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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.

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.
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3,048 526
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

2
2,585 908
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

3
1,722 847
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

4
1,701 786
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

5
1,961 605
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

6
1,726 463
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

7
1,287 535
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

8
1,135 413
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

9
1,185 494
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

10
1,106 312
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

11
1,061 625
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

12
1,100 380
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

13
1,083 310
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

14
1,048 404
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

15
889 365
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

16
692 426
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

17
731 293
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

18
750 536
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

19
880 354
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

20
620 304
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

21
595 311
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
652 262
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

23
730 382
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

24
497 336
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

25
543 286
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

26
520 304
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

27
443 179
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added 1993

28
455 319
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

29
382 362
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1989

30
533 329
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

31
479 237
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

32
357 306
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

33
397 249
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

34
313 247
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added 1995

35
318 205
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added 1991

36
321 162
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added 1994

37
358 336
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

38
315 244
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added 1985

39
452 167
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

40
257 233
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added 1989

41
259 67
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

42
292 268
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

43
286 317
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

44
251 143
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

45
294 193
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

46
308 166
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added 1991

47
241 214
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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287 232
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

49
256 199
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

50
190 229
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games