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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Lethal Enforcers and Gun Boxset

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Lethal Enforcers is out to clean up the streets in the baddest parts of Chicago. Digitized graphics and sound will slam you into cold reality and heated action. Your job is to defend the innocent and protect yourself from a fatal case of lead poisoning.

FIFA 97

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New six side indoor game. New high-speed gameplay. New Tough 'pro' mode. New sound effects and crowd chants. New player animation. Refinded goalkeeper intelligence. Improved set plays.

Pit Fighter

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Venture deep into the hidden world of the under-city to battle the world's toughest brawlers! In Pit-Fighter, the only rule is to survive. Choose your hero - Buzz, a former Pro Wrestler with a killer body slam! Ty, a Champion kickboxer and veteran of the Pit. Kato, a Karate legend with a lethal Dragon Punch! Try your skills against a ruthless gang of renegade warriors. Take on Chainman Eddie in a special Grudge Match! Use your brute strength and raw stamina to claw your way to the final round against The masked Warrior! See if you have what it takes to become the supreme Pit-Fighter!

Super Nintendo Universal Adapter Loose

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This item is an import adapter and allows you to play imported games. Simply slot your import game in the top, and slot a non-import game at the back and you're away! Some games have an additional protection which stops this item working, but this will convert the majority of games The item comes unboxed and has been fully tested.

Super Nintendo Pro Universal Adapter Loose

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This item is an enhanced import adapter and allows you to play imported games. Simply slot your import game in the top, and slot a non-import game at the back and you're away! Some games have an additional protection which stops this item working, but this will convert the majority of games The item comes unboxed and has been fully tested.

Winter Olympics

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Winter Olympics offers you the ultimate experience in sports simulations. You'll race the clock against the best in the world, fighting for gold in a game where you'll face 10 spectacular events that test your speed, strength, skill and endurance to the limit. It's your chance to go for the gold!

Addams Family

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Morticia has been kidnapped! Uncle Fester has lost his memory and fallen under the spell of Abigail Craven - only Gomez can save the day, finally confronting the evil Judge!! Dare you freak out in the kooky, spooky climax?

Skuljagger

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There's never been a game like this before. Skuljagger combines a high-powered action game with a clue filled story to create the 16-bit experience ever! Get ready for the eye-popping graphics and innovative gameplay of 21 main maps and over 50 hidden maps. It's all-out war as you'll fight savage Kiltish troops, battle wild Westican bladebacks, explore the ancient lost city of Urnum and bring the merciless Captain Skuljagger to his knees.

Smart Ball

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SmartBall is one of the most devilish little characters you'll ever meet. He clings, jumps and bounces his way through life, from the slippery tropics to a dangerous urban battlezone. You'll guide SmartBall through eight dizzying worlds as he takes on everything from flaming firebirds to hidden sandworms.

Lost Vikings

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It's just another cool day of Nordic seafaring and pillaging when Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce and Olaf the Stout are suddenly sucked into an alien spaceship. And only you can help them find their way home. But each mysterious door you help them through throws them into different eras in time - and smack into new enemies! Will Baleog conquer Elmo the Dinosaur in Prehistoria? Will Olaf shield himself from the berserker mummies in the Great Pyramids of Egypt? And can Erik outrun the maniacal ripsaw in the Great Factory? Hurry!

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