Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 23, 2016 21:24:36 GMT -5
I may be a little late, but apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the SNES's North American release.
I remember getting it as an early birthday present not too long after it came out. It was exciting because it was my first 16-bit game console, and it really felt like a jump in power. (I didn't get a Genesis until a couple of years later.) I remember playing Super Mario World the first time and thinking to myself, "I am playing a 16-bit Mario game!" ...Seemed like a big deal at the time.
I have a lot of fond memories playing the SNES, and it still has some of my all-time favorite games, including Super Metroid, Yoshi's Island, Diddy's Kong Quest and Zelda: A Link to the Past. But a lot of the games still seem to hold up really well today.
I think I was still buying new games for it into the early 2000's. I could walk into a Toys R Us and find a lot of cheap games at bargain bin prices, and I remember picking up SimCity for $5 in 2001. Those were the days...
Post by nocturnal YL on Aug 24, 2016 9:03:05 GMT -5
All I remembered was "my computer is 32-bit. What's will all this 16-bit buzz?" I even assumed the Mega Drive was from an earlier era becuase of the giant "16-BIT" text printed there. (Technically, I was right; I didn't try either system until at least 1994.)
The Super Famicom remains one of the systems that I like better, mostly due to its audio capability. There's a unique ring to the synthesized music of the SNES that cannot be replicated by the many SNES remakes I've seen.
While there have been many anniversary's celebrated for various Nintendo hardware and software in November (GCN, Wii, Wii U, etc). There's a Nintendo "service" that also celebrates it's 10th anniversary with the Wii.
Happy 10th anniversary to the Virtual Console and it first 7 games: Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Pinball, Soccer, Solomon's Key, The Legend of Zelda and Wario's Woods!
I'm surprised to see Nintendo or even other gaming sites have not even acknowledged it.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2016 1:54:05 GMT -5 by Da Robot