The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, introduced by Nintendo, created quite a stir in the market upon its release, and it is regarded as a giant leap forward in the video games market. Here are some of the best games on that platform…
The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is one of the older 16-bit video game consoles that is fairly obsolete today. Despite this, there are many people who are still big fans of SNES games, as these games were the rage in the market at a time when video game consoles were still an elitist product.
Introduced to the world between 1990 and 1993, the SNES was created by Nintendo and distributed by Hyundai electronics. In a time of Atari consoles, it really took the world by storm and paved the way for the domination of Nintendo. It showed people what the future of video game consoles was going to be like. Also known as the Super Famicom (in Japan and Southeast Asia) and the Super Comboy (in South Korea), the SNES was one of the revolutionary inventions of the last decade of the 20th century.
These days, with the continuing progress of highly advanced video game consoles like the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and DS, etc., the SNES looks like an analog piece of machinery in a digital world. Its fans, though, are spread all across the world, and believe it or not, there are still many people who love playing the games provided with this console, just for old times sake.
List of The Very Best SNES Games
The SNES was the second console offered by Nintendo after the NES, and the improvements it made with regards to graphics and sound were truly exceptional at the time. Here are some of the most loved and popular games on the platform, which made this console such a big hit.
- Rock ‘N Roll Racing
- Earthworm Jim
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Kirby Super Star
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors
- Gradius III
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Super Castlevania IV
- Mega Man 7
- Street Fighter II: Turbo
- Super Punch-Out
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario World
- Final Fantasy III
- Donkey Kong Country
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Super Metroid
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Chrono Trigger
- The Death and Return of Superman
- Super Adventure Island II
- Out of This World
- Tetris Attack
- Sunset Riders
- Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Mega Man Soccer
- Disney’s Aladdin
- Saturday Night Slam Masters
- Batman Returns
- Super Turrican
- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
- Demon’s Crest
- WWF Royal Rumble
- Super Double Dragon
- Mortal Kombat 3
- Jurassic Park
- Spiderman & Venom: Maximum Carnage
There are many more games apart from these, but the games mentioned here are the ones that made the biggest splash amongst gamers at that time. There’s no point in splitting hairs and deciding which one of these is the best, because they are all equally good and unique in their own way. The history of video game consoles would be rather different if the SNES was not released when it was.
Compared to the great games that we have today, all these games were what are now known as arcade games. There was no game in which the gamer was playing from the point of view of the character (First Person Shooter games or Role Playing Games), and there were very few sports games as well. The undisputed winner of this era of video games was the character called Mario, who has appeared in over 200 games since his creation.
If you really want to see the evolution of video games, you must try these out. We guarantee that you shall not be disappointed, and you may even be willing to give up your PS3 or Xbox 360 for a while to enjoy these great creations.