The 25th Anniversary of the Super FX Chip

The 25th Anniversary of the Super FX Chip

February 21st, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Star Fox for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but by proxy, it also marks another anniversary of note: The debut of the “Mathematical, Argonaut, Rotation & Input/Output” chip, or...
A Look at Super Mario Land’s 1-Up Hearts

A Look at Super Mario Land’s 1-Up Hearts

This seemed thematically appropriate for today. In adapting the popular Super Mario franchise to the Game Boy, Nintendo’s developers made numerous changes along the way which have helped the titles to stand out — especially over the last decade or so, as...
Why Cartridges Instead of CDs for the Nintendo 64?

Why Cartridges Instead of CDs for the Nintendo 64?

In 1994, things were changing in the video game industry as it looked toward the future. Part of that future involved shifting from the use of chip-based ROM cartridges to a newer technology: The CD-ROM. Early developments saw platform holders such as NEC and SEGA...
F-Zero: The Original Face of the Super NES

F-Zero: The Original Face of the Super NES

With the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition in late September 2017, Nintendo also released a number of new interviews with developers of the system’s earliest games to shine a little light on how things came to be at the dawn of...

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