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SNES now plays NES games! - Project Nested emulator
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I don't know why people aren't talking about this. Maybe the word just isn't out yet.

Having a backwards compatible SNES was a dream for kids in the 90s. It might have taken about 30 years but a developer on GitHub called Myself086 has now made this possible. No console mods or parasite peripherals required. It is a program that creates a SNES rom that works on the original, unmodified hardware. You only need a basic flash cart (e.g. Everdrive) to play it on a real SNES.

Myself086 released Project Nested v1.1 around three weeks ago and it is still a work in progress. The list of compatible games will grow when further NES mappers are supported. The good news is that Super Mario Brothers (SMB1), Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and various other games are compatible and run very well.

Use the link below to download Project Nested and see the compatibility list (the list is on a downloadable/viewable spreadsheet):

https://github.com/Myself086/Project-Nested
That's actually pretty cool! I'd honestly love to see how this turns out! I don't know why Nintendo didn't think to do this back in the 90s. I mean they did it with the Game Boy! Why not the NES? Still... This seems pretty cool.
I'm guessing they didn't have the understanding of JIT and AOT emulation back then. The Super Game Boy had GB hardware inside the cartridge, so that's how they made that work. It wasn't a 'parasite' peripheral though because it used the SNES hardware too and displayed graphics through the console.

You can buy adapters to play cartridges for other formats on the SNES but these things use the console for nothing more than a power source and controller inputs. They have their own AV cables running from the adapter instead of the actual console. The Retro Port adapter uses the SNES like this to play NES games. There are Mega Drive/Genesis and Game Boy Advance adapters that work in the same way. There are cheaper methods of playing other formats on a TV using a SNES controller though (which is all these things are really doing).
I'm wondering if there is anything out there that makes it possible to play other systems on a Super Nintendo? If not, are there any recreations of games from other systems that can play on the SNES? Or other good homebrew games? Any suggestions are welcome. I'm looking for things like:

- Emulator programs to make games for other systems work on the SNES, if there are any

- Master System games remade for the SNES or NES (that were not also NES releases)

- Games for other systems (e.g. Commodore 64, Game boy Color) remade for SNES/NES)

- Unreleased SNES/SFC games (like Starfox 2 that was eventually included in the SNES Classic Mini)

- Homebrew games (complete games, demos or work in progress projects)

- Homebrew clones (like the SNES clone of Flappy Bird called Creepy Bird)

- New translations of Japanese SFC games

For anyone else interested in such things, I would recommend tracking down the games below:

- New Super Mario Land (a homebrew SNES remake of Super Mario Land for the Game Boy with impressive DS style sprites).

- Classic Kong (a homebrew remake of Donkey Kong with with improved 16 bit graphics)

- Tin Head (a previously unreleased SNES version of the Sega Genesis platformer)


New Super Mario Land (SNES homebrew game)
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