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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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2,248 771
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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2,649 457
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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1,515 711
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,479 673
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,668 533
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,493 410
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,121 471
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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953 559
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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974 348
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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1,012 436
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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924 268
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added Super Mario All-Stars 1993

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952 340
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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931 273
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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904 371
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Best Super Nintendo RPGs Ever Made

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788 311
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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613 362
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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670 467
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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628 254
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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725 305
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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560 268
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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519 275
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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577 222
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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650 340
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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467 249
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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433 304
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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451 272
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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376 149
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added Super Street Fighter II 1993

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399 283
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Best Two Player Games for Super Nintendo

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331 313
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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483 284
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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409 209
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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311 268
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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350 217
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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277 217
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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283 178
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added Sunset Riders 1991

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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272 134
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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283 211
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Tetris 1985

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317 300
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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229 205
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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256 230
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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378 145
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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222 183
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Best Super Nintendo Puzzle Games

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249 281
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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256 174
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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212 127
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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254 207
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Pilotwings 1990

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263 145
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added Super Ghouls'n Ghosts 1991

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169 203
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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216 175
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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227 160
Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games