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The best Super Nintendo (SNES) game

The best Super Nintendo (SNES) game

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A lot can happen in thirty years. Strictly speaking, a lot can happen in a year (2020 it was a clear reminder), but Thirty?!? At the time we saw five-inch console generations and some incredible advances in technology and design ideas behind video games, but there was something special about the 16-bit generation.

It may contain rose-colored glass for our long-lost childhood. Console Wars and Playground Discussions may have given each game release an extra mini Thrill. Or the developers and the hungry platform owners were actually at the pinnacle of their game – the pinnacle of their powers – before the polygons arrived and sent teams to the drawing board to reconsider and experiment with the expanded possibilities of home gaming.

Whatever the reason, the 16-bit Super Nintendo and Seka’s Genesis / Mega Drive mark the pinnacle of gaming for many of us. On the 30th anniversary of the launch of Super Nintendo in Japan (certainly known as Super Famicom), we present to you the top 50 Super NES games ever rated by Nintendo Life readers.

Like our previous Top 50 lists that include other Nintendo consoles, the ranking list below is dictated by user ratings for each game in the Nintendo Life Game database. Therefore, the bottom row is fluid and will fluctuate even after release. Not rating your favorite SNES games? Click on the user rating star next to each topic below and give it a score of 10. The score is immediately calculated as a whole and reflected in the sorting.

Already rated your SNES collection? Thanks! In that case, simply sit back and get ready to roll 50 best SNES games …

Killer Instinct (SNES)Killer Instinct (SNES)

Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Rare

Release Date: 30 August 1995 (United States)

A great game from Arcade Fighter’s SNES port type-hopping studio rarity Of killer intuition There is another feather in the substantial cap of Twigross Studio. Bringing the arcade experience home in 16-bit hardware was the most enjoyable of the day, and this series will be one of the few fighting games to appear on Nintendo’s next console.

Shadow (SNES)Shadow (SNES)

Publisher: Data East / Developer: Beam software

Release Date: 1 November 1993 (United States) / 28 July 1994 (UK / EU)

There are some things about annoying and visual restrictions Shadow Not Polish, but mostly sports fun, atmospheric music, interesting characters and a catchy story make every play a complete delight. Perhaps the most disappointing thing is that in the end it was called ‘Shadowron II’ and although the license based games appeared on Mega Drive, Mega CD and Xbox 360, unfortunately nothing was a worthy sequel to it.

Okre War: The Black Queen's March (SNES)Okre War: The Black Queen's March (SNES)

Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Quest

Release Date: 2nd March 2009 (United States) / 3 July 2009 (UK / EU)

Super NES The Battle of Okre The cartridge is very rare and expensive, but this unique game is still one of the best strategic offerings of the 16-bit era and is a must-have for strategy game fans.

Soul Blazer (SNES)Soul Blazer (SNES)

Publisher: Enix / Developer: Quinted

Release Date: 27 October 1992 (United States) / 27 January 1994 (UK / EU)

Humorous beauty is definitely undeniable Soul Blazer Emerges when you participate in the quest, but it’s a lot of fun to play this game Incredible game control system and unique game features are inherent throughout. Who would have thought that when placed in the hands of the right developer, some great ideas from Actriser could create such an RPG experience? If you want to see what the Action-RPG type really is, look no further than this 16-bit classic.

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Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES)Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: November 1996 (United States) / 19 December 1996 (UK / EU)

Street Fighter II ‘Turbo: Hyper Fighting The best entry of Capcom’s primary fighting franchise on the SNES is debatable, but Street Fighter II’s ample flavors float to cater to all tastes. Compression, though not the best Street Fighter on the system Street Fighter Alpha 2 This is a great achievement that deserves your praise at Super Nintendo. You can already play the game’s arcade board on Switch Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, But the SNES version is still a bright example of what can be done on the console.

Evermore Secret (SNES)Evermore Secret (SNES)

Publisher: Squaresoft / Developer: Squaresoft

Release Date: 15 October 1995 (United States) / 22 February 1996 (UK / EU)

Evermore secret The Secret of Mana game formula is very refreshing and is one of the most unique and interesting Squiresoft RPG story lines of the 16-bit generation. Sometimes too much difficulty can turn you off, but if you have the ability to stick to it, you will find that the search is something worth enjoying. If you enjoyed Secret of Mana, you will find what you like here as it is very similar in style and presentation.

Star Fox (SNES)Star Fox (SNES)

Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo EAD

Release Date: 1 March 1993 (United States) / 3rd June 1993)UK / EU)

Star Fox It’s obviously a classic, and the use of the Super FX chip came as a surprise to anyone who saw it on their SNES in 1993. This makes it a little more difficult for players these days, especially those who entered the Star Fox series later. Players who vomit anything less than 60fps will love to sit on it, but the basic design still shines and the pines that return to Fox, Peppy, Falco, and the ever-trashy Slippy will enjoy jumping back into the cockpit to save and store corneal once again. It’s so awesome that it’s now available on the switch.

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Mega Man X3 (SNES)Mega Man X3 (SNES)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: 1996 (United States) / 1996 (UK / EU)

Bad game by any means, Mega Man X3 Disappointing. In terms of design, it is more than enough to feel lazy and incomplete compared to the X or X2. Unspeakable weapons, unreasonable solutions to environmental puzzles and repeated boss fights take some sparkle from the X series, though owner fans will be enough to guarantee a play. However, those who want to wet a toe will be better served by one of its predecessors.

Final Fantasy V (SNES)Final Fantasy V (SNES)

Publisher: Square / Developer: Square

Release Date: D.P.A.

Final Imagination Vs. Expanding the series’ working system, Dosin’s 2006 GPA port came west Final Fantasy V Advance. The port touched on scenes of the game and added a sprinkling of new content and features, making it the best version to play – just like that Only Although available on Japanese virtual consoles and widely available on other platforms (PC, PlayStation, Mobile), Nintendo is the way to play in the West on computers.