Terranigma is a great choice if you are in need of a break. Good game and not too long (15 hours or so). There are some bosses that require some grinding (or a bucket full of magic rings), but that's the worst of it. Oh yeah, enjoy the awesome music! :D
I did decide to go with Terranigma for my weekend-retro title. And I must say.... I FREAKIN' LOVE IT! Proving to me once again, that it isn't purely the nostalgia factor that makes SNES era Rpgs/ARpgs so enjoyable for me. I never once laid eyes on Terranigma during my childhood. This is my first experience with it.
I really appreciate how much the first hour of the game reminds me of the movie Legend.
Gameplay feels extremely solid for a game of its era. Certainly trumps the Mana games, which have not aged so well in terms of gameplay and controls, even though they are probably my favorites from the generation.
I was sort of fearful this was going to feel rough because I was playing Bastion on the Xbox earlier this week but that just is not the case. Gaming really hit a prime or pinnacle in the 16-bit days. As simplistic as the games were, and for as limited as the devs were at that time by hardware, some of these titles just feel great to play to this day. Plain and simple.
Maybe I'm being overtly optimistic here, but I feel like Terranigma may prove as enjoyable to me as some of all time retro-golden-age-favorites.