The SNES Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ): Version 3.1

Well, I've done it. I've revised this topic (which was long overdue, but I'm very busy), and I've sectioned info into different categories. I've compiled all the information (that was relevant) from the previous topic, did slight text modifications, and gave it a style sheet of sorts, for more conformity. This is SNES FAQ 3.1, and while people give me all the thanks, remember that most members of the SNES General board have contributed to this. I know some things, but this wouldn't be possible without you guys! Most things should be in order, so with that being said, take a gander!

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click topics in the table to jump to them! Hit backspace to return!)
1. GOOD TITLES AND RECCOMMENDATIONS
2. HARDWARE ISSUES
3. ALMIGHTY SUPER GAMEBOY
4. GENERAL INFO
5. TOP 100 GAMES: VOTED BY USERS
6. CLOSING STATEMENT

1. GOOD TITLES AND RECCOMMENDATIONS:
Yup, it's that time again. This is a more updated list of games that I've put together based on many users opinions. While this section is for good titles, I don't want to be held responsible if any of the games listed maim your pride. Most of these games will satisfy people though.

Q: "What are some RPGs you would recommend to play?"
A: "Here's a list of generally recommended SNES RPGs":

Turn Based Or Traditional:
- Breath of Fire
- Breath of Fire II
- Chrono Trigger
- Earthbound
- Final Fantasy 2/4
- Final Fantasy 3/6
- Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
- Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
- Paladin's Quest
- Robotrek
- Super Mario RPG

Action/RPG:
- Dragon View
- EVO: The Search for Eden
- Illusion of Gaia
- Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Secret of Evermore
- Secret of Mana
- Seiken Densetsu 3 (Japanese)
- Shadowrun
- Soul Blazer
- Super Ninja Boy
- Terranigma (Released only in Europe, Australia, and Japan ver. is called Tenchi Souzou)
- Twisted Tales of Spike McFang
- YS 3: Wanderers From YS

Strategy/Sim:
- Der Langrisser (Japanese)
- Fire Emblem (All of them. They are all Japanese)
- Metal Marines
- Ogre Battle
- Pilot Wings (Not too sure where to put this. Sim)
- Sim City (Simulation Strategy)
- Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

Never released in NA:
- Bahamut Lagoon (Strategy RPG)
- Dragon Quest 5
- Dragon Quest 6
- Dual Orb 2
- FEDA: Emblem of Justice (Strategy RPG)
- Final Fantasy 5
- Front Mission (Strategy RPG)
- Live - A - Live
- Rapurasu No Ma (Typically called Laplace No Ma/ Demon of Laplace)
- Romancing SaGa
- Romancing SaGa 2
- Romancing SaGa 3
- Rudra No Hihou
- Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2. Action/RPG)
- Star Ocean
- Super Robot Taisen 4 (Strategy/RPG)
- Super Robot Taisen Gaiden (Side story. Strategy/RPG)
- Tales of Phantasia
- Treasure Hunter G
- Wonder Project J (RPG/Sim. More Sim though. Can use SNES Mouse)
- Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (Action/RPG)

Less Appreciated:
- 7th Saga
- Drakkhen
- Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy (fan translated, VERY short. Japanese)
- Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- Secret of the Stars (Tecmo)

Q: "What are some good shoot 'em up games for SNES?"
A: "The SNES has several great shooters (contrary to popular belief) that will make most shmup fans happy."

Run 'N Gun type games:
- Contra III (a.k.a Super Probotector in PAL)
- Cybernator (a.k.a Assault Suits Valken in Japan)
- Metal Warriors
- Rendering Ranger (Japanese)
- Super Turrican

Horizontally (side) scrolling:
- Biometal
- Darius Twin
- Gokujou Parodius (Japanese import only)
- Gradius III
- Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (Japanese import only)
- Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Japanese import only)
- Marchen Adventure: Cotton 100% (Japanese import only)
- Parodius Da! (Japanese and PAL import only)
- Phalanx
- R-Type III
- Super Earth Defense Force
- Super Nova
- U.N. Squadron (aka Area88 in Japan)

Vertically (up-down) scrolling:
- Aero Fighters (aka Sonic Wings in Japan)
- Dezaemon (Japanese. Create your own shooter)
- Fire Power 2000 (Super SWIV in Japan and Europe)
- Hyperzone (Mode 7)
- Imperium
- Pop 'N Twinbee (Japanese and PAL import only)
- Space Megaforce (aka Super Aleste in Japan)
- Star Fox
- Strike Gunner S.T.G

Both vertically and horizontally scrolling:
- Axelay
- Caravan Shooting Collection (Japanese)

Q: "What are some good 2 player games?"
A: "Here's a list of generally recommended SNES 2 player games":

