SNES 20th Birthday in UK

12 April, 2012 - 9:51 am by

1992 was the year Nintendo launched its new console in the UK. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System cost £150 and UK fans had been waiting nearly a year and a half for its launch.

The SNES went on to become the winner of its generation, shifting over 49 million units beating the Sega Mega Drive. It also housed many of Nintendo’s classics; notably Super Mario World, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

However, old classics didn’t just feature on the SNES, new series’ were born; F-Zero, Pilotwings, Star Fox and Super Mario Kart.

The system also got much support from non-Nintendo developers too, including Capcom and Street Fighter 2, Rare with Killer Instinct and the world-renowned Donkey Kong Country and Square with Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana.

SNES had the looks, the CD-ROM base and a first rate set of games.  No wonder it is still thought of so fondly across the gaming community. Happy Birthday SNES!