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Submitted by Benjaminkno 1112d ago | news

NEW 'Super Nintendo' game (Yes, Super Nintendo!) Game In Development for 2013

Who wants to dust off their old Super Nintendo?
Bust out the old TV adapter and pick up a corded controller.
It's been almost 15 years since the last cartridge was made for the 16 bit system. (Nintendo, Retro)

TruthbeTold  +   1112d ago
I play Tetris attack semi-regularly on my old SNES. I'll at least have to check this out.
hotrider12  +   1112d ago
JUST BOUGHT RETRO PORTABLE the system is awesome
enable you to connect to your HD tv im playing SNES contra alien war 3 goood lord REAL arcade gaming is back.
im able to play
Battletoad/double dragon
etc....... i'll pass on first person shooter now.
0ut1awed  +   1111d ago
Never knew about g-darius in the nintendo days.

That is however one of my favorite games for the ps1. Those boss battles were the most epic to date at the time.
ATi_Elite  +   1111d ago
May just have to dust off the SNES Emulator!

I still play Star Fox and Street Fighter 2 on my SNES EMu every now and then!
Divine  +   1111d ago
wow i cant believe there's actually more buzz for a super nintendo game than for a wii u game, but super nintendo is a better system and its getting more support than wii u
AO1JMM  +   1111d ago
There is more buzz because it is a new super nintendo game. A very old system in other words.
Gamer1982  +   1111d ago
They will never get $60 for a SNES game in this day and age though.
TruthbeTold  +   1111d ago
Well there are only something like 600 copies being made, so I assume the price is just as much a collector's price as anything else. Not to mention that for developers of this level, their skill level may mean that they actually had to put A LOT of hours into this, and the price point was created as a direct reflection of that. Who knows?
TAURUS-555  +   1111d ago
im more excited to this super NES than the wii u.
IAmLee  +   1111d ago
It's so ironic... I've been sat here saying they need to make a SNES game in 2013 and then they do... Pretty sure some crafty sod at nintendo has bugged my room..
FamilyGuy  +   1111d ago
"Feb 28, 2012 6:00 PM"

Everything about this article is trolling us. 450 degrees for a Kotaku post from last year that has incorrect information in it to begin with.

Benjaminkno... for shame
spok22  +   1112d ago
Finally a new game! Been waiting for a while now...
ahronith  +   1111d ago
Skeptics were right...Games on Nintendo
systems are few and far between!
3GenGames  +   1111d ago
Since last year!

Last SNES game released: 2012.
Last NES game released: 2013.

You should check out Homebrew for the systems, there's tons of new content being released for NES. Not so much SNES but that may be changing. :)

And the prices are usually about $35 per copy, maybe a bit more or less. Depends on the hardware, really.

I'm an NES homebrewer BTW, hence why I am in to this stuff. :) But yeah there's some great games, I'd recommend checking them all out. Lots of great free ROMS of new games, just keep looking!
parkerpeters  +   1112d ago
There is a thriving community of SNES devs out there making games on flashcarts. This is not news.
Temporary  +   1112d ago
It's certainly news to me ... not all of us have the finger on that pulse like you my friend ...
Lord_Sloth  +   1111d ago
This just in: Titanic sank!

I kid, I kid. Seriously though, people have been doing this for so many years now you don't have to keep a "finger on the pulse" to know it. XXXD
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parkerpeters  +   1111d ago
I understand that some people aren't aware of niche developers, like those developing for SNES, NES, and Dreamcast, but they are out there, and there are a lot of them (well maybe fewer for dreamcast, but still) The point is, Kotaku does not do their research. There are quite a few people still developing for the SNES because it is easy and fun to develop for.

Again, it is a niche market, so it is not expected that many people know about it, but a gaming "journalist" for Kotaku should, especially if it is the basis for their article.
Farsendor1  +   1111d ago
2 or 3 games released last your for the snes. its really not new
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1112d ago

We need a New System Tab. Seems N4G got rid of the Super Nintendo tab too soon.

