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This thread is for your listing and discussion of your favorite ten (or five) games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 

Following this, I will probably veer off into the handhelds of the time before moving on to the major 5th gen consoles.

Last edited by SanAndreasX - on 08 September 2020

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My Top 10 (I was a SNES kid during the 16-bit era):

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Nintendo
2. Super Metroid - Nintendo
3. Final Fantasy VI - Square
4. Final Fantasy IV - Square
5. Chrono Trigger - Square
6. Super Mario World - Nintendo
7. Super Mario RPG - Nintendo/Square
8. Trials of Mana - Square
9. Mortal Kombat II - Acclaim
10. Earthbound - Nintendo

Honorable mentions: Final Fantasy V, Donkey Kong Country, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, Harvest Moon



Super Metroid
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Super Mario World
Illusion of Gaia
Chrono Trigger
Shadowrun
Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Zelda: A Link to the Past
Castlevania IV



My top 10 looks something like this:

1. Super Castlevania 4
2. Final Fantasy 6
3. Super Punch Out!!
4. Zelda: A Link to the Past
5. Final Fantasy 4
6. Actraiser
7. Super Mario World
8. Earthbound
9. Populous
10.  Mega Man X



Yoshi's Island
Super Mario World
Super Mario All Stars
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
A Link to the Past
Super Street Fighter II
Super Mario Kart
Plok

This was the first console I owned myself, and I have loads of great memories from it. Yoshi's Island remains my favourite game of all time, ever since I first played it back in the mid '90s. There's so many games that didn't make my top 10 - was tough to nail down that last slot.



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Tough selection, but here's the countdown:

10. Terranigma
9. Secret of Evermore
8. F-Zero
7. Gokujo Parodious (Fantastic Journey)
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutrles IV: Turtles in Time
5. Super Mario Allstars
4. Super Mario Kart
3. Breath of Fire II
2. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
1. Secret of Mana



In no particular order:

F-Zero
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Mario All-Stars
Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Terranigma

People say that the SNES had great third party games, and while true, that doesn't mean they were top 10 material. Regardless, I dropped Donkey Kong Country from the list to add a token third party game.

@SanAndreasX Trials of Mana, really? You liked the turn-based real-time battle system of that game? That was a hot mess, including the amazing enemy AI that countered Angela spells with the most powerful attacks, making the slowest character in the game even more annoying.

EDIT: Everyone, ignore the guy below me.

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 08 September 2020

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RolStoppable said:

In no particular order:

F-Zero
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Terranigma

People say that the SNES had great third party games, and while true, that doesn't mean they were top 10 material. Regardless, I dropped Donkey Kong Country from the list to add a token third party game.

@SanAndreasX Trials of Mana, really? You liked the turn-based real-time battle system of that game? That was a hot mess, including the amazing enemy AI that countered Angela spells with the most powerful attacks, making the slowest character in the game even more annoying.

hmm...Super Mario Kart twice?  Does that make it the true number one of this list, though it's in no particular order?



1. Chrono Trigger
2. Super Mario World
3. Legend of Zelda Link to the Past
4. Final Fantasy VI
5. Donkey Kong Country 2
6. Super Mario RPG
7. Final Fantasy IV
8. Earthbound
9. Mario Kart
10. Mortal Kombat 2
bonus 5. Jurassic Park, Aladdin, Metroid, Yoshi Island, and Tetris Attack.

I see a lot of Terranigma, I've been meaning to try that game out one of these years.



For me:

1. Chrono Trigger.
2. Yoshi's Island
3. Super Mario World
4. Super Metroid
5. Final Fantasy 6
6. Donkey Kong Country 2
7. A Link to the Past
8. Super Mario RPG
9. Street Fighter 2
10. Earthbound