The Satellaview add-on attached to the Super Famicom (SNES)
|Released||JP April, 1995|
|Predecessor||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
The Satellaview (サテラビュー Saterabyū?) was a Japan-Only add-on for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1995. The name "Satellaview" is assumed to be a portmanteau of the words "satellite" and "view". Satellaview was broadcast from April 23, 1995 to June 30, 2000. It continued receiving new games up until March 1999. It is unknown why the Satellaview never went international. The Satellaview was obviously planned in North America as the evidence is the unused expansion port at the bottom of the NTSC version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
The first game for the Satellaview is a remake to the first Zelda game called BS The Legend of Zelda. It was followed by BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets, which was based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Some games, such as the two BS Zelda games, featured a "Live Voice", where a "narrator" would guide and give helpful hints and advice to the players through the game. Because of the inclusion of the Live Voice, some of the games; like the two BS Zelda's could not be played at any time like the other BS-X games, but only during the set hours.
Video game consoles
| Home consoles|
Nintendo Entertainment System | Super Nintendo Entertainment System | Nintendo 64 | Nintendo 64DD | Nintendo GameCube | Wii | Wii U
Game Boy | Game Boy Color | Game Boy Advance (Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Micro) | Nintendo DS (DS Lite, DSI) | Nintendo 3DS
GameShark | Satellaview | Expansion Pak | CD-i | Wii Zapper