Nintendo’s handling of the Virtual Console has been, by any measure, horrendous. But they’ve still got the rights to some of the greatest games ever made, including Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid, which both come out for New 3DS today.
You might think that by now, most Earthbound fans know everything there is to know about the iconic SNES game. You’d be wrong. Even the most hardcore of hardcore likely don’t know about this tiny easter egg, brought to my attention this week by Clyde “Mato” Mandelin (best known for leading the fan translation of …
Custom-themed, limited edition consoles weren’t really a thing back in the day of the SNES and the Genesis, so it’s up to a dedicated few to set things right. Zoki64 picked Super Mario World, the most obvious choice for his custom SNES.
On November 21, 1990, Nintendo Japan released three amazing things—the first F-Zero, Super Mario World and a console to play them on. It was a very good day.
It’s a good time to be alive if you like books about consoles from the 90s. Sega fans got an amazing Genesis/Mega Drive coffee table book last year, and now SNES fans are getting one, albeit with a slightly different approach.
And you thought you were cool because you lined up at midnight and bought a PS4 with your own money.
Beating either Mega Man X or Mega Man X 2 is a satisfying feat. Beating them both at once is pretty amazing. Beating them both at once using the same game pad? Well that’s just nuts.
Some versions of the New 3DS share a (button) colour scheme with the original JP/PAL Super Nintendo, but you know, for some people—like me—that's not enough. We want a complete SNES tribute.
You thought that near-impossible Super Mario World glitch completion time was fast? It was just the beginning.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was the first role-playing game I ever played, and it took me years to beat it when I was a kid. Then this guy did it in under three hours.
Thanks to its smooth design, modding the PAL version of the Super Nintendo seems like a fun thing to do. There's a lot of room for redecoration. Belgian artist Vadu Amka transformed one of these into a Castlevania-themed crypt of Dracula.
Rose Colored Gaming, whom you might remember by their impressive Luigi 2DS mod from last year, are coming out with a new Game Boy Advance model resembling the Super Nintendo. As you can see, they pretty much nailed the looks.
I've always preferred the PAL/Japanese Super Nintendo to the American one. Not just for its more elegant design, but for its timeless colour palette. This custom console takes that theme and goes all Final Fantasy with it, and I love it.
Twenty years ago, an RPG called Final Fantasy VI came out in Japan, and really, it's all just been downhill for video games since then.
It's hard not to get wrapped up in nostalgia whenever you look at a SNES game—and while there are a number of reasons for this, one of the major reasons has to be the visuals. As it turns out, there is actually a lot that is unique about the graphics on the Super Nintendo.
The foam kinda gives it away, but you probably wouldn't otherwise be able to tell that these SNES cartridges are actually soap bars and only effective in the bathroom. They're available on Firebox as various classic titles, such as Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country or Street Fighter II Turbo.