What are some of the most common SNES games in North America?

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    Me and my Dad are planning on cleaning up our SNES, reversing the yellowing and cutting off those two bits of plastic that prevent you from playing Super Famicon games, but we want to test it first, since it's been lying around in our basement since, um, I'll just say "a long time" because I don't even really know. We're planning on first testing power, then if the cartridge reader works, and then if the controllers work, and then cleaning it up etc,. What are some of the most common and cheapest SNES games in North America? In the city we live in, there aren't really any used game stores, (at least not that we know of) so we plan on buying them off of eBay, Amazon or Kijiji.
     
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    I'd be shocked if anything was more common than Super Mario World, since it was a pack in for a lot (most?) of the systems.
     
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    Sports games tend to be really cheap and common as well.
     
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    Huh, I should've thought of that one. I only know one person in real life who owns a SNES + SMW so I guess that may have been why.
     
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    I think I got Star Fox for like $11 on ebay.
    Oh and just about any Japanese SNES game is really cheap on ebay since Japanese ebay sellers treat old games as old games. I got the DBZ Chou Butouden trilogy for $11
     
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    There were so many versions of Street Fighter 2 released I'd be surprised if you couldn't pick up a copy of one of them for pennies.
     
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    SNES consoles are like a tank - they usually work even if stored for many years in the worst conditions possible (maybe except under seawater).

    The worst that can happen is that the contacts inside the cartridge connector got so filled with gunk that they won't read anything and you'll get a black screen.

    The solution to that is just to jam and eject the cartridge until it starts working again ;)
     
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  8. mechagouki

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    Actually, although they were built really wll (for the time) there are several known issues with SNES units:

    Most common: blown main fuse - happens when someone tries to yank a cartridge with the power on, can also happen if power cord is pulled from back of machine without switching off.

    Fairly common (in older machines, particularly): capacitor degradation, the electrolytic caps on older electronics don't age well, some consoles are worse than others (PC Engine, I'm looking at you), but SNES are definitely affected.

    Less common:Faulty RAM is a known issue with SNES machines, and can result in corrupted graphics, or worse, no graphics, game freezes etc. Thw power jack on the back can also break, and is a proprietary design, which makes replacement less easy.

    All these issues are repairable, I've done quite a few main fuses (easy), and the parts are generally cheap. If the console was looked after, and has been stored in a dry place, it is less likely to suffer from any of the above.

    One last thing - be careful when disassembling to retrobrite the casing, the main plastics are generally quite brittle after 20+ years.
     
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