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Author: Subject: The Super Nintendo 25th Anniversary Thread
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posted on 8-24-2016 at 05:26 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The Super Nintendo 25th Anniversary Thread

So earlier today, I just happened to stumble across the fact that the Super Nintendo was released exactly 25 years ago (August 23rd, 1991) in North America. In honor of the SNES hitting the quarter century mark, and to help cope with the fact that any of us who actually owned that system as kids are now old as fuck, I thought it might be fun to do a little reminiscing.

While the original NES will always be my sentimental favorite console of all time (the NES and childhood are pretty much synonymous with me), the SNES is probably my straight-up favorite console of all time. When you look at the list of quality games that were released for it, it's pretty damn staggering. This was of course back when Nintendo had major third-party support, so in addition to all of the fantastic games that Nintendo put out on the SNES, you also had stuff like Street Fighter II, Final Fantasy III, Chrono Trigger, Super Castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country, Contra III, TMNT IV, Mega Man X and on and on and on (and on). Even though other home consoles over the years have had video game libraries that rivaled the Super Nintendo's, I think it still stands as the king of them all.

And a weird fact: the Super Nintendo just missed the 1980's by 11 months in Japan, as it was released in November of 1990 there (as the Super Famicom, of course). For a system that I so associate with the 1990's, it's kind of mind-boggling to think that it was released that close to 1989 in Japan.





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posted on 8-24-2016 at 06:00 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
There's a big age gap between my mom and her sister (14 years) so she was like 26 when the SNES came out. So while my sad 11-year-old self had to beg and beg my parents for one, her and her boyfriend bought one right when it came out. So she'd have me and my cousin come over, and we'd just all play the holy fuck out of it.





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posted on 8-24-2016 at 06:32 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Yeah, I remember my brother and I not getting our SNES until Christmas of 1991, so those four months of waiting were pretty torturous (especially when you're 10 years old).

I also recall my best friend at the time, who lived right across the street, got a Sega Genesis that same Christmas. So the last week of our Christmas vacation from school was spent playing any combination of Super Mario World, F-Zero, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Altered Beast pretty much non-stop. Good times.





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posted on 1-9-2017 at 08:08 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I'm shocked this thread isn't getting more love.

For my money, the SNES is the best damned game system in the history of history. There were SO many amazing games for it that I rediscovered with emulators:

Street Fighter II and sequels
Mortal Kombat II
Any Super Mario Land
Donkey Kong Country
Any Zelda
Any amazing Castlevania game
Ghouls n Ghosts (which is still one of the hardest games ever to beat - I never could without cheats)
Super Punch Out
Final Fantasy 3
Earthworm Jim
Any Star Wars game

That's just what I thought of in the past minute. The SNES just took the original and just made it fucking awesome. Platforming was never more fun.

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I'm shocked this thread isn't getting more love.


Yeah, this thread did end up being a bit of a flop, didn't it?

And I totally agree about the insane amount of quality games for the SNES. Given how games are more expensive to produce today and home consoles generally have smaller game libraries compared to the past, the SNES' catalog is something we'll never see again.

And if Nintendo ever decides to do a SNES Classic like they did with the recent NES Classic, I'll buy one in a heartbeat (if you can actually find one on store shelves that is, unlike the fucking NES Classic).

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posted on 1-13-2017 at 05:11 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I promise I'll give it some love, soon. I've been on a bit of a hiatus from this particular board.
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I meant to post on this a while back but forgot about it. I also LOVED the SNES. I got the a Sega Genesis when it first came out and my neighbor got the SNES. When he moved a few years later, I sold my Genesis and bought an SNES with Secret of Mana and Super Bomberman so I could get the multitap. I had never played Bomberman before but fell in love with that immediately. My house became the party house for a while because of 4-player Bomberman and 4-player Madden.

