If you're weren't playing video games in the early to mid Nineties you were missing out. Because although many of the games have been remade or available via Nintendo's Virtual Console service you don't get the experience of picking up a glorious cardboard box in a shop, wincing when you saw it was £50 (the equivalent of a game costing nearly £100 now) and taking it home.
And this goes double if you were dedicated or savvy enough to be playing imported games. Not only did you get access to games that wouldn't be out in the UK for another year (if at all) you also got to enjoy far superior box art.
So if you missed out or want to relive those glorious days then a new book, out in May, is set to waggle your joypad. Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection is a lovingly compiled book bringing together the greatest art from the Super Nintendo's Japanese heyday.
To give you an exclusive preview we asked creator Stuart Brett for his ten favourites from this era and explain why they're so special.
You can pre-order the Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection at Bitmap Books.