Here you will find my brief reviews of Super Nintendo (SNES) games, along with a rating from 1 to 10. A rating of 9-10 indicates a great game; 7-8 is a good game; 5-6 is a mediocre game; 3-4 is a poor game; and 1-2 is a horrible game. At the bottom of the page can be found my Top 10 list. To view a video showing most of these games, see SNES - 60 Super Nintendo Games.

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In this adventure game, you are a god that watches over six lands. In the game's simulation mode, you guide the people to develop their towns and seal up monster lairs. There are also hack-and-slash style action stages in which you take a human form to fight off monsters. This game has some of the best music that can be heard on a 16-bit system. Even though ActRaiser may take about 10-15 hours to complete your first time through, it still seems too short. But that is my only complaint about this excellent game.

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6
This action-adventure game is loosely based on the movie of the same name. There are six levels in the game, each consisting of 6-8 missions that must be completed. For example, you may have to destroy alien eggs, rescue prisoners, repair fuse boxes, or seal a door shut with your blowtorch. A computer terminal in each level lists your missions and also displays blueprints of the level. You'll need to return to the terminal many times, so there is a lot of backtracking involved in this game. The enemies in this game are relentless; no matter how many of them you kill, more keep coming. Some of them are hard to see because they blend in with the backgrounds. And some of them can only be shot while you're ducking, which makes fighting them off quite a hassle. Unfortunately, the controls aren't as responsive as they should be, especially when jumping or when switching from a ducking position to a standing position, or vice versa. Alien 3 is still a fairly entertaining game that provides a good challenge, but it's too flawed for me to recommend.
1
This sports game is based on the TV show of the same name. It consists only of seven mini-games. All of them are short and most of them are simple, but none of them are any fun to play. The lack of good control is the biggest problem; many of the levels are little more than button-mashing contests. This is one of the worst games I've ever played.
9
Imagine Final Fight in Gotham City and you have Batman Returns. It plays a lot like a typical beat-'em-up game, but the Dark Knight has more moves available than Cody and Haggar ever did. Want to throw enemies against the wall or crack two skulls together? No problem. There is also a driving level where you take the wheel of the Batmobile. This is the one of the best Batman games I've ever played.

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7
This is a solid action game from Rare. The Battletoads and the Double Dragon brothers join forces in this side-scrolling beat-'em-up. The controls are a bit awkward, but they work alright once you get used to them. Just don't let the presence of the Double Dragon brothers fool you; in terms of gameplay, this is a Battletoads game through and through.
7
This action game seems to have been modeled after the Castlevania series. Armed with a sword, you make your way through various side-scrolling levels, fighting off zombies and other creatures along the way. There are a few areas where you'll need to make some tricky jumps, but as in most games of this type, practice makes perfect. There is no password or save feature, but the game is short enough that it doesn't really need one. The graphics are about average, but much of the music is quite good. Bram Stoker's Dracula is an enjoyable platformer, but it can't compare to most Castlevania games.
7
This is an above-average role-playing game from Square and Capcom. Unfortunately, there are times when it's too easy to get lost in the game; it's often not clear where you're supposed to go next. And it takes an excessively long time to get from place to place, especially with all of the annoying random battles. Shopping for weapons and armor can also be a pain, since there is no easy way to tell if an item is better or worse than what you already have equipped. But the game is enjoyable to play for the most part, and the music is pretty good too.
6
This is an action/platform game from Accolade. As Bubsy the Bobcat, you'll collect yarn balls as you run and jump through 16 challenging levels. Each level is huge and most have multiple paths you can take. The game can be frustrating because of the poor, slippery controls and the fact that you die after one hit. Some of the music is pretty good, and the first few levels are fun to play. But as the game progresses, it loses the fun factor and becomes tedious and boring.
5
This was Electronic Arts' first basketball game released on the SNES. You could choose from 16 NBA playoff teams or the East or West All-Stars. Unfortunately, the slow gameplay and choppy animation kept the game from being very much fun.
6
This is an action/platform game from Konami. It has a nice feature that lets you pick up your previous weapon if you've accidentally grabbed the wrong one, and the music is pretty good (as it is in most Castlevania games). However, the control isn't great and it just isn't very fun. It's not a bad game, but it doesn't measure up when compared to the other games in the series.
8
This is a fun and humorous spoof on the Street Fighter II games. It has characters such as Blue Suede Goo (an Elvis impersonator) and The Blob--a green blob of clay that can transform into different shapes. The action isn't as quick and the control isn't as precise as in Capcom's classic Street Fighter II games, but it's still a good game to play against a friend.
8
This sequel to Contra and Super C delivers more side-scrolling shooting action from Konami. One or two players can grab their guns and blast the alien invaders. Contra III introduces new power-ups to the series and lets players store two weapons at the same time. There is also a decent amount of variety; you can hop into a tank, ride on a hover bike, and hang from a missile as it travels through the air. But with fewer stages and an easier difficulty level than its predecessors, Contra III may not hold players' interest for as long. Fortunately, Contra III is a lot of fun while it lasts.

