Total Nerd The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time  

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List Rules Fighting games that were released on SNES.

If you grew up in the '90s, then you've most likely played more than a few of the best SNES fighting games, such as Mortal Kombat II and of course Street Fighter II. In fact, you probably owned a few of these fighting games in your SNES collection. Fighting games are fun not just because you can fight the computer, but because you can fight against other people. There's not difficulty setting to be found there!

And in the mid-90s, online multiplayer games weren't exactly widespread on the SNES. With challenging combos and finishing moves to pull off, SNES fighting games were some of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on. Franchises like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat made the genre famous, and both of those games were made popular with the Super Nintendo in the '90s. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, fight gamers naturally want to know what are the best SNES fighting games of all time.

So what are the most popular and best selling fighting games that were released for SNES? Please note that while many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Everything from Clay Fighter to Final Fight is included on this poll. So vote for what you think are the best SNES fighting games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hype... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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253 95
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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289 111
Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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234 76
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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157 56
Street Fighter Alpha 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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178 66
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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153 60
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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136 65
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

9
122 65
Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

10
86 43
Fatal Fury Special is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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92 54
Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

12
111 76
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

13
68 42
Saturday Night Slam Masters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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62 38
Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: E... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

15
64 46
Final Fight 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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66 51
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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53 39
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

18
56 43
World Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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61 43
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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44 37
Art of Fighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

21
66 57
Primal Rage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

22
42 38
Fatal Fury 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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63 56
ClayFighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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45 39
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade G... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

25
40 40
Weaponlord is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
1995

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33 34
Ranma ½: Hard Battle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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37 42
ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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10 9
Art of Fighting 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Leonardo Mariano da Rocha added

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22 26
Godzilla: Monster War is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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24 29
The King of Dragons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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24 35
Fighter's History is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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29 39
Double Dragon V: The Shadow Fa... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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24 33
WWF Raw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
1994

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14 22
The Peace Keepers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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26 40
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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3 6
Super 3D Noah's Ark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
AnoyingWaffle added 1994

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19 31
Boxing Legends of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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15 27
Bastard‼ is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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39
2 7
Dragon Ball GT: Transformation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
AnoyingWaffle added 2005

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20 35
Sailor Moon video games is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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17 31
Justice League Task Force is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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15 29
Power Athlete is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

43
17 33
Tuff E Nuff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

44
12 28
WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

45
12 28
Brutal: Paws of Fury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

46
10 25
Seifuku Densetsu Pretty Fighte... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

47
7 20
Riddick Bowe Boxing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

48
10 25
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Speci... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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13 32
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time

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6 21
Ultimate Fighter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time