What does SNES stand for?

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Gamers use the acronym SNES to refer to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This classic gaming console, which was released in 1991, was the successor to the original NES. Its games library included hits such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

These days, you're most likely to see the SNES acronym used by gamers discussing SNES emulators and ROMs. Nintendo has created several official SNES emulators, which allow gamers to play classic SNES games on new Nintendo consoles, and gamers have created many unofficial SNES emulators, which allow them to play SNES games on PCs and mobile devices.


I love playing old SNES games

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Updated April 20, 2022

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