Did you just buy a new SNES console and are looking for some action? If your answer is yes, then you have just stumbled upon the perfect place as we are about to discuss some of the best SNES games for action lovers.
Nintendo has provided us with some of the best titles for action games. Since the title range is so extensive, it can be difficult finding your way through them. But don’t worry, as this article will help you find the seven best SNES games for action lovers.
Take a quick glance at our list:
- Mega Man X2
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV – Turtles in Time
- Sunset Riders
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors
- Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble
Let’s get started.
1. Mega Man X2
Mega Man X2, also known as the Rockman X2, is an action-packed video game designed for the SNES and was released on December 16, 1994. The game takes place in the near future where humans have started to coexist with intelligent robots known as “Reploids,” The problem arises when some of these robots start going “Maverick” and threatening daily life.
Your job is to take the role of the android protagonist X, known as the “Maverick Hunter,” who has already saved the world from the evil stigma six months ago. The game is set in the same fashion as the previous Mega Man game. The players have to take control of X and clear eight side-scrolling stages according to their own choice.
The main character comes with the initial abilities of jumping, running, dashing forward, scaling walls, and firing his arm cannon called the “X-Buster.” Players can also pick up additional power-ups that grant them extra lives and charge their weapons on each level.
The audience has received it well and can be played by anyone above ten. The game is currently available at a discounted price on our Retro vGames Store at just $234.00.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV – Turtles in Time is an arcade game developed by Konami and released for the SNES in 1992. The game is available for the arcades in two to four-player modes.
The game begins with the turtles watching a news report from April O’Neil on their TV. Suddenly Krang appears with his gigantic body in the background and steals the Statue of Liberty. Afterward, Shredder appears and starts taunting them.
The turtles chase after the Shredder but instead get caught in his time trap. Now they have to fight their way through all these time periods so that they can return back home and defeat Shredder and Krang.
The game follows its predecessors in terms of gameplay. The turtles can jump, attack, run and use various combos to defeat their opponents. The only difference is that this time each turtle has a different special attack that they can use during battles.
Anyone above the age of twelve can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames and is available for just $94.97.
Sunset Riders is a side-scrolling action-packed shooter game developed by Konami and released for the SNES in 1993. The game follows the life of a bounty hunter that lives in the American Old West and is trying to get rewards that have been offered for various criminals.
The game provides four playable characters and can be played by up to four players simultaneously. The game’s main objective is to defeat an outlaw gang at eight different levels. In the end, each level has a strong boss character, which the players have to beat to move to the next stage. The game also provides different bonus items and Power-ups that can be picked up by defeating specific bandits, opening sacks on the ground, and opening doorways.
Anyone above the age of twelve can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames store and is available for just $171.82.
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is a side-scrolling action game developed by Capcom and released for the SNES in 1991. It is the third game in the Ghouls ‘n Ghosts series and the first non-arcade game.
The story revolves around Knight Arthur, who is on a mission to save Princess Guinevere and the Kingdom from the evil emperor. Emperor Sardius has cast an evil spell to revive the Ghost Realm and put the life of the public in danger.
The game comprises eight different stages, and four of these stages have two separate sections. Arthur has to make his way through each stage fighting various ghouls before finally facing the Foul Guardians guarding the gates to the following levels.
The game is rated PG-10 and is available at a discounted price of $44.21 at our Retro vGames Store.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is an action-packed run and gun game developed by LucasArts and released for the SNES in 1993.
The game is highly influenced by the movies and depicts certain scenes and aspects of horror movies into the game. The story starts with a mad scientist, Dr. Tongue, who has created different monsters and released them in the open.
The game revolves around two playable characters, Zeke and Julie, trying to rescue their titular neighbors from the zombies. Two players can play the game simultaneously, each taking hold of one of the playable characters. The players can pick up different weapons and powerups to aid them during their struggle to rescue their neighbors.
Anyone above the age of twelve can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames store and is available for just $91.18.
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is an action game developed by LucasArts and released as a SNES game in 1994. It is the final part of the Super Star trilogy and is based on the Return of the Jedi movie.
The game closely follows the standard set of the first two games from the Super Star Wars series. It provides multiple playable characters and identical controls to the last installment.
Even though the plot follows the movie’s story, multiple changes have accommodated the gameplay. It included characters fighting their way from one scene to another by confronting different enemies. In addition to the familiar characters, the game has also included a few new playable characters, including Leia and Wicket.
It can be played by anyone above twelve and is available at a discounted price of $48.94 at our Retro vGames Store.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble was developed by Rare and released for the SNES in 1996. It is the sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest and the third installment in the Donkey Kong Series.
The game revolves around Dixie Kong and her Cousin Kiddy Kong that have to rescue Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong from King K. Rool. Now the two cousins have to make their way through eight stages which comprise a complete 48 levels. Many of the game elements are taken from the old game, such as barrels, DK coins, animal helpers, and multiplayer mode.
The game is rated PG-10 and is available at a discounted price of $38.68 at our Retro vGames.
FAQs Regarding SNES
Now let’s answer some of the most asked questions
We can not declare a single game to be the best, but some of the best SNES games include:
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars1
4. Contra III: The Alien Wars
5. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
6. Super Mario World
7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8. Street Fighter 2: Turbo
9. Secret of Mana
10. Donkey Kong Country
The is a gap between the demand and supply for the SNES consoles, so a small portion of retailers are taking advantage of this situation by stocking the SNES consoles to increase their prices.
Some of the most underrated SNES games include:
1. Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
2. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
3. The Adventures of Batman and Robin
4. The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
5. Aero the Acrobat
6. Saturday Night Slam Masters
7. Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures
8. The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Yes, the Super Mario RPG is available and can be played on the SNES classic consoles.
The newer models of the Nintendo consoles lacked the button to push out the cartridge, so they had to switch to a different cartridge style so that people could easily grip it and pull it out of the console.
Countless new action titles are released every year, but they still can’t replace the joy and memories these old retro consoles have built for gamers. We hope that our list has helped you find some of the best SNES games for action lovers.It doesn’t matter which game you may end up choosing, and there will always be a discount available for our readers on the Retro vGames store.