The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

YEAR: 21 Nov 1990 Japan

Initial Price: $199, $396 in 2020

The SNES is Nintendo’s second programmable home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other systems at the time. The development of a variety of enhancement chips integrated in game cartridges helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the intense competition it faced in North America and Europe from Sega‘s Genesis console. The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era having sold 49.1 million worldwide by the time it was discontinued in 2003. (Comparative to the NES’s 61.9 million). It continues to be popular among collectors and retro gamers, some of whom still make homebrew ROM images, in addition to its popularity in Nintendo’s emulated rereleases, such as in Virtual Console environment. Wikipedia

I bought the SNES from a local flea market. It came with the Super Mario ALL STARS game a SNES to Gameboy game adapter, DC adapter, coaxial cable, 2 IRDA controllers + IR tx/rx.

This is how I picked it up

As you can see no yellowing of the plastic is present. clearly it did not receive a lot of sunlight over the years. The main unit was an easy clean but the controllers were damaged by the leaking batteries left inside.

Leaked batteries inside controller (thank you Varta)

I had to take apart the controllers and strip away all plastic so I can put everything in vinegar to wipe off that residue and re-soldered new wires as the old ones were damaged by the acid.

Inside controller

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