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5
This is an average space shooter in which many of the enemy ships resemble giant fish. It has a number of positive aspects: There are some nice power-ups, the control is excellent, a two-player mode is included, and you have the ability to choose which path of levels to take. But unfortunately, the music isn't very good and the game isn't really all that fun to play.
8
This is a very good action/platform game starring Nintendo's classic arcade character Donkey Kong. It is probably best known for its graphics, which were very impressive when it first came out in 1994. As Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong, you run and jump your way through various levels and bounce on enemies to defeat them. There are also tons of secrets and hidden areas just waiting to be found. This well-rounded game also has some very good music.

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8
Like the first Donkey Kong Country game, this is a quality platformer. This time around, you can play as Diddy Kong or as Dixie Kong, who has a helpful helicopter glide move. The gameplay is pretty much the same as it was before; you still run, jump, climb, swim, and get blasted out of explosive barrels. The graphics, music, challenge level, and fun factor are slightly better than in DKC, making Diddy's Kong Quest a marginally better game.
7
This is the third and final game in the SNES Donkey Kong Country series. For the most part, the gameplay is solid, but there is one notable exception: Ellie the elephant doesn't always jump when you press the jump button. I don't know why, but sometimes she'll just flinch instead of jump, which can cost you a life. Also, the music in this game is just average, while the first two games had some great tunes. And Kiddy's death scream sounds awful and gets annoying. DKC3 is an above-average platformer, but it's not quite as good as the first two.
9
This role-playing game has a quirky sense of humor and an unusual setting (for an RPG). Rather than being set in medieval times or in the distant future, Earthbound takes place in the present day (or at least the 1990s). The characters (a boy named Ness and his friends) use things like baseball bats, frying pans, and slingshots as their weapons. To restore health, they eat food such as hamburgers and pizza. And rather than saving at "save spots," you just find a telephone and call your dad. There are supernatural elements such as zombies and magic of course, but the game still has a unique feel to it. The quest is long and challenging, and the game has some very memorable moments. It's thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Super Nintendo is known for being a great system for RPGs, and Earthbound is one of the best.

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5
This is the video game version of the TV game show. You are given a survey topic and you have to guess what the most popular responses were. Of course you can't just speak the words and phrases; you have to type them in one letter at a time. This makes the game play at a very slow pace, and misspellings can also cause problems. It's mildly fun to play, but only for a short time.
10
This is a classic role-playing game from Squaresoft with an impeccable soundtrack. There's not a bad tune in the game. The plot is interesting and has twists and turns that keep the game fresh. It also lets you build a five-member party, which is an option sorely lacking from most other RPGs. (Most of them limit you to three or four characters). Final Fantasy II may lack some of the polish and features of later Final Fantasy games, but it's every bit as fun and then some. This is my favorite RPG of all-time.
10
Like its predecessor, this game is an outstanding role-playing game with some great music. Your quest is long and enjoyable, and many different characters will come and go. The second half of the game is relatively non-linear, which gives you some freedom to explore and do things at your own pace. Final Fantasy III is a classic, and it's one of the best RPGs ever.
9
This is a futuristic racing game from Nintendo. Choose one of four hovercrafts and race on 15 different tracks. The courses are well-designed and take place high above cities, deserts, oceans, and other locations. The graphics and sound are excellent, and the sense of speed is great. But most importantly, the game is a lot of fun to play. The only thing missing is a two-player mode.

