Versions & Emulators

NOT recommended for use:

  • Steam (and Nintendo DS) has all the useful glitches patched, and is generally very different from SNES.
  • PSX has extremely bad load times, and some important glitches are disabled.
  • WiiVC crashes frequently, possibly due to music emulation (SNES has these crashes as well, but it's far more rare). WiiVC has slightly incorrect ATB (behavior in battles), due to non-cycle-accurate emulation. It runs at 59.94 fps, which is slower than SNES (99.7% speed).
  • (The above may possibly apply to the SNES Classic)
  • MOST emulators run at 59.94 fps, and usually have incorrect ATB. Newer versions of [otherwise-recommended] emulators Bizhawk (bsnes v96+) and Snes9x (1.54+) have the ATB issue, coinciding with the addition of MSU-1 (custom music) support.

Recommended for Speedrunning:

  • SNES console (60.09 fps). Flashcarts (e.g. SD2Snes) and "repro" carts are allowed (no difference from original, except some minor graphical noise).
  • Bizhawk (zip) (bsnes v87), using "TAS Profile." Runs as fast as SNES (60.09 fps), and has minimal input lag.

Recommended for Practice:

  • Snes9x 1.51-rr (zip) is easy to use, lightweight, and is able to fast-forward at high speed (ATB emulation is confirmed accurate, but ONLY if the Cheat Menu is Disabled). It runs at 59.94 fps and does have a bit of input lag.
  • Bizhawk (zip) (bsnes v87 core), using "TAS Profile," is great for both runs and practice.
  • (The above 2 emulators have community savestate packs, input-recordings, and Lua scripts available. For the purpose of troubleshooting, if you share a state or input-recording using specifically Snes9x 1.51-rr, someone will very easily be able to check it out for you.)
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