Console Special No.8: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

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Console Special No.8: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

Post by JaySevenZero » July 24th, 2019, 3:58 pm

As you all know by now we've been creating a series of podcast specials, with the focus being on the consoles themselves. The podcasts encompass the history of the chosen system from launch through its evolution, mixed with the panels personal perspective of their time spent with it. There's also discussion of some of the stand-out titles for the system.

As with the regular Cane and Rinse podcast, we'd like to include contributions from you, our community, too. So we've created this sub-forum and threads so you can leave us your most memorable moments spent with the systems we're covering.

Our eighth show will cover the Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES).

All being well, we'll be recording this in late March 2020. So If you have something to say about this system this is where you should leave it.

As with the others, this will be also a three month timed exclusive for our Patreon, with each special being released on our regular feed only once the next one is published, so if ever there was a time to give us just 75p-80p per month, this could be it!

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Re: Console Special No.8: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

Post by duskvstweak » January 21st, 2020, 7:15 pm

I first started playing video games on the NES with the original Mario Bros. game, but I will still very young. Young enough, even, to not be aware that a SNES was on its way. So, on Christmas of ’93, when I opened my gift wrapping and found a Super Nintendo inside, with a packed in Super Mario World, I can tell you the shock and surprise was massive. What was this? A NES… but different? This machine shook my world.

Honestly, I’m having a hard time starting the conversation about the game’s library. It’s just so massive and with whole episodes having been dedicated to these titles, it’s hard to come up with something new to say. The SNES has some of my favorite games of all time, with Super Mario World, Final Fantasy VI and Super Metroid, plus, quite possibly my favorite game of all time, Link to the Past. The lineup is just an insane list of greatest games of all time, a murderer’s row, that even time has been kind to graphically and sonically. I don’t think you can truly overstate the quality of many of these games and it’s killing me not to just list every single game I enjoyed on the machine.

And, I’m quite aware that there’s a bias and nostalgia talking here. I’m fully aware of the bad games (I played/owned many of them) but, so many of my childhood memories are wrapped around this console. When the NES Mini was released, I passed. I didn’t need to play those titles again after all these years. When the SNES Mini was released, I had to have it. Even as incomplete as that system’s library is, a partial collection of SNES games is still a treasure trove.

Except for Mario Is Missing.

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