[Essentials] SNES *NEW*

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Takeshi, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    This is the new and updated SNES-Essentials topic.​

    The layout will be the same as that of my other lists and the rules are:
    All games will be sorted alphabetically as I decided that I won't show the exact number of votes for each game.

    I tried my best to sort out all naming differences, but I couldn't find any equivalent for the following games (GoodSNES 2.04):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    If anyone can provide more info on them, please post.

    Used game codes are:
    (NG-Dump Known) = No good dump has been found
    (NP) = Nintendo Power exclusive
    (BS) = Broadcast Satellite (Satellaview) ROM

    Essential Games [10+ votes]
    Chrono Trigger
    Donkey Kong Country
    Earthbound / Mother 2
    Final Fantasy VI / Final Fantasy III (US)
    Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past
    Secret of Mana
    Super Mario All-Stars
    Super Mario Kart
    Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars
    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid

    Recommended Games [5+ votes]
    Super Castlevania IV
    Contra III - The Alien Wars / Super Probotector - The Alien Rebels
    Donkey Kong Country 2 - Diddy's Kong Quest
    Donkey Kong Country 3 - Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
    Final Fantasy IV / Final Fantasy II (US)
    Final Fight
    Killer Instinct
    Kirby's Fun Pack / Kirby Super Star
    Mario Paint
    Mega Man X
    Mega Man X 3
    Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W - Endless Duel
    Street Fighter II Turbo - Hyper Fighting
    Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island
    Super Smash T.V.
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles in Time / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles IV - Turtles in Time
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    Noteworthy Games [3+ votes]
    Another World / Out of this World
    Batman Returns
    Battletoads & Double Dragon - The Ultimate Team
    Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
    Breath Of Fire II
    Cybernator / Assault Suits Valken
    Dr. Mario
    E.V.O. Search for Eden
    Harvest Moon
    Illusion of Gaia
    King Arthur's World
    Kirby's Avalanche
    Kirby's Dream Land 3
    Lufia II - Rise of the Sinistrals
    Mega Man VII
    Mega Man X 2
    Metal Marines
    Mortal Kombat 3
    NBA Jam - Tournament Edition
    Ogre Battle - The March of the Black Queen
    R-Type III - The Third Lightning
    Secret of Evermore
    Seiken Densetsu 3
    Sky Blazer
    Soul Blazer
    Street Fighter II - The World Warrior
    Sunset Riders
    Super Aleste
    Super Bomberman
    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Super R-Type
    Super Star Wars
    Super Star Wars - Return of the Jedi
    Super Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
    Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers
    Super Turrican
    Tetris Attack
    Top Gear
    U.N. Squadron
    Umihara Kawase
    Wario's Woods
    Wild Guns

