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

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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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Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
paulo-jĂșnior added Super Mario All-Stars 1993

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Super Nintendo Soccer Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Best Super Nintendo Racing Games of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
Doom 1993

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Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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The Lost Vikings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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

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Secret of Evermore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games
DaedelothThomas added Super Ghouls'n Ghosts 1991

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

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

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games