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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 did my SNES game lose all save data and Game Genie codes overnight? [duplicate]

I purchased a used SNES console, a used game, and a Game Genie. When I turned everything on, it started with no problem. A day later, after playing it the night before, all of the game's save data was ...
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What to do in Fall and Winter in Harvest Moon?

My daughter is playing Harvest Moon (SNES version) and we're confused as to what she is supposed to do in Fall and Winter. It's her first year (I think) and she has 12 squares of grass. According to ...
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Why is Cheat Code Converter disabled for SNES (US) in BizHawk?

Using BizHawk 2.9.1, Cheat Code Converter now seems disabled?
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Which SNES emulators can support >2 player (local) multiplayer?

I am wondering which (if any) SNES emulators can support 3-4 player multiplayer locally on the same PC (with enough USB gamepads plugged in)? Many SNES games were excellent with 3/4 players (e.g. ...
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Equivalent of Nintendo Seal of Quality for non-Nintendo titles?

There are so many games today, it is hard to distinguish which ones are worth our time. The gaming industry, like many others, are driven by profits and marketing does a very good job to get the ...
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Did DOOM for SNES support the SNES mouse and Super Scope?

I have just watched a video interview with the programmer for the SNES port of DOOM: I did not note the timestamp, but at one point he mentions how he wanted to have &...
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Why did Cannon Fodder on the SNES not use the voice in the intro song?

In the Amiga original of Cannon Fodder, you can hear a voice singing short phrases repeatedly over the instrumental music. In the SNES port, they had removed the voices and only kept the (great) tune. ...
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Was "SD Art of Fighting" ever released?

Electronic Gaming Monthly #45 and Super Play #21 both announced "SD Art of Fighting" as an upcoming Super Famicom game. Was it ever released under another name, or did it get canceled?
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What are the correct specs for an SNES power supply?

I bought an SNES recently, and it came with a aftermarket power supply. Is this one at the correct amperage, etc.?
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Why does RetroArch make my SNES games look so low-resolution?

In Retroarch, I am using the glcore driver and the BSNES-HD-BETA Core with the default settings. I've tried making many changes to aspect ratio, custom scaling, custom screen resolution, shaders, etc. ...
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In what exact manner does an NTSC SNES game differ from being played on a PAL SNES+TV?

I have a PAL SNES and a PAL CRT TV from 1989. I do not believe that it supports NTSC; it only says "50 Hz" on the back. Some SNES games were never released in Europe (or anywhere which used ...
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Why do older generations games have a common look and feel by console?

I’ve been getting into retro gaming in the last few years (the options for emulators are just so cheap and good) and I’ve noticed more and more that there is a common “look and feel” to games released ...
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How to end the game in 2-player Lemmings (Super Nintendo), with no "Nuke" option?

I'm sharing my old SNES games with my kids and we were trying out the 2-player mode on Lemmings. Sadly, it seems you can get into the situation where someone has used all of their "Bombers" ...
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Is there a way to play BS Zelda: Inishie no Sekiban?

I've been wanting to play Inishie no Sekiban, a Zelda game which is difficult to find because it was broadcasted to the Super Nintendo a few times in the 1990s. So far I haven't been unable to locate ...
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Can you put SNES roms on a Super Mario Bros Game & Watch?

I want to try to put Super Mario All-Stars Super Mario Bros 1 & 2(JPN) on the Game and Watch. I've seen some hacking videos on putting NES roms on it, but can you manipulate it to put SNES roms on ...
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"checksum bad" error loading rom with hack Snes9x

I have been using the Snes9x emulator to run Super Metroid for some years now. Today, I discovered hacks and have been experimenting with Hyper Metroid, for example. I have downloaded Lunar IPS to ...
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SNES Mode 7 - What are Mode 1 through 6?

We often hear about the SNES mode 7, where images can be distorted to make effects. But since it's mode 7, it makes me think that there is a mode 1-2-3-4-5-6. So what are they? What could be good ...
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Did Donkey Kong Country for the SNES use any kind of special hardware in the cartridge?

When that game was new, I couldn't believe my eyes. My eyes were the size of saucers. I thought it was literally a joke/scam/fake. I thought it was screenshots from the upcoming monster console "Ultra ...
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What advantages does the Analogue Super Nt have over an original SNES console?

I was looking to buy the Analouge Super Nt console, but I just came across to an original Super Nintendo console in great condition. I have a modern Full HD TV but it still has RCA input, so I can ...
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How to use other attacks in The Lion King on SNES?

How do I use special attacks in The Lion King on SNES? In the instruction booklet, It says: "Make Simba pounce. B button and land on top of enemy." and "Jumping slash as Adult Simba. B button and the ...
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Playing game A deletes saved data of game B (Donkey Kong Country only) - how to fix?

I have Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest for the super nintendo. If I have saved data on one game and decide to switch the game I am playing, then the saved data from the ...
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Can a power reduction of 0,3 Amp in a Snes power cable be consequent?

I'm looking to buy a power cable for my original Super Nintendo (PAL European), which needs 9V and 1,3A; but I've been seeing on eBay some adapters that offers 9V but with 1A only. My question is: ...
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How to deinterlace SNES video for PC play/capture?

I have an original SNES. I'm trying to output video to my pc, using the component output. I'm using a Diamond VC500. I got the latest drivers ("VC500 Complete Package" from that page). Main issue: the ...
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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 farther... Is there a default distance and maybe a bug that sometimes just makes it ...
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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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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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