Cooperative:
- Aerofighters
- Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
- Contra III (a.k.a Super Probotector in PAL)
- Final Fight 2
- Final Fight 3
- Ghoul Patrol (ZAMN2)
- Joe n' Mac
- Joe n' Mac 2
- Mystical Ninja
- Pocky & Rocky
- Pocky & Rocky 2
- Secret of Mana
- Sunset Riders
- Super Smash TV
- Super Ninja Boy
- Total Carnage
- TMNT 4
- Wild Guns
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors (ZAMN)

Competitive:
- Kirby's Dream Course
- Lemmings
- Metal Warriors
- Super Mario World
- Troddlers

Both:
- Fire Striker
- Donkey Kong Country 1
- Donkey Kong Country 2
- Donkey Kong Country 3
- Kirby Superstar
- Mario kart
- Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventure (PAL and Japanese. Japanese Ver. is better)
- Sanrio World Smash Ball
- Super Bomberman

Q: "What are some good action games?"
A: "Below is a list of what is typically mentioned."

Action/Adventure/Platformers:
- Actraiser
- ActRaiser 2 (that's right)
- Adventures of  Batman & Robin
- Aero the Acrobat
- Blackthorne
- Claymates
- Cybernator
- Demon's Crest
- Equinox
- Flashback
- Front Mission: Gun Hazard (Japanese)
- Ganbare Goemon 2 (Japanese)
- Ganbare Goemon 3 (Japanese)
- Ghoul Patrol (Zombies Ate My Neighbors 2)
- Great Battle 4 (Japanese)
- Hamelin no Violin Tamaki (AKA Violinist of Hamelin. Japanese)
- Kirby's Superstar
- Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki in Japan)
- Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse
- Megaman 7
- Megaman X 1
- Megaman X 2
- Megaman X 3
- Operation Logic Bomb
- Out of this World
- Plok!
- Pocky & Rocky
- Pocky & Rocky 2
- Prehistorik Man
- Prince of Persia
- Rendering Ranger: R2 (Japanese)
- Rockman & Forte (Megaman 9. Japanese)
- Run Saber
- Sky Blazer
- Sparkster
- Super Castlevania 4
- Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Smash TV
- Super Star Wars
- Super Turrican
- Super Turrican 2
- Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose
- Twin Bee: Rainbow Bell Adventure (Japanese and PAL)
- Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2 (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors (ZAMN)

Q: "Vyse, what about cool beat-em-ups?"
A: "Geez, here's some below."

Beat-Em-Ups:
- Brawl Bros
- Batman Returns
- Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
- Final Fight
- Final Fight 2
- King of Dragons
- Knights of the Round
- Ninja Warriors
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time

Q: "Vyse, where's the good fighting games?"
A: "...below."

Fighting Games
- Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders SFX (Japanese)
- Fighter's History
- Gundam Wing: Endless Duel (Japanese)
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat 2
- Mortal Kombat 3 (And Ultimate MK 3)
- Power Instinct
- Super Street Fighter 2
- Street Fighter 2
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Street Fighter Alpha 2
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
- World Heroes
- World Heroes 2

Q: "Vyse, can we get good puzzle games, NOW?"
A: ".....below."

Puzzle Games
- Bust A Move
- Cu-On-Pa (Japanese)
- Kirby's Avalanche
- King Arthur's World
- Lemmings
- Lost Vikings, The
- Mario & Wario (Japanese)
- Super Gussun Oyoyo (Japanese)
- Yoshi's Cookie
- Tetris & Dr. Mario
- Tetris Attack
- Wario's Woods

Q: "Vyse...where are the good sports and racing titles?"
A: "Try the ones below."

Sports Games (Said Loosely)
- BS F-Zero 2 (Best to emulate)
- Extra Innings (Baseball Game)
- F-Zero (Racing)
- Hal's Hole in One Golf
- Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball
- Kirby's Dream Course (Golf Game)
- Megaman Soccer
- NBA Jam
- NCAA Basketball
- Rock 'N Roll Racing
- Saturday Night Slam Masters (Wrestling Game)
- Street Racer
- Super Baseball Simulator 1,000
- Super Bowling
- Super Mario Kart (Racing)
- Super Punchout
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
- Stunt Race FX
- Uniracers
- Tecmo Super Bowl
- Tecmo Super Bowl 2
- Tecmo Super Bowl 3
- Tecmo Super NBA Basketball
- Top Gear (Racing)
- Top Gear 2 (Racing)
- Top Gear 3000 (Racing)
- Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding

The other genres generally weren't expressed very much, so that's it as far as suggestions go. If you are still looking for some strange or more obscure kind of game like a Mahjong game, board game or a pinball game, you may or may not find one in the review sections.

