The Game Diaries


The Continuing Story of Retro Editor Paul Monopoli’s Gaming Journey…

The Super Nintendo was about to make a big impact on my gaming life as James had acquired a Super Wildcard unit, something I was more that a little envious of. The Super Wildcard was a cartridge backup device for the Super Nintendo. It meant that James could hire a cartridge from video shop, bring it home, copy it to a 3 ½” disc, then return it the next day. There was a parallel port in the back of the unit that would allow the device to connect to a PC, though we were never able to figure out how that was supposed to work. I had a parallel cable, but I never found the software needed for the PC to interfere with the Wildcard.

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