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EM Velho Koh along about Nintendo's game-changer PMTs Cola Kee Uicedea Vole xe tiem Olean ee LelMst ary Welcome to iper NES ook [Nintendo hadits work cutout with he release ofits Super NES. While ithad deminated the Bit generation wth its NES, Sega already hada Ié-month head start with ts ovr Té-bitconsole and ahost of arcade exclusives from Sega and many third-party publishers, Nintendo fought tackinfine style and while he fght as far ser than the revius generation the Supe NES evertually pled ahead as both consoles reached the end oftheircommercallives, Assisted by ts fabled use of Mode 7 and hits such as ‘Super Maria Worl, Secret OF Mana, Sret Fighter 2and Axelay, Nitenda's machine won ‘over the public andit remains an essential console for any collector, delivering adverse range of games that few other systemsaf the ime couldhope to match With hatin ‘mind weve taken this opportunity to celebrate some ofthe consoles nest games. So take acomfy seat, cat your mind back and bask the brilance ofthe Super NES Super NES 114. RETROINSPECTION: SUPER NINTENDO “The SuperNES was Nntes's answer tits word-cerqueting NES Decoverho tcrealeda lo tmasierpiece 118. PERFECTTEN: SUPER NINTENDO Tre afantastic ara ofgameson Nets -bitmachie xtyeuwortgofar wrong yupickthese bea es 120. AND THE REST: SUPER NINTENDO Bxushottose rose-ntedspectacesaswvelookat same cfthe bestandworstoundon rien sass console 122. MRVIDEOGAME: THE STORY OF MARIO. DsenerhowMarehestarlheSuperNrsends best salle hascarsanlypusedthe genrsteurdaes 132_RETRO REVIVAL: SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO Flexyouringesandgetrattoplayoect hebestone-n- onc hightsferNntssconcle 134 THEMAKING OF SUPER METROID ‘Yesho Sakamoto explans habe ured Samus Aras bt _shentreriothebea Mevorigamedtalime 140_ CLASSIC GAME: CONTRA I THE ALIEN WARS, \WeerplanwtyKonamishecicrun‘n-qunremainsoneothe bestexarglesolthegerrescme2] years 142. 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Rendering ‘anger: R2 (which weil ust dub R2ror this point on is {an example ofthe former =i’ a glorious looking SNES ‘shooter that was only snapped up by Virgin interactve's “Japanese arm and, asa rest tragically only saw inte "eleose in Japan, with as few a several thousand copies ‘manufactured according to some sources - which is ‘why complete copies a the game can command aking ‘rcos a high as €200 (8350), Designed by Manfred Ter, A2is one ofthe Super Nintendo's most obscre ties, but is also one ofthe ‘machine's Ite known import gema,showreasing some of ‘the bost 20 visuals you se from a Super Nintnd. "AS such anyone wih argues that he Super Nintendo ienot capable of doing frenetic shooters and fee that ‘hey need more evidence than our Axely feature nase £80, should taketh time to diecover th game. Set gaint the backdrop of beak futuristic word under attack rom a palanx of mechanised monaces, R2 notable for ‘ning sde-scroling run-and-gun game sections with ‘utp scoling space shooter bits, which both work to ‘make it on ep unique and varied shoot “Th fit section =the run-and.qun component plays {and looks very simorto Konami's Super Nitendo Clasi, Contra. Assuring the role of lone soir ‘a reaembles one ofthe helmeted cops for NARC, ‘you bate trough a warravaged aonrobot world hat IMPORT ONLY: What to look out for when playing Rendering Ranger: R2 opaass0 GO) DEEPER) ren R2 is widely known for being istoeming with ll manner of biomechanical menscos The graphics and sounds toughout 2a super, with “Tron concorting a seemingly endless roster of enomios to fight and detaled scenery to ensure theres plenty of stuf to catch your ey, even in the backgrounds ‘Along with the great visual, memorable bosses and heavy rock sountrack,R2 alo featured some awesome frepower. You cn collet up to four eferent, upgradable re typos over the course ofthe ‘ame, each with tei own unique special tac that sltrplenishes, and those canbe switched ‘onthe fly sult your stuaon, Each ofthe nine stgos inthe games wonderfully designed as wll. The tard ‘age, which ete fet of the game's Spaceship section, ifs on Thunderforce Is memorable lava stage, while Stage 6 pays fanastichomage to Typds Bylo gate bossistago~but with players forced