FMV Support Comes To The Super Nintendo With An Unofficial Playable Port Of Laserdisc's Road Blaster

FMV-Support-Comes-To-The-Super-Nintendo-With-An-Unofficial-Playable-Port-Of-Laserdiscs-Road-AvengerFull Motion Video on the Super Nintendo? Now that is something you'd never expect see unless the fabled Super Nintendo CD drive was actually released. The talented SNES fan dforce3000 has managed the unthinkable by boasting the skills to run the classic Laserdisc game Road Blaster on the original Super Nintendo hardware.

Until recently the largest games for the Super Nintendo were Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean, weighing in at a fairly large 48MBit. However the arrival of this Road Blaster (aka Road Avenger) port has put both these iconic titles to shame in the size department. With a whooping 6816MBit, it's no surprise the Road Blaster port for the SNES is so big due to the wealth of video content stored within.

But how is this even possible? The game relies heavily on the MSU1 Media Enhancement Chip, a somewhat new chip for Super Nintendo development created by byuu which allows 4GB of additional storage space, full motion video playback and stereo PCM audio.

Given Road Blaster requires this post-SNES-era chip, the only way you will be able to play this technical demo on original Super Nintendo hardware is via the upcoming sd2snes flash cartridge, which has a MSU1 chip on-board, or via the popular Bsnes emulator.

Road Avenger (Super Nintendo FMV Gameplay)

Link: Road Avenger for Super Nintendo at dforce3000's webpage


Last Updated ( 28 December 2011 )  

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