The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also commonly known as the Super Nintendo or SNES, is Nintendo's second home console, its predecessor being the Nintendo Entertainment System. The console reached major success in its years and still remains one of the best-selling systems to date.
The system was a great pastime as well as inspiration to other consoles. The console consists of 16-bit graphics, starting the "birth" of the generation of video games. More graphical enhancements are Mode 7 graphics, as shown in the popular racing game F-Zero, and "polygon" 3-D looking graphics, as shown in the popular shooter Star Fox. In most parts of Asia, the system is known as the Super Famicom.
Some of the most popular and inspirational titles in gaming have appeared on the SNES. The most popular are:
- Super Metroid
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Mario World
- Donkey Kong Country
- Mother 2 (EarthBound)
- Super Mario Kart
- Star Fox
- Final Fantasy VI
- Secret of Mana
- Mega Man X
- Consolidated Sales Transition by Region, Nintendo of Japan (PHP)