Where can I get Super NES roms?

Michael Mccann June 11, 2013
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I read a MakeUseOf article about how to play old school video games, it was cool, but do you know where I can get my hands on game ROMs? I have a fondness for super NES games, I know I can get emulators, but where are the ROMs for them?

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  1. Tim Brookes
    June 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

    As others have mentioned ROMs come with some legal problems, notably you're meant to own the original cartridge if you intend to download the ROM rip of it. So while downloading ROMs is perfectly legal to do, remember that you will be breaking the law by downloading ROMs you are not legally entitled to.

    You're not necessarily going to have the boys in blue knocking on your door, but you are breaking the law. As James said, legally contentious materials are usually found on torrent sites so I recommend trying those.

  2. James Bruce
    June 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    They would be illegal, so like all pirate content, you can find it on the PirateBay. It's entirely possible that if you change the start of the following URL to have two "t"s instead of two "x"s at the start, it may or may not lead you to a torrent containing 11,000 odd SNES roms. Perhaps.

    hxxp://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/7212992/Super_Nintendo_for_PC_(Every_SNES_Rom_N_Emu_EVER)_(11337_roms)

  3. ha14
    June 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

    if you join Super NES forum then perhaps you can get some games not available on web at least easily.

  4. DalSan M
    June 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Cool ROM is a great place for compatible games, but as a warning though, you must have purchased and own the original games for this to be legal. Generally, you do need to unzip the game files in order to pay the have, just open the zipped game from the emulator.

  5. Alan Wade
    June 11, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Try this site:
    http://coolrom.com/roms/snes/

    I dont know how good or bad it is as I havnt downloaded anything from them but worth a look.

  6. Junil Maharjan
    June 11, 2013 at 6:03 am
  7. Harshit J
    June 11, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Found many website providing SNES ROMS from a quick web search.
    Here are the top ones:

    http://coolrom.com/roms/snes/

    http://www.freeroms.com/snes.htm

    http://www.doperoms.com/roms/Super_Nintendo_Snes.html

  8. Michael Mccann
    June 11, 2013 at 3:15 am

    never mind.. found a site..

    • Tina Sieber
      June 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Which site did you find?

    • Michael Mccann
      June 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    • Chetan S
      June 12, 2013 at 5:38 am

      coolrom.com/roms/snes/?

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