• Review Date: July 5, 2021
  • Release Date: December 19, 1996
  • Platform: SNES (or the equivalent of it in EspaƱa)
  • Publisher: Enix
  • Developer: Enix
  • Genre: Adventure

Anecdotes: As I scour the globe to find all sorts of games to play, I had to dive in to some games that never reached the United States in order to fill the list. I had found a list of the best games that never made it here. With that, I present Terranigma.

Description: Starting in Krista, Ark searches for information before finding a way through a blue door to escape the nosey and annoying villagers. Once he gets through there, he meets Yomi, who calls him stupid, but gives him a weapon. Eventually, Naomi turns to either ice or stone and Ark has to investigate. That’s as far as I got.


  • Ark heals as he walks around or defeats enemies, so the 7 HP I gave up because I forgot about the Select button was replenished. It’s a nice feature.


  • Couldn’t there be a better equipment system? I have to press Select, go to a separate area, find what I’m looking for, then press Select again to return. It seems a bit complicated and time consuming.
  • The villagers aren’t very useful in Krista; most of them seem more concerned with the gossip between Ark and Naomi than the looming threat to the town.


For me, it’s my childhood that shows up in my dreams.
It’s about time people yell at me for trying to open treasures in their homes.
These twins brats are up in Ark’s business. Go away.
Screw you.
Go out and enjoy the blue sky!
Isn’t this the same brat that was asking about Naomi earlier? Well, she’s learned how to jump now. How nice.
Don’t be sarnoso. My hands are empty.
And now for a completely unnecessary overworld effect…
So what am I supposed to do with a magic rock?

Final Opinion: The game seems all right so far, but it took way too long for the action to build.

My Progress: Torre/Tower 1

Grade: C

With this, I sadly say goodbye to the Super Nintendo era. I was 14 when it started. I bought it myself by saving up birthday and graduation money for the system. I played it extensively until 1994, when I learned how to drive and wanted to see the world outside of my hometown. I still have it to this day.

Best Game: Super Metroid

Personal Favorite: Sailor Moon R (and lots of others)

Worst Game: Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

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