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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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1,400 456
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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2
1,607 289
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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1,018 426
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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967 427
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,062 336
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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942 267
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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755 276
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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629 360
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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542 154
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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645 304
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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633 230
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Mega Man X 1993

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606 239
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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592 261
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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567 177
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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473 322
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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508 207
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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418 241
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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423 166
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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466 193
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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373 183
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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438 226
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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361 176
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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387 140
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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289 180
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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302 202
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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294 163
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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336 193
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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232 216
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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217 88
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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267 189
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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208 185
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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259 137
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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205 152
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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233 202
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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167 141
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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163 108
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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220 83
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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177 148
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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166 81
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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146 132
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added Final Fight 1989

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177 160
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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160 155
Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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126 97
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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172 184
Doom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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147 117
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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169 109
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Secret of Evermore Sep 18 1995

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117 102
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Top Gear 1992

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126 65
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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161 100
Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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157 145
Super Star Wars: The Empire St... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games