Save States Console Add-On ‘SNES-Tap’ Set For The Super Nintendo

SNES-Tap-Super-Nintendo-Save-StatesOne of the greatest developments to ever come out of the emulation scene is save state functionality. Those frustrating moments where you had to leave a half-finished game were soon long gone, except of course you had to be playing on anything but the original console. In the near future though, the very same feature which makes emulation so fun will be on the Super Nintendo through a new add-on known as SNES-Tap.

This tiny device slots into the rarely used expansion port on the underside of Nintendo’s 16-bit console. Once slotted into place, the SNES-Tap allows a connected FPGA board to keep watch on every little instruction the Super Nintendo carries out. This in turn allows the device to record its very own save states of games in play, along with being able to push them back into the console’s expansion port to load them.

While the device is still in development and yet to be released, the creator Evan Custodio has uploaded a video showing his more recent progress on the SNES-Tap. Taking Mega Man X2 as an example, the device shows little difficulty in recording the game’s action, along with bringing it back into memory too.

SNES-Tap (Super Nintendo Save State Add-On)

Link: SNES-Tap at Github

Last Updated ( 18 August 2015 )  


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