First released by Nintendo in Japan in November 21st, 1990; the Super Nintendo was a fourth generation console, and the 16-bit successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Selling 49.10 million units worldwide, the Super Nintendo was the best selling console of its generation.

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What are coins for in Super Mario Kart on SNES?

In the oldschool super mario kart for snes you could collect coins that lie around on the track. What do they do? Why should I collect them? Back in the days as a kid I would collect them because ...
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How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?

I was just given a pile of SNES games, and have no SNES to play them on, so I intend to purchase one. The problem is I have no TV - I play my consoles on a monitor. This should be fine, except that ...
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How do Chrono Trigger's SNES and DS versions differ?

What are the main differences between the SNES and DS versions of Chrono Trigger?
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Plugging SNES into a new-ish LCD TV

My parents just sent me my old SNES and all the original cables, games, etc., so I'm trying to hook it up to a TV for my wife. I already had tried (and failed) to hook up her SNES to our TVs and just ...
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What causes a SNES game to lose its save game?

I have a very old SNES and a Donkey Kong Country 3 game. The last few times I played it, it seemed to randomly lose save games. People told me it was battery. Fine, I study electronics, I can fix that....
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Can one-player games be played when only the second controller port works?

I'm about to buy an old SNES and some games on ebay for only a few euros. The guy on the phone is telling me the first controller port is broken, so I'd have to go with only one controller on second ...
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Reznors in Super Mario World?

Why is there the word "Reznor" displayed on the rhino boss levels in Super Mario World?
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Can I run an SNES emulator without it having input focus?

I'm trying to let someone play an emulator on another monitor while I use my computer normally on the main monitor. I need to set up an emulator for SNES that will continue the emulation and accept ...
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How can I get an NES controller to work on my PC as a Joystick?

I want to be able to use an actual NES (or, SNES) controller to control an emulator on my PC. Is this possible? If so, how can I do this on a budget?
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Did the Hyperscore actually work?

This might have been a UK-only device, but the Hyperscore (by Hasbro) was a cartridge that you plugged your game in to and then inserted into the Super Nintendo or Mega Drive (Genesis). You played a ...
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Is it possible to repair a SNES cartridge with broken/worn contacts/pins?

Have a look at this board: And be honest with me... Is this thing done? All I get is a black screen, I've cleaned these contacts as much as I can to where no more residue is coming off. I know it ...
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Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?

I bought Secret of Mana and Zombies Ate My Neighbors on the Wii U via the older Wii virtual console. But when I went to play, a message came up that I had to attach a "classic controller" or exit. ...
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Is it safe to use an unofficial cable to power a console?

I want to buy a Super Nintendo AC Adapter Power Supply. The original ones are rare nowadays. I've read on the web that originals adapter have a component that controls the current to avoid damaging ...
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Is there a way to hook up my SNES to a modern A/V receiver?

I have an SNES console hooked directly into the back of my TV in the coaxial RF antenna port. However, I would like to be able to switch to-and-from the console with my AV receiver. I currently only ...
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What are red stars in Super Mario World?

I just finished watching this Super Mario World TAS. One thing that baffled me is, what are red stars for? They never seem to be directly earned, but simply some "bonuses" for clearing particular ...
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Nintendo (SNES, N64, etc.) Cartridge Revisions

I've got two copies of a couple of Nintendo games (Super Mario World for the SNES and Super Mario 64 for the N64). I want to sell the extra copy of each, but I don't know which one to keep since they ...
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In Earthbound what triggers the photographer?

Been playing Earthbound a lot more recently and this play through I've had a lot more encounters with the Photographer (Fuzzy Pickles). Is there ways to trigger him to appear/avoid him? Thanks.
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Is there a way to hook my Super Nintendo to my 2 year old Vizio TV?

I bought my Vizio TV 2 years ago and I just got my Super Nintendo from my parents' house. I tried hooking it up to both of the TVs I have and neither of them even recognized that I had it hooked up. ...
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What effects does the Compass have in ActRaiser?

I've been playing a lot of old SNES games on my Android phone recently, and have currently picked ActRaiser up again. I thought I had maxed this game out as a kid but I want to replay it and make sure ...
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Fixing scrambled graphics on SNES console

Whenever I try playing a game on my old SNES console, the graphics come out either scrambled or completely black, but the audio plays correctly, and the controls seem to work just fine. I initially ...
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Why does my SNES console hooked up to flat panel monitor show incorrect colors? [closed]

When I try to play Chrono Trigger (US) on my European SNES (with the help of a converter cartridge called 'UA universal adaptor expert version') that's hooked up to a scart-to-hdmi converter device ...
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My SNES keeps erasing my DK-Country 3 saves [duplicate]

So, SNES Donkey Kong Country 3 keeps deleting my saves. First we noticed that the game has erased one of the earlier saves (game is my cousins, I'm just borrowing it) and one night when we were about ...
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Who is the box art artist for Monster Maker 3 (Super Famicom)?

This is a highly specific question, and perhaps somewhat unlikely to find an answer, but here's hoping... Does anyone know who did the box art for the game Monster Maker III (or モンスターメーカー3 if you ...
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Is there really a power tunic in Final Fantasy 2 (aka Final Fantasy IV) for the SNES?

Is there really a "power tunic" in Final Fantasy 2 for the SNES? The instruction manual lists this as an item, but I can't find it. Which itself isn't strange, but I can't find any mention of it ...
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Save States for older game consoles?

