A Super Famicom Cartridge Is Being Released In 2017 

For those who still own a Super Famicom (or are planning to get one), good news! The console is getting a new cartridge this year.

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The Super Famicom is the Japanese version of the SNES. In 1995, a satellite modem peripheral called Satellaview was released in Japan (though it was later discontinued in 2000). Setallaview title Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zero, originally released in 1997, will be out on cart in 2017, marking the game's 20 year anniversary.

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What makes this release so interesting is that it was originally a download-only title, apparently making this the first opportunity to own a physical version of this particular game.

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Only one title in the Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman series was ever released outside Japan: Shockman. Website RVGFanatic has a fascinating history behind the game (read here).

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Priced at ¥6998 ($84), the package version of Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman Zero will be out in late June.

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According to 4Gamer, quantities are limited, and this release isn't officially licensed by Nintendo.


    Will this play on an Australian SNES?

      From memory the snes/sfes was region locked. However, for example a Japanese​ to USA cartridge it was a couple slots on the cartridge and system to line up would determine the region.


        Yeah, I remember the old regioning stuff, I just meant this cart specifically or had they bi-passed those issues

          I don't see why they wouldn't just do it for Spotify regions this time. Worse case scenario for USA people is they can just file down a couple of the slots.

      There's a simple mod you can do to disable the region lock check, although it doesn't work with every game. At the very least it'll still fit in an AU console, unlike American carts :P

        Yeah I don't see why these days they would make it region locked.

          I didn't even consider that actually. Will be interesting to see.

      By the sound of things, it's a NTSC cartridge, so no. Not without a converter anyway.

      Last edited 16/05/17 7:05 pm

    It's not a simple mod for 90% of people. It requires a specofic pin on the ppu to be lifted and grounded (if my memory is correct). Additionally you would want to mod a 50/60hz switch so the game can run at the correct speed (20% faster than pal).

    Super Famicoms are cheap anyway. Try on ebay and you can get working consoles for around 50 dollars from Japan.

    Nintendo had proprietary chips in their carts, if this isn't licensed by Nintendo it may not be legal.

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