2. HARDWARE ISSUES
Here's what we've gathered from last time. Keep in mind that some things were omitted (most for obvious reasons)

Q: "How can I get the yellow discoloring off of my cartridges/systems?"
A: "If it's minor, you can cover it up using baking soda and a damp cloth. Otherwise, there's no real way, and this happens primarily to early Nintendo made products, such as the gray Game Boys (and games), the NES (and games), and the SNES (AND games). Nintendo manufactured certain numbers of those systems with what many call "cheap", "degradable" plastic. A nice and fun solution to this is to dismantle all discolored items and spray paint them to your liking. Be sure your are spray painting ONLY the casing, and not the chips and hardware itself. Doing so has a fairly high probability of messing up the game/hardware. You must also be wary of where you store the game, as most Spray Paint is flammable (then again, so are a lot of things). You can go here for a guide on cleaning:

http//db.gamefaqs.com/console/snes/file/super_nintendo_cleaning.txt

That guide should help."

Q: "How do you play SFC games in a U.S SNES?"
A: You can buy cheap "adaptors". They aren't really adaptors, but they are cartridge-like tools that go on top of the SNES. Think Sonic and Knuckles lock-on technology. Of course, you can also break the tabs. You can easily check Google to find out how to break them, but you can do it in many ways.

Q: "Will PAL games like Terranigma work on a U.S SNES?"
A: "Bar the shape of the carts, US/JP SNES games are entirely interchangeable, but PAL games have a separate region code and will only work with a converter. Make sure you get a good Pro Action Replay cart as sometimes games will play fine but won't save properly/at all otherwise. Check the worldwide option at eBay and search again, because you'll sometimes see European sellers outside England selling them. They're completely region-free, so don't worry about regional lockouts. Also, do not get a standard action replay. They are said to suck. Get the newest one possible."

Q: "Are their any decent 3rd party controllers, if so, which?"
A: There WAS a wireless one at Lik-Sang, however, Lik-Sang no longer exists due to the actions of Sony (supposedly). You can read what happened to Lik-Sang at the link below:

http://www.lik-sang.com/

Q: "My saves disappeared! What happened?"
A: When the internal battery dies in your cart then the battery dies. You can get the information to replace it here:

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/snes/file/super_nintendo_battery_replacement.txt

Q: "What games are compatible with the multitap/super scope/mouse?"
A: It's all right here:

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/snes/file/super_nintendo_mms.txt

If that link doesn't work, try taking the "o" off of nintendo, but it should work.

Q: "...I have a question real quick. Will a penny inside of a Super Nintendo cause any damage when the system is turned on?"
A: "Not if it's not touching anything metal, But why don't you just turn your SNES upside down, and shake the penny back out? If it went in, it can come out :)"

Q: "How many games used the FX chip?"
A: There aren't very many:

Super FX games:
- Dirt Trax FX
- Doom
- Star Fox
- Stunt Race FX
- Vortex
- Yoshi's Island
- Winter Gold (Winter Gold was only released in Europe)

You can check this link for more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_FX

Q: "Is there any way to get your SNES controller to work on your computer?"
A: "There are a few options. One is to modify your controller to fit into your parallel port (the one that older printers plug into). Another is to modify a controller extension cable or even a multitap to fit into your parallel port, thus allowing you to switch your controllers back & forth from your computer to your SNES."

"There is no ideal option, because it depends on how you are going to play. If you are going to be playing more than just SNES ROMs on your computer, then you should choose option one, but use a Playstation controller instead. It has more buttons for more customization (you could set rewind to R2 & cheat your a** off if you wanted to), yet it still has a very similar feel to the SNES controller. If you play a lot of 2 player games with someone (not online), then you should choose option two, because option one only allows you one controller (however, player 2 COULD use the keyboard with option one if he/she didn't mind)."

"However, if you are not electronically inclined (& don't know someone who is), then do NOT choose options one or two. It's extremely frustrating & you WILL waste a few controllers before you get it right. You could also do what I did. Head over to the message boards at zSNES.com & ask someone to do it for you (this was before I knew about Lik-sang.com). I mailed this guy a controller along with $20, & he sent it back ready to play. Not a horrible deal. Once you get your controller or multitap/extension apparatus made, you'll need drivers which you can find at:"

http://www.zophar.net/joy.html

"NTPad XP is supposedly the best, but I could never get it to work with any of my computers (I tried it on three). I used PPJoy.
*If* you do decide to try it yourself, here are some links that may (or may not) help:"

http://www.tolaris.com/snes-to-parallel/
http://mozy.org/snespad/

I simply Googled "snes controller to parallel port instructions" & those were the first three sites to come up. So you see how easy it is to find instructions. If those don't help, you should have no trouble finding others. However, I still recommend buying from Lik-sang (they are no longer in business), or getting someone else who knows what they're doing to do it for you. Hope that helped.

Q: "Sorry if this is stupid, but can SNES play NES games?"
A: "No, not by itself. However, there's a product out there that allows it to. It's called the Super 8. It plays 8-bit NES games on the SNES. It is a very rare peripheral, and I have only seen a couple on Ebay. Ever."

