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.

Spoilers ahead!!!


Contra III: The Alien Wars
Super Mario World
Earthworm Jim

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Gradius III
E.V.O.: Search For Eden
Final Fight 3 (Haggar's ending)
Sunset Riders
Knights of the Round
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
Star Fox
Shaq Fu
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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