    Other Games [<3 votes]
    2020 Super Baseball
    7th Saga, The
    Acrobat Mission
    Actraiser 2
    Addams Family, The
    Adventures of Batman & Robin, The
    Aero Fighters
    Aero the Acro-Bat
    Aerobiz Supersonic
    Alfred Chicken
    Amazing Spider-Man, The - Lethal Foes
    Araiguma Rascal
    Area 88
    Arkanoid - Doh It Again (BS)
    Art of Fighting
    Asterix & Obelix
    Bahamut Lagoon
    Bakuto Dochers
    Battle Clash
    Battle Cross
    Battle Racers
    Biker Mice From Mars
    Bio Metal
    Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Another Story
    Bomberman B-Daman
    Boogerman - A Pick and Flick Adventure
    Breath of Fire
    Bubsy II
    Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
    Bugs Bunny - Rabbit Rampage
    Cameltry / On The Ball
    Cannon Fodder
    Captain Commando
    Castlevania - Dracula X
    Choplifter III
    Choujikuu Yousai Macross - Scrambled Valkyrie
    Clock Tower
    Cool Spot
    Cool World
    Cosmo Gang - The Video
    Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen
    Dai-4-Ji Super Robot Taisen
    Darius Twin
    Death and Return of Superman, The
    Demon's Crest
    Der Langrisser
    Do-Re-Mi Fantasy - Milon no Dokidoki Daibouken
    Donald in Maui Mallard
    Double Dragon V - The Shadow Falls
    Dragon Ball Z - Hyper Dimension
    Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden 2
    Dragon Ball Z - Super Gokuuden Totsugeki Hen
    Dragon Quest I & II
    Dragon Quest III - Soshite Densetsu he...
    Dragon Quest V - Tenkuu no Hanayome
    Dragon Quest VI - Maboroshi no Daichi
    Dragon View
    Dragon's Lair
    Dream Basketball - Dunk & Hoop
    Dual Orb II
    Dungeon Master
    Earthworm Jim
    Earthworm Jim 2
    F-ZERO Grand Prix 2 (BS)
    Final Fantasy - Mystic Quest
    Final Fantasy V
    Final Fight 2
    Final Fight 3
    Final Fight Guy
    Fire Emblem - Monshou no Nazo
    Fire Emblem - Seisen no Keifu
    Fire Emblem - Thraki 776
    Firemen, The
    Firepower 2000
    Flashback - The Quest for Identity
    Front Mission
    Front Mission - Gun Hazard
    Fushigi no Dungeon 2 - Fuurai no Shiren
    Ganbare Daiku no Gensan
    Ganbare Goemon 2 - Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu
    Ganbare Goemon 3 - Shishi Juurokubei no Karakuri Manjigatame
    Ganbare Goemon - Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Riyuu - Kirakira Douchuu
    Gegege no Kitarou - Youkai Donjara
    Gokujou Parodius
    Goof Troop
    Gradius III
    Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow - Pop'n Smash!!
    Ignition Factor
    Illusion of Time
    Inindo - Way of the Ninja
    Iron Commando (NG-Dump Known)
    Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius
    Jelly Boy
    Joe & Mac / Joe & Mac - Caveman Ninja
    Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics
    Jurassic Park
    King of Dragons, The
    King of the Monsters
    Kirby no Kirakira Kids (NP)
    Kirby's Dream Course
    Knights of the Round
    Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball - Zenin Shuugou!
    Legend (718)
    Legend of The Mystical Ninja, The
    Lemmings 2 - The Tribes
    Lion King, The
    Live A Live
    Lode Runner Twin - Justy to Liberty no Daibouken
    Lost Vikings, The
    Lost Vikings II, The
    Lufia & The Fortress of Doom
    Madden NFL '98
    Magic Sword
    Magical Drop 2
    Magical Pop'n
    Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse, The
    Majuu Ou
    Marchen Adventure Cotton 100%
    Mario & Wario
    Mario no Super Picross
    Marvel Super Heroes - War of the Gems
    Mazinger Z
    Mechwarrior 3050
    Metal Combat - Falcon's Revenge
    Metal Warriors
    Metroid Legacy (Hack) (get the patch here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/109/)
    Mickey Mania
    Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken
    Mickey to Donald - Magical Adventure 3
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Fighting Edition
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie
    Miracle Girls
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat II
    NBA Jam
    Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
    Ninja Warriors, The
    Ninja Warriors Again, The
    Otoboke Ninja Colosseum
    Paladin's Quest
    Parodius - Non-Sense Fantasy
    Phantom 2040
    Pocky & Rocky / Kiki KaiKai - Nazo no Kuro Mantle
    Pop'n Twinbee
    Pop'n Twinbee - Rainbow Bell Adventures
    Populous II - Trials of the Olympian Gods
    Power Lode Runner
    Power Soukoban (NP)
    Primal Rage
    Prince of Persia
    Prince of Persia 2 - The Shadow & The Flame
    Puzzle'n Desu!
    Ranma Nibunnoichi
    Ranma Nibunnoichi - Gu Choki Ougi Jaanken
    Ren & Stimpy Show, The - Fire Dogs
    Rendering Ranger R2
    Rival Turf
    Rock N' Roll Racing
    Rockman & Forte
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms III - Dragon of Destiny
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV - Wall of Fire
    Romancing SaGa 3
    Rudra no Hihou
    Rushing Beat Shura
    Samurai Shodown
    Sanrio World Smash Ball!
    SD F-1 Grand Prix
    SD Hiryuu no Ken
    Secret of the Stars
    Shin Megami Tensei
    Shin Megami Tensei II
    Shin Nekketsu Kouha - Kunio-tachi no Banka
    Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun
    Sim City
    Sim City 2000
    Sim Earth - The Living Planet
    Smash Tennis
    Sonic Blast Man II
    Space Megaforce
    Spark World
    Spider-Man & Venom - Maximum Carnage
    Spriggan Powered
    Star Fox / StarWing
    Star Fox 2 (Beta TD)
    Star Ocean
    Street Fighter Alpha 2
    Street Racer
    Strike Gunner
    Stunt Race FX
    Super Adventure Island
    Super Adventure Island II
    Super Bomberman - Panic Bomber W
    Super Bomberman 2
    Super Bomberman 3
    Super Buster Bros.
    Super Conflict - The Mideast
    Super Double Dragon
    Super Drift Out
    Super Earth Defense Force
    Super Famicom Wars (NP)
    Super Mad Champ
    Super NES Super Scope 6 / Super NES Nintendo Scope 6
    Super Nova
    Super Robot Taisen Gaiden - Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental
    Super Soccer
    Super Soukoban
    Super Tekkyuu Fight!
    Super Tennis
    Super Turrican 2
    Sutte Hakkun
    Tales of Phantasia
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - Tournament Fighters
    Tetris Battle Gaiden
    Thunder Spirits
    Tin Star
    Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Busts Loose!
    Top Gear 2
    Torneko no Daibouken - Fushigi no Dungeon
    Treasure Hunter G
    Twisted Tales of Spike McFang, The
    Uchuu no Kishi - Tekkaman Blade
    Uchuu Race - Astro Go! Go!
    Ultima - Runes Of Virtue 2
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Undercover Cops
    Wizardry V - Heart of the Maelstrom
    Wonder Project J - Kikai no Shounen Pino
    Wrecking Crew '98
    X-Men - Mutant Apocalypse
    Ys III - Wanderers from Ys
    Ys IV - Mask of the Sun
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho - Tokubetsu Hen
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2 - Kakutou no Shou
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final - Makai Saikyou Retsuden
    Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel

    *Last updated on 2010-12-05 - post 15

    Special thanks to Bitbyte and dice.


