The best Super Nintendo (SNES) game

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Many things can happen in 30 years. To be fair, many things can happen in a year (2020 will remind you clearly), 30? !! ?? At the time, there were five generations of consoles, and the technology and design ideas behind video games were amazingly advanced, but the 16-bit generation was something special.

Maybe it’s just a rosy spec for our long lost childhood.Maybe the console war and playground discussions gave every game release a bit extra Frisson.. Alternatively, developers and hungry platform owners may actually be at the top of the game, before polygons arrive and send the team back to the blueprints to revisit and experiment with the expanded possibilities of home video games. In other words, it was at the peak of power.

Whatever the reason, the 16-bit Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive represent the pinnacle of the game for many of us. On the 30th anniversary of the release of Super Nintendo in Japan (of course, known as Super Nintendo), we will introduce the top 50 games of Super Nintendo so far, evaluated by readers of Nintendo Life.

Similar to the previous Top 50 list covering other Nintendo consoles, the following ranked list is determined by user ratings for each game in the Nintendo Conway’s Game of Games database. Therefore, the following order is fluid and may change after issuance. Have you rated your favorite SNES game? Click on the user-rated star next to each title below to score on a scale of 10. The score is immediately counted in the total and reflected in the order.

Have you already evaluated the SNES collection? Thank you very much! In that case, just sit down and get ready to scroll through the best 50 SNES games ever …

United Nations Squadron (SNES)United Nations Squadron (SNES)

the publisher: Capcom

Release date: September 3, 1991 (USA) / December 10, 1992 (UK / EU)
Killer Instinct (SNES)Killer Instinct (SNES)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: rare

Release date: August 30, 1995 (USA)

A great-looking game from the genre hopping studio Rare, the arcade fighter’s SNES port. Killer instinct Yet another feather on the pretty cap of Twycross Studios. Bringing the arcade experience home with 16-bit hardware was the most impressive at the time. This series will be one of the few fighting games to appear on Nintendo’s next console.

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)

the publisher: square Enix / Developer: quest

Release date: March 2, 2009 (USA) / July 3, 2009 (UK / EU)

Super Nintendo Ogre Battle Saga Battle Although cartridges are very rare and expensive, this unique game is still one of the best strategic products of the 16-bit era and a must for strategy game enthusiasts.

Shadow Run (SNES)Shadow Run (SNES)

the publisher: Data East / Developer: Beam software

Release date: November 1, 1993 (USA) / July 28, 1994 (UK / EU)

There are a few things about control that are exciting and visually Shadowrun Although unsophisticated, in most cases the game is challenging fun, with atmospheric music, funny characters, and fascinating stories that make each play an absolute pleasure. Perhaps the only unfortunate thing is that the ending mentions “Shadowrun II”. Licensed games have appeared on the Mega Drive, Sega CD, and Xbox 360, but unfortunately there was no sequel to match.

Soul Blazer (SNES)Soul Blazer (SNES)

the publisher: Enix / Developer: quintet

Release date: October 27, 1992 (USA) / January 27, 1994 (UK / EU)

There is certainly no denying eccentric charm Soul Blazer Emitted when you join a quest, what makes this game so much fun is its incredible play control system and unique gameplay elements that are unique to the whole. Who would have thought that some of Actraiser’s great ideas could create such a fascinating RPG experience when they were in the hands of the right developers? If you want to know what the action RPG genre really is, take a look at this 16-bit classic.

Secret of Evermore (SNES)Secret of Evermore (SNES)

the publisher: Squaresoft / Developer: Squaresoft

Release date: October 15, 1995 (USA) / February 22, 1996 (UK / EU)

Evermore’s Secret Is a very fresh take on the gameplay formula of Secret of Mana 2 and offers one of the more unique and interesting Squaresoft RPG storylines of the 16-bit generation. The difficulty level can be daunting, but if you have the energy to make it stand out, you’ll find this quest worth the experience. If you enjoy Secret of Mana 2, you’ll find a lot of things you like here, as the style and expression are so similar.

Axelay (SNES)Axelay (SNES)

the publisher: Konami / Developer: Konami

Release date: September 11, 1992 (USA) / September 30, 1993 (UK / EU)

Finish Axelay In hard mode, you’ll see a fascinating sign-off saying “See you again in Axelay 2”. By the time many of us have acquired enough skills to reach this screen, some of Konami’s most talented programmers and designers have continued Konami’s tradition of 2D excellence for years. We set out to establish Treasure, a company that we can claim to be doing. The sequel didn’t happen, but Axelay reminds us how rich the 16-bit era was. Many shooters of this same period are terribly old. After years of exposing mechanic vulnerabilities and presentation ruggedness, Axelay shines like software rolled off the production line just yesterday. The SNES catalog is packed with games that are often referred to as timeless classics, but few games deserve such admiration.

Rockman X3 (SNES)Rockman X3 (SNES)

the publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release date: 1996 (USA) / 1996 (UK / EU)

It’s not a bad game, Rockman X3 I am disappointed. From a design point of view, there are too many things that feel lazy and incomplete compared to X and X2. Unobtrusive weapons, illogical solutions to environmental puzzles, and repetitive boss battles rob some of the brilliance of the X-series, but franchise fans will find enough here to guarantee playthrough. .. But those who are trying to soak their toes will be much better served by either of their predecessors.


the publisher: square / Developer: square

Release date: TBA

FINAL FANTASY V Expanded the series job system and came west on TOSE’s 2006 GBA port FINAL FANTASY V Advance.. Port has modified the visuals of the game, sprinkled with new content and features, making it definitely the perfect version to play. only A way to play games in the West on the Nintendo system, which is on a virtual console in Japan and is widely available on other platforms (PC, PlayStation, mobile).

Star Fox (SNES)Star Fox (SNES)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo EAD

Release date: March 1, 1993 (USA) / June 3, 1993 (UK / EU)

Star fox Is clearly classic, and the use of the Super FX chip has provided an awe-inspiring experience for those who witnessed it at SNES in 1993. It’s a bit uncomfortable for recent players, especially those who have joined. Later Star Fox series. Players who vomit below 60fps will want to sit this down, but the basic design is still shining and Fox, Peppy, Falco, and perhaps even the always garbage Slippy, jump back into the cockpit. Will enjoy. Save Irwin and Cornaria again. The fact that it’s now available on Switch is amazing.

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