I have a lot of fond memories from my old Super Nintendo (SNES) and, admittedly, part of that is perhaps due to the fact that while games were one presented with more than a bit of style and polish, today, things seem a lot more basic. I mean, what was the last title you purchased that actually had a nice glossy instruction manual inside? I mean, aside from either ‘Limited Edition’ releases or some Kickstarter incentive. I bet you have to cast your mind back a long time!
I can still vividly remember instances of being driven home having just purchased a new SNES game and in my excitement to actually start playing it, the second best thing to do at the time was to open up the box and start (metaphorically) devouring the manual. I don’t think I’m alone here either!
If you do, therefore, want to take a trip down memory lane then Twitch streamer ‘Peebs‘ has done a great bit of work here. What have they done? Well, in a nutshell, they’ve scanned and uploaded every single SNES gaming manual that was ever released in the English language!
Every (English) SNES Manual Now Available to Check Out Online!
This has clearly not only been a huge labour of love but a project that clearly took an incredibly long amount of time to organise into one single archive (roughly two years by the looks of things). – ‘Peebs‘ does, however, say that the initial goal of this was just to get every single English SNES gaming title manual online which, following a Twitter update, they finally did earlier this week!
We did! The last one! The final English SNES Manual!
A Scan for “90 Minutes European Prime Goal” has been provided to us by our good friend @wiredcontrol !
Hell yeah, it feels great to finish a project.
— Peebs – SNESManuals.com (@PeebsSNES) July 1, 2022
Now, in fairness, and specifically in terms of quality, the archive here is a little basic due to each booklet (and page) being manually scanned by what looks to be a fairly generic desktop printer. He does, therefore, advise that people looking for higher-quality variants should check out the archive in development by Kirkland (click here). The real difference, however, simply boils down to that ‘Peebs‘ has every single English manual whereas Kirkland is more focused on an incomplete but higher-quality selection.
If you do, however, want to check out ‘Peebs’ work here, you can visit their full SNES gaming instruction manual archive via the link here!
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!