"Why are you Posting Super Nintendo Info on a WiiU Tab?"
Y_5150  +   1112d ago
Because it's Kotaku.
shivvy24  +   1112d ago
Hahaha Best Comment Ever
jon1234  +   1112d ago
wow, i bet now a days, it isnt to difficult or expensive to develop a game that looks like this, and theyre selling it for 60 bucks with no competition, pretty smart
SkullBlade169  +   1112d ago
Time to dust off my old Super Famicom.
guitarded77  +   1112d ago
I sold mine for weed money back in the early 90's :(

Oh well, got a Wii U now so I can at least play some virtual console games. Maybe I'll find a stoner to sell me their SNES for $20 so I can play this game. Seems every pot-head has a "retro" system at their home, but no modern systems.
SkullBlade169  +   1111d ago
Haha I keep all my old systems, Still have my Master System, MD/Genesis, PS1 and PS2 as well.

I just think they're good to have around as I like the old games and I don't want to re-buy the new re-released versions if I already have the original versions.
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nintendoland  +   1111d ago
like someone give a "¤"#
PATRIOT7ME  +   1111d ago
I dusted mine off recently - amazed at how yellow it's gotten!
SkullBlade169  +   1111d ago
hehe mine isn't that bad, just the bit around the Super Famicom logo and the controller ports have gone yellow, the rest is still the normal colour.
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solidboss07  +   1112d ago
The Phantom Pain is Atari 2600 exclusive !!
SilentNegotiator  +   1112d ago
Pointless. Just make a game for PC...any modern computer can do the equivalent of a SNES game. And then you have 100000x the potential customers.

And don't tell me that the point is nostalgia. You can have nostalgia for an old school style game on any platform.
DragonKnight  +   1112d ago
Your statement makes me question your credentials as a gamer. The SNES is the greatest console in existence, and if someone wants to make a game for it, I say all the power to them.
SilentNegotiator  +   1111d ago
You question my "credentials" because you misread my comment as if it were a shot at the SNES or someone's "right" to make a game for it (as fanatics always word it when they think something is under fire).

What, do you think a game being on a platform where everyone can enjoy it does NOT trump making a game on a cart to cash in on nostalgia?

You can question my credentials as a SNES fanboy, because I'm not one, but not as a sensible gamer.
DragonKnight  +   1111d ago
I didn't misread your comment. You took a jab with your usual sarcastic style at people who want to make a SNES cartridge and told them they should put it on PC. You don't care that they may not want to put it on PC, or if they are specifically targeting people who still have a SNES (like collectors for example), or if they are doing it just to stand out among the hundreds of devs that make stuff for the PC. You made a crack, a bad one at that, plain and simple.
SilentNegotiator  +   1111d ago
You continue to prove that you completely misread my comment. It isn't a "crack" in the slightest.

"You took a jab with your usual sarcastic style at people who want to make a SNES cartridge"

Nope. Sorry, consider going back to school and get some basic reading (and logic) skills. I said that what they were doing lacked reason; you have to be a majorly sensitive SNES fanboy to read reason as a "jab" because I suggested that trying to cash in on misplaced nostalgia has less reasoning and purpose than making a game for everyone.

I'm not living 25 years in the past. If I'm playing an old style 8/16 bit game, I get the same enjoyment playing it on any modern platform as I would paying a likely premium price to play it on old hardware.

Not that I would ever expect someone that calls out my "credentials as a gamer" (a ridiculous phrase that only a fanboy could ever muster) for thinking a game would be better placed on modern hardware than something over 25 years old to understand something as simple as me not attacking SNES because I didn't gush over an idea so deficient in meaningfulness.
DragonKnight  +   1111d ago
It is my experience that ego centric people read their sarcasm as "reason." Given the way you post everywhere, constantly filled with sarcasm, it isn't a stretch to see your previous comment as a sarcastic jab at someone who wanted to make a SNES cartridge. Calling it pointless, and using an overexaggerated number, then trying to say that people who would say it's for nostalgia purposes are wrong is not an argument of reason. It's you trying to impose yourself and your definition of "reason" on the subject. Try again when you've actually learned what reason is.
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RuperttheBear  +   1111d ago
You strike me as quite an obnoxious person SilentNegotiator. You don't seem to understand that people do things for other reasons than catering to the mainstream and making more money.

There are many people who still love various consoles that aren't supported anymore because they've been discontinued, but still have games made for them by people such as these.

