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25 Years Later: The Top 50 SNES Games 25 Years Later: The Top 50 SNES Games
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You might not believe it, but it's absolutely true: the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or the SNES, for short, is now old enough to have serious regrets about its life, and if you're old enough ...
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25 Years Later: The Top 50 SNES Games

You might not believe it, but it’s absolutely true: the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or the SNES, for short, is now old enough to have serious regrets about its life, and if you’re old enough to have had one of these wee grey boxes in your living room, then you’re probably even older.
Inspiring stuff right? In all seriousness, though, the SNES is certainly one of the all-time greats in the console department and what better way to celebrate 25 years with it, along with its incredibly established gaming library, then to double it up and go for a top 50.
We gathered together some of our best and brightest to help us celebrate, and we hope you’ll join us too!

Super NES 25 Years Later and Why It Remains Nintendo’s Best Console

Twenty-five years ago this month, the Super NES was unleashed in North America on August 23. While the console had previously been available to Japanese and Korean customers a year prior, the move to North America was a significant one. Since its 1991 arrival stateside, the console has gone on to become one of the most beloved and popular machines in gaming history thanks to its wide assortment of iconic games that continue to inspire gamers and developers to this day. The Super NES helped solidify Nintendo’s position as a leading game console and video game maker worldwide and more importantly, it represented a whole new approach to the console business. Two and a half decades later, the Super NES has aged like a fine wine and still remains my personal favourite video game system of all time.

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