We did a gallery on the most awesome continue screens a few weeks ago, so it's only fair that we give their complement—start menus and title screens—the same treatment.
Starting off at the top there is Xenoblade Chronicles, one of the best title screen experiences, especially when you've got the music on. But let's continue in a chronological order and start with iconic title screens from the 8-bit and 16-bit era, finishing up the list with more recent games.
We handpicked these based on screens that had some amazing (or hypnotic, ahem Zombies Ate My Neighbours) animation, action or just set the right mood. Let's dig in.