what about mega man?
mega man 8 for playstation got me through my junior year of high school.
Megaman 8 was the last great Megaman game. Trips me out every time I go back and play it again. I love 'em all, but they got REALLY bad after X3 or X4, and Capcom is really hurting for boss ideas these days. Plus, the spinoff series besides the X series were crap as well.
Me, I only really play stuff like Megaman, Mario, Donkey Kong, and different RPGs (Suikoden series, Final Fantasy series, Chrono series, EarthBound). Most new games these days really lack good quality gameplay that's found on NES, SNES, and some PSX games. I wish I still had a working NES with carts.