Super Nintendo Accessories

Manufactured by: Hudson Soft

Super MutiTap - The oddest thing about all the multiplayer adapters, is that is not are made by Nintendo, who manufactured the NES Four Score and NES Satellite 4 player adapters for the original Nintendo (Nintendo may have designed the specs for the 5 player adaptors, however, I am not sure). Also, unlike the Sega Genesis, which had two incompatible four player adapters for a while, all multiplayer adapters for the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom are all intercompatible. With a multiplayer adapter, you can play games with up to 5 players (four plugged in the adapter which is in controller port 2, and player one on the controller plugged into port 1). Only standard controllers can be used with a multiplayer adapter.  The Super MultiTap originally came with the Super Bomberman game for the SNES, then it was later sold separately; the Super Bomberman/Super MultiTap combo package retailed for about $59.99, individually the adapter sold for about $29.95 (I believe).

 

Manufactured by: ??

Super MultiTap -  This is a multi-tap in a neat Bomberman head design! This is another neat accessory which only came out in Japan, unfortunately. It is otherwise identical to the Super MultiTap.

 

Manufactured by: Tyco

Power Plug - This will turn any controller into a "super controller"! The idea is to give a controller, regardless of type, basic functions like turbo fire and slow motion, as well as other functions not commonly available on most controllers. There were versions of the Power Plug for both the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

 

Manufactured by: ASCII

Turbo File Twin - This was originally released for the Famicom, and when the Super Famicom came out, an adaptor was released for it to work with it as well. I would imagine around that time, ASCII decided to release this, which is compatible with both FC and SFC. If anyone has the exact date, please let me know.

 

 

Manufactured by: Naki

Tribal Tap - If you don't know already, multitaps allow several controllers (in this case, 5) to be put into one port, with another in the other port, creating enough hardware space for 6 players on one SNES. Games like bomber man, and Micro machines normally support official, and un-official multitaps.

 

Manufactured by: QuickJoy??

Super 5 - Multiplayer = Multi Fun! That super 5 makes simultaneous Four exist specially CONTROLLER haven and a switch, with switch between 2-3-5 players can be selected.

 

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Super Game Boy - This lets you play GB games on your SNES, in color! Normal GB games will be using a palette with four colors which you can edit yourself but many newer GB games (released after the Super GB) supports 256 colors in static screens (i.e the title screen) and 12 colors in the normal game! Since the simulated GB screen doesn't fill out the whole TV-screen and you can create your own border that fills out the rest of the screen. However you can't link together a GB and a Super GB with a link-cable and play head to head, not even with two Super GBs! My advice is to only get the Super GB if you have a SNES but don't have a GB already and still wants to play all the brilliant GB games there is. With the Super GB you can then play all the SML games (1, 2 and 3) and Zelda 4 for example. But if you already own a GB or want to play head to head it's not worth it .

 

 

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Super Game Boy 2 - At the launch of the special Pocket Camera System in Japan, Nintendo also launched a new improved Super Game Boy. This new Game Boy adaptor is compatible with the Pocket Camera, and allows some extra features when you play the GB game Pocket Monsters with it. That's it! So if you hasn't got either Pocket Monsters or the Pocket Camera don't bother!

 

Manufactured by: Nintendo

SuperLink - This is another multiplayer adapter for the SNES, from Bullet Proof Software. This adapter is, basically, a box half an inch high, three inches across and two inches wide. On top, most of the area is raised, with the four controller ports vertically lined up, and the SuperLink nameplate below the two middle ports. The top of the area towards the front, which is not raised, has a small switch to change between two and four player mode. The SuperLink functions exactly the same as the Super MultiTap. The SuperLink followed the release of the Super MultiTap, and wasn't nearly as popular, and are somewhat rarer.

 

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Super Scope - This is Nintendo's own zapper gun (rather zapper bazooka!) for the SNES. It's 2 1/2 feet long and shaped just like a bazooka (duh!). As you can see on the picture it's got a little plastic thing that acts like a support for your shoulder. This also has two buttons, the fire button and a pause button. Unfortunately the gun sucks batteries like there was no tomorrow! It uses the whole load (6 AA batteries) in about 4 hours! The Super Scope comes bundled with a 6-games-in-one cart called Super NES Super Scope 6 Game Pak, but when you get tired of these there aren't so much other to do because according to my sources there are only about 7 Super Scope compatible game out there! Here are the list of them all: Lamborghini American Challenge (How can you steer a car when holding this bazooka?!?), Battle Clash, Bazooka Blitzkrieg, Yoshi's Safari, Terminator 2: The Arcade Game, Tinstar and X-Zone. Personally it think that the NES zapper is 10 times better than this sad accessory!

