All About The Super Nintendo (SNES) System & Games [Classic Edition Too]


Also known as the Super Famicom (in Japan), the SNES is a 16-bit home video gaming system released in the U.S. in 1991. For Nintendo, this was a big deal at the time and it sold just under 52 million consoles. Another huge success!

I remember challenging my brother to a game of Super Mario World and Street Fighter II like it was yesterday. The SNES version of Street Fighter II blew away the Sega Genesis version by a long shot. It was so close to the arcade version it was unbelievable at the time.

My personal favorite games include Zelda: A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Street Fighter II, Final Fight Guy and Super Mario World.

The six-button controller that came with the SNES was ingenious, especially for playing Street Fighter.

Full article from Wikipedia: Super Nintendo SNES System

Link to my entire Nintendo guide: Scotty’s Kick-Ass Nintendo Guide

Super Nintendo Classic Edition

Nintendo released the Super NES Classic Edition at the end of September 2017 worldwide. There will be three regions for it, and it will have a slightly different selection of games depending on the region.

There’s already backlash about scalpers and a possible shortage. But the good news is that Nintendo is being up front this time about it being a limited run that will discontinue at the end of the year 2017. I hope they pump out at least 10 million units!

Here’s a quick overview of the games that are included. And NO just like the NES Classic you won’t be able to download updates, games or play cartridges on it.

Here are the 30 Games that are included in the U.S. version

Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III, F-Zero, Kirby, Super Star, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X
Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Star Fox 2 Previously unreleased, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars,
Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Super Metroid, EarthBound, Kirby’s Dream Course, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Punch-Out!

It’s going to come with two control pads instead of just one. And the cords will have a length of 5 feet instead of 3 feet. So far this is looking really good, and the two-player action games like Street Fighter II will play like a dream with an original SNES Control Pad.

Super Nintendo SNES Online Videos

Nintendo released an awesome commercial for the SNES Classic Edition. Wow! It brings back memories for sure.

Gaming Historian produced an excellent video about the SNES 2.

Here’s an Original Super Nintendo commercial from the early 1990’s.

Super Nintendo SNES Game List

Complete List of Nintendo SNES Games From Wikipedia

The SNES Games I find the most fun to collect are:

  • ActRaiser
  • Adventures of Batman and Robin
  • Aladdin
  • Animaniacs
  • Batman Forever or Returns
  • Battletoads and Double Dragon The Ultimate Team
  • Battletoads In Battlemaniacs
  • Captain America and the Avengers
  • Castlevania Dracula
  • Castlevania Dracula X
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Contra III The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2 & 3
  • Doom Troopers
  • E.V.O
  • Earthbound
  • Earthworm Jim
  • EVO the Search for Eden
  • F-Zero
  • Final Fantasy 2 & 3
  • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
  • Final Fight 1 & 2 & 3
  • Final Fight Guy
  • Harvest Moon
  • Illusion of Gaia
  • Killer Instinct
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Avalanche
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Kirby’s Superstar
  • Knights of the Round
  • Mario Paint
  • Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man Soccer
  • Mega Man X & X2 & X3
  • Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 & 3 & Ultimate
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • NBA Jam
  • Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
  • Nintendo Campus Challenge 1992
  • Nintendo Powerfest 1994
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
  • Pac in Time
  • Paperboy 2
  • Pilotwings
  • RoboCop Vs. Terminator
  • Secret of Evermore
  • Secret of Mana
  • Shadowrun
  • Simpsons Barts Nightmare
  • Spider-Man X-Men: Arcade’s Revenge
  • Spiderman Maximum Carnage
  • Star Fox
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Street Fighter II
  • Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Street Fighter II, Super
  • Strike Gunner STG
  • Sunset Riders
  • Super Adventure Island II
  • Super Bomberman 1 & 2
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Double Dragon
  • Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2 Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out
  • Super Star Wars
  • Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
  • Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • Tecmo Super Bowl 1 & 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV Turtles in Time
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
  • Terminator
  • T2: The Arcade Game Terminator 2
  • Tetris and Dr. Mario
  • The Flintstones Treasure of the Sierra Madrock
  • The Jetsons Invasion of the Planet Pirates
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show Buckeroos
  • Toy Story
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Wolverine Ad. Rage
  • X-Men Mutant Apocalypse
  • Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors