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Fan builds his own SNES Playstation add-on

Rewriting history

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📀 닌텐도 슈퍼패미콤 CD롬 "Nintendo SNES CD-ROM" 닌텐도가 슈퍼패미콤 시절 기획했던 슈퍼패미콤 CD롬입니다. 소니가 슈퍼패미콤과 CD롬을 결합한 플레이스테이션을 들고 왔을 때 까지 않고 합작했더라면 게임 시장의 운명이 바뀌었을지 모릅니다. 만약 그대로 발매했더라면 어떤 모습일까 상상해 기기를 만들어 봤습니다. 자세한 구동 영상은 다음번 포스팅으로 찾아뵙겠습니다. This is the Super Famicom CD-ROM that Nintendo planned on 1988. The fate of the game market may have changed if Nintendo had collaborated with Sony. I made a device to imagine what it would look like if it had been released as it was. I'll be back with the detailed running video next time. ♊️ #플스 #플레이스테이션 #닌텐도 #소니 #닌텐도플레이스테이션 #슈퍼패미콤CD롬 #슈퍼패미콤 #ps #playstation #nintendo #sony #nintendoplaystation #snes #snescdrom ✡️ #게임 #레트로게임 #추억의게임 #게임스타그램 #ninstagram #retrogamer #retrocollective #collection #retrogaming #videogames #retrogames #games #ニンテンドー #セガ #レトロゲーム #ゲーム 🙆‍♂️Special Thanks to @solvalou_works @gcollectus

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The SNES Playstation was almost an official product. A collaboration between Nintendo and Sony, the SNES Playstation would have been an add-on for the SNES that would allow for CD game play. It was basically the PS1 as we know it nowadays. Instead of seeing release, Nintendo got cold feet at the last minute, and the deal was nixed. Sony went on to release the hardware on their own and called it the Playstation, and the rest is history.

While there is indeed a SNES Playstation prototype out in the wild, that's a pricey collector's item. What if you want one, but you don't have the endless amounts of cash needed to buy the prototype? You make your own, of course! That's exactly what Gamer_Iafan has done!

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📀 Super Famicom CD-ROM 구동방법입니다. 간단하죠.😄👍 Simple work👍 🙆‍♂️Special Thanks to Korean No.1 Retro game Technician : @solvalou_works Korean No.1 Plamodeler: @gcollectus ♊️ #슈퍼패미콤CD롬 #닌텐도플레이스테이션 #플스 #플레이스테이션 #닌텐도 #슈퍼패미콤 #superfamicomcdrom #nintendoplaystation #ps #playstation #nintendo #snes ✡️ #게임 #레트로게임 #추억의게임 #게임스타그램 #ninstagram #retrogamer #retrocollective #collection #retrogaming #videogames #retrogames #games #ニンテンドー #セガ #レトロゲーム #ゲーム

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The add-on was made by taking some parts of the Satellaview Super Famicom attachment and reworking them. The final result looks pretty damn close to the real thing, and better yet, it all still functions! As you can see in the video above, the add-on can be stacked up and used to play actual PS1 games. A glimpse of what could have been if Nintendo went ahead with the partnership.

Nintendo releases Donkey Kong Country "Classified Information" trailer with tips, tricks, and secrets

Did you know?

Top Secret! This Donkey Kong Country - Classified Information video unveils secrets to get extra lives, go beyond 100% completion, and more!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

NES/SNES Switch Online: Donkey Kong Country, Natsume Championship Wrestling, and The Immortal coming July 15th, 2020

Finally!

On July 15, Donkey Kong, the unstoppable king of swing, returns to the Nintendo Switch system with his touchstone adventure, the classic Super NES™ game Donkey Kong Country™. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you’ll be able to join Donkey Kong, his pal Diddy Kong and their trusty animal friends as they explore jungles, climb snowcapped mountains and ride rollicking minecarts to hunt down their missing bananas from a cruel gang of Kremlings.

In addition to Donkey Kong Country, the hard-hitting wrestling game Natsume Championship Wrestling is also joining the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online library for the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection is adding a new NES™ game this month too: the isometric, action-RPG The Immortal.

The Nintendo Switch Online service now offers access to 85 classic games that can all be enjoyed at no extra charge. Here’s a full rundown of the games being added this month:

Super NES

Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face their adversaries, K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings. Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively in over 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels.

Natsume Championship Wrestling– Choose from 12 outrageous wrestlers and bring the pain! With a robust grappling system and over 50 moves to master, experience the most realistic wrestling action of the 16-bit era. Test your might against the AI, or up to two players can compete in exhibition, tag team and round robin matches.