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8
This is a space shooter from Konami. It suffers from massive slowdown problems when too many objects are on the screen at once, which keeps it from being quite as intense as it could have been. But despite that problem, Gradius III is still a very fun game. It also has good music and an excellent, customizable power-up system.
6
This is an average side-scrolling action/platform game starring the Crash Test Dummies. One interesting thing about this game is how damage is shown. With every hit, you lose a limb until you're nothing more than a torso hopping around.
6
This is a short, simple side-scrolling action game in which you play as a caveman. You're armed with a typical caveman's club, but you can also pick up other weapons like a boomerang and a stone wheel. The graphics and sound are decent, but the controls are a bit floaty. The simple arcade-style gameplay is certainly fun for a while, but the game is very short and it has virtually no replay value. One interesting note is that it sounds like the second boss says "Damn!" each time you hit him.
6
This first SNES football game from Electronic Arts had frame rate problems that really hurt the gameplay. The choppy action sometimes made it hard to control your player accurately. It's still a fairly enjoyable football game, but the later Madden games are much better.
7
This is an improved version of John Madden Football. The gameplay is smoother than it was in the original, which makes this 1993 version a noticeably better game. Even though later Madden games were improved even further, Madden '93 is still a solid, fun sports game.
8
This puzzle game features characters from Nintendo's Kirby series. As "blobs" fall from the top of the screen, you try to arrange them so that four blobs of the same color are connected. The key to succeeding is to make chain reactions that cause garbage to fall on your opponent's screen. This game is fun, especially in the two-player mode.
7
This action/puzzle game features Krusty the Clown and other characters from The Simpsons. The gameplay is somewhat similar to Lemmings in that you must lead rodents to a certain goal...though here it's a trap where the rats will be killed. But unlike Lemmings, you don't give abilities to the rats; instead, you (as Krusty) rearrange blocks and clear paths for the pests. There are enemies that can hurt you, which you'll need to defeat or avoid. The game is fun to play, although the music is horrible. But the biggest flaw of the game is the password system, which may require you to complete up to 14 levels before receiving a new password. But aside from that annoyance, Krusty's Super Fun House is an enjoyable game.
10
In this classic game, Link goes on a memorable journey to save Princess Zelda. There are many items and weapons that you'll use along the way, including a boomerang, a hookshot, bombs, a bow and arrow, and more. There are dungeons to be explored, enemies to be defeated, and secrets to be discovered. This is one of the best adventure games ever made.
9
In this puzzle game, you control a group of mentally challenged rodents known as the Lemmings. By giving them abilities (such as bridge-making, digging, or climbing), you must lead them home, avoiding obstacles and traps along the way. You'll need to watch them closely, because they'll blindly walk right off a cliff or into the ocean without your intervention. An outstanding two-player mode is also included, in which you must not only save your Lemmings, but sabotage your opponent's progress as well. With 125 levels of challenging puzzles, great music, and addictive gameplay, Lemmings is a true classic.
8
This two-on-two basketball game plays very much like NBA Jam, but it has Looney Tunes characters instead of NBA players. You can be Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, Taz, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, or Marvin Martian. This game is a lot of fun, especially in the multiplayer mode. My biggest complaint is that each character only has a couple of sayings, which end up repeating often.
9
Electronic Arts' first two SNES football games were fun, but still were very flawed. With Madden NFL '94, they finally got it right. The animation is much smoother than in the first two games, and the addition of over 80 NFL teams (past and present) adds a lot to the game.
6
This is a video game version of the classic board game. You roll dice, move around the board, buy up properties, and try to acquire as much wealth as possible. There are a number of options so that you can set up a game any way you want. You can also set a time limit if you don't have time for a full game. Monopoly can be fun when played with several people; otherwise it gets dull fast.
7
The court is viewed from a 30-degree angle in this basketball game from EA Sports. You can play a full NBA season as the cartridge stores your standings and statistics. Unfortunately, there are a number of graphical glitches in the game; players sometimes face the wrong way when shooting and occasionally the ball may appear in the net without going through the hoop. Another problem I noticed is that computer players are often able to block shots that they had no realistic chance at. But despite the flaws, NBA Live 95 is still fun to play.
7
This is Electronic Arts' sequel to Bulls vs. Blazers. While it looks quite similar to its predecessor, the gameplay is a bit faster and smoother. This improvement makes NBA Showdown considerably more playable and enjoyable. It also has all 27 NBA teams (circa 1993) instead of just the 16 playoff teams that were in Bulls vs. Blazers.
8
Using Mode 7 graphics, this college basketball game has a unique viewpoint that follows the ball. As a result, it feels different than any other basketball game. It also has a unique passing system, where a red/yellow/green indicator shows how safe it is to pass to a certain player. Even though I'm not a college basketball fan, this game is a lot of fun.
8
This is an ice hockey game from EA Sports. Choose one of 26 NHL teams or two all-star teams and hit the ice. You can play a full season of hockey, create your own players, make trades, or just play an exhibition game. The game runs smoothly and is a lot of fun to play.
7
This hockey game uses a rotating viewpoint similar to that of NCAA Basketball. It also has similar passing icons that indicate whether or not it's safe to pass to another player. The graphics are a bit choppy and games tend to be low-scoring, but the game is still fun.
7
This hockey game is fun, but it can't stand up to the later NHL Hockey games. Like most of Electronic Arts' early SNES sports games, it suffers from a poor frame rate that hampers the gameplay. It also does not have the official team names and logos, although the players' names are included.
7
This is a Formula One racing game from Gremlin Graphics, developers of the Top Gear games. Unlike Top Gear however, Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing is a bit more of a simulation game. It's a fun game overall, but the lack of a two-player option really hurts.
6
The object of this game is to rotate maze-like levels to roll a ball to a designated goal area. It's like a simpler, 2D version of Super Monkey Ball or Mercury Meltdown. Some levels mix things up by flipping gravity upside-down or by limiting the angles that you can rotate the level (which can be annoying). There are around 80 levels total, but most of them can be completed in under a minute each. So this game can be completed fairly easily in just a few hours. One interesting note is that the game requires you to use the password to reach beyond the first "plane" of levels. Clearing the first plane doesn't automatically take you to the second one; you still have to manually enter the password it gives you. On the Ball may be short and fairly easy, but it does provide some moderate fun for those few hours it takes to complete. Some of the music is pretty good, too.

