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Happy 23rd Birthday, Super Nintendo

Michael Crisman writes, "The hype was unreal. The tension was palpable. The gaming press couldn’t print information, rumor, speculation, and screenshots fast enough. As the August 23rd release date approached in 1991, the question on every gamer’s mind was simple: “Could Nintendo do it?” After giving Sega a two-year head start with the Genesis, after suffering the slings and arrows of mockery courtesy of Sega’s ad department chronicled in Blake J. Harris’s Console Wars (must-read material for any retro gamer serious about her 16-bit history), how could Nintendo possibly compete in the 16-bit market? The answer: start with software focused on everything Ninten-could-do that Genesis, like M.C. Hammer, was unable to touch."

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ritsuka666700d ago

One best console ever for sure.

AngelicIceDiamond700d ago

Agreed one of the greatest.

Happy B day Super Nintendo!!

camel_toad700d ago (Edited 700d ago )

I remember on my 15th birthday I got a Super nintendo, super mario world, street fighter 2 n pilot wings and got to see basic instinct at the theater. Best birthday ever. Happy Birthday Super Nintendo ;)

badboyz09700d ago (Edited 700d ago )

I'm old~

Those were the Days.

GamersHeaven700d ago

Classic console for sure so many great games one the best of the 2d era.

R0n0rve700d ago

So many memories with my SNES. I remember coming home to play Zelda every day.

DryBoneKoopa85700d ago

Still to this day the SNES is my favorite console.

ShowGun901700d ago

its up there, still liked my n64 better though, when i saw a demo where they were using the analog stick to make mario run, walk, and tip-toe i knew i had to have this LOL! everything was just so fluid! Back then the ps1 didn't have thumbsticks, and it just felt so old-school to me with just a d-pad.

SNES is one of the only 2 systems i emulate though!
(genesis is the other!) Happy B-Day SNES!

Neonridr700d ago

and it still has a place under my TV, in case I am feeling nostalgic and want to play Secret of Mana or FF2 (IV in Japan). I love playing it on the original console instead of on the VC or emulators..

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