The character which would eventually become Captain Falcon for the game F-Zero was originally conceived as a potential mascot for the SNES. F-Zero's designer, Takaya Imamura, revealed in an interview that "So I started thinking about a character who would match the colors of the Super Famicom controller, with some red and blue and yellow."
The SNES, like many electronic devices of its time, had its outer casing made from a type of plastic called acrylonitrite butadiene styrene, or ABS for short. To make the console more fire-resistant, a large amount of bromine (a naturally brown liquid) was added to the ABS mixture. When exposed to ultraviolet light and/or heat, the bromine breaks free to oxidize, causing the normally grey plastic to turn yellow over time.
In 1998, TranDirect Holding was planning to release a cartridge for the SNES to be used for online banking at home. The reason was because many households lacked a PC to do it from. The service was backed by Nintendo of America, and even would've come with a special SNES keyboard controller, however, it was never released.
A North American Super Nintendo isn't software region-locked. By carefully removing two stubs of plastic inside of the cartridge slot, a Super Famicom game can be inserted and played without issue.
Since the Super Nintendo wasn't powerful enough to emulate a GameBoy with software, the Super GameBoy actually contained all the hardware of a regular GameBoy except for the screen and buttons.
In Japan, Nintendo decided to ship the Super Famicom at night to avoid being robbed by the Yazuka.
The Multi-Purpose Arcade Combat Simulator (M.A.C.S.) was a shooting simulator developed by Sculptured Software and was made for the U.S. army to train shooting skills to soldiers. The simulator uses a light gun replica of a JÃ¤ger AP 74 and is far more accurate than the Super Scope.
British actor and comedian Rik Mayall appeared in several advertisements in the UK for the SNES, including "Super Mario All-Stars" and "Link's Awakening". He used the money he earned to buy a house in London which he nicknamed "Nintendo Towers". He also starred in the cartoon "King Arthur's Disasters" which included a familiar looking merchant, selling the main character a donkey named "Kong".
Early in its development, Nintendo planned on making the SNES backward compatible by having a second cartridge slot for NES games. Nintendo ultimately decided against it, as it would have made the SNES around $75 more expensive.