While the best SNES games of all time can not hold a candle graphically to the games released these days, they hold up and often excel in the gameplay department. The key factor to the best SNES games of all time is that they are all based around fun gameplay. Story was not pushed during the SNES days like it is now. The best SNES games of all time are often simply more fun than games today. Anyone interested in a bit of retro fun should definitely try out these best SNES games of all time.
- "Super Mario World." Every Nintendo console's version of Mario just happens to be some of the best games of all time on their respective systems, and "Super Mario World" for the SNES is no exception. This is one of the best SNES games of all time simply for the amazing gameplay. It builds off of "Super Mario Bros. 3" for the NES and polishes everything. From the tight controls to the fantastic jumping physics, this game is just a blast time play. The story is easily ignored; Mario must save the Princess as always. The levels, ranging from a chocolate valley to ghost ships under the sea, are all fantastic examples of platform design. Due to the sheer amount of fun and replay ability, "Super Mario World" is one of the best SNES games of all time.
- "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past." As with Mario games, every "Zelda" game on a Nintendo console is the best the system has to offer. "A Link to the Past," again much like Mario, takes the classic gameplay from the first "Zelda" game on the NES and expands on the idea with tons of polish. The story is simple, with Link trying to save Princess Zelda and stop Gannon. The gameplay is fantastic. You basically crawl around extremely well planned dungeons, searching for keys and items to defeat bosses. The open world design just adds to the fun factor of this game. It is fun just heading out on your own, not knowing what to expect, and that is why "A Link to the Past" is one of the best SNES games of all time.
- "Super Metroid." "Super Metroid" is absolutely one of the best games the SNES has to offer. The gameplay is based around exploration; you run around an alien world, finding powerups that eventually let you get into different areas of the map. It can be quite confusing. You really need to pay attention to what items you have and remember areas that required new items to reach, such as super missile doors. The story is easily forgotten, focusing on Samus responding to a distress signal on an alien planet. The gameplay is where this game shines. With tons of weapons, as well as gigantic boss battles, Super Metroid is definitely one of the best SNES games of all time.