to weave in ‘and out ofthe ship's insides to survive ts attack. thre is one cit lovel at tho (game, though it's the ifculty. The game Is textrmely challenging, wth wave afer wave fof enemies to vanguish, lengthy boss ights a to survive and no cannes to fal back on, one of the Super Nintendo's most obscure ti “This hattychatlenge culminates inthe games hsictesring penultimate stage; clausvophobic descent ito a waren tf underground tunnel, shies requires superhuman Traction times and a dogs of luck to get through lve ‘When you consider how wel the gare mars together the two shootrsub-gents, comes as @ pris to lar that R2 was orginally rumoured to be Suaight space shaote. 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One such strength of the Super Nintendo was the sheer amount of high-quality role-playing games available for it Here we take a look at some of the best and most celebrated titles on Nintendo's machine RPG HEAVEN: THE GREATEST SNES RPGS OF ALL TIME Terranigma Soon asthe fist part of an urology hat fates boty usin of Te and yecton AG based around ta thar ofesurecten, -oom-crawier, he payers asad wth ean tho sous of ost Cofesing the ev Dest. The gare tals spo but pogrant sary that ceraety a works hoa croar bocaso fast paced, with panty of enemies and some ‘excolnt boss bates. A fogsion gem you raed e experience Mystic Quest Legend unui Beveoeen Yea EeachsT aes Breath of Fire II ruousien evsoeet Yea Felssed ony in Japan n 1995, Fae Mission il menaged to gin a cu folowing inte West and was finaly released nan offerors form in North Aenea ‘ng 2007 on Nerds DS. The game i an APG a tactic rate wh neat same prsression anda deep, entetarang pot. 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"The premise of Uminara Kawase isl hat lar Infact f we had ta come up wth one ta ‘explanation tits zany gameplay, we'd say ‘bout etenage gi with the worl's most fishing rod, experiencing a rather nasty nil ster stuffing @ pangy prawn sandwich down her thot. ‘The consequontcreamirightmarebiare hallucination ‘episode that she experiences finds her having to work ‘trough a series of whimsical stages to reach xt doors posltoned in annoying o-each areas. ‘With eves featuring plenty of long gaps and death pits between platforms, you use the fishing rod as @ ‘rapaling hook to got around. By airing the rod withthe Dipad, you can swing and manoauvre yourself around ‘he level. You canals pl youre up by reeling inthe bit of practice to got the hang of so prepare fra bit of wreeting withthe contro intly a8 you Battle 1 get yours in he precise postion needed to help ‘you continuo with your journey. And to make mattor ‘worse the lve re occupied by large ich els end ‘rustacoans that ust soom to appear and disappear at Fandom. You can bit these enemies with yout fishing hook to temporary stun thom, and inthis stasis thy ‘became safe to veel in and stick in your pink rucksack, Despite its stoop learning curve, those moments wien youd perform an impressive feat of fihing line swinging to mat itto the section ofthe stage you Eetaguuimameromerminre FOG-brandishing schoolg wantis when the britlance of Uminara Kawase comes {othe surface, There's areal sang of achievement ft whenever you fish level. Also, because ofthe way In hich the stages ee designed, andthe fact your bine wil fasten itso prety much any surface, theroare ‘ulple ways to finish them too. Moreover, there ore also a nice variety of clever ite ne-castng techniques ‘to mastr to, and as you make progress you eam that later lvelshave boon designed i sucha way that you wil nae to lyon them al “Though the sprites look nice and detailed, Umihar -Kewase certainly isn'the pretest game o grace the ‘Super Famicom I we're hones, ts word actualy fle on the bland side. Backgrounds are made up. ‘of badly digitised back and white photographs of Geserted beaches and rocky cif bottoms, while love are constructed from simple blocks that ‘would Wok more at home in ant purse. Wit hat sai, not ke you've realy got time to tae inthe sights anyway, athe ‘envionment is just too dangerous to avert your ‘eyes ftom yout characte for even a second, Despite nover migrating rom shores, Uminara Kawase was popular ‘snough to receive sequel. Uminara IMPORT ONLY: It's