List of notable SNES ports and remakes
Some SNES games suffered from slowdown which may be fixed in ports.
Many SNES games were ported to the GBA. These versions may have extra features, but at the cost of poorer audio and visuals. The resolution is lower, and it was never intended to be played on a full display. The screen area may also be reduced due to the lower resolution. The audio is much lower quality than the SNES. Also, the GBA has much stronger colors to compensate for the lack of contrast in the original GBA display. To compensate, a shader or an option is needed. Additionally for controls, the gba has two fewer buttons.
Several SNES games were ported to the PlayStation. The CD format creates long loading times. Generally it is recommended to avoid the PS1 ports for this reason and to stick with the original releases. However, in some cases the PS1 port might offer more features. Contrary to popular belief (due to how functional SNES roms are found in such ports, notably the ones by Square), these were proved upon further investigation not to be emulated as the game simply takes the text and graphical assets from the ROM, the rest of the programming being original work (that said, genuine SNES emulators were used in some Konami PSP compilations).
Wii/Wii U (Virtual console)
|Super Ghouls n' Ghosts||✓||✓||✓||
PS1: Slowdown removed,
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past||✓||✓||GBA: New levels, poorer video|
|Contra III: The Alien Wars||✓||✓||GBA: New features, poorer video/audio|
PS1: Longer loading times, extra content
|Front Mission||✓||✓ (R)|
|Final Fantasy IV||✓||✓||✓ (R)||✓||✓||
|Final Fantasy V||✓||✓||✓*||
PS1: Longer loading times
|Final Fantasy VI||✓||✓||✓||
PS1: Longer loading times
|Dragon Quest V||✓ (R)||✓ (R)||
PS2: Full 3D remake with party enhancements. Only released in Japan.
|Dragon Quest VI||✓ (R)||
DS: Remake done in a similar vein to the remakes of the previous two games. Features some core gameplay changes.
|Kirby Super Star||✓||✓||NDS: Extra content, enhanced graphics|
PS1: Loading times, English
|Mega Man X||✓||✓||✓ (R)||✓||
DOS: Different aspect ratio, worse audio.
|Mega Man X2||✓||✓||✓|
|Mega Man X3||✓||✓||✓||
PS1, Saturn: Remixed soundtrack
|Super Mario World||✓||✓||
The version in the second release of All-Stars has unique sprites for Luigi.
|Super Mario All-Stars||✓||✓||
BS-X: Reworked as scoring games and released separatedly,
|Yoshi's Island||✓||✓||GBA: New levels, poorer audio|
|Fire Emblem 3,
BS Fire Emblem
|✓ (R)||DS: Remade as Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem 12 (Japan-only, includes BS-X episodes)|
|Ganbare Goemon Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (US)
SNES: English translation removed battery saves and lots of content.
|Ganbare Goemon 2||✓||✓||
|Tales of Phantasia||✓||✓||✓ (R)||
PS1: Cleaner graphics, different sprites, new effects, partial voice acting, food system, skits.
|Star Ocean||✓ (R)|