Though I know I have posted my "Appendix N" before, the truth is that before I began playing D&D in '96, I hadn't had any experience with tabletop roleplaying games in the least.
This meme, stolen from here, is a more accurate depiction of my strongest game-to-game influences when I delved into tabletop rpgs.
Magic: The Gathering
Zelda games (most notably A Link to the Past) (NES/SNES/Gameboy)
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES)
Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
Zork gamebooks (I honestly didn't know anything about the text-based pc game at the time)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Eye of the Beholder (SNES)
Secret of Mana (SNES)
Breath of Fire (SNES)
Castlevania games (NES/SNES)
Altered Beast (Arcade/Genesis)
Golden Axe games (Genesis/Arcade)