picking the 30 best SNES games... that weren't made by Nintendo, Square, Capcom and Konami



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...

    Never played it, probably doesn't hold up at all but it was the origin of my favorite franchise ever and besides I can't think of many games from that time that I actually played that are not from those companies



  • UN Squadron- one of the few decent shooters on the system.



  • @FutureCorpse True enough, although UN Squadron is also a Capcom game so we can't add it to the list :)

    current list:

    1. Soul Blazer
    2. Shin Megami Tensei If...


  • @Chocobop Forgot Capcom made that. I'll go Super R-Type.



  • Mortal Kombat 2 has gotta be on the list. 1&3 are also good candidates for the list.



  • current list:

    Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers

    We need a brawler. A brawler of brothers will do.



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V

    One of the best DQ games, so why not?



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser

    Loved the blend of town-building "sim" and action game, all rolled into one.



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon

    Never played this one, but everybody loves Harvest Moon, and I've heard this one is great



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne

    Still have this cart. Love it.



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    NBA Jam

    Perfect game for a quick, competitive session. Gotta love that announcer.



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    Terranigma

    Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet, second best RPG for me after FFVI on the system



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    Terranigma
    Shadowrun

    Ambition! Probably one of the "darker" SNES games.


  • Global Moderator

    Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    Terranigma
    Shadowrun
    Super Star Wars

    loved this game asa kid, even though it being hard I enjoyed it a lot



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    NBA Jam
    Terranigma
    Shadowrun
    Super Star Wars
    Earthworm Jim 2

    Sure, the humor is quintessential 90s stuff, but there was amazing level variety that made this game a blast to play. It improved upon the first in just about every way, and I still enjoy a quick playthrough now and again.



  • Gotta add some Gemfire love. A very nice and enjoyable strategy/tactics game by Koei. One of my favorites in the genre.

    Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    NBA Jam
    Terranigma
    Shadowrun
    Super Star Wars
    Earthworm Jim 2
    Gemfire



  • Soul Blazer
    Shin Megami Tensei If...
    Super R-Type
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Brawl Brothers
    Lufia 2
    Dragon Quest V
    ActRaiser
    Harvest Moon
    Blackthorne
    NBA Jam
    Terranigma
    Shadowrun
    Super Star Wars
    Earthworm Jim 2
    Gemfire
    Lost Vikings

    Much like Blackthorne, in a few ways, but it was part of a whole sub-genre of adventure/puzzle games I loved on SNES.



  • Lost Vikings is a game I always think is underrated when I see top 20/top 100 lists. I feel it's an easy top 15 contender for best SNES games, and compared to my other favorites I don't even think of my appreciation as particularly out of the ordinary.