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Sega CD 32X Champion Collection

Bandai SuFami Turbo

English-friendly titles in this collection: 6

Tested with the Snes9x (1.62.3 3265c0a) core in RetroArch

File size (uncompressed): 3.7 MB

Format: .sft

Bandai had a dream in the '90s - To make game production and release on the Super Famicom (the Super Nintendo Entertainment System here in the States) easier and less expensive for developers. But also, maybe, to just be able to circumvent Nintendo's rigorous control around producing official carts and pricing.

What they came up with was a rad, inventive hardware attachment called the SuFami Turbo that slid into the Super Famicom's cartridge port so that you could insert the much tinier game cartridges that they designed and produced themselves (without Nintendo's hands on everything). Not only could you play these new little carts, but the unit itself had two cartridge slots so you could pop a main game into slot A and add or swap content with another game in slot B.

Aside from releasing several of their own property titles in 1996, they planned to invite third party companies to take part and release these new types of carts through them, but the project was ultimately cancelled within the year.

Special items included: Titles not in English that are easy enough to play without being fluent in another language.

Items removed: Non-working dumps, duplicates, and titles that require proficiency in another language to play.

Release notes: Not much English here - This was a Japanese-only accessory with no translation efforts, so there are a few games included that are chock-full of Japanese text for the story, menus, and such. However, if you just keep jamming the button to proceed, you'll get to the (easy to understand) gameplay proper or be able to figure out options/modes more clearly than you would expect, just by guessing. Good luck and have fun!

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