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9
This is a truly original flight game. You get hands-on training to pilot a biplane, soar on a hang glider, fly a rocketpack, and maneuver a parachute as you go skydiving. Perform well enough and you can earn your flight license. There is also a dangerous helicopter mission later in the game. Pilotwings has innovative gameplay and good music, but most importantly, it's a whole lot of fun to play.

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7
This adventure game from Squaresoft takes many elements from Secret of Mana but uses them with an entirely new storyline. The plot is very unique and the game has a number of innovative elements, such as the alchemy magic system. And as a big Final Fantasy II fan, I was happy to see a cameo appearance by Cecil. But there are things I don't like about this game, such as the innumerable mazes and the lack of good music. (Well, there are a couple of decent tunes, but overall the music is not typical Squaresoft quality). And there was a game glitch that rendered my saved game useless! (Don't use the wings in the pyramid!) While Secret of Evermore can't compare to the excellence of Secret of Mana, it is still a good adventure game.
9
This is an excellent adventure game from Squaresoft. Up to three players can play at once, each controlling one member of your party. But when playing alone, it is sometimes difficult to get the other members to move where you want them to. They have trouble following you around and often get stuck behind objects. But flaws aside, this is an outstanding game with some of the best music you'll find on SNES. Fans of adventure games and RPGs should definitely pick this one up.

