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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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1,618 534
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,882 331
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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1,159 490
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,094 488
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,229 388
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,093 302
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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853 324
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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719 409
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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722 264
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Mega Man X 1993

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746 348
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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645 193
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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693 272
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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672 294
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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667 204
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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523 364
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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579 240
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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461 276
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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480 189
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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518 229
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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421 205
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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404 202
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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492 257
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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438 158
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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331 203
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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330 234
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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340 187
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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265 101
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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372 217
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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254 239
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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298 218
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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292 157
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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233 210
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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249 171
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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192 163
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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258 230
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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190 127
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added Sunset Riders 1991

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200 163
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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257 102
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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173 150
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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189 96
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added Mega Man X2 1994

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194 182
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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174 181
Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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146 116
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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163 135
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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192 128
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Secret of Evermore Sep 18 1995

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185 211
Doom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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136 123
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Top Gear 1992

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144 83
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Illusion of Gaia Jan 01 1993

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186 103
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added Super Ghouls'n Ghosts 1991

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176 133
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Dr. Mario 1990