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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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1,874 622
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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2,173 383
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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1,309 563
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,247 548
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,391 440
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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1,250 349
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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948 384
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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813 465
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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823 292
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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843 379
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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752 219
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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788 298
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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770 227
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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758 315
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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664 264
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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518 303
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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569 410
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Star Fox 1993

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525 217
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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578 257
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
EarthBound 1994

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472 224
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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439 225
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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498 182
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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560 285
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
NBA Jam 1993

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381 211
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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367 261
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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373 229
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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312 117
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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416 244
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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342 241
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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282 266
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
SimCity 1989

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321 181
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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256 235
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ActRaiser 1990

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295 189
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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230 144
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added Sunset Riders 1991

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224 183
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added Terranigma 1995

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219 113
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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281 260
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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233 180
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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198 166
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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226 197
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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307 119
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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222 141
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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187 153
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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210 235
Doom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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172 95
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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180 133
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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214 117
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
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214 180
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Pilotwings 1990

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133 173
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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192 133
Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games