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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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Prince of Persia

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The award-winning computer software adventure that has people everywhere rattling their sabres is here for the Super NES. But the sands of time are against you. For you must survive twenty perilous stages, rescue the princess from the Grand Vizier Jaffar, and claim the royal residency all before the hourglass is empty. Beware the unpredictable floors and ceilings, gut-splitting guillotines, hidden spikes, walls of flames and more. Jaffar's spells spell doom if you are not nimble and crafty, and a legion of savage servants, skeletons and immortal beings will do his barbaric bidding.

Pilotwings

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Are you ready to earn your wings at the most exclusive flight school in the world? Then report immediately to the secret Pilotwings Flight Club, where your training begins. The realism is incredible as your Super Nintendo takes you airborne with multi-dimensional graphics, endless skylines and the freedom to fly wherever you like. Do you have what it takes to earn your wings? Then get going! You're late for your first class!

Phalanx

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Get fired up! This is the fastest Phaser-Fight in the Galaxy! Put your finger on the trigger! We're about to blast you into the next dimension of special effects - in the fastest star-fighter ever created. You're flying into the zone of fire. Through the deadly Bio-Cave. Down to the very core of the planet. Firing your missiles a mile a minute at thousands of beastly Bio-weapons that are trying to eat you alive. we're talking certain doom - in 3D! And no matter how many big buggers attack you, the action never slows down. So buckle up, and blast off.

NHPLA Hockey

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Over 500 real players have skated into the hot sequel to NHPLA® Hockey. Now you can skate, stick and score with all the greats - Roenick, Bourque, Tocchet and Kurri. Rosters of every professional team including expansion teams Ottawa and Tampa Bay!

Outlander

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There's no way out... There's no turning back. The hopes of the human race are riding on you. You're there only chance at survival. To go forward, you'll have to fight your way in. And then pray you can get out. Multiple game sequences include combat driving simulation and hand-to-hand roadside battles, a massive arsenal of weapons and vital supplies to find and use.

Lester the Unlikely

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The Marooned on a tropical island far from home, Lester faces it all with the courage of a small frightened rodent. Our unlikely hero has as much trouble walking as he does facing treacherous obstacles. It's the ultimate 'geek to greatness' adventure as you guide Lester through his rite of passage. Help him face the terrors of the beach, the haunting chills of the underworld and the dreaded pirates of the south seas. Do all of this and Lester might just make it home, maybe even a little cooler than when he started!

Lemmings

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Thousands of Lemmings are on the loose, marching towards extinction unless you can save them. Without minds of their own, they are completely helpless, faithfully following their leader through 125 levels of blazing fires, endless canyons, deadly tunnels and ancient ruins. One thing's for sure: their future lies in your hands, because beyond every obstacle awaits certain disaster. Lose one Lemming and you risk losing them all!

Krustys Super Fun House

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Hey kids! Help out your old pal Krusty the Clown! My official Krusty's Fun House is infested with rats! There are over sixty levels in the game just crawling with the little varmints! I've got my local cadets, Bart and Homer Simpson and Sideshow Mel amongst others, to guard the rat traps and Krusterise the little stinkers!

Legend of the Mystic Ninja

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A curse has stricken the village of Horo-Horo. Their beloved princess has vanished. And without her powers, a plague of giant locusts will ravage the helpless. Talk about sick! All help rests with the village's two ninja guardians, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang. Ying is a daring young mystical ninja who often rips apart opponents while riding a psychedelic tiger. Yang is is all powerful mentor and master of the invincible spirit transformation. Together they must overcome the ten levels of the Dragonbeast until they find the princess, or die trying.

Killer Instinct

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Don't wait in endless arcade lines to play - Killer Instinct comes to the Super Nintendo with action, graphics and sound that annihilates all other combat games. Fulgore, Jago, B.Orchid, Spinal and all your favourite warriors contend in the ultratech KI Tournament. Each combatent engagaes in the KI Combo Theory  of connected moves and finishing tactics to destroy their opponents. With incredible displays of eyelasers, ice lances, wind kicks and laser blades there fearless fighters prove their battle prowess. Remember, if you lose, its hero to zero!

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