Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games Video Games
Ultimate List
21  reranks 4,453 votes 482 voters 23,714 views more info

Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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

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.

Check out more lists like a collection of all Super Nintendo games made, the most loved Super Smash Bros characters, and which Nintendo system was the best.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 21 ReRanks
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 210
    Down 51

    most listed
    Super Mario World

    Jan 01 1990 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 207
    Down 42
    Jan 01 1991 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 178
    Down 44
    Jan 01 1992 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 151
    Down 43
    Nov 21 1994 More
    90
  5. 5
    Up 125
    Down 48

    the people's #1
    Chrono Trigger

    Jan 01 1995 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 99
    Down 38
    Jan 01 1994 More
    81
  7. 7
    Up 117
    Down 46
    Jan 01 1994 More
    78
  8. 8
    Up 117
    Down 56
    Jan 01 1992 More
    78
  9. 9
    Up 105
    Down 43
    Mar 09 1996 More
    72
  10. 10
    Up 81
    Down 44
    Oct 04 1995 More
    63
  11. 11
    Up 81
    Down 52
    Jan 01 1993 More
    62
  12. 12
    Up 97
    Down 38

    ranked low on reranks
    Mega Man X

    Jan 01 1993 More
    62
  13. 13
    Up 63
    Down 34
    61
  14. 14
    Up 65
    Down 47
    Jan 01 1993 More
    61
  15. 15
    Up 35
    Down 10
    Jan 01 1994 More
    59
  16. 16
    Up 59
    Down 26
    Jan 01 1991 More
    59
  17. 17
    Up 75
    Down 37
    Jan 01 1995 More
    58
  18. 18
    Up 79
    Down 42
    Jan 01 1993 More
    51
  19. 19
    Up 21
    Down 24

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    SimCity

    Oct 03 1989 More
    51
  20. 20
    Up 29
    Down 40

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    ActRaiser

    Jan 01 1990 More
    50
  21. 21
    Up 48
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Jan 01 1992 More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 21
    Down 20
    Jan 01 1991 More
    49
    added by: JohnnyChaffin
  23. 23
    Up 38
    Down 13
    Jan 01 1991 More
    47
  24. 24
    Up 48
    Down 35
    Jan 01 1994 More
    46
  25. 25
    Up 40
    Down 35
    Jan 01 1994 More
    46
  26. 26
    Up 27
    Down 15
    Mar 21 1996 More
    44
  27. 27
    Up 54
    Down 42
    Jan 01 1991 More
    44
  28. 28
    Up 38
    Down 30
    Dec 10 1993 More
    43
  29. 29
    Up 13
    Down 8
    Jan 01 1994 More
    43
  30. 30
    Up 15
    Down 10
    Jan 01 1994 More
    42
  31. 31
    Up 19
    Down 13
    Dec 17 1988 More
    42
  32. 32
    Up 20
    Down 13
    Apr 27 1990 More
    42
  33. 33
    Up 10
    Down 12
    Jan 01 1995 More
    42
    added by: brlarini
  34. 34
    Up 18
    Down 14
    Aug 01 1992 More
    40
  35. 35
    Up 21
    Down 27
    Jan 01 1996 More
    40
  36. 36
    Up 15
    Down 18
    Jan 01 1991 More
    40
  37. 37
    Up 9
    Down 11
    Jan 01 1994 More
    39
  38. 38
    Up 15
    Down 15
    Aug 01 1992 More
    38
  39. 39
    Up 11
    Down 10
    Sep 18 1995 More
    38
  40. 40
    Up 25
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Super Star Wars

    Jan 01 1992 More
    37
  41. 41
    Up 29
    Down 36
    Jan 01 1990 More
    37
  42. 42
    Up 9
    Down 23

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Final Fight

    Jan 01 1989 More
    36
    added by: JonathanPitts
  43. 43
    Up 21
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Mortal Kombat II

    Jan 01 1993 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 28
    Down 26
    Jan 01 1994 More
    34
  45. 45
    Up 10
    Down 27

    often listed
    ClayFighter

    Jan 01 1993 More
    33
  46. 46
    Up 1
    Down 1
    Jan 01 1995 More
    32
    added by: MikeyCo84
  47. 47
    Up 11
    Down 13
    Jan 01 1988 More
    31
  48. 48
    Up 5
    Down 19
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    NBA Live series

    Jan 01 2006 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 30
    Down 39
    Jan 01 1993 More
    30
  50. 50
    Up 6
    Down 8
    May 22 1993 More
    29
  51. 65 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 64

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists