bit games.
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