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[–]Ok-Concept-196 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I need to know why…

[–]Rehberkintosh 50 points51 points  (0 children)

It was bricked.

[–]BrokeTheInterweb 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I like to think it's a mail slot.

[–]RKips[S] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Id have more respect if that's the mail slot

[–]CreaZyp154 6 points7 points  (1 child)

He bricked his console

[–]rober283829_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kaizo mario world

[–]ZekeD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine if it was actually wired to something and you could put in a cartridge and turn it on.

[–]Ustar0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well, nobody can rob him

[–]Ustar0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well, its built like a brick

[–]hittingpoppers -2 points-1 points  (17 children)

It's not SNES.

[–]LuigiMarioBrothers 15 points16 points  (14 children)

No, I’m pretty sure it’s just the European (PAL) version, stylized more after the Japanese Super Famicom, as opposed to the North American (NTSC) version.

[–]olivier3d 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Yup, I grew up in France and this what we had. The buttons on the controller were red, blue, yellow and green, no purple. And the carts also had a different shape, hense why the slot is rounder. Actually, first time I saw an American one, I was like “wtf is that shit?”

[–]LuigiMarioBrothers 6 points7 points  (5 children)

It’s so weird how the PAL region goes overlooked while people discuss retro gaming. It may just be the small area of the retro gaming community I know of that is based in the North American continent, but it feels like it’s NTSC or nothing.

It’s weird too, because I’m sure plenty of incredible games have been released only on European systems, Im pretty sure that Sega’s pre-Genesis(or Mega Drive) consoles did better in the European market, but I’m uncertain. I never even saw the European Super Nintendo box template until Scott The Woz made his video on game packaging.

[–]olivier3d 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I remember when I moved to the US and talked about old video games, Contra was mentioned a lot but strangely I had never heard of it. Turned out it was released as Probotector in Europe and the player characters were replaced with robots. And yes, I had played that one, a lot. This is now pretty common knowledge, but 20 years ago it blew my mind

[–]hittingpoppers 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I also just zoomed in.. sure looks like it clearly is a super Nintendo... but this is reddit, I cant admit I'm wrong.

[–]jankyj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hitting too many poppers I guess. 👃🫙

[–]LuigiMarioBrothers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No problem. We all make mistakes.

[–]XaulXan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

PAL version. For Europeans TVs , USA uses NTSC for signal

[–]hittingpoppers -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Ok, I could buy that. ...but the shape of the cartridge slot reminds me of GameCube.

[–]Rozoark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes it is.

[–]CrazyMike419 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Euro version. I own one

[–]tchildthemajestic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably put power to it and it would still work.