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List Rules Only games released for the North America SNES console. So Super Famicom-only games.

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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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2,966 1,058
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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3,525 622
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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1,971 929
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,970 992
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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2,294 688
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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2,038 536
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,473 616
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,308 493
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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1,368 574
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,309 371
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

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1,206 695
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,284 444
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,268 362
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,216 463
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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810 495
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,023 423
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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856 337
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

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1,051 389
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

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847 592
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

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728 341
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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680 341
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
842 434
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

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754 311
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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640 319
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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566 380
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games