Way back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But since 1977, Nintendo has grown into one of the world's most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers.
To recognize and celebrate this important Nintendo milestone, IGN has compiled a list of the 125 greatest Nintendo games. From groundbreaking experimental software like Mario Artist, to beloved Nintendo classics starring Mario, Link, and Samus, these are the most important, fun, and influential games Nintendo ever made.
Nintendo merely publishing a game that was developed by a third party does not make it eligible - for a game to be considered a "Nintendo game" in our eyes, Nintendo has to have had a hand in the development process itself. This excludes games like Golden Sun (developed by Camelot and published by Nintendo) and Meteos (developed by Q Entertainment and published by Nintendo)