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The Most Underrated SNES Games Of All Time

Updated October 19, 2020 2.7k votes 295 voters 8.5k views40 items

List RulesVote up the hidden SNES gems you think other gamers need to play.

Although it's more than 30 years old, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System remains a very popular console today, especially since Nintendo recently re-released it. And while the system features all the classic characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, there are plenty of underrated SNES games that are worth trying.

This list ranks the best underrated SNES games that definitely deserve more attention. From lighthearted simulation games like Harvest Moon to underrated SNES RPGs like Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, there are tons of hidden gems on the SNES. 

Vote up all the games you think deserve more affection up to the top of list, and vote down the titles you think are best forgotten.

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  • ActRaiser1
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    Genres (Video game)City-building game, Platform game, Action game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game

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  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja2

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

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  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors3

    Genres (Video game)Horror, Shoot 'em up, Zombie Film, Survival horror, Action game

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  • Batman Returns4

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Beat 'em up, Superhero movie

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  • Demon's Crest5

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

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  • U.N. Squadron6

    Genres (Video game)Shoot 'em up, Action game

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  • Breath of Fire II7

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

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  • Axelay8
    55
    22

    Axelay

    1992

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter

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  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen9

    Genres (Video game)Real-time tactics, Tactical role-playing game

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  • The Adventures of Batman & Robin10

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Adventure

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  • Shadowrun11
    48
    21

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Role-playing video game

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  • Kirby's Dream Course12

    Genres (Video game)Sports game

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  • X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse13

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Beat 'em up, Fighting game

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  • Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures14

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Adventure

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  • Lufia & the Fortress of Doom15

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

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  • Saturday Night Slam Masters16

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Sports game, Fighting game

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  • Super Bomberman17

    Genres (Video game)Action game

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  • Weaponlord18
    41
    20

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Fighting game

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  • The 7th Saga19
    35
    18

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Role-playing video game

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  • Sunset Riders20

    Genres (Video game)Western, Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game, Run and gun

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  • Phalanx21
    30
    14

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game

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  • Harvest Moon22
    48
    35

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game

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  • ActRaiser 223
    32
    18

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

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  • Metal Warriors24

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game

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    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game

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