Gamer Leaves Super Nintendo on for 20 Years to Keep Save Game Data

By   /   Dec 31, 2015
Umihara Kawase on Super Nintendo

We do crazy stuff sometimes just to make sure that our love for the game isn’t restricted by anything; however, this guy from Japan went beyond the limits to do so. Just because he wanted to keep his saved game files for a title he loved, he kept his Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) running for not one or two but 20 years!

Even after managing to do that, he would have skipped the eyes of the community had he not shared photos on his console on his Twitter account where he wrote that he has kept a game called Umihara Kawase running for about 180,000 hours! Here’s a translation of his tweet:

Incidentally, I’m pretty sure my first generation Umihara Kawase, which has been on in the SNES for over 20 years, has been in operation for over 180,000 hours. If the power is tuned off, I’ll lose all my replay data. Probably.

Super Nintendo

According to Rocket News 24, this lesser known game came out in 1994 and back in those days the cartridges came with SRAM that would only keep a save file for as long as the lithium-ion batteries would stay charged. So the only way this guy had to preserve his replay data was to keep the Super Nintendo system running.

Although it might seem too much of toiling but this guy is certainly hardcore and his love for the game just didn’t let him risk losing the save files at any cost.

Looking at this in comparison with the technology that game consoles have now shows how far we have come, and how easy it is to do something that no one would even think of doing back in the days simply because of the effort it would require.

Anyhow, do you have Super Nintendo system? Is there a game on it that you might love as much as this guy loves Umihara Kawase?

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