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4 more SNES games get the MSU1 audio treatment




Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

Nintendo NY selling retro Game Boy cartridge and SNES-themed notebooks


I am so embarrassed when I write something down nowadays. My handwriting was never good, but after so many years of working on a computer, it's almost like I forgot how to write. I've written in cursive since the second grade, and it used to be passable. Now it looks like I fell asleep after writing the first letter! ...maybe I'll just pick up these notebooks to display, rather than use. I don't wan to ugly them up!

Random Time! - Switch, SNES Classic Edition, and Wii Mini crammed into a boombox

Yes, it's a bit of a mess, but it all works. I've got no problem with someone taking their old tech and making it useful again. This is definitely one way of doing that!

ROM hack combines the worlds of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid into one experience

Remember the hack for Zelda: A Link to the Past that randomized where all the weapons and items were? That hack has taken a big step forward, and now it includes support for Super Metroid. Yes, now you'll be playing both Super Metroid and Zelda: A Link to the Past at the same time. Items from both games can appear in either world, and you'll need to play both to complete your adventure.

Hacker aims to bring Virtual Console to the Switch with a bit of SNES Classic flair

Sam Breadman is not happy about the lack of a traditional Virtual Console service on Switch. He's so unhappy that he's set out to make his own Virtual Console service, complete with some SNES Classic Edition aesthetics. He's still got a ways to go, but the user interface is up-and-running. Let's see if Nintendo swoops in on this one to shut it down.

Holy Diver NES and R-Type SNES Release Details

Holy Diver comes into cartridge form for the first time ever outside of Japan. The Collector's Edition will be limited to only 2,900 sets in North America and 2,800 sets in Europe. But wait...there's more! The first 1,000 sets of both will come in an exclusive white cartridge.

Learn more about the Holy Diver Collector's Edition

Double up with the R-Type Collector's Edition! This cartridge comes with both R-Type III and Super R-Type. The Collector's Edition will be limited to only 2,900 sets in North America and 2,800 sets in Europe. But wait...there's more! The first 1,000 sets of both will come in an exclusive cyber space blue cartridge.

Learn more about the R-Type Collector's Edition

GameSpot Video - Going Old-School With Hyperkin SupaBoy SFC

Hyperkin is known for offering new ways to play old games and the SupaBoy is a competent, portable way to play your PAL and NTSC SNES cartridges.

IGN Video - Super Castlevania 4 Finished In 31 Minutes (Speedrun)

Watch FuriousPaul speedrun through Super Castlevania 4 for the Super Nintendo in the Any% category. Note: Hosting of this video was allowed by its original owner.

Majyuuou re-release due out May 24th, 2018 in Japan

As we mentioned some time ago, the Japanese Super Famicom game Majyuuou is seeing a re-release in Japan. The title was originally slated to go on sale sometime in April, but that never happened. Now we know the game's new release date is May 24th, 2018.

Explore The SNES & Super Famicom World Like Never Before

Some consoles sold more units. Later consoles brought superior graphics. But no console captured the hearts and minds of generations of gamers like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System!

When it launched in the early 90s the SNES (Super Famicom in Japan) fought off heated competition from the likes of the SEGA Mega Drive to became the best selling console of the 16-bit era. Bright, crisp graphics created the perfect platform for some of the most imaginative games of all time!

Even as 32-bit consoles appeared on the scene, the popularity of the SNES refused to wane. Its legacy continues even to this day - with the SNES Mini capturing the hearts of gamers twenty eight years later in 2018. Meanwhile, the iconic SNES controller is an image that has become synonymous with retro gaming around the world.

Now SNES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium explores the stunning visuals of the games, product design and artwork of the Nintendo SNES/Super Famicom. A proper celebration of this iconic machine and its endless list of classic games - incuding Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox & more!

Incredible Visuals and Unique Insights

First and foremost - this book is your visual companion as you delve into the SNES/Super Famicom world. Guarunteed to stir up excitement and nostalgia, the book will whisk you on a journey back in time to some of the games you've always loved... and others you may have forgotten!

But don't let the beautiful visuals distract from the game reviews, features and insider interviews placed throughout the book. These succinct nuggets of information give you an unique insight into the games and developers that helped elevate this incredible platform the status it enjoys to this day.

Unrivalled Print Quality Brings Classic Games to Life

SNES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium measures 170mm x 230mm and is printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. This hardback edition also features Famicom coloured bookmark ribbons - just one example of the incredible attention to detail!

Arriving securely in a spot varnished cover and a spot varnished protective dust jacket - this book won't only take pride of place on your coffee table, it'll stand up to years of people being unable to resist a flick-through!

Features

Extensive collection of SNES/Super Famicom visuals
Produced using the highest quality print techniques
Includes interviews, game reviews and features
Over 500 pages in length
Ideal collectors item or retro-gaming gift

SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium is available now from FunstockRetro.co.uk!