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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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Super Street Fighter 2

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For two years, they have reigned supreme.  Twelve of the most gifted fighters from across the world have battled each other in the world warrior tournament.  but the time has come for them to step aside - Now is the time of the new Challengers!

Super Star Wars

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Join Luke, Han and Chewbacca in their fierce war against the Evil empire. Battle treacherous aliens. Pilot two vehicles in high speed, first person, 3D sequences. Fight your way through the wastelands of Tatooine to the hostile streets of Mos Eisley and beyond. SO grab you blaster, strap on your light saber, and take on the fight for galactic freedom. And may the force be with you!

Super Return of the Jedi

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Crush the Empire - once and for all. Join the Rebellion and crush the Death Star in a giant 16-Meg universe filled with all the action and adventure of the Star Wars® finale. Take command of five different characters - from Wicket the Ewok to Princess Leia - and go up against the Empire's worst, from Jabba the Hutt to the Emperor himself! This is it! You're going to need every ounce of Force you've got in you.

Super Mario World

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Mario's off on his biggest adventure ever, and this time he's brought along a friend. Yoshi the dinosaur team up with Mario to battle Bowser, who has kidnapped princess toadstool once again. Guide Mario and Yoshi through nine peril-filled worlds to the final showdown in Bowsers castle. Use Mario's new powers and Yoshi's voracious monster gobbling appetite as you explore 96 levels filled with dangerous new monsters and traps. Climb mountains, cross rivers and descend into subterranean depths. Mario's back and this time he's better than ever!

Super Mario Kart

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The Super Mario Go-Kart Park is open for fun! Master the unique driving styles of Mario, Luigi and the Princess! Drag with Donkey Kong Jr! Crash with the king of the Koopa! Lock fenders with Yoshi! You can race head-to-head with a friend or against the computer in great, split-screen, Mode 7

Super Mario RPG

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Travel Mario returns in this incredible new role-playing adventure! His latest rival is Smithy, a menacing creature who causes fear and treachery in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario must recover seven stars and repair the Star Road before he can make his way to Bowser's castle for a final confrontation with Smithy. Powerful weapons, sinister spells and other useful items help Mario to complete his harrowing journey. New friends and old allies support hi along the way. Even Bowser lends a hand!

Super Ghouls and Ghosts

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You are Arthur, the boldest swordsman alive. You are caught in a dangerous quest. Fiendish foes and grim demons are about to hurl disaster your way! You must save the wondrous Princess Guinevere. But beware! The reeking ruler of the forbidden land can call forth evil and destruction. Who knows what creeping, leaping terrors haunt this dripping realm! You may loose your armour and your strength. You may be hexed. You may become a baby, a duck or a skeleton! But you are never without a weapon. And magic awaits to help you! 

Super Mario Allstars

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Revisit the magic and fun of the classic Super Mario Bros. games for the NES! All the great Super Mario Bros. games for the NES have been powered up with 16-bit graphics and sound collected on one super game pack. As an added bonus, the previously unreleased "Lost Levels" are included. These super challenging courses have never been available in this country until now!

Super Castlevania 4

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Super Empire Strikes Back

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Pursued across the galaxy, you and your Rebel Forces now marshall new strength on the remote ice world of Hoth. Although tracked by probe droids, attacked by ice monsters, and confronted by an army of gigantic Imperial Walkers, you must not give in. You are the Allience's only hope. Learn the way of the Force, then test your skills in this fast-paced, action-packed sequel to the hit game, Super Star Wars®.

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