the Super Famicom platformer with the fishin ‘Kawase Shun, which appeared on PlayStation gave the serie at of makeover white gameplay w lovoraged more towards tho puzle fol ofthe original alo festured fometriciah 2D levels a change that ‘many fans argued made navigating the enironmont ‘more dificult and a shorter and thus sprngir fishing Tine oo. second ection ofthe game was also lator released that made a fw gameplay improvements and = 105 to the visuals and presotation, than went portable with the rlease of LUmiara Kawase Portable on PSP in Japan. Based predominantly on Shun it was developed by Rocket Stucb and with n involvement from erie creator Kiyosh Sokal. However, Sata did vetur to oversee ‘the release of Umiaa Kawase DS, an thology forthe DS of both the ‘tginl Umihara Kawase and its sequel Uminara Kawase Shun, you erioy your games with sido ‘exder of physis based mechanics, we ‘urge you te souk out Umiara Kawase. “Though copies aren't chap to buy those days, tis corinly one of the most ‘hllenging and quirky platforms found on Nintendo's 16-bit conse ‘stl lta wre Reception hat the gaming press thought superlative gameplay anda jel, challenge, U.N. Squadron (orArea 3 in Japan) is one of the best blasters available on any system” ‘8 NAME: DWAYNE REHARD = POINTS: 1960400, ONT SET SS NAME: RUDY CHAVEZ = POWNTS: 1499050, prevent trans ognisaton kno fs Proc em sing cntel of Drea 88 the et baston forthe good (472— end uteratalyahing ovr te ou re going th apton tocar one cof hee characters: Sin, Shes fan Us pe Mickey Seon and Greg Gates, Danish elon pot Maro oka “oho proses comic rb tbe manga ‘aries Each pl asa signature pi ‘wits ungue retype. 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Even the NOt and 305 updates pure the mage ofthe orginal fun 4 Bp ‘The music the bosses, the sheer varity the stuff of legend and its revere something that ous {orale on your gaming CV ‘munchers have nothing on this beast. p Secret Of Mana [LYEARAELEASD: 1 GENE ACTION ‘Thre hadto be atleast one | many fang get Europe are RPG in thet ten an with oases, stand to eas00 tat res up bianty ‘unig leveling 2 your ow whim, Oa st cast of character tht could be eo 800 arly eat Mana low up a, whl ‘oun that well 3 Playsae envronmert tbe @ ‘0 nstatwin Square sssounced naw Mana game tomorow Contra Ill: The Alien Wars DEVELOPER KONA Anyone that throws thar wight rund base on recent Teresi ion Bt i Spr By oa pop Bactin mean hve son ‘th th pte cfrdcre™ ces bs coring ten ovryre oh Crthom nl youin sgl Conta dt ts way any il land don't even vagus expect ow Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island IE YEARRELEASE: 5 GENRE PATFORNER Street Fighter II Turbo iE VERRLEASED r W GORE BEAT NTT—— 3 EVEARRELEASED 0 GENRE RACER f Super Mario Kart Bie meu A Link To The Past Hidden Exits youve gt the right power= upand an explorer pi there are aad of secret ways to end levels prematry Dain san pen wp new paths that et you 900d cross the weld map, a Star Rood fae wil kaw rary af the blocks scatered around Mario World and uneasing he beasts alvays 3 Joy Not only does he ofr youtan extra, there are also ‘atin areas hat ou simpy cat reach without im [Notas mascot was alvays going tobe a ‘lear favour to cai te top spot on this st butthe lands took even those of us expacting ‘amoustachiod number one by surprise. 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But, wth so ‘many routes on afer, hare’ no shame in retiring to {he Beaten path in onder to hurry along your our to Bowsors caste “Then, there's the way that each of the powerups changes how you approach an traverse each stage. ‘A.cape wil let you soar upto iden lou platforms if you can got te spond unto gett inthe fst plac, whl fe lower les you muscle your wey past many ‘obstacles. Thee are even» fw situational pickin (ouch es the one thet tums Maro ito balloon) to use {and abuse, though its deftly the tisty mushroom that wil se the most use, You cn evan heap one of thse back recor sel you know youl need iat na weky vel and dot want isk osing ‘Whether ot not there's such a thing as perfect ‘game isan argument tha wl never be won, Whether ‘or not Super Heo Words the doses thing weve ‘s00nto one though? 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