Nintendo's sequel system ushered in a new era of gaming


How do we love thee, SNES? Let us count the ways.

The Super Nintendo, one of the greatest gaming consoles to ever be released, wasn’t just a great follow-up system; it was possibly the best. Not only did it influence modern consoles in design (see: any version of the PlayStation up to the current version, PS4), but also it managed to have an incredibly good library that still stands the test of time. With several current franchises begun on the system, a peripheral library that includes modern-day tech that was revolutionary for its time, and a robust emulation scene that’s still popular today, the SNES is a modern marvel in hindsight.

This quarter, Gaming Insurrection is looking at the sequel beast from Nintendo and all its might and magic. We are playing with power, super power.