Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Impressive History Of Super Nintendo Enhancement Chips

The Super Nintendo is considered one of the best game consoles ever made and much of that legacy can be attributed to the impressive array of chips which enhanced the systems capabilities. Impressively, these expansions where built right into the cartridge eliminating the need for expensive add-on's like Sega's ill-fated 32X. The most famous of these enhancement chips is the Super FX which gave a sneak peak of the 3D generation to follow but many Gamers probably aren't aware of the other expansions that powered many of their favorite games (such as the the SA1 and Capcom's CX4). These chips allowed the 16-Bit SNES to compete with more powerful consoles such as the PlayStation and Sega Saturn until the arrival of the Nintendo 64 in 1996. Did You Know Gaming has just released an interesting video which explores the history of the many SNES expansion chips and their ability to give us some of the greatest games ever made. Enjoy!

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