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9
In this simulation game, you create your own city from scratch. You can choose a landform, build a power plant, place roads and tracks, manage taxes and spending, recover from disasters, give your residents the stadium they demand, watch your population grow, and do much more. This game is very fun and addictive.
8
This is an adventure game in which you play as a hero sent down from heaven. You must restore the souls of creatures who have been captured by the evil Deathtoll. Each town has an overworld (which starts out empty) and an action stage. In the action stages, you must defeat all of the enemies that come out of each lair and then step on the lair. When you do, a person, animal, or building in the overworld may be restored. Those additions may open up a new path or provide an item you need to advance further in the action stage. Each action stage has a boss that must be defeated before moving to the next area. Restore all six towns to move to the final battle against Deathtoll. The concept works well, although it's sometimes easy to miss the one enemy or hidden item that you need to progress. But the gameplay itself isn't very difficult. There are different swords and armor you can find and equip, as well as numerous items to find and use along the way. Soul Blazer may not be in the same league as Zelda or Secret of Mana, but it is a very good game that adventure fans should pick up.
3
This is a beat-'em-up action game based on a comic book series. The graphics (especially the backgrounds) look good and the sound is decent, but the game isn't any fun. The gameplay is dull and slow-paced, and some parts of the game get very difficult and frustrating. I don't recommend this one.
10
This was the game that started the fighting game craze. You choose one of eight international fighters and battle in a series of one-on-one fights. Each character has his or her own special moves which are activated by pressing certain button combinations. The graphics were outstanding by 1992 standards and the gameplay was just as impressive. This is one of the best two-player games I've ever played.
10
This updated version of Street Fighter II wasn't really a sequel, but just an improved version of the same game. The four boss characters from the first game are now playable, making for a total of twelve fighters you can choose from. There is also an adjustable speed setting that lets you play the game at a faster pace. It may essentially just be a rehash of Street Fighter II, but it's just as fun to play as the original was, and then some.

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7
This was the last Street Fighter game released on Super Nintendo. You can choose one of 18 fighters as you try to become the best in the world. The gameplay is very similar to that of other Street Fighter games; you use kicks, punches, and multi-button special attacks to defeat your opponent. Unfortunately, the action is not as fast and smooth as it was in Street Fighter II Turbo. Not only is there occasional slowdown, but there are also awkward pauses at the beginning and end of every round. It's still an enjoyable fighting game, but it can't compare to Capcom's earlier Street Fighter II games.
8
For some reason, I wasn't expecting this game to be very good when I first played it. The western theme does not appeal to me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the gameplay. It plays like a Contra game in disguise. If you loved Contra III and want more platform/shooting action, give this game a try. It's fun for one or two players.

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7
Unlike most of the Bases Loaded games, this one does not give you the option to play a full season of baseball. However, it does have fun gameplay, good music, and some unique graphical scenes. For example, before the game starts, the starting pitchers are shown against a background of fire, ready to do battle. It's not your typical baseball game...but that's not a bad thing.
9
This is one of the best multiplayer games ever. Four players simultaneously use bombs to try to blow each other up. There are a variety of power-ups that can also be used, as well as a number of levels on which you can battle. It's simple, but it's very fun. The single-player mode isn't nearly as excellent, but it is fairly entertaining.
7
In this action game, bombs are used to blow up walls, obstacles, and of course enemies. The gameplay (at least in the normal mode) is more puzzle-oriented than the first Super Bomberman. You'll need to hit switches and solve puzzles to clear each level. Stages are now larger, often taking up more than a single screen. But that is the only aspect of this game that is improved over the original Super Bomberman. There is sometimes severe slowdown for no apparent reason, the music is subpar, and the levels in general are simply not very interesting. The battle mode still provides some multiplayer fun, and that is Super Bomberman 2's only saving grace...though even that was done better in the first game.
6
This action/platform game stars the baby-faced caveman best known from his days on the TurboGrafx-16. As the title character, you use your giant head to "bonk" the enemies. There are only six levels, but each one is long and there are numerous bonus stages scattered throughout. The graphics are pretty good, but the sound is just mediocre, which is disappointing because previous Bonk games had some memorable tunes. And while many gameplay elements of the TurboGrafx-16 games are included, Super Bonk isn't quite as fun to play as the first two TG-16 games were. This SNES sequel is just an average platformer.

