If you live and breath Nintendo, then this list of the best SNES accessories will be like coming across gold at the end of a rainbow. Or maybe a Kirby at the end of a shooting star.
You get the idea.
The SNES was one of the first consoles I got when growing up. This list is basically my childhood whittled down to 10 bullet points with a few new gadgets thrown in for good measure.
Each of the peripherals we’ve chosen in this list of the best SNES accessories has a link through to a page where you can spend your hard earned cash.
Don’t rest until you’ve got the best – we’ve done the hard work for you. Get scrolling and check out what we’ve picked!
Table of Contents
1. SNES Classic Mini
I know that this might not be a SNES accessory, but if you’re completely new to classic Nintendo gaming, then this would be a good place to start.
The SNES Classic Mini features 21 classic games from Nintendo’s past, all on a scaled-down version of the original Super Nintendo console. All the games come pre-installed, so you don’t need to clamber about in the attic looking for your old cartridges.
Play through classic games such as Mario Kart, Super Metroid, A Link To The Past, and many more, all via an easy-to-use HDMI cable that makes your games much clearer. What’s not to love!
2. Classic Mini Case
Of course, if you do buy yourself a SNES Classic Mini console, then this next entry on our list of the best SNES Accessories should be next on your agenda.
The SNES is never going to have online multiplayer, but it is small enough to stick in a case so that you can carry it around to a friends house for some dual-gaming action.
The SNES Classic Mini comes with two remotes, and this hard carry case has space for all of your cables, controllers, in-game snacks and more. Tidy case, tidy mind.
3. Super Scope
The Super Scope is arguably my favourite gaming accessory of all time. I used to use this thing with my uncle to play Tetris. No; I don’t know why either.
Whenever I used the Super Scope, I felt like some sort of space warrior of the future, even though it was made of plastic. It was a pretty impressive bit of kit and by far the most comfortable to use of all the gaming super ‘light guns’ on the market.
The Super Scope works with CRT televisions, so don’t be thinking that you can plug-n-play with your fancy new 4K TV. It uses 6 batteries too, so you might want to try and befriend someone at a local hardware store to get a discount.
4. 8Bitdo SF30 2.4G Wireless Controller
We love it when gaming companies come up with modern-day upgrades to our favourite retro consoles. This next offering from 8BitDo will revolutionise the way that you play your favourite SNES games.
The best SNES accessories should bring something exciting to the table, and you can’t get more exciting than playing Donkey Kong Country without being tethered to your console.
That’s some Back to the Future stuff right there!
This 8BitDo wireless controller comes with a receiver and a USB cable to charge up the Lithium-Ion battery inside. It’s set out exactly like the original SNES remote and even has those same classic-coloured buttons!
5. Hyperkin Mouse
Any budding painters and Bob Ross fans will have used the next item on our list of the best SNES accessories before. The original peripheral was essential for playing Mario Paint, and now Hyperkin have released a great looking alternative so you can get in on the creative action as well.
Mario Paint was such a fun game to play. Whether making Da Vinci-esque masterpieces of Yoshi in a top hat or playing the fly-swatting mini-game, it was a great little title that you could switch on when you just wanted to wind down.
The Hyperkin version has a 6ft cable and keeps the same retro-theme as the original product. It fits nicely in the hand, and it’s not too expensive either!
6. Hyperkin SupaBoy
Hyperkin turn up a lot in our lists of the best console accessories, and for a very good reason. They create exciting hardware that is designed to enhance the way we play, like this portable handheld that plays SNES games – how cool is that!
What a handheld this is too! Black and gold, 4.3-inch screen, 10 hours of play time. It’s a winner in our book, especially because it means that we can play Earthworm Jim 2 on the go!
The SupaBoy has a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery – no AA’s here thanks! You can switch between 4:3 and 16:9 easily, and the whole thing is small enough to fit in your pocket (minus the game).
7. Super Advantage Arcade Pad
Have you ever come across the original Advantage Arcade Pad? It was one of the contenders for our list of the best NES accessories, though it sadly didn’t make the cut. We’ve amended that mistake for this list.
Meet its sequel; the Super Advantage Arcade Pad (catchy title).
The Super Advantage Arcade Pad is a button-mashers dream. It features the iconic SNES buttons with a few more besides, including turbos and other settings that can enhance your gameplay.
The best thing about this pad is the arcade joystick. It brings all the thrill of the arcade right into your living room. And the best bit is, you don’t have to load up with a pocket full of quarters before you start to play!
8. Super Game Boy
Why have we chosen the Super Game Boy 2 over the original Super Game Boy? The upgraded version (released exclusively in Japan) had a port that you could plug a link cable into for two-player action.
That’s pretty hi tech for back in the day!
9. SNES Game Genie
Every console should have a Game Genie. Well, I guess many of our favourite retro ones did!
What’s a Game Genie, I hear you ask? It was a cart that you could use to manipulate game data, adding in cheats or accessing previously unreachable areas of levels.
It won’t surprise you to know that Hyperkin have taken on the Game Genie brand, keeping it alive and making it work for newer consoles. We love those guys.
Still, if you own an original SNES, then you should definitely grab one of the original Game Genies for your collection.
10. HDMI Adapter
Don’t want to buy a SNES Classic Mini but want to reap the rewards of having a HDMI connector for your retro console? Look no further.
This HDMI cable supports 720HD gaming and crisp audio for three consoles. You can use it on your NTSC & Pal N64 and SNES and your NTSC GameCube. That’s value for money.
Simply plug the cable into the back of your NES and enjoy clear graphics on your modern TV. Simple!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.