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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
2,743 966
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

2
3,234 568
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

3
1,811 845
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

4
1,817 907
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

5
2,088 641
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

6
1,852 489
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

7
1,362 572
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

8
1,201 445
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

9
1,257 525
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

10
1,191 339
Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added 1993

11
1,121 652
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

12
1,189 403
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

13
1,164 332
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

14
1,122 422
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

15
738 455
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

16
933 390
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

17
784 309
Super Castlevania IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JohnnyChaffin added 1991

18
789 559
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

19
956 368
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1994

20
666 318
Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

21
637 321
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

22
704 281
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

23
776 399
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

24
530 354
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

25
588 298
Super Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

26
562 315
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie K... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

27
479 193
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
CosmicCastaway added 1993

28
407 377
SimCity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1989

29
484 343
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

30
573 348
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

31
519 243
Kirby Super Star is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

32
383 317
ActRaiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

33
422 261
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

34
343 253
Terranigma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
brlarini added 1995

35
336 215
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kasorugi added 1991

36
344 170
Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Kenji255 added 1994

37
381 350
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

38
339 256
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
ElizabethWillis added 1985

39
482 174
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

40
276 243
Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
JonathanPitts added 1989

41
290 81
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

42
314 278
Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

43
305 334
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1993

44
271 149
Illusion of Gaia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

45
316 201
Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

46
335 176
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added 1991

47
260 226
The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

48
308 242
Pilotwings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
1990

49
279 209
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

50
208 236
The Legend of the Mystical Nin... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games