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[[Image:SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|The North American model SNES.]]
 
[[Image:SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|The North American model SNES.]]
  
The '''''Super Nintendo Entertainment System''''' or '''''SNES''''', is a video game console created by [[Nintendo]] and released in Japan in 1990 and in the USA in 1991.
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The '''Super Nintendo Entertainment System''' or '''SNES''', is a fourth generation [[video game console]] created by [[Nintendo]] and released in the USA on 1991-08-23. Under the hood, it is nearly identical to the Japanese [[Super Famicom]] which was released almost a year earlier. The SNES CPU is the [[Ricoh 5A22]], essentially a 16-bit version of the [[MOS 6502]].
  
After seeing my friend beat [[Super Mario World]] shortly after the SNES came out, and being a huge fan of Nintendo in general, I requested an SNES for Christmas and got it (I believe it was the winter of 1991, but it may have been 1992). This is probably my favorite video game platform over all. Even if it doesn't have the most of my favorite games, I just think it was the best-constructed of platforms showcasing the largest jump in technology, while also having a solid construction.
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==Personal==
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After seeing my friend beat ''[[Super Mario World]]'' shortly after the SNES came out, and being a huge fan of Nintendo in general, I requested an SNES for Christmas and got it (I believe it was the winter of 1992). This is probably my favorite video game platform over all. Even if it doesn't have the most of my favorite games, I just think it was the best-constructed of platforms showcasing the largest jump in technology with the ability to put out amazing games. This was also the time in my life when I was most into video games.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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: ''See all [[:Category:SNES Games|SNES Games]].''
 
: ''See all [[:Category:SNES Games|SNES Games]].''
  
These are the SNES games that are important to me:
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These are SNES games that are important to me:
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
ActRaiser - SNES - USA.jpg|[[ActRaiser]]
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ActRaiser - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[ActRaiser]]''
Chrono Trigger - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Chrono Trigger]]
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Chrono Trigger - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Chrono Trigger]]''
Demon's Crest - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Demon's Crest]]
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Demon's Crest - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Demon's Crest]]''
Final Fantasy IV - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Final Fantasy IV]]
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Final Fantasy IV - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy IV]]''
Final Fantasy V - SNES - Japan.jpg|[[Final Fantasy V]]
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Final Fantasy VI - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''
Final Fantasy VI - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Final Fantasy VI]]
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Illusion of Gaia - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Illusion of Gaia]]''
Legend of Zelda 3 - SNES - USA.jpg|[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - Link to the Past, A - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]''
Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Secret of Mana]]
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Mortal Kombat II - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Mortal Kombat II]]''
SimCity - SNES - USA.jpg|[[SimCity (SNES)|SimCity]]
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Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Secret of Mana]]''
Street Fighter II - Turbo - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Street Fighter II: Turbo - Hyper Fighting]]
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SimCity - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[SimCity (SNES)|SimCity]]''
Super Mario All-Stars - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Super Mario All-Stars]]
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Street Fighter II - Turbo - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Street Fighter II: Turbo - Hyper Fighting]]''
Super Mario World - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Super Mario World]]
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Super Bomberman - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Bomberman]]''
Super Metroid - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Super Metroid]]
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Super Mario All-Stars - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario All-Stars]]''
Tetris Attack - SNES - USA.jpg|[[Tetris Attack]]
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Super Mario World - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario World]]''
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Super Metroid - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Super Metroid]]''
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Tetris Attack - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris Attack]]''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Hardware==
 
==Hardware==
 
* [[AsciiPad]]
 
* [[AsciiPad]]
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* [[Game Genie]]
 
* [[SNES Controller]]
 
* [[SNES Controller]]
 
* [[SN Programpad]]
 
* [[SN Programpad]]
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* Many great games were released on the platform.
 
* Many great games were released on the platform.
 
* The controllers, though not as tough as those on the NES had the perfect amount of buttons to handle complex games, while still not being overly obnoxious.
 
* The controllers, though not as tough as those on the NES had the perfect amount of buttons to handle complex games, while still not being overly obnoxious.
* The system had a great GPU, and mode 7 graphics were very impressive at the time.
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* The system had a great GPU, and the mode 7 graphics were very impressive at the time.
 
* The audio chip was phenomenal, and blew every other competitor out of the water.
 
* The audio chip was phenomenal, and blew every other competitor out of the water.
 
* Nintendo again made the wise decision of allowing cartridges to include additional chips for additional functionality, this time to add a 3D chip.
 
* Nintendo again made the wise decision of allowing cartridges to include additional chips for additional functionality, this time to add a 3D chip.
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The plastic they used in the USA was poorly made and caused the machines to turn a sickly yellow color.
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* The plastic they used in the USA was highly vulnerable to UV light, and caused the boxes to turn a sickly yellow color.
* Again, far too many poorly designed games were made for the platform.
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* Far too many poorly-designed games were made for the platform.
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* Although the APU and GPU were both very impressive, the CPU was actually pretty weak for the time, and a lot of games had noticeable slowdown whenever a lot of sprites had to be rendered.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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===Videos===
 
===Videos===
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY] - Boundary Break.
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{{#ev:youtube|57ibhDU2SAI|256|inline|Super Nintendo Entertainment System Features.|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|t4pfE0gEzVk|256|inline|Did You Know Gaming?|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|gVgWaIAiOBY|256|inline|Boundary Break.|frame}}
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{{#ev:youtube|Z4_K1LKiE1A|256|inline|SNES Works - Classic Edition.|frame}}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System}}
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{{Link|MobyGames|https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/snes/list-games}}
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{{Link|VGMPF|2=http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Video Game Platforms]]
 
[[Category: Video Game Platforms]]

Latest revision as of 10:11, 28 September 2020

The North American model SNES.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES, is a fourth generation video game console created by Nintendo and released in the USA on 1991-08-23. Under the hood, it is nearly identical to the Japanese Super Famicom which was released almost a year earlier. The SNES CPU is the Ricoh 5A22, essentially a 16-bit version of the MOS 6502.

Personal

After seeing my friend beat Super Mario World shortly after the SNES came out, and being a huge fan of Nintendo in general, I requested an SNES for Christmas and got it (I believe it was the winter of 1992). This is probably my favorite video game platform over all. Even if it doesn't have the most of my favorite games, I just think it was the best-constructed of platforms showcasing the largest jump in technology with the ability to put out amazing games. This was also the time in my life when I was most into video games.

Status

I own both an old model and new model SNES.

Games

See all SNES Games.

These are SNES games that are important to me:

Hardware

Review

Good

  • Many great games were released on the platform.
  • The controllers, though not as tough as those on the NES had the perfect amount of buttons to handle complex games, while still not being overly obnoxious.
  • The system had a great GPU, and the mode 7 graphics were very impressive at the time.
  • The audio chip was phenomenal, and blew every other competitor out of the water.
  • Nintendo again made the wise decision of allowing cartridges to include additional chips for additional functionality, this time to add a 3D chip.
  • Nintendo released a nice amount of peripherals like the Score Master, Mouse, Super Game Boy, and in Japan, the Nintendo Power Cart and Satellaview.

Bad

  • The plastic they used in the USA was highly vulnerable to UV light, and caused the boxes to turn a sickly yellow color.
  • Far too many poorly-designed games were made for the platform.
  • Although the APU and GPU were both very impressive, the CPU was actually pretty weak for the time, and a lot of games had noticeable slowdown whenever a lot of sprites had to be rendered.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Documentation

Gallery

Videos

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Features.
Did You Know Gaming?
Boundary Break.
SNES Works - Classic Edition.

Links

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