Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SNES games for SNES Classic Edition

Chrono Trigger

A strong focus on character development, side quests, and multiple endings put Chrono Trigger far ahead of its time in terms of storytelling in games and made it an all-time great.

Donkey Kong Country

One of the best all-around games of the era, Donkey Kong Country was a terrific platformer, had one of the best soundtracks on the SNES, and was one of the first games to use pre-rendered 3D graphics.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Arguably the best game in the series, A Link to the Past fleshed out the Zelda canon, had a dozen temples to explore, and both the Light and Dark World for you to travel between.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

This addictive platformer combined all the humor from the kids cartoon with the difficulty of other games from the era to create a surprise classic.


EarthBound‘s extraordinary circumstances set in a rather ordinary world and offbeat humor would serve as the inspiration for many modern RPGs.
Super Mario World

Super Mario World

The pack in game for the SNES was also one of its best. Super Mario World perfected the formula begun in Super Mario Bros. 3, and it introduced our dino pal Yoshi.

Maximum Carnage

A slew of Marvel-licensed video games hit the SNES over its lifespan, but this recreation of the classic Spider-Man storyline was one of the most satisfying beat ’em ups of the era.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

This hilarious LucasArts game has you taking on aliens, werewolves, and—yes—zombies as you attempt to save your neighbors.

Star Fox

Using the Super FX chip to create the first accelerated 3D experience on a home console, Star Fox paved the way for polygon use in graphics, and had stellar on-rails action to boot.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

The final collaboration between Square and Nintendo before Square moved to the PS1, this RPG had cutting edge graphics and combat that has fans still clamoring for a proper sequel to this day.
Turtles in Time

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time

A reimagining of the arcade game, taking on classic bad guys from the popular 80s cartoon alongside a friend defined many children’s memories with the SNES.


Completely different from the Sega version of the game, the SNES Aladdin was the superior of the two, focusing more on platforming and traversal than combat.

Super Star Wars

Recreating the best scenes of the movie via run and gun and platforming gameplay, your world changed forever for the better when you got the lightsaber.

Super Street Fighter II

Beginning Capcom’s long history of updating our favorite games repeatedly over a single console generation, this third version of the classic fighter introduced T. Hawk, Cammy, Fei Long, and Dee Jay.


Ported from the arcades, the highly entertaining 2-on-2 basketball action was easy to pick and play with friends and lent itself to instant rivalries in the living room.
Super Castlevania IV

Super Castlevania IV

In many ways this was a recreation of the original Castelvania, but more control over Simon Belmont and his whip made this an instant favorite.


Nothing makes an amazing racing game quite like hover-cars. F-Zero set the bar for high-speed racing, while delivering memorable racers like Captain Falcon.

Final Fantasy VI

One of the most amazing RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy VI (released as Final Fantasy III in the United States) is a must-have game on any SNES list.

Super Punch-Out!!

Building off of the NES classic, Super Punch-Out!! marks the return of Little Mac against a bevy of hilarious enemy boxers.

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

Take control of five of your favorite X-Men in this game, each with their own unique powers to help you take down the mighty Apocalypse.
Super Metroid

Super Metroid

Samus is the queen of action and platforming, and Super Metroid finds her at her finest. See what set the tone for an entire genre of games to come.

Mega Man X

A new Blue Bomber in an even more distant future must take down Sigma and his Maverick army. This game included new ways to explore, including dashing and wall-climbing, combined with classic Mega Man shooter action.

The Lost Vikings

Utilize the abilities of three adventurous vikings as you work your way through this puzzle-platformer from Blizzard Entertainment.

Earthworm Jim

Beautiful level design complimented with crisp controls and a sense of humor make Earthworm Jim another game that you simply must play.

Mario Paint

It’s time to get creative with this outside-the-box title. Not so much a game, Mario Paint has you make your own music, create your own art, and more.
Final Fight

Final Fight

Take back the streets and save your loved one in this classic beat-em-up. Don’t forget to pick up a pipe—it’s dangerous out there.

Rock n’ Roll Racing

This title has you not just trying to make it to the finish line, but also to survive! Spend your winnings on upgraded weapons to be the ultimate racer.

Secret of Mana

An early Square RPG, Secret of Mana features intense real-time battles contrasted by a gorgeous soundtrack.

Harvest Moon

Tend to the crops and maintain the farm in Harvest Moon. You’ll want to optimize every acre to get the best harvest!

Breath of Fire

Another amazing SNES RPG for the list, but in this one you can turn into an awesome, fire-breathing dragon!

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