7 Reasons Terranigma is the Best SNES RPG Most Gamers Never Played at Kotaku

The Whimsy of Creation: The Blog of Tieryas


The SNES has some of the best RPGs ever developed. Final Fantasy IV and VI, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Shadowrun, Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, and many more. But after my recent interview with Alan Weiss about Secret of Evermore, many readers pointed out a game I’d never heard of called Terranigma as one of their favorite RPGs. Considered part of the Quintet Creation Trilogy, it was the culminating tour de force from the Japanese studio behind games like Actraiser, Illusion of Gaia, and Robotrek. It was never released in North America (though it received a translated version in PAL), explaining why most of us here in the States, including myself, never even heard of the game, much less played it. For the past week, I’ve rectified that situation and wanted to explain why I think this is one of the greatest SNES RPGs ever made at Kotaku…

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