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The Best SNES Endings

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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.

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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

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Super Mario World

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Earthworm Jim

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Gradius III

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E.V.O.: Search For Eden

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Final Fight 3 (Haggar's ending)

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Sunset Riders

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Knights of the Round

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Weaponlord

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Super Metroid

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Death and Return of Superman

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Mega Man X

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Top Gear 2

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Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

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Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

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U.N. Squadron

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Earthbound

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Star Fox

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Shaq Fu

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Aladdin

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Actraiser 2

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Final Fantasy VI

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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!

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sources: VGMuseum, Cubex55

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DISCUSSION

Final Fantasy VI and Earthbound: Yes.

Where the dog-bleeding hell is Chrono Trigger in this list? I understand that there were multiple endings, but some of us were well into high school when that game came out, and remember it very, very well (and thus find FF VII horrifically overrated).

Also, I didn't even know there -was- an Actraiser 2. Was it ever released in the US?