Super Nintendo (SNES) Project: Day 1


As part of a hobby of mine, today I’ll start to document a Super Nintendo (SNES) project. As a millennial Brazilian middle-class teenager, I grew up around 16-bit consoles, being an owner of a SNES and a Sega Genesis consoles.

Unfortunately, my mother gave away both of them to my cousins 🙁 In fact, she did that trying to be good to my relatives offering a console to parents that didn’t have financial conditions to buy one, even PlayStation era. Anyway, the damage was done.

So, yesterday I won a USA SNES set on the box, with something fixes to do. It’s a combo set that includes a Super Mario All Stars cartridge besides the Super Mario World.

To short a long story: the set came to me without the AV cable and only with one controller. It’s missing both cartridges too but came with a Top Gear 2 in a good condition.

The first thing that I will do it’s a completely disassembling, buy some spare parts, and a retrobrite (retr0brite) process to recover plastic parts.

I take some photos of all parts from my phone camera because my tripod didn’t come from China yet. Sorry guys!


Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
Fernando de Assis Rodrigues, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., is a professor at Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil.