The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a gaming legend and a retro favourite, even to this day. The 16-bit console was pretty revolutionary back in the 1990s, especially thanks to the Mode 7 matrix that allowed developers to create a pseudo-3D effect in games; the unique style and design of these games is still pretty awesome to look at today.
Of course, a console is only as good as the games released on it, and thankfully, the SNES has one of the best game libraries ever seen. In fact, at least four or five titles on the system could still be regarded as some of the best games ever made. There's obviously a number of great first-party titles, created and released by Nintendo themselves, but surprisingly, some of the best SNES games came from third-party development teams; Square (now Square Enix) were particularly proficient during this period.
With hundreds and hundreds of great games to choose from, it's a daunting task to pick and choose which to play. The thirty SNES games featured in this article are the cream of the crop - the games that simply must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. The great thing is, for those without access to a SNES, many of these titles are available in their original form on the Wii/Wii U Virtual Console - there's very little excuse not to try these genuine gaming classics out.
30. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
A Link To The Past might not be as fondly remembered by the masses as younger siblings Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask but it absolutely deserves to be.
The greatest of the 2D Zelda games, A Link To The Past does so many things right: the design of the dungeons ensures they challenge without ever frustrating, the bosses are immensely satisfying to defeat, the combat is simple but effective and Hyrule looks absolutely glorious - colourful, vibrant and ripe for exploring.
Even to this day, some of the world's greatest minds are struggling to understand how Nintendo managed to squeeze this breath-takingly huge adventure into a tiny SNES cart.