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  Rendering Ranger  
 

Rendering Ranger must be one of the most impressive games for the SNES at simply throwing masses of action around the screen, half the stuff in this game has to be seen to be believed! the actual game play isn't quite as impressive but the game is still certainly a lot of fun, though to be fair nowhere near good enough to warrant the extortionate prices it goes for on Ebay. Still if you manage to find a copy cheap then don't hesitate to grab it fast.

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  Street Racer  
 

Street Racer is a Super Mario Kart clone which actually manages to outdo its source material in certain areas, firstly and most importantly it has a full screen display for single player, and secondly it sports a 4 player simultaneous mode, unfortunately the game play isn't quite up to Mario Kart par but its extra features and game modes help to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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  Umihara Kawase  
 

An import only platformer with strong puzzle elements, Umihara's game play centers around the use of a grappling hook to navigate around cleverly designed levels

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  Rainbow Bell Adventures  
 

Playing kind of like a cross between Rocket Knight Adventures and Sonic the Hedgehog, Rainbow Bell Adventures stands as one of the best of the unknown gems on the SNES, with over the top cutesy graphics, a cool variety of power ups taken from the Pop N' Twinbee series (this is an offshoot of that series after all) and some excellently designed levels, Rainbow Bell Adventures is definitely a game worth checking out.

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  Super Tennis  
 

A great Tennis sim which got every thing right and had a nice cartoony style for the graphics.

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  Sim City  
 

Who would have thought that creating your own city could be as much fun as this? the game contains loads of depth and addictive replayability, and the SNES version also contained a very welcome tutorial.

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  UN Squadron  
 

An old arcade classic that gained a new lease of life and popularity on the SNES, UN Squadron is pretty much your standard shmup fare but it was all realized so well that the game became somewhat of an arcade classic. Capcom also generously added a bunch of new options and features to the SNES version to keep it fresh

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  Kirby Super Star/Kirby's Fun Pak  
 

This game just did so much stuff right, it worked and improved upon the core Kirby game play, had a great 2-player mode, and some really over the top set pieces. Its just a shame that the game is so short and easy that its over quite quickly, if not it would've definitely scored higher.

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  Zombies Ate My Neighbours/Zombies  
 

Zombies is a very fun horror themed top down shmup, where the aim is to shoot the zombies and save the hostages, it plays kind of like a light hearted take on the old Sega game Alien Syndrome.

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  Troddlers  
 

Puzzle game which is basically a cross between Lemmings and Solomon's Key, in it you create blocks to move around and to lead the little troddlers to the exit before the time limit is up. It contains great graphics and music, and some cool two player modes thrown in for good measure.

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  Pilotwings  
 

Nintendo somehow actually managed to make flight sims fun for the mainstream gamer with this mission based classic that set the scene perfectly for the later, even better N64 sequel.

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  Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen  
 

A strategy RPG strangely enough named after a couple of Queen's (the rock band) songs. The game contains a lot of interesting features such as the way your characters alignments changes depending on how the game is played, as well as passage of time between night and day.

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  Uni Rally/Uni Racers  
 

Really fast, unique and fun racing game that's excellent on multi-player. You get a 3rd person side-on view of a uni-cycle which you control as it speed up and down hills and around loops, every time you successfully pull off a stunt you get a speed boost whilst bad landings slow you down.

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  Jungle Strike  
  The Strike series always contained an excellent combination of strategy elements and classy action, the second game includes more missions, refined game play and a much better graphical variation between levels compared to the original.
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  Sparkster  
 

Here the SNES was blessed with an iteration of one of the Mega Drive's most popular series' of action games, this being the unofficial third game in the Rocket Knight Adventures series. Sparkster plays very much like the original game but with much more emphasis on speed and action.

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  Secret of Evermore  
 

Not to be confused with the series of games made famous by Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore was made by a completely different team of people based in the US, and to an extent it shows as the game has a very American style plot, this isn't really a bad thing though as it really helps to give Secret of Evermore a certain amount of unique flavour of its own.

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  The Firemen  
 

Think of your usual top down shooter and then replace the enemies with spreading fire instead and you'll pretty have a good idea of what The Firemen is about, an extremely well put together game with a great style with fun game play throughout.

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  Harvest Moon  
 

The first game in the long running, and still popular series of farming simulation RPG's. You spend most of the game tending your farm and attempting to get married and have children, its honestly a lot more fun than it sounds!

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  Cybernator  
  A member of the Assaults Suit series (like Target Earth on Mega Drive) Cybernator has an excellent mix of action and exploration, the levels are quite open and must be carefully searched if you want to power up your mech properly, leading to the game containing a bit more depth than the average platforming action game.
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  Pocky and Rocky 2  
 

Happily the SNES' relative lack of quality shoot-em-ups didn't extend to the top down variety as this, along with many others stand as some of the best of the era. Tons of fun, Pocky and Rocky is is a fast and frenetic game with a lot of charm, the graphics are some of the best for the SNES and the game play very well judged.

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