Here are my favorite games for that system:
A Link To The Past
Final Fantasy II and III (or IV and VI for you wankers)
Super Metroid
Street Fighter II
Super Mario World
Super Mario RPG
Donkey Kong Country
Super Castlevania IV
Super Punch Out
Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
Super Bomberman
Mega Man X

There's still a handful I've never really played that I want to some day. I have them all on emulator too, I just don't jump at that option much.
Earthbound
Yoshi's Island
Secret of Evermore


Also, that Super Star Wars series was HARD!

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posted on 1-14-2017 at 04:27 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by salmonjunkie
Here are my favorite games for that system:
A Link To The Past
Final Fantasy II and III (or IV and VI for you wankers)
Super Metroid
Street Fighter II
Super Mario World
Super Mario RPG
Donkey Kong Country
Super Castlevania IV
Super Punch Out
Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
Super Bomberman
Mega Man X


This would possibly warrant it's own thread, but my top ten favorite SNES games would probably be (in random order):

Super Mario World
A Link To The Past
Super Metroid
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Chrono Trigger
Street Fighter II Turbo
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Contra III

And the scary thing is that that's not even anywhere near scratching the surface of how many great games there were for the Super Nintendo. I could literally make a list of ten different SNES games that I love just as much as the ten that I listed there.

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Secret of Evermore


Secret Of Evermore is kind of an underrated gem. I remember borrowing it from a friend of mine in 9th grade and getting way into it.


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Also, that Super Star Wars series was HARD!


I downloaded Super Star Wars on the Wii a few years back and was quickly reminded of this fact. I couldn't even get past the Sandcrawler level and the part where you have to jump up the moving platforms while avoiding enemies and gunfire in order to get on top of the Sandcrawler is so fucking frustrating.





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When the Super NES came out, I asked my parents to get me one for Christmas. The employee they talked to at Target convinced them to get me a Sega Genesis instead. And though I definitely appreciated the Genesis (Streets of Rage 2, Phantasy Star IV, Eternal Champions, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, etc.), I don't know what the fuck that person was thinking. I eventually managed to save up enough to buy one myself.

Top 10, eh? I'll bite. In no particular order.

Final Fantasy III/VI
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
Mega Man X2
Final Fight 3
Super Street Fighter II
Super Metroid
Super Punch-Out!!
TMNT: Turtles in Time
Donkey Kong Country

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posted on 1-30-2017 at 04:54 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Funny thing about my childhood was that I never ASKED my mother to buy consoles for us, until she actually manned up one July afternoon in 1999 and offered to buy me a Dreamcast, which totally took me by surprise. Before then then, she was such a bitch about holding things over my brother and I's head. It was hard enough talking her into buying us a game, so why bother asking for a console?

The one console she bought during my entire childhood was the SNES, which I awoke on christmas 1992 to discover under our tree. It came with Street Fighter 2 and Super Mario World. I had already played SNES a bit whenever my bros friend came for a sleepover, but now that we actually had one, we didn't have a African night/Saturdaybmorning time limit with it.

Over the Kindergarten school year I found myself acquiring all the classics, from Turtles in a time to Aladdin. I loved my SNES and the half grey/half light purple color it eventually became, showing that I played and took it everywhere. Seriously, there's not a place I didn't take my SNES to.

I didn't stop playing my Super until about 2005. I always preferred playing games on it as opposed to an emulator, but Wii had a strong VC a library and that pro controller thing, so i gave in.

My favorite games:

Super Mario World
Aladdin
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Super Metroid
Zelda: A Link To The Past
Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3
Turtles in Time
Final Fight
Street Fighter 2
Super Punch-Out!!
Yoshi's Island
Super Return of the Jedi
Super Star Wars
Kirby Super Star
Mega Man X, X2, and X3
Super Castlevania IV
Super Mario All-Stars
Final Fantasy 3/6
Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
Contra 3
Super Ghouls N Ghost
NBA Showdown
Mortal Kombat
Demon's Crest
Spanky's Quest
Mega Man 7


Man, what a great system. Defined my childhood 90's gaming.



[Edited on 1-30-2017 by CamstunPWG187]

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