The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) might just be the greatest video game console ever made. It dominated the market, made the adjective “super” a staple of every millennial’s vocabulary, and was home to some of the best games ever made. When the SNES hit, the video game industry was breaking new ground in terms of what home consoles were capable of. Gaming may not have reached mainstream audiences yet, but the SNES laid the foundation for what the medium would become.
With the introduction of the SNES, the lines between arcade-quality games and home consoles began to blur. Games had never looked or sounded so good, or played so well. Some of the biggest video game franchises — Zelda, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, etc. — achieved levels of quality that have yet to be surpassed nearly 25 years down the line. In fact, many would argue the SNES is one of the most consistent video game consoles in terms of quality that the gaming industry has ever seen. Many of the games on this list are here not only for being the cream of the gaming crop of the SNES library, but because they remain some of the best games ever made, even today. So, without further ado, below are our picks for the best SNES games of all time.
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