SUPER MIDI PAK UPDATE/INTERVIEW

The Super MIDI Pak is a specially made Super Famicom (SFC) cartridge designed to turn your Super Nintendo (SNES) into a MIDI synth.  The purpose behind the project is to allow users direct access to their SNES’s musical hardware.  For which its many different musical applications could be utilized.  RetroRGB was recently able to follow […]

Super Famicom/PAL SNES Smoke Shells Pre Order

Retro Game Restore the aftermarket console case maker has recently put out the pre order page for their clear smoke colored console case.  This product is for the Super Famicom (SFC) / PAL Super Nintendo meant to help replace damaged and/or yellowed cases.  As well as those interested with just a neat and interesting looking […]

Super MIDI Pak Coming to SFC/SNES

A new MIDI synth interface called the Super MIDI Pak is available for pre order on their website SuperMIDIpak.com.  This custom cart turns your Super Famicom/Nintendo into a polyphonic MIDI synthesizer, and gives users direct access to the consoles sound chip.   This can be accomplished by either connecting via MIDI cables to a keyboard, etc […]

SuperRT Brings Ray Tracing to the SNES

Engineer and game developer Ben Carter has demonstrated a proof of concept “SuperRT” expansion chip that brings 3D ray tracing to the Super Nintendo. Ray tracing—a computationally demanding technique used to calculate realistic lighting in 3D graphics engines—has only recently become possible to render in real time on consumer level hardware, and at a hefty […]

SD2SNES Gets Super Game Boy Support

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 Boy system inside the cart, minus the […]

Goemon 2 & 3 English Translations Released for Super Nintendo/Super Famicom

Legendary translation group DDSTranslation released English translations of Ganbare Goemon 2 and 3 at romhacking.net today. Long considered gems of the Super Famicom library, the legendary Goemon series is starting to open up for English speakers after decades of pleas from fans. The Goemon games are extremely difficult to translate because of they way they […]

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) […]

BSNES v108 Update

Byuu has just released an update to the BSNES emulator.  Which is an emulator based off the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, and is a subset of the higan emulator project.  Version 108 now includes the following improvements and features: 100% (known) bug-free compatibility with the entire officially licensed SNES library true Super Game Boy emulation (utilizing […]

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 […]

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