Total Nerd The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games  

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List Rules 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.

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Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,432 267
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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945 391
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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903 387
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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952 316
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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844 255
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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692 261
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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595 333
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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607 287
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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484 136
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added Super Mario All-Stars 1993

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585 217
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Mega Man X 1993

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551 225
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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553 246
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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510 166
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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438 300
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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398 154
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added Super Castlevania IV 1991

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EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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345 173
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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339 168
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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396 211
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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352 126
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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272 145
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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250 173
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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SimCity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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188 175
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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187 139
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added Sunset Riders 1991

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147 133
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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167 138
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Tetris 1985

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Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added Mega Man X2 1994

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Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added Final Fight 1989

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165 152
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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177 78
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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149 146
Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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109 95
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Top Gear Mar 27 1992

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154 103
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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130 111
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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152 94
Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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110 61
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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151 138
Super Star Wars: The Empire St... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games