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Joystiq Streams: The Sailor Moon Super Nintendo RPG time forgot [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Back in the long, long ago of 1995, well before the armies of deviantARTists and international cosplayers rose to power, anime and manga-inflected goods were rare commodities in the Western world. Sailor Moon was on TV, albeit in mangled form, and we got the creme-de-la-creme of RPGs like Chrono...

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Fan support could lead to SNES, GBA Remix

"If you build it, they will come" doesn't always apply to game development, as NES Remix director Koichi Hayashida recently illustrated. When asked about the possible inclusion of Super Nintendo, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance games in a future Remix game, Hayashida told IGN that "if there's a big...

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Speedrunners make Super Mario World reprogram itself to play Pong, Snake

A programming loophole in the Super NES platformer Super Mario World has given speedrunners the ability to build and execute arbitrary code during gameplay, leading to the creation of fully playable minigames built on top of existing cartridge assets. An in-game hack takes advantage of a...

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Christian-themed shooter Super Noah's Ark 3D returns to SNES

Twenty years after it earned notoriety as the sole unlicensed game on the Super Nintendo (not to mention a Christian-themed, first-person shooter), Super Noah's Ark 3D has returned to the console. For those unaware, Super Noah's Ark 3D isn't a very good game, but it is rare and collectors view...

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Ys 5 fan translation released, full series now available in English

Falcom's 16-bit action-RPG Ys 5 has been localized and patched by the team of fan translators at Aeon Genesis, ending its long reign as the sole entry in the Ys series to never see an English-language release. Ys 5 debuted as a somewhat controversial game in 1995, arriving exclusively on the...

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Super Castlevania 4 haunts Wii U eShop on Halloween

Konami's classic 16-bit platformer Super Castlevania 4 will hit the Wii U's eShop this Halloween, Nintendo revealed this week. Following up on a trilogy of 8-bit releases, Super Castlevania 4 brought the series to the Super NES in 1991 with multidirectional whip attacks, screen-filling boss...

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Portable SNES is one shade of yellow, 16 bits of cool

We've seen a handful of portable Super Nintendo mods, but few of them look as tough as this one. Submitted to Reddit by one robotairz, this puppy looks like it could withstand the rages of a gorilla jonesing for some Donkey Kong Country. The unit runs on internal, rechargeable batteries, and can...

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Battlestar Galactica, as retold by a 16-bit RPG

Feel like reliving the bizarre twists and turns of Battlestar Galactica without, you know, actually having to watch it again? College Humor has put together a handy (and fake) retro RPG that handily condenses the series' most memorable plot points (and holes). Oh, and: Spoiler warning. Duh....

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You can buy your own SNES retail display unit

An eBay user by the name of rifaavalon recently tipped us off to an item of interest that's currently on his storefront: An SNES retail display unit. This relic comes with an illuminated case, a monitor, a console and two built-in controllers -- but no games. (We're sure you have some lying...

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Man creates Bluetooth SNES controller, makes us jealous

While the image above appears to be a Super Nintendo controller with its cord mercilessly ripped out, it is actually much more. It is, in fact, the shell of an SNES controller stuffed with the guts of a fantastically ugly Bluetooth controller. The project was created by a modder known as Bacteria...

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