- “The Satellaview is still one of the biggest oddities of Nintendo game history,” said a German Nintendo fan and Satellaview enthusiast who asked to be identified only by the online handle ChronoMoogle. “Many games are still unpreserved, hidden in memory packs floating through the Japanese retro game market.”
On June 30, 2000, the Satellaview broadcasts through which players could download new games ceased entirely. Many game historians and collectors feared that games and bits of content distributed exclusively through the Satellaview service would be lost forever.
But thanks to the extensive efforts of devoted fans and preservationists, steps are being taken to find—and restore—some of the most obscure pieces of Nintendo’s gaming history.
An interesting article talking about the history and downfall Stellaview, a satellite broadcast system for the Super Famicom (SNES), and how dedicated fans of the Stellaview are working tirelessly to preserve the games from being lost forever. Always love it when dedicated fans of something step up to preserve something they love.