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9
Simon Belmont returns in this SNES action game. You can now swing your whip around freely, using it to deflect enemy attacks or to latch onto rings that let you cross large gaps. The music and sound effects are outstanding, as is the control. Fight your way through caverns and forests, up a waterfall, and into Dracula's castle. The game does suffer from some pretty serious slowdown at times, but it doesn't hurt the fun factor. Super Castlevania IV is very enjoyable; in fact, it's one of the best Castlevania games ever made. My only complaint is that it's a bit on the easy side compared to most games in the series.

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7
You play as the knight Arthur in this challenging side-scrolling action game from Capcom. You start out with just a lance as your weapon, but other weapons can be found in treasure chests throughout the game. You can also upgrade your armor along the way, and doing so will also increase the power of your weapons. In a humorous touch, taking a hit will make you lose your armor; you'll then be walking around in just your underwear! The game is pretty fun to play, but it's probably too difficult for its own good. The worst part is that you have to fight through the first seven levels twice before you can get to the final boss. Making matters worse, there is no password or save feature.

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9
This is a collection of four Super Mario games in one cartridge: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. The Lost Levels is the game that was released as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan. The graphics in these games have been slightly upgraded over the NES versions, but the gameplay is the same. It's a nice collection of classic games, and it includes what is perhaps my favorite game of all-time: Super Mario Bros. 3.

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10
This go-kart racing game pits eight Nintendo characters against each other in a variety of race courses. There are power-ups and weapons that can collected from the course and used during a race. There is also a fun two-player battle mode in addition to the standard races. On the down side, you only get to use half of the screen, even in one-player modes. But that's a very minor complaint. Super Mario Kart is one of my favorite racing games of all-time.

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6
Nintendo and Square co-developed this role-playing game. Bowser joins forces with Mario and Princess Toadstool to save the world from a new foe. The game is played from an angled isometric viewpoint and still has a few platformer elements despite being a role-playing game. The game isn't nearly as deep as other Square RPGs and the battles simply aren't much fun. The graphics are impressive, but the plot and music are mediocre at best. Super Mario RPG may not be a bad game (especially for beginners or young gamers), but there's nothing really "super" about it.
9
This fourth game in the Super Mario series is an excellent action/platform game. You explore dozens of levels, along with help from Mario's dinosaur sidekick, Yoshi. Grab the cape power-up and you can fly for long distances. While this game isn't quite as innovative as Super Mario Bros. 3, it still offers up some great fun and is one of the best platform games on the SNES.

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9
This excellent adventure game is the third game in the Metroid series. As Samus Aran, you journey through huge worlds as you again try to defeat Mother Brain. Your armor, weapons, and equipment can be upgraded along the way. New abilities can also be learned, some of which let you access new areas of the world. This game also has good music, huge bosses, and a helpful mapping feature that was sorely lacking from the original Metroid.
7
This is a simple, but fun, off-road racing game. Hop into your Toyota truck and race through a variety of courses. Use the money you earn to upgrade your truck or to buy nitros. This game may get boring quickly if you're playing alone, but it's much more fun playing against a friend. Unfortunately, this version of Super Off-Road doesn't have a 4-player mode like the NES version did.

