A Twitch streamer turned archiver managed to upload the digital scans of manuals of all games SNES in English. Let’s find out all the details together.
An archivist has published all the SNES manuals in English online
The user, who calls himself online Peebs, has spent the past eight years trying out all SNES games on Twitch. However, while he was playing he noticed that there was no online resource that would provide a complete archive SNES game manuals.
After several years, Peebs completed their archive e made it available online for everyone.
Although the websites that allow users to download video game manuals are not new, it is rare for a resource to have access to one full set of manuals covering all games in a system’s library.
This is due to the fact that these sites generally rely on community-submitted scans and that the rarity of some games, especially those released only in Europe, means that for some titles the manuals have never been scanned.
Peebs said he completed his archive “after digging into the wayback machine for a couple of years, buying a scanner, making many good friends, and getting scans from nearly 100 people on the Internet.”
A few days ago, in early July, they then added a manual scan of 90 Minutes European Prime Goal, completing the project.
The total list of manuals is now 844 and, even if it is not “complete” in the strict sense of the term (because every game does not have a PAL and NTSC manual), it now represents all games with an English language version.
The Peebs site also contains a comprehensive list of English-language manuals for N64 e Virtual Boy. If you are curious you can consult theonline archive.