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1996 is one of the most notable years in both Nintendo history, and video game history. First off, it was the year when the Nintendo 64 was released, along with launch games Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. It also was the year when many other notable games came out such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. 1996 also marked the debut of the Pokémon franchise with its first two games released in Japan (over two years before they would be released in North America).

Timeline[]

  • February 27: Pokémon Red and Green were released for the Game Boy in Japan.
  • March: In Sweden, video game magazine Super Power changes name to Super Play.
  • March 9: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released for the Super Famicom in Japan.
  • March 21: Kirby of the Stars Super Deluxe (Kirby Super Star) was released for the Super Famicom in Japan.
  • May 4: Kirby's Block Ball was released in North America for the Game Boy.
  • May 13: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released for the SNES in North America.
  • June: Marigul Management is formed.
  • June 23: The Nintendo 64 is released alongside Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64 in Japan.
  • July 27: Donkey Kong Land was released in Japan for the Game Boy.
  • August: Tetris Attack was released in North America for both the SNES and Game Boy.
  • September 4: The Donkey Kong Country animated series premieres in France on the France 2 TV channel.
  • September 20: Kirby Super Star was released for the SNES in North America.
  • September 23: Donkey Kong Land 2 was released for the Game Boy in North America.
  • September 29: The Nintendo 64 is released alongside Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64 in North America.
  • October 19: Picross 2 was released in Japan for the Game Boy.
  • October 26: Tetris Attack was released in Japan for the Game Boy.
  • November 3: Tetris Attack was released in Japan for the SNES.
  • November 18: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! was released for the SNES in North America.
  • November 23: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land 2 released in Japan for the SNES and Game Boy.
  • November 28: Donkey Kong Land 2 is released in Europe for the Game Boy and Tetris Attack was released in Europe for both the SNES and Game Boy.
  • December 3: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was released for the Nintendo 64.
  • December 13: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! was released in Europe for the SNES.
  • December 14: Mario Kart 64 was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan.

Births[]

Character debuts[]

Games released in 1996[]

Game Boy[]

Please select a region.

39 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Pocket Monsters Aka Version Nintendo 1996-02-27February 27, 1996 GameFAQs [1]
Pocket Monsters Midori Version Nintendo 1996-02-27February 27, 1996 GameFAQs [2]
Kuma no Pooh Tarou: Takara Sagashi da Ooiri Game Battle! Takara 1996-02-29February 29, 1996 GameFAQs [3]
Batoru Arīna Tōshinden Takara 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [4]
Nettou The King of Fighters '95 Takara 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [5]
Renju Club: Gomoku Narabe Hect 1996-05-17May 17, 1996 GameFAQs [6]
Bass Fishing Tatsujin Techou Starfish SD 1996-06-21June 21, 1996 GameFAQs [7]
Bomberman Collection Hudson Soft 1996-07-21July 21, 1996 GameFAQs [8]
Mole Mania Nintendo 1996-07-21July 21, 1996 GameFAQs [9]
Namco Gallery Vol. 1 Namco 1996-07-21July 21, 1996 GameFAQs [10]
Momotarou Collection Hudson Soft 1996-08-09August 9, 1996 GameFAQs [11]
Nettou Samurai Spirits Zankurō Musōken Takara 1996-08-23August 23, 1996 GameFAQs [12]
Super Chinese Land 1-2-3 Dash Culture Brain 1996-09-13September 13, 1996 GameFAQs [13]
SD Hiryū no Ken Gaiden 2 Culture Brain 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [14]
Sports Collection Tonkin House 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [15]
Street Racer Ubisoft 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [16]
Pocket Monsters Ao Version Nintendo 1996-10-15October 15, 1996 GameFAQs [17]
Picross 2 Nintendo 1996-10-19October 19, 1996 GameFAQs [18]
Yoshi no Panepon Nintendo 1996-10-26October 26, 1996 GameFAQs [19]
Puzzle Nintama Rantarō GB Culture Brain 1996-11-01November 1, 1996 GameFAQs [20]
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren GB: 〜Tsukikage-mura no Kaibutsu〜 Chunsoft 1996-11-22November 22, 1996 GameFAQs [21]
Genjin Collection Hudson Soft 1996-11-22November 22, 1996 GameFAQs [22]
Donkey Kong Land Nintendo 1996-11-23November 23, 1996 GameFAQs [23]
Namco Gallery Vol. 2 Namco 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [24]
Pachiokun Game Gallery Coconuts Japan 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [25]
Momotarou Collection 2 Hudson Soft 1996-12-06December 6, 1996 GameFAQs [26]
Eitango Target 1900 Imagineer 1996-12-13December 13, 1996 GameFAQs [27]
Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Souzoushu Arawaru! Bandai 1996-12-13December 13, 1996 GameFAQs [28]
Nihonshi Target 201 Imagineer 1996-12-13December 13, 1996 GameFAQs [29]
Puyo Puyo Tsū Compile 1996-12-13December 13, 1996 GameFAQs [30]
Bomberman GB 3 Hudson Soft 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [31]
Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Gokigen Collection Bandai 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [32]
Midori no Makibao Tomy Corporation 1996-12-21December 21, 1996 GameFAQs [33]
Snoopy no Hajimete no Otsukai Kemco 1996-12-21December 21, 1996 GameFAQs [34]
Meitantei Conan: Chika Yuuenchi Satsujin Jiken Bandai 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [35]
Mini-4 Boy J-Wing 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [36]
Tetris Plus Jaleco 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [37]
Super Black Bass Pocket Starfish SD 1996-12-28December 28, 1996 GameFAQs [38]
Super Chinese Fighter GB Culture Brain 1996-12-28December 28, 1996 GameFAQs [39]

