Retro Gaming - The Best Super Nintendo Games Ever!
Posted on July 24 2017
The SNES Mini Classic is a reality! Released in September 2017, it's a throwback to an old favourite! We loved the Super Nintendo back in the 90's, it was one of the best consoles of it's day. We've already looked at the best Mega Drive games from what SEGA had to offer, and the predecessor to the Snes, the best NES games, and now we're going to look at the best ever Snes Games. How many of these games made it on to the list? Let's take a look. Here's a rundown.
Star Wing, or Star Fox as it was called for the Americans was one of the best graphical games of it's day. It looks poor now, but those 3D graphics looked brilliant back then.
From the world of Mario spawned Donkey Kong, with Donkey Kong Country being the first SNES game of the franchise. It turned into more of a platform game than it's predecessors, in a side-scrolling format.
A game which we loved to play, which sounds simple and boring today, but back in the 90's it was something exciting and different. Land a plane, fly a glider through rings, there were different tasks to do, earning licences.
Super Smash TV
An arcade style shoot 'em up where you could co-op with your friends, that was Super Smash TV. It was like The Running Man but for games, where you were a player in a TV show and you had to battle your way through each level.
F Zero was the Wipeout of it's day. A futuristic racer where you races around a circuit avoiding the slow down areas and not crashing, trying to beat your opponents in a race.
Castlevania IV was one of those love it or hate it games, so we had to include it in this list. It was a big seller in it's day, and was the 4th instalment of the Castlevania series. If you are a fan of Gothic slide scrollers, this was the game for you.
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
The first Zelda game from the NES was a favourite, and the first one for the SNES was once again loved by everyone. The same classic gameplay teamed up with brand new 16-bit graphics proved to be a popular hit.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles In Time
An absolute favourite from the Arcades and original NES, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made a comeback with Turltes IV Turtles In Time. A brilliant side scrolling classic, take control of Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo or Raphael in this game.
WWF Royal Rumble
Everyone loved the wrestling in the 90's and WWF Royal Rumble was one of the best games out there. Play with a huge number of superstars in a variety of matches, including everyone's favourite, the Royal Rumble.
A rival to Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat was a beat em up fighting game which made it's way from the Arcades to the consoles, and was a firm favourite with the SNES family. It will be remembered for the Finish Him special moves which made the game synonymous with it's fans.
Mario All Stars
If you wanted to play your old favourite Mario games on the brand new SNES there was a great way to do this; With the compilation game, Super Mario All Stars. The games had better graphics with all the same great gameplay, you could play Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3 as well as The Lost Levels.
Super Mario World
It wouldn't be a Nintendo games list without a brand new Mario game, and Super Mario World was that game for the SNES. It was a launch game, and the first time we saw Yoshi, with some enhanced gameplay and one of the most playable games in a generation.
Super Mario Kart
Is the Super Mario Kart the best Mario spin off ever? It's so big it's considered it's own game, and is still loved today on the latest Nintendo Consoles. But the SNES is where it all began, and we had fun playing 2 player Mario Kart, launching red shells at people.
International Superstar Soccer
The rival to FIFA, ISS or International Superstar Soccer was another great football game for the Super Nintendo, and gained traction for it's future titles including Pro Evolution Soccer.
FIFA International Soccer
The game which started the whole FIFA Franchise, FIFA International Soccer was one of the first with an isometric view of the gameplay, and had some impressive graphics for the time.
Street Fighter 2
Straight out of the arcades came Street Fighter 2. The fighting game which was an absolute mega smash hit in the arcades, was now playable at home, and we played this game so much! It's an iconic game which even spawned a Hollywood film, Street Fighter 2 The World Warrior was all about picking a character and defeating all the others on the way to fight the boss at the end, M. Bison.
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That's your lot! Did we miss any? Let us know what you think of the list, and if your favourite is on it.