The SNES, or “Super Nintendo Entertainment System” was the follow up to the highly successful NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) which intorduced us to Mario.

Released first in 1990 in Japan, it soon found it’s way around the world, and despite strong competition from the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, it soon went on to become the best selling 16 bit console of the era.

Graphics and sound were very advanced, and the console allowed the addition of extra chips in the cartridges to further boos performance, starfox being an example of such.

Still popular today, the console still sees homebrew releases and is popular in the retro collectors market.

Also visible here is the Game Genie adaptor, which plugged in between the console and cartridges and allowed the use of cheat codes to advance you through games.

« »