The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (officially abbreviated as the Super NES or SNES, and colloquially shortened to Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in 1990. In Japan and South-East Asia, the equivalent was known as the Super Famicom (aka SFC).
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Super NES was Nintendo's second home console, following the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Whereas the earlier system had struggled in the PAL region and large parts of Asia, the Super NES proved to be a global success, albeit one that could not match its predecessor's popularity in Southeast Asia and North America—due in part to increased competition from Sega's Mega Drive console (released in North America as the Genesis). Despite its relatively late start, the Super NES became the best-selling console of the 16-bit era.
Another year, another revival[edit | edit source]
Nintendo released an HD emulated Super NES microconsole on September 29, 2017, a follow-up to the NES Classic released in late 2016. The device includes Final Fantasy VI (as Final Fantasy III) in its library.
Final Fantasy titles for Super NES[edit | edit source]
- Final Fantasy IV
- Final Fantasy IV Easy Type (Japan only)
- Final Fantasy V (Japan only)
- Final Fantasy VI
- Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Related titles for the Super NES[edit | edit source]
- Bahamut Lagoon (Japan only)
- Chrono Trigger
- Secret of Evermore
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey
- Dragon Quest series (I-III, V, & VI)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Replica SNES boxes and cartridges were made for A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV and given to the developers as a thank-you gift from Square Enix.