Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System
DesignerNintendo R&D2
ManufacturerNintendo
CPU3.58 MHz Ricoh 5A22
Graphics5.57 MHz Ricoh S-PPU
RAM128 KB
MediaGame Pak
ReleaseJP: November 21, 1990
NA: August 23, 1991
UK: April 11, 1992
EU: June 1992
Ireland: April 11, 1992
AU: July 3, 1992
Brazil: August 30, 1993
Added to museumNot yet

The Super Nintendo Entertaiment System, the third home video game console by Nintendo, was known as the Super Famicom in Japan. It was first released in Japan in 1990, in North America in 1991, and in Europe in 1992.

Unreleased Super NES CD-ROM System

In 1991, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Sony announced the Super NES CD-ROM System. It was meant to be released in two formats. The first was a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The second was a unit that combined the SNES and CD-ROM in one unit that Sony dubbed the PlayStation. The unit was going to be compatible with regular SNES format games as well as a Sony-developed Super Disc format. Because of the latter, Sony would have a large deal of control over the system. As a result, Nintendo tried to negotiate a better deal with Philips. This ultimately led to both deals falling through, and the add-on was never released.

Philips would go on to release its own console, the CD-i in 1991. Sony would, likewise, release the PlayStation as a stand-alone console in 1994.

Legacy of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System

The legacy of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System remains, even after its heyday. Independent, unlicensed games continue to be produced for the system to this day.

Nintendo has capitalized on the system's continuing popularity with a dedicated console that contained modern hardware with an emulator to run the included games. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, released as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe and Oceania, and as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom in Japan, was released in the United States on September 29, 2017, right in the middle of the 1990s nostalgia boom. It featured twenty-one built-in games, HDMI display output for high definition televisions, and two replica controllers which could also connect to the Wii remote for use on the Wii or the Wii U.

SNES games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to the Museum Notes
SameGame Hudson Soft 1995 July 31, 2017 Super Famicom game that has a slotted cartridge slot for a Satellaview 8M Pack.
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World Nintendo EAD 1994 December 20, 2018 Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario World in the same cartridge.

Emulated SNES games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to the Museum Notes
2048 Gabriele Cirulli, Alek Maul 2014 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Apocalypse Simon Nicol, Herman Serrano, Mike Clarke 2016 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Astrohawk Paul Lay 2016 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Big Run Jaleco 1991 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
BioMetal Athena 1993 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Brawl Brothers Jaleco 1992 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Captain Commando Capcom 1991 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Congo's Caper Data East 1993 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Corn Buster Engine Software 2016 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Contra III: The Alien Wars Konami 1992 October 31, 2017 The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Creepy Bird Piko Interactive 2014 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Donkey Kong Country Rare 1994 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Rare 1995 August 8, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Rare 1996 September 8, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Dorke and Ymp Norse 2016 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Draw, Make, and Play Dezaemon Athena 1994 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
EarthBound APE 1994 3DS: February 19, 2018
SNES CE: March 16, 2019
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Virtual Console for New Nintendo 3DS.
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition, on which the SNES version is included.
Fighter's History Data East 1994 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Fighter's History: Mizoguchi's Moment of Crisis!! Data East 1995 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Final Fantasy VI Square 1994 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Final Fight 2 Capcom 1993 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Final Fight 3 Capcom 1995 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
F-Zero Nintendo EAD 1990 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Intelligent Systems 1994 October 31, 2017 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom Mini, on which the Super Famicom version is included.
Hammerin' Harry Irem 1990 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Hanafuda King Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1994 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D Loriciel 1993 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Data East 1991 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics Data East 1994 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Kirby's Dream Course HAL Laboratory 1995 SNES CE: March 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition, on which the SNES version is included.
Kirby Super Star HAL Laboratory 1996 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Legend Arcade Zone 1994 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja Konami 1991 October 31, 2017 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom Mini, on which the Super Famicom version is included.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD 1991 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Magical Drop Data East 1995 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Magical Drop II Data East 1996 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Major Title Irem 1992 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
MazezaM Malcom Tyrrell, Ventzislav Tzvetkov 2004 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Mega Man X Capcom 1993 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Mr. Bloopy Saves the World Compedia 2014 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Night Defender Piko Interactive 2013 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Night Defender 2 Piko Interactive 2013 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Operation Logic Bomb: The Ultimate Search & Destroy Jaleco 1993 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Pachio-kun Special Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1993 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Pachio-kun Special 2 Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1994 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Pachio-kun Special 3 Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1995 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Panel de Pon Nintendo R&D1 Intelligent Systems 1995 October 31, 2017 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom Mini, on which the Super Famicom version is included.
Pro Mahjong Extreme Athena 1993 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Pro Mahjong Extreme II Athena 1994 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Pro Mahjong Extreme III Athena 1995 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
R-Type III: The Third Lightning Tamtex 1993 June 19, 2019
October 13, 2019
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade and Retro-Bit Generations.
Rival Turf! Jaleco 1992 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Rocky Rodent Irem 1993 June 19, 2019
October 13, 2019
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade and Retro-Bit Generations.
Rushing Beat Shura Jaleco 1994 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Secret of Mana Square 1993 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Skipp and Friends Ice Man 2014 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Star Fox Nintendo EAD Argonaut Software 1993 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Star Fox 2 Nintendo EAD Argonaut Software 2017 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Nintendo EAD Argonaut Software 1993 SNES CE: March 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition, on which the SNES version is included.
Super 3D Noah's Ark Wisdom Tree 1994 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Super Alfred Chicken Twilight 1993 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Super Birdie Rush Data East 1992 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Super Casino 2 Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1993 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.
Super Castlevania IV Konami 1991 SNES CE: March 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition, on which the SNES version is included.
Super Earth Defense Force Jaleco 1991 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Capcom 1991 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the Retro-Bit Generations, Retro-Bit Generations II, Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade, SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Mario All-Stars Nintendo EAD 1993 Wii: January 20, 2012 The WEC Museum owns Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition for the Wii.
Super Mario Kart Nintendo EAD 1992 Wii VC: February 10, 2010
SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version for the Wii Virtual Console.
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Mario RPG Square 1996 Wii VC: February 12, 2010
SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version for the Wii Virtual Console.
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Mario World Nintendo EAD 1990 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo EAD 1995 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Metroid Nintendo R&D1 Intelligent Systems 1994 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES CE: March 16, 2018
The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini, on which the SNES and Super Famicom versions are included.
Super Punch-Out!! Nintendo R&D3 1994 SNES CE: March 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the SNES Classic Edition, on which the SNES version is included.
Super R-Type Irem 1991 June 19, 2019
October 13, 2019
The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade and Retro-Bit Generations.
Super Side Pocket Data East 1993 June 19, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Super Retro Cade.
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Capcom 1994 SF Mini: October 31, 2017 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom Mini, on which the Super Famicom version is included.
Super Thor Quest Bubblezap 2015 October 13, 2019 The WEC Museum owns the SNES version on the Retro-Bit Generations.
Top Pro Golf Coconuts Japan, Soft Vision 1992 July 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Super Famicom version on the Retro-Bit Generations II.