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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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Why Are SNES and Genesis “16-bit”? [closed]

As a hardware and software engineer, I'm mystified by the claims that both the SNES and Genesis are 16-bit consoles. As best I remember the stats: SNES 16-bit registers and arithmetic 8-bit data bus ...
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Control SNES emulator from different machines

Say I have 3 machines connected to the same network, M1, M2 and M3. I want to do the following: Run a SNES emulator on M1 Setup M2 so that it can control player 1 on the emulator running on M1 via ...
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How do i throw bombs closer in Bad Bomber Cart in Super Bomberman 4 for SNES?

When in a Bad Bomber Cart, how do I control the distance that i throw the bombs? Sometimes it goes closer, sometimes farthe... Is a default distance and there is some bugs that it just goes closer or ...
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How do you do a sweep kick in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for snes

I'm playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for snes the computer characters do sweep kicks constantly but I can't figure out how to do it. when I duck hit lowkick I just get like a little jaby kind of kick ...
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SNES acting weird

I used to play on my SNES with a composite cable from my brother's N64 and that worked without any problems a few years ago. Since I wanted to play some oldschool games during the holiday, I bought a ...
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How can I tell if my SNES games are fake?

I'm thinking about selling my collection of SNES and N64 games - so I've been looking for signs to tell whether my games are fake or not and was left with a great amount of games I think might be fake....
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Activating godmode in Super Star Wars for SNES?

I tried entering A A A A X B B B B Y X X X X A Y Y Y Y B like it says, but nothing happens. The below video shows it going to a character select screen afterwards when you start the game, but this ...
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Are Ninten and Ness related in anyway in the Mother series?

I wanted to know, is there was any relation to Ninten and Ness? Are they the same character or related in someway or is there no relation at all?
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RetroPie iBuffalo usb controller can't hold down y button

I recently got the iBuffalo Usb Snes controller for my retropie build and booted up Super Mario World. Immediately I realized that when I would hold the y button down (to run and pick up and hold ...
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Has the composite to HDMI converter better quality than composite to SCART to HDMI?

I have connected Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 to my flat screen. Currently I am connecting the composite to Scart head, which is connected to Scart to HDMI converter. I found a RCA to HDMI ...
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In Final Fantasy VI what is the best grinding place Pre World of Ruins? [duplicate]

Details: SNES, Cartridge reads III But apparently its VI Since I'm in America. I've just got to South Figaro (Not my first run) And I need a place to grind so I don't get my ass kicked on Mt. Kolts. (...
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How to activate the multiplayer feature with the multitap in EA's NHL series on SNES?

I tried last month to use my Super Multitap with games like NHL 96 and NHL 97 to try 4 or 5 player action, but it didn't seem to work. Only 2 player would show up on the team select menu so I thought ...
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Sharpen the SNES

Is there any way to alter the graphics of the SNES so that they don't appear grainy on my HDTV? Different cables, different wiring, etc? I'm currently using an RF cable. Ideas?
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Counterfeit NES/SNES Games-how to know if it's fake?

The other day, i plugged in a copy of Mortal Kombat 3, and the console I was using was one of the new dual consoles(nes+snes games). I got a message at the start that said something about pirated ...
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Trying to connect my SNES to new TV using RF cable - can't get it to auto tune or manual tune

Whenever I select auto tune it just goes through 0% - 100% and finishes saying it didn't detect anything and to check the antenna connection. With manual tune, there is 'DTV' or 'TV'. In DTV, I have ...
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Japanese Super Game Boy on American SNES shows black screen

I recently acquired a Japanese Super Game Boy adapter and it's not working on my American SNES. My SNES is a SNS-101 and I removed the upper part of its carcass, so Super Famicom games can fit on it (...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?