SNES: My top five favourite games

Hi everyone,

Today I’d like to present my top five favourite games for the awesome SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) console. πŸ™‚

There are so many excellent games for this platform, so it was incredibly hard to pick just five titles, but I managed it in the end.

Here’s the list:

The cover of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES (taken from Neko Random Blog)
The cover of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES (taken from http://oldschoolgameblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/donkeykongcountry-snes.jpg?w=300)

1. Donkey Kong Country (Rare) (1994)

This is a cool platform game that even sports a two-player mode. The graphics are well made and full of detail. The music and sound-effects are atmospheric and contributes to the overall gaming experience. Lot’s of secrets and bonuses to discover and a wide variety of levels and enemies. This is one of the best platformers I’ve ever played.. definitely my number one favourite on the SNES.

Never played it you say?

Well.. the game is just as good today as it was back in the middle of the 90’s, so please consider trying it out as soon as possible. πŸ˜‰

The cover of Super Mario World on the SNES (taken from Wii MMGN)
The cover of Super Mario World on the SNES (taken from http://www.listosaurusrex.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/snes_super_marioworld.jpg)

2. Super Mario World (Nintendo) (1990)

This Mario game is epic. It is large and takes a good deal of time to play through. Once you’ve finished the game, you’ll want to try it again to discover all the secrets on the different levels. I’ve spent hours playing this game and had a lot of fun. Mario can’t get any better than this in my opinion. πŸ˜‰

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (taken from http://ocremix.org/game/48/donkey-kong-country-2-diddys-kong-quest-snes)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (taken from http://ocremix.org/game/48/donkey-kong-country-2-diddys-kong-quest-snes)

3. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (Rare) (1995)

Another awesome platform game. A true classic just like its predecessor. This sequel adds new stuff like Kremcoins and a cool Pirate theme. Love it.

The cover of Super Mario Kart for the SNES (taken from http://dazcooke.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/snes-boxart.jpg?w=300&h=209&resize=299%2C209)
The cover of Super Mario Kart for the SNES (taken from http://dazcooke.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/snes-boxart.jpg?w=300&h=209)

4. Super Mario Kart (Nintendo) (1992)

Fast and furious racer with a good multiplayer mode. Lot’s of fun! The game is easy to learn, but it takes practice to become a master in the art of Nintendo kart racing. πŸ˜‰ If you’re looking for some good, old multiplayer fun, then this is a fine game to try. Can also be fun in single player mode.

The cover of Super Street Fighter 2 for the SNES (taken from The cover of Super Mario Kart for the SNES (taken from http://www.gamepro.com/games/snes/161031/super-street-fighter-ii/)
The cover of Super Street Fighter 2 for the SNES (taken from The cover of Super Mario Kart for the SNES (taken from http://www.gamepro.com/games/snes/161031/super-street-fighter-ii/)

5. Super Street Fighter 2 (Capcom) (1993)

I’m a big fan of the Amiga and I still use two machines actively. I must, however, admit that the version of Super Street Fighter 2 for the SNES kicks the ass of the Amiga conversion. It is much, much faster and smoother. The graphics look better too. This makes this version of the game more playable. πŸ™‚ I was tempted to include Mortal Kombat in the top five here, but my choice fell on Super Street Fighter 2 – after all, it has a certain kind of atmosphere that Mortal Kombat can’t match in my opinion.

These are my top five favourite games for the SNES. As I said in the beginning of this post, it was very hard to pick just five games. I’ve therefore decided to give a honorable mention to those that came close (but not close enough) to be included. These games are as follows:

Mortal Kombat (Midway) (so close, but beaten by Super Street Fighter 2..)

Gradius III (Konami) (powerful shoot’em up from Konami)

Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble (Rare)

Final Fight (Capcom)

All of these are excellent games and well worth checking out if you’re interested in the SNES. πŸ™‚

What are your favourite games for the SNES? Maybe some of mine are on your list as well? πŸ™‚ Hope to hear from you.

31 comments

  1. Cool. I got a SNES but it is at my parents. I only get one game, R-TYPE II. I am working on a top games list that will change over time. What might be at nr 1 could be at nr 6 a month later. I could never do a fixed games list.

  2. Street Fighter Alpha 2 whoops Super Streetfighter II’s butt. I never liked the Donkey Kong games but the rest I can agree with. My list would have to include Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid & Secret of Mana as well.

  3. Somehow I missed out on the SNES Donkey Kong games, but there’s no question that Super Mario World and Mario Kart are fantastic. I’m a big fan of the Tetris & Dr. Mario cartridge, too, as it has both of my favorite puzzle games combined together. Nice list.

  4. I think my list would be

    1) Final Fantasy 6
    2) Zelda
    3) Super Mario World
    4) Donkey Kong Country 2
    5) Super Smash TV.

    I love Fallout 2, and I’d put FF6 above that in overall games.

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