 

Manufactured by: Lewis Galoob Toys

SNES Game Genie - Just like the NES version, this version is not licensed by Nintendo. Nintendo has felt that the Game Genie goes too far in its ability to allow players to cheat, and refused to grant them a license, and their "Seal of Quality". The Game Genie was released anyway, first in Canada, then a year later after Nintendo took them to court over it and lost. The Game Genie was developed by Codemasters of England, the same people who previously released licensed games, as well as a slew of unlicensed products for the NES after releasing the Game Genie. Production and distribution was done by Galoob Toys, Inc. in the US, as well as Canada I believe (can anyone confirm?) Versions of the Game Genie were also released for the NES, SNES, GameBoy, Sega Genesis, and Sega Game Gear; Sega, by the way, had no problem with the Game Genie and gave the two for their systems their seal of approval. Support for the Game Genie was dropped a few years after the SNES released, and the Game Genie line ended, replaced by such devices as the Game Shark, which is still in product for today's latest consoles..

 

Manufactured by: Sports Sciences

TeeV Golf - The golf club is another specialty controller from Sports Sciences, the same people who brought us the Batter Up! baseball bat controller. The TeeV Golf is much like your everyday golf club, with about the same size, weight and feel. There is a sensor on the front of the face of the club, which sends a signal to a sensor box on the floor, which plugs into either SNES controller port, I believe.

 

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Batter Up! - This is definitely another one of those gimmicky accessories released for the SNES, which offhand is a good idea in theory, but just doesn't work in the real world. The Batter Up!, made by Sport Sciences, is a baseball bat controller which is for use with any baseball game. This device sounds like a clever idea, but it never caught on. You swing the Batter Up! bat to control your on-screen character's swing, sort of a virtual reality type thing. Honestly, though, I have no idea how it works, and I can't find any info on that, not even on the manufacturer's own website. I assume the device senses your swing and creates a composite of a standard controller motion; since virtually all baseball games use a similar controller scheme for batting, this makes sense.

 

Manufactured by: ??

Super 8 - This is a NES to SNES adapter, allowing you play your old 8bit NES games on your SNES, as well as Super Famicom games. This device plugs into the SNES via the cartridge port, and has three ports on top, one for SNES/SFC, one for NES and one for Famicom games. This device gets its power from the SNES; no separate power supply is needed. It costs about $59.95 new; you can purchase one from Multimedia 1. This adapter is has also been sold under the name "Tri-Star"

 

Manufactured by: ??

Satellaview - This modem is an add-on for the SNES, released 1995, in Japan only. The Satellaview uses a Japanese satellite system called "St GIGA" to get it's information. With the Satellaview you can download updates of new games and get hot news, cheats, tips, demos, info about new Nintendo games, events or interviews, charts and rumors. A problem with the system was that you could only download a certain game, for example the new "Chrono Trigger demo" when it was being "broadcasted" at a certain time. You had to wait until a certain time or day to be able to download it (just like recording a TV-show from the TV). The things you downloaded could then be saved in a thing that you plugged into the cartridge slot that could hold 1 Megabit of data. This little thingies was called BS-X Special Broadcast Cassettes and looked like the Super Game Boy. It was only from 4 pm to 7 pm you actually could download stuff with the BS-X because at the other time of the day the satellite channel that the Satellaview  System used broadcasted normal TV-shows! On the other hand everything you downloaded was for free. Nintendo managed to blend in some advertising to make it profitable. When it was released in 1995 both Konami, Square, Taito and Data East was planning to use the Satellaview for their advertising but the only two companies that actually supplied software for the St GIGA channel was Nintendo and Square!

 

Manufactured by: ??

Stuntmaster - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Mario Paint - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: Naki

Pro Extension - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: Aura

Interactor - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: ??

Action Replay - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: Nintendo

X-Band - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: Nintendo

Lethal Enforcers - If you have any info, please e-mail me.

Manufactured by: ??

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