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10 Great Console Games To Leave Idle On The Title Screen

The lost art of showing awesome previews of a game before pressing start.

Screenshots from Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition’s title screen, Super Metroid’s title screen, and the introduction video from Odin Sphere.

Secret Of Mana

The title screen of Secret of Mana reveals additional lore about the game and shows the mana tree.

Xenoblade Chronicles

A screenshot from the title screen of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition showing the Monado in a field of grass during the day time.

Wave Race 64

A screenshot from the Wave Race 64 title sequence with a character riding across the water.

Wild Arms

An image from the introduction animation in Wild Arms showing Rudy climbing a cliff while purple magic orbs slowly float up to him from below.

Final Fantasy Tactics

A screenshot from the Job Class introduction cinematic of the Time Mage job from the original version of Final Fantasy Tactics.

The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess

A screenshot from the introduction of The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD showing Link riding Epona.

Chrono Cross

A screenshot of the opening cinematic in Chrono Cross showing Kid looking out at the ocean.

Odin Sphere

A screenshot of the character Velvet holding her hand out for a glowing butterfly during the opening cinematic of Odin Sphere.

Alundra

A screenshot from the intro animation of Alundra showing the titular hero closing his eyes and offering a prayer.

Super Metroid

A screenshot from the title screen of Super Metroid showing the baby metroid in its capsule.

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Jonathan Hawkins

I’ve a knack for tutorials & how-to’s, unusual perspectives that express themselves thru words, and I love writing about video games, especially wholesome ones.