28 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB Source
Cutthroat Island Acclaim 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [40]
Prehistorik Man Titus Software 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [41]
Tetris Blast Nintendo 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [42]
College Slam Acclaim 1996-03March 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [43]
NBA Live 96 Black Pearl Software 1996-03March 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [44]
Pocahontas THQ 1996-04April 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [45]
DragonHeart Acclaim 1996-05May 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [46]
Kirby's Block Ball Nintendo 1996-05May 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [47]
Toy Story Black Pearl Software 1996-05May 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [48]
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 Black Pearl Software 1996-06June 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [49]
NHL 96 Black Pearl Software 1996-07July 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [50]
Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal Acclaim 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [51]
Tetris Attack Nintendo 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [52]
Donkey Kong Land 2 Nintendo 1996-09September 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [53]
Sword of Hope II Kemco 1996-09September 1996 03
Everyone
GameFAQs [54]
Arcade Classics: Super Breakout / Battlezone Black Pearl Software 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [55]
Pinocchio Black Pearl Software 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [56]
Road Rash Ocean Software 1996-10October 1996 GameFAQs [57]
Battle Arena Toshinden Takara 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [58]
Casper Natsume 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [59]
FIFA Soccer 97 Black Pearl Software 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [60]
Madden 97 Black Pearl Software 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [61]
Urban Strike Black Pearl Software 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [62]
Jeopardy! Platinum Edition GameTek 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [63]
Jeopardy! Teen Tournament GameTek 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [64]
Street Racer Ubisoft 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [65]
NIV Bible & the 20 Lost Levels of Joshua Wisdom Tree 19961996 GameFAQs [66]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[]

Please select a region.