3. ALMIGHTY SUPER GAME BOY
Super Game Boy has more going on than people care to comment on. Here's some things to know!

Q: "Can Super Game Boy play all gameboy/GBC games?"
A: "No. Super Game Boy can play most Game Boy games and those NOT labeled Game Boy Color. It was a ploy in the past (As GBC wasn't made yet, but Nintendo had plans) to get people to buy a Game Boy Color, so it has it's own library of games that Super Game Boy can't play. The Super Game Boy also can't play the majority of pirated/unlicensed Gameboy games. There is actually a Super Game Boy 2 released in Japan only that could supposedly play all GBC games as well, although as far as I know, the SGB 2 is identical to the SGB, but it has a link cable port (meaning it may not play all GBC games, if any). Good luck trying to find one!"

Q: "What games take advantage of the Super Game Boy's features?"
A: "Although the Super Game Boy can play all monochrome (grey cart) Gameboy titles and all backward compatible (black cart) Game Boy Color titles, the following is a (hopefully) complete list of US and European titles which take advantage of the Super Game Boy's palette and/or border functions. Some games also have enhanced music, sound effects, or other abilities."

Monochrome games with SGB enhancements:

  1. - Adventures of Lolo
  2. - Aladdin
  3. - Animaniacs
  4. - Asteroids & Missile Command
  5. - Battle Arena Toshinden
  6. - Battle Zone & Super Breakout
  7. - Beethoven's 2nd
  8. - Bomberman GB
  9. - Bonk's Revenge/B.C. Kid 2
  10. - Brain Drain
  11. - Castlevania Legends
  12. - Centipede & Millipede
  13. - Contra: The Alien Wars/Probotector 2
  14. - Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (a non-SGB version also exists)
  15. - Defender & Joust
  16. - Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
  17. - Disney's Mulan
  18. - Donkey Kong
  19. - Donkey Kong Land
  20. - Donkey Kong Land 2
  21. - Donkey Kong Land 3
  22. - Elite Soccer/Soccer
  23. - FIFA International Soccer
  24. - FIFA Soccer '96
  25. - FIFA Soccer '97
  26. - FIFA Soccer '98
  27. - Galaga & Galaxian
  28. - Game & Watch Gallery/Gameboy Gallery 2
  29. - Gameboy Camera
  30. - Gameboy Camera Gold - Zelda Edition
  31. - Gameboy Gallery
  32. - Golf Classic
  33. - Harvest Moon GB (released in mono and color versions)
  34. - Hercules
  35. - Hugo
  36. - International Superstar Soccer
  37. - Ironman: X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
  38. - James Bond 007
  39. - Jeopardy!: Teen Tournament
  40. - Jurassic Park - The Lost World
  41. - Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
  42. - Killer Instinct
  43. - Kirby's Block Ball
  44. - Kirby's Dream Land 2
  45. - Kirby's Star Stacker
  46. - Legend of the River King GB (released in mono and color versions)
  47. - Little Indian in Big City
  48. - Madden '95
  49. - Madden '96
  50. - Madden '97
  51. - Mario's Picross
  52. - Matthias Sammer Soccer
  53. - Mega Man V
  54. - Mickey Mouse - Magic Wand
  55. - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  56. - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie
  57. - Mole Mania
  58. - Mystical Ninja
  59. - NBA Live 96
  60. - NHL Hockey '95
  61. - NHL Hockey '96
  62. - Obelix
  63. - Olympic Summer Games
  64. - Pac-in-Time
  65. - PGA European Tour
  66. - PGA Tour 96
  67. - Pocahontas
  68. - Pocket Bomberman (released in mono and color versions)
  69. - Pokemon Blue/Red
  70. - Samurai Shodown
  71. - SeaQuest DSV
  72. - Shaq Fu
  73. - Small Soldiers
  74. - Space Invaders (the "Arcade Mode" version was also released on SNES in 1997)
  75. - Spirou
  76. - Star Trek - Generations - Beyond the Nexus
  77. - Star Wars - Super Return of the Jedi
  78. - Street Fighter II
  79. - Superman
  80. - Tamagotchi
  81. - Tetris 2 (a non-SGB version also exists)
  82. - Tetris Attack
  83. - Tetris Blast
  84. - Tetris Plus
  85. - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Topsy Turvy Games
  86. - The King of Fighters '95
  87. - The Pagemaster
  88. - The Rugrats Movie (released in mono and color versions)
  89. - The Smurfs (a non-SGB version also exists)
  90. - Tintin in Tibet
  91. - Toy Story
  92. - Urban Strike
  93. - Vegas Stakes
  94. - Wario Blast
  95. - Wario Land 2 (released in mono and color versions)
  96. - Wild Snake
  97. - World Cup 98
  98. - World Heroes 2 Jet

Color games with SGB enhancements:

