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The Super Nintendo Game That Takes The Longest To Beat

Out of every Nintendo console, one stands above the rest among super fans. While the Nintendo Switch is the company's latest and most advanced system, many players will still argue that the best Nintendo console was the Super Nintendo. Though others might claim that it's mostly nostalgia that keeps the console in such high regard, it's tough to ignore players' continued calls for more SNES games to come to Switch Online. And despite the age of the console, there were some lengthy games available for the SNES.

When discussing the length of games on consoles, it's important to note that cartridge memory has a huge impact on how much data a game could hold. Ultimately, this severely impacted the length of games. The average game cartridge on the SNES typically only held somewhere between 0.23 MB to 4 MB of data. However, one game still managed to pack almost 60 hours of content into the SNES' small cartridges.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is the longest SNES game

According to data gathered by HowLongToBeat, "Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together" is the Super Nintendo game that will take players the longest to complete. On average, it can take people 59 hours to simply complete the story, and around a whooping 108 hours to 100% the title. 

"Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together" is a turn-based strategy game from Square Enix that was received pretty well by critics, even when it was re-released for the PSP. Players act as tacticians and direct units around a grid-like battlefield to win battles, similar to games like "Triangle Strategy" and "Final Fantasy Tactics." Part of the reason that it's so long is that there are actual different routes in the game to play, so players have found that you have to play through the game multiple times in order to get the full story.

It makes sense that a strategy title like this would be on the longer side, even in the SNES days. Turn-based strategy games tend to be longer in general, with modern titles like "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" taking over 200 hours to 100%. In fact, a "Fire Emblem" title from the SNES came in second place for the distinction of longest completion time: "Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War." The title clocks in at an average of 57 hours to beat, coming very close to dethroning "Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together."