The 10 best 16-Bit games ever!

Not content to let the past go peacefully, we look back at a generation of video games that started the first console war, brought arcade games back from the brink, and showed gamers what 3D graphics could do in a cartridge.

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#5: Super Mario World (SNES)

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Claim To Fame: Super Mario World sold 20 million copies worldwide, which is a LOT more than what the next four games on this countdown combined would end up selling. Plus, it was the best platformer around in the 16-bit era.

Every Nintendo system has a Mario game to grease the road to that magical place littered with bucketfuls of money, and Super Mario World rolled into 1991 with a stick of butter and a bottle of olive oil. Being packed in with the brand-new Super Nintendo system, everyone would end up playing Super Mario World by default, but it's still one of those titles that never seems to leave the house. Years later, common folks and scientific scholars still haven't figured out how to get a full 100 percent file on the game, and with so many levels researched back and forth over the years, it may be an urban myth.

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