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2
One word sums up this game: Slow. I mean S-L-O-W. It does have some interesting features, such as the ability to play as NFL, college, or high school teams, but that does not make up for the slow, boring gameplay. This is one of the worst football games I have ever played. The NES version is much, much better.
7
This is the third and final game in the Super Star Wars trilogy. It's also the best of the bunch. Like in the earlier games, most of the levels are played from a side-scrolling perspective. You'll fight through each stage using a light saber, a gun, or one of several other weapons. Depending on the level, you can play as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewie, Princess Leia, or Wicket. There are also several vehicle levels, which add to the variety. Unfortunately, some of the vehicles are hard to control. But the gameplay in most levels is rock-solid. Super Return of the Jedi is a challenging game, but the checkpoints and passwords make the difficulty level more tolerable than in previous games.
6
This is a challenging space shooter from Irem. You pilot a spaceship and you've got to blast the aliens as the screen scrolls horizontally. Along the way, there are numerous power-ups that you can acquire to increase your firepower. If you die, you have to start the level from the beginning...even if you were at the boss. This may make it frustrating, but the game can be beaten with practice. The music is good and the gameplay is decent, but this isn't one of my favorite shooters.
7
This is a six-in-one cartridge that came bundled with the Super Scope bazooka-style light gun accessory. The six games are: Blastris A, a Tetris style puzzler; Blastris B, a puzzle game where you line up blocks of the same color; Mole Patrol, a Whack-A-Mole type game, LazerBlazer: Intercept, where you intercept missiles that fly across the screen; LazerBlazer: Engage, a first-person jet game where you shoot incoming planes and missiles; and LazerBlazer: Confront, in which you defend a base from aliens that swoop down at you. All of the games are fun for awhile, but lack depth and replay value.
7
This is a good action/shooting game based on the original Star Wars movie. Unlike some movie-based games, this one follows the plot of the movie fairly well. A variety of gameplay styles keeps the action fresh and entertaining. Most of the levels are side-scrolling/platform levels, but there are also several vehicle levels. The game provides a hefty challenge and also has some huge bosses to fight along the way.
9
Even though I'm not a big tennis fan, I found Super Tennis to be an excellent sports game. You can choose from a number of generic male and female players, and you can compete on clay, grass, or hard surfaces. The control is perfect; I have yet to play a tennis game as polished as this one.
9
This is perhaps the best baseball game I've ever played. It combines fun action, a fast game pace, a unique fielding perspective, and outstanding stat tracking unlike any game of its time. It's a shame Tecmo doesn't still make sports games.
8
This is a very fun football game from Tecmo. While the on-screen players seem excessively tiny, the gameplay remains relatively unchanged from the NES version. This game has fun gameplay, good control, unique cut-scenes when certain milestones are reached, and excellent stat tracking.
9
This is the 16-bit version of Tecmo's outstanding NES basketball game. While the graphics are poor and the characters are hard to tell apart, the fun gameplay is still here. Like Tecmo's other SNES sports games, this one has an excellent season mode, complete with stat tracking. Now if only I didn't get called for charging so much...
8
The famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in this arcade-style beat-'em-up game. You'll fight foot soldiers and other enemies, collect pizza for a health bonus, and try to recover the Statue of Liberty (which has been stolen by Shredder's fiends). This is a fun game, especially when playing with a friend.

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3
This is an action game based on the popular movie. It consists of side-scrolling levels and overhead-view driving levels. You must complete various objectives and find "future objects" while fighting off an endless stream of enemies. The controls are stiff in the side-scrolling levels and downright awkward in the driving levels. This game takes a lot of trial and error; you only get one life and there are no continues or passwords. Overall, this is a very disappointing game. It's simply not fun to play.
10
Two great NES puzzle games come together on one SNES cartridge. While Tetris is lacking the good music found in Nintendo's NES version, both games still have the excellent gameplay that made them classics. A "mixed match" mode lets you compete in both games and then totals up your score, which is a nice addition. Both games can be played alone or against a friend, but Dr. Mario especially makes for a great two-player game. This cart is heaven for puzzle game fans.

