16 Super Paper Mario
Hitting the Nintendo Wii in 2007, the nostalgia-fest of Super Paper Mario truly changed everything we thought we knew about perspective. The game's main gimmick of spontaneously shifting from two to three dimensions on the fly was pure genius, and developer Intelligent Systems did it with jaw-dropping finesse. Moreover, Super Paper Mario also brought back classic levels and memorable characters that were clearly styled after their 8-bit origins, mixing things up with entirely new gameplay, puzzles, and challenges. Sure, this game was meant to hold Nintendo fans over until Super Mario Galaxy finally got out of the gate, but it proved to be a leading act all by itself.