Like the NES, the SNES also has a number of romhacks to improve and/or modify a game's aspects or make an entirely new game on the game's engine, sometimes with new graphics and music. Some of these "new games" tend to be quite the challenge, so approach with caution. Everything else should explain what you're getting into just fine.
|Arcana||Arcana - Seal of Rimsala||Western RPG||SOR is a complete upgrade that leaves vanilla Arcana obsolete. A few examples of changes are faster gameplay, redrawn maps, and 90's Nintendo censorship removal. Check out the readme for a full list of changes.||Link|
|Super Castlevania IV||Super Castlevania IV - Other Castle||Platformer||This is a complete hack of Super Castlevania IV. It has a few graphical changes but is mostly a levels hack. It's a bit more challenging than the original game but there is an easy patch included for casual players.||Link|
|Donkey Kong Country||Donkey Kong Country: Kremling's Revenge Remodel||Platformer||This hack is a reboot of The Kremling's Revenge hack made in 2012. It has New graphics on almost every level, new designs for some levels, KONG letters now available in every level, new bonuses in almost every level and a new difficulty level that is closer to the original DKC.||Link|
|Final Fantasy IV||Project II / Namingway Edition||RPG||A modification to FF2us that adds a new script and changes names to be more consistant with FF6. If you want a more authentic experience, you could use Namingway Edition which adds full spell names like Blizzard and original Hard Type maps.||Project II
|Final Fantasy VI / III||Relocalization Project||RPG||A big bag of tweaks and fixes to a great classic. It squashes many annoying bugs, restores some previously censored bits, and rewrites the whole script to be more faithful to the original while keeping the charm of Woolsey's version.||Link|
|Mega Man X3||Zero Project V4.1||Platformer / Run and Gun||This is a large modification of Mega Man X3 that allows Zero to be fully playable. Among this, there are vast improvements over some aspects of the original game along with a plethora of new features such as a Save/Load system. Also, the game has been modified to be ‘FastROM’ as well so some slow down has been reduced, but it’s still prevalent throughout the game. For a full list of features check out the readme.||Link|
|Romancing SaGa 3||Romancing SaGa 3.12||RPG||Romancing SaGa 3, but completely remade with new bosses, music, quests, and characters from all other SaGa games (So far there are a total of 80 or so quests and that's counting the original quests in Romancing SaGa 3 and new things are still being added to this day). It even features the Combination System from SaGa Frontier onward. Only in Japanese though, however there are videos online of segments you can follow if stuck.||Link|
|Secret Of Evermore||Secret of Evermore Gameplay Balance||RPG||Secret Of Evermore is a good game, however it has issues; one being weapons do not have a shared level. This patch fixes most of the problems present in the original game, making it more enjoyable gameplay wise.||Link|
|Secret of Mana||Secret of Mana - Relocalized||Action RPG||A relocalization project that attempts to fix the damages made by Squaresoft's North American team by using the remake's localized script and uncensoring everything. Also improves font visibility using FuSoYa’s VWF Edition hack (included in this patch, no need to apply it seperately).||Link|
|Super Ghouls'n Ghosts||Super Ghouls'n Ghosts Restoration||Platformer||Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is a great game plagued with a lot of slowdown. Restoration removes almost all slowdown and even undoes 90's Nintendo censorship.||Link|
|Super Mario World||Super Demo World: The Legend Continues||Platformer||Well done rehaul of the original SMW.||Link|
|Super Mario World||VIP and Wall Mix (series)||Platformer||Those silly VIPpers on 2ch decided Super Mario World wasn't hard or looney enough. So they made a series of romhacks until they were satisfied. Examples of stuff to expect: Stage Boss||Go here and look for "Vip"|
|Super Metroid||Super Metroid Project Base Levels + Control Freak||Action / Adventure||Do you love the GBA Metroid games for their controls and feel that the physics for Super are floaty as hell? This romhack was made tailored for those who prefer those games' controls instead using both Project Base and Control Freak as its base.||Link|
|Super Metroid||Hyper Metroid||Action / Adventure||The best hack with the lamest title, based on Project Base and some other stuff (ever wanted to combine spazer and plasma legit? you can! it'd shred enemies if they didn't have a fuckton of health by the time you can!) Best played when you want a breath of fresh air and a map layout, as well as item order. Very open feel to it, and great level design.||Link|
|Super Metroid||Project Base 0.7.3||Action / Adventure||Project Base is kinda hard to pigeonhole. It's an update to the graphics (new tiles and palettes) and physics (enhanced regular physics and some cool new additions) of Super, and has some minor adjustments and additions to the level design. Now comes with several on/off flavor switching for people who like to customize and tweak. A speedrunner's wet dream and a great way to re-experience an SNES classic. Has its own speedrunning leaderboard!||Link|
|Super Metroid||Super Metroid Redesign||Action / Adventure||A total overhaul of Super Metroid. "The Planet Zebes, now bigger than we've previously seen it, is filled with many mysteries. Sleeping within the depths of the planet is a secret heavily protected by the last standing symbols of the great Chozo race..." PROTIP: If you like this, you'll definitely enjoy the library to be found at Metroid Construction. D-D-DOUBLE OFFER: An update by Drewseph under the name of Super Metroid Redesign: Axeil updates the level design based on a certain speedrunner's game design criticisms. Get SMRA here!
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|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past||A Link to the Past Redux||Action RPG||Wuzzat? You thought A Link to the Past is perfect enough as it is? Well this hack actually enhances this game to give it a "Quality of Life" feel to it. Based on Conn & qwertymodo’s A Link to the Past DX hack, this hack includes bugfixes, tweaked gameplay, the ability to utilize MSU-1's sound capabilities, unfucks most of the changes by NoA, and using the L and R buttons to switch items without having to pause the game!||Link|
|Zombies Ate My Neighbors!||Oh No! More Zombies Ate My Neighbors!||Horror / Run and Gun||You like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and want more? Play Ghoul Patrol. Still want more? This is exactly that, and quite good too! Almost 10 years in the making, a complete hack/unofficial sequel including 55 all new levels, new gameplay options, items, enemies and more!||Link|
|Consoles||Philips CD-i - Commodore CDTV - Pioneer LaserActive - Sega Mega Drive - SNK Neo Geo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Funtech Super A'Can - NEC TurboGrafx-16|
|Handhelds||Bit Corporation Gamate - Nintendo Game Boy - Sega Game Gear - Hartung Game Master - Atari Lynx - Welback Mega Duck - Watara Supervision|
|Computers||Commodore Amiga - Atari ST - BeOS - Fujitsu FM Towns - Sharp X68000|