Is it at all possible to save a state in a game for older consoles? I'm talking about old school game consoles like NES, SNES and Sega MegaDrive. I know it's not built in, so maybe somebody knows of ...
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Is there an English translation of Der Langrisser?

I've always liked the Langrisser series. I've seen videos and screenshots for an English version of Der Langrisser (SNES) but as far as I can see, only a Japanese version was released. Did they ever ...
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What is this game called?

I guess it's a SNES game, but I don't know the name. Google reverse has failed me. Nothing. Please help me.
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SNES9x slow when fullscreen on Windows 8

When I run SNES9x emulator in fullscreen I get seriously bad FPS. If I run windowed mode it's perfect, and it runs fine before when I had Windows 7 on. I've updated my drivers from the Nvidia site ...
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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

I am moving into an apartment with a den, which will make a great man cave. My big screen has an s-video input, but I won't be using that in the den. I will be using my pc monitor which does not have ...
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Is it possible to prolong the life of a cartridge battery?

I want to know if there is anything that can be done to a cartridge to prolong the life of the battery inside. For instance, does it consume less battery energy if I delete all game saves from a game ...
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No picture or sound from SNES, newer-ish tv?

I just bought a SNES on eBay and I was pretty disappointed to open the box and see that the port for the power cable is busted (missing the actual port, just had two wires left) anyway, according to ...
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Is the “underworld” map in Terranigma accurate with the storyline?

Something bothers me about the depiction of the "underworld" in Terranigma. So in the dialog of the game, the world is described as a hollow sphere wherein the underside is the "under world" and the ...
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Safe way to remove marker from SNES cartridge

I recently purchased a used SNES game. I had two options: a clean cartridge with a ripped up label, or an intact label where some kid wrote his name on the cartridge with some kind of (permanent?) ...
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How do I split a weapon in Final Fantasy 2 (aka Final Fantasy IV) for SNES?

Nostalgia has hit me, and I have dusted off my old Super Nintendo which luckily still works, and popped in my Final Fantasy II cartridge which also still works! I remember as a kid, there was a way to ...
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Will a North American SNES Power Adapter Fit In a Super Famicom?

Today, on eBay, I bought myself a Super Famicom for $23.80 shipped, coming from Japan. It's pretty dirty and the case has turned yellow from oxidation, but I thought it was pretty cool and intend on ...
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Cheat code to unlock the special cup does not work on Wii U Virtual Console

I just got Super Mario Kart for the Wii U today off of the Nintendo eShop. I found a cheat code online that you can use to automatically unlock Special Cup in time trials mode. The steps are: Select ...
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Are SNES PAL games before 1993 region locked?

Are SNES games before 1993 region locked? I have lots of SNES games from 1993 and 1992 which I really wanna play on something like a SupaBoy, which is an NTSC system.
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Why in snes9x (on Ubuntu), if the joystick is disconnected it isn't recognized again?

SNES9x works with my USB joystick alright, but if I need disconnect this joystick (even with the ROM paused), when I connect it again it doesn't work anymore. Why? How can it be fixed?
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How to unlock Rivals in Tetris Attack

I have been playing Tetris Attack obsessively lately (yes, I am a retro gamer) and I found out there are Rival characters you can unlock and play. I immediately prioritized my goals into getting those ...
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ducking in punchout/super punchout (esp. w Super Macho Man)

Something I have noticed in both titles, on both emulators and the native system, is that when I am trying to do multiple ducks in succession, I end up accidentally dodging left or right instead of ...
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Trouble importing SNES ROM with Higan on Mac OS X

This is the first time I've ever tried to use Higan, so I may have missed a few things. Please bear with me. I have some ROM files for SNES with names like *.rom, *.smc, *.srm and I'd like to play ...
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Prince of Persia Level 3 - Making the jump

I'm having difficulties making the big jump across the gap in level 3 the SNES version of Prince of Persia This is just after hitting the switch on the top floor. I then run back jumping over gaps ...
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higan not working properly

So i have downloaded higan v094 - 32bit, and I cant import any games to it (except ALTTP). Every time I navigate to game folder to import games it doesn't show any game files like .sfc .gba and so on. ...
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How do I enable NTSC filters / shaders + scanlines in higan?

I've tried both the ZSNES and the Snes9x SNES emulators to play SNES ROMs, and I've always preferred enabling their built-in NTSC filter (RGB) and scanlines. I'm looking to do the same for the higan ...
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Invisible Characters

I have a Super Nintendo with several game cartridges. When you place the game in, it will load fine, all sound and pictures until the actual time to play. The background is visible, but, no Aladin, or ...
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Retrolink SNES USB controller not working

The Retrolink SNES USB Controller says that it works without drivers or anything, but then doesn't seem to work with any of my SNES emulators. Here's a link to it. i tried it with snes9x and ...
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Will an SNES (US) work in Europe (Romania) or do I a need PAL version?

Will an SNES (US) work in Europe (Romania) or do I a need PAL version? (Why?) (Note: I will use AV cables.)
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How to play multiplayer online with a SNES emulator?

Is there a way to play online with SNES emulators? I tried SNESbox but it was really slow, to the point of being unplayable. I want to play multiplayer over the internet, with friends in another ...
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SNES - Black screen, no sound

A friend of mine recently asked me if I could take a look at his non-working SNES. I tried a different power supply and AV cable, both of which I know are working fine. Of course I made sure it wouldn'...
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Ghosts 'n' Goblins / Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - why? [closed]

I recall that as a kid I saw the same game with two titles: Ghosts 'n' Goblins, and Ghouls 'n' Ghosts. There may have been others (anyone?) I'd like to know why there were different names for the ...