171 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Madō Monogatari: Hanamaru Daiyōchienji Tokuma Shoten 1996-01-12January 12, 1996 GameFAQs [91]
Iso Zuri: Ritō Hen Pack-In-Video 1996-01-19January 19, 1996 GameFAQs [92]
Kyōraku - Sanyō - Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 3 Telenet Japan 1996-01-19January 19, 1996 GameFAQs [93]
Tekichū Keiba Juku Banpresto 1996-01-19January 19, 1996 GameFAQs [94]
Heisei Gunjin Shogi Carrozzeria 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [95]
Igo Club Hect 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [96]
Madara Saga: Yōchien Senki Madara Datam Polystar 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [97]
Mujintō Monogatari KSS 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [98]
Nobunaga no Yabō: Tenshōki Koei 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [99]
SD Gundam Power Formation Puzzle Bandai 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [100]
Super Yakyū Dō Banpresto 1996-01-26January 26, 1996 GameFAQs [101]
RPG Tsukūru 2 ASCII 1996-01-31January 31, 1996 GameFAQs [102]
Bakumatsu Kōrinden: Oni Banpresto 1996-02-02February 2, 1996 GameFAQs [103]
Bahamut Lagoon Square 1996-02-09February 9, 1996 GameFAQs [104]
Shogi Saikyō II: Jissen Taikyoku Hen Magical Company 1996-02-09February 9, 1996 GameFAQs [105]
Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de Konami 1996-02-09February 9, 1996 GameFAQs [106]
Pro Kishi Jinsei Simulation: Shogi no Hanamichi Atlus 1996-02-16February 16, 1996 GameFAQs [107]
Battletech 3050 ASK 1996-02-23February 23, 1996 GameFAQs [108]
Front Mission: Gun Hazard Square 1996-02-23February 23, 1996 GameFAQs [109]
Kishin Dōji Zenki: Tenchi Meidō Hudson Soft 1996-02-23February 23, 1996 GameFAQs [110]
Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū 3 Konami 1996-02-29February 29, 1996 GameFAQs [111]
Super Famista 5 Namco 1996-02-29February 29, 1996 GameFAQs [112]
DOOM Imagineer 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [113]
Kai: Tsukikomori Banpresto 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [114]
Kidō Senshi Z-Gundam: Away to the NewType Bandai 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [115]
NFL Quarterback Club 96 Acclaim 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [116]
Revolution X Acclaim 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [117]
Same Game Hudson Soft 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [118]
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game Acclaim 1996-03-01March 1, 1996 GameFAQs [119]
Ginga Sengoku Gun'yūden Rai Angel 1996-03-08March 8, 1996 GameFAQs [120]
Jissen Pachinko Hisshōhō! 2 Sammy 1996-03-08March 8, 1996 GameFAQs [121]
Super Puyo Puyo Tsū Remix Compile 1996-03-08March 8, 1996 GameFAQs [122]
Super Mario RPG Nintendo 1996-03-09March 9, 1996 GameFAQs [123]
Brandish 2 Expert Koei 1996-03-15March 15, 1996 GameFAQs [124]
Chaos Seed Taito 1996-03-15March 15, 1996 GameFAQs [125]
Derby Stallion 96 ASCII 1996-03-15March 15, 1996 GameFAQs [126]
Tōge Densetsu: Saisoku Battle BPS 1996-03-15March 15, 1996 GameFAQs [127]
Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe Nintendo 1996-03-21March 21, 1996 GameFAQs [128]
'96 Zenkoku Kōkō Soccer Senshuken Magical Company 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [129]
DoReMi Fantasy: Milon no DokiDoki Daibouken Hudson Soft 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [130]
Gamble Hōrōki VAP 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [131]
Jikkyō Keiba Simulation: Stable Star Konami 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [132]
New Yatterman: Nandai Kandai Yajirobe Yutaka 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [133]
Rin Kaihō Kudan no Igo Taidō ASK 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [134]
Super Robot Wars Gaiden: Masō Kishin — The Lord of Elemental Banpresto 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [135]
Ys V Expert Koei 1996-03-22March 22, 1996 GameFAQs [136]
Angelique Voice Fantasy Koei 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [137]
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS: Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku Sōdatsusen Angel 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [138]
Bishōjo Wrestler Retsuden: Blizzard Yuki Rannyū KSS 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [139]
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension Bandai 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [140]
GT Racing Imagineer 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [141]