    Keep voting guys, don't forget about the other essentials lists and most of all: have fun playing the games listed here.

    P.S.: Constructive criticism is always welcome!
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  2. gamerjr

    gamerjr GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    United States
    Uniracers +1
  3. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

    Mar 27, 2010
    United States
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ogre Battle!
  4. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

    Mar 14, 2009
    Lazytown, yarr
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario All-stars
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    that's all the good SNES games I've played.
    I need to get back into the SNES.
  5. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List updated. Keep 'em coming! [​IMG]
  6. Okami Wolfen

    Okami Wolfen GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    United States
    Zelda: A Link to the Past.

    Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI.

    Super Metroid.

    Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu and Thracia 776.

    Chrono Trigger.

    And of course, Super Mario World.
  7. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List updated.
  8. Balee56

    Balee56 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Chrono Trigger
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars
    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid
    Final Fantasy III (US)
    Killer Instinct
    Kirby Super Star
    Mega Man X
    Mega Man X2
    Mega Man X3
    Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W - Endless Duel
    Street Fighter II Turbo - Hyper Fighting
    U.N. Squadron
    Final Fight
    Final Fight 3
  9. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    list updated
  10. logical thinker

    logical thinker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2008
    Final Fight
    Street Fighter 2 Turbo
    Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars
    Super Mario World
    Top Gear
    Top Gear 2
  11. MFDC12

    MFDC12 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 12, 2007
    United States
    +1 super metroid

    best snes game imo [​IMG]

    +1 clock tower
    that game is damn creepy even on the snes!

    +1 a link to the past
  12. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    The list is up to date.
  13. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Lack of Jelly Boy makes me sad....

    seriously, the guy can turn into a hammer and smack enemies in the face. That's awesome. especially if like me you get it boxed with manual on ebay for 99p [​IMG]
  14. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 18, 2005
    Metroid Legacy is a Super Metroid hack. It is a great one! It's so good it could be Super Metroid 2. Everyone who likes Super Metroid should play it!

    My votes:
    Obviously Super Metroid and Legacy
    Super Mario RPG
    Super Mario World
    Yoshi's Island
    Super Mario All-Stars
    Contra 3
    Super Turrican
    Tiny Toons
    Castlevania IV
    Mortal Kombat 2 and 3
    Chrono Trigger
    All DKCs
    Super Mario Kart

    Ah, memories...
  15. AsPika2219

    AsPika2219 Pikachu going beach!

    Jun 17, 2010
    Cats City
    Sim City and Sim City 2000 is my best games for creating buildings!

    Bahamut Lagoon is the best strategies games!
  16. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List updated. Thanks SpaceJump for the info on Metroid Legacy!

    Also @SpaceJump: Which Tiny Toons game did you mean?
  17. RchUncleSkeleton

    RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    California, USA
    I Vote:

    Chrono Trigger
    Donkey Kong Country
    E.V.O The Search for Eden
    Final Fight
    Goof Troop
    Joe & Mac(Caveman Ninja)
    Kirby's Dreamland 3
    Kirby Super Star
    Legend of the Mystical Ninja
    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
    Mega Man X
    Rock N' Roll Racing
    Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
    Sunset Riders
    Super Bonk
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid
    Super Off-Road(The original...not that god awful "The Baja" one)
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes IV: Turtles in Time
    Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose
    Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    those are the games I had most fun with as a kid and still have fun with to this day!
  18. amosmyn

    amosmyn Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Chrono Trigger
    Contra III
    Super Punch-Out!!
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario World 2
    Super Kaizo Mario 2 (Hack)
    Super Mario RPG
    Mega Man X2
    Mega Man X
    Mega Man 7
    Prince of Persia
    Secret of Mana
    Donkey Kong Country 2
    Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past
    Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
  19. Atomglow

    Atomglow Newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    Gambia, The
    Donkey Kong Country 1 + 2
    Yoshis Island
    Super Street Fighter 2 The World Warrior
    Stunt Race

    I've much more favourite games, but I like this ones best.
  20. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    I'll throw some votes at:
    Actraiser 1 & 2
    Soul Blazer
    Star Fox
    E.V.O. Search for Eden
    Final Fantasy 2 & 3 (USA numbering)
    Contra 3
    TMNT 4 turtles in time

    I'd also like to nominate Drakken and Lagoon since I did not see them in any part of the list. There are more, but I'll let them for another time.