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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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2,864 1,022
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

2
3,394 596
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

3
1,894 893
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

4
1,895 953
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

5
2,211 662
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

6
1,955 511
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

7
1,425 588
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

8
1,257 466
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

9
1,321 549
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

10
1,246 360
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

11
1,162 676
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

12
1,243 425
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

13
1,222 348
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

14
1,172 443
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

15
992 406
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

16
774 477
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

17
824 322
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

18
1,009 379
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

19
818 579
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

20
692 333
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

21
665 331
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
805 420
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

23
728 300
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

24
613 311
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

25
552 371
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

26
589 332
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

27
503 207
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added 1993

28
428 397
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1989

29
503 359
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

30
590 365
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

31
551 254
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

32
401 328
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

33
445 276
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

34
360 263
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added 1995

35
350 226
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added 1991

36
363 180
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added 1994

37
392 366
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

38
354 269
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added 1985

39
504 184
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

40
287 255
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added 1989

41
315 92
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

42
329 291
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

43
318 345
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

44
291 156
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

45
337 210
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

46
356 183
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added 1991

47
267 233
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

48
296 221
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

49
319 253
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

50
217 242
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games