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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. In Japan, the system is called the Super Famicom (スーパーファミコン Sūpā Famikon , officially adopting the abbreviated name of its predecessor, the Family Computer), or SFC for short. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics. Although each version is essentially the same, several forms of regional lockout prevent direct compatibility.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System. The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities that compensated for its relatively slow CPU compared to other consoles at the time. Additionally, the system's support for numerous enhancement chips, which shipped as part of certain game cartridges, helped keep it competitive in the marketplace.
The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis console. The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo has dropped all support for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors, and emulation enthusiasts, many of whom are still making "homebrew" ROM images.
Forty-nine million SNES units were sold worldwide, 20 million of which were sold in the U.S. Although it could not repeat the success of the NES, which sold over 60 million units worldwide, the SNES was the best-selling console of its era.
Super Metroid was released for the SNES 1994 in 1994. It was the only game in the Metroid series to be released on the SNES and became one of the best-selling Metroid games ever, as well as one of the greatest games of all time.
Metroid games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemEdit
Metroid games playable through the Super Game BoyEdit
Metroid cameos for the Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemEdit
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
Metroid cameos through the Super Game BoyEdit
- F-1 Race
- Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
- Wario Land II
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Super Nintendo Entertainment System • Nintendo 64
Nintendo GameCube • Wii • Wii U • Nintendo Switch
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