SNES

25 Years Later The SNES Mouse Is Being Re-Released

Some of you reading this might remember the SNES paint program Mario Paint and the Super Nintendo styled mouse that came packed with the cartridge. Twenty-five years after the peripherals’ initial release for Ninty’s fourth generation console, it is seeing a resurgence thanks to a Nintendo partner – hardware manufacturer Hyperkin. I can’t seem to find which company manufactured the 1990s original version of the SNES mouse so perhaps Nintendo produced it themselves. Hyperkin’s re-release of the...

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SNES Classic On The Way This September

SNES Classic

Nintendo made the announcement just moments ago that indeed there will be a SNES Classic! Rumors and speculations have been circulating lately but thankfully Nintendo has confirmed the systems existence. What a great set of games too including the officially unreleased game, Star Fox 2! The SNES classic will be released September 29th and is listed as being $80 USD. Here are the included games: Contra III: The Alien Wars™ Donkey Kong Country™ EarthBound™ Final Fantasy III...

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North America Needs This Seiken Densetsu Collection

Growing up in the 90s, I had some amazing experiences on the SNES. Watching Terra pilot her MagiTek armor across the snowy plains toward Narshe. Traveling through time with a talking frog, a prehistoric warrior woman, and a robot from the future. Then there was that time I drew a sword from a waterfall and doomed an entire planet. Now that, that was a good time! The first two games I’m referring to are Final Fantasy 6...

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12 In 1 Retro Console, The Retro Freak, Coming Soon From FunStock Retro

Who doesn’t love a good 8-bit or 16-bit from their childhood? Perhaps checking out a console that existed before you did? Retro games can introduce you to genres that are no longer considered mainstream or help you relive some of the definitive games that helped shape the games industry into what it is today. Imagine having access to the physical libraries of 12 different consoles all from different manufacturers from the past 30+ years, this is possible...

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Repairing The ‘SNES PlayStation’ Answers One of Gaming’s Big Mysteries

Back in the late 1980s Nintendo of Japan announced a partnership with Sony Corporation to build a CD-based add-on for the then-upcoming Super Famicom (Super Nintendo).  After years of development one of the most public schisms between the then fledgling video games industry giants occurred during the 1991 Consumer Electronics Show. Though, this dissolution may have ultimately favoured Sony as any list of top-selling games these days will inevitably feature Playstation games, but back then, Sony was...

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Secret of Evermore | Retrospective

When I was younger, I had a thing for giving games a chance when they weren’t rated so well or they weren’t getting a lot of media attention. If I was at a local video store and I hadn’t seen a game before, I’d always get excited as though I was the first person in the entire world to play it and I’d found some kind of hidden gem. Back when I first started renting SNES and...

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The Joys of Import Gaming: How easy we have it these days

As a kid having grown up during the 90s, I got to experience the height of the console wars in full swing: Nintendo vs Sega. Both of those companies duked it out for the dominance of the console market, with several other competitors such as Atari with their Jaguar and NEC’s TurboGrafix-16 lagging severely behind. Unfortunately, with growing up in the US, gamers such as myself missed numerous releases. Some of those were either not localized from...

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Wii U Getting Virtual Console – 30th Anniversary Specials!

Coming this Spring, Wii U gamers will be able to download content from their own version of the virtual console including Nintendo and Super Nintendo titles. These games will be playable on screen as usual, and seperately on your GamePad controller. The service will have a limited selection to begin with, but will continue to add more as well as Game Boy Advance titles. There is also “special pricing” if you’re looking to upgrade your Wii virtual...

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Man Sells Complete Super Nintendo Collection On eBay

Chances are that you find oneself on eBay, glancing at bids and offers that makes the mind conjure up the great auctioning question, “Should I bid on this, even knowing good and well I shouldn’t?” Well then, here is an offer that makes the most of that great question. A gentleman by the eBay username kaisetsuna has provided an auction for which he is selling the complete Super Nintendo collection that was available in the United States,...

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