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 […]

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) […]

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 a true sequel.  From the amazing soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro to the mixed genre gameplay, there has never been anything that really resembled the original Actraiser.  The game is a cult classic that did receive a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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