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  • pebz-pratama - April 10, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    you all should try playing Lufia 2
  • LittleGreen - March 26, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    Wow, there are loads of classics I need to play... I'm looking at Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, and Super Mario World...
  • talleyXIV - March 9, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    One of the Donkey Kong Country games has to be top 5!
  • AzNoLiMiT - March 6, 2014 7:40 p.m.

    Man, I don't know about putting Street Fighter Alpha 2 on this list for SNES. SF 2, Turbo and Super SF2 were amazing, and I remember how pumped i was to be getting Alpha 2 for Christmas. But wow, what a disappointment. The game barely ran on the SNES. On the fastest speed, the game was slower than the original SF2 and the constant framerate stutters rendered it nearly unplayable. It's nuts that they crammed so much of SFA2 in on the SNES, but it just didn't come together as it should have. Shouldn't have been released IMO.
  • Relayer71 - March 6, 2014 6:47 p.m.

    Nintendo will go down in history as the Greatest Console Company Ever. For the SNES alone it could get this title, but add the NES, GBA, Gamecube, DS, and 3DS to this list and Nintendo becomes a living legend in the gaming world. So many great memories of the SNES. And Super Metroid is my favorite game of all time... and I only played it once. I am afraid to ruin that memory of it!!!! What a perfectly designed game.
  • Vonter - March 5, 2014 3:11 p.m.

    The SNES is like Nintendo's fountain of dreams, I keep coming back and back hunting down experiences that I miss because it was very full of ideas. Also I see a sense of joy in this era, games could get depressing, ominous, [dark] at times but there was always a way to add some needed levity to a story. Also color, since sprites took more inspiration from 2D animation which also was a huge part of the 90s there were very vivid games, with a lot of energy.
  • J-Fid - March 5, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    You guys would seriously recommend Kirby Super Star over the Ultra remake? Ultra has everything the original had and more. Not to mention better graphics, and this thing I love called portability.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - March 5, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    Yes, Ultra is better, but it isn't on the SNES. It's only Super Nintendo games that go on this list
  • J-Fid - March 5, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    Yes I know this list is for the SNES, but you still say "but we’d still recommend the SNES original any day of the week." Why even say that if you feel the remake is better?
  • Shigeruken - March 9, 2014 6:40 p.m.

    Because the original is still good, and the remake is not on the SNES.
  • monke - April 4, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    Out of the SNES RPG, Star Ocean is only second to Chrono Trigger, figuring a complex walk-trough, an original combat system, a well-balanced mix between sci-fi and fantasy, a and last but not least an insane crafting system. It is a work of art and deserves at least 10th place.
  • thedoctor250 - November 18, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    Earthbound is only at 6? Blasphemy. Good list otherwise, though.
  • ikillomega - August 4, 2012 12:41 a.m.

    Great List! Super Metroid is my all-time favorite video game. Period. Seeing it at number one here brings a massive smile to my old-school face.
  • torre-sims - July 5, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    this list doesn't even scratch the got damn surface, the SNES had at least just under a HUNDRED excellent games....that's actually a conservative estimate lol.
  • ViolentLee - April 19, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Never been a fan of Tetris Attack. I think either Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat 2 deserves its spot instead. Or what about NBA Jam? What a great arcade port! Had you the space for another RPG, I'd have added either Shadowrun or Mario RPG to the list.
  • DirkSteele1 - April 18, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    Agreed. Quite simply a fantastic list of games and most definitely the best console that Nintendo has ever produced. My SNES gets more play than my 360 or Wii even now.
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - April 18, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Interesting that this list is playing by different standards than the others, re: modern equivalents and the like.
  • Pogogacy - April 18, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    List is pretty much spot on. I've never really thought SMRPG was anything that special; completely eclipsed by the other (far superior) Square RPGs on the SNES.
  • alexandre-bret - April 18, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    Illusion of Gaia. Starfox, Turtles in Time were one of my all time favorites
  • Bawheidbob - April 18, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    I was starting to panic a little but it was there in the end loved Super Metroid. Now that i think about it this was the game that started my obsession with buy games if they have nice big boxes. Still have not played Chrono Trigger though or Link to the Past /hangsheadinshame One day though - So many games here in fact i never played and no Street Fighter II Turbo /shock - I suppose we all had it on the Megadrive

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