Mine mostly fall into the 'obscure' category. Games like Geist, DK Barrel Blast, Mole Mania, Teleroboxer, Mario Clash, stuff like Odama and Chibi Robo and Golden Sun that I just haven't opened yet, lots of import games. But there are also a bunch of old-school games that I missed out on, like Gyromite, Stunt Race FX, Earthbound, all the Super Mario Land games, and most Kirby games. Oh, and some of the more realistic sports stuff.
I finally did get Wrecking Crew on the VC. Eeeeehhh.
But the games I'm most curious about are Zangeki No Reginleiv, Gyromite, Super Mario Land 1 & 2, and Stunt Race FX. (It's Miyamoto, right?)
(Most) Kirby games. Doshin the Giant Giftpia Captain Rainbow NBA Courtside Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball Fossil Fighters Custom Robo 64 Earthbound/Mother (series) Mario Superstar Baseball Mario Super Sluggers Mairo Strikers Charged
Stunt Race FX wasn't all that great, IMO. Kinda slow and the framerate stuttered something terrible. Not good for a racing game. The best racing games by Nintendo on SNES were F-Zero and Super Mario Kart, obviously.
Also? SHAME on you and your house for having never played a Super Mario Land game! *shakes fist*
I'm sure I haven't played a ton of Nintendo published games.
The one that stands out like a sore thumb to me is, of course, Earthbound. I've heard it's not actually as good as all of the hype it gets but eh... it looks pretty darn unique and fun to me. Gotta get on that someday.
Other than that I dunno. I probably missed a few gems back in the day. And nowadays I buy and/or play most every Nintendo developed game, though some of their 2nd party stuff I pass up on.
@GameDadGrant I was also going to rag on you for dissing Strikers, but anon_ beat me to the punch. It is a pretty cool game, even though it's hard as ballz.
As for SML, I never had a Game Boy! The GBA was my introduction to the world of handhelds. Prior to that, I had to 'console' myself with playing Tetris and Spider-Man (LJN, shit) on my friend's GB. I might have played SML once or twice, but only for a minute, or so. When I got a GBA, I picked up most of the tasty GB/GBC games, but I still don't have Mole Mania and I'm still waiting for a full-color remake of SML 1 & 2!
I think I'm cursed. When I say I won't buy a game right away, I always end up buying in in the next few days. So I purchased Professor Layton and the Curious Village today. That is the first one in the series, right? I also noticed they have Diabolical Box so assuming I enjoy this one, I'll most likely be getting the next one as well.
Yea, Curious Village is the first, Diabolical Box is the second, and Unwound Future, the third, is coming soon!
If you enjoy Curious Village I'd definitely check out Diabolical Box. It's essentially the same idea, I mean, if you love the first you'll probably love the second. And it has the most epic ending... EVAR.
Earthbound stands out the most, and it's especially criminal of me since I'm a huge Mother 3 fan.
Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal - I don't feel bad about this one now since I own HeartGold, but I strangely skipped over it when I was in elementary school. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - I own this, but I haven't gotten around to start it up yet.
And I really hope we North American fans will get the opportunity to play Xenoblade in 2011. Everything I've read and heard about this RPG sounds very refreshing and fun, and I haven't played nearly as many console RPGs this generation compared to the previous.
For a game that revolves around puzzles, riddles, and logic, the characters have a lot of memorable quirks and personalities that spark a fun story to enjoy. I'd say at least 25% of my Professor Layton enjoyment comes from the narrative.
Can I finish HeartGold first? I love all things retro and 8-bit when it comes to video games, so maybe I'll get around to playing the original 2nd generation games someday. One thing I can comment on, is that the classic music is totally great:
Going through Wikipedia's list of Nintendo-published games, I want to play the following games:
Devil World Excitebike Clu Clu Land Kung Fu Gumshoe Nazo no Murasamejo Punch-Out!! Famicom Wars Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir Mother Famicom Detective Club 2: Girl In Shadow Star Tropics Time Twist: Rekishi no Katasumi de... Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
Super Mario Kart Yoshi's Safari Mario & Wario Super Punch-Out!! Uniracers Kirby Super Star Panel de Pon Marvelous: Mohitotsu no Takarajima Famicom Detective Club Part II Wrecking Crew '98 Sutte Hakkun
Blast Corps Custom Robo
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem Star Fox Adventures F-Zero GX GiFTPia The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Battalion Wars Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Wii Chess Battalion Wars II Wario Land: Shake It! Captain Rainbow (sort of; I have it, but haven't played it yet) Punch-Out!! Wii Sports Resort Another Code: R - A Journey Into Lost Memories Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Super Mario Galaxy 2 PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Zangeki no Reginleiv Xenoblade
Nintendo handheld games (this is taking awhile to post, so I'll just skim through now
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins X Donkey Kong Land series (only played II in the past) Wario Land series Bionic Commando: Elite Forces The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Mother 3 Trace Memory Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland 100 Classic Book Collection Soma Bringer Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (though I suppose I should play the first two games first)