Continuing with the 90's theme, I'm going to move onto a personal favorite of mine, the Super Nintendo!
A Super Nintendo (top) and Super Famicom (bottom)
Now, unlike the Genesis, Japanese cartridges will fit in an American system, but there is a slight problem.
There are tabs in the US SNES's cartridge slot that prevent the Japanese carts from getting to the connector. There are two very easy methods to getting around this.
1. Simply break off the tabs in the slot by using needlenose pliers. This is the quickest and easiest method available, and should only take a few minutes to break the tabs and file them down so they are smooth. The safest way to do this is to use a 4.5 mm gamebit to open up the case so you can get to the slot easier. But if you're too cheap for $5, or too lazy to get one, you can just do it very carefully and try not to damage the connector. This method will only work on the US SNES, since cartridge slot on the Super Famicom is too small to fit an American cart.
2. Use a Game Genie to extend the cartridge slot.
Games of interest:
Ranma 1/2: Chougi Ranbu Hen (Ranma 1/2: Super Battle)
The Ganbare Goemon series
The Parodius series
Alright, that's it for this week. Come back Monday for a new post!