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Super Nintendo Campus Challenge 1992

In 1992 Nintendo created a nationwide contest after the success of the 1990 Nintendo World Championship called the Nintendo Campus Challenge. This was the first official competition cart made for the Super Nintendo. The event traveled to around 35 different college campuses in America where thousands of students battled for a chance to compete for the next Nintendo World Championships title. 

To compete, gamers had to grab 50 coins in Super Mario World, finish two laps on the first track in F-Zero, and reach the highest score they could in Pilotwings, all before time ran out. At the event all three games were combined into a special cartridge made specifically for the 1992 SNCC. Almost all of these cartridges were destroyed and now only three are known to exist. 

An original sold on eBay for over $20,000 a couple of years ago!

It's great fun to play & will make a great High Score Competition in our Retro Zone for Insomnia X Resonate!

 

Sonic 2

The 1992 classic improved on the original in many ways, not least with the addition of Sonic’s ‘helpful’ sidekick, Tails. Race from the Emerald Hill Zone to the Death Egg Zone in this sidescrolling platformer, available in our Retro Zone.

 

Taiko Drum Master

Before Rock Band, before Guitar Hero, there was Taiko Drum Master. Play by yourself or challenge a friend in one of the original rhythm games. Drum through hits by Queen, Madonna, and the Jackson Five in our Retro Zone.

 

F-Zero X

Wipeout may be making a comeback, but we still remember where futuristic racers began. F-Zero, launching with the Super Nintendo was the first game to use the SNES’ 3D capabilities, two years before Super Mario Kart came along! See why everyone was blown away in our Retro Zone.

 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

When you think Activision, what comes to mind? For the older generation it’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. If your mum or dad ever looks longingly at a skateboard they keep in the shed, this game is why. Combine aerials, flips, and grinds to set a new high score in our Retro Zone.

 

WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth

The Smackdown series is one of the most-beloved series available on the Playstation, with wrestling fans & gamers alike flocking in droves to compete for the title of Undisputed Champion. The brand split is back in the WWE, but you can relive the original brand split with a Season mode featuring Ric Flair’s RAW versus Vince McMahon’s Smackdown. Bring the pain in our Retro Zone.

 

Super Mario Kart

On it’s 8th release, and still going strong, Mario Kart is a game that needs no introduction. We remember dark nights, with four people crowded round a 12inch TV and red shells flying everywhere. A game that can bring new friends together, or ruin relationships forever. See the game that started it all in our Retro Zone.

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