Kyōraku - Sanyō - Toyomaru Parlor! Parlor! 5 Telenet Japan 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [142]
Nintama Rantarō 2 Culture Brain 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [143]
SD Gundam G Next: Senyou Rom Pack & Map Collection Bandai 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [144]
Shin Kidō Senshi Gundam W: Endless Duel Bandai 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [145]
Soreyuke Ebisumaru Karakuri Meiro: Kieta Goemon no Nazo!! Konami 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [146]
Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium Human 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [147]
Super Formation Soccer 96: World Club Edition Human 1996-03-29March 29, 1996 GameFAQs [148]
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshōhō! Yamasa Densetsu Sammy 1996-04-05April 5, 1996 GameFAQs [149]
Rudora no Hihou Square 1996-04-05April 5, 1996 GameFAQs [150]
Mahōjin Guru Guru 2 Enix 1996-04-12April 12, 1996 GameFAQs [151]
Ongaku Tsukūru: Kanadēru ASCII 1996-04-12April 12, 1996 GameFAQs [152]
Hōrai Gakuen no Bōken! The Adventure of Hōrai High School J-Wing 1996-04-19April 19, 1996 GameFAQs [153]
Heiwa Pachinko World 3 Shouei System 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [154]
Ippatsu Gyakuten: Keiba - Keirin - Kyōtei Planning Office Wada 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [155]
J.League Excite Stage '96 Epoch 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [156]
Jumpin' Derby Naxat 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [157]
Parlor! Mini Telenet Japan 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [158]
Super Bomberman 4 Hudson Soft 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [159]
Super Kyōtei 2 Nihon Bussan 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [160]
Toy Story Capcom 1996-04-26April 26, 1996 GameFAQs [161]
Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu Nintendo 1996-05-14May 14, 1996 GameFAQs [162]
Gokinjo Bōkentai Pioneer LDC 1996-05-24May 24, 1996 GameFAQs [163]
Super Gussun Oyoyo 2 Banpresto 1996-05-24May 24, 1996 GameFAQs [164]
Treasure Hunter G Square 1996-05-24May 24, 1996 GameFAQs [165]
Dark Half Enix 1996-05-31May 31, 1996 GameFAQs [166]
Fishing Kōshien King Records 1996-05-31May 31, 1996 GameFAQs [167]
Sound Novel Tsukuru ASCII 1996-05-31May 31, 1996 GameFAQs [168]
Supapoon DX Yutaka 1996-05-31May 31, 1996 GameFAQs [169]
J.League '96 Dream Stadium Hudson Soft 1996-06-01June 1, 1996 GameFAQs [170]
Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō Takara 1996-06-14June 14, 1996 GameFAQs [171]
Best Shot Pro Golf ASCII 1996-06-14June 14, 1996 GameFAQs [172]
Gulliver Boy Bandai 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [173]
Nishijin Pachinko Monogatari 2 KSS 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [174]
Parlor! Mini 2 Telenet Japan 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [175]
Poi Poi Ninja World Bandai 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [176]
Puzzle Nintama Rantarō: Ninjutsu Gakuen Puzzle no Maki Culture Brain 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [177]
SD Ultra Battle: Seven Densetsu Bandai 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [178]
SD Ultra Battle: Ultraman Densetsu Bandai 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [179]
Super Nazo Puyo 2: Rulue no Tetsuwan Hanjyōki Compile 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [180]
Traverse: Starlight & Prairie Banpresto 1996-06-28June 28, 1996 GameFAQs [181]
GeGeGe no Kitarō: Yōkai Donjara Bandai 1996-07-19July 19, 1996 GameFAQs [182]
Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū '96 Kaimakuban Konami 1996-07-19July 19, 1996 GameFAQs [183]
Star Ocean Enix 1996-07-19July 19, 1996 GameFAQs [184]
Super Trump Collection 2 Bottom Up 1996-07-19July 19, 1996 GameFAQs [185]
Umi no Nushi Tsuri Pack-In-Video 1996-07-19July 19, 1996 GameFAQs [186]
Earth Light: Luna Strike Hudson Soft 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [187]
Energy Breaker Taito 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [188]
Lennus II: Fūin no Shito Asmik Ace 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [189]
SD Gundam Generation: Gryps Senki Bandai 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [190]
SD Gundam Generation: Ichinen Sensouki Bandai 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [191]
SimCity Jr. Imagineer 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [192]
