30 years later: Every SNES game guide available online


Years ago, the “SNES Manual Archive” project began digitizing all the manuals for old SNES games and making them available online to provide a one-stop shop for all retro gamers . With around 700 instructions and the upload to “Daze Before Christmas”, the work is actually finished.

Collected from all over the world over the years

The aim was to collect every English manual of the SNES games that have officially been released in English; Games that were released exclusively in Asia are therefore missing from the collection. Depending on the game, the North American or the PAL version can be found in the collection, sometimes both variants. With each additional game added to the collection, locating the remaining missing manuals became more difficult. The project would never have come to an end without numerous support from social networks. Even the instructions for “Daze Before Christmas”, which was only published in Germany, which were still missing at the beginning of July, could still be added to the collection on July 4th.

Collecting continues

But your work on the project does not end with the last operating manual, because many games, especially role-playing games, included extras such as maps, which are now also to be compiled and digitized. A collection for the Super Famicom and the Nintendo 64 has also begun.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) went on sale in Europe more than 30 years ago, on April 11, 1992. In Japan, the SNES was launched in November 1990 as the Super Famicom.

Which old consoles are still dormant in the community?

In line with the nostalgia that has now arisen, the editors would like to know which old consoles are still in use with the community members (multiple selections are possible), whether they are still used from time to time or just stowed away in a box – details are welcome in the comments! Listed are – sometimes more, sometimes less – relevant game consoles that are at least 20 years old. More anecdotes about the old classics can be shared with other readers in the forum.

Which old console do you still own?

  • NES (1983)
  • Sega Master System (1985)
  • Mega Drive (1988)
  • Game Boy (1989)
  • SNES (1990)
  • Game Gear (1990)
  • 3DO (1993)
  • Sega Saturn (1994)
  • PlayStation (1994)
  • Virtual Boy (1995)
  • Nintendo 64 (1996)
  • Dreamcast (1998)
  • PlayStation 2 (2000) < /li>
  • GameCube (2001)
  • Xbox (2001)
  • None
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