hardware sales charts (selling over 49 million units) like Nintendo was able to accomplish with the original NES console (over 60 million units sold) due to increased competition from the Sega Genesis, but the sheer number of quality games for the SNES was outstanding for a system that contained over 700 games in its game library.
Now these cool, killer games that I am talking about do not include such titles as Madden Football or Mortal Kombat games that every game system possessed. I am talking about the games that were exclusive to the SNES.
While Sega was raving about “blast processing,” the SNES introduced a new term to gamers – Mode 7. Mode 7 are the effects used by game developers such as sprite scaling and rotating of objects never before seen on a console before its time. Game publisher Konami was big on including Mode 7 effects in many of their key titles like Super Castlevania IV, Axelay and Contra III. Mode 7 effects are common on today’s generation of game systems, but they were revolutionary on the Super Nintendo.
The following is a list of those rare games that are true SNES classics today (some have even been remade for the Game Boy Advance, or in the case for the Chrono Trigger and