SmokeMonster

SD2SNES Gets Super Game Boy Support

Update: More details in my new article. An anonymous coder dropped off a modified SD2SNES firmware in a few places today which adds a Super Game Boy core to the SD2SNES. The Super Game Boy was a cartridge that allowed you to play Game Boy games on a Super Nintendo. It contained an entire Game […]

Rany Battikh

8BitDo 2.4 GHz SNES controllers

Renowned console peripherals designers 8BitDo have just opened pre-orders for their new SN30 2.4 GHz wireless controller for the SNES/Super Famicom. To coincide with the release of Analogue’s Super-NT back in early 2018, 8BitDo released matching Bluetooth controllers that interfaced with the Super Nintendo’s 7-pin port through their very own dongle called the Retro Receiver. […]

SNS-102 Controller Tear Down

I acquired a SNS-102 controller and wanted to do a teardown to see if there was anything special about this SNES controller vs the original SNS-005 controller. I only recently found out this controller existed after watching MLiG’s First Party Controllers video. Naturally when Try said there was something “different” about the controller I had to […]

SmokeMonster

Nintendo Power Cartridge Manual Scanning Project Complete

Last year, I reported on an effort by Gc8tech to scan the rare Nintendo Power Cartridge Service Manual in high resolution. The Nintendo Power service (not the magazine of the same namesake) was a kiosk based flash cartridge that Nintendo offered in Japan, where users could buy an SF-Cassette that could be reflashed with Super […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

World Wide Web Banking on the S.N.E.S.???

Yahel over at Wrestling With Gaming has dug up some interesting information regarding a banking system product set that was intended for use on the Super Nintendo.  In his video Yahel breaks down the cartridge and possible peripheral hardware as well as a promo video from the company behind the device, TranDirect.  It is rather […]

SmokeMonster

New Super Mario Land for Super Nintendo Released

New Super Mario Land is a new homebrew release that re-imagines Super Mario Land, the iconic Game Boy title, on the Super Nintendo. It was developed in secret by a mystery coder and 30 custom cartridges of it were sent out to select people to celebrate the Game Boy’s 30th Anniversary. ChronoMoogle posted pictures and […]

Play it Loud! How to the “most” out of your SNES

I recently started collecting old Nintendo Power magazines (because I can’t help myself). I originally had a subscription from mid 2000 til the end. I got to enjoy some good years, but I feel like the REALLY good years were everything prior to me getting the magazines. Anyways, after thumbing through Vol 68 (January 1995) […]

Ray Commend

SolSeraph is a Modern Actraiser inspired Game that Literally Came out of Nowhere

Full disclosure: I am a HUGE fan of the original Actraiser for the SNES and have always wished for it to receive a true successor.  From the amazing soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro to the mixed genre gameplay, there has never been anything that really resembled or played like the original Actraiser.  The game is a […]