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[[Image:SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|The North American model SNES.]]
 
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The '''Super Nintendo Entertainment System''' or '''SNES''', is a video game console created by [[Nintendo]] and released in Japan on 1990-11-21 and in the USA on 1991-08-23.
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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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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, while also having a solid construction.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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Demon's Crest - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Demon's Crest]]''
 
Demon's Crest - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Demon's Crest]]''
 
Final Fantasy IV - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy IV]]''
 
Final Fantasy IV - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy IV]]''
Final Fantasy V - SNES - Japan.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy V]]''
 
 
Final Fantasy VI - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''
 
Final Fantasy VI - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''
 
Illusion of Gaia - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Illusion of Gaia]]''
 
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]]''
 
Mortal Kombat II - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Mortal Kombat II]]''
 
Mortal Kombat II - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Mortal Kombat II]]''
 
Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Secret of Mana]]''
 
Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Secret of Mana]]''
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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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===Videos===
 
===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ibhDU2SAI&list=PLHQ0utQyFw5KCcj1ljIhExH_lvGwfn6GV youtube.com/watch?v=57ibhDU2SAI&list=PLHQ0utQyFw5KCcj1ljIhExH_lvGwfn6GV] - Super Nintendo Entertainment System Features.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4pfE0gEzVk youtube.com/watch?v=t4pfE0gEzVk] - Did You Know Gaming?
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY] - Boundary Break.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY youtube.com/watch?v=gVgWaIAiOBY] - Boundary Break.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4_K1LKiE1A youtube.com/watch?v=Z4_K1LKiE1A] - SNES Works - Classic Edition.
  
 
==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}}
* [https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/snes/list-games mobygames.com/browse/games/snes/list-games] - MobyGames.
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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]]

Revision as of 16:39, 4 November 2019

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.

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, while also having a solid construction.

Status

I own both an old model and new model SNES.

Games

See all SNES Games.

These are the 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 poorly made and caused the machines to turn a sickly yellow color.
  • Again, far too many poorly designed games were made for the platform.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Documentation

Gallery

Videos

Links

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