Bob

Kirby’s Dream Course SNES Prototype Found

A prototype of the Super Nintendo game Kirby’s Dream Course was found in its original form – A game called Special Tee Shot.  The game was shelved before it’s release and was eventually remade into Kirby’s Dream Course, with the original making an appearance on the Satellaview. The full story and ROM prototype can be found on SNES […]

Super Nintendo Cartridge Insert and Dust Cover

For ages, region specific imports have been in existence; however, I’ve never bothered with obtaining them because of the language barrier. Thanks to the super stacker that’s no longer an issue. Problem solved, right? Nope, this brings up another issue — dealing with the cartridge slot. The cartridge slot for the Super Famicom and the Super […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Documentary on XBAND

YouTuber Wrestling With Gaming just released a documentary (The Story of XBAND) showcasing the history, legacy, and future projects regarding the online gaming known as XBAND.  XBAND was a device and service well ahead of its time allowing 16-bit consoles of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Super Nintendo/Famicom, to connect up to other users around […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Enhanced “High Definition” Graphics Mode 7 Super Nintendo Emulation

A user on the emulation sub reddit by the name of DerKoun has released an enhancement for the Super Nintendo emulator BSNES.  Users of the emulator version 107.3 (as of this articles write up) are now able to download a Windows binary which will in essence increase the Mode 7 resolutions by up to 4 […]

Bob

Easier SNES Cart Modding

Voultar has just posted a video that shows how to use his new adapter boards to create easier and safer SNES cartridge hacks.  This is something that’s been important to many people in the retro-gaming world, as there’s many amazing language translation patches available that allow people to play games that would never normally be […]

SmokeMonster

SD2SNES Firmware v1.10.0 – S-DD1 for all & SA1+MSU1 for Pro

Ikari just released the latest SD2SNES firmware v1.10.0, adding support for the new Pro model (AKA MK.III) as well as S-DD1 support for both the original SD2SNES & Pro. The new firmware also allows SA-1 special chip games to be MSU-1 patched for the Pro. SA1+MSU1 were too large to fit the Spartan III FPGA […]

SmokeMonster

SNESLab: Unified SNES ROM Hacking Community

Vitor Vilela–the Brazilian Super Nintendo SA-1 expert, long-time romhacker, and former SMWCentral Moderator–has started a new community dedicated to SNES ROM hacking called SNESLab. SNESLab.net will be a fully-featured site and forums, and SNESLab’s Discord is now open to the public at https://discordapp.com/invite/bGEV6PB The purpose of this place is joining together people that are have […]