In October 2020 I did a feature on a project Which was trying to find every super Nintendo manual that existed, scanned and uploaded to the Internet. I am pleased to announce that, as of July 2022, the project is now a significant work in progress — and for many of you, it is a milestone.
When I published that featureThe team (including Arachness, BuffaloJoe, Timber, SNES Central and Grant Kirkhart) is working on the project:Led by streamer and archivist PeebsUploaded about 600 scans, and only 100 manuals remained until the instructions were scanned for each game published in the West during the console’s lifetime.
It was good progress, but also, the deeper they went through SNES’s library, the harder it was to find booklets for the weird and rare games in the collection. Then, last week:
This means that the project’s archives now have an English manual for each Super Nintendo game officially released in the language. Sometimes it’s the North American version, sometimes it’s the PAL (European / Australian) version, sometimes it’s both if there’s only a difference behind the cover artwork, spelling and mailing address (e.g. way 3 against Is called Super Protector In the PAL region).
It never released quite every game WestWhile some games may get various unique releases depending on the language market, but since it is an English-language website I think it is an important milestone for our readers to know!
And it still is Look and Close Team is a single game for the achievement of “Every Western Manual Ever” by a single release Shy: an original scan of the unique version of the German language Stop before Christmas (Although they have a translated version of the rare English-language mega drive publication if anyone needs information).
After that, though, it seems like their work is never done. Even when each manual has been scanned and uploaded, some of the important information in some games, including the RPG, was written elsewhere, such as on separate maps / posters, so they are looking to upload them and scan wherever possible. They got it too Also to chip in a super femicom manual section.
If you want to view through the entire library, or bookmark for future needs, It is available hereAlthough you can just Search the Internet archive for a specific game And it will come there too. And for some more action-packed as well as their manual collection Peebs is also working through the SNES library and trying to lose every single Twitch game. (In the last count he had only 47 to go!)