  1. - A Bug's Life
  2. - Azure Dreams
  3. - Beauty And The Beast
  4. - Blaster Master Enemy Below
  5. - Bomberman Quest
  6. - Bubble Bobble
  7. - Chase HQ Secret Police
  8. - Conker's Pocket Tales
  9. - Cross Country Racing
  10. - Dragon Dance
  11. - Dragon Warrior 1 & 2
  12. - Dragon Warrior Monsters
  13. - Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 Cobi's Journey/Tara's Adventure
  14. - FIFA 2000
  15. - Game & Watch Gallery 2/Gameboy Gallery 3
  16. - Game & Watch Gallery 3
  17. - Harvest Moon GB (released in mono and color versions)
  18. - Harvest Moon GBC 2
  19. - Hexcite
  20. - International Superstar Soccer 99
  21. - International Track & Field
  22. - Legend of the River King GB (released in mono and color versions)
  23. - Legend of the River King 2
  24. - Lil' Monster
  25. - Madden NFL 2000
  26. - Men in Black-The Series
  27. - Monkey Puncher
  28. - Monster Rancher Battle Card
  29. - Mortal Kombat 4
  30. - Ms. Pac-Man Special Color Edition (US only. European version is not SGB enhanced)
  31. - NBA 3 on 3 with Kobe Bryant
  32. - NBA In the Zone/NBA Pro 99
  33. - NHL 2000
  34. - Pac-Man Special Color Edition (US only. European version is not SGB enhanced)
  35. - Pocket Bomberman (released in mono and color versions)
  36. - Pokemon Gold/Silver
  37. - Pokemon Pinball
  38. - Pokemon Trading Card Game
  39. - Pokemon Yellow
  40. - Power Quest
  41. - Puchi Carat
  42. - Quest Fantasy Challenge/Holy Magic Century
  43. - Quest for Camelot
  44. - Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  45. - Roadsters 98
  46. - Robopon Sun
  47. - Shanghai Pocket
  48. - Survival Kids/Stranded Kids
  49. - Tetris DX
  50. - The Legend of Zelda- Link's Awakening DX
  51. - The Rugrats Movie (released in mono and color versions)
  52. - TNN Outdoors Fishing Champ
  53. - Toy Story 2
  54. - Wario Land 2 (released in mono and color versions)

"For the record, the Super Game Boy can NOT play Game Boy Color Only (clear cart) titles."

4. GENERAL INFO
Things that people know, things that people want to know. You may find it here.

Q: "What is "SLURP!?"
A: "sluuuuuurrrrrrrrrrpp!!"

Q: "WHAT IS "SLURP!!!!?
A: "It's an invisible form of happiness. Try it out for yourself and feel enlightened."

Q: "What does BTW mean?"
A: "On most occasions, it means "By the way"."

Q: "What's a good place to find used games?"
A: "Pawn shops, yard sales, flea markets, etc. Then there's online places, like eBay."

Q: "Am I cool if I have a SNES?"
A: "Not necessarily but it doesn't hurt."

Q: "What are the WORST/BEST games ever?"
A: "There is no answer to that and I don't care what anyone has to say about it. I can't stress this enough; Great games are a matter of preference. If a person makes a list, that's fine, but no one's obligated to agree, which is why I (Vyse) don't make many suggestions. Remember, if you wanna make a list, great. If not, great. While I've been putting together everyone's favorite games, I will not be held responsible if you find a game on that list you can't stand. Preference folks...there is no ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE GAME.

Q: "What are some good hentai games?"
A: "Let me clear the air here. People badly misuse the word "HENTAI". "Hentai" (as it is implied here) is perversion or the act of being perverted. People automatically assume that hentai always consist of nudity when that is not entirely the case. On the reverse end, nudity is not necessarily hentai either. As far as Nintendo goes, there are no licensed hentai games released on the SNES/SFC (If we are using the word based on "nudity"), as Nintendo hated such games and refused to make adult games on the system. The few that do exist are unlicensed, as in, Nintendo does not endorse them. Even Dragon Knight 4 was edited to have its nudity removed, unlike the PC and PC-FX versions from my knowledge. Mother 2 (Japanese Earthbound) has Ness naked somewhere and there are feminine demons with certain features that aren't censored in Aretha 2, but it's not hentai on any level. Something as simple as Super Mario World can be considered to possess a light level of hentai because Bowser is always trying to steal Peach for reasons only God knows. He loves women and one could say that he is perverted because he is TOO obsessed with Peach. Experimentation will also work here. Remember, just because it may not be nudity doesn't mean it's not hentai, and even nudity isn't necessarily hentai. As for where you can find them, I won't say for obvious reasons."

Q: "What is the issue with ROMs on this site?"
A: "This site doesn't have any glaring issues with talk about roms. I have no problem with other people talking about them, so nobody says WHERE to get them. Just don't expect me to tell you where to find them and please don't email me with questions regarding ROMs. You can easily find out tons about them on the net. Google is your best friend."

