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Games That Should Have Been In The SNES Classic 

Leo Reyna
Updated September 27, 2017 2.3k votes 485 voters 24.8k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the games you wish the SNES Classic came with.

It was only a matter of time. After the tremendous success of the NES Classic, there was no way Nintendo would miss a golden opportunity to re-release the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to the nostalgia-craving masses. And who could blame them? The SNES is one of the greatest game consoles Nintendo has ever released. The NES successor introduced gamers to so many incredible titles like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Earthbound, and Super Metroid. With revolutionary games like these, it's easy to see why Nintendo would include them in the SNES Classic.

However, the complete list of games that come with the SNES Classic doesn't quite capture the system's complete magic. Some of the greatest SNES games of all time were strangely absent from the official list of 21 titles. What are some of the games that should be on the SNES Classic? Take a gander at these 15 SNES masterpeices and vote up the ones that the SNES Classic should have included. 

Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Games That Should Have Been In The SNES Classic
Photo:  Square Enix

Coming from the RPG master Square Enix, Chrono Trigger tasks you with stopping the apocalypse by defeating the all-powerful alien parasite known as Lavos. To accomplish this task, you've gotta hop from one time period to the next and befriend a colorful cast of characters.

As you Doctor Who from 65 million BCE to 2300 CE, you witness the same landscape change dramatically over time. It's seriously a breathtaking experience. It's not just the engaging story and wonderful setting that makes Chrono Trigger stand apart - the game's innovation to the RPG genre, such as ditching blind random encounters by laying out enemies on the battlefield and utilizing an amazing combat system, makes this SNES game a keeper. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Games That Should Have Been In The SNES Classic
Photo:  Konami

At the height of the popularity of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Konami produced loads of games based on the '80s Saturday morning series. While some TMNT games were less than stellar (looking at you, 1989 TMNT NES game), Turtles in Time is one of the best beat 'em up games around.

What made Turtles in Time so good? Ear-pleasing music, simple and addicting combat, and superb graphics that made you feel you were playing the cartoon. Oh, and let's not forget the co-op action. Only the arcade version can match the SNES version. As for the 2009 remake by Ubisoft... the less that's said about that, the better. 

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Donkey Kong Country 2: D... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Games That Should Have Been In The SNES Classic
Photo:  Nintendo

Being first doesn't always mean you're the best. Sure, the first Donkey Kong Country title memorized the gaming world with its stunning 3D models - an impressive feat for a 16-bit console. However, it was the 1995 sequel, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, that added some much needed substance to its style.

Much like the first game, you're side-scrolling through lushious 3D-ish environments in an attempt to reclaim your golden bananas and defeat the evil King K. Rool. However, instead of playing as DK himself, you're in control of his jungle buddy, Diddy. Tagging along for the ride is Diddy's girlfriend, Dixie Kong, who uses her blonde ponytail to hover across tricky jumps. By making the levels more clever, challenging, and jam-packed with secrets, Diddy's Kong Quest easily surpasses its predecessor. 

Zombies Ate My Neighbors... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Games That Should Have Been In The SNES Classic
Photo:  Konami

Zombie games are a dime of dozen in the 21st century. You can't browse GameStop for a minute without having a zombie game smacked across your face by a salesperson. But back in 1993, Zombies Ate My Neightbors was the entire world. How can anyone not like this campy run-and-gun shooter by Konami? It took the trigger-happy action of games like Contra and placed it in a B-movie horror film worthy of George A. Romero. It's cruel, unusual, and fun.