NES

The Immortal – Grab your Wizard’s Pack and let your quest unfold as you explore the Labyrinth of Eternity. Delve into the dungeon’s depths to uncover the mysteries of the ancient ruins. Your teacher Mordamir awaits below!

Square-Enix grabs a new trademark for Live A Live (UPDATE)

It's A Live!

Live A Live hit the Super Famicom all the way back in 1994, and was the directorial debut of Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita. The game eventually saw release on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Consoles in Japan, but today it seems Square-Enix isn't done with the game yet.

Square-Enix has just grabbed a new trademark for Live A Live in Australia, which gives hope for the game to get localized. Live A Live has never seen release outside of Japan, but with this trademark, many are thinking that an English remake or re-release could be in the works.

UPDATE - A trademark for Live A Live has also gone live in Europe as well.

Digital Foundry Retro - Testing every version of Final Fight

Finally!

The biggest DF Retro ever! In this massive documentary, John Linneman, Audi Sorlie and a range of special guests assess one of the Capcom's finest arcade achievements: the brilliant Final Fight. The origins of the game are discussed, the original coin-op is dissected and every single port and sequel comes under the microscope.

The SNES Switch controller has been removed from Nintendo's official store (UPDATE)

Where'd it go?

UPDATE - The controller has now been added back to the shop, and can be purchased at the link below.

Unexplainably, the Nintendo Switch Online member exclusive Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller has been removed from the official Nintendo of America online store. Previously available here, the site now results in a 404 error message.

While the NES Switch controllers are currently still available, Nintendo has yet to make an announcement as to why the SNES Switch controllers have made a sudden disappearance.

Modder turns broken SNES into a custom Switch dock

Now you're playing with Super Power!

Not that long ago, we shared a custom NES Switch dock created by Redditor IMOKRUOK. That project turned out to be a big hit for them, so they got right to work on a second project.

This time around, IMOKRUOK got to work on turning a dead SNES into a Switch dock. All in all, the project took roughly 40 hours to put together, and presented some rather unique challenges over the NES dock. The final result is yet another slick project that actually lets you slot in the Joy-Con, and yes, the eject button still works!

If you want to check out over 100 pics of the project, you can see a gallery here. You can also get some notes on the dock's creation from IMOKRUOK here.

New round of Earthbound/MOTHER merch spotted (UPDATE)

Yep, it's the motherload

The Pollyanna comic collection that released as part of the Hobonichi Mother Project is chock-full of Mother/Earthbound tributes, but it turns out the book also offers a look at what's to come.

Another round of Mother merch is on the way, and they're pretty darn fancy. The lineup includes the following.

- Franklin Badge replica
- Starman and Mr. Saturn lapel pins
- Mother series keyring
- Mother Earth Silver Necklace

UPDATE - Turns out there's even more merch than first thought. A new round of items has been discovered.

Along with what was mentioned earlier, the following items are on the way as well.

- Master Belch plush
- Mr. Saturn plush
- Assorted character bead keyrings
- Mr. Saturn and house plush
- T-shirt
- Assorted Tote bags
- Assorted Towels
- Set of books with scripts from all three Mother games

Super Famicom title Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux gets a fan translation

Another long-lost Super Famicom title gets some love

Did you know that the Puyo Puyo series had a spin-off way back in the day? It was called Nazo Puyo, and an entry in the series called Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux made its way to the Super Famicom. That game never saw localization, but hard-working fans have taken the job on themselves, and now we have an unofficial English translation.

Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux is an enhanced remake of Arle no Roux, which was a Game Gear title. The game mixes traditional Puyo Puyo gameplay with some light RPG elements, and now the entire adventure can be enjoyed in English. Considering the age of the title, it's unlikely there will be any blow-back from the devs/pubs on this one.

Get a look at the back cover for the Pollyanna book from the Hobonichi Mother Project

Two faces a Mother could love

The first bit of merch revealed by the Hobonichi Mother Project was the Pollyanna comic compilation book, which hits Japan in limited release on June 12th, 2020. We've already seen the cover and preview pages, but now we have a look at the back cover as well, thanks to none other than Masahiro Sakurai.

Sakurai shared a picture of the book, as it seems he has an early copy. He shared a look at the back cover, which features both Ness and Lucas as they appear in Smash Bros. Ultimate. The back cover is actually an ad for that game, but it certainly fits in with the Mother/Earthbound celebration theme.

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