Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (known in Japan as Super Famicom, sometimes called SNES, Super NES, S-NES, SuFami or SFC) is a fourth-generation video game console made by Nintendo and released in 1990, shortly after the Game Boy.
Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 as the true successor of the SNES in 1996.
Due to a pre-built competition with the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16, Sega decided to not support the SNES on their own. Although in 1999, when the Super Famicom was still thriving in Japan, Sega allowed Media Factory to release a port of Columns for the system developed by Marigul. After the official retirement of the all Super Famicom library in 2000 with Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut, Sega owned the rights to certain Puyo Puyo games owned by Compile in 2001.
Sammy also released several games on the SNES starting from 1992, previous to their consumer R&D merging with Sega in 2005. The rights of all Sammy games are owned by Sega since then.
Technosoft also developed a port of Thunder Force AC for the SNES, called Thunder Spirits. It was ported to the system and scraps all mentions of Sega from the Arcade original.
List of Sega games featured on SNES
- Columns (1999, developed by Marigul and published by Media Factory, Nintendo Power-exclusive)
- Kirby's Avalanche (1995, original game concept ownership and partial character rights, publishing rights currently co-owned between Sega, Bandai Namco Entertainment, HAL Laboratory and Nintendo)
- Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji (1996, character rights, publishing rights currently owned by D4 Enterprise)
- Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux (1995, original game concept ownership and character rights, publishing rights currently owned by Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- Super Nazo Puyo Tsuu: Rulue no Tetsuwan Hanjouki (1996, game rights owned by Sega since 2001)
- Super Puyo Puyo (1993, original game concept ownership and character rights, publishing rights currently owned by Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- Super Puyo Puyo 2 (1995, game rights owned by Sega since 2001)
- Super Puyo Puyo 2 Remix (1996, game rights owned by Sega since 2001)
- Thunder Spirits (1990, development, published by Seika in the US and Toshiba EMI in Japan)
- 929 Fighter (controller)
- ALS Video Game Center (carrying case)
- Apollo Pro Joystick (controller)
- Aura Interactor (feedback)
- Beeshu Jet Fighter (controller)
- Daou Powerstick II (controller)
- Double Pro Fighter (copier)
- Fighter 5 Professional Joystick (controller)
- Fighter Stick V (controller, also known as Pro Arcade Joystick 2 and Virtual Stick)
- Gamester Arcade Joystick (controller)
- Game Source NS Challenger (controller)
- Honest Soft Big Boy (controller)
- Honest Soft City Boy (controller)
- Light Wave VideoGame Entertainment Center (carrying case)
- Logic 3 Multi-Case (carrying case)
- Multi Game Hunter (copier)
- Super Cobra ST-168 (controller)
- Victormaxx StuntMaster (glasses)
Name in other languages
Japanese version of the system
Korean version released by Hyundai
- Official Super Famicom website (in Japanese)