14 Best SNES Games You Might Have Missed

The little grey beast had more to it than Mario and Zelda.


Back in the '90s, Sega and Nintendo dominated the console market for a large portion of it.

Sega may have had its Sonic's and Streets of Rage's, but Nintendo had the most diverse collection of games. The Megadrive favoured the darker, edgier games (take Mortal Kombat for example, compared to its SNES counterpart), whilst Nintendo were seen more as the "kid friendly" console. But that's not strictly true, as you'll see on this list.

Series mascots like Mario, Link and Samus all added a sequel or two to their belts on the SNES, whilst series' like F-Zero and Starwing made their respective debuts.

But what about the unsung heroes? What about the adventures to save the real world from a giant comet, or a beat 'em up featuring mutant amphibians? Or defending the neighbourhood from the undead?

So stick on those retro-tinted nostalgia goggles, and let's go digging through some of the Super Nintendo's missed hits:

14. Cannon Fodder

Sensible Software

Nowadays you can throw a stone and find any number of "PC vs console" arguments online, but when Cannon Fodder released on the Amiga and other home consoles, nobody cared.

It had its differences between versions, like the instrumental version of the intro (compared to the Amiga's vocal version), which is equally brilliant.

But the gameplay itself was such an original idea at the time. Taking your small squadron of small soldiers through skirmishes across varying terrains and trying not to get picked off was both hilarious and challenging. Machine guns, grenades, rockets and all kinds of vehicles were a great addition to the wacky wartime antics.

An in-game promotional system that ranked your men up after each mission was a great incentive to keep them alive, as was the monument hill of perma-death at each mission start screen.

It was a great little slice of what Amiga players were up treated to, courtesy of Sensible Software's genius.

When you're done with this list, go and check out the theme tune. Guaranteed ear worm for the day.


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