Compared to video game endings on the NES, the Super Nintendo stepped things up a bit. Thanks to the power of 16-bit, devs were able to do much more; ending cutscenes became longer and, similarly to arcade games, a lot of them showed us the best moments and characters of the game in looped sequences, and also put an end to the story with some spectacular pixel art.

Let's open up the SNES' giant game library and see what games were the most successful in squeezing out the best looking, funniest and most memorable video game endings.

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Spoilers ahead!!!


Contra III: The Alien Wars

Super Mario World

Earthworm Jim

Gradius III

E.V.O.: Search For Eden

Final Fight 3 (Haggar's ending)

Sunset Riders

Knights of the Round

Weaponlord

Super Metroid

Death and Return of Superman

Mega Man X

Top Gear 2

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

U.N. Squadron

Earthbound

Star Fox

Shaq Fu

Aladdin

Actraiser 2

Final Fantasy VI


The SNES had a massive library of games, with lot of other, great endings that are missing from our list. Storm the comments and post them with visual support!

sources: VGMuseum, Cubex55

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