Final Fight - Nintendo Games

Final Fight - Final Fight was one of the classic side-scrolling beat-em-up games. While the genre has all but disappeared now, it was a prominent type of game in the early 1990s. Final Fight was one of the best of these
games and was designed by some of the same designers who worked on Street Fighter II. Unfortunately, the game only has a single player mode, but if you like side-scrolling fighting games, it's still a great game that was designed by some of the same designers who worked on Street Fighter II. There were two sequels that allowed two-players at the same time, but I always liked this one the best.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - This was one of the later fighting games released for the Super Nintendo and I always thought that it was way under rated. It takes the same great game play of the original Super Mario World and improves on it by adding new features and much improved graphics. Players control Yoshi—and not Mario—and are required to learn a number of unique moves. Unlike Super Mario World, you have to play all of the games levels in order.

Donkey Kong Country - Donkey Kong Country—and its sequels—were incredibly popular side-scrolling platform games that are some of the best Super Nintendo games of all time. If you have played a Super Nintendo before, it is quite likely that you have played—and loved—this game. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, it remains just as fun to this day. While the graphics—which were highly innovative at the time—seem a bit dated, it was one of the first home video game titles to feature pre-rendered 3D graphics.

Madden 95 - There were a number of Madden football games released for the Super Nintendo, but this one stands out in my mind as the best. It's a great adaptation of football that makes for one of the best sports games of all time. It's certainly the best sports game available for the Super Nintendo.

Super Mario Kart - Mario games dominated this list, but that's entirely due to the fact that they provide hours of game play with a high replay value. Super Mario Kart is quite simply one of the best Super Nintendo games ever. It has great a great split screen multi-player mode that makes for a ton of fun along with impressive graphics. While some of the tracks are painfully difficult, it's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't enjoy this game.

That's it—that is my list of the top 10 Super Nintendo games of all time. To be sure, there were more that could have been included. So many great shooting games were released for the console that it's hard to narrow them down—even a decade after the console was in its prime.