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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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Killer Instinct is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Rare Ltd)
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Street Fighter II' Turbo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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Super Street Fighter II ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Capcom)
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Street Fighter Alpha 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Capcom)
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Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Capcom)
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Fatal Fury Special is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Funcom)
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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (SNK Playmore)
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Mighty Morphin Power Ran... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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Final Fight 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Capcom)
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Fatal Fury: King of Figh... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1991 (Takara)
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Art of Fighting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (SNK Playmore)
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World Heroes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (WMS Industries Inc.)
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Fatal Fury 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Midway Games)
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Mortal Kombat 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (WMS Industries Inc.)
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Shin Kidō Senki Gundam W... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Natsume Co.)
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Saturday Night Slam Mast... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Capcom)
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Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dim... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Tose Co.)
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Fighter's History is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Data East)
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ClayFighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Visual Concepts)
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Primal Rage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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Weaponlord is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNES Fighting Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (Visual Concepts)