It's not just about making a game that someone can download and play on an emulator, people also like to have a physical copy to put in their collection.

The people who make games still for these systems do it for themselves, and for that audience.

It's not just the snes, many other systems still have games made for them today -

It may be something you can't comprehend, but some systems aren't just bits of plastic and metal to people but something they really love and are still very fond of.
RuperttheBear  +   1111d ago
It's not pointless to the people making it. There are are a lot of people who still make games for old systems, not because they want to make huge amounts of money, but because they love the systems and ENJOY making games for them.

Who are you to tell people what they should do and enjoy?
knifefight  +   1112d ago
Ha! I knew all you punks with your PlayStation and PSDews and Xboxes were barking up the wrong tree and making an early transition! The 16-bit era still has life left in it!

Maybe Nintendo will reveal the successor to the Super Nintendo at E3 this year or next year?
princejb134  +   1112d ago
Super Nintendo is cool and all but how can developers make a profit from a console not many have
I know a few people that still have their super nintendo but I really doubt they'll try and buy this game
knifefight  +   1112d ago
I was being completely sarcastic. Kiiinda thought that was obvious. >_>
parkerpeters  +   1111d ago
It is a niche market. People used to say
"Video games is cool and all but how can developers make a profit from a medium not many people use?"

Video games have historically been a niche hobby that only recently came into the mainstream. There are still niche developers who aren't doing this for money, but for fun. They are probably selling the carts just to cover cost of development and nothing else.
Thirty3Three  +   1112d ago
This is REALLY old news. I've read this back on QJ in 2009...
ElitaStorm  +   1111d ago
what is next uncharted 4 on psOne?
Guwapo77  +   1111d ago
deadlydragon121  +   1111d ago
Might just try out the rom if someone decides to release it :)
OmniSlashPT  +   1111d ago
Is this the 3rd part support Nintendo was talking about? :P
LightofDarkness  +   1111d ago
This is a duplicate. This was posted before, heck, this is from February last year.
SovereignSnaKe  +   1111d ago
-Sorry to beat the dead horse into glue, but THIS is from Last February! Apparently people aren't ready to let go of 2012? -Also, I believe there was a pre-order for the Cartridge which sold out in a day! This is long gone.. :'(
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triverse  +   1111d ago
For everyone complaining about the price, look at it this way. $60 per copy and only 600 copies were made. That is $36,000 total to pull employee pay, cartridge manufacturing and marketing out of. That is skin of the teeth for sure.
ylwzx3  +   1111d ago
I wish cartridges would come back
Relientk77  +   1111d ago
Have you seen the screenshots? http://www.nightmarebusters...

The game looks frickin awesome, and has great colors
3GenGames  +   1111d ago
This whole article is about Super Fighter Team. They release OFFICIAL ports of games already released in different regions like Japan only and such. No new content, just game hackers that translate them really. Sucks Homebrewers who actually make new content get no media attention, but this hacker group does. Shame.
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jacksheen0000  +   1111d ago
Nightmare Busters looks awesome. But for some odd reason NB reminds me of ghost and goblins for the SNES, the graphics& art style is what gives me that impression.
Murad  +   1111d ago
This is the first time in this generation where I can say Hallelujah. Why? because strangely enough, compared to this generation, even though technology has become superior in every way, I still play my Super Nintendo Roms far more than my consoles.
jacksheen0000  +   1111d ago
A new SNES game limited to 600 copies HUH?

I wonder will Nintendo release other SNES games besides Nightmare Busters?
fr00ty-wizenhymer  +   1111d ago
This is such old news.
JohnDread  +   1111d ago
Wow...article's only 11 months old. And from Kotaku. N4G pls
crackforgangstas  +   1111d ago
Agreed. I don't know why this is being circulated again...
kingPoS  +   1111d ago
By now many programers know what the Super Nintendo can do and how it can be supplemented. I can't wait to see how they utilize the SNES cart.

It's a known fact that some of it's best games had custom chips (SuperMario RPG) that helped the SNES to achieve better results in performance. Most average games didn't use the sixteen extra pins to offload extra processing power as was normally prohibitively expensive.

Edit: Um wait! wasn't Nightmare Busters released some time ago? Were they referring to a new project in 2013?
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