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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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1,543 512
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,793 318
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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1,116 472
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,056 472
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,182 375
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,048 295
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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825 309
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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695 393
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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699 252
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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713 332
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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610 181
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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672 264
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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650 282
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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642 197
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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512 350
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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555 227
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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449 268
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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461 184
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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504 218
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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404 202
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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395 192
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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475 251
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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424 153
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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317 197
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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321 225
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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325 182
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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252 97
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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364 209
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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249 230
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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291 210
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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281 149
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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226 204
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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235 167
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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252 223
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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181 157
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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177 124
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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193 157
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Tetris 1985

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246 96
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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183 91
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added Mega Man X2 1994

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165 146
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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191 176
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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169 172
Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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159 130
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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185 121
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Secret of Evermore Sep 18 1995

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137 112
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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181 204
Doom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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133 118
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Top Gear 1992

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138 79
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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181 100
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added Super Ghouls'n Ghosts 1991

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168 127
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added Dr. Mario 1990