Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System
SFC Logo.pngSNES Logo.png
SNES Console.pngNorth American SNES
SFC Console.pngJapanese Super Famicom
Manufacturer Nintendo
Generation Fourth generation
Retail availability JP November 21, 1990
NA August 23, 1991
EU April 11, 1992
AUS July 3, 1992
Discontinued NA 1999
JP September, 2003
Units sold 49.10 million
Media ROM cartridge
CPU 3.58MHz 65c816 Ricoh 5A22 16-bit processor
Online services Satellaview (Japan only), XBAND, Nintendo Power (Japan Only)
Best-selling game Super Mario World (pack-in), 20.60 million

Donkey Kong Country (pack-in), 9 million

Super Mario Kart, 8 million
Predecessor Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor Nintendo 64

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia (Oceania), and South America between 1990 and 1993. In Japan and Southeast Asia, the system is called the Super Famicom (スーパーファミコン) or SFC for short, officially adopting the abbreviated name of its predecessor, the Family Computer. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy (슈퍼 컴보이) and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics. Although each version is essentially the same, several forms of regional lockout prevent the different versions from being compatible with one another.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the fourth generation era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis/Mega Drive console. The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo has dropped all support for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors, retro gamers, and emulation enthusiasts, some of whom are still making homebrew ROM images.

The SNES sold 49.10 million units worldwide. It was discontinued in 1999-2002 well after the launch of it's successor, the Nintendo 64.

Virtual Console Global Problems (Super NES)[edit]

Problems that may occur with any Super NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

Glitched Sound

Sound is glitched in the OpenAL backend. Use XAudio2 to prevent this. Fixed in 5.0-798

Virtual Console Compatibility List (Super NES)[edit]

Help complete the list!