Q: "What is Square's last RPG for SNES?"
A: "Super Mario RPG (In the states)" OR "Treasure Hunter G" (In Japan, supposedly)"

Q: "What/when was the last Super Nintendo game released in NA & Japan?"
A: "In NA, the last game released was Frogger in late 1998. In Japan, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 was the last Super Famicom game released in Japanese retail stores in January 2000, then Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut was also the last Super Famicom game released only if you download it to a SF Memory Cassette through the Lawson service back in December 2000 in Japan."
-Launch2004

Q: "Exactly how many games were there for the SNES in the US? And how many in Japan?"
A: "There are 721 licensed US releases. No word right now on Japanese numbers."

Q: "How can I get SNES help for games?"
A: "Try accessing the game thru the letter library on www.gamefaqs.com. If the game doesn't have any FAQs, codes, or reviews, you can try checking the board of that particular game. If a board exist, chances are that they love the game and should know plenty."

Q: "What if I still find nothing on the game?"
A: "Ask for any of the well-versed gamers thru the affiliates on the homepage or on this site. I myself (Vyse) own a great number of SNES (as well as others, feel free to ask) games and I've played even more than the ones I own. I will try to be of assistance. BE WARNED! I'm not around all the time so please be patient if you require my assistance in particular :p"

Q: "What about all those unknown games!? There are many that have no info AT ALL!"
A: "Post the games that have absolutely no information. I try to submit data for games with no info because I (Vyse) feel that even the worst games deserve a piece of recognition. It's almost my sworn duty!"

Q: "Were Comanche, Star Fox II or FX Fighter ever released?"
A: "No. They are only available via ROM."

Q: "What is the situation between Capcom's Street Fighter & Data East's Fighters History?
A: " Some Capcom bigwigs found Fighter's History SO similar to Street Fighter 2 that the company filed a lawsuit against Data East. Capcom would ultimately leave the courts in defeat -- this I (GreenPuyo) know as fact. I believe Data East filed a countersuit saying that Street Fighter's Ken and Ryu were plagiarisms of the two anonymous fighters in the old arcade game, Karate Champ. I'm rather certain that's how this story goes. Not that the outcome bears any relevance to the companies today. Data East went belly-up in '03."

Q: "Is there an article explaining the demise of Data East?"
A: The article below has your answer?:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6071057.html

Q: "What are some games that have fan translations?"
A: "This is a list of almost complete to fully complete games that one can play on an emulator."

  1. - Accelebrid
  2. - Actraiser
  3. - Aim for the Ace!
  4. - Alcahest
  5. - Assault Suits Valken
  6. - Bahamut Lagoon
  7. - Ball Bullet Gun
  8. - Bastard!!
  9. - BS Chrono Trigger Music Library
  10. - BS Super Mario USA
  11. - BS Zelda
  12. - Clock Tower - The First Fear
  13. - Cu-On-Pa
  14. - Cyber Knight
  15. - Cyber Knight 2
  16. - Cyborg 009
  17. - Demon of Laplace*
  18. - Dezaemon
  19. - Do-Re-Mi Fantasy: Milon's Quest*
  20. - Dossun! Stone Battle*
  21. - Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Saiyans*
  22. - Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 1*
  23. - Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 3*
  24. - Dragon Quest I+II
  25. - Dragon Quest V
  26. - Dragon Quest VI*
  27. - Dream Maze - The Kigurumi Adventure
  28. - Dual Orb 2
  29. - Famicom Detective Club Part 2
  30. - Farland Story
  31. - FEDA: The Emblem of Justice*
  32. - Final Fantasy IV
  33. - Final Fantasy V
  34. - Final Fantasy VI
  35. - Front Mission
  36. - Front Mission: Gun Hazard
  37. - Glory of Heracles 3
  38. - Go Go Ackman!
  39. - Gulliver Boy
  40. - Gundam Wing - Endless Duel
  41. - Gunman's Proof
  42. - Hiouden: Legend of the Scarlet King - The Demonic Oath
  43. - Jelly Boy 2
  44. - Jerry Boy
  45. - Jutei Senki
  46. - King of Demons
  47. - Koryuu no Mimi
  48. - Kunio Kun Dodgeball
  49. - Little Magic
  50. - Live A Live
  51. - Madou Monogatari
  52. - Magic Knight Rayearth
  53. - Magical Drop
  54. - Magical Pop'n
  55. - Magna Braben
  56. - Mickey and Donald - Magical Adventure 3
  57. - Miracle Girls
  58. - Mobile Fighter G Gundam
  59. - Mobile Suit Gundam - Cross Dimension 0079
  60. - Monstania
  61. - Neugier*
  62. - Panic in Nakayoshi World
  63. - Papuwa*
  64. - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Another Story
  65. - Radical Dreamers
  66. - Ranma 1/2: Treasure of the Red Cat Gang
  67. - Rockman and Forte
  68. - Romancing SaGa 3*
  69. - RPG Maker - Super Dante*
  70. - RPG Maker 2*
  71. - Sailor Moon R
  72. - Sanrio World Smashball!
  73. - SD Gundam X*
  74. - Seiken Densetsu 3
  75. - Shin Megami Tensei
  76. - Shin Megami Tensei II
  77. - Shin Nekketsu Kouha - Kunio-tachi no Banka
  78. - Shiren the Wanderer
  79. - Space Knight Tekkaman Blade
  80. - Star Ocean*
  81. - Starfox 2
  82. - Super Bonk 2*
  83. - Super Gussun Oyoyo 2
  84. - Super Puyo Puyo 2*
  85. - Super Robot Wars 3
  86. - Tales of Phantasia
  87. - Taloon's Great Adventure*
  88. - Tenchi Muyo!
  89. - Treasure Hunter G*
  90. - Treasure of the Rudras
  91. - Umihara Kawase
  92. - Villgust
  93. - Violinist of Hamelin
  94. - Wizardry: Story of Llylgamyn
  95. - Wonder Project J
  96. - Ys IV: Mask of the Sun

