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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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John Madden Football

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Big, Tough & Bone Crunching! Call players with ease from John Madden's on screen playbook. Unique Isovision

Final Fantasy 3

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Joe and Mac

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F Zero (Sealed)

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Samurai Goroh never takes practice laps because he owns every record on the scoreboard! Dr. Stuart gets a bang out of exploding mines and other fun obstacles! Pico loves the bumper bashing competition, fifteen courses and three skill levels. Blazing speed and pulling high G's through hairpin turns keeps captain falcon on his toes. Winning this race will mean earning the highest honour that can be bestowed on anyone in the universe. The race is simply known as "F-ZERO".

F Zero

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Samurai Goroh never takes practice laps because he owns every record on the scoreboard! Dr. Stuart gets a bang out of exploding mines and other fun obstacles! Pico loves the bumper bashing competition, fifteen courses and three skill levels. Blazing speed and pulling high G's through hairpin turns keeps captain falcon on his toes. Winning this race will mean earning the highest honour that can be bestowed on anyone in the universe. The race is simply known as "F-ZERO".

Doom

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Welcome to Doom, soldier. Now shut up and start fighting because there's no time to waste! We're talking total war against the forces of evil with the only thing standing between civilisation and the end of everything as we know it is you - one angry Marine with a hand-gun and a bad attitude. This is faithful of the PC version, which means all the same monsters, levels, weapons and surprises are around for a screaming fast descent into danger. Strap on your ammo and prepare to spit lead. Because now is your chance to be a hero. Or die trying.

Donkey Kong Country 2

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OK Kid, wipe that drool off your chin and listen up. Kaptain K. Rool and his cruellest cut-throat Kremlings have kidnapped that flea-bitten ape Donkey Kong. I figured I'd rescue him when the little pip-squeak DIDDY pops along with his girlfriend, and they head off fixin' to prove themselves as heroes or something. Come to think of it, I haven't laid eyes on those two for quite a while. I may just have to help them out after all!

Donkey Kong Country

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Donkey Kong is back with a new sidekick, Diddy Kong in a crazy island adventure! Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, they endeavour to get back their stolen banana hoard! Armed with lightning -quick moves, chest pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatics, our duo is ready to face their cunning adversaries. With the help of Donkey Kong's quirky family and his wild animal mounts, they squabble and scamper their way through unending monkey mayhem!

Demons Crest

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The Demons realm is peaceful until six stones fall from the sky. Each stone represents a portion of the Demon's Crest. When united, the stones bring the user ultimate power over demons and humans. These stones were so highly sought that civil war broke out in the realm. The fight lead to much bloodshed, until one gargoyle emerged victorious: the red demon known as firebrand. After firebrands final battle, his evil nemesis Phalanx ambushed him and stole the stones.

Chuck Rock

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Join Chuck, the most unlikely hero ever as he fights to save his beautiful wife Ophelia who has been snatched by the pebble-chewing caveman Gary Gritter. Chuck belly-bashes, odour-kicks and uses his favourite technique, rock-tossing, against everything from dinosaurs and boogie men to acidic bubbles. Lead Chuck with his out-of-shape physique and size fourteen feet through this wacky adventure - don't miss this hilarious rock-tossing fun!

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