Classic Edition 68 x 1 Super Nintendo Multicart

I've been a fan of multicarts and clone consoles for quite a while now, but my knowledge of them was solely based in the NES/Famiclone realm. With the vintage video game hobby still growing and technology to produce and reproduce cartridges for these consoles becoming cheaper it was only a matter of time before multicarts would be come more ubiquitous than they already were. After the Super Nintendo multicarts were brought to my attention I started looking at the games lists and noticed the higher the number, the lower the quality of games. I'm not saying a 150 in 1 ... Read more
Posted 3 months ago

Peripheral Vision: Interact Superpad for the SNES

It feels like I've made this Peripheral Vision article before, but I can't find it on the site. I swear I did because for the longest time this controller was my go-to SNES controller. I have some weird idea in my brain that if I use cheap third-party controllers and put the wear and tear on them, that saves my real controllers. I guess this explains a lot of why I prefer cheap third-party controllers. Don't get me wrong, I love the Super Famicom controller, but I don't want to break it, ... Read more
Posted 4 months ago

Super Mario World: Still Super After All These Years?

The date is August 23, 1991 and North America is about to experience something completely new. Following the success of the Super Mario Bros. trilogy on the NES, Nintendo have created a new incarnation of the series for their brand new Super Nintendo console. Packed in with the console is a copy of Super Mario World, now a well established, and still much loved classic for the console. So much so that Nintendo re-released the game in a special All Stars + Super Mario World for the SNES, and subsequently almost ... Read more
Posted 4 months ago

Peripheral Vision: Super Famicom vs North American Super Nintendo Controller

After many years of wanting one, I recently purchased a Super Famicom controller. I always preferred the different colored buttons over the bland lavender and purple of the North American Super Nintendo controller. It's sad that I feel the need to note that it's the North American version as the European Super Nintendo has the same name, but the controller and console are identical to their Japanese counterparts. So what exactly are the differences between the North American Super Nintendo controller and the Super Famicom controller? Most notably are the aforementioned action buttons ... Read more
Posted 4 months ago

Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the SNES

As a kid I loved baseball games on the NES, well some of them. My first experience was LJN's Major League Baseball and I actually enjoyed it, which gave way to R.B.I. Baseball and the Bases Loaded series. After a certain point I became burnt out on baseball video games and started to pursue more interactive games like RPGs. It wasn't until I found Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the Super Nintendo at a thrift store, almost ten years ago, that I decided to give a Super ... Read more
Posted 4 months ago

N64 Controller Showdown: One Year Later

A year has past since I decided to buy and test some new controllers for my N64. I was very pleased with the quality and functionality of all three controllers I purchased, with the exception of the crack that developed on the cheap knockoff of the original design. What shocked me, however, was the fact that is the one that has seen the most use. Although I do genuinely enjoy the Tribute and Brawler controllers, I just associate the old trident design with playing N64 games, and that's something only the cheap knockoff can offer. The Tribute 64 ... Read more
Posted 5 months ago

Super Mario Kart for the Super Famicom

Super Mario Kart, the game that started the franchise, obviously. Although, as I've previously admitted, Super Mario Kart wasn't where it all started for me. Super Mario Kart 64 was where I got my start and from there it was Double Dash and Mario Kart 7. All of which are really good games, but I really had to see, play and experience where the franchise officially broke ground. When I accidentally won a Super Famicom copy of Super Mario Kart on ebay I figured that was my chance, so here we ... Read more
Posted 5 months ago