* = Games that are basically translated, with either a few errors, a bit of unimportant, untranslated text that does not hinder one from completing and enjoying the game, or has some parts that can not be translated at all.

The link to these translations is www.romhacking.net. That's 96 games we never got translated, or translated properly. That's a lot!!! There may be more than 96 now though.

Q: "What is Nintendo's webpage?"
A: Simple. It is:

www.nintendo.com

"Additionally, here's some other sites with Super Nintendo info":

http://www.videogameden.com
-It's Ikermel's website, a fellow GF member. It has info on some of the more obscure Japanese titles.

http://rvgfanatic.com
-It's Kikko/Steven's website, a member who travels various forums, including Gamefaqs. It's coverage of obscure SNES and Saturn games grows at regular intervals.

www.vgmuseum.com
- It has pics of MANY games for numerous platforms. Have fun!

http://www.skytopia.com/games/snesmusic.html
- It's a pretty cool site that talks about classic games and other strange things.

Q: "Where can I find a decent SNES rarity guide?"
A: http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/snes/file/snes_rarity_list.txt

Q: "Where can I find an all-around rarity guide?"
A: "Not 100% accurate, but www.digitpress.com should solve some of your problems."
I've been reading their guide (compiling info and doing independent research) and I (Vyse) find their site to be more and more inaccurate by the day. It isn't so much their fault...I wonder when they actually update their old archives? Games are going for significantly different amounts than what is listed. We are only human, so use with caution.

Q: What's a good site to buy games around the whole world?
A: Your best bet is http://hub.ebay.com/buy, you can find anything there with time.

5. TOP 100 GAMES: VOTED BY USERS
It's a long running tradition on the Gamefaqs SNES General board, and I'm going to preserve the list here as well. We have tons of users who come from out of nowhere to give a shout out to their favorite game(s) of all time. While this list isn't a guideline of the BEST games on SNES, it is a list of some of the most popular (Of course, many of them are good). This list is here for you, the reader, to reference. IT IS NOT HERE FOR YOU TO VOTE. This is the list as of 6/18/2006:

Total Games: 361 (+14 since last update)
Total Voters: 619 (+43)
Total Points: 32811 (yikes!)
*= Incidates that they tie.
Rank | Game | ( Points ) | Votes | #1 Votes

