What to be aware of
There are some things you need to consider before getting started. False expectations can lead to unwarranted disappointment, so get the biggest of those monkeys off your back. Processing Power
- All Memes and Marketing from Sega Aside, the SNES is in fact objectively slower than it's competitor. While this isn't that much of a deal breaker in most games, it can lead to issues with Racers, Shooters and Beat 'em Up's. Ports and Sister Games
- The SNES has an overall great library of games, there were however some titles that were never released on it. Some were complementary pieces for handhelds, some were released on competitor consolers as completely Original Titles. Check on those to support your system with quality games. Some of them are even better than on the Super Nintendo, no shame in playing those. Roleplaying Games
- Even when compared to today the SNES had a vast, sprawling library of RPG games, including turn based, real time and strategy titles. However, One of the biggest beasts is not here: Pokemon. There are no Pokemon games on the system, that was after the Systems lifespan. If you still have an itch for a Pokemon-esque game, take a look at the Dragon Quest Series and Robotrek. If you got to have a Pokemon game, use an Emulator and Play Silver from 2001 or the Leaf Green remake from 2004. Licensed Games
- Licensed Games based on other Media have a generally bad reputation. For very good reasons. Many of those games are cheaply produced uninspired cash grabs from studios who could not make a fun game if their life was on the line. Every now and then there is a beautiful flower growing out of this dungpile. Keep a look out for those. Generally speaking, Take Disney over Warner, DC Over Marvel, Star Wars Over Star Trek and ignore anything else out of Hollywood. If the AVGN made a review about it, you probably don't want to play it. Controller
- Good Periphery hardware is the hallmark of good design and quality craftsmanship. The Super Nintendo Controller is no exception to that, to the point where sheer shape of the thing has become a symbol for gaming in itself. If you choose to play on PC and want to enhance your experience, i strongly recommend that you make a small investment and buy a USB Reproduction controller, (if you dont already have one.) You can get decent ones for less than 10 Euros each and they will make it Post too long. Click here to view the full text.