After years of honorable service in the gaming world, in 1990, the NES passed the baton to what would prove to be a more than worthy heir: the Super Nintendo or, as it was known in Japan, the Super Famicom.
The hardware debuted in the Rising Sun on November 21, 1990, ushering in the era of 16-bit at Nintendo. To accompany its launch, the Kyoto house had chosen to place its trust in the iconic Italian plumber, with Super Mario World ready to delight Japanese Super Famicom buyers. The Super Nintendo callsign (officially SNES – Super Nintendo Entertainment System) was chosen for the presentation of the console on the western market. The latter in fact reached the North America during 1991, while fans Europeans they had to wait until spring 1992.
During his many years of honorable career, the Japanese hardware hosted the publication of titles that still today occupy a special place in the hearts of many gamers. Among the many we can mention for example The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, the trilogy of Donkey Kong Country O Final Fantasy VI. With a vast catalog, the Super Nintendo retained its widespread notoriety even in the phase immediately following the transition to the 32-bit era.
With such a history behind it, it comes as no surprise that the Big N finally decided to make several SNES games available with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription nor that the Super Nintendo Mini sold out like hot cakes. And you, what memories related to Super Nintendo do you jealously keep?