Super Nintendo

The Super Nintendo or SNES as it is widely known, was Nintendo Corporation's 16 bit equivalent to the Sega Megadrive, and was the successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in Japan on November 21, 1990 and called the Super Famicom (short for Super Family Computer) it quickly established itself as Sega's main rival.

In Autumn 1991, the Super Nintendo hit the American shops. With a different design to the Super Famicom (although the internal architecture was identical), and a different cartridge shape to combat importing of US games overseas, the American model matched the success of the Super Famicom in Japan.

Finally, after almost two years of waiting, the Europeans got to see what all the fuss was about and they weren't disappointed! Sporting the same case as the Super Famicom, but running at a slower clock speed of 50Hz because many TV sets did not have the capability to run at 60Hz, the initial release of the Super Nintendo came bundled with two controllers and Super Mario World. Early game releases included the excellent F-Zero, and an arcade conversion of Super R-Type.

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Over the next few years, the Super Nintendo produced some of the best known video games of all time. Mario made his obligatory appearance in many games (the best of the bunch being Super Mario Kart), and Donkey Kong made a welcome return in the hugely successful Donkey Kong Country trilogy. Other notable successes were Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, Street Fighter 2 Turbo and RPG classics such as Zelda and Secret of Mana.

As the competition between Sega and Nintendo went on, and the games got better and better, so did the technology. Many of the later games released contained additional hardware to create advanced effects, compress data and process instructions quicker. The two most widely used were the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) chip which was used in games such Pilotwings and Super Mario Kart to create 3D effects by scaling and rotating backgrounds, and the SuperFX chip used in Starwing which creates 3D landscapes through polygons and texture mapping (something we are all used to now, but was revolutionary at the time!).

The Super Nintendo was succeeded by the Nintendo 64 in 1997, and was taken off the shelves in 1998. This was due to the phenomenal success of the Playstation. The Playstation had originally been developed by Sony and Nintendo together as a CD add-on for the SNES, but they scrapped the idea. Sony took the technology they had been working on and created the Playstation. The rest is history.

Many people regard the Super Nintendo as the best video game system made, and few could argue the effect it has had on recent game developments. The Nintendo / Sega war that raged in the nineties was the same as the Commodore / Spectrum war of the eighties, and however you feel about the console it will always remain one of the most significant piece's of video gaming history.

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Breath of Fire 2

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The incredible sequel to the best selling RPG hit Breath of Fire is here! You are the last member of the Dragon clan, fighting to rid the world of growing evil. A cast of unusual and exciting companions joins you in your adventures across a wondrous land filled with magic and mystery. You'll find strange mystic items, memorable monsters and exotic locations in your quest to conquer evil. There's strategy and spellcasting galore in the hours of compelling action and adventure that awaits you. Breath of Fire 2 is the ultimate in RPG excitement!

Toys - Let the Toy Wars Begin!

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It used to be a happy place, where people loved to make innocent little toys for kids of all ages. But times have changed. Now the evil General Zevo's in charge and he's manufacturing an army of dangerous military weapons disguised as toys that threaten to destroy everything Zevo Toys stands for! Doesn't anyone have the courage to stop this power-hungry madman? Leslie Zevo does. He's the General's wacky nephew and he's got a trick or two up his sleeve.

Super Pinball - Behind the Mask

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Experience the look, sounds and feel of real arcade pinball action. Thumper bumpers, multi-ball play, skill shots, huge bonuses, jackpots - all of the things you love about pinball, without adding quarters!

Pinball Dreams

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It's fast. It's crazy. It's going to give you pinball elbow. You may be a pinball wizard, but are you sharp enough for Arrow Roll-Overs? Can you shoot the Sun-Run without getting burned? Can you make it to Midnight for 5 million points? Can you go for the tilt feature and still keep your equilibrium? Pin yourself to your Super NES and go for the big score.

James Bond Jr

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With a name like Bond you know that intense action and daring adventure are here! Join James Bond Jr on several missions to root out and destroy the evil forces of S.C.U.M. Criss-cross the globe as you battle the evil Dr. Derange in Central America and the nefarious Maximillion Cortex in the shadowy canals of Venice! All the while collect fabulous items that enhance your personal weapons into an unstoppable arsenal! Take on the scores of enemy jets, missile launchers and robotic devices designed to end your adventures - permanently.

Home Alone

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The riches of the McCallister home are under siege again from the Wet Bandit Gang! Young Kevin has to defend his family's treasures against his old foes, Mary and Harry. But this time the bumbling crooks brought some tough friends to even the score! Their recent stretch behind bars has given them plenty of ideas to exact revenge on our little hero. Join Kevin as he races through the McCallister mansion and sets off wild booby traps to ensnare thee villains. Discover the hidden treasures and secure them in the basement vault. But be careful!

Yoshis Island

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The Evil Magikoopa, Kamek, is out to kidnap Baby Mario! In this secret to Super Mario World, you play as Yoshi. Your goal is to successfully carry Baby Mario back  to his parents in the Mushroom Kingdom, whilst avoiding Kamek's clever traps and evil minions. Enjoy the various backgrounds of the rich and vibrant locales of Yoshi's Island as you race to complete your quest. Is Yoshi up to the momentous task at hand? Help him toss his eggs, manipulate unique objects and solve puzzling situations! When in doubt, don't be afraid to tray EVERYTHING!

Zelda

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In all his glory, link ventures back to the land of Hyrule. The predecessors of Link and Zelda face monsters on the march when a menacing magician takes over the kingdom. Only you can prevent his evil plot from shattering the peaceful Hyrule. In your quest you'll venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests. Test your mettle with mighty swords and magical weapons. Or heft a boulder and hurl it at your enemies. Learn powerful spells, locate magical artefacts and solve mysteries of the evil magician and the hidden realm of Hyrule.

X-Zone

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This game requires the Nintendo Scope
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X-Terminstor wanted for X-Tremely risky business. Quick! Get that blaster off your shoulder and zero in on your target with the first Super Scope game using on-screen crosshair sights. The nations mainframe bio-computer wants to X-Terminate Earth. Your mission, should you X-Cept it:@ infiltrate the X-Tra defences. X-Plode the overseer's drones and moles that want to make you X-Tinct. And X-Ray the buggy bio-brain with a couple of Nuclear weapons. It's an X-Plosive situation that only the truly X-Cellent can survive.  

Yoshis Cookie

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Cookie Chaos for Mario & Yoshi! Mario and Yoshi are filling in at the Cookie factory, and the snacks are piling high! As fresh-baked cookies roll out of the ovens, it's up to Mario to sort and stack 'em before they pile too high! Line up a row of the same kind of cookies either vertically or horizontally, and they'll vanish. Clear the screen to move out onto a new level of cookie chaos. Yoshi appears from time to time to stir things up. Play for high score or go head-to-head against a friend or the computer. The mouth watering madness doesn't let up!

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