Spriggan Powered Naxat 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [193]
Table Game Dai-Shūgō!! Shogi Mahjong Hanafuda Varie 1996-07-26July 26, 1996 GameFAQs [194]
Daikaijū Monogatari II Hudson Soft 1996-08-02August 2, 1996 GameFAQs [195]
Akazukin Chacha Tomy Corporation 1996-08-09August 9, 1996 GameFAQs [196]
Bokujō Monogatari Pack-In-Video 1996-08-09August 9, 1996 GameFAQs [197]
Nintama Rantarō Special Culture Brain 1996-08-09August 9, 1996 GameFAQs [198]
Super Power League 4 Hudson Soft 1996-08-09August 9, 1996 GameFAQs [199]
Gekisō Sentai CarRanger: Zenkai! Racer-senshi! Bandai 1996-08-23August 23, 1996 GameFAQs [200]
SD Gundam Generation: Axis Senki Bandai 1996-08-23August 23, 1996 GameFAQs [201]
SD Gundam Generation: Babylonia Kenkoku Senki Bandai 1996-08-23August 23, 1996 GameFAQs [202]
Atsuya Furuta no Simulation Pro Yakyū 2 Hect 1996-08-24August 24, 1996 GameFAQs [203]
Daisenryaku Expert WWII: War in Europe ASCII 1996-08-30August 30, 1996 GameFAQs [204]
Hissatsu Pachinko Collection 4 Sunsoft 1996-08-30August 30, 1996 GameFAQs [205]
Honke Sankyo Fever Jikki Simulation 3 Boss Communications 1996-08-30August 30, 1996 GameFAQs [206]
Numbers Paradise Acclaim 1996-08-30August 30, 1996 GameFAQs [207]
Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage Konami 1996-09-13September 13, 1996 GameFAQs [208]
Pebble Beach no Hatō New: Tournament Edition T&E Soft 1996-09-13September 13, 1996 GameFAQs [209]
Magical Drop 2 Data East 1996-09-20September 20, 1996 GameFAQs [210]
Wizardry Gaiden IV: Throb of the Demon's Heart ASCII 1996-09-20September 20, 1996 GameFAQs [211]
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Fuwa Fuwa Panic 2 Bandai 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [212]
Crayon Shin-chan: Nagagutsu Dobon!! Bandai 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [213]
Monstania Pack-In-Video 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [214]
Parlor! Mini 3 Telenet Japan 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [215]
SD Gundam Generation: Colony Kaku Senki Bandai 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [216]
SD Gundam Generation: Zanscare Senki Bandai 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [217]
Super Nichibutsu Mahjong 4: Kiso Kenkyu Hen Nihon Bussan 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [218]
Winning Post 2: Program '96 Koei 1996-10-04October 4, 1996 GameFAQs [219]
Thoroughbred Breeder III Hect 1996-10-18October 18, 1996 GameFAQs [220]
Tower Dream ASCII 1996-10-25October 25, 1996 GameFAQs [221]
Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima Nintendo 1996-10-26October 26, 1996 GameFAQs [222]
Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems Capcom 1996-11-18November 18, 1996 GameFAQs [223]
Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Krems Shima Nintendo 1996-11-23November 23, 1996 GameFAQs [224]
Nichibutsu Collection 1 Nihon Bussan 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [225]
Parlor! Mini 4 Telenet Japan 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [226]
Super Jinsei Game 3 Takara 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [227]
Vs. Collection Bottom Up 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [228]
Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e... Enix 1996-12-06December 6, 1996 GameFAQs [229]
Momotaro Dentetsu Happy Hudson Soft 1996-12-06December 6, 1996 GameFAQs [230]
Sugoroku Ginga Senki Bottom Up 1996-12-19December 19, 1996 GameFAQs [231]
Bomberman B-Daman Hudson Soft 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [232]
Cu-On-Pa SFC T&E Soft 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [233]
Donald in Maui Mallard Capcom 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [234]
G-O-D: Mezame yoto Yobu Koe ga Kikoe Imagineer 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [235]
Mini-Yonku Shining Scorpion: Let's & Go!! ASCII 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [236]
Nishijin Pachinko 3 KSS 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [237]
Pinocchio Capcom 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [238]
Street Fighter Zero 2 Capcom 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [239]
Dragon Knight 4 Banpresto 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [240]
Mask Virgin Interactive 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [241]
Nichibutsu Collection 2 Nihon Bussan 1996-12-27December 27, 1996 GameFAQs [242]
JRA PAT NTT 19961996 GameFAQs [243]
Reverse Kids JAP! 19961996 GameFAQs [244]

46 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB Source
Final Fight 3 Capcom 1996-01January 1996 05
Teen
GameFAQs [245]
Mega Man X3 Capcom 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [246]
PGA Tour 96 Black Pearl Software 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [247]
Prehistorik Man Titus Software 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [248]
Sink or Swim Titus Software 1996-01January 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [249]
College Slam Acclaim 1996-02February 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [250]
Cutthroat Island Acclaim 1996-03March 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [251]
Frantic Flea GameTek 1996-04April 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [252]
Mark Davis' The Fishing Master Natsume 1996-04April 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [253]
The Brainies Titus Software 1996-04April 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [254]
Power Piggs of the Dark Age Titus Software 1996-05May 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [255]
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Nintendo 1996-05May 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [256]
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run Nintendo 1996-06June 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [257]
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 Black Pearl Software 1996-06June 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [258]
Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition Black Pearl Software 1996-07July 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [259]
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals Natsume 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [260]
Magic Boy JVC Musical Industries 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [261]
Mohawk & Headphone Jack Black Pearl Software 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [262]
Tetris Attack Nintendo 1996-08August 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [263]
Kirby Super Star Nintendo 1996-09-20September 20, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [264]
Ms. Pac-Man Midway 1996-09September 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [265]
PGA European Tour Black Pearl Software 1996-09September 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [266]
Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers Bandai 1996-09September 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [267]
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Williams 1996-10-11October 11, 1996 06
Mature
GameFAQs [268]
Madden NFL 97 Electronic Arts 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [269]
NHL 97 Black Pearl Software 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [270]
Oscar Titus Software 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [271]
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame Titus Software 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [272]
War 3010: The Revolution Advanced Productions 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [273]
Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits Midway 1996-10October 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [274]
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Nintendo 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [275]
Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems Capcom 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [276]
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Nintendo 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [277]
NBA Hang Time Midway 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [278]
Pinocchio Nintendo 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [279]
SimCity 2000 Black Pearl Software 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [280]
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Capcom 1996-11November 1996 05
Teen
GameFAQs [281]
Whizz Titus Software 1996-11November 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [282]
Casper Absolute Entertainment 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [283]
College Football USA 97 Black Pearl Software 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [284]
Incantation Titus Software 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [285]
Mr. Do! Black Pearl Software 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [286]
NBA Live 97 Electronic Arts 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [287]
Realm Titus Software 1996-12December 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [288]
FIFA Soccer 97 Electronic Arts 19961996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [289]

