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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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1
3,385 594
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

2
2,856 1,020
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

3
1,888 893
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

4
1,890 953
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

5
2,209 660
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

6
1,949 511
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

7
1,423 587
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

8
1,255 465
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

9
1,317 547
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

10
1,242 359
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

11
1,162 675
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

12
1,242 425
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

13
1,219 348
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

14
1,168 443
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

15
991 405
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

16
770 477
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

17
822 322
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

18
1,008 379
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

19
816 577
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

20
691 333
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

21
664 331
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
805 419
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

23
727 300
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

24
611 311
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

25
550 371
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

26
588 332
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

27
502 207
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added 1993

28
427 395
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1989

29
502 359
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

30
589 365
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

31
549 254
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

32
400 327
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

33
444 274
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

34
359 263
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added 1995

35
362 179
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added 1994

36
348 226
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added 1991

37
392 365
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

38
353 268
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added 1985

39
503 184
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

40
285 255
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added 1989

41
311 92
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

42
328 290
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

43
317 345
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

44
290 156
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

45
334 210
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

46
356 182
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added 1991

47
266 233
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

48
319 251
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

49
294 220
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

50
216 242
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games