|Type||Video game console accessory|
|Generation||Fourth generation (16-bit era)|
This device is designed to sit on top of the Super Famicom, and features two cartridge slots. The premise is that games could be produced at a much lower cost and development time, not having to rely on Nintendo for cartridge production. Unlike the Aladdin Deck Enhancer, this device was officially approved by Nintendo under the provision that Bandai handle all the hardware manufacturing itself.
The two cartridge slots are designed to share data between the games. The cartridge placed in slot 1 is the game that will be played, while the cartridge in slot 2 supplies additional data for use in the main game. Of the thirteen games released, nine of them can link up, within each game series.
Games that are linkable are identified by a yellow diagram showing a SuFami Turbo with either 1 or 2 cartridges in the lower right corner of the game box. If the picture has 1 cart plugged into the SuFami Turbo, it is not linkable. If it has 2 carts plugged into the SuFami Turbo then it is linkable with the games named on the box.
The SuFami Turbo was released as a standalone unit, or with a pack in game.
Games debuted for ¥3,980, with many offering the ability to link for added playability. Each of the 13 released games' boxes has a little picture in the lower left corner indicating whether linking is possible. The included pamphlet features Tetris 2 + Bombliss which was never released for the system, but as a standalone SNES game.
|SuFami Turbo game library|
|Poi Poi Ninja||June 28, 1996||Itself||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 1||July 26, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 2||July 26, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 3||August 23, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 4||August 23, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 5||September 27, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Gundam: Generations Part 6||September 27, 1996||All||Yes|
|SD Ultra Battle: Ultraman Legend||June 28, 1996||Itself, Seven Legend||No|
|SD Ultra Battle: Seven Legend||June 28, 1996||Itself, Ultraman Legend||No|
|Crayon Shin Chan||September 27, 1996||None||No|
|Gegege No Kitarou||July 19, 1996||None||No|
|Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Fuwa Fuwa Panic 2||September 27, 1996||None||No|
|Gekisō Sentai Car Ranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi||August 23, 1996||None||No|
SD Gundam Generations
SD Gundam Generations is a series of 6 games, each containing a certain amount of unique Gundam fighters. With the main Gundam Generations game in slot 1, the player can use Gundam fighters from the cartridge in slot 2.
SD Ultra Battle
SD Ultra Battle is a beat 'em up game based on the Ultraman series which allows the player to use the characters from whichever cart was in slot 2, in the main game in slot 1. It links with other copies of the same game (Battle 1 links with Battle 1), allowing both players to use the same character and saved data, or with the opposing game using characters from both games. The first game is based on Ultraman, and the second is based on Ultra Seven.
Poi Poi Ninja
Poi Poi Ninja only links with other copies of Poi Poi Ninja, to share save data or character data for vs. battles.
- List of Super Nintendo Entertainment System accessories
- Datach - a similar mini-cartridge adaptor, with additional barcode reader, but with only one cartridge slot (from Bandai, for Famicom)
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