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10
In this excellent puzzle game, you must flip colored tiles so that you line up three or more tiles of one color. When that happens, the tiles disappear and chain reactions can occur. The premise may not sound all that different from many other puzzle games, but few games pull it off as well as Tetris Attack. Both the two-player and one-player modes are very addictive and fun.
10
Of all my SNES games, Top Gear is one of the games I still play often. It has great control, cool music, fun gameplay, and a multitude of computer-controlled opponents: That is a combination very hard to find in racing games. It's not a boring simulation where you have to use your brakes on every turn, and it's not an over-the-top arcade racer where you're leaping over skyscrapers either. It's the type of racing game I wish they still made. It does use a split-screen, even when playing alone, but Top Gear is still one of my favorite racing games ever.

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9
The sequel to Top Gear takes a formula similar to the original but adds some new features, including more tracks and the ability to upgrade your car. While it is almost as good as the original, the control isn't quite as sharp and the music isn't as good. They also removed the pit stops. On the positive side, the graphics are improved and you get a full-screen when playing solo. Top Gear 2 is still one of the best 16-bit racing games around.

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7
This third game in the Top Gear series takes you to planets in distant galaxies. Interestingly enough, most of these planets look just like Earth. The cars are smaller than in Top Gear 2 and they look very flat. Rather than refueling at pit stops, you must now recharge your energy like in F-Zero. Some of the longer tracks require you to recharge your energy every lap, which becomes a very tedious procedure. You can still buy parts to upgrade your car, and a password saves your car and race status. Other new features include a four-player split screen mode and new car enhancements, such as one that lets your car jump into the air. Top Gear 3000 isn't as great as its predecessors, but it's still an enjoyable game.
6
This football game has some interesting features, such as the ability to design your own plays, but the gameplay is just average. It has a perspective similar to that of the Madden games, but the control isn't as precise as it is in EA's games. The graphics also pale in comparison. It's still mildly fun to play, but there are better football games available.
2
This is a one-on-one fighting game that gives you absolutely zero options. You can't choose your character; you can only play as Ultraman. You can't fight against a friend; you can only play against the computer. The lack of options wouldn't be quite such a big deal if only the game was fun to play...but it's not. Not at all.
8
This is a very good shooter from Capcom. The levels are action-packed and provide a respectable challenge. It also has some high quality music that seems to fit the action well. You earn money by defeating enemy targets, and that money can be used to purchase new weapons for future missions.
6
This is just an average beat-'em-up action game. It's based on a comic book series of the same name and it has some comic book-style scenes between levels. It's sorely lacking a two-player mode, which would have made the game more enjoyable.
8
This is one of the most unusual Super Mario games ever made. For starters, Mario is a baby and you don't even control him; you control Yoshi. (Baby Mario just rides on Yoshi's back). Also, many of the levels look as if they were drawn with crayons. But don't let the childish look fool you, because this is perhaps the most challenging Super Mario game ever made. The gameplay involves swallowing enemies and pooping them out as eggs, which can then be fired as projectiles. The sound is fairly good, with one notable exception: Mario's crying gets extremely annoying at times. Yoshi's Island certainly isn't my favorite Mario game, but it's still a very good platform game.

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8
This is a challenging overhead-view shooting game in which you must rescue your neighbors. You have to fight off horror-movie monsters including zombies, Martians, killer dolls, Frankenstein, and many others. A water gun is your main weapon, but others can be picked up along the way, ranging from tomatoes to bazookas. A two-player cooperative mode adds to the fun. It's also worth noting that much of the music in the game is excellent--it may get stuck in your head! This is a very good game to play around Halloween.

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The Top 10 Super Nintendo Games

This is my list of the best games that I have played for this system. This list will change over time as I play more games in the system's library.

1. Street Fighter II Turbo
2. Street Fighter II
3. Final Fantasy II
4. Final Fantasy III
5. Super Mario Kart
6. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
7. Top Gear
8. Tetris Attack
9. Tetris & Dr. Mario
10. Secret of Mana

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