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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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2,038 359
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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1,231 535
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,181 512
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,310 414
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,168 325
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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897 356
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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767 438
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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779 271
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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806 361
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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701 206
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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739 283
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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717 212
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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717 303
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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627 249
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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488 286
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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543 388
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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501 201
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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547 242
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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447 212
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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419 212
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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469 165
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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528 268
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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358 196
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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351 213
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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347 247
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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289 109
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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395 231
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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319 226
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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265 253
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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304 168
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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244 221
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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273 175
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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215 133
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added Sunset Riders 1991

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206 173
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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206 102
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added Mega Man X2 1994

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271 244
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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220 170
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Tetris 1985

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185 156
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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207 188
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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281 108
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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176 142
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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205 134
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Secret of Evermore Sep 18 1995

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160 88
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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197 224
Doom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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201 109
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added Super Ghouls'n Ghosts 1991

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162 123
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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195 172
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Pilotwings 1990

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184 126
Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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125 164
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games