The Best Super Famicom (Japanese SNES) Import Exclusives

In putting together our updated SNES 101 Beginner’s guide, I was making notes about some of the top recommendations for Japanese Super Famicom imports and the list was getting too long. I trimmed it down to more “essentials” for that guide, but I wanted to have a separate page for a more expanded list.

This is a bit of a work-in-progress document to provide some useful suggestions for Japanese Super Famicom games that didn’t make it to North America or PAL regions.

Also, you might find this Racketboy forum guide helpful: Full List Guide of English-Friendly Imports (without ROM patches)

If there’s enough interest in this page, I will work on getting more detailed writing about some of these games.


Recommended Japanese Imports



  • Rockman and Forte (eBay)
  • Great Battle IV (eBay)
  • Great Battle V (eBay)
  • The Firemen [Hidden Gems][(eBay)](
  • The King of Demons/ Mayyuuou (Hidden Gems) (eBay)
  • Spiderman: Lethal Foes (eBay)
  • Super Back to the Future 2 (eBay)

Scrolling Shooters / Shmups

  • Rendering Ranger R2 (eBay)
  • Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (eBay)
  • Kiki Kaikai (Pocky and Rocky) (eBay)
  • Pop’n Twinbee (eBay)
  • Parodius Series
    • Parodius Da! Tako ga Chikyuu o Sukuu (eBay)
    • Gokujou Parodius (eBay)
    • Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (eBay)
  • Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken (eBay)
  • Spriggan Powered (eBay)


  • Gundam Wing: Endless Duel (eBay)
  • Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders Sfx (eBay)
  • Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden 2 (eBay)


  • Gegege No Kitarou (eBay)
  • Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun – Kunio Tachi No Banka (eBay)
  • Shodai – Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun (eBay)


Action RPG

Strategy RPGs



  • Tetris Battle Gaiden (eBay)
  • Mario’s Super Picross (eBay)
  • Super Gussun Oyoyo games (eBay)



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