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The Satellaview, BS-X BIOS cart, and 8M Memory Pack connected to a Super Famicom
Generation Fourth generation
Release date Japan April 23, 1995
Discontinued June 30, 2000
Predecessor Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Famicom)
Successor Nintendo 64DD

The Satellaview is a satellite modem add-on for Nintendo's Super Famicom system in Japan released in 1995. It was made in a joint effort between Nintendo and St.GIGA, the latter at the time being a popular satellite radio company. The Satellaview had features relatively comparable to Sega's Sega Channel service in North America, as the Satellaview allowed users to download games, news magazines, and articles from St.GIGA's servers. Satellaview could also stream Satellite Radio, which at times was used to play pop music, advertise, or allow people to listen to radio programs while playing games - for certain special games, particularly the games advertised as Soundlink, of which many of the Super Mario games showcased on it were, audio was played intentionally to go along with the gameplay and consisted of character voice acting and arranged game music. Satellaview was discontinued on June 30, 2000.

Super Mario games on the Satellaview[edit]

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These are Super Mario games released on the Satellaview.

A Japanese flyer for the Satellaview, featuring Mario

There are also games that are St. Giga-themed in which Super Mario characters have cameos and/or major roles:

Slideshows about Super Mario or with some content from the franchise:

Other appearances[edit]

There are also various magazine releases which have articles featuring Super Mario characters. A promotional flyer for the Satellaview features Mario in a spacesuit, which would later appear as an add-on outfit in the Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey on March 28, 2018, and in Mario Kart Tour as a separate playable variant that first appeared in the Space Tour, aptly going by the name of Mario (Satellaview).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サテラビュー
Satellaview; portmanteau of "satellite" and "view".

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