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Today marks the 30th anniversary of my personal favorite gaming console, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in North America three decades ago, the 16-bit glory days brought Nintendo fans a truly stunning and impactful array of titles that forever touched hearts around the world. Personally speaking, I know my life was changed in a number of ways after playing through some of the most memorable games in my life — Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Chrono Trigger to name a few. I know I’m not alone either, as I’ve come across countless people who are just as devoted to expressing their appreciation for SNES games as I have over the years.

One of those people is Tom Brown, managing editor, writer, and content creator here at Nintendo Wire. He’s dedicated the last six years to giving back to the community by creating really amazing visuals, with his de-makes notably taking center stage. Below you’ll find all of his de-makes dedicated to transforming later released games into 16-bit works of art. From Animal Crossing to Smash Bros., it’s been fun for all of us to continuously celebrate a passion for the SNES!

If you’d like to see even more of the de-makes Tom’s made (which include a whole lot of love for the Game Boy Color and Advance), make sure to checkout Nintendo Wire’s full de-make playlist on YouTube.





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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.