42 games were released in Europe.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure Interplay 1996-01-25January 25, 1996 GameFAQs [290]
Earthworm Jim 2 Virgin Interactive 1996-01-25January 25, 1996 GameFAQs [291]
International Superstar Soccer Deluxe Konami 1996-01-25January 25, 1996 GameFAQs [292]
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game Acclaim 1996-01-25January 25, 1996 GameFAQs [293]
Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss Konami 1996-02-22February 22, 1996 GameFAQs [294]
Cutthroat Island Acclaim 1996-02-22February 22, 1996 GameFAQs [295]
Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament Ocean Software 1996-02-22February 22, 1996 GameFAQs [296]
Secret of Evermore SquareSoft 1996-02-22February 22, 1996 GameFAQs [297]
AAAHH!! Real Monsters Viacom New Media 1996-02February 1996 GameFAQs [298]
NBA Jam Acclaim 1996-03-10March 10, 1996 GameFAQs [299]
Addams Family Values Ocean Software 1996-03-28March 28, 1996 GameFAQs [300]
PGA Tour 96 THQ 1996-03-28March 28, 1996 GameFAQs [301]
Final Fight 3 Capcom 1996-03March 1996 GameFAQs [302]
Breath of Fire II Laguna 1996-04-25April 25, 1996 GameFAQs [303]
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wild & Wacky Sports Konami 1996-04-25April 25, 1996 GameFAQs [304]
Toy Story Nintendo 1996-04-25April 25, 1996 GameFAQs [305]
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 Black Pearl Software 1996-06-27June 27, 1996 GameFAQs [306]
Prehistorik Man Titus Software 1996-06-27June 27, 1996 GameFAQs [307]
Mega Man X3 Laguna 1996-07-25July 25, 1996 GameFAQs [308]
Spirou Infogrames 1996-09-29September 29, 1996 GameFAQs [309]
Worms Ocean Software 1996-09-29September 29, 1996 GameFAQs [310]
Wild Guns Titus Software 1996-10-31October 31, 1996 GameFAQs [311]
Theme Park Ocean Software 1996-11-11November 11, 1996 GameFAQs [312]
Donald in Maui Mallard Nintendo 1996-11-28November 28, 1996 GameFAQs [313]
Pinocchio Nintendo 1996-11-28November 28, 1996 GameFAQs [314]
Tetris Attack Nintendo 1996-11-28November 28, 1996 GameFAQs [315]
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Acclaim 1996-11-28November 28, 1996 GameFAQs [316]
Winter Gold Nintendo 1996-11-28November 28, 1996 GameFAQs [317]
Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition Black Pearl Software 1996-11November 1996 GameFAQs [318]
Incantation Titus Software 1996-11November 1996 GameFAQs [319]
NHL '97 Electronic Arts 1996-11November 1996 GameFAQs [320]
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Nintendo 1996-12-19December 19, 1996 GameFAQs [321]
SimCity 2000 THQ 1996-12-19December 19, 1996 GameFAQs [322]
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Nintendo 1996-12-19December 19, 1996 GameFAQs [323]
Terranigma Nintendo 1996-12-19December 19, 1996 GameFAQs [324]
FIFA 97 Electronic Arts 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [325]
NBA Live 97 Electronic Arts 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [326]
Oscar Titus Software 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [327]
PGA European Tour Black Pearl 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [328]
Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers Bandai 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [329]
Whizz Titus Software 1996-12December 1996 GameFAQs [330]
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension Bandai 19961996 GameFAQs [331]
Frantic Flea GameTek 19961996 GameFAQs [332]
Magic Boy JVC Musical Industries 19961996 GameFAQs [333]
NFL Quarterback Club '96 Acclaim 19961996 GameFAQs [334]
Spawn: The Video Game Acclaim 19961996 GameFAQs [335]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Crossroads of Time Virgin Interactive 19961996 GameFAQs [336]
The Brainies Titus Software 19961996 GameFAQs [337]
The Smurfs Travel the World Infogrames 19961996 GameFAQs [338]
Timecop JVC Musical Industries 19961996 GameFAQs [339]

