What are the best Super Nintendo SNES games?

asked by Esteve Castells
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13 solutions
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    #1Super Mario World

    Super Mario World

    Mario and his dinosaur companion, Yoshi, are looking for the dinosaur eggs Bowser has stolen and placed in seven castles. Super Mario World, is a platform game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released from 1990 to 1992 (depending on the region) and was one of the most popular games for the SNES. 

    Games

    Super Nintendo, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Android

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    Jordan Elliott
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "As my brother got older I wanted to show him some of the best Nintendo SNES games that I remembered playing from when I was a kid. One of my favorites was always Super Mario World and he end up having a blast with it. "
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    #2The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first and for the Super Nintendo. When an evil magician kidnaps young maidens in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.

    Games

    Nintendo 3DS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii U

    $7.99

    Carl Roberts
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Me and my girlfriend love to game together. She only started playing video games in the pat few years though so I decided to introduce her to some of the more classic Super Nintendo SNES games. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was the first one that we played and she absolutely loved it!"
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    #3Super Mario Kart

    Super Mario Kart

    Super Mario Kart was the first game of the well known Mario Kart series, released in 1992. In it, the player controls one of eight Mario series characters, each with different skills. You can race against the computer, against the clock, in multi-player mode (where two players can take part in a race at the same time), or in battle mode, where you must defeat the other players by attacking them and destroying their balloons.

    Games

    Super Nintendo SNES

    $36.44- $59.99

    Jason Peterson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "As someone that grew up with the SNES, Mario Kart is one of, if not the best, SNES game ever made. It is super addicting and this is a perfect game for everyone racing game lover or not."
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    #4Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Contra III: The Alien Wars is a game for Super Nintendo SNES set in the futuristic year 2636. The alien invaders launch a full-scale war against mankind on Earth. The descendants of Bill and Lance, Jimbo and Sully, will lead the defense against Red Falcon.

    Games

    Super Nintendo SNES

    $54.54- $79.99

    Nicholas Gonzales
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I love the collection of games they have on this site, there are some obscure games that you may not find at gamestop , if you dont find it there just check here because they get new titles in all the time. My favorite part has to be the free shipping over $25 . Its not the holiday time so people tend to order many games at a time. "
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    #5Super Street Fighter II

    Super Street Fighter II

    Super Street Fighter II is a head-to-head fighting game for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo SNES. In it, you can choose from a variety of characters and fight the computer or another player.

    Games

    Web

    Free

    Arthur Murphy
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Super Street Fighter II is the quintessential SNES game. The head to head fighting action was a real breakthrough for console gaming from the arcade. So much fun and hours of great game play."
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    #6Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger, the critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing game, was developed by Square team studio and released for the first time in 1995. In a nutshell, you have to dive here into time travel quests, immersed in a world drawn by Akira Toriyama. 

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows, Super Nintendo

    $9.99

    Juan Snyder
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "I was intrigued and drawn into playing this game. Easy to progress and understand. A very good RPG."
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    #7Kirby Super Star

    Kirby Super Star

    Kirby Super Star, also known as Kirby's Fun Pak, is an action-adventure video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console.

    Games

    Super Nintendo

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    Helen Carlson
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Kirby games have always been a bit overrated. It's like most other run-right games, it just has a little gimmick to it. It's not as entertaining as any action-adventure game from the same era."
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    #8Secret of Mana

    Secret of Mana

    Mobile adaptation of the classic game. Secret of Mana is an adventure game starred by Randi and his two friends, Primm and Popoi. Join them as they fight for the control of Mana.  

    Games

    Android, iOS, Super NES

    $8.99

    Danielle Duncan
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "The Secret of Mana is one of the best Super Nintendo SNES games ever created. Now a classic, this game is a true treasure and will always be one of the front runners for this amazing genre of games."
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    #9Fatal Fury Special

    Fatal Fury Special

    Revive the Fatal Fury experience on your phone! There are 16 available characters, so pick one and get ready to fight your way to the top to be the best fighter from the world.



    Games

    Android, Super Nintendo

    $3.99

    Nicholas Cook
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Fatal Fury is a nice retro game, but it's hardly one of the best. It's a fun game though. Accept it for what it is, a decent beat-em-up."
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    #10EarthBound

    EarthBound

    EarthBound, also known as Mother 2, is a Japanese role-playing video game set in the modern world where you play as a teenage boy who must save the world, which is released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. 

    Games

    Wii U, Super Nintendo

    $9.99

    Justin Kim
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "Modern RPGs a hard to find these days, so I was super excited to learn about EarthBound. It's got a great setting with an interesting plot, and the characters are fun and entertaining. It's a great classic game you can play on the SNES or with an emulator."
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    #11Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon is a farm simulation role-playing game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. This has been re-released on the Satellaview, Wii and Wii U Virtual consoles.

    Games

    Super Nintendo

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    Rebecca Mason
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "One of the best Super Nintendo SNES games is Harvest Moon. It's a farm simulated game that is highly addictive. I can play it for hours. It's super easy to get started and figure out the game but there are endless things that you can do to build up your farm. "
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    #12Super Metroid

    Super Metroid

    Super Metroid is an action-adventure video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console, which was developed and published by Nintendo in 1994. 

    Games

    Super Nintendo

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    Virginia Lee
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Super Metroid is one of the best SNES games of all time. It has some of the best graphics and sound for a game of this caliber. The game is super addicting and fun. It is full of action as well. It'll give you a good 8-10 hours of enjoyment."
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    #13Donkey Kong Country 3

    Donkey Kong Country 3

    Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console, which is developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. 

    Games

    Super Nintendo

    $59.99

    David Ray
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "one of the best. i loved this as a child"

Summary

Best What are the best Super Nintendo SNES games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Super Mario WorldGames 23 Free
2The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastGames 20 Paid
3Super Mario KartGames 17 Paid
4Contra III: The Alien WarsGames 16 Paid
5Super Street Fighter IIGames 15 Free
6Chrono TriggerGames 12 Paid
7Kirby Super StarGames 11 Paid
8Secret of ManaGames 9 Paid
9Fatal Fury SpecialGames 7 Paid
10EarthBoundGames 5 Paid
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