By Gemma ~ @Juicy Game Reviews
I've dreamt about owning the SNES-CD for years. It was the kind of thing I read about that made be believe that it wasn't even real. Numerous magazine sources had documented the story behind the ill fated SNES-CD that made millions of gamers gasp at the thought of finding such a wonder. Yesterday I was stunned as news of an actual prototype had been found and posted on Reddit. A lucky chap by the name of Dan Diebold is the owner of the SNES-CD and has since spoke with Polygon about the find. Now, just pause for a moment and try to imagine finding this in a box that was going to be tossed out by your fathers friend! It's absolutely unimaginable that the SNES-CD has been lurking in the depths all these years and what I'd give to own this. I would hedge my bets that this SNES-CD will become one of the single most expensive gaming in the world. That's a large claim but I'm interested to know what you think?
Nintendo teamed up with Sony to create a CD-rom add on for the Super Nintendo. To this day, I've heard people on my Facebook group that they had never heard of the project so this find may come as a surprise for some people. Sony were working on a chip, the SPC700 that was used in the Super Nintendo console and it was this chip that led to a relationship being built between Sony and Nintendo. Here's where the SNES-CD comes in. The console was planned to be able to play original SNES cartridges as well as SNES-CD games.
Nintendo eventually pulled out of the deal and left the project to team up with Phillips and Sony carried on to make the Playstation 1. What a disaster move on Nintendo's part?! Imagine if Nintendo hadn't pulled out of the deal? On the flip side, we wouldn't have had the Sony Playstation 1 if Nintendo had of remained on the project. What do you guys think? Take a look at the video reveal.
UPDATE: CLICK HERE OR SEE BELOW TO WATCH A SKYPE INTERVIEW I DID WITH DAN, THE OWNER
I can't believe that people didn't know about this. I'm showing just how old I am here, but I remember being at lunch in high school, looking through a copy of EGM with my friends. The feature article was Nintendo's CD system. There were even a bunch of games in the pipeline too. I remember Ice Pirates being one of them, and thinking, who the fuck would make a Ice Pirates game. It was a sure thing that was coming out though, and we were all saying that we had to pick up this new Nintendo CD thing when it came out. Then there was nothing.
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