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Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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List of the best games ever released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The 16-bit Super Nintendo (or SNES) video game console was available beginning in 1990 in Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom) and the following year in North America, and was not discontinued until 2003 and 1999, respectively. During the 16-bit era (which primarily featured SNES competition from the Sega Genesis console), Super Nintendo was the world's best-selling video game system. Over 39 million SNES units were sold around the world (still shy of the incredible 61.91 million original Nintendo systems sold.) Even into the 32-bit era, Super Nintendo systems remained commonplace in homes around the world.

794 total games were officially released for the Super Nintendo system. The first games available for the new system were "Super Mario World," "F-Zero," "Pilotwings," "SimCity" and "Gradius III." "Super Mario World" - which was often bundled and sold with the system in its early days - remained the best-selling SNES game of all time, with over 20 million units sold. Many Super Nintendo titles have remained popular through the use of emulators, which can currently recreate the SNES experience on computers.

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List Criteria: Only games released for the North America SNES console. So Super Famicom-only games.

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    Super Mario World

    Jan 01 1990 More
    100
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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Jan 01 1991 More
    96
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    Super Mario Kart

    Jan 01 1992 More
    92
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    Nov 21 1994 More
    90
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    Chrono Trigger

    Jan 01 1995 More
    81
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    Final Fantasy VI

    Jan 01 1994 More
    78
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    Street Fighter II

    Jan 01 1992 More
    78
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    Mar 09 1996 More
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    Jan 01 1991 More
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    Mar 21 1996 More
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    Dec 17 1988 More
    54
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    ActRaiser

    Jan 01 1990 More
    53
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    Oct 03 1989 More
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    Jan 01 1991 More
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    Terranigma

    Jan 01 1995 More
    51
    added by: brlarini
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    Apr 27 1990 More
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    Jan 01 1991 More
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    Tecmo Super Bowl

    Jan 01 1991 More
    48
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    Jan 01 1993 More
    46
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    Jan 01 1996 More
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    Jan 01 1989 More
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    Doom

    Dec 10 1993 More
    45
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    Jan 01 1991 More
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    Secret of Evermore

    Sep 18 1995 More
    40
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    Pilotwings

    Jan 01 1990 More
    38
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    No image
    Jan 01 2006 More
    37
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    ClayFighter

    Jan 01 1993 More
    37
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    May 22 1993 More
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