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There's a happy ending for the missing SNES package

I'm sure we could all use some good news today. Last week we told you about a missing package containing somewhere around $10,000 worth of PAL format Super Nintendo (SNES) games. The package was on its way to archivist and game historian By...   read

 
 
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Holy hell, you can kill the Big Boos in Super Mario World

The last time my mind was this blown by a piece of video game trivia, I had just learned that clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were the same sprite, only recolored and masked with clever placement. As pointed out by Supper Mario Broth...   read

 
 
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These Super Nintendo shoes have real buttons and a d-pad

Reworking the Air Jordan 4 with a stylish Super Nintendo aesthetic? Cool enough. Wait'll you see the backside, though. For this design, which will be available in super limited quantities, creator Freaker Sneaks took things a step further, ...   read

 
 
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Rayman creators find rare Super Nintendo version

Rayman creators Frédéric Houde and Michel Ancel have stumbled upon an unreleased, unfinished Super Nintendo version of the platforming game previously thought to be lost forever. Somehow, it still works!   read

 
 
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Stranger Things and Game of Thrones get the SNES treatment

I'll be the first to admit it, this story's a little strange. I'm pretty sure we've never posted anything from HalloweenCostumes.com before. Movies and TV shows tend not to have full console releases anymore, as the tie-in games we see toda...   read

 
 
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Luigi's color came from graphical limitations

While it took Nintendo years to catch on to the fact, gamers have known for a long time that Luigi is the true lord and savior of gaming. He may play second fiddle to his brother, but we all prefer the slim, handsome scaredy cat over the ty...   read

 
 
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How high is Super Mario RPG on your personal all-time ranking list?

So, Super Mario RPG was re-released on Wii U yesterday, and I feel like I have to talk about it. As a kid, I had no idea what I was getting into at first. As a seemingly innocuous Mario game developed by Squaresoft, even the intro...   read

 
 
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Nintendo kicks off new series 'Backlog Buster' with EarthBound

By the time EarthBound hit, I was pretty well-versed in JRPGs (my first was Dragon Warrior as a kid) -- but that wasn't the case for everyone else. For those of you who haven't played it yet, Nintendo has a new miniseries up on it...   read

 
 
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Nintendo clarifies why SNES games won't run on anything but a New 3DS

Last week, Nintendo revealed that SNES games were coming to the 3DS eShop. Great! Except for the fact that they're not only not Cross-Buy supported, but they also won't even run on the old 3DS. Speaking to Game Informer, Nintendo clari...   read

 
 
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These Disney platformer speedruns bring back fond memories

Some of my favorite video games as a kid were based on Disney properties. You didn't even need to like the source material to appreciate them -- they were just plain good games. Tough, too. Back then, a typical rental often wouldn't cut it....   read

 
 


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This pıoɹʇǝɯ ɹǝdns mod is pretty damn rad

There's no better time to talk about retro games than during AGDQ's recent runs, and Super Metroid is of course a classic. This crazy mod, dubbed the "perspective hack," shifts the entire camera around and flips the world on its ...   read

 
 
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Someone left a SNES switched on for 20 years to preserve a save file

Back during the days of the Game Boy and SNES, games would save progress using a small on-board battery. It was great at the time, however, unfortunately, those things only have a limited lifespan, and in the last few years they’ve be...   read

 
 
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Super Nintendo Chalmers is the best thing I've seen all month

Custom consoles are one of my favorite things in the gaming world, and this one is no exception. User rori3 shared his creation with an ominous post on reddit, noting that he had "Just finished [his] White Elephant Gift." It's none oth...   read

 
 
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Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana is a beautiful Secret of Mana tribute

[Disclosure: Scarlet Moon Productions' Jayson Napolitano used to write for Destructoid.] Secret of Mana is one of those games that really means a lot to me. It wasn't just because I had so much fun with the co-op function with a g...   read

 
 
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The concept for Chrono Trigger came about from a trip to the United States

I had played RPGs before it, but Chrono Trigger was probably the first time that I sat down and became immersed in something for days on end. Having borrowed it from a friend I didn't run into the "rental" problem I had with some othe...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Star Wars

I'm really surprised that Super Star Wars is getting a re-release in 2015. No, not because "it's old," but rather the fact that it's an exceedingly unforgiving retro game, which doesn't really gel with the hand-holding landscape of modern g...   read

 
 
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Reminder: Super Star Wars comes out this week on PSN

As a reminder, Super Star Wars will hit the PSN this week (PS4 and Vita with Cross-Buy). It was part of a classic trilogy for the SNES, and was basically a re-telling of A New Hope, through the veil of an action platformer -- it w...   read

 
 
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That Nintendo PlayStation works!

Real or fake, I was fascinated by that so-called Nintendo PlayStation. The system, a sort of Super Nintendo with a CD drive, was produced through a partnership with Sony but never saw a commercial release. The machines are exceedingly rare,...   read

 
 
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This Super Nintendo brightened my day

I just love how the colors play off each other in this cheerful Super Nintendo redesign based on Super Mario All-Stars. It's so sleek! That cute art from the cover really pops, too. My Super Nintendo is also yellow, but that's only because ...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront looks so good as a 16-bit game

Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if you strip away...   read

 
 
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The Homebrew Launcher comes to 3DS, despite Nintendo trying to stop it

Homebrew has become a bit of a Hydra for Nintendo recently. They pulled down IronFall due to an exploit which allowed non-approved software to be run on the 3DS, and in response almost the same exploit has now also been released for the Yo...   read

 
 
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If I had a million dollars, I'd do Mega Man X and X2 at the same time

Some people know how to multitask. I mean, really multitask. I am not one of them. I get flustered if I have to cook pasta during my washer's rinse cycle because who knows if the damn thing won't just explode and flood the entire house whi...   read

 
 
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Someone made a fully-explorable HTML5 map for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

This was a pretty random thing to find, but thanks to a reader I've now fully explored the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map multiple times over this morning. It's hosted over at Jadsdsengine and runs on HTML5, so you can br...   read

 
 
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Chiptuner team elix make the Super Nintendo do things I never thought it could

There's nothing that quite replicates the gritty '90s synth of the Super Nintendo's Sony SPC700 sound chip. Electronic dance music team elix, consisting of cTrix and ferris, have developed a music track creator, so that chiptuning for the ...   read

 
 
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This Kaizo Mario World speedrun stresses me out

"This is what happens when a very sadistic person gets ahold of a level editor." Some of us get a huge kick out of watching strangers overcome the odds in near-impossible games, and as far as those go, Kaizo Mario World (or Asshole Mario) ...   read

 
 



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