13 Facts About Super NES


Super Nintendo Entertainment System, commonly shortened to Super NES or Super Nintendo, is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Oceania, and 1993 in South America.

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Super NES is Nintendo's second programmable home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System .

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Super NES received largely positive reviews and was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era after launching relatively late and facing intense competition from Sega's Genesis console in North America and Europe.

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Nintendo scored an early public-relations advantage by securing the first console conversion of Capcom's arcade hit Street Fighter II for Super NES, which took more than a year to make the transition to the Genesis.

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Many popular Super NES games were ported to the Game Boy Advance, which has similar video capabilities.

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The European and American versions of the Super NES controllers have much longer cables compared to the Japanese Super Famicom controllers.

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Super NES games are distributed on ROM cartridges, officially referred to as Game Pak in most Western regions, and as Cassette in Japan and parts of Latin America.

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Many Super NES games have been called some of the greatest video games of all time, such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, Super Metroid, and Yoshi's Island .

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Many Super NES games have been rereleased several times, including on the Virtual Console, Super NES Classic Edition, and the classic games service on Nintendo Switch Online.

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Several later controller designs have elements from the Super NES controller, including the PlayStation, Dreamcast, Xbox, and Wii Classic Controller.

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Super NES FX is a RISC CPU designed to perform functions that the main CPU can not feasibly do.

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Super NES emulation began with VSMC in 1994, and Super Pasofami became the first working Super NES emulator in 1996.

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Unofficial Super NES emulation is available on virtually all platforms, such as Android, iOS, game consoles, and PDAs.

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