The golden age of the Super Nintendo! was the best-selling video game system in the world with more than 39 million units, even in the 32-bit era, Super Nintendo systems remained the leading console in the market making a resounding success, with a release date in America in 1991 and the end of its production was until 1996. A total of 794 games were officially released for the console, many became popular over time; Among them, these were the 15 best-selling games:

15.- Pilot Wings,

Year: 1990

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Simulator

Copies sold: 2 million approx.

It was Nintendo’s key piece to attract public attention by offering the first 3D title at the launch of the console, making you feel the experience of unlimited free flight, using for the first time the graphic processing called “mode 7” taking flat surfaces and capture them in the background at any angle, the game tries to pilot your ship doing stunts, it is not so fun but the visual appeal is what captivated the audience.

14.- Chrono trigger

Year: 1995

Developer: Square Soft

Genre: RPG

Copies Sold: 2.7 million approx.

SquareSoft’s masterpiece, with an action-packed story, is about the search for a boy who travels through history and time, a pretty good RPG for his time with almost flawless pacing.

Chrono Trigger has 13 endings, those responsible for developing the game are in the hands of three of Japan’s most legendary creators – Yuji Hori (Dragon Quest), Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) and Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), the epic saga de Square reached almost the end of the life of the SNES, at present it is considered a rare game and you can find the cartridge at a value above $ 3,000 pesos.

13.- F-Zero

Year: 1990

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Racing

Copies Sold: 2.85 million approx.

One of the classic space racing launch titles better known as F-Zero, using “mode 7” graphic processing which simulated a 3D environment, rotating a flat image, a high-speed racing title with a variety to choose from. between speed, better handling, and endurance. Is it worth playing? For sure! F-Zero offers great playability, excellent sound, and a great deal of challenge on the tracks.

12.- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

Year: 1996

Developer: Rareware, Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: 2.89 million approx.

The last game closing the Donkey trilogy, was one of the last titles to come out of Super Nintendo, reducing it much attention since the novelty in the market was the Nintendo 64, you will find more varied environments than previous titles, a new character and a number of more extensive and deep search with many hours of fun.

11.- Killer instinct

Year: 1995

Developer: Rareware

Genre: Fighting

Copies sold: 3.2 million approx.

An excellent 3D pre-rendered fighting title instead of sprites, with an innovative round system in which by reducing the opponent’s first life bar, the next round starts with no opportunity to fill our life bar, good character design, variety of brutal combos for each character with their finishing moves, great gameplay with unique graphics and excellent sound, making a pretty good game. Every fan of the game must have it in their collection

10.- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

Year: 1995

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: 4 million approx.

It is the sequel to Super Mario World, it is a platform title through 48 levels and 6 worlds in order to rescue baby Luigi and reunite the brothers. With a hand-drawn visual style, it is played differently than all other Mario games, defining Yoshi as a character. Yoshi Island has great puzzles, powerups, and impressive level bosses that will make you have a good time.

9.- Star Fox

Year: 1993

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Shooter, Action

Copies sold: 4 million approx.

One of the flagships of Nintendo, the game was a success highlighting its 3D graphics thanks to the Super FX graphics processor that allowed it to use three-dimensional models in polygons, this surprised us since at that time it was very rare. Star Fox is a ship shooter game where you have to shoot down your opponents, dodge attacks from your enemies and obstacles, one of the innovative things is that they gave you the option to choose your route as you progress through the levels, there are 3 routes in total and each with its level of difficulty.

8.- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Year: 1993

Developer: Capcom

Genre: Fighting

Copies sold: 4.1 million approx.

Street Fighter was truly the beginning of a huge boom for the fighting game genre and a pioneer for dozens of other franchises that still remains at the forefront, this version introduced a different palette to players, new special moves on certain characters. and received an increase in the speed of the game making it a little more fluid, in this title you can use the 8 classic characters plus the 4 bosses (Barlog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison)

7.- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Year: 1991

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Action, RPG

Copies sold: 4.61 million approx.

Perfection! It is one of the best zeldas to come out, with perfect gameplay, great levels of exploration, memorable enemies, and an excellent soundtrack that makes this title a perfect gem. This great title featured some truly tricky and ingenious puzzles, full of secrets throughout the levels, featuring some of the best dungeons in the series, and the most challenging bosses.

6.- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Year: 1995

Developer: Rareware, Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: 5 million approx.

After the resounding success of Donkey Kong Country, This time, comes the second part where Donkey Kong is captured by Kremlings, Now you take control of Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong to save his skin, in this platform title you will find dozens of beautiful and Challenging levels, collecting the famous “DK” coins very well hidden each level, it is a very good game, excellent gameplay and perfect music. The game challenges you to get 102% to be able to see the true ending, it includes many hidden stages in the game that you will require all the coins to be able to unlock them. I recommend it if you like a great challenge, you will spend hours of fun with this title.

5.- Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Year: 1992

Developer: Capcom

Genre: Fighting

Copies sold: 6.3 million approx.

The first game in the series developed by Capcom on the SNES, in this game you could only choose the 8 classic characters, the remaining 4 cannot be selected, each player with their special movements and combat techniques, impressive graphics for their time and with excellent playability.

4.- Super Mario Kart

Year: 1992

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Racing

Copies sold: 8.76 million approx

Developed by Nintendo, a racing game that revolutionized the type of gameplay! You can choose the classic Nintendo characters: Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, etc. With which you will compete on fun tracks to win the cup, with a variety of power-ups that will make the games more fun and competitive, including a multiplayer mode. Super Mario Kart became one of the best and most addictive experiences on the Super Nintendo to date.

3.- Donkey Kong Country

Year: 1994

Developer: Rareware, Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: approx. 9 million

Donkey Kong Country is a platform game with amazing 3D graphics when the first PlayStation from Sony (Japan) arrived, people began to be attracted by its modern format and 3D images, many thought that the 16-bit Super Nintendo It just wouldn’t be able to keep going, but a small company called Rare surprised us by developing such an amazing and eye-catching graphic style that no one could imagine it was actually capable of such graphics, making it the second best-selling game on the SNES.

2.- Super Mario All-Stars

Year: 1993

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: 10.5 million approx.

In short, an improved remake as is common today, a compilation of the titles that made Mario famous on the NES, the games included are Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros Lost Level (Super Mario Bros 2 Japanese version) and Super Mario Bros 3, the four games have improved 16-bit graphics and updated soundtracks to take advantage of the Super Nintendo hardware, they have a way to save the advances since the original versions did not have it, one of the better games from my point of view.

1.- Super Mario World

Year: 1990

Developer: Nintendo

Genre: Platform, Action

Copies sold: 20.6 million approx.

Launch game for the console, Super Mario World is an extensive platform adventure improving what they did on the NES with Super Mario Bros 3, although for many they do not get over it. Super Mario World has a large map full of secrets and exploration adding various types of new enemies, improved graphics, and new power-ups.

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