Best Super Nintendo Games Of All Time

Published: Nov 20, 2021

Every 90s kid remembers the Super Nintendo era. It was a simpler time when video games didn't have all the bug fixes and glitches that have been introduced to them during the recent console generations. Sometimes simple is a fun way to play and retro games have no shortage. Here are 5 of the best Super Nintendo games from those days to play now.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or Super NES, is a 16-bit video game console first released in 1990. The third game console to be released by Nintendo, the Super NES competed with the Sega Genesis, the Atari Jaguar, and the TurboGrafx-16. The Super NES was usually bundled with the game Super Mario World. The console sold over 20 million units worldwide and was the first to have a controller with a directional pad. The controller was designed by Sony which licensed it for use with their SNES competitor PlayStation.

Super Nintendo sold from 1990 until 2003. It had a library of about 700 games, making it difficult to select the best 5. Platformers were by far the biggest hits of the time as most of their blockbuster games were side scrollers. Kirby All-Star was one of our favorite games, even though it didn't make it into our list of top 5.

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Super Mario World


About Super Mario World

Super Mario World was released in 1990 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the follow-up to Super Mario Bros. 3. As the player progresses through the game, they are armed with new power-ups that allow them to access previously inaccessible areas. The player character is once again Mario or Luigi, who has to save Princess Peach from King Koopa and the Koopalings.


Super Mario Kart


About Super Mario Kart

If you're looking for a racing game that's easy to pick up but difficult to master, then Super Mario Kart is your game. Join the legendary plumber in the Nintendo classic, and don't forget to beat your opponents with power-ups! Up to four players take control of one of eight Mario series characters, who race around tracks themed after locations in the Mario series, such as grasslands and an underwater level.


Super Metroid


About Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a 2D action-adventure game developed by Nintendo and released for Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. The story follows protagonist Samus Aran who has to travel to the planet Zebes to stop the Space Pirates and their leader, Mother Brain, from exploiting the natural resources of the planet and its native creatures. The player controls Samus as she travels through the planet, acquires upgrades for her power suit, fights enemies, explores the planet's areas, and uncovers the mystery of its inhabitants.



Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior


About Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior

Street Fighter II is one of the most famous fighting games of all time. Originally released in 1991 for arcades, the game has been ported to just about every console and computer system. The game follows different combatant characters, each with their own combat style, as they battle against one another. The objective is to defeat your opponents by attacking them with various attacks and special moves. Players are given the choice to play as either their favorite fighter or to take on the role of a generic fighter named Joe whose main goal is to rise through the ranks of the fictional King of Iron Fist Tournament and become the greatest street fighter of all time.


Donkey Kong Country


About Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country is a side-scrolling platform video game series developed by Rare and released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the first installment in the Donkey Kong Country franchise and was released in 1994 and 1995. The first game stars Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy Kong, who must recover their stolen banana hoard from King K. Rool and his Kremlings. The player controls either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong and attempts to complete levels by jumping over obstacles, defeating enemies, grabbing items, and obtaining banana bunches.

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