Super NES Mouse
The Super NES Mouse and mouse pad
DeveloperNintendo
ManufacturerNintendo
TypeVideo game console peripheral
GenerationFourth generation
Release date
  • JP: July 14, 1992
  • NA: August 1992
  • EU: December 10, 1992
Introductory price$29.95
MediaInput device
RelatedSuper Nintendo Entertainment System

The Super NES Mouse, sold as the Super Famicom Mouse (スーパーファミコンマウス, Sūpā Famikon Mausu) in Japan, is a peripheral created by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in 1992, on July 14 in Japan, in August in North America, and on December 10 in Europe. Originally designed for use with the game Mario Paint, the Super NES Mouse was sold in a bundle with the game and included a plastic mouse pad. Soon after its introduction, several other titles were released with Mouse support.

Although this device closely resembles and mimics the functionality of a two-button computer mouse, it is smaller than most computer mice of the time and has a significantly shorter cord than the standard Super NES controller. Due to its proprietary connector it is not compatible with PCs' motherboards.

The Mario Paint and Mouse package sold more than 1 million units by March 1993.[1] In 2017, Hyperkin released the Hyper Click Mouse, an aftermarket Super NES mouse that utilizes optical motion detection in place of the rolling ball used in the original model.[2]

List of compatible games

The Super NES Mouse was supported by many games during its lifetime, and even by the Super Game Boy accessory.[3] Certain games released after the Mouse—such as Super Mario All-Stars, Tetris & Dr. Mario, Yoshi's Island, and Kirby Super Star—display a warning message indicating that the mouse is incompatible with that game.

This is an incomplete list of games that support the accessory:

References

  1. ^ "Nintendo earnings up 2 percent". United Press International (UPI). Redmond, Washington. 21 May 1993. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ Humphries, Matthew (June 29, 2017). "Hyperkin Launching an Optical Mouse for SNES". PCMAG. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Let's Get Technical" (PDF). GamePro. No. 66. IDG. January 1995. p. 14.
  4. ^ "Ultimate Gaming Previews". Video Games: The Ultimate Gaming Magazine. No. 66. L.F.P., Inc. July 1994. p. 68.
  5. ^ "Review Crew: Arkanoid: D.I.A.". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 102. Ziff Davis. January 1998. p. 155.
  6. ^ "It appears Majin Tensei was compatible with the Super NES Mouse". Reddit. 27 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Edge Prescreen". Edge. No. 1. Future plc. October 1993. p. 44.
  8. ^ Earth Angel (April 1995). "SNES Reviews - Pieces". GamePro. No. 69. IDG. p. 86.
  9. ^ Scarry Larry (February 1994). "SNES Reviews - T2: The Arcade Game". GamePro. No. 65. IDG. pp. 108–9.