Satellaview[]

Please select a region.

23 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
BS Special Tee Shot HAL Laboratory 1996-01-12January 12, 1996 GameFAQs [340]
DynamiTracer Square 1996-01-27January 27, 1996 GameFAQs [341]
Koi wa Balance: Tatoeba K-kun no Tabou na Ichinichi-hen Square 1996-01-27January 27, 1996 GameFAQs [342]
Radical Dreamers Square 1996-02-03February 3, 1996 GameFAQs [343]
BS Dragon Quest Enix 1996-02February 1996 GameFAQs [344]
Treasure Conflix Square 1996-02February 1996 GameFAQs [345]
Yoshi No Panepon Nintendo 1996-03-11March 11, 1996 GameFAQs [346]
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge Dai-1-kai Nintendo 1996-03-31March 31, 1996 GameFAQs [347]
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge Dai-2-kai Nintendo 1996-04-07April 7, 1996 GameFAQs [348]
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge Dai-3-kai Nintendo 1996-04-14April 14, 1996 GameFAQs [349]
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge Dai-4-kai Nintendo 1996-04-21April 21, 1996 GameFAQs [350]
BS Spriggan Powered BS Ver. Prelude Naxat Soft 1996-05-26May 26, 1996 GameFAQs [351]
BS Spriggan Powered 1 Naxat Soft 1996-06-30June 30, 1996 GameFAQs [352]
BS Spriggan Powered 2 Naxat Soft 1996-07-07July 7, 1996 GameFAQs [353]
BS Spriggan Powered 3 Naxat Soft 1996-07-14July 14, 1996 GameFAQs [354]
BS Spriggan Powered 4 Naxat Soft 1996-07-21July 21, 1996 GameFAQs [355]
BS SimCity Machizukuri Taikai Nintendo 1996-08August 1996 GameFAQs [356]
BS Kirby no Omotya Bako Baseball Nintendo 19961996 GameFAQs [357]
BS Kirby no Omocha Bako Hoshi Kuzushi Nintendo 19961996 GameFAQs [358]
BS Kirby no Omocha Bako Pachinko Nintendo 19961996 GameFAQs [359]
BS Let's Pachinko Nante Gindama 1 Daiichi 19961996 GameFAQs [360]
BS Let's Pachinko Nante Gindama 2 Daiichi 19961996 GameFAQs [361]
BS Let's Pachinko Nante Gindama 3 Daiichi 19961996 GameFAQs [362]
BS Let's Pachinko Nante Gindama 4 Daiichi 19961996 GameFAQs [363]
BS Nichibutsu Mahjong Nichibutsu 19961996 GameFAQs [364]
Dezaemon BSX Version - BS-X Shooting Taito 19961996 GameFAQs [365]

Virtual Boy[]

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2 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Nester's Funky Bowling Nintendo 1996-02February 1996 GameFAQs [366]
3D Tetris Nintendo 1996-03March 1996 GameFAQs [367]

Nintendo 64[]

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10 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date Source
Pilotwings 64 Nintendo 1996-06-23June 23, 1996 GameFAQs [368]
Saikyō Habu Shōgi SETA 1996-06-23June 23, 1996 GameFAQs [369]
Super Mario 64 Nintendo 1996-06-23June 23, 1996 GameFAQs [370]
Wave Race 64 Nintendo 1996-09-27September 27, 1996 GameFAQs [371]
Wonder Project J2: Koruro no Mori no Josette Enix 1996-11-22November 22, 1996 GameFAQs [372]
Eikō no Saint Andrews SETA 1996-11-29November 29, 1996 GameFAQs [373]
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo 1996-12-14December 14, 1996 GameFAQs [374]
Chōkūkan Night: Pro Yakyū King Imagineer 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [375]
Jikkyō J.League: Perfect Striker Konami 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [376]
Mahjong Master Konami 1996-12-20December 20, 1996 GameFAQs [377]

8 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB Source
Super Mario 64 Nintendo 1996-09-26September 26, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [378]
Pilotwings 64 Nintendo 1996-09-29September 29, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [379]
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Midway 1996-10-31October 31, 1996 06
Mature
GameFAQs [380]
Wave Race 64 Nintendo 1996-11-01November 1, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [381]
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey Midway 1996-11-11November 11, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [382]
Killer Instinct Gold Nintendo 1996-11-25November 25, 1996 05
Teen
GameFAQs [383]
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 1996-13-03December 3, 1996 02
Kids to Adults
GameFAQs [384]
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire LucasArts 1996-13-03December 3, 1996 05
Teen
GameFAQs [385]

Gallery of notable releases[]

References[]

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