No. 40: Contra III: The Alien Wars – 100 Greatest Games Ever
The Contra series has several great installments- from the Arcade to the Genesis and even the DS had worthy titles- but we chose Contra III for the SNES.
This time around, the aliens have arrived, and Earth is at stake. The graphics are great, the weapons system are improved over other versions and there are even stages where players ride motorcycles and even missiles.