01. Chrono Trigger ( 2615 ) 347 - 97
02. Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past ( 2605 ) 379 - 72
03. Final Fantasy VI ( 2217 ) 301 - 66
04. Super Mario World ( 2167 ) 347 - 46
05. Super Metroid ( 1621 ) 259 - 35
06. Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars ( 1453 ) 239 - 31
07. Super Mario Kart ( 1133 ) 219 - 8
08. Super Mario All-Stars ( 1092 ) 186 - 17
09. Donkey Kong Country 2 ( 881 ) 153 - 12
10. EarthBound ( 867 ) 141 - 24
11. Donkey Kong Country ( 861 ) 183 - 3
12. Secret Of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) ( 856 ) 157 - 11
13. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island ( 846 ) 154 - 4
14. Final Fantasy IV ( 822 ) 144 - 12
15. Mega Man X ( 518 ) 108 - 6
16. Lufia II: Rise Of The Sinistrals ( 471 ) 80 - 13
17. Kirby Super Star ( 447 ) 80 - 8
18. Terranigma ( 418 ) 65 - 18
19. Secret Of Mana 2 (Seiken Densetsu 3) ( 389 ) 61 - 7
20. Tales Of Phantasia ( 347 ) 54 - 11
21. Final Fantasy V ( 339 ) 71 - 3
22. Contra III: The Alien Wars (Contra Spirits) ( 310 ) 73 - 1
23. Donkey Kong Country 3 ( 303 ) 63 - 2
24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time ( 279 ) 65 - 2
25. Super Castlevania IV ( 264 ) 57 - 4
26. Street Fighter II Turbo ( 257 ) 54 - 2
27. Star Fox ( 246 ) 65 - 2
28. Super Punch-Out!! ( 235 ) 50 - 1
29. F-Zero ( 226 ) 57 - 1
30. Tetris Attack ( 223 ) 48 - 2
31. Illusion Of Gaia (Illusion Of Time) ( 210 ) 45 - 2
32. Breath Of Fire II ( 208 ) 43 - 2
33. Super Street Fighter II ( 203 ) 42 - 2
34. Secret Of Evermore ( 201 ) 33 - 7
35. Harvest Moon ( 197 ) 45 - 2
36. Mega Man X3 ( 177 ) 43 - 1
37. Lufia ( 176 ) 28 - 3
38. Zombies Ate My Neighbors ( 170 ) 41 - 1
39. Killer Instinct ( 164 ) 39 - 0
40. Street Fighter II ( 146 ) 28 - 3
41. EVO: The Search For Eden ( 141 ) 31 - 1
42. Mega Man X2 ( 135 ) 33 - 2
43. Ogre Battle ( 119 ) 20 - 2
44. Star Ocean ( 118 ) 22 - 0
45. Breath Of Fire ( 114 ) 21 - 3
46. Soul Blazer ( 109 ) 26 - 0
47. ActRaiser ( 107 ) 23 - 1
48. Rock N Roll Racing ( 105 ) 21 - 1
49. Uniracers (Unirally) ( 103 ) 19 - 4
50. NBA Jam Tournament Edition ( 102 ) 22 - 1
51. Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts ( 99 ) 24 ?E0
52. Bahamut Lagoon ( 92 ) 18 - 1
53. Gradius III ( 80 ) 14 - 1
54. Super Bomberman 2 ( 78 ) 20 - 1
55. Super Smash TV ( 76 ) 17 - 1
56. SimCity ( 63 ) 18 - 0
57. Tecmo Super Bowl ( 63 ) 11 - 1
*58. Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball ( 61 ) 12 - 2
*58. Shadowrun ( 61 ) 13 - 1
*58. Tetris & Dr. Mario ( 61 ) 15 - 0
61. Kirby's Dream Course ( 60 ) 16 - 0
62. Super Bomberman 5 ( 58 ) 11 - 2
63. Pilotwings ( 56 ) 14 - 1
64. Mario Paint ( 55 ) 10 - 1
65. Mortal Kombat II ( 54 ) 15 - 0
66. Winter Olympic Games: Lillehammer '94 ( 51 ) 7 - 1
67. NBA Jam ( 50 ) 12 - 0
*68. Rockman & Forte (Mega Man 9) ( 49 ) 11 - 1
*68. R-Type III ( 49 ) 8 - 1
70. Goof Troop ( 47 ) 10 - 0
*70. Mega Man 7 ( 47 ) 12 - 0
72. Sunset Riders ( 46 ) 8 - 1
*73. International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (ISS2) ( 44 ) 7 - 1
*73. NHL '94 ( 44 ) 7 - 0
75. Mortal Kombat 3 ( 43 ) 8 - 0
76. Front Mission ( 42 ) 6 - 2
77. Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run ( 41 ) 9 - 0
*78. Street Fighter Alpha 2 ( 40 ) 8 - 0
*78. Super Tennis ( 40 ) 11 - 1
*78. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 ( 40 ) 10 - 0
81. Earthworm Jim 2 ( 38 ) 10 - 0
82. Demon's Crest ( 37 ) 10 - 1
83. U.N. Squadron ( 36 ) 7 - 1
*84. Biker Mice From Mars ( 34 ) 5 - 0
*84. Shin Megami Tensei ( 34 ) 4 - 1
*84. Super Double Dragon ( 34 ) 6 - 0
87. Top Gear ( 33 ) 6 - 0
*88. Battletoads & Double Dragon ( 30 ) 9 - 0
*88. Live A Live ( 30 ) 5 - 1
*88. Super Return Of The Jedi ( 30 ) 7 - 0
*91. 7th Saga ( 29 ) 7 - 0
*91. Super International Cricket ( 29 ) 5 - 1
*93. Battletoads In Battlemaniacs ( 28 ) 5 - 0
*93. Cannon Fodder ( 28 ) 4 - 1
*93. Doom ( 28 ) 5 - 1
*93. Legend Of The Mystical Ninja ( 28 ) 9 - 0
*93. Robotrek ( 28 ) 5 - 0
*93. Wild Guns ( 28 ) 6 - 1
99. Gundam Wing: Endless Duel ( 27 ) 6 - 0
*100. Pop'n Twinbee ( 26 ) 5 - 0
*100. Super Bomberman ( 26 ) 6 - 0
*100. Super R-Type ( 26 ) 5 - 1
*100. Tactics Ogre ( 26 ) 5 - 0
*100. Tecmo Super Bowl III ( 26 ) 4 - 1

6. CLOSING STATEMENT
Well, that's it for now. If anything new pops up, I'll be sure to let you know!
-Vtd-


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