Gaming SNESticle source code (circa ~2004), is now released

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What is the importance of this release?




SNESticle was the much requested, much anticipated, much rumoured, but never released follow-up to NESticle, the legendary NES emulator programmed by Sardu and released by Bloodlust Software in 1997. Sardu instead went on to create the excellent Genecyst and Callus emulators and was eventually hired by Electronic Arts.


Years later, EA released Fight Night Round 2, a boxing game that is supposedly pretty good, but what is way more interesting is that the Gamecube version of it contains an emulated version of Nintendo's Super Punch-Out!! (exclamation marks part of the title, not for effect!!).


Data mining revealed the strings "SNESticle" and "Copyright (c) 1997-2004 Icer Addis" (Addis being Sardu's real name) on the game disc. This raises a lot of questions, perhaps most importantly (and unanswerably): did he really have SNESticle ready to go back in 1997 and then chose to sit on it just to spite the people who were bugging him for it? Or is the 1997 date just a joke, to spite the very same people now? Or is the whole thing a joke? Who knows, but it's clear that there is a working SNES emulator called SNESticle locked up inside Fight Night Round 2 and something has to be done about it!
 

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Mainly historical value. There are better emulators available. This one was just never proven to exist until now. It was reverse engineered from a hidden game on some random title.
 
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