Based on an animated movie adapted from a 1900s comic strip, Little Nemo is a bonkers, fun, and wildly creative game. Nemo borrows powers from the denizens of Slumberland to fight the Nightmare King a few years before Kirby.
Ogre Battle was an early experiment in combining RPG mechanics and tactical combat, paving the way for games like Final Fantasy Tactics. It piles on a dense political story and deep battle systems just to assure its legacy as a classic.
Earthbound is the definition of a cult classic. Despite a fiercely loyal fanbase begging for a modern port, the bizarre RPG series is now supported more by fan translations and ROMs than official releases.