  • Click the icon Note.svg.png to the right of the rating stars and put just a number 1 through 5 into the page. Use the compatibility guide below as a reference of what rating to use.
  • When updating a rating, please make sure it's in accordance with the list of problems in the title's page.
Compatibility Description
Stars5.png Perfect: No issues at all!
Stars4.png Playable: Runs well, only minor graphical or audio glitches. Games can be played all the way through
Stars3.png Starts: Starts, maybe even plays well, but crashes or major graphical/audio glitches
Stars2.png Intro/Menu: Hangs/crashes somewhere between booting and starting
Stars1.png Broken: Crashes when booting
Stars0.png Unknown: Has not been tested yet
Region indicator Region description
AU Australia
CA Canada (NTSC /w French translation)
EU Europe, PAL/SECAM territories
JP Japan and Asia (NTSC-J)
KO Korea
NA North America and NTSC territories
RU Russia
Title Year Region Compatibility
ActRaiser 2007 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: ActRaiser
Aero the Acro-Bat 2010 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Aero the Acro-Bat
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 2010 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Aero the Acro-Bat 2
Albert Odyssey 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Albert OdysseyUnknownEdit rating: Albert Odyssey
Axelay 2007 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Axelay
Brawl Brothers aka Rushing Beat Ran: Fukusei Toshi 2011 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Brawl BrothersUnknownEdit rating: Brawl Brothers
Bahamut Lagoon 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Bahamut LagoonUnknownEdit rating: Bahamut Lagoon
Bishōjo Janshi Suchie-Pai 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Bishōjo Janshi Suchie-PaiUnknownEdit rating: Bishōjo Janshi Suchie-Pai
Breath of Fire II 2007 JP/NA/EU 4PlayableEdit rating: Breath of Fire II
Chrono Trigger 2011 NA 4PlayableEdit rating: Chrono Trigger
Clock Tower 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Clock TowerUnknownEdit rating: Clock Tower
The Combatribes 2009 NA 0UnknownEdit rating: The Combatribes
Contra III: The Alien Wars aka Super Probotector: Alien Rebels aka Contra Spirits 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Contra III: The Alien Wars
Cosmo Gang the Puzzle 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (SNES)UnknownEdit rating: Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (SNES)
Cybernator aka Jūsō Kihei Valken 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 0UnknownEdit rating: Cybernator
Darius Twin 2010 JP/NA 4PlayableEdit rating: Darius Twin
Der Langrisser 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Der LangrisserUnknownEdit rating: Der Langrisser
Donkey Kong Country 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 2007 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure 2008 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure
F-Zero 2006 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: F-Zero
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no MoriUnknownEdit rating: Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu ShōjoUnknownEdit rating: Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
Final Fantasy II aka Final Fantasy IV 2010 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Final Fantasy IIUnknownEdit rating: Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III aka Final Fantasy VI 2011 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Final Fantasy IIIUnknownEdit rating: Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy V 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Final Fantasy VUnknownEdit rating: Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest aka Mystic Quest Legend aka Final Fantasy USA: Mystic Quest 2010 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Final Fight 2007 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Final Fight
Final Fight 2 2009 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Final Fight 2
Final Fight 3 aka Final Fight Tough 2010 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Final Fight 3
Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo 2006 JP Template:Ratings/Fire Emblem: Monshō no NazoUnknownEdit rating: Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo
Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Fire Emblem: Seisen no KeifuUnknownEdit rating: Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Fire Emblem: Thracia 776UnknownEdit rating: Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Front Mission Series: Gun HazardUnknownEdit rating: Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard
Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no Shiren 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no ShirenUnknownEdit rating: Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Fūrai no Shiren
Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun MagginesuUnknownEdit rating: Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu
Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji GatameUnknownEdit rating: Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf aka Super Aoki Ōkami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi 2009 JP/NA 0UnknownEdit rating: Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf
Ghoul Patrol 2010 NA/EU/AU 0UnknownEdit rating: Ghoul Patrol
Gradius III 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Gradius III
Gōketsuji Ichizoku 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Gōketsuji IchizokuUnknownEdit rating: Gōketsuji Ichizoku
Heisei Shin Onigashima (Kōhen) 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Heisei Shin Onigashima (Kōhen)UnknownEdit rating: Heisei Shin Onigashima (Kōhen)
Heisei Shin Onigashima (Zenpen) 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Heisei Shin Onigashima (Zenpen)UnknownEdit rating: Heisei Shin Onigashima (Zenpen)
Heracles no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Heracles no Eikō III: Kamigami no ChinmokuUnknownEdit rating: Heracles no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku
Heracles no Eikō IV: Kamigami-kara no Okurimono 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Heracles no Eikō IV: Kamigami-kara no OkurimonoUnknownEdit rating: Heracles no Eikō IV: Kamigami-kara no Okurimono
Harvest Moon 2008 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Harvest Moon
The Ignition Factor aka Fire Fighting 2011 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures 2009 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
Kai: Tsukikomori 2012 JP Template:Ratings/Kai: TsukikomoriUnknownEdit rating: Kai: Tsukikomori
Kamaitachi no Yoru 2012 JP Template:Ratings/Kamaitachi no YoruUnknownEdit rating: Kamaitachi no Yoru
Kirby's Avalanche aka Kirby's Ghost Trap 2007 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Dream Course aka Kirby Bowl 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 3 aka Hoshi no Kirby 3 2009 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Kirby no Kirakira KizzuUnknownEdit rating: Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu
Kirby Super Star aka Kirby's Fun Pak aka Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe 2009 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Kirby Super Star
Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zenin Shūgō! 2012 JP Template:Ratings/Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zenin Shūgō!UnknownEdit rating: Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zenin Shūgō!
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I・II 2012 JP Template:Ratings/Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I・IIUnknownEdit rating: Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I・II
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja aka Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki 2007 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past aka Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce 2006 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Magical Drop 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Magical DropUnknownEdit rating: Magical Drop
Majin Tensei 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Majin TenseiUnknownEdit rating: Majin Tensei
Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisUnknownEdit rating: Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis
Mario's Super Picross aka Mario no Super Picross 2006 JP/EU Template:Ratings/Mario's Super PicrossUnknownEdit rating: Mario's Super Picross
Mega Man X aka Rockman X 2011 JP/NA 5PerfectEdit rating: Mega Man X
Mega Man X2 aka Rockman X2 2011 JP/NA 5PerfectEdit rating: Mega Man X2
Metal Marines aka Militia 2007 JP/NA 5PerfectEdit rating: Metal Marines
Metal Max 2 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Metal Max 2UnknownEdit rating: Metal Max 2
Metal Max Returns 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Metal Max ReturnsUnknownEdit rating: Metal Max Returns
Natsume Championship Wrestling 2011 NA/EU Template:Ratings/Natsume Championship WrestlingUnknownEdit rating: Natsume Championship Wrestling
Nobunaga's Ambition aka Super Nobunaga no Yabou: Zengoku Han 2009 JP/NA 5PerfectEdit rating: Nobunaga's Ambition
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen aka Densetsu no Ogre Battle 2009 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
Otogirisō 2007 JP Template:Ratings/OtogirisōUnknownEdit rating: Otogirisō
Pac-Attack 2008 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Pac-Attack
Panel de Pon 2007 JP/KO Template:Ratings/Panel de PonUnknownEdit rating: Panel de Pon
Pilotwings 2009 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Pilotwings
Prince of Persia 2012 JP/NA Template:Ratings/Prince of PersiaUnknownEdit rating: Prince of Persia
R-Type III: The Third Lightning 2006 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: R-Type III: The Third Lightning
Rival Turf! aka Rushing Beat 2007 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Rival Turf!UnknownEdit rating: Rival Turf!
Romancing SaGa 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Romancing SaGaUnknownEdit rating: Romancing SaGa
Romancing SaGa 2 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Romancing SaGa 2UnknownEdit rating: Romancing SaGa 2
Romancing SaGa 3 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Romancing SaGa 3UnknownEdit rating: Romancing SaGa 3
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire aka Sangokushi IV 2007 JP/NA 0UnknownEdit rating: Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire
Rudra no Hihō 2011 JP Template:Ratings/Rudra no HihōUnknownEdit rating: Rudra no Hihō
Secret of Mana aka Seiken Densetsu 2 2008 JP/NA/EU 4PlayableEdit rating: Secret of Mana
Shin Megami Tensei 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Shin Megami TenseiUnknownEdit rating: Shin Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei if... 2011 JP 5PerfectEdit rating: Shin Megami Tensei if...
Shin Megami Tensei II 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Shin Megami Tensei IIUnknownEdit rating: Shin Megami Tensei II
SimCity 2006 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: SimCity
Space Invaders: The Original Game 2008 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)UnknownEdit rating: Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 2009 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting 2007 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 2006 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Super Adventure Island aka Takahashi Meijin no Daibōken Jima 2011 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Adventure Island
Super Adventure Island II aka Takahashi Meijin no Daibōken Jima II 2011 NA/EU Template:Ratings/Super Adventure Island IIUnknownEdit rating: Super Adventure Island II
Super Castlevania IV aka Akumajō Dracula 2006 JP/NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Castlevania IV
Super Bonk aka Chō Genjin 2006 NA/EU Template:Ratings/Super BonkUnknownEdit rating: Super Bonk
Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force 2011 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense ForceUnknownEdit rating: Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force
Super Famicom Wars 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Super Famicom WarsUnknownEdit rating: Super Famicom Wars
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts aka Chou Makaimura 2006 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Super Gussun Oyoyo 2008 JP Template:Ratings/Super Gussun OyoyoUnknownEdit rating: Super Gussun Oyoyo
Super Mario Kart 2009 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 2008 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World 2006 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Mario World
Super Metroid 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 4PlayableEdit rating: Super Metroid
Super Punch-Out‼ 2009 JP/NA/EU Template:Ratings/Super Punch-Out‼UnknownEdit rating: Super Punch-Out‼
Super R-Type 2008 JP/NA/EU/KO 5PerfectEdit rating: Super R-Type
Super Star Wars 2009 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Star Wars
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 2009 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 2009 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers 2007 JP/NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
Super Turrican 2008 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Turrican
Super Turrican 2 2008 NA 0UnknownEdit rating: Super Turrican 2
Super Wagan Land 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Super Wagan LandUnknownEdit rating: Super Wagan Land
Sutte Hakkun 2010 JP Template:Ratings/Sutte HakkunUnknownEdit rating: Sutte Hakkun
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling TogetherUnknownEdit rating: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Taiko Risshiden 2009 JP Template:Ratings/Taiko RisshidenUnknownEdit rating: Taiko Risshiden
Treasure Hunter G 2007 JP Template:Ratings/Treasure Hunter GUnknownEdit rating: Treasure Hunter G
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons aka Daikōkai Jidai II 2009 JP/NA 0UnknownEdit rating: Uncharted Waters: New Horizons
Vegas Stakes 2007 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Vegas Stakes
Wild Guns 2010 NA/EU 0UnknownEdit rating: Wild Guns
Zombies Ate My Neighbors aka Zombies 2009 NA/EU 5PerfectEdit rating: Zombies Ate My Neighbors

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