Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller Teardown
Background and Identification
The Super Nintendo Controller model SNS-005 is a wired two-handed controller for Nintendo Super NES (SNES) games. The controller connects directly to the Super NES console. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is a 16-bit home video game console produced by Nintendo. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was first released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America. In Japan, the system is known as the Super Famicom (SFC). It is known as the Super Comboy in South Korea and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics.
The SNES is Nintendo’s second programmable home console, after the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The Super NES introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities when compared with other entertainment systems at the time. The SNES system was designed to accommodate the continuous development of a variety of enhancement chips integrated into game cartridges.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment continues to be popular among collectors and retro gamers, even though the system was discontinued in 2003.
The Super Nintendo Controller includes the name “Super Nintendo” in capitalized, italicized font in the center of the controller’s front face, and the words “Entertainment System” in capital letters underneath. The controller includes A, B, X, Y, Start, Select, R (right), and L (left) buttons.