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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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3,054 527
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

2
2,589 910
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

3
1,706 788
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

4
1,726 851
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

5
1,969 606
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

6
1,734 465
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

7
1,289 539
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

8
1,140 417
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

9
1,187 498
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

10
1,111 316
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

11
1,063 627
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

12
1,108 381
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

13
1,089 311
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

14
1,054 405
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

15
892 368
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

16
693 428
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

17
733 293
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

18
752 537
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

19
884 355
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

20
622 304
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

21
599 311
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
653 263
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

23
732 383
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

24
500 337
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

25
548 286
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

26
524 304
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

27
444 180
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added 1993

28
456 322
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

29
384 364
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1989

30
535 330
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

31
482 238
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

32
358 307
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

33
399 250
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

34
315 248
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added 1995

35
319 207
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added 1991

36
324 162
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added 1994

37
359 336
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

38
315 245
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added 1985

39
454 167
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

40
258 233
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added 1989

41
261 68
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

42
292 269
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

43
287 317
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

44
252 144
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

45
294 194
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

46
312 166
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added 1991

47
242 215
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

48
287 233
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

49
257 199
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

50
192 229
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games